5000+ WordPress Followers

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So I recently just reached 5000 followers and I really wanted to thank everyone that has followed my blog!! You guys are amazing and it really makes such a big difference in my life to have all of you guys support my writing!

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There are so many of you who leave the most amazing comments who I’ve been lucky enough to get to know and I definitely consider you guys friends. And for everyone who I haven’t gotten to know yet don’t worry there’s a lot of time to do that because I am not going to stop blogging anytime soon!

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I know I’ve been taking a little longer to respond to comments but I’ve been crazy busy with university but I am definitely going to try and respond to them as soon as I can!

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I know a lot of you have been supporting this blog for quite a long time and I am so appreciative and I honestly can not even believe how many years it’s been since I first started I feel like it was just yesterday I was writing my first post.

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And for all the new followers I can’t wait to get to know you guys too.

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So I’m going to keep this short and sweet and just again say thank you to you guys. I can not emphasize how much the follows, likes, share, comments and views mean to me. You guys and this blog has become a vital part of my life and I really hope it remains that way! You guys are the absolute best and I really hope you keep supporting my blog.

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Let me know in the comments what your favorite post on this blog has been so far I would love to know!

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500th Post

So according to my stats this is officially my 500th post!

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I know I’m as surprised as you are! I honestly can’t believe I’ve posted so much and I can’t believe people have actually viewed them. I know I say this a lot but when I started this blog I honestly had no idea where it was going or if anyone would even read it. But apparently you guys did!

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I want to thank everyone who has followed me, liked or shared my posts, commented on my posts or even just viewed any of my posts!

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This blog wouldn’t be what it is today without you guys so thanks for all the support and I hope you continue supporting it!

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Let me know in the comments below what your favourite post has been so far!!

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4000 Followers!!

So I woke up this morning to find that I now have 4000 followers!!!

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I just want to take a minute to thank all my amazing followers out there! When I first started this blog I didn’t know what to expect or if it would even work out but I’m so glad I stuck with blogging. It has opened up a whole new world for me. I have made so many friends from around the world that I would otherwise have never known. I’ve learnt so much too and have got so much inspiration from you guys! Thank you for always supporting me and my writing. When I see the likes, follows, shares and comments it really lifts me up and makes a difference in my life. Thank you all for everything and I hope you guys continue to support the blog.

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I also want to say there are some changes coming to the blog! I am adding a few new categories which means I’ll be blogging more often now- everyday minus the weekends if possible! I’m really excited about that and don’t worry I’ll still be doing all the other stuff I did, these are just some additions to that!

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I just wanted to end this post by saying thank you again for making blogging so amazing for me and your continued support! All this is because of you guys!

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Also just wanted to remind everyone this blog is open for guest posts so if you’re interested email me on: insomniacwithanaccent@gmail.com!

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Lifesfinewhine Is Officially On Instagram!

So I finally decided to join Instagram! To check out my profile click here.

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I decided to join because firstly I wanted to share my blog posts on it and secondly I thought it would be fun to share a bit more of my life and what I’m doing because as much as I try to share on my blog I can’t really share everything I do every 20 seconds because that would be weird and slightly annoying but totally normal on Instagram! 😂

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I also wanted to sort of make more memories and I thought this would give me more incentive to go out more often and also try new things. It also help me kind of document my life and this way I have pictures/videos to look back at and remember stuff and smile!

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I am also planning on sharing vegan and vegetarian recipes as well as some posts about makeup (like tips and my favourite brands) because I feel like Instagram would be better for that then my blog.

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This is probably what my Insta is going to consist of… 😂

So if you want to get more of an insight into my life and just what it’s like for me day to day as well as vegan/vegetarian recipes or stuff about makeup make sure to follow me and feel free to DM me whenever!

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How Traveling Musicians Make Money? (Guest Post)

By Stefan

Being a successful musician today is one of the hardest things in show business. This industry can be
ruthless, especially if you don’t have something unique and exciting to offer. Being a traveling musician
can be even more complicated. These people are constantly on the road and this particular lifestyle
doesn’t leave them much time for their own personal needs. For example, they can’t have a regular love
life, so most of the time they have to meet people online and date via the Internet. But the biggest
question of them all is – how are traveling musicians making money today? If you want to find out their
techniques and strategies, make sure to stick around.

