What’s Happening on Instagram?

Lately, I’ve been wondering what’s happening on Instagram. There seem to be a few changes in how you use certain things like stories on the platform as well; as the algorithm. I’ll just flat out say it. I’m not a fan of change. They’ve changed the way I would typically use the stories on IG, that really doesn’t make me happy because now I have to figure out a new way to create the way I normally do, without the tools I had before.

I’ve also noticed that there has been a change in viewership on my account when it comes to stories. Viewership has completely gone down, now I’m struggling to get those views back up.

I was completely frustrated with IG for a while. Since I’m having a hard time trying to get my views back up, I simply told myself that I can’t worry about that anymore. I was ready to quit IG and go back to using Snapchat.

I’ve decided that I will stick around on IG because I don’t want to just abandon my account after putting so much effort and time into it. I did, however, decide to switch my account to a creator account so I would have more access to analytics, to see how well my content and account is performing. I did notice that after changing my account my viewership has gone down a little more. I’m working my way back to posting consistently on my account. I fell off a little and now I don’t see the engagement I was getting before. I’m trying to establish a new posting time since my old one is not working for me anymore.

That’s what happens when you stop being consistent. I have faith that I can get back to where I use to be. I just need to stay on task and plan ahead. I am curious to know what’s happening on Instagram? If you use Instagram daily

Tell me have you noticed any changes to the platform since the last update? Has this update put a snag in how you use the platform?

Sound off in the comments below.

Ladies, I Know You Can Relate.

Today is October 16, 2019. I’m sitting on my sofa as I watch the trees blow in the wind. It’s a wet and rainy morning, although all signs of rain and wet weather should be dried up by this afternoon, as today’s temperature reaches the 70’s. I’m drinking my cup of tea and I’m enjoying it with a tasty banana nut muffin. All I really want to do is get right into the bed. At least that was my initial goal for this morning.

Once I got Jiya off to school, I knew I could relax a bit. After making my tea and taking the time to sit down on the sofa, I immediately finished adding to my Instagram story. I also knew that I wanted to work on a new blog post. To tell you the truth the way I’m feeling, I really don’t want to do anything at all. In the back of my mind my inner voice is telling me to get in the bed but for some reason, I just haven’t. I have the worst headache ever.

I’ll just come out and say it, it’s that time of the month.

I’m bloated and gassy not to mention I’m having stomach cramps. I have my blanket covering me while I drink my tea. I have this chill that I just can’t shake. I really need to put on my pj’s and take some ibuprofen.

It seems like some months are worse off than others. October is the month for me; because it’s rare that I have really bad days when it comes to my menstrual cycle. Cramps always come with the package but constant headaches, chills, etc…. it’s hard to deal with.

I can honestly say that I don’t usually feel like I just want to curl up in a ball and sleep the day away. That’s exactly how I’ve been feeling these last couple of days. It also seems like I’ve been sleeping heavier as well, but it’s also been some good sleep. I don’t like feeling sluggish when I have things to do or have to go to work. I can’t wait to reach the end of my cycle. I’m sure some of you ladies can relate.

Many women experience slight variations of symptoms when it comes to your menstrual cycle. I also know that some women have it really bad every month versus every other month or once in a while. This morning I really felt like I needed a hot water bottle or heating pad just for my stomach. That’s how bad I felt. Wishing I could just lay in the bed all day long. Reality check… I know that’s not possible. My cycle alternates between being heavy one month and lite the next. That also means my pain is different. Usually, I deal with a lot of flatulence, gross I know; but I’m human.

I can’t believe that when I was a kid, I couldn’t wait to get my menses. I remember my mother telling me, no baby, you don’t want that. I remember telling her yes I do. Now that I’m grown, I know why she said that. I understand where my mother was coming from.

What was I thinking, lol? Although we hate having to deal with our menstrual cycle every month there are some benefits to having it.

1. Your menstrual cycle can warn you about your future diseases. As women, we are very observant. The menstrual blood’s, color, length, and odor can offer hints about your medical condition.

2. Your period can make you beautiful. After a few days, the estrogen level is high, which releases endorphins that make you feel happy, alert and in the mood. The rise in estrogen makes you feel more attractive and feminine. Your face will glow and look soft and smooth.

3. Your period helps you enjoy a different level of sexual experience. According to doctors sex on your period is medically ok. When a woman is menstruating her libido is much more enhanced and getting your period helps to achieve orgasms too because your genital area is tender and sensitive.

4. Your period naturally cleanses you. Detoxing has become very popular, but menstruation itself is a natural cleanser. Your cycle is your body’s own way of cleansing flushing out toxins naturally without taking something in. During your period your body eliminates excess iron which helps in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.

5. Your period helps you live longer. Your period slows down the aging process. Whenever you are menstruating, your body discharges iron, one of the major reasons why your period makes you young and why most women have a longer lifespan than men.

I hope you enjoyed today’s post. and the 5 benefits I shared with you. Hopefully, you walked away learning something new from https://www.anigan.com/blogs/blog-posts/most-essential-benefits-of-your-period written by Teya Janelle. Share with me some of your tips for that time of the month. Sound off in the comments and lets chit chat.

Thanks for hanging out with me and until next time, I’ll see you around the blogs.

