Making a move to ModaLove

Hi everyone!

Thank you all so much for keeping up with Runway to Hallway over the past months and giving me great feedback! I’ve enjoyed working on this blog and plan to continue blogging, but on my other fashion website: ModaLove.

I’ll be moving Runway to Hallway posts to ModaLove where you’ll be able to keep up with me from now on! You can also follow the ModaLove twitter, or like it on Facebook.

Hope to see you all over there!

xo, Leila

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Capps announces $50,000 in grants to fire department

San Luis Obispo's fire department will be able to update their outdated equipment with the help of the grant.

Congresswoman Lois Capps announced that the San Luis Obispo fire department will be receiving $49,000 in grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters Grant program. The fire department will be able to purchase new thermal imaging cameras so that firefighters will be able to locate and rescue victims in a fire quickly.

Looking ahead

The end of the quarter is quickly nearing, which means that the class that I’m working on this website for will soon be over. How do I feel about this? Bittersweet. I’ve loved working on this blog as much as I’ve loved the class, but that doesn’t mean that Runway to Hallway will disappear. But for right now, it’s time to briefly look back and then look forward.

Accomplishments so far on Runway to Hallway:

  • Looking at my first posts and comparing them to my more recent ones, I’ve realized they’ve became more engaging and lively to read. This is evident through the amount of comments and likes I’m now receiving..
  • Also, in comparing my posts to each other, I’ve realized that my writing has definitely improved. It’s stronger which also helps the above bullet: making my posts more engaging.
  • Looking at my site stats, I’ve realized I’ve gathered an audience. More people are visiting my site and many are coming through it by searches on Google.

After this class is over, I’m planning on continuing Runway to Hallway because I simply love what I have been doing with this site. However, Runway to Hallway will be moving to my personal fashion site: ModaLove. With this move, I’m hoping to create a name for myself and ModaLove as well as further it so that it can be a site that is looked up to.

Thank you all so much for contributing to Runway to Hallway and I really hoped you all enjoyed this site!

Look forward to the last post of the quarter this Tuesday to see what college men really think about the way college women dress.

xo, Leila

Staple pieces for spring

There’s always something every man and woman need to have in their closet for the upcoming season. Especially for the average college student, it’s helpful for your budget to have a staple piece that can be worked into a variety of outfits. For spring, the pieces are simply a maxi skirt for women and a pair of shoes for men. Continue reading

Journalists want clicks to become more popular

If news organizations began paying their bloggers solely based on page views of an article, journalism would lose its credibility.

Of course, it makes sense for bloggers to be paid based on page clicks and views. But if new organizations began paying their bloggers based on clicks, like these rumors that USA Today reports,  there might be some trouble.

New organizations are meant to give news to the public and that should be their sole priority: to report and inform the public. If these organizations instead tell their bloggers that they’re going to be paid based on the number page views and clicks, bloggers will focus on making their material more appealing to readers rather than primarily informative.

Of course, money is always a factor but journalists can make money by focusing on informing the public instead of focusing more on getting page views and clicks. How?

  • Write content that is quality. Articles should be able to speak for themselves.
  • Create a brand for yourself. This helps to create a brand identity that people can identify with. It can be as simple as typography. Take Coca-Cola for instance. When we read “Coca-Cola,” we immediately visualize the typography that’s written on all Coca-Cola products.
  • Create a community with the readers. Say thank you, engage in conversation, and be first to reach out to the community to show them that they matter.

The brand of a website depends on the content produced. If there’s obviously quality in the content, the brand will grow. If the brand grows, the money grows. The content should be exponentially more important than page views and clicks when it comes to money.

What is fashion

Fashion is a vague term and many don’t actually know the real definition. In fact, most of the time, it’s relative to however one describes it as. So this week, I made a podcast for listening pleasure, on what fashion really is and how it can keep someone continually interested.

Listen in and enjoy!

XO, Leila