Not only does he score big on the playing field, but TB12 also scores among his fans

Across the Nation, Football is a beloved American sport. Ranging from all ethnicities and sizes of men running at each other to tackle and get the ball. To many, this game seems useless, but to others, this is a way of life. Sundays have never felt so good until you get a nice home cooked meal and get to watch your favorite team play on Sunday Night Football on NBC. But, being a typical New England girl, Tom Brady (#12), everyone across America knows him as “Deflategate”, is an idol to many. Tom Brady is the Quarterback for the beloved New England Patriots. He has risen with the team each season to bring them to win many incredible games, including the Super Bowl on February 5th, 2017 that almost caused many people to have a heart attack in front of their TV’s. Tom Brady & Company came back to win against the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 after what many thought was a lost game. But, Tom Brady isn’t only known for his football field appearances, he is also known for his collaboration with his body coach to create the TB12 method. At TB12, the staff focus on fostering an accelerated method for injury recovery and performance longevity. Maintaining this celebrity status comes pretty natural to Mr. Brady, constantly making him the most hated Quarterback in America. Some will say he is the best there has ever been and others will disagree. But no matter what words or actions are thrown at him, Tom Brady continues to shed light on the positive side of issues and setbacks, creating a sportsmanship glow that has brightened up the futures of many young athletes. Check out the official TB12 website HERE.

Tom Brady is fairly new to the social media frenzy. But even during his short presence, Tom Brady seems to be creating quite the digital footprint. For social media accounts, TB12 is a part of Instagram and Facebook. To many, this probably won’t seem like a huge deal because he hasn’t been a part of the social media world for tons and tons of years, but he definitely has started to leave a digital footprint. Whether he is creating this Image by himself, or with the help of his super famous model wife, Gisele, he is hands down one of the most popular athletes out there. Tom joined Instagram right after the new year began in 2017. Of course, here in New England in the middle of January you can most definitely expect snow. His first InstaPost included some snow, his TB12 hat, and him in a t-shirt and jeans. Although this seems like a normal post, the NFL and Social Media world stopped for a few seconds, so every one could pick their jaw back off the ground and catch their breath. Before his presence on Instagram, many would joke and call him the king of Facebook.

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Stop the Press! Tom Brady just posted to Instagram…

When it comes to Tom Brady and Instagram, he is fairly new to this specific social media platform, but in the past 7 months, he has taken the world by storm. The New England Quarterback seems to post positive, uplifting pictures. Some personal, some about the life he lives, and some about the notorious game he plays. Like stated before, Tom is married to Gisele Bundchen, best known for her model runway appearances including The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Across the country, #12 is said to be one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, excelling in skill, personality and courage. Throughout his short time on Instagram, Brady takes his fans and followers into the personal life and struggles himself and his family have become challenged with. It became known again in this past Super bowl season that his mother had become ill again with Cancer, and it was right around the time of the big game. He is always traveling within the U.S. or in other countries surrounding, spreading his knowledge of the game and skills to others in these places who are less fortunate. Tom uses his Instagram also to show his love and passion for the Country we live in, and to show his support for other athletes around the nation who are facing challenges that could forever change their lives and outlook of their games. The reason for Instagram for the quarterback became clear that he is going to use the site as a place to pump up the fans and fellow team mates, giving everyone a window view of what is going on inside the locker room and playing field. When the Patriots have. rough game and the announcers say they really didn’t play too well, Brady is there to pick the team back up and get them ready for the next game. There is no negative vibes with TB12, there is only a new day tomorrow. He does a terrific job proving to every one of his followers that he is indeed the greatest quarterback to play the game of football, and he even proves this by showing his true colors and personality through pictures. Check out his Instagram page HERE.

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King of Facebook 

Although Instagram was only blessed with the best quarterback in the NFL in January of 2017, Facebook was blessed many years back. Tom Brady has been previously nicknamed the King of Facebook. Why?? Because once again, Tom Brady is using Facebook as a platform for encouragement and positivity. Whether the football star is using Facebook to mock his own dance moves, photoshop faces and other players into his pictures, or using it to share funny pictures relation to a game that they had just won. So whether you are part of the country that absolutely despises Tom Brady, everyone can agree on this—he is quite savvy with his posts and his Facebook page is down right amazing. He generally uses this platform to create posts about his family, team and workout combinations. I honestly can’t tell you about anything negative he has ever posted. But seriously, enough of me telling you how AWESOME his Facebook Page is, just go check it out and see for yourself HERE! (p.s.- if your ever wondering how his Facebook page gets so unbelievably awesome, read this link to see how it all is done)

