Hey my fishes! I'm so glad you have stopped by to check out my review on this brand new monofin for merlings by FINIS!
This monofin features so many upgrades that I am absolutely wild about including:
This monofin is perfect for a young merling looking for an authentic mermaid experience!
If you would like to buy one of these monofins for your merling, you can do so in store or on Target's website through the link below:
You can't very well get your online presence off the ground if you don't actually know what it is you are planning on sharing with the world.
Are you a business? What do you sell?
Are you a performer? What do you specialize in?
Are you an online personality? What kind of content do you want to share?
These are some key questions that you should already have answered before you start to think about who you are going to be online.
This is a biggie. Take some time while your building your brand to look up the name you want to use online. GOOGLE IT! Check all the main social media platforms you are interested in using to make sure that no one is already using your chosen name.
If they are, you have two options:
1. Go for something different.
2. Try to compete with them in the same space.
Now depending on the foothold your competition has with the same name you might be able to squeeze in, but more likely you will struggle (especially if they are well established).
If you name is taken, don't be upset, the world is a big place and there are lots of other options and room for creativity. That being said, don't make the name you choose so difficult and complicated that people won't be able to easily remember it.
While you are checking various social platforms, also make sure you are looking at different URL options as well.
Now that you know what your name will be and you've found it is in fact available on all of the platforms you want to use, it is time to go ahead and set up all of your accounts.
Mermaids are typically found on places that are more visual like Instagram, Facebook, YouTube etc.
What about websites?
There are a lot of different places you can go for your website/hosting/shop/URL needs, here are a few that I have tried with varying degrees of success:
*These are the three that I currently use for my business. I like these platforms for the simplicity, ease of use, and customer service.
Making your content easy to navigate and clear for people to enjoy is hugely important.
People decide within the first few seconds (I'm talking less than 5 seconds in some cases) whether or not your content is for them so it needs to get the point across right away.
You can't have GIANT images taking minutes to load, broken links, missing images, too many different illegible fonts, or too many videos (that auto-play UGH) because the average human does not have the attention span for that anymore. Let's be honest, we are bombarded by millions of images daily trying to pull our attention hundreds of different ways, what makes your's stand out?
Originality is also helpful. While it's important to look at what others are doing, it's important to remember that what works for one person won't necessarily work for you. Instead look at the things that grab your attention and ask yourself WHY? Then try to replicate that WHY with your own work.
Make sure your links WORK and that they link to and from all of your other platforms with the exceptions of sites like Instagram which do not like you linking to other social media platforms (it boggles the mind really).
If I land on your website, I want to know that I'm going to easily find anywhere else that you might be on the internet that is relevant.
This is more important than you might realize. For example, looking into my analytics, I can see that most of you right now are viewing this website through browsers on your cell phones and tablets. This is the way of the future. Yes it is important for things to look good on a desktop machine, but if your website does load nicely and read clearly on a mobile device, you are missing out on BIG opportunities to engage with your audience.
Your website is your online mermaid grotto. You can make it anything and everything you want it to be. You can share whatever it is you want to share, it is YOUR space.
That being said, you do need to think of the user experience, especially if you are planning on running a business.
Your website is how you will reach and communicate with the world. What do impression do you want your's to give?
Are you trying to start a website? What is your biggest struggle so far? Comment below!
Let's talk about mermaid monofins!
So beyond being a mermaid, I am also a collector of the things that make mermaiding possible including MONOFINS!
For those of you who are new, monofins are essentially one big flipper made up of a variety of different materials and they help us achieve our mermaid kick in the water.
Rubber, fiberglass, plastic, and silicone are common materials for monofins.
Some monofins are really commonly used for making mermaid tails and others not so much.
I currently have 13 monofins (2 not listed yet, stay tuned) and 2 pairs of flippers in my collection.
Check out this week's video talking all about my monofin collection and my thoughts on all the different fins!
Check out my full monofin reviews and uboxings playlist here for more information on each individual monofin:
Here are the time stamps if you are looking for specific information:
All My Fins
FINIS Luna - https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=43
Mertailor Fantasea Fin - https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=63
Mahina Merfin - https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=76
Minos - https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=99
Mermaid Linden - https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=115
FinFun AMP - https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=146
Info on my foot size - https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=187
My Two Pairs of Flippers - https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=202
FINIS Foil - https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=231
FINIS Rapid - https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=285
Original FINIS Kids Fin - https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=320
Mermaid Linden Kids Fin - https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=340
FINIS Aquarius - https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=370
Which monofins I recommend for mermaid tails - https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=387
Do my legs show though the fabric? https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=413
Most comfortable fin? https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=439
Monofins for bigger feet? https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=523
Monofin best price for the quality? https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=599
Do all tails fin all monofins? https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=648
How important is propulsion? https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=695
What's the biggest fin I own? https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=806
Am I adding more monofins? https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=818
FINIS Foil in a FinFolk tail skin? https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=829
Favorite cheap vs favorite expensive fin? https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=847
What is the Fantasea Fin like? https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=887
Tallest foot pockets? https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=946
Best fin for avoiding foot cramps? https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=974
Fin with the most propulsion? https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=1029
Where is the green one from? https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=1042
Best fin to use barefoot? https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=1064
How stiff is the FINIS Luna? https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=1085
Live life SO MERMAID!
Hey my fishes and welcome to my mermaid blog!
I'm just your average, everyday mermaid from Vancouver, Canada on a mission to help you live your life #somermaid and sharing with you my tips, tricks and adventures as I go!
More about my story here.