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Instagramming Florence: The Birth Of #YourFlorence

You might be thinking, what the hell is the point of creating another hashtag. Or hasn’t Florence been photographed in every possible way already? My answer would be, probably, but there is a reason for that. Just like people sharing cat memes, it just works.  Whether it’s someone passing through, or a local capturing a favorite hideaway– it’s no secret that people are using social networks more than ever to plan their Italy trips or even just feel nostalgic for…

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Positive Stories This Week Around The World

The world is amazing place. Without getting to philosophic around here, the mere fact that we even get to experience what we do on a daily basis is a miracle in itself, beats being plankton 60,000 leagues under the sea, doesn’t it? This week has been tough in Florence. The tragic news of the death of a community member in Florence, Ashley Olsen that many of you heard about (and contacted me about) has sent shock waves through the community.…

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What’s On This January In Florence

Here it is, another year begun, another one lost. 2016 seems to arrive in a plethora of cuddly socks that leave a lint trail and kisses from my (new – aghhh) husband which is still so fun to roll off the toungue. Nico and I have been on the craziest of adventures since November 28th, from the depths of wedding bliss to the jungles of Thailand and back to Texas for holidays with my family. Oh yes, and ringing in…

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A WorldWide Instameet In Florence, A Photo Diary

Where were we before instagram? It seems as if the hottest thing since ‘calling my bully on youtube’ is photographing your avocado toast or cappuccino on everyone’s favorite social network. I feel pretty confident saying that — with over 80 million photos uploaded to the social network each day as it celebrates its 5th anniversary, and 400 million monthly users in total according to well, them. In Italy, there is actually quite a strong presence of intagrammers all over the…

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Social Media Advice For The Overwhelmed Blogger

Humility, gentleness, and helpfulness go so much further and open doors you cannot imagine. Think from a higher level and try to see beyond today. Some hard work and insight will bring you to paths that will reward you so highly, it’ll make the little inconvenience you incurred so worth it. — Ann Tran @anntran_ Ann Tran, a social media expert worth listening to, has a mantra that I have stuck with since starting in social media so many years ago.…

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