What Do You Love

What Do You Love

Art, Photography, Random, Social Media, Tech, Top of Mind, Travel, Whole 30, WordPress
What do you love? It's a simple question but it may be a little tougher for you to answer than you think. My motto is to "Live, Love, Laugh" but sometimes it's hard to remember when life gets in the way. Boy, does life get in the way! Lately I've been feeling a little blue. I can't explain it and there is no "real" reason to feel this way. I just do. (more…)
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Happy 1st Anniversary – A Year Of Blogging

Happy 1st Anniversary – A Year Of Blogging

Social Media, Tech, Top of Mind, Travel, Websites, Whole 30, WordPress
Happy 1st anniversary to my website!!! I was reminded today through Facebook memories that I had launched this website 1 year ago. Justine Pretorious - Live - Love - Laugh started out as a way for me to get into blogging about a variety of topics. I wanted to really show off my experiences with WordPress, social media, travel, food, and photography. (more…)
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Online Relationships – Are They Important?

Online Relationships – Are They Important?

Random, Social Media, Top of Mind, WordPress
I've always known that social media was a great way to connect to people I already knew. I didn't realize how great it was going to be to meet people I didn't know yet. As you know I moved to Portland about a year and half ago and that's when it really started to happen for me. I volunteered as the Social Media Manager for WordCamp Portland and I have met so many great people because of that one act. It was a stepping stone to really build online relationships through social media. Needless to say I have built friendships that I truly am thankful for. (more…)
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Carol Stephen & Her Take On TweetChats

Carol Stephen & Her Take On TweetChats

Social Media, Tech, Top of Mind
About year ago now I was invited to my first tweetchat. I had no idea what one was or what it was going to be like. I am thankful for that invite from Bridget Willard because it's a FANTASTIC resource! I have learned so much from participating in a tweetchat. I have even co-hosted one by providing the topic and questions. It's a great way to build relationships and learn from one another. (more…)
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How Did I Get Here

How Did I Get Here

Random, Social Media, Tech, Top of Mind, Uncategorized, Websites, WordPress
It's been a long winding road as an adult to make money and keep my artsy side alive. How did I get here? How It Began I found web development purely by accident. I was working at Sun Microsystems as an administrator. Managing schedules, creating presentations, event planning etc... when my manager challenged me to find something new to add to my skill sets. Luckily for me Sun had lot's of internal classes and at the time the internet had come into play. (more…)
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Social Media Is Social

Social Media Is Social

Social Media, Top of Mind
You may or may not know that I am a social media professional. Do I think I am an expert? Absolutely not! I don't actually think anyone is an expert because there is always something new to learn. Just like the web (my other professional side) social media is constantly changing and evolving. However, I do think there are some REALLY smart people out there that are doing social media right and you can learn from each and every one of them! (more…)
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To Regram Or Not To Regram

To Regram Or Not To Regram

Social Media, Tech, Top of Mind
To regram or not to regram that is the question. I have been pondering the discussions that came out of the #DigiBlogChat I participated in a couple of weeks ago about Instagram and regramming. The topic came up and further discussion was had by a few of us after the chat session on whether it is ok to regram. (more…)
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