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13 Posts That Will Make Your Online Life Better, Tighter + More Fun

Blogging resources that will help you work smarter, not harder + decluttering your tech life + how it feels to go viral! // sarahvonbargen.com
It’s the end of the month, dudes! I’ve been re-writing two of my ebooks, making them Kindle-friendly, and getting ready to sell them on Amazon (it is sooooo much more work than I expected). If it turns out, I’ll tell you everything I learned!

Awesome, helpful links I found for you:

FASCINATING. What it feels like to go viral.
The feeling was something that was most analogous to situations that hadn’t really occurred since high school: scoring a goal in soccer, or finding out your crush likes you back.

Are you doing all these things to get your work discovered? (I was doing about half!)

Can you work smarter not harder? UMM YES.

How to keep burnout at bay. I love the suggestion of finding a ‘uniform’ so you can save your creativity for other stuff!

Related: How to get out of your inbox and into your life.

Also related: 4 ways to retrain your brain to handle information overload.

Also also related: 10 ways to declutter your tech experience.

Are you failing to reach your income goals? Maybe this is why.

Now, I happen to think you should actually take a lunch break (and use it to do something fun) but if you’re going to eat at your desk, upgrade that ish.

I know there are people who think blogging is dead. Lauren has grown her business like WHOA and it’s because of her blog. She outlines the how + why here.

But here’s a woman who launched a successful freelance business WITHOUT ANY ONLINE PRESENCE. #isthatevenathing #apparentlyitspossible

Yes, you can work for yourself without crushing your soul.
Your work will suffer if you’re in it for likes on Dribbble or retweets from peers or industry awards that only matter to your industry (and not the clients you serve) because you’re focused on attention instead of actually solving a problem. Whether you like it or not, your intentions are evident, so make sure that what you do is indeed what you want others to see and know.

Have you read anything super helpful lately? If you have, please share a link in the comments – everybody benefits from shared knowledge 🙂

photo via unsplash // via pineapple

Web Time Wasters


(just listen to the whole thing while you’re making breakfast today. you’ll thank me.)

What are you guys up to this weekend? I’m on a quick business trip to L.A. and I’m squeezing in a mini-trip to San Diego to meet Sarah and Elise in person – finally! Also: catching up with friends from high school and alllll the tacos, ever.

Links for you!

Yes. Everything I Am Afraid Might Happen If I Ask New Acquaintances To Get Coffee.
They’ll say yes, and we’ll have a perfectly nice time and bond over what it’s like being in our twenties and working in creative fields and struggling to find fulfillment on a day-to-day basis. It will slowly grow dark outside as we share and laugh late into the evening, and when we part we’ll agree that it was a truly lovely time and that we’ll definitely do dinner soon, and then we will never speak again.

Wouldn’t it be fun to re-create some of these? The obsessively detailed list of American literature’s most epic roadtrips.

Could you beat a 12-year-old at arm wrestling? Not this 12-year-old Minnesota girl.

An app to help you create and use your capsule wardrobe?

How to deal with too many business phone calls.

SEA BUNNY SLUGS.

(more yelling) INVISIBLE BOOK SHELF??!!

Ooof. One female photographer is taking pictures of men moments after they harass her.

The ‘Email a tree’ service didn’t go as planned – it was a lot sweeter.
“My dearest Ulmus,” the message began.
“As I was leaving St. Mary’s College today I was struck, not by a branch, but by your radiant beauty. You must get these messages all the time. You’re such an attractive tree.”

When I lived in Taiwan this was one of my favorite restaurants. So awesome and weird!

A totally new way to use Twitter.

My hands and wrists get jacked up from typing all day, but this is helping a lot.

Have you heard of Thrive Market? It looks like Amazon for affordable health food? I’m intrigued…

What new moms say vs. what they mean.

Let’s agree on these things.

I don’t even have an iphone and I want this.

Happens to the best of us. What should you do when you’re jealous of someone who’s ‘bigger’ on the internet?
But here’s the thing we too often forget in this age of social media fame. Being cool on Twitter? That’s not the same thing as having power. It doesn’t necessarily mean you’re creating anything huge or important or particularly meaningful. It doesn’t even mean you’re making a living wage. It just means you spend a lot of time on Twitter, and that some folks who have been designated as “cool” think you’re cool.

Hope you had a great weekend!

Web Time Wasters

I’m on a six-week road trip around the U.S. and Canada (you can follow along on Instagram) so I’ve asked some of my favorite internet friends to fill in while I’m out and about!

Positive Catcalling

Hey gorgeous! I’m Uncustomary, and I’m all about encouraging you to live the life you want, even especially if it’s super weird! I want you to love yourself, respond to your callings, and live in color!

Wondering what to do with your lady/manfriend for date night this week? Helene made a list of 45 ideas that are fun and cheap.

Sometimes it comes down to the fact that we need to stop making excuses and start taking charge! Eight ladies are weighing in on this topic to help you out!

Whale, whale, whale. Aren’t these cookies completely adorable?! Handmade Charlotte has done it again!

Are you totally stuck on your upcoming blog posts? Don’t worry! Here are 20 ideas for what to write when you’re totally stuck from the fabulous Gala Darling.

How do you know when it’s time to stop working on self-improvement and start working on self acceptance? Find your balance now with some thoughts from The Nectar Collective!

In belated honor of Mother’s Day, here’s one of my favorite burlesque performances ever in homage of “Mommie Dearest” by Lady Satan.

One of the best ideas for street art is the kind that appears when you might need it most, like on a rainy day perhaps? Check out this rain-activated street art that started in Seattle.

It’s pretty much ridiculous to ban super-thin models the same way it’s ridiculous to ban plus-size models! All body types exist, let’s embrace them!

