I broke up with Klout

I tweeted, retweeted, engaged, and so on.

Every day I would check the numbers…. Were they higher, lower, or was I maintaining the status quo?

I’d check for awesome perks and see what I qualified for (we all did/do it).

And then it all changed. A simple algorithm (alright… algorithms aren’t simple I know that) to make it so that the scores were more accurate and it was said that scores would stay the same of go up. Ahhh…. Not so simple my friends… not at all.

In fact, the truth is that most of us saw a huge drop, upwards of 10 -12 points. And some even saw two of their accounts move to within a number or two of each other.

This is what I did. I broke up with Klout. I kicked them to the curb.

Why? Well, here’s the thing. Blogging isn’t about numbers, keeping up with the Jones’, or what cool stuff you can get for free. At least it isn’t for me. I write because I want to share, learn, grow, because I like writing, and well… it connected me to a large group of people that I consider friends.

I’m not a power blogger or tweeter and while I engage with my friends (community) daily I do it because I want to not because I need to increase a score or anything like that.

I love chatting with everyone, sharing information with them and learning from what they share with me. We are all friends and we are there to support one another, cheer each other on, and be there when a shoulder to cry on is needed. That is what engaging with my community is all about.

I am happy to say that I have not looked at my Klout score since the end of October and honestly…. I don’t care what it is.

I do however like the idea of giving out the +K because if you do something that influences me then it’s kind of cool that I can let you and others know about that. So, I will continue to do that but it will be in the form of #ImaginaryKlout.

#ImaginaryKlout is more fun because I can pick and choose the topic where as Klout only lets me pick from what they think you’re influential about. How silly is that?

Imaginary Klout

Want some #ImaginaryKlout? Just let me know and you can snag my awesome image!

Do you check your Klout score still? What do you think about the new changes that Klout has implemented?

Blog Boycott Friday ~ traveling edition


So, today is Blog Boycott Day which is hosted by the amazing Liz from A Belle, A Bean, & a Chicago Dog and all day we avoid blogs and just Tweet.

I’m tired… I spent a lot of time responding to all the great comments that were left yesterday for my SITS day (#WOOHOO) that I just don’t have it in me to write a real post.

Alright… that’s sort of a lie. I am tired, but since I’m going to be packing & traveling today for a weekend away with the family I figured that spending some quality time with all of you on Twitter talking the day away would be much better!

Good idea right?

See ya on Twitter!!

Happy Birthday to Me & a Giveaway for You!!


Happy Birthday Blog!

I did it! There were some doubts (mostly from the husband) about whether I’d make it or not but I’m here to tell you all that With Just a Bit of Magic is a year old!

I started writing last year in May and it’s been a great journey. I’ve had ups and downs. Met the green envy monster. Looked for my voice and what niche I fall into.

And now I think I’m there… it’s a great place too. I love my blog, the writing, the social media aspect of it, and meeting new people. I have learned so much and from so many people that there is no way I could possibly repay them for it all.

But… I can try! And this week I have 3 great giveaways for you!

Today’s giveaway is from Therapon and they are giving one lucky reader the Theraderm Skin Renewal System which is valued at over $100! Theraderm Skin Renewal System

I first learned about Therapon when I went to Gleek Retreat and had a mini facial done. It was great! I’ve been using the products since the conferences and have noticed a different in my skin. It’s smother and healthier looking and I think that you’ll like it too.

Mandatory Entry:

All you have to do to enter is follow me via GFC, email, or RSS !

For extra entries you can do the following:

Make sure that leave a comment for each entry!

A winner will be selected via random.org on June 15th and they have 24 hours to respond before another winner is selected.

And don’t forget to come back tomorrow and Friday for another great giveaway!