It’s Monday of a travel week for me which means I’m already scratching myself to death with anxiety and to-do lists! 😊 We’re heading to DC, so please do let me know if you have any MUST DOs and MUST EATs please! I’m also working on some assignments, consulting, and putting together an Affiliate ABZs post about relevancy this week. I’ll be outlining a case study of mine and highlighting some of my clients’ successes — some of which I was directly responsible for (wooohoo!), and some of it I was admittedly #blessed with great timing (keeping it real!). I’m talking all about how to strike while the iron’s hot and max out every affiliate opp with good setup strategies. Anyway, look for it later this week!
In the meantime, I’ve got NewZ and FunnieZ lined up and ready for the reading. Have a great week, friendZ!
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Just a reminder, here’s what I’m working on this month. I’ve already started many of these, but I’m still taking pitcheZ. Send me your best! (firstname.lastname@example.org with my preferred method of submission, please.)
Charcuterie Boards for every occasion (under $50)
Kitchen tools that will save you (a lot of!) time (under $50)
Booster seats that wont break the bank
Best Holiday PJs (matching) for Families
Most versatile jeans to keep you comfy all day
Cozy sweaters from Amazon to hang in your closet this winter (under $50)
Social Media AffairZ
Massive messy cuts at Twitter. Elon brought the drama and the axe. About half of the company’s 7500 employees lost their jobs last week at Musk’s direction. In response, employees filed a class action suit alleging Twitter violated the law but not providing adequate notice in advance of the layoffs.
Want to sit with the cool kids? Now you can! For the low, low price of your dignity and $7.99 a month. In an announcement that promoted “Power to the people,” Twitter announced anyone can now get verified by paying up. The company will begin charging $7.99 per month for the verification check mark. Really sticking it to the man with this one…
Substack is looking to get more social. It has launched Substack Chat within the app, hoping to capture some of the Twitter exodus. And in my case, good punchlineZ.
Perhaps also noticing the temperature of the room over at Twitter, WhatsApp has launched Communities, allowing you to take your dysfunctional group chats international.
Because they haven’t got their fingers deep enough in your private data, Google is rolling out features to help with holiday shopping, including promotional badges and a clipping feature to apply promo codes like the great couponer you are. This has affiliate written all over it, but you already knew that.
Sometimes you gotta realize you’re just better at being the middleman. YouTube is rolling out Primetime Channels, a third-party hub for streaming subscriptions from Showtime, AMC+, Paramount+, ViX+ and more than 30 other services, which can be watched directly on YouTube. Because why would you watch them on a TV when you can easily just go to YouTube and then find your app and then find your show and then stream your show through the app that you can watch through YouTube?
YouTube is also preparing a new livestream feature where select creators can invite guests to their livestream. At what point do we just not live IRL anymore?
In a rare sign that things are right with the world, Dave Chappelle hosts Saturday Night Live this week, November 12. It is his third post-election appearance. Rap duo Black Star is the musical guest, and I am nostalgically reminiscing on 2004. TAKE ME BACK RIGHT FKN NOW 😭
In an exciting case of “What could possibly go wrong?” an Arizona cryonics facility is preserving bodies to revive later.
It’s all rigged! A cheating scandal has rocked the world of fishing in Ohio, where weights were found in contest-winning fish. Is nothing sacred?
As if the taxes and school board politics and wildfires weren’t doing enough for California’s reputation, this man believes a meteor destroyed his home.
Make your day better in 6 tweets or less. B T Dubs, I’ve started doing this (for my own sanity) on my Instagram stories as well, so feel free to follow me there and laugh errrrday. I’m @zlatathoughts everywhere you look on social.
Happy Monday, friendZ!
Thank you so much!!
It’s been a long time since I have been to DC but my forever faves are Teaism & Kramerbooks on Dupont Circle & any Jose Andres place (I remember a time when there was just Jaleo) Ethiopian in Adam’s Morgan & Baked & Wired in Georgetown is infinitely better than that famous cupcake shop.