HAPPY HALLOWEEN! I hope everyone’s Halloweekend was exactly as you hoped it would be, whether that meant getting everything scared outta ya in some haunted attraction, dressing it up at a party where every girl is a “Sexy ____,” or pulling a Hocus Pocus and Chill like J and I. We’re not Halloween people in the slightest, so we’re amped to start more decorating as soon as it’s seasonally appropriate… 😉
In other news, Links I Love. Typically, I keep an ongoing list of links I’m loving so that I have ample content when this time o’ the month rolls around. Usually, I’ve got just enough. Sometimes, I’m a bit short and need to intentionally dig. And other times…my list of awesome ish is so long, two months are taken care of in advance. #BlessUp.
October is one of the latter.
There is SO MUCH READ-WORTHY STUFF below, so buckle up with the Halloween candy you stole from your hand-out bucket and let’s dive into this month’s Links I Love.
Tips on stopping comparisons, the types of people you’ll see on Halloween (hilarious), Hallmark’s 22 new Christmas movies for 2016, on God giving you more than you can handle, the dirty truth of buying Instagram likes, how to use your iPhone photos to create beautiful gallery walls, how to get jobs that aren’t advertised yet, and 10 awesome things about Diane Von Furstenberg.
2.) The types of people you’ll meet on Halloween. DO NOT WATCH if in a room where busting up laughing out loud is deemed inappropriate.
3.) Because Halloween is baaaaasically over, now we can begin the most wonderful countdown of the year. And it starts with 22 NEW Hallmark Christmas movies. Am I the only one who can’t wait to just have these on ALL. DAY. LONG while I work??? (ew.com)
4.) YES, God will give you more than you can handle. A really, really, REALLY good read in direct anto-thesis to the cliche “God will never give you more than you can handle.” Must read to start your week with Him! (relevantmagazine.com)
5.) The dirty truth about buying likes on Instagram. How important it is for us all to maintain high integrity to keep the industry honest and legit. This is SO especially important for anyone wanting to actually work with brands as a blogger. Even if higher following numbers alone get you a deal (which would actually show that the company isn’t good at what they do marketing-wise, if that’s the only metric they’re considering), your inevitable lack of solid return on their investment will leave them bitter towards you AND bitter towards influencers in general – especially when it comes to compensating us – because it’s a total waste. (dtkaustin.com)
7.) How to get the jobs that are never advertised. This is IMPORTANT. Both myself and J have experienced this firsthand, and it’s LEGIT. There’s basically an underground job market for those who seek it. I’ve always been a huge advocate for making it happen for yourself and really living life bullhorns in hand, so to speak, so this rings true and hits home. If you want something, you need to actively pursue it yourself. Point blank period. (lifehacker.com)
Check out 12 ways to feel like a total BADASS right here.
Enter to WIN this AMAZING collection of fall fiesta goodies (that I curated myself, thankyoukindly) here:
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Which of these “Links I Love” do you lovelovelove?
Would loveloveLOVE to get direct input from YOU for this series, cos I ain’t writin’ for myself over here! Please feel free to leave your own favorites – including your own work, if you publish things online, too! – for consideration for future Links I Love round ups.
There’s quite a few giveaways and goodies listed above there, too, so be sure to check ’em all out and enter…I swore I WON at least two giveaways last week just from entering things on a whim on Instagram – including a Rebecca Minkoff bag – so I swear it’s so worth it!
Now go pour another cuppa and taste test that Halloween candy to make sure it’s all OK for the kiddos tonight… 😉
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