read | beginner blogger tips

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Before I get started, I just wanted to make it clear that I am in no way claiming to be a blog-savant, or to have completely mastered the art of blogging itself (I’ll leave that to the professionals like Aimee Song & Nicole Warne), but surprisingly, I have received quite a few emails from people who want to start a blog but have no clue where to start, so I thought that I should do a post on it and impart most of my knowledge and the things that i’ve learnt in one go! Feel free to add on in the comments below on anything you think I’ve missed – these are just my observations and things I wish I knew before I started.

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my favestagrammers: the aesthetic issue

it seems that whenever i stare at my instagram page, i have the sudden urge to delete everything i’ve ever posted, and the glorious instagram pages below don’t really help. you see, whenever they post something and i look at their profiles in context, i weep at the aesthetic perfection. the colours, the shapes, the juxtaposing of objects and lighting – i feel like i’ve walked into the lair of an art director. these women make me really want a square feed, and when i tried it out, i wanted to delete my instagram page all over again for failing in comparison.

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read | nifty250 – from the memorable to the tangible :)

in your matric (senior/grade 12) year, sometimes you reach that stage where everything just sucks and you just want to quit, but you know that you cant, so you try, and you fail, and you try, and you fail, until you’re tired of failing, and you’re tired of trying. this is how i’ve felt for the past few weeks – it’s been incredibly difficult and busy, but surprisingly enough, it’s been the little things that lift my spirit more than i thought, and this was definitely one of them.

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