Sunday, April 03, 2016

Spring Cleaning: Desk Junk Drawer

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I feel like my life is basically a back-and-forth dance between having my "ish" together and on point and everything being complete chaos and all over the place. It's either one or the other.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

A New Direction for Mo Explores

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I don't blog here very much anymore. At one point in my life I was blogging every. single. day. That's crazy to present day me, because now I can hardly think of one topic to write about a week!

These past 6 months, I've been concentrating most of my efforts toward my YouTube channel.  It seems to be working well, as I've finally passed 1K subscribers! It's not much, but it's been a slow and steady progression to that small milestone. It's helped me realized something I nearly forgot; I adore YouTube. I always have and I always will. I started off my online "career" so to speak on YouTube 6 years ago and YouTube is my endgame.

I'm here to say that I've made a few decisions.
1. I've decided that I'm going to put all my concentration on my YouTube channel.

2. I'm going to be switching my blog from creative, helpful and entertaining content (which will be going to my YouTube) to more of my personal thoughts, truths and reflections. Basically my blog will now be more of a public diary than a information hub.

3. I'm going to stop trying categorize, contain, niche and 'brand' myself as things I can't live up to being. I don't know really know what I'm doing with my online life, and that's OK. Now I just need to stop pretending I know what I'm doing.

I don't know for how long. I may write 3 more posts and never come back here again. I may only write this personal post, then go back to posting great content instead of personal thoughts. Why?

Because I am a human and I am allowed to change my mind. 

It's hard for me think of useful, entertaining or informative content for my blog that wouldn't be way way better on my YouTube channel and I'm just not about that over-lap life. Call me lazy, but I just don't see the point in creating a video on a topic, and then putting all that info in blog post form again. It's just repetitive and not even worth my time.

Hashtag ALL THE NOPES.

I know previously, I've said that ideally I would like to be a travel blogger. I still want to travel and I still want to put content about traveling online, but I'm just not there yet. I don't have the means to travel full time right now and I love my job and my life here in Arizona. I'm not saving as agressively as I set out to because I'm not sure that traveling full time is actually what I want.

I still want to travel as much as time and funds allow with my 9-5. I still hope one to plan my out of country trips. But like I said, I'm just not there yet. 

You guys have probably been able to tell that I've been all over the place with my "brand" and my content. Things have been changing and I've been trying to change Mo Explores along with it, so thanks to everyone who has been bearing with me. If it seems like I keep changing the concentration & genre of Mo Explores it's because I have been. If it seems like I don't really know what direction I'm going, it's because I don't. I'm tired of trying to categorize myself and my channel/blog when I'm not sure what I want in the long run.

So here's my plan:
I'm just going to run with it. 

All I know is that my passion lies with YouTube.
So for now I'll run with that.


If you're more interested in great content than my personal thoughts, feel free to click here and subscribe to my YouTube channel! 

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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Must Follow Instagram Accounts

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Who doesn't love Instagram? Their new algorithm may be causing a huge upset, but let's face it, we all still love IG. Today, I'm sharing a few of my faves, organized by categories! Check out my faves, below!


Sunday, March 13, 2016

Blogs vs Vlogs -- Which works best for you?

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Fun fact: Unlike most bloggers here on the interwebs, I started off as a YouTuber first. That's right. You caught me.

Today, I'll be covering a pros and cons list for both YouTube and Blogs. BUT FIRST...some back story...

Monday, February 22, 2016

Spring 2016 Bucket List

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It's been quite a while since I've posted here on my blog as I've mostly been trying to concentrate on my YouTube channel!  Things have changed a lot since I last was posting consistently and it's been really difficult for me to keep up with my 101 in 1001 list. So, I decided to start breaking down that list into smaller, more manageable lists!