Live Shows

If young musicians and their bands can organize their own tours, then live shows are the best way to
earn money while traveling. This is also a fantastic opportunity to get a taste of the local dating scenes
all over the world. However, making money is priority number one and individual live shows are a great
source of income. This is also the best way to promote your art and widen your fan base. Unfortunately,
not all traveling musicians are able to book their own gigs, so they have to consider other earning
methods.

Playing At Various Festivals

In case bands or individual performers are not able to have their own independent concerts, playing at
festivals all around the globe is a nice and profitable alternative. Being a part of a festival is much easier
than having your own shows. There’s no doubt that this is one of the most popular ways to earn money
among traveling musicians. This way, they don’t depend on their own crowd. Instead, they discuss and
determine a fee with the organization of a certain festival.

Performing On The Streets

If concerts and music festivals are a bit unrealistic for some musicians, performing on the streets is one
of the safest options to earn money. People appreciate street performers and they like to award them
with cash. Also, these shows allow them to promote their art to all kinds of people. At the same time,
they’re earning money by doing what they love and they’re promoting their art to the widest possible
audience. It’s safe to say that this is a pretty clever strategy.

Playing In Restaurants

This is also one of the quickest and most profitable ways to earn quick cash while on the road. Certain
traveling musicians are all about serenading guests at local restaurants and diners. This may sound
weird, but people love to be entertained during their meals. Sadly, most of these artists have to cover
other famous musicians, but hey, it’s still a fun way to make money, right?

Selling Albums, T-Shirts, And Other Merchandise

Organizing gigs and performing are not the only two ways to make money as an artist on tour. There are
a lot of different methods to achieve that and selling your merchandise is definitely one of them. Young
musicians are trying to make it in this harsh world of show business by selling their albums, CDs, vinyl
records, T-shirts, stickers, and other themed merchandise. This is actually a very efficient and fun way to ‘lure’ fans into their world of music. After all, they’re selling their product, so marketing plays an
extremely important role.

Digital Sales And Streaming Via The Internet

Sadly, some bands and solo artists are not able to break through to the mainstream, so they have to find
certain alternatives when it comes to selling and promoting their music. These people usually end up
selling their music via their own websites or digital stores like iTunes and Amazon. These groups also
allow their fans and supporters to stream their music via different platforms. We have to be honest, this
is not the most profitable way, but it still counts for something.

House Gigs

These arrangements are pretty awesome. Sure, there are no marketing campaigns and PRs involved, but
it’s a nice way for bands to promote their art to true and passionate music fans. Traveling artists usually
make themselves available for these type of gigs because it allows them to perform at birthdays,
weddings, and other types of parties.

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Top 6 Best Countries For Street Musicians (Guest Post)

By Stefan

Nowadays, a lot of talented and creative people are interested in becoming traveling musicians or
buskers. Even though this type of life is incredibly interesting, it’s also very demanding. These artists
have to be out on the streets all day if they want to earn some money. This basically means they don’t
have a lot of time for their personal needs like dating or an active social life. This is why most of them
have to meet people online and connect with them via the Internet. However, despite certain
downsides, busking is still very popular all over the world. So, if you’re drawn to this particular lifestyle,
check out the 7 best countries for street musicians.

France

Besides amazing and multicultural local dating scenes, this lovely European country is also known for its
fantastic street performers and artists. French people, as you probably already know, are crazy about
art. Their sophisticated taste is the biggest reason why most street musicians choose Paris as their “stage”.

Norway

Norwegians and other northern European nations are extremely talented people. This is exactly why this
breath-taking country is a fantastic place for every aspiring traveling performer. These folks know how to
appreciate talent and more importantly, they know how to award it.

Switzerland

Most artist claim that Switzerland is the best country for traveling street musicians. This makes total
sense once you realize that this lovely and wealthy country is a mixture of many different cultures. The
citizens of Switzerland are extremely generous which is a crucial thing if you want to make it big as a
street artist.

