#TechTuesday: Twitter Gets Rid of Custom Backgrounds

Have you noticed that your Twitter page has all of a sudden become very bright?

If you haven’t then you may want to take a look again, because Twitter has stripped us of our cool wallpapers and replaced them with a very bright (some are even calling it blinding) white wallpaper. And trust, people are not too happy about it.

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(They left blank space baby, I can’t write my name.)

When I noticed it last night, I didn’t really think much of it – but looking back,  I did have a pretty cool background image that I wish I would’ve saved. :-(

Wondering why Twitter has done this? Well, they haven’t made that reason completely clear. But according to Mashable, you are still able to see the custom background you once had when you click on individual tweets.

 

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(UPDATE: It’s now 3.5 years.)

Thoughts on this weird update? Hopefully, Twitter will provide us with the ability to express our background creativity soon and very soon. Let me know your thoughts by shouting me a holler in the comments below or sending me a tweet!

Until next #TechTuesday,

Chasity

MOAM Presents: #SummerSocial

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It’s that time again! 

Join me next Thursday, July 16th at BlackFinn AmeriPub for the second installment of #SummerSocial, a networking event that dedicated to connecting and empowering young professionals who are eager to make change in their communities.

This month, I’m excited to have MOAM Jeff Tribble, Executive Director of The MusicanShip, join us to share how he has been able to travel the world and thrive professionally.

One question I want you to think about for next week:

If you could craft your dream career, what would it be?
Is there anything holding you back from fully pursing it?

You can RSVP by clicking here, and please spread the word as far and wide as possible!

Any questions or concerns? Tweet me or leave a comment below.

See you there!

-C

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3 More Ways You Should Be Promoting Your Blog Posts

Happy Wednesday!

As many of you know, I absolutely love to double-tap, tweet and get my Snapchat on — but blogging is life. There’s nothing like sitting behind the keyboard and typing your thoughts away, with heavy the anticipation of what people will think of your crafted words.

What happens after you click “publish” though? Sure, you share the post with your family and friends on Facebook, screen cap the post for Instagram and share it for your Twitter followers. But did you know that there are other ways you can promote your posts to get more eyeballs to your site? After I click publish in WordPress, I go through a promotion ritual that includes sharing my post on a total of six social networks to increase engagement.

Check out these three additional ways I use to promote my blog posts. Let me know what you think!

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Millennial on a Mission: Jennifer Greenhill

Happy July, millennials!

This week’s Millennial on a Mission is a collaborative writer who looks to bring the conversations of our generation to live through writing. Her current project, for everyone | from millennials, will be a collection of writings by millennials surrounding eighteen different topics.

Ladies and gentlemen, I’d like for you to meet Jennifer Greenhill.

Hailing from Prince George’s County, Maryland, Jennifer graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in business administration and currently works as an Executive Assistant with an award-winning private equity firm headquartered in Washington, D.C.

CC: What inspired you to pursue your choice of career? What challenges have you faced in building your business/brand, and what have you learned from them?

JG: As a sibling to three sisters, I have developed in an environment that has prompted me to help and assist others on a daily basis. Career-wise, I enjoy conducting the day-to-day tasks the firm requires to effectively operate. On the other hand, my love is to write! In less than 140 characters, I am a collaborative writer who explores the small conversations of the world and transform them into literary works. The most challenging part of it all is to stay self-motivated to complete whatever literary project I am working on at the time in a timely manner.

To Jennifer, a Millennial on a Mission is someone who lives in the present fully and consciously. “I believe if everyone adopts that principle, the energy we contribute to this world and to each other will immensely make us charge toward positivity,” she says. One piece of advice she would give to her millennial peers? Never give up. It’s okay to take a slower pace and a less traveled road — just never give up.” 

To learn more about Jennifer’s other writing projects, visit her website and follow her on Twitter and Instagram

 

 

 

 

RE-CAP- Lessons Learned at #MCON 2015

RE-CAP – #MCON 2015: The Power of Influence

Last week while visiting Chicago, I had the wonderful opportunity to attend MCON 2015. #MCON is an opportunity for corporate, nonprofit and public leaders to gather and discuss current movements that are shaping the way we think about our world from the perspective of art, media and business.

Set in the Museum of Contemporary Art in the heart of Downtown Chicago, it was a cool experience to explore my hometown and learn from thought leaders about the power of influence in the areas of social media, philanthropy, civic activism and more. While there was so much amazing information shared within the two-day affair, below are a few important gems that left me feeling inspired and empowered to move forward:

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1. Create a personal manifesto that gets you excited to live your purpose each and every day.  Artist Stephen Kenn kicked off #MCON by sharing this powerful statement that has really inspired me to take step back and re-evaluate how I want to leave my mark on the world. During his presentation, he spoke about how he started his business with his wife four years ago in which he designs and manufactures furniture in Los Angeles, California. He also shared obstacles he had to overcome, how his faith really sustained him through those tough times and what he hopes to achieve next. “Great art is the manifestation of conviction,” Stephen said. He also encouraged the audience to “fight comparison and discover your greater narrative.”

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Millennial On A Mission: Saranah Holmes

Happy Monday, friends!

This week’s Millennial on a Mission is a young lady who is passionate about entrepreneurship and doing good. Her platform, Daily Do Good, encourages millennials to “spread kindness one person at a time, one day at a time.” Based in Washington, D.C., Daily Do Good (which recently raised $10,000congrats!) is fostering an online community of do-gooders who want to incite change in The Nation’s Capital though volunteering and philanthropy.

I’d like for you to meet Saranah Holmes.

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Born and raised in San Francisco, California, Saranah feels fortunate to have been brought up in a city so rich in culture. “I studied health science at San Jose State University and loved my time there,” she recalls. “The school had roughly 24,000 students, but I never felt like a little fish in a big pond.” Saranah then continued on to get her Masters in Public Health from the George Washington University. “My graduate experience was memorable, but I chose not to continue with a career in public health. Instead, I followed a path towards development, being an executive assistant and most recently an entrepreneur.”

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RE-CAP: Millennial on a Mission Presents #SummerSocial

Whoo, it’s been quite a week!

Last Friday, I had the awesome opportunity to get together with some awesome millennials over drinks, yummy appetizers and great conversation at BlackFinn AmeriPub.

The first installation of Millennial on a Mission‘s #SummerSocial was so awesome! Her Way‘s Sherry Williams shared her amazing insight on using social media to ignite her personal brand and encourage attendees to use it as a tool to bring online relationships offline.

Check out a few photos (shot by Caroline Lodewick) from last week’s event and mark your calendars for the next #SummerSocial on July 16th!

Thanks again to everyone for coming out!

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