Did you realize you had something called a Glam Vibration? Now that you know, let’s figure out how to raise it with some help from The Champagne Diet!

Turning hate mail into fun-filled confetti is probably the best idea I’ve ever heard (after like, making confetti in the first place). Thanks to a small store in Ireland for turning things around on gay marriage opponents!

Are you into surreal and magical movies that will totally mess with your mind? Oddly Lovely made a list of nine of them for you to add to your To Watch list!

You’re beautiful already! Now how do you feel like it? Start with these four pieces of advice from The Magical Daydream.

Have wanderlust but are stuck in one place for the time being? Never fear! Here are some ideas for how to get through it.

Blogging is a creative activity, but what if you need a break? Here are 30 creative things you can do when you’re not blogging from The Loudmouth Lifestyle.

I don’t want kids, and here’s why I want you to stop asking me about it!

Thanks for sharing your favorite links, Mary!

Web Time Wasters

 I’m on a six-week road trip around the U.S. and Canada (you can follow along on Instagram) so I’ve asked some of my favorite internet friends to fill in while I’m out and about!

Hello you! I’m Hannah Braime from Becoming Who You Are. I’m a coach, indie author and I believe the world is a better (and richer) place when we’re fully self-expressed. I help people ignite their enthusiasm and share their true selves through their life and work. Visit becomingwhoyouare.net for free video classes, ebooks and more.

Let’s get to the links:
Struggling to get started with that writing project? Cheryl Strayed has some badass advice for you.
A team of makeup artists age a young couple from their late 20s to their 90s. The results are sweet, funny, and surprisingly emotional.
“What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the universe?” – Neil deGrasse Tyson shares his amazing response.
On a related note, why do we experience awe?
Ever wondered what historically accurate Disney princesses would look like? Wonder no more.
Are you drinking your coffee correctly? Apparently I’m not! This video shows us how it’s really done.
I think we can all relate to how this dog feels.
That thing you love to do? It’s not trivial.
A wealth of useful information (just in case): 40 vintage life hacks from 100 years ago
Do as much as you can. Don’t retreat from not knowing into complacency. Use inability and ignorance as fuel for learning, and propel yourself into a world of wonder by constantly expanding the foundation of knowledge you have. Do it. Because nobody cares what you didn’t do.
How does he do that?! Magic vines from editing wizard Zach King
Top 10 things you might be doing wrong (and how to do them right)
Looking for something good to read this weekend? Here are my recommendations from April.
Finally, need a little pick-me-up? Make everything OK.
Happy Sunday 🙂

Web Time Wasters

I’m on a six-week road trip around the U.S. and Canada (you can follow along on Instagram) so I’ve asked some of my favorite internet friends to fill in while I’m out and about!

Hey, Loves! I’m Hilarie Dahl and I’m an Energy Therapist practicing in Rochester, NY and wherever my amazing clients send me. I help bright-eyed idealist, soulful seekers, and the chronically stuck (sometimes all wrapping into one person) align their reality with their desires, bust through body hatred, and explore a depth of self-discovery they’ve never experienced before.

Alright, let’s round ‘em up!

Perhaps the most sweetly articulated piece on self-care ever.
“I have grown to think of myself as both sprawling landscape and trusted groundskeeper. I care for myself now, not because I have to, but because I find myself so heart-achingly beautiful and intriguing, I cannot help myself.”

We often confuse self-care and self-comfort. This brilliant post clears up the differences. Also, I may or may not have read this a million times. It comes in handy.

Alone in the kitchen and feeling uninspired? Marie Claire has you covered.

This. Because sometimes grown-ups needs coloring books.

A hilarious look at what each Myers-Briggs personality type would do at a party.

Don’t know your type? This page will give you a pretty good idea. They’re scary accurate.

Is it weird that I occasionally have the same thought as The Honest Toddler?

An 8 second meditation to cure anxiety.

My inner dialog during my first boudoir shoot was really half pep talk and half trash talk.

You know how people blame Mercury Retrograde on their phone falling in the toilet? Well, we’re in one right now that’s nothing but newness and bliss. No phones in toilets.

And finally, something sparkly and bright for your weekend.

Web Time Wasters

I’m on a six-week road trip around the U.S. and Canada (you can follow along on Instagram) so I’ve asked some of my favorite internet friends to fill in while I’m out and about!

Hey yo! I’m Elizabeth and I work with business owners who hate marketing + promoting their business over at elizabethmckenzie.com.au. I’m all about real world spirituality (in a totally unwanky way), savouring champagne + celebrity gossip, have my latest pop obsession as the soundtrack to my life (helloooo, T Swizzle + 1989 = perfection), and creating programs that eff with the traditional marketing plan so your business enhances your life, your spirituality + your soul. (Woah).

Sooo, let’s talk links hey?

This is the best video clip ever (as if she wouldn’t be on the list right?).

Feeling frustrated and wanna vent? This women’s already done it for you, in the most hilarious way.

Oh hey, Gossip Girl fans? Check out this open letter to Dan (aka lonely boy) getting schooled

Needa funny up you insta-feed? Follow this rad dude and thank me later.

I’m totally crushing on prints from this lady.

Are you a badass who’s all about living in the real world but wants to know more about your chakras and all that whack energy stuff? Click here and grab your free chakra manual (Oh hey, yeah I’m the one who created it. Remember that real world spiritual stuff? Not. A. Joke.)

If you haven’t read this book yet, I feel sorry for you. Mindy for President!

I gotta admit, I’m all for the DadBod. Finally, I can eat pizza and ice cream and still potentially hook up with Leo cos we’re soooooo on the same level.

Think inspiration quotes are a bit extreme? So does this funny gal.

And to wrap up, here’s the trailer for the Backstreet Boys movie. You’re so very welcome (Ps – AJ can I have your babies?)

Peace out!