When I launched this blog on April 17, I had a few goals in mind, but for the most part, I was walking into new territory and didn't know exactly what to expect. I'm still new to this blogging world, considering I've only been in it for just over 3 months. But y'all, I am so thankful for you. Anytime anyone reads my posts, sends me a message, comments, likes, shares, or does anything in regards to what I am putting out there, I am beyond grateful. I notice and appreciate it all, but I have to give special shoutouts to Mrs. Carol, Ms. Elinor, Russ, and my mom- thank you for being the all-time best sharers. Because of you, I am connecting with people and reaching goals that I wouldn't have, so THANK YOU! Special thanks to my loyal photographer too. :)
Because of all of you, I have reached my first goal! I have been accepted to the rewardStyle team!!!! If you're not a fashion blogger, there's a chance you have no idea what this is. rewardStyle is the first invitation-only content monetization platform for top tier digital style influencers and brands around the world. (I got that info off of their website.) The part of rewardStyle that you might be familiar with is LIKEtoKNOW.it, which is rewardStyle's ready-to-shop platform that makes content actionable for millions of socially-inspired shoppers worldwide. So many of the fashion bloggers I have been following for years are a part of the rewardStyle team, and it makes me feel a little more like a real blogger now that I have been accepted. :) There are around 11,000 people who are on this rewardStyle team, and I am so flattered to be one of them.
In a nutshell, rewardStyle is a platform that allows people to monetize and measure the influence of their content. LIKEtoKNOW.it makes it easy for people to shop images from Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, and across the web. And it takes people to the exact products that you are posting about. So, I will tag products in my Instagram pictures and LIKEtoKNOW.it will give you all the ready-to-shop details. You can get all these details through email and by downloading the LIKEtoKNOW.it app. When you screenshot or like a picture, you will get all of the details.
For a list of Frequently Asked Questions, click here. I have tried to explain the concept to Parker 100 times, and he is still confused. So hopefully reading those FAQs will take away any confusion you may have! I will be posting my first LIKEtoKNOW.it enabled picture on Instagram tonight (it will be the same picture I posted above- you know I had to choose an outfit with all of my favorite summer pieces), so if you like or screenshot it on Instagram, you will be able to get the ready to shop links delivered to your email or app. And you will also be able to see and shop popular items that other people on the rewardStyle team have posted! It is such a new and fun way to shop.
App or Email
I have had the LIKEtoKNOW.it app since it came out because I love seeing where other girls are finding their cute clothes, shoes, bags, jewelry, etc. Click here to download it. Plus, I like how everything is in one place with the app. I have my emails turned on, but I honestly don't read them. I prefer to shop the items in my app. You can go to your account, then into Email Preferences, and turn off all emails from LIKEtoKNOW.it. Or if you prefer to shop through your email, then keep them turned on!
Like or Screenshot
If you want to shop the items you see in pictures on Instagram, or if you just want to check out all of the details, you can "like" an Instagram photo or screenshot it. I typically use the like option, meaning I like pictures on Instagram of girls who are on the rewardStyle team, and then the pictures and details will pop up in the app. Plus, I know everyone appreciates likes on their photos, so it's a win-win situation! If you don't want to like pictures, then you can screenshot the pictures, and they will still pop up in your app with all of the details.
I cannot say thank you enough to all of you. I was so nervous and fearful when starting this blog. There was the fear of what people would think. Fear of failure. Fear of entering a whole new world that was so foreign to me. And y'all have been so unbelievably kind and wonderful. I have connected with so many people who I otherwise would not have, and I have loved every minute of this adventure. So thank you for your support! I am really excited about where this Art Fashion Fun journey is going.