When I’m not writing this blog or buried in design work, you can often find me in the deep rabbit hole of The Internet, blacking out from website overload and trying my best to avoid Buzzfeed. When I find something especially noteworthy, I usually share it on The Nectar Collective’s Facebook page, but sometimes The Internet pulls me in too deep to do anything aside from mindless clicking. Today, my friends, I thought I’d share some of my favorite recent links from around the web, so you can browse The Internet responsibly (and maybe find some cool things to read).
I know I mentioned that I try to avoid Buzzfeed, but I couldn’t help but love this article on two friends who create incredible chalkboard masterpieces, anonymously.
Are you “keeping it real” or just being obnoxious?
An interesting look at 18 things highly creative people do differently.
This three-minute video provides an incredible look at the intelligence of plants.
Do you ever feel behind in life when you find other people doing exactly what you wish you could be doing? Here’s a pep talk to help you snap out of it.
People can draw energy from other people the same way plants do.
This is a great article about fear, from Pixar Co-founder Ed Catmull. “That’s because failure is painful, and our feelings about this pain tend to screw up our understanding of its worth. To disentangle the good and the bad parts of failure, we have to recognize both the reality of the pain and the benefit of the resulting growth.”
Ever have a hard time feeling motivated to do work? Here are some tips on how to make yourself work when you just don’t want to.
Absolutely loved these thoughts about how to have a great life without spending a lot of money.
I just found Gio Volpe’s Vine account and cannot.stop.watching.
What have you been loving on The Internet lately?
Now I have the pleasure of introducing you to a couple of my sponsors — some truly lovely women!
Alicia of Jaybird
I love Alicia’s blog because it’s kind, useful, and relevant. She has the sort of heart-hitting posts that make you think, like her Love Your Body Resolution and When Positivity Makes You Think. She’s also got some out-of-the-box tips and tutorials, like her Guide to Being Alone and Old School Productivity Tips. Basically, you can tell that Alicia is both creative and utterly invested in your growth and happiness. I’m pretty sure Alicia and I (and you!) would get along swimmingly. 🙂 Go check her out!
Jackie of Jade and Oak
Jackie is the ever-adorable fur mama to two pugs (and also the editor of a lovely blog, but pugs are most important here, right?). She shares a medley of posts, like this “recipeasy” for sushi (making this asap) and this one about why ballet is good for you. She also has some creative blogging-related posts, like Reasons Why I Love a Blog (appreciated that one!) and What I’ve Learned From Blogging. But if you’re as obsessed with her pugs as I am, you might want to start here. 😉 Go send her some love! 🙂