February 25, 2019

Guest Post: Just For Clicks and Being Internet Famous

Hey, y'all, I'm so happy to welcome Poppy and Claire, the main characters of Just For Clicks, to the blog today!

The Pros and Cons of Being #InternetFamous (as told by Poppy and Claire)

Poppy: Our mom is a famous fashion blogger, and Claire I have our own YouTube channel where we post hair tutorials and outfit roundups, which means we get a lot of free clothes, shoes, and products.

Claire: Like, a lot. Too many.

Poppy: There’s no such thing as too many free shoes.

Claire: Tell that to our closets, and our front room, and basically every spare corner in our house.

Poppy: Yeah. I mean, I suppose we could Marie Kondo our wardrobes. Some of it’s kind of ugly anyway.

Claire: Personally, I think the biggest pro of our jobs is the travel. We’ve visited tons of awesome places, like Europe and Cancun, because vacations are really good content. People can’t help but double tap a picture of a white sand beach.

Poppy: I should point out that most of our hotels are also free, thanks to the blog.

Claire: True, I can’t hate that. But there’s plenty of bad stuff, too.

Poppy: Here we go. (eyeroll)

Claire: I’m serious! Just imagine what it would be like to have your entire life online. Every bad school picture, every awkward haircut, every embarrassing thing you ever did—all a Google search away.

Poppy: Yeah, yeah, okay.

Claire: Or what about when we’re in public and people start talking to us like we’re best friends?

Poppy: (shrug) I like that. Most people are nice!

Claire: Emphasis on most. Not all.

Poppy: No comment.

Claire: I also hate that I’m expected to look presentable, like, all the time, just in case Mom wants to take pictures for a sponsor or something. Sometimes I just wanna wear yoga pants and no makeup, you know?

Poppy: In case it wasn’t obvious, Claire and I are very different people. But I couldn’t do this job without her, and honestly, I wouldn’t want too.

Claire: Love you too, sis.

Thanks for sharing, girls! Just For Clicks is now available for purchase. If you've enjoyed books by Morgan Matson, Rachael Allen, and Brigid Kemmerer, you need to read Just For Clicks. I've included buy links below. :)

The Book


Mommy blogs are great . . . unless the blog happens to belong to your mom.

Twin sisters Claire & Poppy are accidental social media stars thanks to Mom going viral when they were babies. Now, as teens, they're expected to contribute by building their own brand. Attending a NY fashion week and receiving fan mail is a blast. Fending off internet trolls and would-be kidnappers? Not so much. Poppy embraces it. Claire hates it. Will anybody accept her as "just Claire"? And what should Claire do about Mom's old journals? The handwritten entries definitely don't sound like Mom's perfect blog persona. Worse, one of them divulges a secret that leaves Claire wondering what else in her life might be nothing but a sham . . .

The Author

Born in the mountains and raised in the desert, Kara McDowell spent her childhood swimming, boating, and making up stories in her head. As the middle of five children, Kara entertained her family on long road trips by reading short mystery stories out loud and forcing everyone to guess the conclusion. After graduating from Arizona State University with a BA in English Literature, Kara worked as a freelance writer. Now she writes young adult novels from her home in Arizona, where she lives with her husband and three young sons.

JUST FOR CLICKS is Kara's debut novel.

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