This is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever seen on the internet.

Facepalm 2And I’ve been subjected to “2 girls 1 cup”.

Buzzfeed published at article called ‘The 9 Most Annoying Things About Atheists‘. I’m normally a big fan of wasting time on Buzzfeed, but this is the most ridiculous, closed-minded thing I’ve ever read on the internet.

Feel free to read it before you read the rest of this post, but I’m giving you fair warning: it will make your blood boil.

Besides, I’ve broken it down for you point by point. And we begin: Continue reading

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An update on my published work.

I’ve decided to create a separate blog for my published work, one that looks super professional and actually has my name in the heading.

Why?

I get writing jobs by directing prospective employers to my blog. This means that with every post, I’m constantly thinking “What would future employer person think of this?” This is not a good way to go about writing, because it prevents anything and everything from flowing naturally.

The stress of an unknown future employer judging me by everything on this blog was taking the fun out of blogging.

It’s also for YOU, dear readers. Often what I write about may not be what you signed up for by following this blog. I don’t you to have to make the judgement call of “Will this post be interesting to me or not?” with every update. If I think it would interest you, I’ll publish it. If I think it won’t, it’ll be going straight to its new home at alexbrucesmith.wordpress.com.

When I started blogging, I didn’t think anyone would ever read it. Now I’ve just surpassed 4,000 views. This might not mean much in the world of blogging and websites and hits, but to me it means everything.

So thank you 🙂

And now, I’m making blogging fun again!

xxxx

Snapchat Leaked. Okay, we’ve officially gone too far.

Sexters everywhere got a nasty shock when it was revealed two weeks ago that Snapchat doesn’t completely delete your photos  – they can be restored using forensic software.

Snapchat logoFor those of you who don’t know about Snapchat, it’s an app that allows you to send pictures to your mates that self-destruct within a limited number of seconds. While the creators touted it as a way to “share moments with friends” that you might not want to be permanently recorded (say, an ugly selfie), everybody else saw it as guilt free sexting.

The premise is simple: take a naughty picture, send it to the lucky recipient, and they only get to keep it for a few seconds. Unless they take a screenshot (which would cause a notification to pop up on your phone) there’s no danger it would end up on the internet somewhere for all to see.

Until now. Continue reading

How to choose a good internship (and avoid the crappy ones).

Lena Dunham

To intern or not to intern, that is the question.

Some believe an internship is modern day equivalent of slave labour. Others reckon they’re your golden ticket to a better job, and a must-have on your resume.

In my opinion, internships are invaluable. The experience you gain will teach you so much more than a lecture ever could. If you have the time – and the funds – to intern, by all means for it.

However, not all internships are created equal. Continue reading

The Twenties Gap (Part II)

A few months ago, I wrote a post called ‘The Twenties Gap’, where I made history and created a new phrase that will come to define our generation. *You can hear the sarcasm, right?

What is the Twenties Gap? Glad you asked!

The Twenties Gap

Ever since, I can’t stop thinking about other ways my teenage self would be severely disappointed in the way things have turned out. So here it is, the second instalment of The Twenties Gap! Continue reading

The Five People You Will Meet At Every Festival

Festivals

Festival season is almost upon us! Who doesn’t love a good festival? It’s that one special time a year you get to exchange body sweat with a thousand people just by jumping around in a mosh pit.

The people you go with can make or break any festival, no matter who’s playing and what the weather’s like. You’re also likely to meet a few, erm, characters along the way. To help you spot them, I’ve compiled a list of the five characters you’re most likely to meet this festival season. Continue reading

20somethings profile: Where I talk about figuring out what you want to do in life.

When I grew up, I wanted to be an actress, author, astronaut, architect and finally in advertising – in that order. I was 22 when I realised that all of those professions started with ‘a’.

My profile is up on 20somethings in 2013! I talk about why it’s okay to be change your mind about one of the most important decisions in your life, and how I figured out what I want to do. You should probably check it out here.