Why

  This blog is pretty weird.   Let’s face it, dear reader: we have latched onto a fleeting trend. Blogging was hot hot hot for a little while there! I wanna say 2009, everybody had a blog. We blogged our outfits. We blogged hairstyle tutorials. We blogged our LIVES! … for like, three years. By 2014, it seems, everyone[…]

Getting Back On The Horse

  I have no idea why, BUT, I’ve been having the hardest time posting anything here.   My “drafts” folder has been GROWING and GROWING!!! and yet, it’s just so hard to be satisfied with anything enough to hit “publish” on it.   I’m a firm believer in just getting back[…]

Fixing A Hole

  I wrote over 400 words in this draft. Then I erased it all. Call this “Take Two.”   I’m very proud of myself for writing more in this blog. There was a time, not too long ago (OCTOBER 2017) when I couldn’t even fathom stringing two words together. I was like,[…]

A Clean Start

If there are three words that New Yorkers hate more than “L Train Shutdown,” ~*shudder*~ it’s gotta be these three:   “IT’S   LAUNDRY   DAY.”   I was determined to start 2017 with clean everything: clean towels, clean sheets, clean clothes, clean throw pillows, clean Turbie twist. I even bought a[…]

BUSY BUSY BUSY

OH my gosh y’all I have been neglecting this blog.  I think I’ve just been writing so damn much for everyone else (ha!) that I forgot to make space to write for myself.  On that note, I’m particularly proud of a couple of my pieces, and I’d love to share[…]

Brought To You By…

You guys, I miss blogs.  Like, I really miss blogs. You know that awful Twitter chat question: “What made you start blogging teehee lol?”  BLOGS.  Blogs made me start blogging.  Blogs opened my eyes to something human beyond myself, something real and sympathetic and extraordinary in the everyday banal realities[…]

Currently… in May 2016

FEELING:  Exhausted!  I’ve been looking forward to this post for a LONG time, because I feel like so much has changed and everything has gone by so fast!  Like Holy Hell, we have a whole new room in our apartment!   WATCHING: Sadly, I discovered a whole new season of Say[…]

Never Read The Comments

. Cheese and crackers, guys!  I thought I’d scraped the absolute bottom of the Internet, but it turns out there are even more frozen layers than I realized! Since I started my internship, I’ve been learning so much about online journalism!  Namely, to never, ever, ever read the comments!  Here[…]

Currently… in February 2016

FEELING:  The never-ending cold has passed!  But not before I “passed” it to my boyfriend!  Aww, shucks.  Well, now we’re both feeling better and it is glorious not to be sick anymore! WATCHING:  Alternating between Flavor of Love and Law and Order: SVU because they inspire me – no really! […]

Words for Sale

Every blogger’s dream is to one day get that email. “Networking opportunity brand campaign paid compensation?” they chirp, “Outstanding opportunity exposure!  Payment for Talent opportunity!” Buzzwords buzz but you zero in on that word:  PAID.  It’s as though you’ve been blogging for years on a deserted island hoping that someone[…]

5 Fandom Friday: 5 Reasons I’m Thankful for Blogging

This week’s 5 Fandom Friday topic is “Fandoms You’re Thankful For” but the only fandom community I could think of was this one:  The Blogging Community.  We have our inside jokes, our struggles, our cliches, and our unique culture.  I knew I wanted to write a Thanksgiving post about the[…]

Staged Photos on Social Media

Dear Blogging Community, It has come to my attention that several members of our social media circle have been accused of staging photos.  I, for one, am shocked.  As you can see from my unstaged, unfiltered reaction photo above.  That’s real life, people!  Excuse me, I’m so rattled, I need[…]

How Do You Deal With Trolls?

Haters, to the left!  It seems there are some people out there who never learned how to politely disagree with other human beings!  And now that the Internet has made us a Global Community, people are able to voice their opinions out loud and proud for everyone to hear! Sadly,[…]

Are You Blogging For All The Wrong Reasons???

Following the bombshell reactions to Essena O’Neill leaving social media (and prompted by this blogging e-course I’m taking via The Nectar Collective), I have really started to wonder, “Am I blogging for all the wrong reasons?” Essena says she turned to social media looking for fame and approval.  She says[…]