Monthly Archives: February 2014

Period Panties | The Native New Yawker

Every now & then I’ll come across a Kickstarter project that I think is awesome & would love to back. Usually, I don’t. Mostly because I forget. There’s never really been a project that has made me say “That’s it. Where’s my wallet?”.. Well, not until my boyfriend showed me Period Panties. Period Panties was developed by a man (of course) as a way to not only know when it was that time of month for his girlfriend, but also as a way for ladies to feel a little bit better about themselves when Aunt Dot comes to visit. With Period Panties, you no longer have to dread wearing those ‘granny panties’ you keep hidden in the back of the drawers. What really caught my attention aside from the bright, colorful illustrations were the actual names given to the underwear, including: Bleeder of the Pack, Cunt Dracula, and Sour Puss. Hilarious. So I finally donated $100 to this project for all 10 pair… because they’re just too awesome to not have. The project has already surpassed its goal of $10K, raising almost $317K. There are still 8 left days to donate.

Is this something you’d back?

The Blog Critique 12 | The Native New Yawker

The Blog Critique #12: Gaining Followers & Promoting Engagement

It has literally been months since I’ve done a blog critique. Let me just thank all the bloggers that are still submitting their blogs for critique even after this series has gone on a mini hiatus. I’m slowly but surely going to make my way to everyone’s site.. eventually.

I’ve been thinking about switching the medium up for this post and turning it into a video series instead. I feel like some points could come across better via video than text, so we’ll see. So just don’t be surprised if you see one of the next critiques a video. Moving right along with today’s critique.

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Dating & Relationship Blog

Veronica is getting ready to approach her first full year of blogging as of March. When first setting up her blog, Veronica had two goals in mind: build traffic and reach out to women everywhere. Since she started blogging last year, she’s managed to pull in over 2000 unique visitors, but like all bloggers, she’s facing some challenges. Deeming me the “godmother” of better blogging, Veronica submitted her blog for critique to not only get my feedback on the aesthetics of her blog, but she wants to know what she can do to gain a following as well as promote people to leave comments on the site. Like I always say, *that default Godfather accent* you’ve come to the right place.

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How To Use A Google+ Community

Thank you to everyone who purchased the 2014 Blog Action Planner that went on sale on Friday. Over the weekend, I sent out invitations to the private Google+ Community for those who bought the planner. With Facebook becoming more strict with their algorithms and what content your readers actually get to see, a lot of people are migrating over to Google+.

I’ve been dabbling with it since the New Year, and I have to say I enjoy it more than Facebook. I made a quick Google+ Community Guide for my new members that I thought I’d share with you all, especially if you’ve been thinking about making the switch over. Feel free to share this on social networks like Pinterest. If you have any questions pertaining to Google+, leave them in the comments. Maybe I’ll make another quick guide for you!

How To Use A Google+ Community | The Native New Yawker

2014 Blog Action Planner, $12 | The Native New Yawker