Links I love v. 17

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I’ve been thinking and talking about blogging a lot lately. I wrote about my blogging process recently, and it wasn’t the first time I posted about blogging. Whether you’re a blogger or a reader, you may have noticed an increase in posts about blogging too. It almost seems silly. But it only makes sense that bloggers would blog about blogging (ha!) because their (our) online lives are important too us.

What I love about having a blog is that it’s a creative outlet in which I can both express  myself and refine my writing skills. I could do this by just writing in a spiral bound notebook. But the good thing about this modern notebook is that I have the critique and counsel of others. Blogging fosters community, which I love. Through blogging and reading blogs, I’ve had the chance to virtually meet inspiring, creative women around the world.

This month, I’ve been proud to sponsor the blog Jaybird, written by the lovely Alicia. I was already a fan of hers before I started sponsoring and have shared a post or two from Jaybird before, but once I became a sponsor, I started following along extra close. And I’m glad!

Alicia is a smart, funny, thoughtful 20-something living in the beautiful big city of Chicago. She shares funny advice, healthy recipes (such as this one) and has been known to share very on trend thoughts on succulents. Her writing comes across natural and honest, like talking to a good friend. For some incredibly helpful advice, read her Love Your Body Resolution series.

Sadly, Alicia won’t be taking sponsors in the near future. But I encourage you to follow along with her blog.

More links:

My bae and I thought this was adorable/hilarious.

I’ve been swooning over Chris Pratt. All. Week. Look at him being adorable.

This post “Sometimes this blog is silent” captures some more of my recent thoughts on blogging. Oh Joy! has an interesting first-hand perspective on the changing business of blogs. Also, congratulations to Monique for speaking at her first blogger conference. I wish I could have gone.

What’s keeping you from achieving your dreams? Remember, learning  = sucking. (And Delightfully Tacky rocks.)

Thor will be a woman in a new Marvel comic series. I think that’s pretty cool.

I’m loving these 4 tips to help millennials to find meaningful work. Since graduating, I have been hearing about networking nonstop. Apparently, networking doesn’t have to be weird. Here’s how to cold email a complete stranger and networking for introverts.

Speaking of networking, you should totally go to the Girl in Tech LA Summer Sip Mixer, especially if you’re a girl in LA. It should be a fun & inspiring night in Santa Monica.

The photo above is from the blog The Legacy of Sequoia Planting, which I’ve been following on Tumblr for forever now.

P.S. I’ll be back tomorrow with a movie review.

2 thoughts on “Links I love v. 17

  1. Thank you so much for your sweet words! I love what you said about blogging, that you have the “critique and counsel of others.” That is a big part of why I seek out a blog sometimes and a journal at other times. The community aspect of blogging is the one I didn’t expect (because no one commented for like, 1-2 years after I started! haha) but has grown to be my favorite part by far.

    • You’re welcome! Journals are great too because they’re private and that’s necessary too. No one commented on mine at first either, but that was probably partly because I was so inconsistent with my posts and also because I didn’t comment on other blogs.

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