5 Tips To Overcome Writer’s Block

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Let’s be honest for a moment, here. Who never had a writer’s block when it comes to blogging? I’m the first to admit I had it a lot of times, and I still do, even if less than before. Unfortunately there’s no magic potion to help you overcome your writer’s block, but there are a few things you can do to try and get over it.

Go outside – As bloggers, it’s normal to keep looking for new post ideas. But sometimes we just stay in our room, waiting for a great idea to find us. Even if sometimes it may happen to you to just get hit by a genius subject to write about, it’s more likely that you’re gonna just wait and wait and get frustrated when nothing comes to your mind. So just put on your shoes and go outside! Because, guess what? Nothing new will probably happen to you while you’re still at home. Enjoy the fresh air, the sun or even the rain! You can take your camera with you and take some picture for a nice photography post. Or maybe you will find a new corner of the city where you’ve never been before. Inspiration is everywhere!

Talk to someone – When you can find anything new to write about, talking with a friend (or even a stranger, sometimes) may give you the right inspiration. Just be open about it. Admit that you’re struggling with a writer’s block and ask for help. Two minds are stronger than one.

Take a shower – I don’t know about you, but I seem to always have the greatest ideas while I’m taking a shower. It can go from the perfect answer for a conversation I had days before (I’m not the only one, right?), to what gift I should get for someone’s birthday, to blog posts ideas. So, when you feel you’re getting frustrating, instead of looking at a blank page on your laptop or start scrolling on social networks, just go take a shower. It will refresh you and, hopefully, some good ideas will come out of it.

Read other people blogs – And by this I don’t mean in any way “copy other people’s blogs”. But who knows, you may find some inspiration in other people’s words. Also, you can also put together a list of great posts to read around a subject, or suggest your readers some new blogs to read!

Re-focus – If you still can’t find anything to write in your blog, it may be because the main topic of your blog doesn’t inspire you anymore. It’s okay to change things up, really! So don’t be afraid of re-focusing your blog based on your interests.

What do you like to do when you have writer’s block? Leave a comment below!

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You may also like:
– 5 Reasons Why Changes Are Good
– How To Get Shit Done Even When You’re Totally Unmotivated by The Nectar Collective
– Writer’s Block by Jenny Purr
– 30 Things To Blog About When You’re Feeling Uninspired by Rock n Roll Bride

5 Reasons Why Changes Are Good

5 reasons why changes are good

Camera: iPhone 5c
Editor: VSCO Cam and PicMonkey.com
© photography and words by indiellie.com

As you know, lately I’ve decided to make some changes with the blog by trying to commit to it more. What you may not know, however, is that I’m planning to make a big change in my life too. After my bachelor degree, which I will get in few months, I decided to end my university studies and find a job. I’m really looking forward to it, but at the same time I must confess that this big step also scares me a little.

We all know how changes can be scary, and because of that sometimes we tend to forget that they can also be really good.

Challenge yourself: you can totally see a change as a great new adventure where you will have to push yourself. This also means that when you will succeed in it – and I’m sure you will – you will feel a sense of accomplishment. Isn’t that a good way to get even more motivated?

Break the circle: yes, routines can make you feel protected, but they can also be really boring. Stepping of your comfort zone may be the only way to find out how many things you’re missing out. Don’t be afraid!

Open a new door: when you decide do make a change you may feel like you’re giving up what you already have. But every time you close a door, there is a new one that opens before you. So walk that door and enjoy everything that you will find behind it. You could be surprised how amazing this new journey can be.

Get some perspective: making a change can also make you realize how much what you were doing before may have been a limitation for you and your creativity. It’s only by going through something new that you can look back with another point of view and put everything you’ve done until then into perspective.

And if it doesn’t work… It could happen: maybe your big change turns out to be not that great how you imagined it. Well, don’t give up just yet! Maybe you just walked the wrong door. Go back and try again!

How can changes be good for you? Leave a comment below!

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The Good Angle

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Camera: iPhone 5c
Editor: iPhone camera effects
© photography by indiellie.com

As you may know, I never liked the way I look in photographs. I find myself always looking really bad and I hate that. I read here and there that it’s all about finding the good angle and that practice makes perfect. But every time I tried to practice to find what’s my good angle, I got really upset cause my face just couldn’t look even a bit good.

The other day I was out with Stitch, that is one of the only people that already succeed in making my like one of my photographs. I needed a picture to complete my CV, but I was scared and already sad since I know I would not have liked anything coming from the camera. So he decided that it was about time to finally find your good angle, and that I couldn’t complain about it.

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I think he might be a wizard or something like that, because once again he did the magic. I’m not saying that I look stunning or anything but, I do like those pictures and I don’t hate my face in it. And, if you know me, you should know that it’s something impressing. Really impressing.

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So, according to Stitch, that’s my good angle: head turned on my left shoulder, and slightly pushed back. I hope I will remember that instead of having a panic attack next time someone is about to take take a picture of me.

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I guess that a big part of it was also having the picture taken with someone you’re really comfortable with.

What’s your good angle?

How I Edit My Blog’s Photos | Apps And Sites You Should Know About

how i edit my blog's photos

Camera: Canon Powershot G16
Editor: Afterlight
© photography by indiellie.com

Lately I’ve been reading a bunch of post about blogging. I find them really inspiring and they make me want to blog even more. As you may know, lately I have had some troubles in making blog posts. It looks like I only keep up (and some times not even really well) with my photography projects: wed’s photo and instax week. Since, as I said, I think those posts with blogging tips are really interesting, I thought that I may enjoy writing them as well. I must say that I’m not an expert blogger at all. I started this website mostly to have a place to write about anything, with no big expectation. But I decided to share the little I know with you.

