August 24, 2016

Why You Should Visit Career Services as a Freshman

So, we all know that the main reason people go to college is so that they can land their "dream job/career". Which is true. We go to college so we can learn the skills and knowledge needed to get us on our way {because we do not know everything about our career when we graduate. That's when the real learning begins}. In today's society, it's not enough to have just a Bachelor's degree anymore, employers are looking for more. This is where career services comes in.

August 17, 2016

How I Use Google and IFTTT to Automate My Social Media

Being a full-time student, part-time worker, and blogger means that my time is stretched in many different directions, and that means that when I'm working on Creatively Lauren, I can only focus on tasks that are really going to help advance my blog and achieve my goals. Let me tell you, scheduling social media posts is NOT one of the things that I have time to spend doing. That is why I learned how to use IFTTT {If This, Then That} and Google Calendar.

August 10, 2016

What I've Learned Over the Past Two Years

On July 31, my blog officially turned two years old! In the past two years, I have learned a lot, and to be honest, I'm still learning A LOT. This blog has also gone in a very different direction than where I had wanted it to go two years earlier. To be honest, I didn't really know what I wanted two years ago, this was really just a place for me to write.

August 3, 2016

Blog Traffic Report | July

It's a new month and that means that it is time to review the traffic that Creatively Lauren has received over the past month! This month was more about me and having some time to myself. Matt and I took a week vacation this month and it was so awesome, but then worked pulled me straight back to reality this past weekend. It's crazy how things can change like that. Anyway, let's get into this month's traffic report!

July 25, 2016

What I've Learned From The Consistent Canva Course

*I was chosen to be a beta tester for Lindsey's e-course "Consistent Canva" course. I took this course beginning to end and all opinions are 100% my own. This post will be updated as new information about the course becomes available. As of right now, you can sign up for early notification and early bird pricing which I 100% recommend! 

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Today, I wanted to share with you why I believe every blogger should take the Consistent Canva e-course from Lindsey of Hazel Haven! So, Canva is a free design software, hosted on canva.com so there is no program for you to download. It is based in Australia {which is something I always forget} and has an amazing team behind them. Although Canva is free, which is all you need for this course, there is also Canva for Work, which is what I use. The price for Canva for Work is $9.95/month paid annually or $12.95/month paid monthly. I love Canva, I even wrote about why you should be using Canva for your blog post graphics. Now, I want to share why you need to take this course!

July 13, 2016

The Secrets Behind The Success of The Young Hopeful

Today I'm doing things a little differently on the blog. I wanted to share with you a guest post, which is not something that happens often here on Creatively Lauren. Today, I'm sharing a post written by Hope Young, founder of The Young Hopeful. She crafted this post detailing how she grew her little blog into a major hit in a year! I've watched Hope grow TYH, and even been a part of it, from when it was just a little college blog. I'm so proud of Hope and what she has done with her site. So after y'all read this, you need to go to her site and see what she has to offer! She is awesome, y'all will love her! So let's get to her secrets!!

July 12, 2016

How to Combat Senioritis

I hope y'all had a great weekend. It may be the middle of summer but I know that some students will be starting {or finishing} their senior year of college. With that exciting fact, comes the not-so-exciting issue of senioritis. Bleh! Senioritis is something that can get the best of students, but there are ways to combat it, you just have to keep at it for the year!

July 8, 2016

Why You Should Start a Blog

Today I wanted to talk about why you should start a blog. Even though it isn't always easy, I love Creatively Lauren and I love the opportunities that it has provided for me! I definitely think that if you want to start a blog, even if it is just for fun, then you should. You don't have to start a blog with the intention of making money. If you want to go for it, then do it!

July 5, 2016

Blog Traffic Report | June

We are already halfway through 2016! Can you believe it? Since June is over, it is time to share my blogging statistics from the past month! This month, I will admit I slacked a lot. I feel really bad about it. With the start of the second half of 2016, I'm looking to ramp back into high gear and get things off the ground!

June 29, 2016

Web Development and Design: Final Update

I have made it through my six weeks of class and I have come through on the other side! I'm so happy I've made it through, but I'm actually pretty bummed that it's already over! So I wanted to do a final update/check in and show you guys the final product of my web development and design class. I'm so proud of this project, however; I do hope to make it even better than it already is. Beware, this will probably be a long post because of all of the screenshots. I hope you like my site!

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