Monday, March 3, 2014

Yes, this Blog is Still Alive

Hey y'all!
 Ahh, that feels nice. It might not seem like a long time, but a week is AGES without a blog post. For once, I have good reason. I have been up to my ears in work for my student government campaign. Elections are today, so we get results tomorrow. I'm incredibly nervous, but I know I gave it my all. 
One thing that really struck me as interesting is how social media has changed student government elections over the years. It used to be simple- posters and flyers at school, and a speech. Now?
While you still get most of your votes from your speech at school, social media plays a huge factor in your campaign. I ran a Facebook event, released an 10-picture series on reasons to vote for me via Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #himaforidc, and added plugs into my Snapchat stories.


If any of y'all remember, I was my school mascot at an event a few months ago. Super hot in there, and you can't actually see out of the eyeholes.


Totally taking advantage of an incorrect email my assistant principal sent out ;) Props to Sneha for the idea. 



What, you didn't think I'd somehow find a way to tie in the blog? It's a huge part of my life! :)


Our homecoming theme was this year was the Wizard of Oz, so a few of us dressed up. Clearly, I'm tin man.


Is this not the cutest #tbt ever? Makes me miss Minnesota and all the snow!


I went to school dressed like this and walked around for a day. 'Nuff said.





And finally, as if I hadn't posted enough, a selfie to remind people to vote online. 

If you go to Lynbrook: To access the 2014 ASB Elections log onto your district's Infinite Campus Parent Portal at https://campus.fuhsd.org/campus/portal/fremont.jsp and select the survey link in your inbox. Thanks everyone!

See what I mean about social media? It's all about bugging people in as many ways as possible- heck, some of us even added it into our Snapchat stories! (P.S. Marla, thank you for enduring those HAHA) I don't know, just something interesting.

 Okay y'all...sorry if this post was painfully awkward. I'm not really sure what I'm doing, but we should be back to regularly scheduled programming by Wednesday.

xo, Hima

22 comments:

  1. Ha! "Regularly scheduled programming."
    p.s. I got a shout-out!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Awww - good luck, girl! Crossing my eyes, fingers, toes for you!
    morepiecesofme.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. haha, girl, I can tell you put a lot of effort into your campaign! And wearing a Mascot suit? That's hardcore!

    ReplyDelete
  4. OK, that's torture if the mascot suit is hot inside and you can't see out?! How do you function!? Best of luck and I hope the results go your way!! (You should be finding out soon. eek!) -Gina

    On the Daily Express

    ReplyDelete
  5. I hope you win! I can not think of anyone when I went to school that had as much enthusiasm and creativity as you!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Good luck! I loved seeing all these pictures of you~ you're super inspiring!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Woohoo I think it worked because I won! :) Thanks for the good wishes!

    ReplyDelete
  8. It was so fun, but I'm glad it's finally over, and that I won! (:

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thank you so much Erica- this means a lot! I guess your good wishes helped, because I won! :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. Thank you for stating the obvious.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Good luck!!!


    Thanks for linking up!
    Anne

    ReplyDelete
  12. I just found this reply in my email! Dang, I can't believe I missed it! Sorry, I suck! But more importantly, so super excited you won!

    ReplyDelete
  13. BAHAHA nothing to endure, I loved it! We have to get back to our Snapchat pretty face convos, those were the best! I am sure you posted later whether or not you won the election and I'll probably be reading that in a second but for now my fingers are crossed for you between now and when I open your next thing on my feed haha!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Haha no problem Carylee! Thank you so much for rooting for me- I'm sure that played a part somewhere <3

    ReplyDelete
  15. DUDES seriously. Except we're going to have to wait till Tuesday because guess whose parents' took her phone away for a week???

    ReplyDelete
  16. So I am just gonna say you are the cutest person EVER!


    P.S. - I am so proud of you for winning!!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Love the wizard of oz theme prom!

    ReplyDelete
  18. It was a lot of fun! :) Can't wait for next year!

    ReplyDelete
  19. I'm just going to say you're the best! :) Thank you!

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for leaving a comment! You probably just made my day :) I do my best to reply to every single one, even if it takes a little while. Make sure you're not a no-reply blogger so we don't get deprived of a wonderful conversation!
xo, Hima