Five Ways To Keep Warm This Winter.

Hi guys, I hope you are all doing fantastic.

I thought I’d share a few ways to keep warm this winter with you. I can’t stand the cold weather at all. I truly dislike being cold. Feel free to Sound off in the comments if you agree or disagree with what I’m sharing. If you disagree share with me your tips on how to keep warm during the winter.

Although winter doesn’t officially begin until December 21 or 22, we can still use these tips right now. As the first week of November comes to an end and we enter week two, the weather is about to get colder. So here is my very first tip for you.

1. Layers

While we have to endure the cold weather, layering up is a good solution to keeping warm. I believe in wearing layers. I usually like to buy up a few pairs of fleece-lined tights, thermal socks, sweatshirts or fleece sweaters. To some of you, this may seem like a lot. I’m not saying that you need to have all these things, but this is what I prefer to have especially when I’m working. Since sometimes I work outside and as I stated before I don’t like being cold.

2. Chili

Who doesn’t love chili? This is one of my family’s favorite dishes to make. Chili can be a hearty dish and it’s hot. The best way to enjoy chili is during winter months. When I make chili at home, I’m always requested to make a batch for my sister and her family. Do your self a favor this winter and make a pot chili, call over some family members and enjoy a little family fun time. This is a perfect way to stay warm this winter.

3. Cuddling

spending time with your significant other is a wonderful feeling and cuddling is a great way to stay warm this winter. Whether if it’s enjoying some cuddling time in bed or if you are cuddled up together on the sofa while enjoying a movie together. Cuddling keeps you warm.

4. Blankets

I love fuzzy blankets to keep warm while I’m at home. When I’m relaxing on the sofa reading a book or watching a movie. Heated blankets are great as well. I say stock up on some soft and warm throw blankets. Totally great for relaxing and covering up when it’s chilly. This time of year the stores are packed with cute and fuzzy blankets. I’m actually thinking about picking up a few more to have around the house.

5. Sex

Yes, sex is a great way to keep warm. Spending quality time and making love is a sure way to make your body temperature rise. Your adrenaline is pumping and you may even be a little sweaty, but I’m positive you’ll feel very hot and warm after this workout.

Bonus Tip

Wine

Wine is also a good way to keep warm this winter. I’m suggesting wine but you can choose your favorite alcoholic beverage. Alcohol makes your body feel warm. Please drink responsibly. Now whether you go out with some friends or enjoy a glass of wine at home like usually do, I think this makes a great tip for staying warm.

Now, remember these are just some of my suggestions, things that I like to do. Please feel free as I stated at the beginning of this post to share with me some of the ways you keep warm during the winter months. I’d love to hear all about them so sound off in the comments below.

Fright Fest

Hi guys, thanks for hanging with me. If your a new reader or subscriber and you’re checking out my blog for the first time. Let me say thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoy what you read.

Last weekend we went to Fright Fest at Six Flags over Georgia. So every October I like to plan activities with my family. This year we had Six Flags season passes, and I wanted to make sure that we attended fright fest. In the past, we’ve always missed our chance to go. I was not about to let that happen this year.

Missing one too many chances to attend fright-fest just wasn’t going down again.

I will admit that we had fun but I’m not sure if I’d want to go back to fright fest and pay for the haunted house attractions. Some of the lines were really long and honestly, the haunts were ok but not awesome. Not to mention in one of the attractions I got slapped in the face with wack a mole thing one of the actors had. I was seriously upset and pissed off. He ended up knocking my glasses off my face and I got hit really hard. My nose and between my eyes were bothering me for a while until the pain subsided.

I definitely wouldn’t pay money again for that. My sister and her family agreed. I would much rather have spent money to go to Nether World, which is one of the top-rated haunted house attractions in Georgia. As we approached the next few haunts I asked each person at the door if I would get hit by one of the actors since I ended up getting hit at the last attraction. At each attraction, they tell you before you go in that you cannot hit the actors. I needed to make sure that the actors weren’t going to hit me. I was already prepared if I was hit again someone was about to feel my wrath with these fists 👊 of mine.

We arrived later than we planned at Six Flags, so we were a little worried about not being able to visit all five haunts that we paid money for. I will say that it all worked out in our favor. We made it through all haunted house attractions with the exception of one. We stood in line for the last haunt and the line was extremely long. As we waited we started to feel little drops of rain. Before we knew it; it really started pouring down. We all decided that we were done and ready to go get something to eat and go home. Once the rain started coming down most people got out of the line and started making their way to the front of the park. Basically, everyone had the same idea, they all realized it was time to go.

With that being said the parking lot was crowded with everyone trying to leave. Once we made our way to the parkway to head back on our side of town, we were debating what we wanted to eat. By this time it was really late and not too many things were open at that time of the morning. We ended up going to Steak ‘n Shake and grab a bite to eat before heading home. That Day felt like a really long one for me. I couldn’t wait to get home, put on my pajamas and crawl into the bed. I will say we all did enjoy ourselves with the exception of me getting hit in the face. I can finally say that I’ve made it to freight fest. I will never pay money for any of their haunted house attractions again, but I will come back to fright fest as something to do with the family.

Have you ever been to Fright Fest? What was your experience like? Sound off in the comments below