I’m the definition of an introvert; most comfortable in the corner of a room sipping a glass of Prosecco than in the middle of the dance floor, most suited to deep and meaningful one on one conversations than public speaking, and most used to being part of close, tight friendship circles than part of a larger gang.
I don’t want to make you feel uncomfortable, but you need to learn to do Afro-Caribbean hair.
That’s the hair that’s super curly, the hair you call “rough, tough and unmanageable,” the hair you pass on to someone else to deal with backstage at fashion shows, because you don’t know how.
Now is the time to learn.
2. Eat lunch that looks better than theirs and post it on Instagram with lots of heart eye emojis
3. Put your needs before theirs
4. Pay off your student loan
5. Think you’re the perfect weight
By the time I finish writing this article roughly 21 million tweets will have been sent.
Some of them will be from bloggers like me, shamelessly promoting their work, others will be witty one liners with Arthur memes attached to them, and others will be abuse, tweeted directly at specific users.
Here’s how you can keep sane, and still be active, on Twitter and other social media platforms.
1. Never side hustle when you’re supposed to be doing other things
One thing no one ever tells you about side hustling (working on a business venture outside your day job) is that you still have to make sure you give your best performance in every other area of your life. You still have to over deliver at work, be an awesome parent and be there for your friends.
I used to spend at least three hours of my day staring at a blank word document.
As a writer, that’s pretty standard, the initial idea for a useful article is an elusive thing, and writing the first sentence can be as hard as matching your left eyeliner flick to the right one.
But I’ve found some ways of generating great content ideas that I’m actually excited to write about.
Let me share them with you.
I have to admit, blogging is pretty damn fun.
It’s great to have a place to write about whatever you want without anyone editing your work or telling you that you can’t write about boys every day for a month. But in all that excitement, we sometimes forget the basics, and that makes our work hard to read and understand.
“Real G’s move in silence like lasagne” – Lil Wayne, 2010.
The internet is a very noisy place with people constantly promoting their work and shouting about how much they are ‘hustling’. It made me wonder; does it make a difference whether you hustle in silence or as loudly as possible?
Example of a silent hustler:
Beyonce. You’re lying if you say you weren’t surprised when she dropped Lemonade.
1. Listen to a podcast (30 mins)
For some strange reason podcasts are back in a big way, so take advantage by listening to some of the great minds of our time while eating your lunch.
You don’t have to go with the podcasts that magazines always recommend, pick something that’s inspiring and relevant to you.
I have two favourites:
Mattieologie by Mattie James: Blogger and influencer Mattie spills the tea on blogging, branding and business. This podcast is awesome because she gets straight to the point in short episodes, and has accompanying work notes on her website.
A person with whom one has a bond of mutual affection, typically one exclusive of sexual or family relations.
Ahh friends, those awesome people who are practically family members, except you got to choose them yourself.
They are the ones you run to first when you have good news, the ones you want around you when you’re celebrating, and the ones you feel comfortable crying in front of.