When I grow up I want to be Carrie Bradshaw

writing Carrie Bradshaw

I’m sure everyone has watched TV at some point and thought, “I could do that”. Sex and the City was one of the biggest shows of the noughties. It showed the lives of four single women in New York City, and nearly everyone wanted to be Carrie Bradshaw. Who could blame them? She went to fantastic places, had fun, and did it all in fabulous shoes. Apart from lusting after the shoes and wondering about Mr Big, everyone wanted her job of writing a column. I am going to show you what steps you can take if you have ever dreamed of being a real life Carrie Bradshaw.

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7 places that recent college grads could afford to live

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It’s finally that time of the year. School is out for the summer and this years college graduates begin striking out on their own. While it might be tempting to head to the big cities, it’s not affordable for most graduates without having a roommate (or three). On the other hand, it may be tempting to live alone once you are out of the college gates. But that isn’t the most affordable option. Salaries and rental prices across the United States mean that no matter where you live, you will need a roommate. Here are some of the most affordable places for college grads to live.

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Opinions are like farts

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Once upon a time, when I was an angry teenager, my mum gave me some advice. I was angry at everyone and their opinions. My mum decided that enough was enough. She told me something that would stay with me for years to come, “Opinions are like bumholes, everyone has one”. Today I have decided that she was wrong. Opinion are not like bumholes, they are more like farts.

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Top Armies in the World {part two}

army fighter jet

The Army is one of a country’s first lines of defence from invaders and it has been that way for centuries. But some of these forces are stronger than others. Across the world, different countries are trying to ensure that their country is the best with high-tech weaponry and soldier training. This is the second part of this series and you can read part one here.

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LinkedIn for Authors: Ten Top Tips

LinkedIn for Authors: Ten Top Tips

For authors, who you know can be just as important as what you know. The connections that you make throughout your career are one of your most valuable resources that you can have. You never know when you might pick up an email from an old friend with a new opportunity.

 

And that’s why LinkedIn can come in handy – after all, as the world’s premier social networking site for professionals, it helps you to connect with contacts and to follow them throughout their careers. I’ve teamed up with Dane Cobain to help you make the most out of LinkedIn. The problem with LinkedIn is the etiquette can be tricky, and many authors find it difficult to tell where to start. Here are ten tips to get you going.

Personalise Your Messages


When you send connection requests, take the time to personalise your messages by offering a little context. Tell people where you met them or let them know how you might be able to help them. Use their names where possible, to show that you’re not an automaton, and include personal details from previous conversations to show that you listened to them.

Join Groups


LinkedIn Groups offer a fantastic way for writers to connect with like-minded individuals, from networking groups and industry chatrooms to specialist groups for cover designers, editors and other industry professionals. Just be sure to avoid self-promotion – people will notice, and it’s usually against the rules.

Take Advantage of LinkedIn Pulse


LinkedIn Pulse is the name of the company’s inbuilt news platform, and it’s a good idea for writers to take advantage of it by regularly posting articles. These posts are pushed out into your news feed, and people are able to easily like and share them or to leave a comment to continue the discussion. The very best articles are featured in their relevant categories, typically leading to several thousand extra views.

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Latte Lindsay’s Top 10 Geeks

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Over the last few years, there has been a big shift in how geeks are portrayed on the screen. And throughout the world, there is a trend of people identifying with characters from TV shows and movies. I always identify with the geek in the show or movie. Here are the top 10 Geeks from TV and film that make me happy.

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First World problems with Sky

First world problems with Sky

*Le Sigh*. It’s what I post online when I am forced to deal with idiots and smashing my face through a wall is the only other answer. Trust me when I tell you a face palm will only help you so much. But why am I getting all French with *le sigh* anyway? First world problems people, and today we are dealing with Sky.

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