5 Articles that are at least 7 times more interesting than what’s on your shampoo bottle.
1. A while before I started the blog, I got hooked on Pinterest, and all the awesome stuff people shared there. I used it mostly for some DIY inspiration, drooling over amazing-looking meals, interior design, clothes and whatnot. It was only a while after I started the blog that I realized how important of a tool it is for me to connect with my audience. Melyssa Griffin, the entrepreneurial and blogger guru, was actually the girl who showed me (not personally, of course, through her awesome blog) what’s the importance of Pinterest as a strategic growing-my-community tool, and now she’s sharing the 3 of her essential Pinterest Strategies to increase the traffic on your blog. Highly, highly useful, and highly, highly recommended!
2. Almost all of my friends, and myself, at one point of our lives have had a long-distance relationships. And almost all of those relationship fell apart. Was it exclusively because of all the distance, tho? I don’t really think so. While I’m not saying that being apart with your significant other for a longer period of time isn’t stressful, or challenging, or tough, or whatnot, I can’t agree that it can be singled out as the ultimate reason for a breakup. If you’re not on the exact same page, if you’re not honest about what you want, if the both of you don’t put equal amounts of (well, maximum) effort for the relationship, it won’t work, even if you were freaking neighbors. And vice-verse. And my girl Laura actually has some tips (coming from her personal experience) for you to help you make your long-distance relationship work.
3. For me, as an introvert, being one doesn’t necessarily mean that I don’t want socializing with people at all. It just means that I most certainly need alone time after a tough work-week, or after hours of socializing with others. And it has nothing to do with the people. I mean, for example, I absolutely love my friends, I can’t imagine my life without them! I honestly can’t! But, if I had a long, hard working day, I’d rather spend the night alone, and restore, re energize and whatnot, and see them the next day when I’m feeling more vibrant. So, it’s no wonder that introverts perform at their best in rather different conditions than extroverts. If you’re an introvert (or your work-team includes at least one), you wanna check this article here where psychologist Dr. Laurie Helgoe talks about the 3 conditions for introverts to thrive at their workplace.
4. Okay, there’s a river in the Philippines, with salty, never-seen-a-more-mesmerizing blue, glittery waters, and caves and rock pools, and it’s added on my Places-to-Go-Once-You-Get-Rich list (right after the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort). Check out the Enchanted River here.
5. Over the years, I’ve been listening to, addicted to, in love with & idolizing different artists and bands, and some of all of those artists and bands have made it to the all-time-forever-and-always favorites. Nick Cave is one of them. I absolutely love his voice, his music, his appearance (and I can’t wait for his concert in October). I’ve read his recent interview with the Talks, and I’ve actually identified some, I’m gonna say, emotions of my own in his words. Like, and I quote: “To be honest I feel that if I am not creating my sense of self plummets so low, my feelings about myself and my self-esteem take such a rapid nose-dive, that I have to get back in the game and start doing something again just to feel like I am engaged in the world.” Read the full great talk with Mr. Nick Cave here.
And what are some of your favorite articles from around (or perhaps your own)? Share them in comments!