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OmarfromtheO visits Detroit, Michigan Part 3

Still in Michigan, Omar looks for a coney with ‘character’ and decides to visit Lafayette Coney Island and American Coney Island. The gang waves hi to Canada and takes a casual stroll around Downtown Detroit. He wonders how his Floridian friends will stand wearing shorts in the not-so-hot Detroit weather.

The gang wraps up their last full day in Detroit by checking out Greek Independence Day parade, and doing laps around the old Detroit Tigers’ Stadium in Corktown. Really old. And (formerly) wooden?! People started playing baseball in this place in 1896! The stadium went all steel and fancy in 1912 and played its last game on “The Corner” on September 27th, 1999.

After several attempts to save Tiger Stadium, only its playing field remains, but the City of Detroit plans on repurposing this historic site for a youth sports complex and headquarters for the Detroit Police Athletic League. Atta boy, Detroit!

RoadTip: Keep your head up while being aware of killer potholes.

How exactly does one balance two forks and two toothpicks on top of a salt shaker? Be amazed and watch Episode 3 to see for yourself!

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Moving away for the first time? Top 5 Tips to cope + Ikea Retail Therapy!

Words of wisdom and Things we want from Ikea that can “Cure” this feeling!

Are you a college student or just a family moving to Florida? We understand what it feels like to have to let go of things you have grown up with. However, we can’t stop ourselves from growing up and moving forward in life. Here’s the deal; if you are moving to or from the state of Florida, the “Florida long distance movers” can help you with that. Call them now! On the other hand, for more accessible and ready for service 24/7, you call them anytime of the day and within 30 mins they will knock at your front door. For faster moving services, contact demenagementadt.ca.

Feel the low -it’s okay to miss where you used to live but here a couple random tips from me. (Check back for more soon!)

Also here a few things we would encourage you to check out at your local Ikea!

 Bring something that reminds you of your friends and family.

Is is a blanket someone made for you or something that you can’t buy in a store? Take it!

 Take photos of things you care about and any landmarks.

In my hometown there was a lookout that I used to go to – well they put a parking lot there and Cell phone tower-it will never feel the same to me.

Also, oddly there was a piece of public art in my hometown in front of my middle school I wish I took a photo of – they tore it down a few years ago.

 Music might save you – or maybe Dancing

Make a playlist of songs that remind you of home or your friends. Buy one or 2 on itunes or listen over and over on youtube!

 Less is more-

You might be limited with space or maybe $ – so you buy less and value it more- Trust me!

Here are few things that might make you happy:

Collage frame for 15 photos: JÄLLVIK(to the right) IkeaFrame

A great Floor lamp that will make you feel “brighter”: HEKTAR

Or maybe this Lightup Stool Lamp – a great conversation piece for sure!

This great laptop bag: UPPTÄCKA

A colorful table with storage (this can be your Remember When area)

The new 2015 IKEA Catalog is here! Digital one HERE

(Tweet us what would make you happy at @CentralFLTop5 )

Post by @TheNiceBrian 

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PS- how cool is this: “IKEA Creates A Website Inside The Instagram App”

Speaking of moving, if you or your company needs a reliable ANCHOR moving company, go to Citimap moving company.

 

Why Bloggers and Social Media Peeps Should Use Klout

Guest post by blogger Sunshine Davis who writes about Florida shopping at www.SunshineStateShopping.com. She has shopped every outlet mall and shopping center in Florida, and is passionate about the treasure hunt aspect of shopping. Sunshine loves to share the best places to go to find amazing designer clothing and accessories at dramatic discounts. Tweeting at @SunshineStyles

What is Klout?

If you’re buzzing around the social media world for a while, you’ll soon start hearing about Klout scores. Some people love them, some hate them, but anyone trying to build a social media presence should be aware of them.  Klout is a free service that evaluates your social media influence and assigns you a score on a scale of 1 to 100. It factors in many different services like Facebook, Foursquare and LinkedIn, but mainly focuses on Twitter. When you first sign up, your score will usually be a 10. Every day, Klout reviews how often your content is shared or commented on, and how influential the people that follow you are. Then they give you a score. I’ve been on Klout for about 6 months, and my score has steadily risen, it now stands at 52 http://klout.com/#/sunshinestyles .

What About Klout Topics?

Recently, Klout began assigning topics to members. They analyze what type of content you write, and how other influencers respond.  Other Klout members can then give you a +K, essentially a vote confirming that you influence them on that topic.  I am currently the #2 +K recipient on the topic of Orlando, behind the lovely Amanda Tinney of www.DisneyEveryDay.com. I’m also influential on the topics of Shopping and Florida, which is appropriate since my blog, www.SunshineStateShopping.com, is about these topics.

Why should I Care?

You may be wondering, why would anyone care about their Klout score? Well, I have a unique perspective since I am both a blogger and a social media consultant for an internet marketing firm. In my internet marketing job, I manage Facebook and Twitter accounts for large hotels and other service providers. Their goal is always to increase their Facebook fans and Twitter followers quickly. One of the best ways to do this is to have social media influencers mention us online. We targeted people with blogs about Orlando and Florida travel and invited them to parties at our hotels which included a weekend stay.  You may have heard about the many perks and freebies that bloggers are offered in exchange for writing about a product. Social media marketers need to know who the influencers are for their products, and one of the best ways to find this out is by looking at Klout scores and topics.

What’s In It For ME?

In addition to the benefits and invitations that can come from PR companies looking to use bloggers to promote their products, Klout has its own program called Klout Perks. With this program, Klout essentially works as a middleman to link companies with the relevant bloggers that can promote them. People with Klout scores above a certain level, usually 40, and who are topical influencers in a certain area, get free products and invitations through Klout Perks. So far, I have gotten free movie tickets, Axe hair gel, a $20 Macy’s gift card, store credit at various online retailers, and a big bag of Purina dog food!  You can also get invited to events like grand opening parties and fashion shows if you are a Klout influencer. This year, during music festivals and Fashion Week, there were parties exclusively for Klout influencers! Read more in TheNextWeb! So you can make some great connections, get free stuff, and have some amazing experiences due to your Klout score, which makes it worth paying attention to!

How Do I Get Started?

Signing up for Klout is as easy as pie. You just go to Klout.com and sign in using your Twitter handle. Then you can add other social media services (Facebook, LinkedIn, WordPress, etc.) to your profile to raise your score. If you want to start amping up your score quickly, and make friends with your fellow bloggers, start giving out some +K points to people that influence you. You probably won’t have any topics of influence at first, but if you tweet about the same thing for a few days in a row, Klout will figure it out pretty quickly. Then your fellow social media peeps can give you some +K and you’ll be on your way to Klout superstardom!

Shopping in Florida,

@SunshineStyles