SF Giants + POPSUGAR + New Articles!

It’s been a while since I’ve provided an update here, but I guess contributing to a couple of my dream companies is worth writing a blog post about!

In April, I took on a part-time position as a member of the #SFG Digital Team for my most favorite sports team, the San Francisco Giants. I help create pre-game and in-game content to engage fans on the @CafeSFG Twitter and Instagram handles, as well as manage the fan social media hub at AT&T Park. It feels incredible to do the things I love most as a small job—watching my Giants, Tweeting about it, and interacting with my fellow Giants fans on and offline! Hopefully the Giants will make the playoffs once again and I will get to stick with the gig till October! You can see a sample of my work in the Social Media section of my portfolio.

A few months ago, I also started contributing a few articles to POPSUGAR as part of their Voices team. I’ve wanted to work for POPSUGAR since forever, so being part of it as a contributing writer has been a true privilege. You can view a couple of the articles I’ve written in the Miscellaneous Publications/Works section of my portfolio. Still holding out for a full-time role with them one day!

Also in the Miscellaneous Publications/Works, you can view a couple of other pieces I’ve written in the last several months for SheKnows and Fandom (Another site I hope to work for full-time in the near future).

Finally, after a bit of a blogging hiatus, I think I’m finally ready to really start taking Shower Sweat Repeat to the next level. Stay tuned!

Thanks for reading!


2014 in Review


Hello friends and followers!

I’ve been meaning to post a few site updates, but have been really busy these days—in good ways! For starters, I started freelancing for two websites—Bay Area HQ and Super Sunday HQ—back in October. For Bay Area HQ, I seek out celebrity and athlete events and appearances around the Bay Area and write short posts about them, just to let readers know that they’re happening. For Super Sunday HQ, I write about VIP parties, events, and concerts going on in Arizona during Super Bowl 49 week/weekend. Due to the more informative and straight-forward nature of these posts, I have decided not to include them on my portfolio on this site. However, you can check out my author pages here and here! I have also contributed a few seasonal lifestyle pieces to the fast-growing women’s news and features site Bustle.

Also in recent days, I made a huge stride in my professional life by landing my first “big girl” job! I am now a Community Manager for the Likes social network at MyLikes.com. My role is focused on monitoring user content and maintaining a safe and clean network for all, and I’m really excited about the opportunity to take on a bigger role in the tech space!

I’m really thankful for the incredible opportunities I had with these outlets and companies in 2014 and I look forward to working with them more in the next year and to see what else is in store. In turn, expect a few updates around the site (Also, please note that links to U Blush articles are currently broken as the site is no longer in existence, at least for now). Additionally, my blog Karen On recently established a couple of exciting partnerships with other brands, so I’ll be back to blogging real, real soon!

It’s been an excellent year for me in all aspects and I hope it was for you too. Thank you to everyone who helped me along the way so I can write this post to you today. Have an amazing 2015 and I will see you all there!


(FEATURED PHOTO CREDIT: librariesrock @ Flickr)

Now an Entertainment Editor for Pink and Black Magazine!

Hi y’all!

August is here! Hope everyone is enjoying this last month of summer!

I’m excited to announce that I have been chosen to be the fall 2012 Entertainment Editor of Pink and Black Magazine, an online magazine for young women! I’m stoked that I will be able to take on a prominent role (Pretty much the kind I aspire to) and be able to tackle on the topics I love for such a cool and interesting (And very aesthetically pleasing!) publication. I will be brainstorming ideas for the section every month, assign stories, work closely with staff writers and our amazing Editor-in-Chief, Anna, and pitch in my own weekly column. I can’t wait to finally see it all take off!

Please check out the website at pinkandblack-magazine.com, and follow our social networks on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Pinterest. The Editor’s Blog is a pretty fun read too, and to my understanding, Pink and Black is still looking for Staff Writers. So if you’re a female between the ages of 18-25 and are looking to get some writing experience, this is a great opportunity!

Life’s been pretty crazy. Always lots of writing to do, and more opportunities are still presenting themselves! We’ll talk again soon!