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Tom’s Digital Footprint 

As a whole, Tom Brady seems to be becoming a very social and active participant in the social media world. He seems to have dove head first into a sea of sharks, waiting for him to make one wrong turn. But lucky for him, he has many followers and supporters who seem to be behind him every step of the way and encouraging him to be exactly who everyone wants him to be. The best Quarterback of all time, father, brother, husband and friend. When you go onto Google and type “Tom Brady”, a whole list of websites, stat reports and sport links pop up. The first link to show is his Facebook page, which has over 4 million followers. The next to pop up is an NFL stats page, put together by the NFL themselves. This page includes a picture of the Quarterback, some highlights of his career since he was drafted, and the recent games he has played in. Most of the feed that appears when you go onto google is positive and has to do with the game of football, including links that read “Tom Brady is. the greatest Quarterback of all time. Period.”. To me, as a fan and a follower, this shows that even on social media, Tom Brady is doing what he needs to do to prove to people that he is indeed the person everyone hopes he is. He’s very honest, humble and true, making him seem too good to be true. But as I scrolled deeper and deeper into Tom’s digital footprint, I realized that there is also some links that portray him as a cheater. It almost seems as if Tom Brady was the most scandal-ridden athlete in America this year, and social media definitely took the time to bust him on that. If it wasn’t bad enough the New England Patriots and Tom Brady were the center of the universe when the NFL brought to light the “Deflategate Scandal”, he was also served with a suspension for the start of the 2016-2017 season. As many fans thought the team was now left for dead, Brady consistently showed up t practice and games in hopes that this would show his team what this season was going to be like. On Facebook, because he wasn’t on Instagram yet, he would post statuses and pictures that were overflowing with positivity and excitement for the season, no matter what was going on. His posts include the Patriots Training Camp, Pre-Season games, and even pointing some fun at the whole “Deflategate” scandal. He made the best of what he could out of the situation he was in, and he used social media to really stand his ground. Check out this link that explains this scandal, HERE.

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Tom Brady seems to be doing well all on his own, making fans, teammates and followers around the world really proud. He came up from the bottom from an early start in his career. But since the day he was drafted by the New England Patriots, I think I can speak for most fans when I say this, his thoughts, words and actions have given us all the strength to get through tough games and even disasters that happen locally. His social media presence is unique in a way, but so unique that it gives others the opportunity to explore inside the world of one of the greatest of all time. Because he has so many followers, I’m sure it is extremely difficult to interact and respond to some comments and questions posted on his page. And I feel as if he had people working his page to ensure these comments were answered, it wouldn’t be as special because it wasn’t coming directly from Tom himself. I also think that he made a good decision by only joining Facebook and Instagram, as he probably doesn’t want to become so engulfed in the social media world like Twitter! He portrays a family-man lifestyle, showing the love and passion he has for his wife and family, and also for the love of football. So Tom, if your reading this ever, please know that from a New England Patriots Fan standpoint, you are doing the best you can. And for all the young athletes who are trying to follow in your footsteps, don’t let them down, as they are our future and look up to you in a way that people would cherish. Heres to another great season of football, and hopefully bringing back another ring and banner for the 2017-2018 season! Let’s keep all these scandals away, New England is ready for some Football!!!

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Watch the link for his Super Bowl 51 Speech HERE. (Trust me, if your from New England, it’ll give you all the feels).

(Trying) to Keep up with the Kardashians Case Study #3

When it comes to Keeping up with the Kardashian Family, it feels sort of like a carnival ride. There’s up’s and plenty of downs, but also many in between. Not only is it hard to keep up with all the family drama and emotions, but it can also be hard to keep up with each sibling. When it comes to social media, the Kardashian Family has been known to have their fair share of ruling the web empire.

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What started out as a reality TV show & personality, has grown to much bigger extremes over the past few years. For Khloe Kardashian, she has gained multi-media spotlight ever since she and her sisters starred in the hit show, Keeping up with the Kardashians. (If you’ve been living under a rock somewhere far away since 2007, you should check out an episode or two by clicking on the title above). Check out the Season 13 KUWTK trailer HERE!

