Stars, it's been a while since I've actually shared one of these posts! I was away on vacation for two weeks, and it took me another couple of weeks before I could catch up on all the posts waiting for me on Feedly. But you know I'm fully committed to sharing all the things around the web that I find interesting, so here are a few gems I uncovered from the last month or so!
- Rachel shares some simple website tips & tricks! If you're looking for more detailed help with HTML, she's also your girl - just shoot her a tweet, email or comment, and I'm pretty sure she'll be happy to help you out.
- Kelly has some packing advice for all of you travelers out there. (I may also have a tip included in that post.) If you're looking for some practical tips on how to pack checked luggage for trips, then definitely read this.
- Growing up, I was never very fond of public speaking. But as I've gotten older, I have (sort of) found my groove and learned what works for me when presented with public speaking opportunities. Stacey Lee & Stephanie Garber team up to share some ideas for how to manage your fear of public speaking!
- Cait translates bookworm statements for you non-bookworms out there. Honestly, I live for posts like this one because they're so funny and so incredibly accurate too!
- I'm consistently rearranging my bookshelves and going through my books. So, I found Rachel's thoughts on culling your book collection instantly relatable. Due to limited space and to wanting to ensure my library is personally curated to feature my own recommendations and favorites, I often have to give away books - to friends or to libraries, most of the time. How do you feel about book culling?
- I'm kind of obsessed with Liza Weimer's encouragement to forget perfection and embrace your shit pocket. In the grand scheme of things, there are things we can't control and there is always a chance you'll make a mistake. Most of the time, it can be fixed. Most of the time, it's okay. And I tend to forget that myself, so Liza's post was a really great reminder!
- Josephine continues her epic Bookstagram tips series with a thoughtful discussion on hashtags. I find that it's easier to find similar photos and accounts in Instagram when I click on these tags, so I'm all for them! But when I personally employ them, I usually do it as a separate comment. What's your stand on hashtags?
- Stephanie Garber & Stacey Lee talk about ten things that can help you become a better writer. I personally like studying how storytelling is employed in all media forms (television, movies and books), and I feel like that's certainly helped me get better at my craft.
- I really liked Wendy's review of Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here and I loved Anna Breslaw's thoughts on friendship in the age of social media. I really feel like social media has allowed me to get to know people I would have never met otherwise, who share my interests and enthusiasm for things. It's a gift, really, and I think people tend to forget that. (P.S. I love you all!)
- Cait has a compilation of writing advice for all you aspiring writers out there. As always, her post is a combination of humor and practicality, and I find myself turning to it a lot these days (particular because of how she ends it). What's your favorite piece of writing advice?
Have you come across anything interesting online that you want to share?
Please do in the comments!