As much as I love the Internet, I know that like any other thing, there’s a good side and a bad side to everything. Good and bad always coexists, yeah?
But I think we netizens all know how far bad our other fellow Internet dwellers can go. I mean, we have names for them now. Trolls, haters, copycats, among so many others. At times, this fact gets to me and makes me sad.
So what do I do?
I remind myself of the places online that never fail to make me happy and inspired. Here they are:
Here’s the thing. Outside checking out announcements posted in my classes’ group pages, I hardly open Facebook now. My News Feed is not the best thing and I’d rather get myself lost in Pinterest or WordPress. But every once in a while, I check the Brain Pickings Facebook Page and it never disappoints. Seriously, NEVER.
Admittedly, I really need to give an article my entire focus. I don’t read Brain Pickings articles when I have something to do because I could get immersed in them easily and they’re usually pretty long. But still. I love them so much.
Here are my favorite ones recently:
Smart Twenties is personal development blog run by Sam. I mean, I still have one more year before I enter the Land of the Twenties but I can already relate to the struggles Sam shares in her blog. Probably because a lot of people tell me I’m mature for my age, but ehhh. Here are some of her posts that I super love:
50 TED Talks for Twenty Somethings (and believe me, even if you’re still far from the Land of Twenties on both directions, these TED Talks are still must-watch ones) Speaking of which…
I mean, come on! You all know how much I love TED, right?? They have a mobile app and a regularly updated YouTube channel and I recently learned about Adam Savage and how amazingly passionate he is. It’s kinda hard to choose my favorite TED talks but here are some unforgettable ones:
How Many Lives Can You Live? | Sarah Kay (*whispers excitedly* my hero <3)
Nat and Lo both work at Google and, if you’re not familiar with it, Google has this 20% time where you have a time to work on something that you came up with. It’s called the 20% Project. For Nat and Lo, they decided to create a YouTube channel where they share the things in Google that they are curious about.
They’re relatively new, having been around for only more than a year with more or less 20 episodes. But they have really cool content so I’m super excited about what else they feature.
Obvs. I can get lost in Pinterest for the whole day just reading contents and infographics or even absorb all the inspiring art Pinned there. And unlike Twitter and Facebook and Instagram, I wouldn’t mind getting lost in Pinterest, honestly. Because I get to learn things plus look at wonderful visuals <3
Of course WordPress is part of this list. I consider WordPress as my virtual home but unlike my physical home turf, I have yet to fully wandered all over WordPress and I don’t think I ever will. It’s an amazing platform with this amazing community. Everyday, every second even, there’s a new post published and you could really guarantee that about 95% of these posts are inspiring and thought-provoking.
I may make a list of amazing bloggers that continue to inspire me someday but for now, let’s leave this at that. 🙂
Where do you go online to find inspiration? Share your thoughts!
Happy virtual-wandering, awesome peeps!