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My name is Sierra Prince. I'm a Sophomore Marketing major, Social Media minor at Ohio Northern University. I love Tori Kelly, pizza, sushi and making people laugh. My goal is to make everyone reading this laugh at least once. I'm involved in various things on campus, some of which I will be talking about in my blog, so definitely check it out to learn more about me!

Monday, January 23, 2017


No lie, I went to type the title and I typed "2016" instead of "2017", so this could just be foreshadowing, but I'm choosing to remain positive.

WELCOME BACK! I'm so excited to be back. I thoroughly missed blogging. I don't normally make resolutions because I know what I'm like and I likely won't stick to them, but this year is different, I am different. Adult life is funny, you know. I can actually feel a shift in the way I think and behave and it's scary but exciting. Without further ado, my 2017 resolutions.

1. Remind myself that I got a Fitbit for a reason and to actually attempt to get to the 10,000 step level every day.

2. Get rid of all of the clothes and shoes that I still say "I could wear this someday" to and realize someday will never come.

3. Say "sayonara" to all the people in my life that don't have a positive impact on me.

4. Learn how to play the ukulele.

5. Try 3 new foods.

6. Travel outside of the country.

7. Get an internship somewhere doing what I love to do.

8. Start saving money for when I have to return all of it to the government (yay student loans).

9. Read the entire Harry Potter series (do not kill me for never reading it or seeing the movies)

10. Care less about people's opinions of me and care more about people.

I feel like there are twenty billion resolutions I could come up with, but these are ones that I feel like I might actually accomplish and will make me a better person overall. I'm excited for this year. It's easy to say that at the start of a new year but I feel confident that this is going to be a good one. I'm eager to know what your new years resolutions are, if you have any, comment them below! I'm so happy to be back blogging, I'm full of ideas and I hope that you'll join me. Also, I don't technically have to blog for class this semester anymore but I enjoy it so much I've decided to keep up with it. Also, 90% of my poll-takers said that you'd like me to continue blogging so ask and you shall receive. I'll be posting once a week at least or whenever I feel like I have something relevant to say. Have a fantastic day!

Monday, December 5, 2016

A Rewind of my Blog

We've made it, folks. The very last blog post of the semester. 15 weeks, 42 blog posts, 101 comments, 2,841 views,  and countless memories later, we've reached the end. This might not be a big deal to anyone else, but it is to me. Fifteen weeks ago I had little hope for this blog, I'll be honest. It was all so new to me, and it seemed completely impossible to write over 40 unique blog posts that would captivate my audience. I could go on and on, but I'll spare you. I thought for a wrap-up of the whole semester we could do a rewind and relive some of the best moments I've had on this blog.

1. My very first post, introducing myself as a lover of pizza and Tori Kelly. Fifteen weeks later and that is still completely accurate.

2. That time I gave you my most sincere Tinder tips.

3. When I explained my favorite parts of being in Greek Life.

4. The time I interviewed my Japanese friend Shiori for a podcast and she taught me how to speak some Japanese. I've completely forgot everything I've learned. 

5. I took you through my most favorite and least favorite parts about this polar bear palace we call ONU.

6. When I Googled some sketchy phrases and absolutely regretted everything. 

7. I broke down a few notable types of professors/teachers that everyone has had at least once in their life.

8. I taught you how many Kylie Lip Kits and Chipotle bowls you can purchase with $20,000.

9. I live tweeted the ONU Homecoming parade.

10. I literally shot and edited a video teaching you how to do the hard-whip and actually uploaded it to YouTube. It has over 130 views and I regret nothing. 

11. Introduced you to my new favorite band Us the Duo and one of their songs. 

12. Talked about my all-time favorite artist, Tori Kelly.

13. Told you what I was thankful for regarding social media.

14. Showed my favorite pictures from a photo shoot I did with friends over Thanksgiving break.

15. Took you through some of 2016's best internet memes.

AND NOW WE'RE HERE! It wasn't always easy and it wasn't always fun, but in the end I thoroughly enjoyed it and I'm extremely proud of myself. I cannot thank you enough for supporting me throughout this whole semester. Every view, every comment, every tweet, it means the world to me. If you do enjoy my blogs you'll be happy to know I'm going to continue blogging next semester! I'll be taking a little hiatus during the holiday break so I can recollect and relax, but I'll be back come spring semester. Thank you always for the support, see you next month.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

7 Steps to Measuring My Success

In case you missed it, for my last week of blogs I'm doing three wrap-up style blogs. This one is going to be a wrap-up of our final book for this class "Measure What Matters" by Katie Paine. This book has a lot of great information about measuring value and statistics across your social media channels. In every chapter of this book, the author summarizes all of her points into seven main steps. So instead of summing up this entire book and talking about how to measure social media, I figured I'd use these seven steps to measure my life thus far and where I plan to go.