The United States

The USA is truly a promised land, especially for free-spirited people who are ready to dedicate their lives
to music. America is filled with many artistic cities that have a lot of influence on the music scene
worldwide. Seattle, Los Angeles, Boston, and New York are probably the top four locations in the United
States for buskers and street performers. These places are filled with people who literally live for music
and once they see a talented artist on the street, they simply have to award him or her with money.
However, it’s not all about the money. If you’re really good, there’s a strong possibility that you’ll be
noticed by some talent agent and that could lead to a real breakthrough.

South Africa

Believe it or not, this part of the world is absolutely perfect for traveling musicians. In South Africa, most
people are rather laid-back. For them, it’s pleasure before business and that’s why they enjoy seeing
various artists on their streets. Therefore, if you want to be respected and treated nicely, South Africa is
the country for you.

Spain

The lovely Iberian Peninsula is known for three things – gorgeous women, fantastic vine, and cheerful
music. Festivals or fiestas are pretty common in Spain which means you can make it big here as a street
musician. These people are addicted to music, so you’ll fit right in.

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My 2016 Favorites!!!

So it’s almost the end of the year and I really wanted to share some of the things I really enjoyed this year!

My 5 Favorite Books Of 2016:

  1.  The Unknown Ego– this book is about the Freudian theory of the ego and how it effects behavior. It explains from a psychodynamic approach how human behavior is effected by the by our earlier experiences in life. I would not really encourage everyone to read it but I would encourage anyone who is interested in psychology, especially the psychodynamic approach, to check this book out. I’m still barely starting to learn psychology but since I want to become a therapist I thought I should read up on it and this book was so easy to follow and simple so I also really liked it for that reason.
  2.  We The Living By Ayn Rand– This is the first book I’ve ever read by Ayn Rand and I can tell you it was really something. It takes place in Soviet Russia and even though it is a work of fiction it is quite realistic is showing what life was for the Russians after the Civil War- especially for those who did not support the Reds. I would highly recommend reading this book at least once unless you’re the kind of person who gets depressed easily by books (I’m like that too! I literally cried after reading this) in which case I would suggest you avoid it by all means.
  3.  On The Road by Jack Kerouac– I don’t even know what to say about this book. This book has changed my life in such a way that I could never be thankful enough. Kerouac has been a lifesaver for me. I wanted to read this book for quite a long time and when I finally did it turned out to be so much more than I expected. It’s about a young mans journey around the US with his incredibly amusing and often outrageous friends. This book inspired me to start working on my own book starting next year and gave me some amazing ideas. While reading this book I felt like my mind just opened up and I had this amazing epiphany. Even to people who don’t usually enjoy reading I would highly encourage reading this book. Believe me it will change your life!
  4. Othello by William Shakespeare– I was really inspired by this book too and found it a fascinating read. This is probably my favorite Shakespeare book so far and I actually read it because I had to for my English Literature for school. It is a sad description of how a mans life is ruined and turned upside down due to racism and prejudice and his wife too suffers a sad fate for her undying love for him. I would recommend this book to everyone but if you’re a fan of Shakespeare or if you don’t mind the kind of olden English used in this book you should totally check it out!
  5. Bluebeard’s Egg And Other Stories by Margret Atwood– I have been obsessed with Atwood’s work since I first read The Handmaids Tale which I also had to read for my English Literature but last year. This book is a variety of short stories which are all incredibly interesting with surprising and mostly pretty sad endings. I would highly recommend this to anyone who’s a fan of Atwood’s work or of kind of depressing short stories in general…

Honorable Mention- The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy By Douglas Adams– The only reason this book isn’t on the list is because I kind of felt like the sequels were not as amazing as the first book and in fact I am finding it kind of difficult to finish the last book. This book however (the first one) is witty, sarcastic, humorous, kind of insane and really interesting. I would highly recommend giving it a read especially since it’s quite small and you can finish it in like a day. 

