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I did a variety of things last month from getting a root canal to pitching more brands to turning 30.
Check out what life has taught me in the past 30 days.
9 Things I Learned Last Month – November 2021
Drinking pop will ruin your teeth.
When I tell you guys, if you’re a regular pop drinker… you should probably ease up off drinking pop.
I started drinking pop heavily over the pandemic and I honestly feel like it ruined my dental health.
I highly recommend switching to something that isn’t as harmful to your teeth, gums, and overall health in general.
Getting a root canal wasn’t painful at all.
I had been dreading the fact that I needed to get a root canal done since June.
I finally had it done a few days before Thanksgiving and it was the most amazing dental experience I’ve ever had.
I did a lot of research on root canals through watching Youtube videos and checking out Reddit threads.
A lot of people that said that they had great root canal experiences recommended seeing an actual root canal specialist, an endodontist, versus getting it done at the dentist.
Best decision I have ever made in my life.
The process took less than an hour, but the time went by super fast.
Everyone was super friendly and I didn’t feel any pain at all. Even the numbing needle didn’t hurt which was shocking for me.
I had no pain after the numbing wore off either.
I highly recommend going to a specialist.
If you’re in Michigan, I recommend the Root Canal Specialist in West Bloomfield. They have 5 stars and they definitely deserve them!
You can apply for credit for health and dental.
I learned about Care Credit when I realized I needed to get a root canal done on one of my teeth, but I didn’t have $1500 to get it done.
The process was pretty fast and simple. I was able to get enough money to get my root canal taken care of without being stressed about losing my tooth.
I also realized that you can use Care Credit for your pets too which is awesome!
I learned how to make greens and I kind of like them now.
For the first time in my life, I actually ended up liking collard greens.
I have always hated them, but I tried making some for Thanksgiving and they ended up being pretty good.
I used bacon and sauteed some onions before cooking them.
I definitely will try making greens with ham hocks, neckbones, or turkey roast next time.
Blogger / Influencer Life
I actively pitched brands.
I pitched 30 brands in November.
4 brands said they’d work with me. 1 brand said they’d send over my information. Another brand sent me a different email so that I could be added to an influencer marketing campaign list.
I didn’t receive any No’s to my pitches which was great.
Majority of my emails were opened a couple of times without responses.
I honestly feel like that happened mainly because I did pitch a lot of Christmas related content which I should have focused on doing in October. I was kind of late with pitching for Christmas, but that’s okay.
I definitely think that pitching specific content ideas works for brands since they like more relatable content versus simple reviews even though I personally like writing reviews.
I started experimenting with video via Instagram Reels, Youtube Shorts, & TikTok.
So the whole video marketing thing is something I tried to stay away from personally.
However I found a way to work around it where I pretty much merge together pictures from blog posts into video form. It’s simple and doesn’t take much time which I like.
Instagram Reels does the best for me when it comes to views, but it all depends on the hashtags I use.
Youtube Shorts is pretty random when it comes to views. The first Youtube Shorts video I posted received 3000+ views within the first 24 hours while the second video only received 25 views.
I will say I did received like 4 subscribers from that one video which was cool.
I’ve only posted one video on TikTok and it received just 6 views.
I’m getting more comfortable with the camera when it comes to fashion posts.
If you guys have been following me for awhile, I mentioned how I want to get into more fashion blogging and working with fashion brands.
I want to do this because I think I have great style (for the most part) and because I know for sure I’d make more money with affiliate sales.
So that’s one of my main goals for sure!
Participate in more giveaways.
So I ended up participating in a giveaway webcam party call and I won $50 which was pretty cool.
I love whenever I get free money. LOL
It inspired me to enter at least 40+ giveaways this month.
I’m a huge fan of entering giveaways of things I can actually use or feature on my blog for review.
Every now and then I like to enter. I think the most expensive thing I ever won was a $100 gift card to Boohoo which I loved.
Usually I win a couple giveaways throughout the year and I highly recommend you all to try it too.
You never know what you could win.
Turning 30 isn’t so bad.
I turned 30 at the beginning of this month and I’ve been feeling pretty good about it.
It’s some sort of acceptance within myself that comes with being 30 years old.
I feel more confident about a lot of things and self-assured.
I’m looking forward to my future because I feel like it just keeps getting better from here.
So what did you guys do last month?
Let me know by leaving a comment down below or let me know what you think about the things I learned this month.