Khloe Kardashian has had a pretty positive social media presence even after all the miserable and tough times life has thrown her way. On Facebook, Khloe has been promoting her new designer Jean company, Good American and really promoting healthy life styles, food, and workout routines. She seems to interact and post things very regularly on Facebook, making it known that she is still out int he public eye and doing what she does best. As a business woman, Kardashian seems to be using her Facebook account as a way to promote her designer jean business and her workout routines. This positive image of herself has obviously been catching the eye of people all around the world, which has given her roughly 18 million likes and followers on her Facebook account. Most of the posts that are shared and written on Kardashians’ wall contain either picture or videos. More than half of the posts also contain a link that brings you to a work out or exercise program. her profile picture is a picture of her, maybe from a photo shoot or modeling gig. It looks professional, her hair is done and makeup looks great, and it’s not a full body shot. It is pretty much from the shoulder up, and seems very casual. Her cover photo includes the Keeping up with the Kardashian logo from their hit TV show on E! Network. In her about me page, it is very vague and does not include much information about her. It just states her birthday, and two links. One link brings you directly to her app to download it onto your phone, and the other brings you to her twitter account. In all, her Facebook profile seems to be the social media account that she is most distant on and shares more information regarding her line of designer clothing or links to check out other pages and programs, This page seems to me like it is more goal-oriented and has a stronger business meaning than a personal Facebook page. I think she does a very good job of keeping this account very professional and business-oriented, so people can actually go on here and check out some of the stuff that she posts. Most celebrities tend to drown their Facebook in personal pictures and stuff about them, but not in Khloe’s Case! Check out Khloe’s Facebook page HERE.

Khloe’s Twitter account is also very active, with 55.1 thousand tweets since April of 2009, and gaining 24.1 million followers since. She only follows a small amount of people in her Twitter world, including close family and friends, celebrities and some health-oriented accounts. In her Bio, she is promoting her personal app to download like seen on her Facebook page, and she has 2,916 photos and videos. Her most popular tweets are those that include some type of media whether it is a picture or video of her or her friends. On this account, Khloe seems to get more personal, sharing pictures and videos of her family, including her nieces and nephews from sisters Kourtney & Kim. It is also filled with pictures of vacations and family gatherings, birthday parties and events she attends or is in support of. The tweets on Khloe’s page look like they have been written by her or maybe an assistant, because more than half of her tweets are directly from her. She only seems to retweet something if it is important in some form to her or has been posted by someone close to her. When it comes to interactions from others like her fans and audience, she gets an overwhelming number of likes and retweets. Kardashian has a low amount of likes, only liking 109 other tweets or posts. Most retweets are those that include tutorials on her hair or makeup styles, hosting tips and food recipes. I think for Twitter, her account is a great example of a positive person who has proven success and power both in her personal and business life. As many know, the Kardashian family has overcome extreme obstacles in the past few years and they have sort of stepped back and taken a chill pill when it comes to social media. If there was one thing Kardashian could do better on Twitter, I think it would be interacting back with her fans. Her fans and supporters seem to really love what she’s posting and ask so many questions regarding the posts. Granted she’s a celebrity and extremely busy and told not to talk back, once in a while it would be really neat so see her interact with the fans on a post. Check Khloe’s Twitter account out HERE, and if you’re looking for some awesome tips on hosting parties or events, this is the place to look!

Last but not least, Khloe Kardashian has also blessed the world with her account on Instagram. Her Twitter and Instagram account are very similar in many ways, in my opinion. When it comes to the posts, Khloe shares much more personal information and pictures on her Instagram account as well. Her posts include more about her relationship with her now boyfriend, and also her family including her sisters, nieces and nephews. On Instagram, Kardashian has posted 3,118 times, and has gather 68.4 million followers on this account. Her Instagram account seems to be the most popular of the three, and includes her snapchat username and also like the others, a link to download her personal app. She doesn’t follow many people or accounts on Instagram, only following a slight 156. This account seems to be the place where Khloe mixes fashion, business, health and personality all in one. This isn’t an account made for business or personal posts, it’s a place where she posts stuff near and dear to her heart and also things that she supports in order to gain the attention. When I say attention, I mean it in a positive way too. Khloe Kardashian has found many ways through Instagram to offer her supports in wake of tragedies that have struck all over the world and in the U.S., and she tries to give back to those in need.  She has an abundant amount of posts that promote the work done by people she is close with, her personal stylists and also her sisters’ fashion and beauty lines. Khloe seems to be the sister who offers all the support in the world, whether she is on good or bad terms with the person! I think the best thing Khloe has done on her Instagram account is to incorporate all these different aspects of her life into one. The page feels more relaxed, real and personal. When celebrities post such personal things, people tend to interact more because they can relate on so many different levels. She gets so much interaction on this account from all of her fans who are in support of he for her postings. I think Khloe has done all the right things when it comes to her social media accounts, and I think her Instagram is by far the best. I really wouldn’t change a thing about this page! Check out her really cool Insta HERE , and I promise you will not regret it!

