How to be Smarter: When first starting a blog, try not to tell anyone for 90 days. By waiting a bit, you build up a backlog of posts, and then when you do tell people, they will have a lot to read up on to get enthused about. You also don't want to blast out to your network your new blog and then find it is hard to keep up. Exception: a travel blog, or a blog that will only be around for a specific time period (i.e. fashion week).
How to be Prettier: For graduation events, figuring out what shoes to wear is tricky. You have to take into account both the color of the gown you are wearing (don't wear red shoes if your gown is maroon), and the color of the dress you are wearing underneath. For outdoor graduations on grass, I would advise against heels because of sinking into the grass, but if it is an auditorium, chose a nice pair of heels that aren't too high and you can walk in comfortably. In either scenario, fancy flats will always be appropriate, and you can always change into heels for the lunch or dinner celebration after.
How to be (less) Awkward: At parties, get in the habit of slipping your pinkie under the bottom of the bottle or cup to prevent accidently dropping it.