All posts tagged: tips

Blogging: The Basics

1. Although you can blog about absolutely anything in the world, make sure you center your content around a topic or topics that you’re passionate about. Food, fashion, travel, music, books, films, poetry, photography, arts and crafts, interior design, politics, gaming, gardening, makeup, parenting – the options are endless. 2. Be yourself. If you’re starting your own blog, you probably have a few bloggers that you look up to. Be sure not to emulate their style – do your own thing. 3. Though the top-tier bloggers (the 1%) make lucrative amounts of money, do not get into blogging for the cash. The only reason those bloggers are so successful is because they spent years developing their sites before making a significant income. You may never make money from your blog and you have to be okay with that. 4. Seek out bloggers who enjoy the same types of things you do. Bloggers are often open and welcoming people, making for an inclusive online community. Make an effort to engage with others and you’ll be sure to grow as a writer and content creator. 5. …

Road Trippin’ on a Budget

Today my sister and I will embark on an eight-hour drive to sunny Los Angeles. Although I’ve been on dozens of road trips, this will be the first time she and I will be heading out on our own. Just two gals, a few mix CDs, and a car. And because yesterday was my last day at my Tucson job and I have yet to start my LA job search, I’m feeling especially free. For the first time in my life I’m not sure when I’m returning home, and it’s kind of exhilarating. Because I enjoy traveling, but have an extremely tight budget to work with, I thought I’d share some of my tips. Please be sure to share any additional travel suggestions you have by commenting below! → Make sure your vehicle is in tip-top condition before hitting the road. Remember, anything that can go wrong will. I was once on a trip where our tire blew out and we were delayed by six hours. Shit happens, but you can do your best to ensure that certain problems will …

Film School or No School?

What do Stanley Kubrick, Quentin Tarantino, Terry Gilliam, and David Fincher have in common? Aside from their magnificently acclaimed careers, all four directors opted out of school and decided instead to jump head first into the film industry. On the other-hand, greats like Spike Lee, Martin Scorsese, George Lucas, and Darren Aronofsky attended film school before developing their careers. So, what’s the better option? Film school, or no school? A lot of young aspiring filmmakers ask: “Is film school worth it?” Simply put, the answer depends on the type of person you are and what you’re interested in taking away from the experience of receiving an arts degree. First, you must know that film school is not for everyone, and it’s certainly not necessary to begin a career in the film industry. But even if the program you’re pursuing isn’t prominent, you’ll still get something out of it. What’s important is if what you get out of your experience is worth it to you. In my case, I believe it was. Sure, you can learn how to be a filmmaker …