As a whole, I think Khloe Kardashian has portrayed such a positive image for herself when it comes to her personal and business life. Many have so many opinions on the Kardashian Family, but I believe Khloe has worked her butt off to live the life she deserves after the heartbreak, weight-shaming and business efforts she has endured. She has continued to be successful, and continues to support not only herself but others on the social media platforms she is a part of. Her Instagram account is by far the best, and I really encourage everyone to check it out. There really is something for everything on there! Her pictures are interesting and always sporting new looks, and she’s always including information about her closest friends and family. She seems to interact most with her fans and supporters on this account, so if you’re looking for some new fashion and party tips, this is the place to be! If your really trying to keep up with these Kardashians, follow Khloe & her crazy, but super exciting lifestyle by following her Instagram account. You will get to see everything from little North West and Penelope Disick to Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner. If your looking for some inspiration, pick up her book Strong looks better Naked at your local book store! I promise she does not disappoint!! And if her weight loss advice and workout pictures on Insta don’t make you want to read more about her, then maybe your checking out the wrong page!

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From Business Suit to a Bathing Suit

As a young college girl seeking new opportunities, I would just LOVE to be able to drop everything I’m doing this second to travel the world. Doesn’t it sound amazing to live in a bikini all day and not worry about anything except where your traveling to next? Sounds good to me! But a girl can dream…right!? This is me in Mexico, wishing I was still knee deep in turquoise water!FullSizeRender

Anyways, after some exploring on the web, I came across a really awesome blog about a young woman who has decided to throw every aspect of her professional life in the garbage and decided to travel for a living. The Blonde Abroad is a blog written by a young California girl named Kiersten. Like many, she was taught that she needed an education, a high paying job, to get married and have kids to live a full and prosperous life. But not long after graduating from college with Honors and accepting a position at a popular financial firm in LA did she discover that this wasn’t what she wanted to do. Since then, Kiersten has traveled to over 50 countries, volunteered her time in undeveloped countries, and is now living the life that makes her heart happy. To make this blog a young womans’ dream come true, Kiersten also blogs about fashion, photography and travel tips from her experiences. Check her incredibly awesome blog out HERE!

The blog caught my eye not only because of my deep love and passion for traveling and seeing the world, but also because of it’s unique layout. It’s bold, creative and to the point. She wrote the posts in a. way that has very limited information on them, but also gives you, the reader, the option to read more about what she is talking about if you choose too. The title of the Blog which is A Blonde Abroad should make someone think twice about it. Once you open the blog, a pink backdrop appears with a slideshow of videos and pictures from her trips appear. The layout of her information tabs make it easy to navigate and find information. She offers both blogs and vlogs (Video Blogs) from her travels, which I think makes it more interesting and gives people an option if they don’t like to sit and read. Her “about me” page is short and sweet for people not wanting to know her life story, but she does give the option to read her full story down below.  All pictures and videos taken are from her, not from a different source which makes the reader feel more connected and intrigued! If your traveling on a budget, she’s got a tab for that! Or if you want to learn more about volunteering in undeveloped countries, she can help with that! She covers many different topics ranging from food, to fashion, and festivals and a little of everything else that falls in between.

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She has a layout of 6 different tabs at the top of the blog. One for Destinations, Travel Tips, Activities,  Interests, Shop and FAQ’s! After clicking on a tab, it directs you to another page on her blog that gives a little information about each thing. The graphics used on the posts are interactive, meaning they look like their calculating numbers when showing you where she has visited in her travels! My favorite part about this blog is the “Popular Articles” section on the homepage. Check out a few of my favorites below!

  • If you need some assistance on what to pack in a carry on bag,  Click HERE
  •  Looking for some guidance on where to travel in your 20’s?? Click HERE 
  • Want to travel the world or book a vacation and don’t have anyone to go with? No worries, travel Solo! Heres some of the Safest Places to travel as a solo female

As a whole, she seems to really encourage her readers to share her stories and experiences, but also take them in for themselves. The blog gives the opportunity to share the posts and articles on various social media platforms, and also gives the opportunity to e-mail just incase! I feel as if this blog is more of a read-only blog, and not to share. I wish I had known about this blog earlier because it gives so many tips on how to budget, pack and also safety steps to take when traveling alone. She has created a tab on the blog that shares the sites her work has been featured in, including The New York Times, Travel + Leisure and Forbes! Check the rest of her Press features out HERE. 

