Monday Giveaway!

Happy Monday, everyone! I recently wrote a post about abandoning social media FOR GOOD…

…don’t hate me BUT I may or may not have signed back into Facebook. Eek! I know.

BUT hear me out!

I wanted to make a Facebook PAGE to promote Rapetti Review (because let’s face it, even if I don’t personally use Facebook all the time – along with the other rare few who don’t – the rest of the world does). But, unfortunately, one can’t make a page without having an account. Thus my dilemma. Soooo, though I’m logged back into Facebook I’m genuinely not using it for stalking purposes other than to keep up with my new page. (I even went on a deleting spree and updated my settings so people who aren’t ‘friends of friends’ can’t add me!)

OK OK — I know you want to learn about the giveaway!! Basically this is my way to bribe y’all into sharing my page, ‘liking’ it and spreading the word!

OK Jackie, but what do I do??? How do I win?? Also, WHAT will I win?!

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GREAT QUESTIONS. 

If you’ve read my posts, by now you should know I love snail mail and all things handwritten. The lucky winner will win a 3-month subscription to CardNest! It’s a wonderful site where you can subscribe to receive three exclusive cards each month in the mail! Each card comes with a pre-stamped envelope too! So all you need to do is grab a pen and send some snail mail to some of your favorite people!

Entry Rules:

Head over to Facebook and ‘like’ my page HERE, and…

Comment (on the article link on my page or below) and let me know what a hand-written note means to you!

For all y’all who ditched Facebook – you can enter by commenting below! Or, shoot me an email at rapettireview@gmail.com.

I look forward to hearing from you guys!

Spread kindness and cheer, xo

Jackie

I’M FREE! I’M FREE!

I’M FREE! I’M FREE!

Y’all I’m taking it back to the Stone Age and I’ve never felt better. I just deleted my Snapchat and two of my three — yes, THREE — Instagram accounts. And by “deleted,” I mean DELETED.

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I didn’t just remove the apps, or temporarily disable my accounts…they are GONE. Well, besides Rudolph’s Instagram, but he’s an adorable dog and his followers love him so…

Why the sudden move to purge these social media accounts?

I was actually inspired by fellow blogger, Audra and THIS post she recently penned.

When I look back on my life, am I really going to care about how many likes I got on a certain photo or how many followers I had? I sure hope not. I want to remember the people, the experiences, the moments that left me completely speechless. The times when I took in everything there was to see and made the most of it.

I love every point she makes and I couldn’t agree more. I have my reasons for keeping Facebook (it’s how I keep in touch with my bf who is currently in JAPAN of all places for the next two years) and I’ve actually found Twitter useful for networking (go figure). Plus, I like using FB and Twitter to share these blog posts with folks who aren’t on WordPress.

Tomorrow, I’m leaving for Miami with my grandma and two of my aunts; I found myself thinking about the photos I’ll take and the amazing memories we’ll have from this all girls trip.

And I don’t want to spend my time filtering through the filters of Instagram and Snapchat.

I’ll have my phone, sure, but I plan on keeping it off most of the time. I’ll bring my DSLR camera to capture candid moments because that’s something I enjoy doing. I love photography and videos and being my family’s so-called historian…but I don’t want to feel the need to upload and share every moment with everyone in my social network just to be ‘liked.’ Because guess what? I’m loved and I already know that, and that’s all that matters. And guess what? So are you. And you can live without all this social media too. #ImpromptuRhymeTime

It’s going to be a while (if ever) till I break from #RandomHashtags. But I’m off to a start. My point is, while it’s good to want to share your experiences with others, don’t let all the social media craziness get in the way of the actual experience. Live your life for YOU, not for the Insta.

Spread kindness and cheer, xo
Jackie