In creativity on
August 14, 2019

How To Be A Creator In A Consumption Focused World

This morning as I was doing my standard Instagram scroll, I got fed up. I love following other’s on Instagram, but it’s so easy to get lost in the app for hours. Before you know it, one post turns into five or one Instagram story turns into ten. I love that the internet has connected me to so many random people, but I know I could be better about the amount of consumption I do daily. Today, I wanted to sit down and make a list of things I could do to consume less and create more. I wanted to share those with you because I can’t be the only one struggling with this.

If you are a millennial like me or a member of Gen-Z, you’ve probably grown up consuming content on the internet. I consumed content before I ever thought about creating my own on the internet, and those consumption habits are hard to break. I have a feeling that we can break those habits if we put some thought behind what we do every day, though. This blog post isn’t about using the tools that Instagram or your phone has in place for limiting consumption. Those tools are cool, but I wanted to dig deeper than that on this post. So, let’s get started!

How To Be A Creator In A Consumption Focused World

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In college, fashion on
August 6, 2019

5 Fashion Tips Every College Student Needs To Know

Note: This post was sponsored by Kohl’s. Thanks for supporting the brands that make The Happy Arkansan possible.

When I was in college, one of my favorite parts of back to school was shopping for new clothes. I grew into my own fashion-wise in college, and I loved putting together outfits that were unique to me. Today I’ve partnered up with Kohl’s to share a few outfits that are perfect for back to school as well as five fashion tips I think all college students need to know. I know you will love the adorable outfits I picked.

I got to style some excellent pieces from Kohl’s SO line today. Kohl’s is running a fantastic back to school promotion right now. During this promotion, you can save $10 off your purchase of $50 at Kohl’s from 8/2-8/18. You can use this promotion to save money on the same SO items I am sharing in today’s post. Using this sale is a fantastic way to stretch your back to school budget further. There is so much to buy to get ready for back to school, so this is the perfect way to spend your money wisely.

5 Fashion Tips Every College Student Needs To Know

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In Travel on
July 29, 2019

Three Must Visit Civil Rights Museums In The United States

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that my family and I love to visit Civil Rights Museums. I always lived nearby one in Memphis, and that museum taught me so much about the movement. Over the years, I’ve had the chance to visit so many thought-provoking Civil Rights museums. Today’s list is not a list of all of the Civil Rights museums. I know there are many I haven’t gone to. Before you check out today’s article, I encourage you to check out the United States Civil Rights Trail. You may have an interesting museum in your backyard.

Three Must Visit Civil Rights Museums In The United States

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In Blogging on
July 24, 2019

12 Blogging Tips I Would Give To New Bloggers

I started the blog that would be known as The Happy Arkansan from my dorm room in November 2011. My blog has grown so much during those almost eight years. It’s honestly amazing to think about how far I’ve come on my blogging journey. Now, I receive around 40,000-50,000 page views per month, but that number was not always that high. This time last year, I only had around 46,000 pageviews from January-July. So far in 2019, I’ve received over 300,000 views. It’s insane to think about how much my blog has grown. I’m proud of the website I’ve built here.

Today, I wanted to share some blogging tips for new bloggers. The blogging scene has changed since I started blogging. I know I could talk about so many different topics to help new bloggers, but these tips came to mind first. If you are thinking of starting a blog, please read through these tips and use them as you grow your blog.

Note: This post contains affiliate links. Thanks for supporting the companies who make The Happy Arkansan possible.

12 Blogging Tips I Would Give To New Bloggers

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