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You’re Invited: Join Hvr Beta!

A couple of months ago I joined the Advisory Board board for a really cool tech startup called Hvr. I am super excited to *finally* share this with you! Ladies & gentlemen, friends, fam, YOU CAN NOW JOIN Hvr Beta! Get the app on Apple or Android here.

I’ve been inspired by this new concept since learning about it in February, Hvr combines the engagement of social with web browsing. We’re making the web more social and I’m inviting you to join me in being part of it. The future is here!

What is Hvr?

Hvr is a new way to surf the web, bringing engagement back to the website. You can curate content, share articles, and discuss, all within the browser.

Hvr is an app for iOS & Android that combines the features social networking with web browsing“.

Nelson Thall, Hvr CEO

Think of Hvr like a sticky note on any website, comments hover on the content for anyone to interact with. For example, you had an amazing dinner at a restaurant, you share a photo in Hvr and leave your comments about the meal right on the restaurant website. When anyone goes to check out the restaurant’s site within the Hvr browser, they’ll see your post and can reply or share.

My first post on Hvr was in March and I’ve been testing and sharing on the platform ever since. I love how my Hvr posts on casiestewart.com allow anyone to reply or comment without having to leave the site. Years ago, it was a party in the casiestewart.com comment section but over time, comments moved to social platforms and I’ve removed the commenting function entirely. Now with Hvr, you can see what other people are saying and join the conversation, without leaving the app or logging into a comment engine. This is a HUGE step for publishers!

See Casie Stewart’s Posts on Hvr

I’ve included a few screenshots from the app, the user experience is easy to navigate and clean. The discovery engine is constantly evolving, at the moment you can follow people, topics, or hashtags.

Today, Hvr CEO Nelson Thall took part in an IG Live chat with Conversation Agency talking about the creation of Hvr, the launch of Hvr Beta, and what’s next. I watched it while I was creating this post, check it out below!

I’m really excited to be part of this platform and share more about Hvr as it grows and launches in the app store. Hrv also has a really exciting Affiliate Program that I’ll share more about in my next post. If you can’t wait until then, check out this link to learn about it and feel free to ask any questions.



Day 142: Rain On Me!

We made it, we’re home! After almost a full month at the cottage, a weekend in Stoney Lake, we arrived mid-afternoon. I can’t explain how good it feels to be here! I missed my bed, the AC, our kitchen, our books, my clothes! The last few months have made me appreciate so many more of the little things no matter where I am.

Sean and I made a plan for a romantic walk to get takeout tacos. I said ‘maybe we should drive, it’s gonna rain’ and he said ‘no I wanna walk‘. What do you think happened as soon as we got to the taco place? Torrential downpour! Luckily it was still warm so we grabbed our order and walked home in the rain. It wasn’t what we planned but I soaked up the moment.

I am starting a new gig this week and won’t be on CERB anymore. I am really excited to get back to work after not doing much the past sis months. here’s to a great week!

Catching up on the last few days of posts this morning!

Day 136: Measure for Measure

I always say ‘summer forever’ but today I woke up to a cooler morning thinking about fall fashion and the changing leaves. I love the feeling of changing seasons and although we’re not quite there yet, I feel a change coming.

The last six months have been a rollercoaster of emotion but also a great time to think about what I want in my life. Who am I becoming? What does my next season look like? A few months ago I told the universe what I dreamed about, how I believed in myself, and how I could achieve it. I know she’s listening.

I value chats with mum so much, we reminisced today on one of our favourite quotes we’ve carried for over 20 years. It’s a good one to remind yourself that in order for things to happen, you can’t doubt yourself or stand in your way, you have to believe you can achieve it, and go for it. I firmly believe this to be true.

Our doubts are traitors And makes us lose the good we oft might win By fearing to attempt.

William Shakespeare, –Lucio, Act I, scene iv Measure for Measure (c. 1603) 

Find your courage and go confidently in the direction of your dreams.

Day 135: Are We Running Today?

For about a week of this month, I fell off my fitness game, I just didn’t feel like it. I’ve learned over the past few months of working out that consistency matters more than exactly what you do. I find I’m happiest and most productive when I get moving and sweat at the start of the day. It helps me relax, relieves stress, and opens my mind. Some days I totally zone out to music or a podcast. This week, I’m back at it!

Since January, I’ve joined monthly challenges on the Nike Running app hosted by Amy (aka @lesbest) and they’ve been SO HELPFUL with motivation. This week I need to run 20k to make up for the week I missed, so I can get 60km for the month.

Today I broke my own record for fastest 1 mile and I AM SO PROUD OF MYSELF. Late 2019 when I started, it was a struggle to run one full kilometre and now I feel great when I run 5Km. For the record, I usually walk a little of the 5km but I’m getting there. Today I dreamed about running a 5km for charity, a race but only really to beat my own best time.

Today was a great day! We had a BBQ for dinner then took a family trip to town. Picked Em up a new bathing suit and I got two new plants. Watched Floor Is Lava on Netflix before Em went to bed and I finished reading my latest book Invisible Girl by Lisa Jewel. GOOD READ.

If you’re looking to get running or join a challenge, add me to the Nike Running Club app (CASIE STEWART) and join my challenge for August. We’re gonna start with 2km a day! I’d love to have some new friends join!

Day 134: Growing Roots

Cut my own hair about a month ago and it’s growing nicely. I’m not sure how long I intend to let it go but this is the longest, strongest, and darkest it’s been in over a decade. Started using a lightening spray I found in the cottage bathroom and one of my cottage friends asked if I had my hair done! 😁 I’ve had bleach blonde hair for so long but I actually really like how it is it now with the roots.

Ran 4.5km in the morning and did some work for a couple of hours. Emily arrived mid-afternoon and hung out in the kitchen with me working on her crafts.

Repotted my aloe plant that was busting out of its pot, growing roots with tiny pups all over the place. Checked Pinterest for what to do and I really hope they all live through the process! I have a Plants & Garden board on Pinterest here with all kinds of resources for growing indoors, outdoors, and plant care. Over the pandemic, I’ve been propagating my pothos plants and have two that are really starting to grow in their pots after growing roots in water. Come winter, I hope to live in a greenhouse!

I’m a nature-loving Taurus and I love taking care of my plants!

Day 133: Lazy Lake Lady

Slept in. Watched Netflix. Took naps. Made vegan spaghetti. Ate snacks. Did some work.

All around lazy Sunday. It was really hot and we stayed inside the whole day, lazying on the couch in front of the fan. It started raining as I was heading to bed, it’s gonna be a great sleep.

Tomorrow Emily’s mum is dropping her off to spend a few days up here with us. I think my sister might visit for a day this week too. I’d really love to see her!

Here’s to a great week! And a great sleep!