As we approach the middle of the year and wonder where the heck the time is going, now seems like the perfect time to check in on the goals I set myself for 2017 to see how they’re progressing. I’m always goal setting, whether it be big tasks like wanting to finish my university degree, or just daily To Do lists where I want to accomplish some chores. No matter what you want to achieve though, I think to make your goals effective you have to refer back to them semi-regularly so you don’t loose track of what you want! I can happily say I have already ticked off some of the tasks I set myself back in January, and it’s been really rewarding to see those goals completed and motivates me to continue working on the remaining ones! Check out my goals and why I set them for myself here, and keep reading to see which ones I’ve completed! Also don’t forget to give this post a “like” if you enjoy it!
Yesterday my blog reached an exciting milestone – it hit 1,000 followers! Cue all the confetti, dancing women and champagne emojis here. When I started my blog back in December 2015, I never expected to hit 100 followers, let alone ten times that amount, so thank you so much to anyone who has ever supported my blog! When I hit 100 followers I did a similar thank you post, and everything I wrote then still stands true today! However, for the sake of not just regurgitating what’s in that post, I thought today I could share some blogging tips. Recently a friend messaged me asking for advice on how to set up her own blog, and while I helped with the technical side of it all, I also couldn’t help myself from sharing with her what I consider to be some tips for getting your blog off the ground. So, keep reading to see my thoughts on it all, and if you enjoy this post please give it a “like” so I know!
While I consider myself pretty social media savvy, it took me a long time to get into Pinterest. Once I discovered there’s more to the site than just DIY’s for mums, I fell thick and fast, pinning posts to my various boards left, right and centre. I now love Pinterest and scroll through the never ending feed of inspiration every few days. There’s one downside to it though – it’s gotten me obsessed with so many things. From accessories and fashion to furniture and even specific colour schemes, Pinterest has now hooked me up with a bunch of new obsessions. So, let’s get into the pinnable goodness and hopefully you might find some new obsessions – or at least understand the enthusiasm and go “same, girl, same”. If you enjoy this post, don’t forget to give it a “like” so I know, and let’s crack on with it!
Creating a blog post takes time, effort, passion and the rest. It’s always so rewarding seeing the end result up on your page and having people come and enjoy it for all its worth. What majorly sucks though is hitting ‘publish’, only to scurry back to the inner workings of a post because you forgot some tedious, yet important, housekeeping. This has happened to me one too many times, but it was only when writing the Publishing + Final Touches part in “My Blog Post Creation Process” post that I realised I have quite a long, and helpful, mental checklist! I was tempted to go way more in depth in that post about these questions, but held back as I knew I could dedicate an entire post to it! While they’re pretty self explanatory, I thought these questions could help other bloggers or point out something they could include in their posts before sending their work off into the world. I’m always on the hunt to improve my blog and I take advice from everywhere, so I hope you find this post helpful! If you do, please give it a “like” so I know, and let’s crack with this checklist!
It feels slightly premature and ironic to be giving time management advice when I’m ignoring looming university assignments and creeping due dates, yet here we are. Real world responsibilities aside, I think I do a pretty great job sticking to my blogging schedule of posting twice a week while also balancing work, university, family and me time. I haven’t done a “blogger advice” sort of post in a while, so I thought now would be the perfect oppourtunity! My last post was “A Guide To Flatlays” which you can check out as well and I hope you enjoy my tips and tricks on how I stay on top of my blog!
I’m this weeks featured blogger on Clarina Beauty! I love Clarina and her content so much, so it is amazing to see a little post on her blog about me! Follow the link below to see my full interview and learn a little more about me.
This past week I’ve been nominated by not one but two fellow bloggers for the Liebster Award! I had to do a quick Google on this, but it’s “an award that exists only on the internet, and is given to bloggers by other bloggers. The earliest case of the award goes as far back as 2011. Liebster in German means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome”. Um, thank you for the nomination!