Taylor Swift

Introduction-

Taylor Swift is one of the top artists in the world this year. She came out with an album that within the 24 hours of it being released was the fastest top selling album ever to be written. She broke a record within the music industry. She is on many different social medias, Instagram, twitter and Facebook.

Facebook-

Her facebook has around 73 million followers and many pictures and videos telling us about her latest album. She tries to keep her fans involved with what she’s doing. Last year she deleted all her social media and just recently in October came back saying she was coming out with a new album. That post went crazy and became viral. Everyone was not expecting her sudden appearance.

Instagram-

Her Instagram account has 105 million and 99 posts to her instagram. Just like Facebook, Taylor had deleted her instagram for about a year and then following her new album, she released a photo. There were photos following that one to promote her album. Not a lot of videos are on her instagram, just photos. They all look professionally done and were definitely from her album photos.

Twitter-

Her Twitter account has 85.8 million followers and she followers no one. Just like all of her other social media accounts she had deleted her account a while ago. Twitter was the first account to see that her new album was coming out. She only tweets about her new album and things surrounding it. She posts a lot of pictures on her twitter page. It seems to be that all of her social media accounts are connected and that when one posts on one account, the other posts would be the same if not similar.

A lot of people look up to Taylor Swift with her girl power songs and motives towards life. She always has a great attitude towards life and shows compassion to everything she does. Everything that Taylor Swift posts has some sort of positive outlook towards her brand. She promotes everything with her songs, pictures, and videos. Taylor Swift is a good role model towards young woman, and any individual.

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Elle Mills

The celebrity that I chose is Elle Mills. You may not have heard of her because she’s a youtube celebrity, gaining success by videos. Recently her videos have been more popular, they have been shared around Facebook multiple times. Her comedic attitude towards anything in life really caught my eye when thinking of a celebrity. I’ve only been watching her videos for a short time and I thought she would be a great celebrity to write about. With her just becoming known she’s already been to so many places around the world traveling for business and meeting fans.

Overview

Elle Mills facebook URL is https://www.facebook.com/elleofthemills/ her page has 510,664 people like her page at this moment. Her twitter username is @millselle and has 285 thousand people following her. She is following only 186. Since she has joined twitter in July of 2012 she has only tweeted 910 times. With her Instagram her username is Elle.mills. The number of followers that she has on that social media site is 290 thousand followers and she follows 196. She has posted 144 times since creating her Instagram account.

Analysis

Facebook- Elle Mills facebook describes a lot about her personality. It has a lot of read and fun typography fonts. This creates a bright and fun atmosphere when just clicking onto her page. Her profile picture is of her wearing a coke shirt making a silly face. Almost like she’s trying to say “I don’t know” or “oops”. It has drawings to outline her body in a cartoon way and she made a crown on her head. Her cover image is very similar to her profile picture. It is her name in red drawing and her picture. The information that is in her about page is her managers email, her youtube link, her Instagram page link, her snapchat page link, and her twitter page link. Her actual about herself is a funny comment that she made to sit back and relax and shell be back with snacks. She put herself under a public figure which I would consider she is. One of her recent videos that she posted on Facebook was a comment and link to her youtube video. it was called “I surprised my brother with a slumber party with all of his exes.” This video got 621 thousand likes and 285,457 shares and even more comments. All of her posts contains a comment from her and a link to her youtube page to a certain video that she posted most recently. There are never posts about articles anywhere on her Facebook page. I would say that posts are created by Elle. I would say this because she is the one that created the videos, edits the videos and does all of her own branding I would say, with a little help from her manager I’m assuming. None of her posts are reposts about anything. Her content mostly consists of videos and pictures about her life and video content that she creates. Elle does not like anyones posts about anything else. I like how each post and the colors of her page are consistent throughout all of Facebook and other social media platforms as well. Her audience interaction on Facebook is very limited. There is not much free expression to talk to people on this site.

Twitter- Elle’s content on her profile contains a lot of pictures and captions about her life. Her profile picture and her banner image are the same as her profile picture and her cover image in her Facebook profile. She keeps it consistent which is a very good way for marketing herself to her viewers. This would make it very easy to find her in any social media site. Her information in her bio includes her managers email and her merchandise website. Her youtube page link is also connected in her bio and also her birthday and the year she joined which was July of 2012. Her most popular tweet is about bringing her high school teacher to a high school party. She also has a link to the video she created about bringing her high school teacher to a high school party. Her high school teacher was her favorite and she retired that year making her really being able to go to a high school party without getting into trouble with the school itself. All of Elle’s tweets are pictures and videos with caption explaining them. All of her tweets seem to be written by herself since she created each video and with her personality I can hear it by reading her captions of each comment. I think that Elle should tweet more about herself as like in the moment type of stuff rather than just her promoting her content. Although since she is doing so well promoting herself I think she is doing a great job because this is what she’s making a career out of it at 19 years old just out of high school. She doesn’t have much social interaction with her fans on twitter that often.

Instagram- Elle’s content on her Instagram profile is clean and funny. I would say its clean because it has the same color scheme throughout the page. Each post looks like she’s enjoying whats she’s doing. She takes time to edit her photos it seems or at least takes them with a professional camera and then uploads it to Instagram. Her profile picture is the same exact photo that she has on her twitter and her Facebook profile pictures as well. It is her with an outline of her body making her looks cartoonish but still have the same photo of her with a professional photo. In her bio she has a link to her youtube page, bringing the audience to her main portal of communication. Her most liked photo of this year is a picture of her sister graduating from college and Elle holding a sign up next to her with the saying “her mom did half of her assignments”. This photo got 66 thousand likes from her fans. I like that all of her photos are edited and taken from a professional camera. This makes the photos seem brighter and less pixelated. Interacting with your audience on Instagram seems hard. You can’t interact with them in any way except reading there comments. Elle does not really do much interacting here on Instagram.

