How To Get Invited To Influencer Events

Whenever I’m unsure what to write about, I think about the messages I’ve received in my inbox and try to find a common theme. This one was a no-brainer — so many people have reached out to ask how to get invited to influencer events, and I wish I’d read…

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Oversharing On Social Media: What Does Authenticity Look Like?

I don’t start conversations with, “Hi, my name is Ayana and I’m chronically anxious, but it’s something thing thousands of strangers know about me. I’ve been incredibly open about my experiences with generalized anxiety disorder and major depressive disorder in the past, but my view about authenticity and oversharing on…

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XO, Ayana Turns 1 | My Take On How To Start A Blog

I’m always big on anniversaries, but this one has me emotional. This little corner of the internet represents so much to me, and I’ve had Nov. 17 circled on my calendar for a few months. To celebrate one year of blogging, I’m sharing more about what motivated me to start…

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Photography Posing Guide | How To Take Better Instagram Pictures

I wish I could say I’m a natural in front of the camera, but that’s unfortunately not true. My parents once had to threaten me with a grounding so I’d smile for family photos, and I still grimaced in all of them. Thankfully, I’ve made some progress, but I know what it’s like to feel awkward when posing for pictures. Wondering how to take better Instagram pictures? My update photography photo guide is here, and I hope it’ll help you out.

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Tezza Presets Review | 2018 Photo Editing Tips

I have fond memories of the MySpace days when I edited all of my pictures with Windows Photo Editor — what a life, right? Now I spend a lot more time and money editing photos for my Instagram and blog, and I want to share my knowledge with y’all! It feels like every blogger has a preset pack these days and it’s super overwhelming to pick which one to try.

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