Interweb Finds: loving words, a photo essay on cancer & more

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This weekend, I ditched the 2008 flip phone and traded it in for an iPhone. I was skeptical at first about joining this “club” but quickly got over that. I’m having way too much fun swiping back and forth between screens and am already improving my texting skills. (Those letters are so tiny!) I’m also now on Instagram, so if you’re there too, let’s be Instagram friends! If you have any suggestions for apps I just MUST have as a blogger/photographer/person who doesn’t know how to change a tire, let me know in the comments.

Here are some of my favorite web finds this week:

For the past three months, I’ve written for the delicately named Pooping Rainbows blog. Here’s my latest piece, “It takes so little.”

We are all writers (and, as Alexandra Franzen points out, we average more than 40,000 words per year in emails alone). So if you’ve ever found yourself saying, “I hate writing,” think about what you really mean, and then use these suggestions to get excited about words again.

These Hong Kong “apartments” are so small, they can only be photographed from above. (And I cannot believe that home prices there average at $1,300 per square foot.)

A beautiful essay by a California writer on being a “California writer.”

The site 99u is one of my favorite new finds. Here are two recent articles: Are you (subconsciously) afraid of success? And two epiphanies on negotiating—and seeing it as a challenge, not a threat.

A heartbreaking and poignant photographic essay: “The Battle We Didn’t Choose: My Wife’s Fight with Breast Cancer.” Warning: You will be moved and cry.

Give me. I love everything about this Apartment Therapy L.A. house tour—pink and green bath tile included.


Read or find anything good on the webz lately? Leave a link here, and don’t forget those app recommendations. I’m off to soak up the rest of my long weekend—Happy Easter!

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  1. the breast cancer photo essay literally shredded me. gorgeous and heartbreaking. thank you for sharing.

  2. Welcome to the club! 😉 Haha! I joined last fall, after being anti-iphone for years.. and now I know I can never go back!
    By the way, I LOVE the new design! (Especially the glass of wine in the background! :P) You’ve done a wonderful job!

    • Haha I feel the same way. I feel the need to text more frequently just so I can experience the pleasure of texting!

      And thank you! I’m really psyched with the way it turned out. 🙂

  3. Oh, and I just saw the photo essay… So sad and so beautiful at the same time. :-/

  4. I am never going to follow a link from you ever again. EVER! I am sobbing like a baby over that gorgeous and heartbreaking breast cancer photo essay. (It probably doesn’t help that I started reading the blog posts too!)

    Thank you for putting such a great, curated list together today!

    • Thanks for stopping by! (And sorry I ruined your day, haha.) Impossible not to cry over that one…

  5. I have been avoiding that photo essay for the past week, and I just tried to dip my toes in the water and check it out, but I can’t do it. Either that means there’s something wrong with me, or I’m just really, really scared of cancer. Maybe both.

    I love 99u and I love that essay on being a California writer. Excellent links this week, m’dear!

  6. I have turned into such an Instagram freak… For a long time I was kinda, “Meh” about it, but my roommate got into it recently, and since finding that out, we’ve been challenging each other to pictures of incredibly silly things.

  7. Oh man, first off, I’m not even going to touch the photo essay because I want to be able to function in a tear-free manner for the rest of the day… But that said, I’m headed right over to 99u, because girl, I am CONSCIOUSLY terrified of success. Also, like Sylvia above, I was once anti-iphone, but will fully admit that having one changed my life. My ancient 3GS has been going strong for four years now!

    • I hear ya. I’m the same way, my dear.

      And it’s good knowing these phones stand the test of time. As much as they cost, they should! Though I must say, joining onto a pre-existing family plan was sooo worth it. Way cheaper than I thought it would be.

  8. No iPhone here, but I did receive an ipad for Christmas that I’m pretty much addicted o. Following you on Instagram now, lady.

    • What’s your Instagram username? I didn’t get a notification of you following me, but I’d like to follow you back!

  9. Thanks for these great links! I was really skeptical of joining the iPhone club as well but now I’m not sure I could live without it 😉

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