1. Define your goals and objectives

  • Be happy
  • Be healthy
  • Form and maintain strong, caring friendships 
  • Get my degree
  • Encourage others 

2. Define your environment, audience, and your role in influencing them

My environment is my school, my home, and my church. My audience is my family, friends, brothers and sisters in Christ, my professors and future employers. No matter how I influence them I hope to always be true to myself while I'm doing it.

3. Define your investment

  • $20,000 a semester (see my past blog describing just how expensive that is)
  • Lots and lots of time
  • Prioritizing even when I don't want to
  • Making many sacrifices

4. Determine your benchmarks

I've learned in life to never compare yourself to others, so I try my best not to. In the past I've been hurt, and I've hurt others unfortunately. I like to think I've come out stronger, wiser, and much kinder. If you compare yourself to who you used to be and consistently making changes to better yourself you'll always be improving which is what I try to do.

5. Define your key performance indicators

This area is probably the hardest to define because it's hard to put a level on the quality friendships you have, or your encouragement to others passions in life. I know that in every single one of my blogs I strive to make people laugh or inspire them. One thing I can measure is after the next two weeks I'll be 3/8th of the way done with my degree!!

6. Collect data

It's hard to measure happiness, isn't it? There is no scale to step on, no measuring cup to pour into. I can tell you I feel much happier than I ever have before, and I think that counts for something. My health is a climbing battle, but I told myself I need to start exercising next year so that's a start, right?I've gained friends, I've lost some. Every person in my life right now is meant to be in it and I gain a lot of comfort in that.

7. Turn data into action

I'm not perfect, that's for sure. I'm growing and I'm learning every single day and that's what matters. It's almost time for a new year, and a new opportunity to reinvent myself. I will take what I've learned and the mistakes I've made in order to make adjustments for the year to come. 

This post got way deeper than I intended it to but I'm happy with it. The end of the year is always a perfect time to reflect on the past year and all of the good, bad, and the ugly. I truly encourage you to go through your seven steps and reflect. 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

The Best Memes of 2016

It's December 1st aka the final month of the year, it's the final week of blogging, and the final ounces of my motivation are slowly slipping away. In honor of it all, this week I decided to do three wrap-up blog posts. I'll be wrapping up the semester of blogs, I'll wrap up this final book we're reading, and I thought in the spirit of social media and the year coming to a close I'd wrap up the best memes of 2016.

The Gavin Meme

I don't exactly know who this little boy is, I think he's the son of a Viner. Oh yeah, 2016 saw the end of Vine too! Anyway, I digress. Gavin has these adorable facial expressions, and they make even better memes.

The Mr. Krab Meme

This meme was ALL OVER Twitter a few months back. I don't really watch Spongebob (please don't yell at me) but this meme was quite relatable to me.

The Hooded Kermit Meme

This is one of the newest memes of this year and I don't even know where it came from or why it surfaced, but regardless I love it so much.

The Harambe Meme

We can't discuss the most iconic memes of 2016 without mentioning this beloved gorilla. I'm not sure why this meme blew up the way it did, I mean the bloody gorilla got 15,000 votes in the presidential election. All I have left to say is RIP Harambe.

The Woman Doing Math Meme

I had no idea what to call this one, except what it is. This was one of my personal favorites during 2016, it honestly made me laugh so much.

The Arthur Fist Meme

This meme truly speaks to me. Sometimes something really ticks you off and you just naturally form a fist. Also the 90's kid in me loves Arthur, so obviously this meme is one of my favorites. 

The Joe Biden/Barack Obama Meme

Possibly the biggest event of 2016 was the election of a new President. With a new President comes saying goodbye to the old one, and his right-hand man the Vice President. People love Barack Obama and Joe Biden's relationship, so obviously they made memes out of it.

Today's lesson: memes are great. It's so weird that 2016 is quickly coming to a close, but I'm ready for a new beginning. I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed putting it together!

