The Hookup On: Helping Me Reach My Goal

Hey all!

Here’s another plea for you! So on my fall bucket list, I goaled myself to reach 1,500 WordPress followers by the end of fall. Now that we’ve gotten past the first week in December, I realized I need a little help reaching that goal! The last day of fall is December 20th (well, technically).

Currently I am at 1,461 followers – close but far! You guys have gotten me up like 15 followers in a week which is AMAZING! So if you’ve ever felt like reblogging, linking back to me, or whatever – now would be a great time! I want to reach new audiences and get involved with as many people as possible.

Thanks in advance for all your help!

Xoxo

Rosie

Updated Fall Bucket List

My fall bucket list a little less heavy than my summer one, because work picks up and holidays are busy. But see below for my fall bucket list! I’ve added a couple of new things and have a lot more to get done – the next coming weeks will be very busy for me 🙂

        1. Go pumpkin picking
        2. Go apple picking
        3. Bake apple things
        4. Visit Washington D.C.
        5. Go to 3 concerts
        6. Put together a dope Halloween costume
        7. Get in better physical shape
        8. Get a new ear piercing
        9. Learn to knit/crochet something new
        10. Save money!!
        11. Reach 2,200 Instagram followers
        12. Reach 1,500 WordPress followers
        13. Make more time for friends
        14. Become more involved at work
        15. Bake pumpkin seeds
        16. Watch 13 Halloween movies
        17. Be happy

Let me know if you have anything you want to do this fall or if you have any ideas for me to add to my list🙂

I Want To Follow You on Instagram!

Hey guys!

So one of my goals for 2016 is to increase my branding on social media. I see that some of you post your Instagrams on the bottom of your blog posts and I have given you a follow.

But I would like to be able to reach more of you through Instagram so I can not only enjoy your words, but also your beautiful pictures 🙂

You can follow me on instagram at www.instagram.com/rosieeek or @rosieeek

I will, of course, follow back. Or if you want you can just drop your insta name in the comments and I’ll give you a follow!

Have a great Tuesday! 🙂

xoxo

Rosie

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The Internet Is Making Us Lonely

Likes, favorites, retweets, comments, and all those weird emotion things Facebook just added.

We live for instant gratification. It’s not because we’re selfish, it’s because of the Internet. It’s because we not only have to look great in person but we also have to look great online. There is more than one impression to make and you never know when you are going to have to make it. You know when you’re going out to a bar to meet up with all your friends and look for cute guys. But, you never know when someone’s going to request you as a friend on Facebook or follow you on Insta. You could make a great first impression in person, but might totally bomb when your first impression online is break up quotes and pictures of wine.

It always looks like everyone else is having so much fun. They add all of their vacation pictures to an album for the world to see. They Instagram the amazing brunch they’re having that Saturday morning. They’re tweeting about the great party they want to. And you’re in your bed eating ice cream and talking to your dog, throwing out likes to everyone and wishing you were invited.

You can see all your friends and all of your “friends” having a life without you. Even when you do go out and have fun, it’s not gratifying because there’s always someone else doing something else. Someone who has more likes on their picture or chose a better filter.

The Internet is a lonely place. Everyone’s searching for instant gratification but no one is willing to reach out.

No matter how many followers I have, I still get lonely. The Internet doesn’t offer you a true “good job” and pat on the back when you get a promotion. The Internet doesn’t offer you sincere condolences and a hug when someone dies. The Internet doesn’t cry from laughing at your jokes or binge eat pizza with you when you’re sad. But still we avoid people and face to face interaction. We still flock to the Internet to show everyone how happy we are when we are, in fact, completely lonely.

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Thank You And Happy VDay WordPress!

When I was young I always loved Valentine’s Day. I would wear shirts with little hearts on them and hand out little cards and candy.

When I was in a relationship it was just another day to remind my boyfriend I loved him. When that relationship ended, I couldn’t stand the day. I sobbed and spent $40 on pizza the first Valentine’s Day without him.

But I’ve grown and moved on from that and many of my followers have been with me through the ups and downs. Thanks to all of you, I reached my goal to get 500 followers by Valentine’s Day 🙂  
I honestly can’t thank you all enough for  the reblogs and help you have given me along the way. I plan to write a post soon that links back to all of the people who have really supported me. This blog and interacting in the community makes me so genuinely happy.

 

Thank you again to everyone who has helped me and hello to all of my new followers! I hope you all have the most wonderful Valentine’s Day – whether you’re in a relationship or single. You are loved and appreciated, never forget that :)❤️

Xoxo

Rosie 

  

WordPress, Will You Be My Valentine?

Updated 1/29; Updated again 2/10

So, Valentine’s Day is a few days away. It’s pretty apparent that I’m going to be single this Valentine’s Day. I’m not too upset about it, it’s just an opportunity to treat yo self.

I’ve been writing down goals for myself recently. By the end of January, I hoped for 400 followers on WordPress.

Before January even ended I reached 421 followers 🙂 I couldn’t have done it without the people who have reblogged me. I don’t know why I’m always surprised by the generosity and kindness of the blogging community – probably because it’s so hard to come by in the real world. So from the bottom of my heart, thank you so much to those blogs who have promoted me. As a writer, I hate when words can’t express how I feel lol but just know I can’t put into words how thankful I am.

By Valentine’s Day, my goal is for 500 followers.
So, if you want to get me a Valentine’s Day present – this is what you can do! If you have ever given a small thought to reblogging me, linking back to Hookup Culture, or promoting my blog – now would be an awesome time 🙂 I am currently at 487 followers – only 13 away from my goal!

I’ve  been working really hard on building my following and I am soooo thankful for all the new bloggers that have come into my life recently, as well as the ones I have been in contact with from the beginning. I believe that 500 is a pretty big reach for me, but with hard work and your help maybe I can give myself the ultimate Valentine’s Day present. Which is 500 of you beautiful people following my blog!

If you have any goals written for your blog – let me know if I can help you as well!

xoxo

Rosie

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8 Ways To Clean Up Your New Year

1.Go through your social media

Delete people you barely know and people who make a negative impact. I deleted 51 “friends” on Facebook and deleted like 3 picture albums. They were just part of the past that needed to be swept away.

2. Go through your phone.

I compulsively delete pictures and text messages daily. But if you’re not a weirdo like me, take some time to get rid of those texts you reread to make yourself feel bad and those pictures that don’t stir up good memories. And delete any contact in your phone that is unnecessary – I deleted 29 people from my contacts.

3. Go through your music.

Download the songs you’ve been dying to listen to and delete the ones that you constantly skip over. Get rid of the playlists made by exes and bring in the new.

4. Donate your old clothes.

I think I had two trash bags full of old clothes that I hadn’t worn in years. Get rid of the extra clutter and make room for your new gifts. Donate them to someone who needs them.

5. Physically clean something.

Vacuum your room and remove the 15 half empty water bottles from your car. Start fresh.

6. Get rid of the junk food.

Actually stick to your resolutions and clean out your snack cabinet.

7. Try a new work out.

Clean up your gym routine and try something new, no more half assed squats and a brisk walk on the treadmill.

8. Clean up your attitude!

Out with the negative, in the with positive. You had all of 2015 to wallow in the things that weren’t going right in your life. 365 days passed where you didn’t make a change. So do it now, there’s no better time to appreciate what you have and start living life with a different point of view.

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