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Hello! It’s been a while since we’ve had a one on one conversation with you, dear reader, so we thought this random little Tuesday was as perfect a time as any. Shall we each grab a cup of tea and pretend like we’re staring at each other? We like Earl Grey with fresh Australian honey. We might also have a cookie. Or two.
So, we’ll start! We have a little list of things we want to say, and then we would love it if you please respond with your questions, comments, ideas, anything! That way it won’t seem so much like we’re talking to ourselves.

We send out our newsletter biweekly at the most, so we promise we won’t be bombarding you with useless info! We’re also going to start introducing exclusive giveaways and promos to them, so if you’re not already on the list please enter your email and sign up to the right! Every time you do, a puppy is born.

We absolutely love it when we get comments, so please leave them more often, make them as long as you’d like and feel free to speak your mind! However, if your mind is a little devil, we may well delete them. In case you hadn’t picked up on it so far, we’re a POSITIVE site, and we believe that like attracts like. Therefore, we make it our goal to send out as many good vibes as we can, and these vibes can become a bit corrupted when vitriol at any one of our writers or photographers is left on this site. Of course, we’re not going to delete you for merely disagreeing, and if you take a look, you’ll see that we’ve kept many hate messages on. It’s only when said messages are full of irrelevant spite that we’ll be shooting them straight into the trash can. If you can’t respect that, then feel free to delete us from your bookmarks. This site is aimed at mature readers and animals.

Um, “chasing up advertising” has been on our to-do list for the past 12 months. SO LAME. We’re writers and photographers and lovers of all pretty things, but sadly we weren’t gifted with “practicality”. If you can help out in any way or know anyone who can, please shoot us an email and we’ll talk money and all that jazz that we have absolutely zero concept of. We’ll definitely be getting to it ourselves ANYWAY in the next few weeks, so if YOU would like to advertise or sponsor us, email us and we’ll send you a media kit and a big sloppy wet kiss in return.

We could always use more writers, so if you have a way with words and want to inspire others with your wonderful little gift, please shoot us an email. Right now, nobody gets paid, so please don’t get in touch if you are expecting to make money. It may also be worth finding another passion. We are looking to remunerate our writers in the near future (hence the post above about advertising, and we have other plans up our sleeves!) and of course the ones that are with us from the beginning will stick with us as we conquer the world. We’re pretty confident that will happen.

Now your turn! Please send us any feedback at all to We really value what you think, so feel free to be as blunt as possible and let us know what’s on your mind. Granted, we are human beings, so if it’s not nice maybe don’t be TOO blunt... but any suggestions are most welcome!

Above everything else, thank you so much to each and every one of you for reading. We hope you’ve found as much inspiration as we have.

Big love & hugs,
The team @ Side Street, Sydney


November 17, 2010 at 10:13 AM David said...

Digging through for other people's photos without crediting them, Sidestreet?


November 17, 2010 at 10:17 AM Side Street, Sydney said...

Hi David,

We actually source some photos occasionally from, which doesn't always have the source, as was the case in this photo. We will put a disclaimer though telling anyone to feel free to tell us to remove or of course credit photos that are theirs - so thanks for pointing that out.

Side Street

November 17, 2010 at 12:09 PM David said...

The source is written as a slight watermark on the image itself which would be easy to overlook, but it's there just above the pocketwatch.

Easy to overlook if your monitor's set too bright, which would definitely not be good for your eyes in the long term.

November 17, 2010 at 4:54 PM Side Street, Sydney said...

Oh no! We definitely didn't see that, thanks for pointing it out David! And adjusting monitors as we speak... we ended up choosing another photo without a watermark :)

November 18, 2010 at 9:37 AM David said...

.. I liked the other photo better. :(

Most people on DevianArt are gagging to have their pics shown off so I'm sure if you asked then they'd be more than willing with open arms and open hearts and closed wallets. They're gagging for it. Trust me.

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