Conclusion

I think that Elle Mills is more successful interacting with her audience on Facebook. I think this because its where her posts gets shared around the most and liked and commented on. Most of her links to other social media is on her Facebook page. Her Facebook page is the heart of her business, this site helps bring so many new people to her page and then to her other social media platforms. I think that Instagram is more appealing though. I feel that pictures show more about a person. Some pictures she posts make you feel and wonder what she was doing and what was happening in that moment. The only way to find out what was going on was to find her youtube page or go back to Facebook and find her content there. Although, I do also believe that Twitter gives off a more friendly one on one vibe. It makes you feel as if you were friends with any celebrity by the way they post and how you can reply even though they might not reply back. All social media cites give you an interactive feel with Elle Mills. All you have to do is watch her and she makes you feel as if you were sitting next to her and have been friends for a long time.

Blog of “Young Adventuress”

Overview- 

The blog that I chose to write about is called young adventures. This blog caught my eye since it is all about a young girl on her own and traveling the world. Liz Carlson writes this blog and shows us her Instagram perfect pictures throughout her travels across the world. Liz tells her audience how she quit her job to travel around the world full time. She just thought her traveling around the world for a year would bring her back to college to later become a professor. She never thought that she would end up loving it so much that she became an English teacher in Spain. She then studied abroad and got to travel more of the world. She has stated multiple times throughout the blogs that she loved her life and wouldn’t change it for the world.

https://youngadventuress.com/start-here

Analysis- 

This blog is very clean and simple when you first open to its page. The main picture is of her on a vacation and a main statement that states “Get to know me”. Below this is all about her and how she become a young twenty-eight year old traveling across the world alone and loving life. One thing that I really love about coming into this blog is that she has a clean looking logo that describes her whole adventure. It is an arrow with the statement ‘young adventuress’ with mountains across it. I think that logo alone could explain her whole blog. It shows what she wants to do and explains who she is without going into much detail. The first main page is all about her and how she became this travel blogger. When you get to the bottom of the page, she has tabs of each place she’s been. Liz also put all of her social media accounts on the bottom and her email. In her paragraphs about her, she described her blog audience as her friends in a weird way and wanted to keep that friendship going by becoming friends on Facebook or any social media platform.

When looking through the rest of her site, she has a lot of blogs that are tips on what do to in a certain city you are in. Whether this be travel tips, what to do, any attractions to see and so on. In every post she creates there are a ton of picture about the topics and also links that are to some of her other posts that she made about a similar topic or the same area. Every page is clean and colorful, making this blog be very adventurous. At the bottom of a blog is a section where it says “related adventures”. I think this part of the blog is a really interesting view,  I would never think to do this. People all the time are searching for related activities or places to be and go and see. This helps people find their way around more and become even more interested in her blogs and certain subjects. All of the images that are on Liz’s blog and pictures that she has taken on her numerous adventures across the world. The most popular post that I have found based on comments was the blog called “Troving around New Zealand’s South Island”. A lot of interest took place for this blog and I’m not sure of what reason. Many of the comments that were on there didn’t explain very much to get one clear answer. A lot of the blog post titles were based on what place she was visiting then. Each post was different when it came to the place she was writing about and what the content of the place was.

Conclusion- 

I thought the blog did especially well when it came down to the layout of the site. The beginning of the website really caught my eye and made me want to stay even longer to try and find things out about this author. The pictures were incredible and made me want to go to all the places she had went and visited. The way the author wrote was also something I enjoyed. She wrote like she was talking which gave it a cool friendship role. It felt like I had someone reading it to me as I was reading it. I did think that the important information like the type of blogs and sections could be placed in a more reachable area to show the audience the different options they have when first going onto the site. In some posts I felt that there were a lot more pictures that text on the blog which I would feel the opposite of what it needed. Some people may not agree but she still made me interested by grabbing me and pulling me into the blog more by showing so many pictures.

Life in Long Island

Long Island is home to many different cultures and many different landscapes, within a short distance. Life in Long Island is encompassed with all four seasons, letting those who live on Long Island experience both summer and winter, beach and snow days. Despite it not being the first thing that comes to mind, Long Island is also home to many beautiful vineyards. There’s also the chance to catch the LIRR, or the Long Island Rail Road, for a short train ride into New York City. NYC is an experience of nightlife unlike any other. Next, obviously is Long Island’s beautiful beaches, with exceptional sand and warm water, not to mention how close beaches are to any point on Long Island.

When people think of Long Island, I’ve found that most automatically think of the Hamptons, or McMansions with celebrities like Billy Joel, or even older famous gents, like Jay Gatsby and their houses in West and East Egg. This is definitely apart of Long Island’s history, and the Island itself has many beautiful cultural landmarks. These landmarks are usually accompanied with beautiful trails and scenery.

But Long Island isn’t just a home for celebrities, it’s also homes to many more ‘regular’ folk, like you and I. With suburbs and parks, Long Island is also very proud of high school and college sports teams. Long Island can be a very family friendly place, with activities for the whole family, including some of the aforementioned museums, as well as petting zoos and for rainy afternoons, establishments like Dave and Busters.

Long Island isn’t just a great place to live, it’s the place to live, with its diverse culture and people. It has many places to explore and things to do, and it is also a great place to raise a family with some excellent schools and extra curricular activities.