Five things every blog post should have

I have to admit, blogging is pretty damn fun.

It’s great to have a place to write about whatever you want without anyone editing your work or telling you that you can’t write about boys every day for a month. But in all that excitement, we sometimes forget the basics, and that makes our work hard to read and understand.

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Should you hustle in silence or as loudly as possible?

“Real G’s move in silence like lasagne” – Lil Wayne, 2010.

The internet is a very noisy place with people constantly promoting their work and shouting about how much they are ‘hustling’. It made me wonder; does it make a difference whether you hustle in silence or as loudly as possible?

Example of a silent hustler:
Beyonce. You’re lying if you say you weren’t surprised when she dropped Lemonade.

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7 things you can do this lunchtime to help your hustle

1. Listen to a podcast (30 mins) 

For some strange reason podcasts are back in a big way, so take advantage by listening to some of the great minds of our time while eating your lunch.

You don’t have to go with the podcasts that magazines always recommend, pick something that’s inspiring and relevant to you.

I have two favourites:

Mattieologie by Mattie James: Blogger and influencer Mattie spills the tea on blogging, branding and business. This podcast is awesome because she gets straight to the point in short episodes, and has accompanying work notes on her website.

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Here’s why your friends don’t support your work

Friend (noun)

A person with whom one has a bond of mutual affection, typically one exclusive of sexual or family relations.

Ahh friends, those awesome people who are practically family members, except you got to choose them yourself.

They are the ones you run to first when you have good news, the ones you want around you when you’re celebrating, and the ones you feel comfortable crying in front of.

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Why helping the competition won’t kill you

I saw a quote recently on a competitor’s website, which said “There are two rules for success… 1. Never reveal everything you know.”

I wasn’t entirely sure if I agreed with it, so I asked my Twitter followers what they thought.

Interestingly, the men who replied said they agreed with the statement, and the women said they didn’t agree.

Just a coincidence? I can’t be certain.

Here’s why I don’t think helping other people will hurt you.

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5 ways to radiate positivity daily

1. Perfect your morning routine. 

When do you feel better; when you’ve woken up 20 minutes before you need to leave the house, done your make-up on the tube and arrived at the office starving with minutes to spare.

Or when you’ve woken up an hour early, contoured your face at home and stopped for breakfast at your favourite cafe, before swanning into work half an hour before you need to be there?

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How to become the DJ Khaled of your industry

If you don’t know who DJ Khaled is, chances are you don’t listen to commercial Hip Hop, don’t have snapchat and don’t have a subscription to Source magazine.

But in 2016 the producer, DJ and music label executive has managed to become the King of snapchat, shamelessly promoting his appearances, apparel and music.

This year alone DJ Khaled has signed a management-only deal with Jay Z’s company, Roc Nation, announced his ninth studio album and released a single featuring Drake.

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