Tag: creativity

Cutting It Fine

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By Quinn Trigger warning: this post contains descriptions of self harm. I own three scalpels. When I start to feel stressed, I pick up a scalpel and I start to cut out tiny, tiny pieces of paper. Circles the size of pinheads and diamonds the size of exclamation marks are carefully carved out of card …

Using Writing As A Type Of Therapy

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I use writing to explain my thoughts, to make sense of the things that I am feeling. Lately though, I have been somewhat not able to let it all out, keeping some things to myself. This, in part, is what has made me fall a little bit out of love with my blog. I feel …

An Interview With: Aloha Lola Cards

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Claire, AKA Aloha Lola Cards, is very well-known among the blogging community, and I think one of the first people I followed when I created the This Stuff Is Golden Twitter account. Not only does she have a successful business as an illustrator, creating blogger banners, logos, and more, but she’s also one of the …

Why There Is No ‘Right’ Way To Blog

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There is a lot of discussion about how to be a blogger. Whether it’s an article telling you how to make money from it or somebody else telling you how to start a blog in under an hour, the how-to of blogging is a hot topic.

6 Poems That’ll Give You Life

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I’m becoming more and more interested in poetry recently. It’s such a beautiful form of expression, and though there are rules (like there are with most things), poetry seems to be a very versatile way of writing. Each of these six poems have such beautiful truths about them, and you lovelies know how partial I …

25 Things Learned In 25 Years

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My birthday is coming up and I will be turning 25, so I’m expecting a quarter-century crisis any day now. I’ve had a few very good birthdays (one surprise trip to Paris, one planned trip to Amsterdam, one spent in Florida, and one that included a wild weekend in London AND another wild weekend in …