Well here I am again, up into the wee hours of the night! Okay it’s not getting too crazy, but it’s midnight! I’m bound and determined to get this post finished right now so that I can focus on my freelancing and studying tomorrow!* It shouldn’t be too hard since I’ve been slowly working on it for..oh two weeks! But then again I think that every time I do a favorites post.
Blogger Tip Favorites:
If you want to be inspired about growing your blog and making money, check out this post. There are a zillion helpful tips. And doesn’t she create amazing graphics??
Can you tell I have a slight blogger crush on this girl? Well, don’t you worry because she just gave me a few other amazing bloggers to stalk! I found some new favorites including: Olena from ifoodreal, Dana and John at Minimalist Baker, and Lexi from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen. These ones I wasn’t following and stuck out at me so I proceeded to stalk all of their social media accounts and follow them on bloglovin’.
That’s what you do, right? I’m new in this whole obsession about other bloggers/blogs thing. I have no idea why, but I used to view social media and reading other blogs a necessity (unless it had to do with my blends!). Now it’s fun. A light switch went off in my head or something. Maybe it was when I planned on being a better blogger friend in my New Year goals?
This post is for you if you are serious about blogging as a full-time business. I mean serious. I bookmarked it for later since there are some really great questions to ask yourself.
Interestingly enough** this blog’s tagline is “The Radical Self Love Project.” Also her writing makes me feel like a 5th grader turning in a “What I Did Over the Summer” paper. It is absolutely lovely; as is the photography. I obviously can’t quit blogging now because I must learn to make words and pictures like that!
Favorite Thoughtful Posts:
Gosh I can relate to getting the winter blues! I need exercise and/or fresh air every day otherwise I get a little loony.
I literally get goosebumps when I read her little “about me” section on the sidebar. She is one tough cookie!
This one reminded me of a gal I saw at the gym the other day. She was very skinny, yet was talking about “hitting a plateau” and wanting to lose inches and pounds. How lean is too lean?
Meaning it’s partly mental too. A lot of women are afraid of “bulking up” (which doesn’t usually happen in the first place) because they don’t want to appear less feminine. I was just listening to a coworker talk about how she just wanted to be “toned” and I had to grit my teeth and not tell her, “well don’t work out if you’re afraid of growing muscles and getting strong.”
Oh and apparently you can pin YouTube clips to Pinterest…? I call this cross social media-ing. Or is YouTube even social media? Anyhow I’ve been listening to a lot of Josh Groban in the car since Dave left his CD in the player and I’m kind of hooked!
Foodie Favorite Finds:
Pinned here to my Food [Snacks] board
Pinned here to my Dessert [Semi-Healthy] board
Favorite Pinteresting Finds:
Pinned here on my “Quotes” [So True] Board I don’t know about anyone else, but I need to be reminded of this every once in awhile!! Pinned here on my Entertainment [Television] board I just realized that the last episode I watched on Netflix wasn’t the actual last episode….now I check on a daily basis to see if the rest are up haha. Anyone else?
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Catch up with Yours Truly:
Warm Spiced Crockpot Homemade Applesauce + Ninja Ultima Review on the blog Pinned here to my Food [Slow Cooker] board 11 Ways to Have Romance in Long Distance Relationships on Lifehack Fitting, right? I mean Dave and I did date long distance for two years! fitbit one Review on the blog Pinned here on my Fitness [Workouts] board
I Like to Make Food at Work #2 on the blog
Would You Rather: Running Questions on the blog
Bootcamp, Brunch + FEELINGS on the blog
You will never look like that girl in the magazine, because the girl in the magazine doesn’t look like the girl in the magazine. — Athletic Girls (@AthIeticGirI) January 10, 2014
A post that really caught my attention along this line:
You’d Be Shocked at What These Fashion Editors Are Editing Out Of Their Photos at the Huffington Post. Long title. Crazy post. These editors are editing out things like protruding ribs, hip bones, smearing out dark circles and filling out hair lines to disguise the fact that in general, very skinny does not mean healthy. Or even pretty.
Forcing your body to be smaller than it is meant to be obviously has some very adverse health effects that have to be covered up. These magazines include the likes of Cosmo, Vogue and even Self magazine who retouches photos “to make models look bigger and healthier.” Excuse me while I pick up my jaw from the floor.
This is yet another reason why there is no reason we should be aiming to look like models in magazines. Thankfully I have a platform to speak about this subject. I mean we all do, really. Some can share with friends in person or on Facebook, others have much [MUCH] bigger platforms than mine.
**But I have this little blog that I can use to try to make a difference. And try I will! I am planning something very exciting for the month of February involving love…loving yourself and loving others that is! I can’t wait to share more about it, but these couple of things made me ever the more thrilled and sure about my feelings on the subject of body love at least. PS I heard once that a writer should write drunk and edit sober….is overly tired the same thing as being drunk? I know it’s the same for when you’re driving, but what do we know about this rule in writing? 😉 *No I did not make my post deadline. I crawled into bed at 2am and out at 8am to finish it up! *sigh* It’s still gonna be a good day though! It’s Friday! 🙂 Tell me… Have you watched Breaking Bad? Don’t tell me how it ends!! What’s the most inspiring thing you read this week?
Linking up to:
Friday Favorites with Katie at Running 4 Cupcakes
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