Monday, November 28, 2016

A Snapshot of my Break

Last week was Thanksgiving break so naturally I spent the week relaxing, eating, doing not enough homework as I should have, and spending time with friends and family. I talked about my favorite things about break a few blogs ago, so go check that out if you want but one of my favorite parts which I did not do nearly enough of is spending time with old friends. 

Two of the friends I got to hang out with over the break were from my high school. We were all in marching band and used to get into a lot of shenanigans together. One of the things we used to love to do was drive around and take pictures. Anthony has this amazing camera and an even better set of photography skills, so naturally I made him take my senior pictures for me back in high school. We took a trip down memory lane and revisited our favorite spot in Fairborn- the rock quarry. He ended up taking some pictures of Nia and I at the rock quarry. The pictures turned out really nice so I thought I'd show you some of my favorites on here. 

Major shout-out to Anthony for taking these pictures of me. I had a wonderful time hanging out with them, and being home in general. Only one more week of blogging for this girl, cannot believe it is almost over. It has been quite the journey, but more on that next week. Thanks for reading, hope you also had a wonderful Thanksgiving. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The Most Influential Things in my 19 Years of Life

Katie Paine talks about influential people in your marketplace in her book "Measure What Matters". She says there are probably 100 influential people in your marketplace, but you only truly know about 25 of them. This got me thinking about the top 25 most influential people, companies, or things in my life, which are in no particular order. These are the people, things, etc. that have shaped my life to be what it is today, in any way at all.

DISCLAIMER: If I don't personally mention you, please don't be offended, still know I appreciate anything you've ever done for me.

  •  My parents. I don't even think this one needs an explanation.
  •  Ohio Northern University
  •  My big and my little
  •  Olivia, Jenna, and Thalia
  •  Crafting Crew- that time we stayed up until 9:00 a.m. crafting 
  •  My grandparents- for their constant love and support
  •  Social Media
  •  YouTubers
  •  Tori Kelly- *see my blog post entirely about her if you still don't understand
  •  ZTA
  •  Mrs. Gorretta
  •  My Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ.
  •  Sheridan- for showing me college best friends are real
  •  The High School Musical trilogy
  •  All my beloved aunts, uncles, and cousins
  •  2000s Disney Channel
  •  People who read my blog/give me feedback on it
  •  Friends who are no longer friends- you taught me quite a bit so thank you
  •  Thanksgiving dinner
  •  Allie Gellner- the best mentor this side of the Mississippi.
  •  Padrone's pizza driver- they always deliver my pizza in a timely manner and for free.
  •  My sisters- for making mistakes before I did so I could learn from them.
  •  My church family- for the millions of hugs every time I come home from college
  •  JCPenney- taught me working retail SUCKS.
  •  Chicken wings

Monday, November 21, 2016

Social Media Thanksgiving

IT'S THANKSGIVING WEEK! You know what that means. The one week out of the year that we all pretend we are way more grateful for simple pleasures in life than we actually are. One of my simple pleasures in life is this blog, and social media in general. So today I'm telling you five things I'm thankful for, specifically about social media.

1. A distraction

Social media can be a blessing or a curse in this regard, depending on how you look at it. But I choose for this to be a blessing, specifically right now as I'm writing this blog post and distracting myself from the economics paper I have to write.

2. A reunion of sorts

Social media can be a great way to reunite and catch up with loved ones, old friends, and teachers you haven't heard from in a while.

3. A creative outlet

I'm especially thankful for this blog this year. Blogging hasn't always been easy, and my posts haven't always been great, I'll be the first one to admit that. But this blog has given me a new creative outlet and a place to get all my weird, funny, inspiring, or just social-media-obsessed thoughts out. I'm especially thankful to those who have chosen to support me along this journey, as well.

4. My main entertainment source

It might be sad to some of you who didn't grow up with social media, but I obtain a good portion of my entertainment these days by scrolling through my phone. Contrary to popular belief, teenagers still do talk to people face-to-face, and yes, we can hang out without our phones, but there's just something about a funny viral video, or the latest meme.

5. It spreads happiness

I especially love this time of year because most people go home for the holidays or spend it with their family, and when they do they put it on social media for everyone to see. It seems like everyone is happy and they've finally taken a break from the stress, which I absolutely love seeing!

Thanksgiving is one of the most underrated holidays in my opinion. You literally sit around and stuff your face with food as you spend the day with friends and family. Comment down below some non-traditional things you're thankful for, like shampoo and conditioner, or a refrigerator! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, everyone!