3 Reasons Why Self-Promo Isn’t Bad

Doing business online is tricky. With scads of spammy pseudo-ads and shady-at-best businesses popping onto your feed every single day, many of us have reached a point where even mentioning our work feels like a total taboo.

I get it. You don’t want to sound like a phony door-to-door baloney salesman. But there are a few things you should know before arriving at the conclusion that promotion can only be the thinly-veiled, cheap-and-shameless variety.

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5 Things to Remember When You Have the Creative Blues

Creative people have a reputation for being free-spirited, individualistic, and openminded creatures who somehow spin intangible things like ideas and inspiration into epic novels, fine art, and musical masterpieces. It’s a lovely talent to have, but these right-brained leanings come with downsides that get us labeled as sensitive, inconsistent, or downright weird.

Opening up about our struggles can be hard. They can be challenging for non-creative people to grasp or sympathize with. They often tie directly to our vulnerability about our artistic abilities or worth. And sometimes we simply don’t have a way to unravel the complex tangle of emotions into a comprehendible sentence. The good news is, you’re not alone!

Today, I’m here to share five things to remember if you’re coming down with a case of creative blues, feeling a little blocked, struggling to feel excited about your creative projects, or in the midst of some serious burnout.

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Pros of Starting a Blog

I saw a lot of conversation against blogging around the time I started mine. Podcasts and vlogs were beginning to overthrow the humble blog in terms of activity and general interest. Blogging was to be considered passé. Despite this resounding death knell, I got up my nerve, collected the smattering of harebrained plans, pipedreams, and vague inspiration from my notebooks, and signed up for a WordPress account without any real plan on how I’d use it.

Call me contrary, but I’ve found blogging to be hugely rewarding. Today, I thought I’d share some pros of venturing into the blogosphere, based on my experience.

Whether you’re new to the blog scene, looking to revitalize an old one, or simply need some inspiration to keep it up, I hope this post encourages your inner blogger.

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Show & Tell – #Drinktober2020

This month I’ve been challenging myself to create a beverage-related illustration every day for #Drinktober2020. My daily updates have been posted on Ko-fi for a full week now, and so far I’m really enjoying the process.

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Flashback Friday

"We are Pantsers; proud of our discoveries, unafraid of mistakes, and free to write whatever pops into our head." -Excerpt from the blog post PANTSER APPRECIATION from ElzaKinde.com

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Flashback Friday

"I'm sure I'm not the only one searching for a golden piece of advice that will flip a switch and make me a better writer" -Excerpt from the blog post NOBODY BUYS AN IDEA from ElzaKinde.com

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#Drinktober2020: A Daily Drawing Challenge

Drinktober: a 31-day Drawing Challenge

There’s something about autumn that gets my creative juices flowing. Inspired by the popular daily drawing challenge, Inktober, I’ve created my own set of themes related to beverages.

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Flashback Friday

"You are not better or worse as a creator because you experience creative block." -Excerpt from the blog post 7 STEPS FOR SURVIVING CREATIVE BLOCK from ElzaKinde.com

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Flashback Friday

"Working from home does not automatically equal being home alone with nothing but a laptop for company, living in stained pajamas, and avoiding sunlight like a creature from urban myth." -Excerpt from the blog post STAYING CREATIVE WHEN YOU WORK FROM HOME from ElzaKinde.com

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Working 9-5: Why I’m Live-Tweeting my Wednesdays

For the first time last week, I shared my virtual workspace via Twitter. An open invitation for my friends and followers to experience A Day in the Life of a Graphic Designer was released on social media, along with a 9am-5pm schedule.

Working 9-5: Why I'm Live-Tweeting My Wednesdays

My plan: to Live Tweet my regular old workday on Wednesdays. But why?

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