Monday, June 27, 2016

Best of the Internet

Last week I got my wisdom teeth removed, leaving me at home to recover. While it was nice at first to have some downtime, I'm beginning to feel that summer boredom that I'm sure lots of you are feeling as well. Luckily, I have a cure. Not only did I write a post on it in the past (click here for some activities to do in the summer!), but I've collected this week's best of the internet for your enjoyment. This week's best of the internet will help to steer away that summer boredom and hopefully inspire you for the rest of the summer. 

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One // Why You're Never Going to Make it in Life Unless You Learn to Be Your Own Best Friend 

If you haven't read my post yet about the art of being alone, but not lonely, then you should definitely go catch up. This article on why you're never going to make it in life unless you learn to be your own best friend relates perfectly to what I mentioned in that post. It's SO important to learn to love spending time with yourself and this article has some great points on that.

Two // Monetizing Your Blog

Another great resources for new bloggers or just bloggers looking to turn their passion into a job is this post by Isabella. There are some great options and tips in this post that help to make monetizing your blog a reality.

Three // How to Establish Your Instagram Aesthetic

Instagram feeds are all the rage, especially for us bloggers, we're always looking to establish that perfect cohesive Instagram aesthetic. This post has some great tips for doing that. My favorite part of the post was the statistics portion, it mentioned what kinds of photos generate more likes. For example, bright photos generate 24% of likes than dark photos and images with more background space generate 29% of likes than ones with less. These statistics are not only interesting, but they help you to figure out what's popular. Obviously you don't have to follow the statistics, but if you're having trouble finding your aesthetic, this can be a guide.

Four // How to Achieve Brighter Whiter Photographs

I love the look of bright white pictures, they look so nice and clean! That isn't always the easiest thing to do, but luckily this post has some great tips on how to achieve that look, including tips for while you're taking pictures as well as photo processing. This includes what you should do while editing to get that whiter and brighter look, the benefits of natural light, as well as some great editing apps and sites.


Five // Twenty Things I Wish I Had Known in My 20s

Although I'm not in my twenties, I think that these life lessons are applicable to all young people. Your twenties and your young years are the perfect years to understand yourself, love yourself, make mistakes, learn new things, explore, and have the time of your life. Don't let these things, like comparing yourself to others, worrying about the future, obsessing about what others think, and more, stop you from enjoying your life.

Six // Brandy Melville: The Controversial Brand that Sells Exactly What Millennials Want

While I've never really been interested in the clothes at Brandy Melville, this article definitely piqued my interest. Brandy Melville has been known for it's "tumblr" photos and "one size fits most" clothing. While I'm not a fan of the "one size fits most" clothing, considering that people come in all shapes and sizes and we shouldn't discriminate against other body types, the photography has definitely interested me, with the "every day girl" look. This article really captured the controversies behind the brand, but also its successes through social media marketing.

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