What are some of the biggest challenges when it comes to living sober? Where do you eat, drink, chill, hang out, and catch up with friends who are like-minded and share the same lifestyle? These challenges are amplified when you’re attending major milestone events like the Super Bowl, which is right around the corner. These types of events where alcohol is the norm can be extremely uncomfortable and in some cases a trigger for the sober.
Now there is an app that will help you wade through the foamy alcoholic landscape to places that encourage sobriety. Loosid was designed with the non-drinker in mind. It connects you with a community of like-minded individuals and gives you access to tailored experiences with the common denominator being alcohol-free.
Loosid provided us with some tips on how to host a sober Super Bowl 2019 party. Check out their recommendations below:
Sober Super Bowl 2019 Party Menu (from Loosid)
• First Down:
- LA Ram’s Vegan Kale Chips
- New England Clam Chowder
- LA Ram’s Gold Caramel Pop Corn
- New England Baked Bean Dip
• Halftime Show:
- New England Pizza Bagels
- LA Famous Quinoa Salad
- New England Patriots Lobster Rolls
- LA Ram’s Vegetarian Wrap
• End Zone:
- Boston Crème Donuts
- Malibu Açaí Bowl
- New England Bread Pudding
- LA Ram’s Dairy Free Frozen Yogurt
• Mocktail Menu:
- Patriots Famous Apple Cider
- LA’s Organic Fruit Smoothie
- Virgin Mary
- New England Nojito
Loosid was born out of the need to unite the sober community and bring together those people in recovery and battling addiction, as well as those who choose to live a sober lifestyle for other reasons, a combined total of over 100 million people from all walks of life. Loosid’s mission is to create a comprehensive digital platform for the sober community that celebrates the sober lifestyle while at the same time providing support for those members of the community in recovery or struggling with addiction.
Through Loosid, it’s easy to find other people who share your perspective, who know all too well that being sober doesn’t mean life has to be boring. Loosid makes it easy to find new friends and even new love, to find fun sober events and destinations, and to find groups in your community and beyond that promote sober living.
Is Technology Affecting Your Dating Life?
If you are over 50 years old, you know dating is significantly different than it was it was before 1995. Back then, there was no confusion about what a date meant to either person. A “date” could be defined as you and the person going out/meeting to spend time with each other in a romantic or special friendly way. Notice was necessary for a date–at least two or three days notification was required with the day, time, and place. Typically, the primary mode of communication was in person or voice to voice via phone conversation to plan this special event.
Dating was considered the preliminary stages of a relationship to discern future interactions. You were actively getting out and meeting people, generally focused on spending time with them. “Dating someone” meant you’re spending a significant amount of time with someone with purpose and on a regular basis.
Technology such as texting, social media direct messaging, dating websites, and dating apps have changed the dating scene and meaning dramatically.
Think about it! The first online dating service (www.Match.com) was created in 1995. By 2002, it had over 2 million subscribers. According to Forbes, as of 2013, there were over 2,500 dating services in the US alone. This diminishes the motivation to get out and meet people in person. Talking over the phone or meeting face to face in a public place to have a conversation appears less attractive when you have such accessibilities like looking at a profile picture and communicating via chat room, phone app, text messaging, and social media.
Dating or planning a date has become more of a process than an event. This process can last an unspecified amount of time of which a person can spend excessive engagement in “weeding” out people who they feel aren’t marriage potential or even worth spending face to face time with. In this new age of telecommunication, here are some signs that technology may be affecting your dating life:
1. You identify that your persistent feelings of loneliness and undesirable personality is based on how many people view your profile and contact you for more interest.
2. You only plan a date when the person demonstrates the ability to answer every one of your texts, DM’s, and emails within a specific amount of time only you know about.
3. Your inbox is full of unwanted attention because you post every moment of your life on social media from the time you wake up until the time you fall asleep.
4. Your lack of desire to engage in social interactions with friends, family, and community-based celebrations has been replaced with “shopping” on dating apps for the perfect mate. Eliminating the dating stage altogether.
5. You spend more time monitoring/managing your electronic device (s) for communication with persons you have yet to meet, don’t plan to meet, or answering messages from multiple people simultaneously instead of staying employed, going to class, enjoying the company of family and friends, or taking care of your mental and physical health.
Dating can be an exciting and fulfilling part of life. Balance is key. You can avoid pitfalls from allowing technology to take over your dating life by keeping perspective of the meaning of a date and dating. You are not considered dating someone you never meet in person but use technology to spend hours of the day communicating. A date is a plan that transcends into an event. It can be one time or ongoing (dating).
Remember, humans, need authentic communication that can’t be assessed primarily in front of a computer or on a phone screen. Improve your self-awareness and accountability by practicing healthy ways to meet and spend time with people. Don’t cheat yourself when it comes to your self-worth and happiness. Good interpersonal skills can be enhanced and demonstrated with good conversation in-person while enjoying the company of other people.
Get Noticed With These Facebook Content Distribution Tips
Facebook and Facebook ads are by and large one of the best marketing mediums available. They have been for a long time because they provide a pretty substantial return on investment. The Facebook platform is set up to be user-friendly, but there are so many options it can be easy to miss some of the ones that are most effective. When you create content, you want to get it out to the audience, and you want to use it to grow your audience. The only way to do this is to distribute and promote your content. The Facebook platform is one of the best ways to do this. It offers billions of active daily users who are available to view your content, and that is a lot of potential. So what is the best way to accomplish this? There are some secret hacks to successfully distributing your content with Facebook and Facebook ads.
The following tips will help you get noticed and expand your digital footprint.
Make Sure Your Content Is Relevant
You need to ensure your content is relevant and valuable to the audience. Answer commonly asked questions or solve a problem for the reader. Remember, your content also needs to be engaging. People tend to concentrate on posting consistently and forget to ensure their content is engaging. If your content is video, try to keep it less than ninety seconds long. Make it straightforward and include a call-to-action so your audience knows what you want them to do next. As you post consistently, you will start to get an idea of which content works best.
Evaluate The Metrics
Metrics are vital because they give you direction for your future content. Facebook provides massive amounts of data you can use on and off the platform. Analyze all this content and break everything down by posts to see what is performing best. If you used video, keep an eye on the watch time. Your goal should be a watch time of ten seconds or longer. You’ll be able to view the Likes, the Shares, and so much more. Break everything down into easily digestible chunks, and see what type of content is performing best. See whether or not it has images or infographics. Take the time to study everything about your top performing content so you can create similar content for future posts.
Boost Performing Content Accordingly
You’ll want to amplify the best performing content on Facebook. The first couple of steps is aimed more at organic traffic which is necessary for your success. When you know which content performs well, you have a clear understanding of what works and what doesn’t. It is also important to note that Facebook prompts you to boost under-performing posts. You should ignore this advice and promote the best-performing content that is in line with your strategy’s goals.
You also want to boost posts through the Ads Manager, and not the big blue boost post button. This method allows you to select specific audiences, split-test criteria, and have better control over your parameters. Facebook will let you choose your goal based on awareness, consideration, or conversion. Pick the one best suited to your content strategy. Now select your audience, placement, and budget in the ad creation steps. Don’t forget to review how your content will appear in mobile and desktop news feeds before you boost and adjust accordingly. You can promote your content for as little as one dollar per day.
Simply put, Facebook is one of the most effective marketing platforms created, aside from Google search. So it makes sense to use Facebook as one of your primary marketing channels. However, there are some secrets to a successful Facebook marketing campaign. Using the information provided here today, you should easily be able to get ahead of your competition and get noticed quickly (all while expanding your digital footprint).