My 5 Favorite TV Shows Of 2016:

  1.  30 Rock– The cast includes Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski and more. It’s hilarious, interesting, deep, sarcastic and basically one of the greatest shows I’ve ever seen!
  2.  Arrested Development– The cast includes Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Will Arnett, Portia De Rossi, David Cross and many more incredible actors! It was hilarious, outrageous, emotional, thought provoking and more. I would highly recommend watching it even though the end is kind of left hanging because it didn’t really end (it’s hard to explain just Google it!)
  3.  The Office (US)– The cast includes Steve Carrell, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Rainn Wilson, Mindy Kaling, B.J Novak and many more. The first word that comes to mind when remembering this show is probably outrageous. From Jim’s silly pranks and antics to his love for Pam he stole our heart. Steve Carrell may be the worst boss ever but he too will forever be remembered fondly as Michael Scott. If you’re a fan of Parks and Rec or The Office (UK) I would highly recommend this show.
  4.  Modern Family– The cast includes Ed O’Neill, Sofia Vergara, Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet and many more incredible actors. I absolutely love this show. It’s hilarious yet enables to learn so much about both life and family. It’s ongoing and if you haven’t began catching up yet all I can say is what are you waiting for?!?
  5. Fresh Off The Boat– The cast includes Randall Park, Constance Wu, Hudson Yang, Ian Chen, Forrest Wheeler, Lucille Soong and many more amazing actors. It’s funny and relatable and surprisingly emotional. I have really enjoyed so far and look forward to more episodes.

My 5 Favorite Movies Of 2016:

  1.  Rogue One- Absolutely brilliant and surprisingly sassy. Even if you haven’t watched any other Star Wars movies and even if you aren’t a huge Star Wars fan you will still love this movie.
  2.  Finding Dory- This movie just proves that Ellen DeGeneres can do no wrong. I would highly recommend you watch this movie.
  3.  Zootopia- Hilarious with an amazing moral about peace and unity. Really loved this movie.
  4.  Sausage Party- I would definitely not recommend this to everyone but if you are a fan of Seth Rogen do find some time to check it out. It’s quite funny!
  5.  Central Intelligence- Hilarious and also very interesting! Definitely check it out if you haven’t so far.

My Favorite Musicians In 2016:

I hardly ever listen to new music so all the musicians below are going to be kind of old but they are what I listened to most this year.

  1.  Janis Joplin
  2.  Bob Dylan
  3.  The Beatles
  4.  Loudon Wainwright
  5.  Seth MacFarlane- Yes you read right! I said Seth MacFarlane. If you’ve heard of him before it’s probably because of his TV shows or movies but yes he does music to. If you’ve seen anything he’s worked on before don’t be scared because his music is the exact opposite. It’s deep, meaningful, beautiful, and truly amazing. Please do check out his music if you have some time!

So those are my favorites for this year! Please let me know yours in the comments below I would love to hear from you!

Also really random question but if anyone has a good recipe with parsnips let me know because I bought some yesterday but now I kind of am not sure what to do with them because I’ve never had parsnip before and I have no idea what they taste like… Thank you!! 🙂

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Want To Guest Post??

Hi everyone!! Just wanted to let everyone reading this know that even though I write about a bunch of different topics at the moment I would love to have guest posts on this blog so if anyone is interested in writing a guest post please let me know. The post can be about literally anything from poetry to psychology to health, fitness and nutrition.

My email address is: insomniacwithanaccent@gmail.com so if you want more information or want to send a post please email it. Also if you have anymore questions let me know in the comments below or again you can email it if you like.

Also if I haven’t replied to some of your comments on my blog it’s because WordPress has been sending some comments to my spam folder by mistake so I’m really sorry about that and maybe you could re-post the comment so I could see it and reply.Spa

The Liebster Award

I was nominated again for this award by Afzal Moolla who has an amazing blog. He has one of the greatest blogs I have read and his poetry is just so raw and beautiful. You should definitely go check out his blog!

With this nomination comes 11 questions to answer, 11 blogs to nominate, and 11 questions to write!

Here are those 11 questions given to me:

1. Why do you write?

Because the feeling I get when I write is incomparable to anything else. Writing is my passion.

