We Won ! ! ! :: Poshmark’s Heart and Hustle Grant

We Won ! ! ! :: Poshmark’s Heart and Hustle Grant

Yay….Yay…Yay..did I say Yay?

Gosh I can’t express how good this feels to win my first business grant. It’s my first big reward for such a careful effort to grow MCGLAMOROUS. To begin, let me say how much I enjoy re-selling, but mostly creating my own ideas and art to sell.

Here’s the cool deal. Poshmark holds you up to do it. In a world gone mad, they are a gust of encouraging wind in the sails of the McGlamorous ship! We have been working since 2013, even from a sick bed, sharing, giving, researching, you name it, to get it all out. This has come at the perfect timing, and with God’s help, of course.

Each seasonal cycle within the four seasons, Poshmark gives away a Heart & Hustle grant to sellers with a certain number or more of sales between time periods. I thought about this, tried it the first go round, but did not get my link correct. Disappointed, I decided to think again about entering, tried again, and got picked! The timing was just perfect, as I knew that I would be relocating the home-based business. Extra support was a true blessing, but mostly the inspiration of getting visions and dreams out there is a free-ing, wonderful feeling.

So what’s next?

Well…Onward! We keep creating, keep writing, keep dreaming. We are currently preparing a newsletter you can subscribe to, and are adding all sorts of different categories to the jewelry including Tropicals, Celestial, and more.

That is the wind in the sails. I just wanted to share the good news. Please pass it on, and Thank you for your business and support.

If this post has helped you in  any way, please share to others. You can also receive a $10 discount on Poshmark when you sign up using code MCGLAMOROUS, and $5 off for signing up on Kidizen with code riy3u.

Social Streamline :: Media Tools To Help Make You a Star

Social Streamline :: Media Tools To Help Make You a Star

There are no rules. Everything is all over the place! This is a funny but true thought describing the current state of social media, but you can never go wrong with a pretty visual. A few friends have asked me for some of the tools I use with Poshmark, or Instagram. I came across a great article that I wanted to summarize. Some of these I have not tried, but most I have. I am learning with you so here it goes :

Canva was first on the list and I can agree that I enjoy it for design. It is pretty easy and the fonts are great. Your can create ads, posts for different platforms and sizes, covers, or cards. It is mostly free, which is a bonus too.

On a side note, I would like to add Typorama to the mix. I love this one, too. It has great designs pre-made and I love the graphics and pictures in this app.

 

Combin for Instagram growth was listed, although I have not experimented with this one or delved enough into marketing time for Instagram yet to approve or disapprove. The author stated that they have tested and researched several tools for the app and this one stands out in their mind. We may like to give it a try. It is reported as simple to use because it allows you to manage Instagram from your PC, something I like already.

Instagram’s algorithm has probably changed as I write this, so being active on the account is more important than before. According to this article, posting a lot of content wont do it all anymore, instead interacting with followers and new accounts is the key. If Instagram is your thing, this may be your best bet for a platform.

 

Buffer for scheduling. I’ve gone crazy deciding on these kinds of apps. There are a lot out there.  They say that scheduling your content is really the key to doing social media on a bigger scale. Guess that is why I am a bit behind It would be great to produce bulk content and not have to worry. This ideally would be even a week’s worth if content scheduled to go out at one time. Wow. If you work mainly on Instagram, Later and Hopper are options, but in the meantime Buffer is a favorite.

 

Grammarly for avoiding embarrassing copy mistakes. See, I even needed it for that word! Seriously though, this Is one of my favorites because I am reviewing language basics and learning at the same time with this program. It is quite helpful and needs no introduction, Like me, if you write fast and tend to misspell words, this is your friend. The free version is flexible, but if you are serious about writing copy, the paid version may be worth the money.

 

Thanks for reading the article. I hope it has helped in some way. I am an artist who works enough in IT to be a little dangerous. Please share with your friends and feel free To contact me for related questions.

 

~ McGlamorous

Crazy Socks Tap ™️ :: How to Tap Dance :: The Shim Sham

Crazy Socks Tap ™️ :: How to Tap Dance :: The Shim Sham

Definition ::

Shim Sham :: An early tap movement that has endured many years and is still used extensively.

Measure / Count /  Movement

8 and – Shuffle R – Step R

2 and – Shuffle L

3 – Step L

4 and – Shuffle R

5 and – Ball change R-L

6 and – Shuffle R

7 – Step R

 

Thanks for dancing with me! Please subscribe to my YouTube channel at TheAMcGlamorous. Stay tuned for more updates and tap steps soon. Donate to it site using the Pay Pal link…if you wish…Oh, and please share.

 

~ McGlamorous

It’s Just { Beautiful } Hot Air

It’s Just { Beautiful } Hot Air

It’s Just { Beautiful } Hot Air

 

This year I was grateful to finally experience the joy of the annual Hot Air Balloon Event, a vein of our town’s Watermelon Festival. This was a big deal to me as I have never seen them up close and personal. It reminded me of a huge birthday party as I watched them slowly hover over the city’s landscape. They seemed to float through the air like colorful jellyfish in a sea of air, bobbing up and down for a rest now and then. Like sleeping giants, they rose with the sounds of a fire breathing dragon as their power. Flashback Wizard of Oz…Where were the going? When would the return ? It didn’t matter at the moment as long as you stayed lost in the magic.

Imagine my surprise as I left the park and headed back to a my Aunt and Uncle’s house and saw them descending for a photo op in the field right in front of the house. Double jackpot blessing!

 

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Stairway to Heaven Balloon

The sun was setting and lighting was magical enough to catch some shots. We were also trying to remember songs like Up Up and Away in my Beautiful Balloon as we took photo video ops.

 

All in all, it’s just beautiful hot air…..Here are a few for the sharing ::

 

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My Personal Favorite :: The Balloon and the Moon

 

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Sleeping Giant

 

~ McGlamorous

 

 

I Love Color

I Love Color

I Love Color

 

A cool photo that requires a little rhyme…

 

I Love Color

 

I love color.

And wonder how it can be,

That a never ending blue sky

Can bring such joy to me.

 

A flame above a candlestick,

That flickers blue and red.

Colors in my garden.

Colors in my head.

 

A name for every color,

Time held, tried, and true.

A gift to every one of us,

Especially for you.

 

~Alison McGlamry