Suffering from the midweek blues? Dreaming of a holiday to a far off location but don’t have the funds or time off work to do so? Don’t worry, there is a simple way to beat the blues from the comfort of your own home. By following amazing travellers on Snapchat of course! I’m Snap obsessed, but as well as following multiple fashion bloggers and people I know in Perth, I also follow a bunch of people always on the move around the world so it almost feels like I too am experiencing the beauty of travel.
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 …
Back in the day before I started blogging myself, I had a lot of spare time to read a hundred and one food, fashion and lifestyle blogs. You know you’ve found a good food blog when you feel hungry when reading the posts, and if I ever needed foodie advice I’d be straight onto dinewhitme.com. I’ve known epic food blogger and photographer Whit for a while now, and she’s pretty much a cool girl with an eye for good food. Her blog is filled with insanely gorgeous food snaps and hot tips on all the best places in town with a personal twist.
One minute you’re in, and the next you’re out. But we’re not talking about Project Runway here, it’s something a little more serious. Social media can be like a school playground; cruel and nasty.