My most frequently used apps (that aren't social media)

My most frequently used apps (that aren't social media)

I always think how interesting it is that everyone has so many custom thoughts when it comes to the apps on their phone. Many of the apps that I frequently use benefit my time on social media, planning, and organization. If you give these apps a try, let me know what you think. Hopefully you can find something new to try out!

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A letter to first generation university graduates

A letter to first generation university graduates

It’s finally here. Whether you’re like me and walked across the stage this week to pick up the most expensive piece of paper you’ll ever own, or you’re heading there soon, we know that this has been a long time coming. As first generation grads, we have faced unique circumstances that some of our university peers haven’t. I’m here to tell you that at the end of all of it, the struggles we may have faced will put us ahead in our future careers and life in general.

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10 Tools to Benefit a Vegan Kitchen

10 Tools to Benefit a Vegan Kitchen

Thinking back to going vegan almost four years ago, I had no idea what I was doing. I had just moved into an apartment and was doing all of my cooking on my own. Over the years, I’ve learned what tools I love and think are super valuable in a vegan kitchen. Have a look at this list to get started on where your kitchen journey should take you! These tools are not in any particular order of importance, but be sure to comment your go-to kitchen appliance in your vegan kitchen.

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How to build an online portfolio

How to build an online portfolio

As a recent university graduate, I know how important a portfolio is. I have now applied to over 60 jobs (the grind never stops haha) and although I’m not where I want to be just yet, I know the value in being able to display your work in a way that is accessible to potential clients or employers. I know making a portfolio can be daunting. I’m sure you have so many experiences you want to share! Here are some quick steps that can allow you to narrow down your focus and build your online portfolio.

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Swipe up on Instagram without 10K followers? I'll tell you how!

Swipe up on Instagram without 10K followers? I'll tell you how!

As a blogger, I have experience knowing how frustrating it can be to not have 10K followers yet (follow me! @mariamaymarketing). Without being able to directly link within your Instagram story, it can be frustrating for users to have to take additional steps to get to your link. Also, it doesn’t create the best user experience, as they can get distracted or be unsure as to where to go to find the link to your latest blog or video. Here’s an Instagram hack I learned to help you get the affect of a swipe up link, without having 10,000 followers.

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It's my birthday and I'll blog if I want to - How to support local bloggers

It's my birthday and I'll blog if I want to - How to support local bloggers

It’s crazy how fast this last year went by. It feels like just yesterday I wrote my last birthday blog post on 22 things I’ve learned in 22 years. In that blog post I focus a lot on introspection and my thoughts of how I’ve gotten to where I’ve been. This years’ birthday is more significant. This is the year that I’ve graduated university, will be moving into the full-time work force and will be reaching milestones like moving in with my partner. I’ve also largely committed to my blog this year, posting weekly blog posts and wanting to grow my community.

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The top vegan influencers you need to follow

The top vegan influencers you need to follow

There are many people that have an affect on us and make us change the way we see the world. For me, vegan influencers were a main part in getting me to go vegan. They make it attainable, effortless and easy for me to live the life that I do through their recipes, tips and tricks. Tell me who inspires you on your vegan journey!

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Tried and True: Recipes that I am best known for!

Tried and True: Recipes that I am best known for!

I’m graduating university soon. I am the absolute most excited I could possibly be. However, throughout my time being involved in the UW Animal Rights Society groups in Waterloo, I have become known for some specific recipes. Well, today’s the day you all can make this recipes since I won’t be around anymore to do so!

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Advice from a vegan YouTuber (Ft. The Tofu Goddess)

Advice from a vegan YouTuber (Ft. The Tofu Goddess)

Vegans use many ways to explore their activism. I use this blog as an opportunity to educate people about the cause, we’ve previously talked about LuLu Lotus Book’s using children’s books as a way to explore activism, and now we’re looking at YouTube. YouTuber’s have been on the rise of influencer marketing for years now. They build successful empires of loyal followers, and focus on particular niches to attract their audiences. Today we’re walking through an interview with The Tofu Goddess.

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