Archives

Welcome to the dusty Pawlean archives! Here, you will find all of my posts that I have written throughout the years. You can find posts based on topic, month or year.

By Topic

📅 January 1st 2020 //

Hyperfocus

Happy New Year, friends! Here’s my annual post reflecting on the year that has been, and looking ahead onto 2020. 🎉

📅 January 10th 2020 //

My Gratitude CV

What a better way to start 2020 than with a CV refresh AND a gratitude CV? ✨ Here’s mine!

📅 January 17th 2020 //

The stories behind the stickers

It’s time for a change! But before then… let’s talk about all of it. 🤪

📅 January 24th 2020 //

Tech + Fashion w/ Penny

This month’s “Inspiring Figures” – the column of people you should know about – features Penny Hindle, Software Engineer and Charity Shop Lover.

📅 January 30th 2020 //

January, For Me

Another month gone, which means it’s #MonthForPaw time. I share this month’s highlights, favourites, pawsitivity and more!

📅 February 8th 2020 //

✼ Wellness Doc 01

Keep me accountable, internet. ✊🏻 Sharing the first Wellness doc covering exercise, mental health, diet and more!

📅 February 14th 2020 //

Love Today

Happy Valentines Day! To celebrate the occassion, here’s a more personal post I’ve been thinking about lately – all on love and the social media utopia.

📅 February 21st 2020 //

Taking photos w/ Sravanti

This month’s “Inspiring Figures” – the column of people you should know about – features Sravanti Tekumalla, Software Engineer and Photographer.

📅 February 28th 2020 //

February, For Me

Another month gone, which means it’s #MonthForPaw time. I share this month’s highlights, favourites, pawsitivity and more!

📅 March 6th 2020 //

18 Months In

I officially hit my 18 months working at BT as part of their graduate training programme 🥳 Here’s a quick reflection on what I’ve been up to!

📅 March 13th 2020 //

Tech, the internet & well-being w/ Ella

This month’s “Inspiring Figures” – the column of people you should know about – features Ella Botting, User Researcher and advocate for women and non-binary folks in tech.

📅 March 20th 2020 //

🩸 Period.

It’s that time of the month, here’s a post about it. 🤪

📅 March 29th 2020 //

March, For Me

Another month gone, which means it’s #MonthForPaw time. I share this month’s highlights, favourites, pawsitivity and more!

📅 April 3rd 2020 //

Vaultskin – my dream phone case?

I recently upgraded my phone case from a “home-made” phone/wallet to Vaultskin’s ETON ARMOUR wallet case. Here are some of my thoughts!

📅 April 10th 2020 //

Thoughts to Pixels: the impact of blogging

Blogging has boomed in popularity over the past couple of years with thousands of different bloggers converting their thoughts into pixels. Sharing the talk I did at WiTNotts this month.

📅 April 17th 2020 //

Our home office set-up

As we’re all working remotely now, we decided to invest in making a small home office work in our tiny flat. 🏡

📅 April 24th 2020 //

☁️ Talking Cloud with Hiro

This month’s “Inspiring Figures” – the column of people you should know about – features Hiro Nishimura, Technical Writer, Consultant and Instructor, focusing on deconstructing AWS.

📅 April 29th 2020 //

April, For Me

Another month gone, which means it’s #MonthForPaw time. I share this month’s highlights, favourites, pawsitivity and more!

📅 May 8th 2020 //

🏋🏻‍♀️ Working out at home

I miss the gym. But working out at home has been fun too! ✨ Here’s a quick post about exercising in my small flat.

📅 May 15th 2020 //

Aspiring Leadership w/ Rachel

This month’s “Inspiring Figures” – the column of people you should know about – features Rachel Skelton, Junior Software Engineer, Leader and Leeds Frontend Organiser.

📅 May 22nd 2020 //

How are you? 💜

A check-in post amist the global pandemic.

📅 May 30th 2020 //

May, For Me

Another month gone, which means it’s #MonthForPaw time. I share this month’s highlights, favourites, pawsitivity and more!

📅 June 6th 2020 //

Black Lives Matter

I have a lot of things I want to say, but I think it all just comes down to #BlackLivesMatter.

📅 June 12th 2020 //

My workout gear collection

Why invest in sports gear? This is why! Today I’ll be sharing my more refined workout gear collection from some of my favourite brands.

📅 June 17th 2020 //

Creator Life w/ Paula Melissa

This month’s “Inspiring Figures” – the column of people you should know about – features Paula Melissa, digital content creator.

📅 June 22nd 2020 //

The Ultimate TECH CAREER TOOLBOX 2020

Yep, we’re still levelling up in 2020! 😎 Whether you want to get a job in tech, start freelancing or learn new skills, the Ultimate Tech Career Toolbox has everything you need to get going.

📅 June 25th 2020 //

Rebuilding PaulineNarvas.com with Next.js + Vercel

A post about my recent rebuild of PaulineNarvas.com using Next.js and Vercel for deployment. Here’s what I got up to! 🚀

📅 June 29th 2020 //

June, For Me

Another month gone, which means it’s #MonthForPaw time. I share this month’s highlights, favourites, pawsitivity and more!

📅 July 8th 2020 //

Moving: Third Edition

A personal post about moving for the third time.

