I wasn’t sure which photos to post for this week’s challenge, which is Culture, since there has been nothing in my life that has been photographically culturally interesting… (lol) but, browsing through this year’s photos, I found these:
I Think WAY Too Much!
Let me tell you that I have a blogging schedule, but that I don’t have one. Yes, I love paradoxes lately.
What I mean is that when I first started this blog, I had absolutely no clue where I was going with it. I posted at random, writing without being specialised in any niche, many posts a day or how often I wanted to publish something in the blogosphere during the week.
Then I started to have an audience. A small one at first of course, but for me, one faithful reader was enough for me to become a little more organised on my blog, since I’d despise myself for confusing or overwhelming any followers of mine.
Today, we live in a world of extroverts. We, introverts, feel marginalised.
At least, I do.
All right I know that in my previous post I promised you a beautifully well-written guest post, but something happened today that I have to share with you! I can’t stand to keep it all to myself. And don’t worry, the guest post will come just after that.
Credits to Google Images
First of all, what is a sponsor? Well when a company/business sponsors something it means that it is supporting the ‘something’ financially and in return the ‘something’ gives credit to the business/company by offering publicity.
This year, I’m part of the school’s editing team for the school magazine and we need sponsors to support the magazine. Money just doesn’t come out of thin air, you know.
Why avoid the unavoidable? Life itself is so simple, but we make it complicated.
We limit ourselves… and sometimes it just makes everything worse.
“I’ve been making a list of the things they don’t teach you at school. They don’t teach you how to love somebody. They don’t teach you how to be famous. They don’t teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don’t teach you how to walk away from someone you don’t love any longer. They don’t teach you how to know what’s going on in someone else’s mind. They don’t teach you what to say to someone who’s dying. They don’t teach you anything worth knowing.”
― Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones
Yes, for teenagers, school is a perfect example of what I’m going to write about today. Of course, I won’t say that this type of education isn’t important; it does have advantages like, it is now critical to have passed high school and at least followed tertiary courses to have a stable and respectable job.
I’m a great fan of blouses with check designs like this:
The style of it is awesome enough to just wear it with anything.
But with some imagination…
This is the beginning of a type of series that people call “sites of the month”. It’s about making a list of the websites you’ve loved the most and that you’d like to share to others and that should be submitted at around the end of each month. Everyone can participate!
Here’s about how the list should be:
You can find the best and most effective makeup tips given by Makeup Artist Sinead Cady.
Did you open your browser because you’re bored and tired? Do you have dreams you never dared dream? Join the 43Things community!
Marlena a professional makeup artist provides the best makeup community and the best quality videos for us girls
What am I wearing today…?
I’ve wanted to go for a casual and a little tom boy style…
Don’t look at my face! I don’t have makeup on! xD
Another blogging tip for you today! Especially for those who intend to blog or create a website dedicated for real business you know… like ProBlogger.com, About.com…
So you’ve decided to make your living out of a website? These are 5 main things I noticed with professional blogs, company blogs… and you should abide by them to be successful:
1. Keep It Simple
The design should not be extravagant. Professional can mean simple too. Don’t you notice how most of the well-known website have a white background? Your blog should not be too colourful. I’d advise you to choose a neutral colour ranging from white to black. I won’t really recommend black though… I prefer to read black on white than white on black. (Why do you think they changed blackboards to whiteboards?) If you insist on the black you can add some colour but not too much, not too complex. An example of black background but still professional: www.makeupgeek.com.
The font should be simple too. Use Verdana or other similar to that font. It is much easier to read. After all when readers get their first impression of your website (which is always visual) they should be attracted to what is being written and not be distracted by your funky designs… What you communicate through your blog is the most important! About.com is a very good example of all I’ve said so far.
2. Original Banner
Your design might be simple… but it must also be unique. It must be made by you – or your partner or any friend… Your banner, your badge should not be a picture from google. This can follow your imagination. The banner is different from your blog design. A banner can be exaggerated but depending on the subject you’re specialising into, it must perfectly fit in!
3. Advertising but not too much
When I enter a website I don’t like to see lots of advertising popping out of nowhere or preventing me from reading your stuff. I then have to search where the article begins and this is annoying. I feel lost. Therefore most of the time I just go back to google to search for another “clean” and informative blog.
Of course, you can advertise YOUR blog on search engines, etc as much as you want. Just don’t put in lots of other advertisings in your website itself.
4. The Contact Info Tab
The reader should find it easy to contact you. A tab or notice at the end of each post or page is recommended. Be easily accessible especially if your website involves a company, jobs, services…
5. About YOU
The reader would like to know more about you before contacting you. He wants opinions, an overview on your potential. An About me/us page is crucial! And also: the article should be written IN THE 3rd PERSON! What I mean is instead of writing: “Hi my name is Daphnee (SURNAME), a professional makeup artist. I mainly work in bridal looks…” you should write: “Daphnee (SURNAME) is a professional makeup artist. Her career has mainly been devoted to bridal looks…”
Got it right? You are now ready to start your business! Good luck!
PS: Don’t mistake my blog for an example because this is NOT a professional blog!
An Evil Nymph.
One day as I was googling – one of my frequent hobbies nowadays – I came upon THIS in google images! And I’ve saved it, swearing that I would make a designer sew this for me for my little person with the right measurements and all. You might think why I didn’t buy it online, well I’m not yet 18 and therefore don’t have a credit card, plus I lost the website of the dress, and finally because the measurements wouldn’t have been good for me as I’m rather short for my age, and I guess that Europeans and Asians’s body build are different.
Isn’t it beautiful?
It’s been my profile picture of BlogCatalog ever since! http://www.blogcatalog.com/user/DaphYin14
In my opinion – and blogging experience which is not much I admit – there are 2 types of blogs that can be seen throughout the net, being either Blogger, WordPress or tumblr… The two can be combined too: I’ve read some of those too. But sincerely I prefer blogs that are based on a particular type, not both or else the reader may get confused. You’ll understand my point soon you’ll see.
I just want to write this article so that I can show you why I have two blogs.
Want to know which type of blog you have?
Therefore keep reading…
Here’s a post from my makeup blog Makeup Is Art, which I decided to reblog:
Today I’ve decided to dedicate my post to the youtube channels that made me discover and love the wonderful art of makeup
I’ve chosen 10 out of my subscriptions that I strongly recommended checking out their channel. These makeup gurus on youtube are awesome! I love watching their vids.
PS: the list is not in the order of best-to-watchable, but mainly my-first-meeting-with-makeup-to-the-most-recent-one…