Friday, October 15, 2021

3 Reasons Why Twitter Is My Blogs Best Friend

 
3 Reasons Why Twitter Is My Blogs Best Friend

If you don’t know it but twitter is my blogs best friend. When I started my blog in 2017 it got some traffic but not as much until I joined twitter in July. My blog BOOMED with traffic, it was unreal. Since then I have been using twitter regularly. I get tons more engagement then I ever did.  I check twitter at lest once a day, either morning or at night.
I recycle my blog posts and tag other RT accounts in my tweets. They help so much, I know for a fact that if I didn’t tag or mention them, my blog would not get the exposure that I do.
On my personal twitter, Sunburntaloe Fridays I do a Follow Friday Thread. I have these set up in advance so they are automatically sent out. This saves me so much time during the week. I have fallen in love with Later. I only wish I could add more then one twitter account to the free plan. I have two accounts so I can run my personal and RT account on Twitter. 
For my RT account that I manage, Bloggingbeesrt has daily threads throughout the week. We also have monthly chats that I have other bloggers host.
Here is a quick run down why twitter is my blogs best friend.
  1. Retweet accounts -They are a awesome way to promote and get the exposure for your blog. Also you meet and connect with other bloggers that are out there. I have found many favorite bloggers because of these accounts. Plus some accounts will have chats on set days and times.
  2. Threads- Threads are another way to find and connect with new blogs. Normally all you have to do is share your link, follow others and retweet the tweet. 
  3. Twitter chats- I wish I could participate in more twitter chats but I feel like i  always mess up the time zones. But I love joining and being part of the chats when I can.
If your already on twitter feel free to follow me and if you don’t that’s okay too. I hope you enjoyed reading!

3 Reasons Why Twitter Is My Blogs Best Friend

Monday, October 4, 2021

8 Summer Favorites



8 Summer Favorites

Well summer has been officially over now, which is hard to believe. We are now entering cooler weather and in to fall. Over the summer I found some new hobbies and interests that I never thought I would have or try.

Pomifrea I fell in love earlier this year with Pomifera. The healing body oil is amazing and does so much for dry skin. I use it after every time I shower and after every Dexcom (Continuous Glucose Monitor) and Omnipod/insulin pump change. Since the Dexcom stays attached to me for a full 10 days reading my blood sugar and the insulin pump is only 3 days.

Biker shorts Super comfy with pockets on both legs! I wore these a lot this summer and was prefect to carry both my phone and insulin pump. Fits true to size. 

Rebel Gypsy Wigs I started wearing wigs this February. I am attempting to grow out my pixie again and find that this is  helping with the temptation of cutting it. As of right now I have 34 wigs from The Rebel Gypsy and I love every single one. They have amazing customer service and great quality products. Not only does she have wigs but wig products, clothing, shoes, makeup and  so much more. She also goes live twice a week on Facebook and gives away a ton of prizes! 

Twitch Yearly this year I started streaming Animal Crossing for fun and enjoy it. I started streaming more in the summer, I do dream tours or decorate my island. I also stream other games too, like The Sims 4 and others. I don't have a set schedule yet but I will soon. Sometimes I will do dream tours on animal crossing with my niece while twitch. We have so much fun!

Dupe LV Checkered Bag Who doesn't love a nice big bag to throw everything in? Well made and pretty good for a dupe to the real thing without the price tag. 

Omnipod & Dexcom Both have been a game changer better control of my blood sugar. I absolutely love the Dexcom and being able to see what my blood sugar is and where its going all on my phone. Love it! Omnipod is a great tool for better management. It does a great job helping me with that but there is a learning curve. I can not wait for Omnipod 5 comes out next year. It will be even better with the ability to micro manage in the background and talk to the Dexcom. It will be able to help fix high blood sugar's and help prevent low blood sugar on its own. Instead of me doing all the micro managing, or trying to. 

4 Pieces Basic Crop Tank Tops This was a another staple this summer for clothing for me. They have many colors to pick from and loved how they fit. Fit's true to size. 

8 Summer favorites



8 Summer Favorites

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Level 13 as a Type 1 Diabetic





It's not something I would always touch on much, but I'm a Type 1 Diabetic for the last 13 years. I  found out at 18  in March of 2008. I have struggled so much since then and it has taken me until now to make peace with it. In those years I didn't always have the best control but I would do the very basics,  carb count-not always accurately, took insulin-not always on time, checked my blood sugar-only to eat and just winged it lot of times.  It was a mess. My A1C was always high, were talking 8-9 when we should be under 7-6. Right now it's a 9.4. Yikes. 

At my last endocrinologist appointment in march my Endo ask me if I was interested in an insulin pump or CGM and we please get you on a pump and cgm.   I told him yes I was interested. The only reason why I never did was because up until the last 3 years, I never had insurance. That is a whole other story. I was afraid to look into an insulin pump or cgm and be denied or have a crazy upfront cost. Because they are expensive.  My Endo gave me a list of insulin pumps and CGM's (continuous glucose monitor)  to research and to tell him what I wanted so he could start the paperwork. Two weeks later on St. Patricks Day I had the Dexcom G6 CGM to monitor my blood sugar 24/7. The insulin pump, I pick the OmniPod, took about a month later to start. 

I wish I had started so much sooner than later. But I wasn't ready and it took me a long time to realize that there is a difference with accepting and embracing it. I am seeing much better numbers during the night and day. I still have some areas that I have to adjust but my nights are looking great and consistent. Days are a little trickier but we are slowly getting there. Instead of running in the 200-300's all the time, I'm more like 160-180 which makes a huge difference.