Friday Five with Ashlee O’Neil

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Hey there! It’s Ashlee, in case we’ve never met never before, I’m the second half of Windy City Blogger Collective. I’ve been with WCBC for almost a year and a half now and I’ve loved being part of making this community the awesome place that it is today!

Now you’re probably wondering, does she even blog? And well I’m so happy you asked (even though I know you didn’t but let’s pretend) because yes I do! It was a long time coming, let me tell you. When I started working here I didn’t blog and it felt a little odd, seeing as not having a blog does little for my credibility. If I’m being honest, I knew so much about blogging I just never made the jump to start one of my own. I couldn’t find my voice and was too worried about other people’s criticism. Then one day, I decided to say to heck with it and created ashleeoneil.com. It’s a place where you can find everything and anything related to Chicago but mostly it’s my perspective on topics I don’t necessarily find women my age outwardly discussing. So, if any of that is up your alley be sure to check it out!

MOVING ON! This week I thought it would be fun to highlight posts I think members could find helpful, a few of blogs I find myself constantly coming back to and of course some of our new members!

Instagram Shadowban 101 from Sophisticaition

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I don’t know about you guys but Instagram has been super frustrating lately. Between the new algorithm and the “shadowban”. It’s hard to keep up! That why I was happy to see Caitlin tackle the issue this week. She demystifies the “shadowban” theory and gives it to you straight.

Matcha Dipped Tropical Lychee Popsicles – Lito Supply Co.
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As an avid matcha lover, I’ve been dying to try these popsicles from Lito Supply Co.! Basically, I’m a little obsessed with Lindsey’s blog. She has the most beautiful photos, whether of food or travel, and I really love the design aspect she adds into her site!

Bienvenidos a Miami: The Moderately Excited Guide to Miami, Florida

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One of the best parts about being around so many bloggers – I always have killer travel guides to read. It just so happened that I was making my way to Miami this past weekend when I stumbled across Megan’s Moderately Excited Travel Guide to Miami! Even though I wish I would have spent a few extra days there exploring, she had some awesome suggestions!

As a newer member of WCBC, I went and explored her site. I love the title of her blog and how she throws some humor into her writing. It’s entertaining while still being useful!

Walking in the West Loop – Little Black Blog

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So I might be a little obsessed with Katie from Little Black Blog’s shoes in her most recent fashion post. I love looking through her posts because all her photos are so stunning! Plus, we may or may not have the same bag…cough cough Lululemon for the win.

Martha’s 2017 Mother’s Day Gift Guide – The Millenial Martha

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If you’re looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift, look no further than The Millenial Martha. This gift guide is the bomb. Seriously, it has suggestions for every type of mom. Which is perfect because I’m still struggling to find the perfect gift for my mom…whoops.

Well, that does it for me! I hope you enjoyed my Friday Five! By now I feel like were friends which means we should probably be friends on Instagram…or maybe I’ll see you over on my blog…because that would be cool too. But hey if not, just make sure to pop back on the Windy City Blogger site to find out about upcoming events and new content from our members!

Have a great weekend!

-Ash

  • http://www.onelittleblackblog.com Katie

    Thanks so much for including me! So appreciate the kinds words 🙂 Also, I love that tote bag – that Lulu event was probably one of the best events I’ve ever attended in Chicago!

  • Jen Naye Herrmann

    Thank you so much for including me!! I love the kind words and greatly appreciate it!!

  • http://www.rogiandco.com/ Sarah

    What a cool roundup! I have some new blogs to read! Also, I had no idea about Insta’s Shadowban 🙁

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