Footnotes and Finds

Friday, 24 February 2017

Friday Finds

Friday Finds is a series that Footnotes and Finds runs every friday where we share interesting, informative and fun finds/links from around the web.  Follow along!







1. "You are always an Immigrant When you are on Stolen Land" this is such a powerful line from poet Lishai, an award - winning poet, poem. It is relevant to all that is happening lately here in North America and a great reminder to those that sometimes forget, that this land, here on North America, isn't ours.  Click here to watch


2. For everyone that suffers of tight hips, check out this video on "how to get into pigeon pose with tight hips" 


3.  We recently attended the Pixi by Petra Launch party, they are now available in Canada! Im so excited to try their Glow tonic, their Pixi Large Mascara, and the Vitamin Wakeup Mist


4. If you haven't already, you need to be following This Instagram account! Mari Andrew is an illustrator that really showcases life in it's honesty in her drawings!


5. Somebody really needs to help me with my mug obsession, but I'm in love with this one!





This week on footnotes and finds:
3 keys to our blogging success




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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

3 keys to our blogging success

"As a blogger, over the time you have been blogging, what is one thing you would say has been most helpful in bringing you success as a blogger?" 

This is a question we get a lot. And although we can answer this in various different ways, such as scheduling our social media or staying on brand. We wanted to get into the heart of it instead of the technical side. Below we have shared our 3 Keys to Blogging Success for footnotes and finds. And YOU, the reader, is definitely a huge part of that success, so THANK YOU!

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1. dedication to good quality content


It all starts with dedication to good quality content, thus being organized and having some sort of consistency and calendar, therefore providing value through content. When you have put in foresight and thought into your content before hand it really shows and adds value to your blog.  You are taking the time to understand your readers and then providing them with content that they enjoy reading and you enjoy producing.  That is why, for footnotes and finds, it has always been the quality of content we are posting and not the quantity of blog posts.  We have a editorial calendar which we use to plan out our content in advance. 

takeaway: a key to blogging success is having dedication to putting out good quality content


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2. it's about community 


Then it's about community - interacting with and making connections with our readers and fellow bloggers - this can be through social media, through our content or in person. Being accessible whether it's to brands, readers or fellow bloggers. We love to hear from our readers and have footnotes and finds be more of a conversation with them. It is a great way to prompt dialogue and learn from one another. That is why we have continued our series Friday Finds where we share interesting facts, causes, and random things from all over the world and internet.

takeaway: creating a sense of community and developing relationships with our readers definitely contributes to the success of our blog 

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3. having fun & being true to yourself


And most importantly having fun and being true to yourself is the key to our blog- we have had blogs previously where we weren't really being true ourselves and the content felt forced - thus we weren't having fun. But with our current blog we are true to ourselves and we really enjoy blogging because we are discussing and writing things we would like to! Being authentic to our interests and keeping our voice genuine means we enjoy blogging more personally and we are connecting with readers that enjoy the topics we are blogging about.  

takeaway: have fun with your blog otherwise it will feel like a chore and your readers will be able to tell!




What would your answer be to this question? What has led you to Blogging Success? Share in the comments below!
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Tuesday, 14 February 2017

6 elements to a beautiful workspace

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Working from home means, making sure my workspace is a place I am willing to be in for long hours.  It is also important for me to make it my own space, thus making sure I can separate it from the rest of the house. A clean, organized and fun workspace is key to working from home for me.  My work environment really effects my motivation levels and the amount of work I get done.  Some days I venture out to coffee shops or other places in the home just to change it up.  We have curated some awesome ways you can make your workspace beautiful. From fun organization accessories to plants and artwork.  Just that little touch in your workspace is all that is needed! 

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DECOR




WALL ART




PLANTS & FLOWERS



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Friday, 10 February 2017

Friday Finds

Friday Finds is a series that Footnotes and Finds runs every friday where we share interesting, informative and fun finds/links from around the web.  Follow along!


1. Adult colouring books have become the new rage in nouveau/pop-culture-self -therapy and for a good reason. Not only do you get to revisit one of the best activities related that plays on your childhood nostalgia but you get to be creative. It is the best way to relax and to exercise your brain in a different way. So here is a list of FREE colouring books offered by leading Libraries and Museums from around the world like the Met and Smithsonian!

2. Did you know that some Gladiators were not men? Cool right? Here are some other interesting facts about Gladiators that you probably didn't know and that Russel Crowe movie didn't teach you either!

3.  Love this, this and this hoodie!

4. The very brilliant Joni Mitchell talks about how different creative activities she partakes in come from different "wells" of creativity situation in her brain.

5. The latest beauty trend of blue-cat-eye-winged-eyeliner is to die for. Check out this great tutorial on how to get it right!




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