5 Thangs

Posted by thekellytang On 9:38 AM
I love Gala Darling so so much! She is such an inspiration, and she always is! Her recent post on How to Live a Beautiful Life, is a kind reminder to get your butt into gear, and stop waiting around and having an amazing life!

I am in desperate need of learning how to use my own camera and take self portraits. Since, I usually take pictures of things, rather than myself. But I'm trying to change that with A Beautiful Mess' 5 tips for better self-portraits .

I want to try out these DIY wine dyed shorts from Koi Story . I love the color, its so fun, and perfect for summer,, which is now ending. But there's always next year. And the possibilities are really endless with what I can dye! :D


I watched the livestream of the IFB conference. And it really gave me more insight on how to be a better blogger, and really taking it to the next level. I've learned a lot of things. And here are few of the thoughts, and ideas that really stuck out to me:
  1. Blogging is about being authentic, and focusing on good content!
  2. Don't take your readers for granted and always be grateful for them. :)
  3. Be memorable, and take risks, there are a million blogs out there, and to stick out and be unique, is essential!
  4. Keep it real, and its okay to say "NO" to brands if they don't fit with your brand.
  5. Understand what your blog is about, what is it, and what is it not, and have a mission statement.
Honestly, I could keep going, about all the amazing things I learned from the IFB Conference. But I will just keep it simple and leave it at 5 main points that really stood out to me. What do you think are the most important aspects of blogging?
I love supporting entrepreneurs, especially in this terrible economy. And Daily Candy's Start Small, Go Big contest, is really a great way to support these entrepreneurs, vote for your favorites so they can get mentored by the best in their industry. There's only six days left, so go support them! :) I hope I can apply next year! 

I hope everyone is having a great week, despite the weather! :) This week just flew by!


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13 Responses to '5 Thangs'

  1. jamie said...
    http://thekellytang.blogspot.com/2011/09/5-thangs_08.html?showComment=1315499007104#c7063897767457017715'> September 8, 2011 at 12:23 PM

    i totally agree with #2!! i love all my readers and i try my hardest to keep in touch with all of them =) and yes! that includes you lovely lady!



  2. M.G.T@SoSheDid said...
    http://thekellytang.blogspot.com/2011/09/5-thangs_08.html?showComment=1315500338670#c7336831221914845168'> September 8, 2011 at 12:45 PM

    Hi Kelly, thanks for the comment on my blog! I love love those shorts...my friend made me a dyed circle scarf last year- so that might be a good project for fall/winter! Your blog makes me smile- so thanks!



  3. Amanda Nguyen said...
    http://thekellytang.blogspot.com/2011/09/5-thangs_08.html?showComment=1315501695602#c3048721157520077277'> September 8, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    dang girl...I was just about to say that a beautiful mess had a great self-portrait tutorial!
    and such great tips from the conference!

    the shorts turned out great! love the color.



  4. Lidiya said...
    http://thekellytang.blogspot.com/2011/09/5-thangs_08.html?showComment=1315502392790#c4556957491941116964'> September 8, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    Cute photos, I adore those dyed shorts <3


  5. Olivia said...
    http://thekellytang.blogspot.com/2011/09/5-thangs_08.html?showComment=1315508443731#c7108899369238185397'> September 8, 2011 at 3:00 PM

    I just read Gala post and I loved it- she always has great advice. The info you shared from IFB was also really great!


  6. Celine said...
    http://thekellytang.blogspot.com/2011/09/5-thangs_08.html?showComment=1315508713846#c9052988382550149642'> September 8, 2011 at 3:05 PM

    Thanks for the tips!


  7. http://thekellytang.blogspot.com/2011/09/5-thangs_08.html?showComment=1315518415523#c7350155746759659629'> September 8, 2011 at 5:46 PM

    Cute shorts!


  8. Antonia said...
    http://thekellytang.blogspot.com/2011/09/5-thangs_08.html?showComment=1315521489267#c3462308201836576681'> September 8, 2011 at 6:38 PM

    You look fantastic!
    Big big like for the pics!!^^

    See ya! ;)




  9. Ask Erena said...
    http://thekellytang.blogspot.com/2011/09/5-thangs_08.html?showComment=1315523569132#c2983098630410866991'> September 8, 2011 at 7:12 PM

    Life is beautiful! Thank you for stopping by. Love your outfit! I am your new follower. Follow me back.
    Ask Erena


  10. Catherine said...
    http://thekellytang.blogspot.com/2011/09/5-thangs_08.html?showComment=1315524155848#c5916359436267357622'> September 8, 2011 at 7:22 PM

    omg those pink shorts are amazing! love love


  11. Vani said...
    http://thekellytang.blogspot.com/2011/09/5-thangs_08.html?showComment=1315534828084#c7628647941957646429'> September 8, 2011 at 10:20 PM

    Great notes about the IFB conference! Very important points we should always keep in mind.



  12. AquĆ­ said...
    http://thekellytang.blogspot.com/2011/09/5-thangs_08.html?showComment=1315597002609#c532399697843962013'> September 9, 2011 at 3:36 PM

    great thangs!!! ;) Loved the tips you shared from IFB!


  13. Marie said...
    http://thekellytang.blogspot.com/2011/09/5-thangs_08.html?showComment=1315599619086#c6672483466443183010'> September 9, 2011 at 4:20 PM

    I agree, blogging should be about being authentic and having your own voice!:D

    Have a wonderful weekend, Kelly!:D

    ***** Marie *****


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