Author Archives: Laura Providence

Fab Friday Finds #13 | The Native New Yawker

It’s been a while since I’ve done this series mostly because I wasn’t feeling the stuff that was going up on for the last few months. With Spring around the corner, I’m finally getting serious about the apartment renovations and of course doing a much needed Spring cleaning. This Spring, I’m looking to de-clutter and organize every aspect of my life, especially the apartment. Not to mention start honing down on the ‘look’ of the apartment, but cleaning comes first. This week I was finally impressed with some of the organizational products had to offer, I figured I’d share a few of my favorite finds this week. Do you redecorate your place for the Spring time?

1. Kalyana Jewelry Holder, $67 – I don’t even own that much jewelry, but I thought this holder was too cute. 2. Classic Chinatown Station, $199 – Because it’s in black & white.. and I’m a New Yorker. Duh. 3. French Bulldog Coin Bank, $46 4. Morelos Sideboard, $899 – If you haven’t figured it out by now I really have a thing for wood credenzas. 5. Skyline Bookends, 2Pk, White, $40 6. Ghanzi Handwoven Rug, Multri, 9×12, $999 – Really like the print & color of this rug. 7. Agnes Vase, 12cm, $33 8. Glasscape, Large, $140 – Been looking for the perfect vase to start my succulent garden in. This looks like it.

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.
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

2014 Blog Action Planner On Sale Now!

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

First, let me say Happy New Year. Yes, I know it’s literally 31 days into the New Year, but this is my first time blogging for 2014 so just let me rock.

I made a promise to myself to not touch this blog until I got the 2014 Blog Action Planner out, and 31 days after it was originally supposed to be released… here it is. Earlier this month the universe had played a cruel trick on me in the form of a corrupted InDesign file, forcing me to start the blog planner over from scratch. I don’t know if you’ve ever experienced completing something only to have it ruined almost immediately. Well, I got discouraged. I got upset. I took a day or two off. Had a few drinks and then got over it. Then, I started over.

After getting such a great response from the free Blog Content Planner, I was determined to create a full out blog planner to help others have all the tools they need to run a successful brand. What started out as a simple organizational planner, turned into a full on blogging workbook equipped with monthly objectives & strategies to tackle, as well as worksheets to further keep you on goal towards all your blogging goals.

So I present the 2014 Blog Action Planner!

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

The minimalist 2014 Blog Action Planner is the ultimate planner–we’re talking 270 pages–for any blogger no matter your level of experience. This blog planner helps you stay on track of all your blogging goals while providing everything you’ll need to manage a blog.

This planner has a monthly breakdown of goals to attack during the month, along with list of tools & resources to help further build your blog & readers. You’ll be able to organize post & post series, create content & promotional strategizes, as well as keep track of all paid opportunities & monthly stats.

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

But wait.. there’s more!

Purchasing this 2014 Blog Action Planner will also give you access into my exclusive Google+ community where you can connect & learn from other bloggers. This community is perfect for bloggers that have been wanting to give Google+ a try, and see how they can utilize it for their blogs. Come on over, engage with other bloggers and get a feel of the wonders called Google+.

Like the Blog Content Planner, this is another printable download. You can print these pages out at home or do what I did and take it to Staples & get it printed, bounded & even tabs added for only $34. I made sure to keep the Blog Planner in B&W to cut back on cost when printing. If you purchase the 2014 Blog Action Planner, let me know how you put yours together! I want to see pictures!

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