One thing I really love to do – and that I always loved to – is taking pictures. I normally use my Canon Powershot G16, which is a camera that I truly love since it has a really good quality, but it’s light enough to carry it wherever I go as well. I also love the fact that I can synchronize the photos I take with it to my iPhone. This is really useful since I love to edit my photos with a few smartphone app as well.

So, this is a list of apps and websites I use to edit my pictures before uploading them to my blog.

Pic Monkey

I love PicMonkey because it has a lot of useful features for bloggers. First at all, it’s a great place to start making your own Header and others cool stuff for you blog (I used it to create my logo and also my Pin It button). I normally don’t use it to edit the colors, lights, etc. of my photographs, but mostly to add some text and doodles to them, which is something that I should actually do more often. A great (and pretty new) feature on PicMonkey, is that it allows you to use your own fonts to edit your images. Isn’t it amazing? I mostly use some Pea fonts I download here for free.


Afterlight is a cool iPhone and Android app which allows you to edit your pictures. Unfortunately is not free, but it’s worth the price! You can adjust some basic option (lights, saturation, etc.) but it also have some amazing filters. Personally I’m in love with leila filter, which is one of the Guest filters. You can definitely play with them and find out which one is the best for you. Another little feature that I sometimes enjoy on Afterlight, is that you can give a vintage look to your image, by adding the dusty, light leak or instant film effect. This will add a layer to your picture and make it look like it was taken on film.

HTML Color codes

I found this website just the other day, but it already become a must-have. The Get Colors from Image page is really useful to have on your favorites when you’re creating some new design for your blog. I never remember what colors I used for my theme, but I want everything on my blog to have a proper look. So, when I had to create (for exemple) my little Pin It button, I wanted it to have the same color that I use on my header. I upload my header image there, and clicked right where the color I needed was. And bam, the color code just appeared, ready to be used!

Canon CameraWindow

This is the app I use to synchronize my Canon photos to my iPhone. You can download it both for iPhone and Android. I really suggest you to have it on your phone if you have a Canon camera with Wi-Fi, like me. Sometimes, when I’m in a rush, I use it to just download the picture that I need for my blog post on my phone, without wasting time on downloading all the other pictures I took with my camera on my computer. Also, it’s really useful to have this if you’d like to edit your photos on a smartphone app light Afterlight or others.

And these are some more…


VSCO Cam is another app that I would use to edit photographs on my phone. I have to admit that lately I had used mostly Afterlight for this, but I used to love VSCO Cam as well and it’s still a pretty good alternative. Also, this one is free! You can find it here both on the App Store and Google Play. Like Afterlight, VSCO Cam also have some really nice filter (I know, I’m really lazy). I think my favorites were T1 and F2.


I used to use Gimp a lot. It’s a great (and free!) alternative to Photoshop, which is just too expensive for me. If you want to spend some more time on your pictures and editing in a more personal way, I really suggest you download this amazing app. As I already say, at the moment I’m just too lazy to run it. But it’s still nice to have something like this on your laptop for future use.


There was a time where I used only Fotor to edit my images. It let me put some filters and also write on the them. But I should say that those filters just bored me after a while. Still, if you never heard of it and you’d like a really easy app for editing pictures, there you go.

There you go, those where my favorite and most used apps and website to edit my blog’s photography. I would like to know if you already used any of these. And if you have any other suggestion, feel free to share it! I’d love to learn about some other ways to edit my pictures!

Baciami (Lip Service) by Lush | Review

baciami by lush1

Qualche giorno fa ho fatto qualche piccolo acquisto da Lush. Adoro i prodotti che vendono, ma devo fare attenzione perché tutte le volte mi lascio sempre incantare dai magnifici odori e finisco sempre per comprare più del previsto.


A few days ago I had a little shopping adventure at Lush. I love Lush’s products, but I need to be careful because everytime I go on their store I always end up buying a lot more than I expected.


baciami by lush2

Oltre a due prodotti per il viso, dei quali parlerò prossimamente, giunta alla cassa non ho potuto non provare i buonissimi balsami per le labbra. Dopo averli annusati per benino, ammetto che Baciami non era il mio preferito. Ma non appena l’ho provato sulle mie labbra, ho cambiato subito idea.


Beside two facial products, that I will be rewing soon, I had to try on their lip balms. After smelling them, I have to admit that Lip Service  wasn’t my first choice. But after trying it on, I changed my mind.

baciami by lush3

Questo balsamo lascia davvero una bellissima sensazione dolce e morbida sulle labbra e non posso già più farne a meno. Lo tengo sempre in borsa e ad ogni occasione ne metto un po’, per poi leccarne via la metà. Non sono così sicura che questo faccia troppo bene, ma è semplicemente troppo buono. L’unico lato negativo è il prezzo un po’ alto per un balsamo labbra, ma solitamente i prodotti Lush durano sempre molto. Inoltre fa bene coccolarsi un po’, di tanto in tanto.


This lip balm leaves a beautiful sensation on your lips, sweet and soft. I can’t get enough of it! I always carry it with me in my bag and I put some on my lips whenever I can, then I lick it half of it. I’m not sure if that’s a good think, but it’s just too good. The only negative point is that it’s a little pricy for a lip balm, but usually Lush products last really long. And it’s also good to cuddle yourself, once in a while.

baciami by lush4

Se ne avete l’occasione, vi consiglio di provare questo fantastico balsamo per le labbra. Non ve ne pentirete!


If you have the occasion, I suggest you to try this amazing lip balm. You won’t regret it!

baciami by lush5