The internet can be a tricky place to navigate, I experience a list of emotions depending on what social media account I’m wasting time on or who’s Facebook post happens to pop up in my news feed. It seems the good stories make me feel (in the words of Drake) WAAAAAAAYYYY up, and the depressing just stay on my mind on repeat the whole day making me feel like I’m carrying the burdens of the world all by myself . Whether it’s the latest catfight, a bully imposing themselves on defenseless children, or a story of an abused child, these stories present themselves to you oftentimes without your consent. For that very reason my series “Motivation Monday:Stuff Making Me Happy on the Internet” came to be.
This list is the things that make me remember the positive place the Internet can be. A place where ideas are exchanged thoughtfully, where information can be gathered seamlessly and where you can snoop into the lives of random people with their consent unabashedly. Here’s what’s currently making me happy, I’d love to know what links are doing the same for you in the comments section.
I now realize why I did so badly in all my history classes, it’s because my teachers never taught me while they were drunk! So pretty much Drunk History takes a random person with knowledge about a historical moment gets them drunk and has them retell that story all liquored up. The results are both hilarious and surprisingly informative.
Man I wish I’d had this site when I first started blogging. I may have never posted stuff like this and this oh and this doozy! These stock photo’s however are gorge, but what’s even better, is that you don’t have to sign up to some random website that will eventually spam your email in order to use them.
Lists detailing what wisdom and accomplishments one should gather by a certain age usually piss me off. That’s why I was so surprised that this one had the total opposite effect. It’s inherent wisdom without being too preachy and thoughtfulness in its approach was really encouraging. After reading you may realize you’re a lot wiser than you thought but realize there’s always a bit of meaningful work you can continue to do.
I count driving around swanky neighborhoods and imagining how the other half-lives as a hobby. Hooked on Houses feeds my quirk. It also gives you a peek inside some of your favorite homes from the movies. Think Meryl Streep’s gorgeously designed kitchen in It’s Complicated, or Susan Serradon’s stunning Victorian in Step Mom. It’s a voyeurs dream!
Remember that part about the internet being good for exchanging thoughtful idea’s? Well this is one of them.
I saw this easy recipe and couldn’t wait to create it for one of my shindigs! In fact I created them this past week for a cocktail party I hosted (blog post to come) and they got rave reviews!
Is it weird that I fall asleep to episodes of Friends every night? Reading these books would probably be a more productive use of my time though.
If you’re in a writing rut these idea’s would be PERFECT to incorporate into your next blog post. I also love how the creator of this post categorized theses idea’s by blogging niche.