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I normally don’t care too much about the author, but her story is unique in a way that makes me envy who she is, but in a good way. I feel like as a young woman, she stands for a lot and she also stands for the young women who are told on the daily that they need a degree to be anything in this world. Not only is she proving that theory wrong, but she does it in such a way that makes it seem normal. After all the violence and terror in the world, reading this blog gives me comfort in knowing that I am a woman and I can do what so many men do as a living, travel the world and be safe at the same time. She has proved that even after quitting her job at a prestigious Finance company after graduating college with honors, she is still a successful female making a living on her own. This blog means more to me the just a travel blog, it shows me that I can’t be defined by a single piece of paper or any amount of money a job position can offer. Do what makes the heart happy, or else you’ll be stuck doing something that doesn’t pay yourself back. Do what you love, and love what you do! 

As a blog, it does very well at giving insight on what to look for when planning a vacation and some ideas of what to do while on the trip! I think this blog would be great to incorporate into a business program and show it to both young men and women equally. You don’t have to be female to travel solo and enjoy what the beautiful world has to offer, but it might be more fun to show everyone how successful a young woman can actually be! If there was something this blog could do better, it would be to promote the work and articles better, as I have never seen them shared on social media. The only reason I knew about this blog was because I googled Top Blogs about Travel, and this was the third on the list!

I look forward to taking her tips and putting them to use one day soon! Catch you at the beach!

 

 

Staying cool during a New England Summer

Living in New England can be quite the task… sometimes it’s mid-June and the temperature is 47 degrees. Or, it could be Christmas Eve and it’s 78 degrees! Either way, it can be hard to find some fun and exciting hobbies to keep you busy during the summer months.

As a child growing up in a small town, it was really hard to find something to keep me busy that didn’t involve getting dirty. I never really liked hanging out around the house and watching TV. I always found something to do outside, whether it involved making mud pies to sell to imaginary people, or trying to dig up a bunch of worms and put them in a box to show my parents. When I started dating my now boyfriend of three years, I discovered a side of me that I never knew existed. After the summer of Graduation in 2015, we decided it would be fun to buy a cheap jet ski and drop it in the nearby lakes and rivers. So, that summer, we went out and bought our first Jet Ski and have not stopped riding every since! There’s quite a thrill and an adrenaline rush when your jumping waves and dodging water on what seems like a never-ending lake. Being able to spend my days soaking up sun, in a bikini, with good friends on the Margate Sandbar is my kind of day! IMG_6566Over the past three Summers in New England, I think it’s safe to that our favorite place to bring the Jet Ski is Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire. It’s about an hour and a half drive from where we live, but the drive is nice and relaxing, and theres lots to see on your way up! To say the least, the Lakes Region in New Hampshire has natural beauty that I really can’t describe. In my opinion, there is nothing like spending hot summer days on a gorgeous lake with good friends and food! To see for yourself, check out the Lakes Region HERE!

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A few of our favorite spots include:

  • Meredith Town Docks- Meredith, NH (Slight fee of $20 to use the public boat ramp during the summertime, but guaranteed fun and there is no set time you must be out of the water due to closing of the ramp…it stays open all the time)
  • Gloucester, Massachusetts (There a public boat ramp located behind Gloucester High School). We ride through the water and pull up close to shore on Good Harbor Beach
  • Merrimack River (Lowell or Chelmsford, MA ramps) Sometimes it’s nice to get out of work on a Tuesday at 5:30 and load the Jet Ski to drop it somewhere close to home since it stays light out till 8 PM!
  • Mascuppic Lake – Tyngsboro, MA (Always such nice people who live on the lake, with warm water that is refreshing after a hot day! Just watch out for lots of wildlife and birds that also visit the lake. We have come across a family of swans who are VERY protective of their young)
  • Beaver Lake- Derry, NH ( Beautiful lake that isn’t too far, but just far enough away to get that New Hampshire feel)

Check out our favorite spot in New Hampshire HERE.

If your not really into water sports of any kind, theres tons of other things to do around the Lakes Region that don’t include water! When were not spending the day soaking up the rays in our bathing suits, we enjoy casual lunches or dinners, and some shopping as well. If your a person who likes to dress up and go out for nice dinners or cruises, there is plenty to do for you also! During the day and night, the M/S Mount Washington offers spectacular scenery views during a nice cruise around the lake. If you’d prefer a train ride, the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad offers an extensive range of times for a quiet and enjoyable ride around the lake. If your the shopping type, the Weirs Strip has quite the selection of little gift shops and arcades, which is ideal for all ages. If you’d prefer to watch the sunset from the top of a mountain, or enjoy the outdoors instead of shopping, be sure to check out the Castle in the Clouds in Moultonboro, NH. For more information on things to do around the lakes region, click HERE.

I hope you are able to find something to keep you cool and busy during the hot summer months that are yet to come here in New England!