And like that, it was November! This year has seriously flown by. I feel like as I’m getting older (gah) life isn’t slowing down at all. In fact, I can still remember exactly how I celebrated Christmas last year. Every single moment of it. If time wants to slow down a little I’d really appreciate it.
Whilst taking a break from the blog I’ve been spending a lot of time doing things for me. Yes, the blog is my thing, but it does become quite stressful and tiring at times, especially when you push yourself to stick to a schedule that can be sometimes impossible, especially when your work schedule changes every week, sometimes at the last minute. I’ll admit I was putting a lot of pressure on myself to have three posts out per week.
Happy Birthday BUA! If you’re a blogger, I’m sure you’d know who Bloggers United Australia are, but if you don’t I’ll quickly fill you in. BUA is a online blogging community for every kind of blogger. A place to connect, make friendships, ask questions, help people out. It’s great!
Come Friday morning it’ll be 2016. I just can’t believe how fast the year has flown by! It’s been a busy and beautiful one, that is for sure. Of course we have had our ups and downs, but coming into the new year I just want to reflect and appreciate everything I do have in my life. And what a better time than the second last day of the year to share my top blog posts this year.
How amazing is the title of this post? It reminds me of the Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants which I absolutely loved as a teen. I’m smiling already. Spreading blog love has always been high on my priority list. We’re all in this together, and that is one of the reasons my friend and fellow blogger Demelza Buckley and I created Bloggers Bloom Together, a community for Perth blogger babes to band together, form friendships and take the clique factor out of blogging.
If you’ve been hiding under a rock this week you may have missed the news that one of Australia’s biggest social media stars has quit social media as she felt the entire online world was fake and she was miserable. I never actually followed Essena O’Neill’s Instagram account, as I had no interest in the bikinis and expensive gowns she was promoting, plus those kinds of accounts are way too curated for me, but she is right to say that an Instagram profile is not a 100% real view at someone’s life. I wouldn’t say they’re “fake”, but when you work in social media, Instagram is an online portfolio of your best work. Feeds tend to be matched by colour and picture theme and I guarantee your favourite Instagrammer’s have a folder of pictures on their phones ready to post at the best time for their followers. I’ll admit I do choose my posts depending on the other colours in my feed, and I try not to post too many pictures of myself at once …
I’m writing this post from the depths of Cambodia, and I know I’m supposed to be enjoying my vaycay but I just had to share with you all the big news I’ve been keeping secret for the last month! I’m not the best secret keeper when it comes to exciting new things, but I’ve been super sneaky with this one.
A very short and sweet post today but it is time for an announcement! I’m so excited to share some exciting news with you all (if you hadn’t seen it on Instagram already). Last week foodie website OZeating launched their very own WA based online food experience. Welcome to the world OZeating WA!
Collaboration is key when you’re a writer. Drawing inspiration from fellow creative folk, whether it be artists, designers, photographers or other pen to paper types can be the best medicine for a creative block, or the perfect opportunity to create a dynamic partnership bursting with ideas!
Bloggers are doing it. Brands are doing it. Your best mate is doing it. So why are people laying out their items in an organised and stylish manner and photographing it? It’s called “Flatlay”, and it’s the latest (and most trendy) way to display your loot in a cool and fashionable way. I recently attended a workshop dedicated to all things photography and social media based, focusing on the perfect way to flatlay. Perth flaylay queen Claire Mueller and creative brain, blogger and stylist Emma Bergmeier-Varian provided a bunch of budding “flatlayers” with their top tips for the art, and it’d be rude if I didn’t share! Behold the art of flatlay! 1. Build a story What do you want to convey to your audience? Is there a specific item or new purchase you want to show the lime light? Is it all about that amazing new pair of shoes you got? What else would you wear with them? Build a story around the object. For example a fabulous print tee would look perfect with …