2. Who is your role model in life?

Ellen DeGeneres

3. Where do you draw your inspiration from?

I am really inspired by other writers as well as musicians and artists.

4. Who is your favourite music artist?

The Beatles and Queen- I can’t really choose between the two. I’m also a huge fan of Eminem too.

5. Name one place you’d love to visit?

Germany

6. Name your favourite book?

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

7. Would you be prepared to join a space mission to Mars?

YES!

8. What is your favourite TV series?

I really can’t choose one but I really love Game Of Thrones, Friends and Sons Of Anarchy

9. Do you consider yourself as a liberal or as a conservative?

Liberal

10. What is your favorite flavour of ice cream?

I would have to say chocolate.

11. Your favourite True Detective Season, One or Season Two?

I’m still on season 1 so I’ll have to say season 1

Here are the 11 bloggers I nominated in no particular order:

Srijan

gitanjalisinghcherian

missinginthemission

jyoteeblog

asterpari

sandyserena

rainbowofbooks

unibookworm

darkthoughtsandblackclouds

Stormfather

Grimbeau

For everyone I nominated, here are the rules:

If you choose to accept the award…

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you
  • Answer the 11 questions I gave you
  • Nominate up to 11 other bloggers yourself (preferably those with fewer than 500 followers, this is more of a newbie award)
  • Provide those bloggers with 11 questions of your own for them to answer
  • Don’t forget to put the Liebster Award sticker on your blog!

And here are the 11 questions for you!

1. Who inspired you to start blogging?

2. Who is your favourite musician?

3. What are your favourite hobbies?

4. Who is your role model in life?

5. What do you blog about and why?

6. Who is your favourite YouTuber?

7. What is your favourite T.V show?

8. Are you an introvert or extrovert?

9. Who is your favourite superhero and why?

10. What is your favourite thing about yourself?

11. What was your favourite subject in school?

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My February

February was a pretty fun month and I thought I would share some of my favorite books and music from that month.

Books

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“She smokes like a chimney, drinks like a fish and dresses like her mother”

Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding- this book is eccentric, hilarious, crazy and fun. It may not be a literary classic but everyone needs to read this book at least once. It’s about a woman, Bridget, who is concerned about dying alone and being eaten by her dogs. In her desperation she ends up with a flirty, player and snubs a genuinely sweet man. The story consists of her figuring her life out and learning more about herself at the same time. If you want to read my full review for this book click here.

The Unknown Ego– this book is about the Freudian theory of the ego and how it effects behavior. It explains from a psychodynamic approach how human behavior is effected by the by our earlier experiences in life. I would not really encourage everyone to read it but I would encourage anyone who is interested in psychology, especially the psychodynamic approach, to check this book out. I’m still barely starting to learn psychology but since I want to become a therapist I thought I should read up on it and this book was so easy to follow and simple so I also really liked it for that reason.

“The quicker you let go of old cheese the sooner you find new cheese”

Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Jones- as someone who finds change thoroughly uncomfortable this book was pretty helpful. I can sometimes be obsessive and I enjoy being habitual but this book was really helpful in pointing out the errors of my ways. To anyone who suffers from something similar I would strongly advise you to pick up a copy of this book.

Music

I don’t really have a particular song that I am obsessed with right now (except Work because it keeps getting stuck in my head) but I right now I am obsessed with The Ramones and everything by them.

Movies

Bridget Jones’s Diary– I really wanted to watch this movie after reading the book and I have to admit it was a great movie. The plot was very similar although not the same as some timings of events were changed. Something I didn’t particularly enjoy in the movie was how they had cut out most of the things Bridget’s mother and father did. Apart from a few annoying changes most of the changes were actually good and didn’t ruin the movie or plot at all. I also liked how the picked Colin Firth to play Mark Darcy!

The Man From U.N.C.L.E– this movie was both funny and entertaining. It had quite some action in it so it didn’t get boring at all. The witty humor, sarcasm and irony made the movie very enjoyable to watch. The plot pretty much revolves around two agents, one Russian and one American, who are forced to work together during the time of the Cold War.

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