HOW TO: CREATE AND SUSTAIN YOUR OWN SOCIAL MEDIA BRAND

Two of my friends asked me for some advice about starting online projects. It made me realise that over the years I have gathered some tips and tricks and I am the type of person to share my knowledge, no matter how limited. Firstly, I'm going to blow my trumpet a little and tell you…

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KEEP SENDING THOSE EMAILS! – How to Network in this Digital Age (Tips & Tricks)

Keep pushing the boundaries, keep working hard and keep knocking on the door. As a journalism student, who is constantly being told that our industry is 'saturated' and that you have to be the very best to get a job, you can be pushed either of two ways. You can use the competition as motivation…

The Treasures of the Heart

   “Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:21‬ ‭NLT‬‬ Whatever thing (or person) that is always in your mind becomes a god or an idol on your life. Whatever thing (or person) is the first thing you check in the morning or constantly do because you feel incomplete…

HAPPY 3RD ANNIVERSARY, PAULAPACESETTER!

Did you know, that the 31st of July marked 3 years this blog (yes, the very one you are currently reading) has been existing?!  I find it absolutely amazing that my small blog, that started as a hobby because I was bored, has grown into the sophisticated lifestyle blog that it is today. Although, I am…

Comparing yourself with others

When I was a little younger, I had officially come to grips with the idea that I am not as 'naturally pretty' as other girls. Where I got this idea from, I do not particularly know, but I do know that I believed it with all of my heart. In my young mind, some people…

#DearMe – VIDEO – What would you tell your younger self?

So recently, I kept seeing YouTube advertising this #DearMe hashtag. After a little bit of digging, I discovered it was part of a celebration of International Women's day. The hashtag accompanies videos where YouTubers say words of encouragement and advice to their younger self. Here's the original video on YouTube. It inspired me to think…

Why does everyone blame the media? Twitter rant

Nowadays, the media never get cut some slack. Everyone takes the liberty of bashing it, repeating the many wrong components of the media. What annoys me about this is that, the media report and promote essentially what people care about and what people want to know about. Sadly, this is generally bad news. I am…

Not-so-happy Valentine’s day

So, are you one of those hopeless romantics that love Valentine's day, or are you a complete hater of love, flowers and floating babies that shoot arrows? The topic of Valentine's day is a funny one for me mainly because I don't think it is that big of a deal. It should be a day you…

Here’s to 2015

Happy new year, my lovely readers. It's an amazing thing to be alive and well in another new year, if not for any other reason other than you are alive. You have life. Be grateful. And the fact that you're reading this also means you have internet, a computer/laptop/tablet/phone and probably a chair. Another few…

40 RANDOM FACTS ABOUT ME

I did this a year ago and now I’m doing 40 facts to add to it. I hope you find this at least mildly entertaining. I am the eldest of four children; I have two younger sisters and one younger brother. I have a pet dog called Rolfie. He is 9 months old and we’ve had…

Another one on stress and worry

Stress is one thing that I have learnt never really and truly goes away, unless you do something about it. I like to talk about stress because I pretty much battle it everyday. There have been blogs on the topic, videos on the topic (click here), talks about the topic; I've done everything. And yet,…