📅 July 15th 2020 //

☁️ How I use AWS S3 to host images on my blog

This month’s technical blog post will teach you how to use AWS S3 and Wordpress together to help improve your blog’s performance and flexibility.

📅 July 22nd 2020 //

Making our apartment a home

Writing this post was very therapeutic. 😂 This week I share some of the changes and additions we’ve made to our new home!

📅 July 27th 2020 //

Being a Foodie w/ Bose

This month’s “Inspiring Figures” – the column of people you should know about – features Bose Fayodeka, food blogger and founder of Bose’s Kitchen.

📅 July 30th 2020 //

July, For Me

Another month gone, which means it’s #MonthForPaw time. I share this month’s highlights, favourites, pawsitivity and more!

📅 August 3rd 2020 //

Is this thing on?

Doing the thing ✨ Life in soundbites. Voicenotes of my thoughts. A podcast by Pawlean.

📅 August 10th 2020 //

My favourite tech tools

Working in tech I use quite a few tools for my day-to-day at work as well as personal projects. Here are my top 5!

📅 August 17th 2020 //

Everything ‘Pawlean’: a 5-year reflection

It’s my blog’s birthday this month. 🎉 This is a quick reflection on everything I’ve created under “Pawlean”, what I learned and what I gained along the way.

📅 August 20th 2020 //

Sustainability in my health & wellness journey

It’s been 4 years since I started my health and well-being journey. This is my annual post on my learnings and progress this year!

📅 August 26th 2020 //

Blogging, Tech + Health w/ Georgie

This month’s “Inspiring Figures” – the column of people you should know about – features Georgie Cooke, blogger, health enthusiast and UI engineer.

📅 August 30th 2020 //

August, For Me

Another month gone, which means it’s #MonthForPaw time. I share this month’s highlights, favourites, pawsitivity and more!

📅 September 3rd 2020 //

#Build – A The Girl Code Initiative

👩🏻‍💻 A guest blog post by the lovely folks at The Girl Code about #Build. TGC is a non-profit organisation that aims to bridge the gender gap in technology.

📅 September 9th 2020 //

24 months in

I officially finished my graduate scheme at BT 🥳 Here’s a reflection of the past 6 months of my final rotation and what is next!

📅 September 18th 2020 //

How I create my podcast

Launching your own podcast isn’t as scary or as complicated as you may think! This goes through the run down of my podcast creating process.

📅 September 22nd 2020 //

#100DaysofCode + Tech journey w/ Temi

This month’s “Inspiring Figures” – the column of people you should know about – features Temi Olukoko, Graduate Software Developer, content creator, advocate for diversity + inclusion in tech.

📅 September 29th 2020 //

September, For Me

Another month gone, which means it’s #MonthForPaw time. I share this month’s highlights, favourites, pawsitivity and more!

📅 October 5th 2020 //

How are you? Part II 💜

Another check-in post amist the global pandemic… heading towards winter.

📅 October 12th 2020 //

Four simple ways to deploy your small website

Have a project you want to deploy? But overwhelmed by all the different options? Here are some of my favourites!

📅 October 20th 2020 //

Academia, employability + mental health with Eleni

This month’s “Inspiring Figures” – the column of people you should know about – features Eleni Routoula, ChemEng, postdoc and content creator.

📅 October 30th 2020 //

October, For Me

Another month gone, which means it’s #MonthForPaw time. I share this month’s highlights, favourites, pawsitivity and more!

📅 November 4th 2020 //

UPDATED: My at-home gym 💪🏼

Welcome to Paw’s Gym! This is an updated post on how I’ve set myself up to work out in my small apartment.

📅 November 11th 2020 //

Study Notes for #60DaysofCloud – Compute Concepts

A blog post updating on my 30 Days of Cloud journey, SAA-CO2 prep and some study notes I wrote up to help me revise.

📅 November 18th 2020 //

Walking and Working

Sitting too much is killing us. I recently invested in a foldable treadmill to create a DIY treadmill desk. Here are my initial thoughts!

📅 November 25th 2020 //

“Cleopatra in Tech” – Esraa talks tech

This month’s “Inspiring Figures” – the column of people you should know about – features Esraa Dandash, UI/UX Developer, freelance web developer and “Cleopatra in Tech”.

📅 November 30th 2020 //

November, For Me

Another month gone, which means it’s #MonthForPaw time. I share this month’s highlights, favourites, pawsitivity and more!

📅 December 7th 2020 //

A list of good things

Out of all the tough months this year – December has been the toughest. I wrote myself a list to remind myself of everything great in the sea of worry!

📅 December 9th 2020 //

How I passed my AWS SAA exam

Second time lucky 🍀 A post on what I did to successfully pass my AWS SAA exam in 67 days. ☁️

📅 December 17th 2020 //

Leaving my first tech job

Challenging myself is part of who I am, so I decided to take a leap. Here are some of my thoughts and reflections after leaving my first job in tech!

📅 December 22nd 2020 //

5 things I learnt in 2020

With 2020 quickly coming to an end, I wanted to share five life lessons I learnt in 2020.

📅 December 29th 2020 //

December, For Me

Another month gone, which means it’s #MonthForPaw time. I share this month’s highlights, favourites, pawsitivity and more!