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How I faced my fears and started my own radio show

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.

So how did I end up hosting a grime show on Monday nights on a growing community radio station?

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How to protect your sanity on Twitter

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.

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Seven ways to find great blog content that you’ll actually enjoy writing

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.

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Should you hustle in silence or as loudly as possible?

“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.

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7 things you can do this lunchtime to help your hustle

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.

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Here's why your friends don't support your work

Friend (noun)

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.

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