Some Advice From Some Friends.

9 Oct 2014


I'm a big fan of giving advice but sometimes it's nice to see other people's outlook on situations. Because of this, I thought I would attempt to start a series on my blog where I don't just give advice but I have help from some of my friends, fellow bloggers and sometimes some strangers. To start this series off, I have to ask you for some questions on any topics you would like some advice on (with in reason) so feel free to leave some questions in comment section! Of course, quite a few topics that people may need advice on may be topics that people want to ask anonymously so feel free to drop your questions in my ask box on Tumblr and just click "ask anonymously" If you don't have a tumblr account, that's fine! You can still ask them anonymously as by just writing in the ask box without an account is anonymous. If you do decide to leave your question on Tumblr, please let me know it's for this series as I do get advice questions on my blog that I will just answer so just make sure you let me know! 
Also, if you'd like to be included in the post maybe giving your point of view on answer and giving some advice on your own, feel free to email me, tweet me, message me etc. and I'm sure I can include you in a post.
This idea could be a slight fail if I don't get any questions but fingers crossed! 
Now, I don't want to leave today's post as just that announcement, so I've already sent out a question to a few of my friends which was...

What is a saying/quote or piece of advice you've received that you think has helped shaped you and your choices and may help someone else?


Alannah (kissingwinter): That's a hard one! There are so many good quotes that have shaped how I think but the one that sticks out to me is from a poem by Sarah Kay called "B". It's a gorgeous poem but the quote I take from it is "There will be days when your boots will fill with rain, and you'll be on your knees in disappointment. And those are the very days you have all the more reason to say thank you. Because there's nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it's sent away" It is a long quote, I know, but when I'm having a down day when I'm upset, I recite it to myself (yes, I do know it off by heart!) and it reminds me how beautiful the world is and how much I have in my life to be thankful for and it makes try to appreciate every single day a little more than I had before.

Emily (tumblr here): "The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity" - Amelia Earhart. I think through this quote she's trying to say that once you make a decision to change something, it can change if you want it to; all you have to do is take that first step towards the change as well as be persistent and sooner or later, things will get better.

Myriam (tumblr here): "Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!" is a famous quote from Audrey Hepburn. I love this quote because I truly believe that nothing is impossible; if someone wants do something and wants to achieve something so badly they can do it as much as they believe they can! Nothing can stop you from achieving your goals other than yourself and people should stop making excuses because, in reality, everything is possible as long as you want it to be!

Lauryn (Laurynsnotebook): The piece of advice that has stuck with me is a quote that relates to my blogging and is one I keep in mind whenever I' writing.  Gala Darling-regarded as one of the most influential bloggers - once said "good blogging should feel like writing a letter to a friend'. And it should. Blogging should be as simple as writing a letter: it should have no forced compassion, no lack of yourself, no complacency. Blogging is about the truest form of expression: we have the right to freedom of expression, but how often do we make the most of this right? How often is it that we use this freedom of expression to exemplify our thoughts, our emotions and attitudes? You should write with the same genuine love and compassion as you would do to a close friend.
 Good blogging is not about views, nor statistics, nor readership. Blogging is about passion. Blogging is about documentation. Blogging is about creating a form of self-memorabilia and exemplifying this one segment of your imagination through this new creative medium.  So many people have lost sight of the true motives behind blogging - hidden behind the glittering curtain of PR, an established 'online' popularity and what most people regard blogging as - a means to blag yourself some free stuff.  But strip away the readership, the whimsical blog design, the contacts, the glimmering facade of confidence and you can discover what should truly be considered as 'good blogging'.
 But I'm not one to place restrictions. You shouldn't restrict yourself simply to one piece of advice. Immerse yourself in legions of it: take inspiration, but do not go strictly on this tight-rope of advice. Sometimes the only way to get better is to fail. So if you're feeling down, disappointed, empty, glum, regretful or in any other mindset and looking for some advice, just look what you have achieved so far. And if it gets bad? I'm always here. Send me a message. An email. A comment. I will always do my best to help you out. My advice? I don't have true advice. My advice is to do what you want and blog for the hell of it: for the engraved passion and emotion. For the sheer love and ambition derived from putting words and images into a visual depiction of yourself. Blog for yourself. Now that is my piece of advice for all fellow bloggers.

Sarah (That's me): I'll keep mine short. The quote I think that has shaped me is a quote that I'm not too sure where it comes from but it goes "Stop waiting around for someone to save you. Just save yourself." At first glance this can seem quite harsh but when I look back at past experiences, I far too often waited for someone else to come along and help me sort myself out where as it should be me who sorts myself out. Since hearing this quote, I've realised I've waited around too long to be saved and still there's no knight in shining armour so I have to be my own saviour and save myself. No, that's what I do, I save myself. Whenever I'm down, I do everything in my own power to make myself happy by doing things that cheer me up like reading book, writing blog posts, listening to music; I will do whatever I can do to save myself! 

And that is some advice from some friends done and dusted! Thank you so much to the bloggers and friends who helped with this first post! Make sure to check them out!I'd love to make this a regular feature on my blog and have different friends of mine and different bloggers giving some advice on a range of different topics. Like I said feel free to leave questions in the comments or pop over to my Tumblr where you can ask anonymously (just make sure you tell me it's for my blog otherwise I'll just answer it on Tumblr). 

What would you like some advice on?
I hope you're doing great,

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