Final Thoughts on #31WriteNow

I know #31writenow is not officially over but tomorrow will be a Look of the Daypost.

It has been a great experience and I’ve learned a lot about blogging, what I want to do as a blogger, what I have to do as a blogger, and even picked up a few new supporters.

It has become easier for me to write and when I haven’t written a post I notice and others notice. Also, it has caused me to use my inspiration more productively. Everything is an opportunity to blog! It’s also become a great coping mechanism. Particularly because I have decided that this is going to be a positive blog meaning that if it isn’t going to improve the readers life even in a small way I’m not writing it. Knowing that has kind of changed my perspective on how I deal with my day-to-day problems. Having a bad day? Saw something bad on the news? Feeling out of control? Blog. Forcing myself to do something positive makes the bad things not so bad and makes me feel like I’m adding more positive energy to the world.

Now the bad side of this challenge is that I’m not the fondest of locking myself into things and feeling obligated to do anything that doesn’t fit my mood at the time. There are enough things in life that you have to do even when you don’t want to, I don’t want this to be one of those things. Most of the time it wasn’t that I didn’t want to write, I just didn’t always want to write about certain topics which brings me to my next point.

I felt like I couldn’t write about certain topics because I could not do them justice. I couldn’t make my posts as dynamic as I wanted to because I had to put something out that day and I didn’t want to “waste” the little bit of time I had writing a post that I could not put out. I also didn’t really have as much time to support other bloggers in the challenge because I was so busy trying to put out content. Blogging is definitely a full time job.

Overall, it was a great experience and I’m excited to bring you more blogs and better content! Have a great weekend!

Top Ten Fashinistos?

Now let’ talk about how difficult it was to make this list and how difficult it was to separate whether the guy was attractive versus whether he was a good dresser. Lol I wonder if guys have this problem. Some of these are a stretch but here it goes.
1. Kanye West
2. Scott Disick*
3. Prince
4. Fabolous*
5. David Beckham*
6. Amare Stoudemoire
7. Michael Jackson*
8. Future
9. Chris Brown
10. Trey Songz

*I didn’t have any doubts about these

Links I Love 8.28.13

Steven A Smith Gives Career Advice Great advice. I think this can apply to any field.

The Importance of A Good Tailor You don’t know how long I’ve been looking for a blog this in detail about the difference a tailor can make.

Get Excited for Fall

For the Girl Who Loves to Go Out But Hates Clubs

Always Great to Hear about Davel Chappelle I have a healthy respect for people who understand that some things are bigger than money

Turn Up Tuesday 8.27.13

Feeling this album.

My Celebrity Fashionista Top Ten

Writing this list made me realize that most celebrity style is either a bore or too over the top. I had so much trouble coming up with ten ladies. I came up with four or five easily and then i had to force it. Anyway, here is my top ten. This post was inspired by my girl over at You Just Got MACked. I’m also going to do one for celebrity guys.

The following list is in no particular order because it was hard enough coming up with this list lol.

1. Rihanna

2. Adrienne Bailon

3. Tracee Ellis Ross

4. Beyonce

5. Selena Gomez

6. Nicole Richie

7. Kelly Rowland

8. The Kardashian Sisters*

9. Angela Simmons

10. Lauren London

*Is it cheating to name them together? I couldn’t choose between them. I like all their styles for different reasons.

Quote of the Week 8.25.13

“When everything and everyone is failing, what is the cost of a little experimentation outside of the norm? Most often, nothing.”

The 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss

Look of the Day 8.24.13

Cute casual look. The pink makes it girly, the loose fit makes it comfy.

Links I Love 8.22.13

Necole Bitchie Interviews Big Sean

I can’t lie, Big Sean is one of my fave rappers of my generation. His interviews with Necole Bitchie are some of the reasons why. This is the first interview she has done with him on film. Way back in her archives she has another interview with him that is transcribed. If anybody wants me to find it and post the link I can do so.

Tammy & Grant Hill Make Music Together

Just adorable

Kim Kardashian Checks Katie Couric 

This made me lol. I can just imagine Katie’s shock when she found out that Kim was not happy about the baby gift. I can see both sides of the story. Katie was asked a question about Kim and she answered it but I can completely understand why Kim would not have liked that.

Two feel good stories because I can never get enough of hearing about people doing good.

Everyday Hero

Inspiration to Stay Dedicated

Where You Been Niq? Part II

So I’m clearly still reliving my vacation and I figured why not share some of the things I saw during my trip.

Click on photos if you want them to appear bigger 🙂

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I made my own soda!

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A room with a view

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Late night dinner at Normen’s. Love eating outside by Palm Trees

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Peruvian Ceviche may be my new favorite food. My mouth waters everytime I think about it.

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Seafood rice…can you tell I really like seafood yet.
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Resort beach chairs
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 I can’t wait ’til my next trip!

Turn Up Wednesday (Faux Tuesday) 8.21.13

Better late then never

Intially, I was very hesitant about this song because quite often when two artists I like get together my expectations are too high and I get dissapointed. Thankfully I was wrong about this one. I would love to hear this song in concert. I’ve seen Janelle Monáe put on an amazing show before and from watching Miguel’s live footage I’m sure he puts on an equally great show. Also how awesome does their hair look in this picture?

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