The hot, new Meta-killer is here: Lemon8. Here's my honest review/heads up for those who create content on social. Plus, get ready for another Reiki Saturday in Wichita at White Dove!
Lemon8 is HOT 🔥 But is it Right For YOU as a Content Creator?
The Bytedance app Lemon8 has been growing in popularity lately, but why get on it? Is it the right place for you to create content? Here are my initial thoughts:
🍋 It's GREAT for women aged 20-25. That's the majority of the demographic you'll find there.
🍋 It's a combo of Instagram + Pinterest + TikTok, so there are excellent posting possibilities.
🍋 Users treat it like a microblog. You can create a post and then write beneath it (using linebreaks, unlike Instagram).
🍋 Posting cute content enhanced with editing apps seems to do well there. (For example, CapCut, which is free, and PicsArt which takes a subscription). You'll see lots of photos with words added to them.
🍋 In my first few days on the app so far, I've enjoyed it. I've amassed 8 followers and 5 likes (😂) and I think that's pretty good considering my posts are hardly aesthetically pleasing and I'm old enough to be everyone's mom. 👵
🍋 Start with an introduction post—you'll see a lot of those on there.
🍋 Lemon8 caters to the categories of fashion, beauty, food, wellness, travel, and home. I've posted about making ice balls for sober drinks, what I'm reading, the skincare I'm trying, and my first attempt at making Boba 🧋 at home. If you're curious, you can follow me here on Lemon8.
I took a 3-day weekend for self-care and a total reset. There was some sitting around doing nothing, which was heavenly. There were also boring to-do items like shopping and laundry. Those are still self-care! It's not all chocolate cake and salt baths, folks!
Now, I love a good stereotypical self-care regimen as much as anyone else.
But I find that's too simple a focus for my personal care of my self. My self needs to be nourished with good food, comfort food, spirituality in many forms, alone time—and yes—a facial now and then. Plus, yoga & meditation always.
In almost ten years of sobriety, my self-care has grown heavy on hobbies. I've been crocheting a blanket for months and I love anything to do with yarn. I am feeling a new, sober hobby emerging. I want to make cute and tasty non-alcoholic drinks! I want to take adorable ice balls back from the boozed-up crowd. Here's how that went:
There are Still 2 Saturdays Left for Reiki Sessions This Month at White Dove: April 15 + 29
Come on into White Dove this Saturday, 4/15, for some chakra-balancing Reiki. Why do I love Reiki? Because it's relaxing and revealing of the issues stored in our tissues. I'm so grateful to you for choosing to share your healing journey with me as I share Reiki with you!
Reiki & chakras together help me find clues to what's going on with you and what's next on your spiritual path.
Sessions last 25 minutes and cost $40. I accept cash, card, CashApp, and Bitcoin lightning ⚡️ payments.
Walk-ins are always welcome. White Dove is located at 2947 E. Kellogg (on the frontage road).
On the weekend of the 21st, White Dove will be busy as John Cappello visits. I can't wait to attend his Spirit Gallery that Friday night! Say hi if you're there!
I'll be back again on the 29th.
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