Showing posts with label blogging. Show all posts
Showing posts with label blogging. Show all posts

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

8 ways to deal with blogging burnout.

Hey readers,

As a blogger, it can be overwhelming at times. It can be relentless because if you want to be present in the blogging world you have to keep at it and stay up to date. 

There is a lot of things you need to do other than writing blog posts. Yes, I am not a professional blogger but of course, I want people to read my work hence why it is out there in the public domain.

It all takes time as you need to share your work through social media and keeping them social media channels updated so you don't get lost in the noisy blogging world. 

At times it can be relentless and you lose focus on why you are doing the whole blogging business. It can be overwhelming especially when you have other things going on in your life. 

Sometimes, I experience burnout where I have done to much focus on blogging that just needs a break and refocuses on what I am doing as a blogger.

So, here are some tips to help avoid blogger burnout and keep you motivated to carry on blogging. 

1. Time out.

Take time away from blogging and give yourself a chance to clear your head from the noises regarding blogging.

 A change of scenery can really help bring back focus to think about what it is your doing and why. 

2. Organisation. 

Have a calendar and plan what to do on each day so you don't feel overwhelmed. This gives you back control and helps keep things clearer in your mind as to what you are doing. 

3. Delegate.

A key skill as a blogger is to learn that not everything can be done in one. To learn to delegate the less important tasks for another day is something really essential to master as a blogger. Let's face it Rome wasn't built in a day. 

4. No!

It's ok to say no because at the end of the day it is your blog and your choices. If you don't want to do something then don't it is as simple as that.

 I think with time as a blogger you grow with confidence and learn that you have a voice and you can use it. 

Remember at the end of the day it is your blog and you can do whatever you want with it, that is the beauty of blogging.

5. Rountine.

 I am a sucker for a routine because it gives me a rhythm to go about doing my blogging work.  

I always start my week with the goals that I want to do such as write x blog posts a week, sharing the content, using blog linkies and comments, etc.

Then I go on to assign the tasks to specific days so it doesn't overwhelm me. 

I have for me personally having this blog rhythm makes me feel in control as I know what to expect and do on certain days. It almost becomes second nature and it is like my brain is prepared to go forth and crack on. 

6. Offline.

Spending time with people who don't care about blogging gives you that break from constantly thinking about blogging. 

7. The Begining.

If you are finding you feel lost with blogging and not know where to go, go back to the beginning when you started blogging and remind your self why you started and how you felt. 

8. Comparing. 

I know it is natural to compare yourself to others but this is one of the worst things you can do as a blogger.

Remember this is your blogging journey and only you can walk down this road. You can't be on someone else's road as it is there journey and everyone goes to their destination different. 

If your struggling then a good idea is to write down your achievements that you have done as a blogger. Remember slow and steady wins the race. 

What ways have helped you deal with blog burnout if you're a blogger? I love to hear your thoughts in the comment section down below. 

Cheers for reading X  

Thursday, 22 August 2019

Why mockups are key to helping move your blog forward. **AD**

Hey readers,
As a blogger design is important when it comes to giving a visual idea of who you are and what kind of style of writing you want to offer to your readers.
A great way to add personalisation to your blog site or pictures on your posts is by buying digital items called mockups.

If you have not heard of the term mock-ups it is basically a design term meaning an arrangement of text or pictures to be printed.

This is a brilliant concept as there many a variety to choose from so you get the ride design for you that is personal to how you want to express yourself.

Of course, mockups can be used in a variety of places, not just in the blogging world. You can use them to place pictures on clothing and give them as gifts. Or you could use them to get designs on clothing to say for a restaurant. You can even place the design on photos. So as you can see mockups are rather flexible in use in a variety of places.

Going back to blogging as I am a blogger and design and visual features are just as important as words.

Where can you get this mockup?

Well, a specially dedicated website called Design Buddles sells  mockup logo target="_blank">mockup logo. They provide a variety of different and affordable packages so you can tailor them to what you need. The type of packages is Graphics, Templates, Mock Ups, Patterns, Illustrations and Craft Files. 

At Design Bundles you can browse over 15, 000 marketplace products. An example of this would be a mockup logo where 20 different types of logos to add on. The type of things would be useful if you are a blogger and you want to see your merchandise you can get the logo on a cup, or sell t-shirts or even business cards that are going to blogging events and want to promote your blog as a professional blogger. 
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The picture above demonstrates the kind of design for these 20 logo mockups and what it includes is:

* 20 PSD files.
* 20 Mockups.
* Smart objects to place your photos
* High resolution with 300ppi.
* 3000x2000px files.

So this is really easy to get professional-looking products to further your investment and growth of a blog. It is really easy to contact the individual who is designing and also it only cost £9.98.

Not only that but the designs are tailed to you and you can download them and edit them if you so which. This, therefore, allows you the choice to get the best design for you and your blog. 

Like I said before mockups don't just help out bloggers but they can expand to any area whether it is you wanting to sell products as a business or even perfect for special days like hen dos and want to have personalised t-shirts. 

Another important point I would like to make is that Design Bundles offer 24/7 technical support online so you don't have to worry if you don't feel confident as there is always somewhere there that can help you tackle any problems that you may occur. 

Cheers for reading X 

This is an ad for Design Bundles. However, all opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own. 

Monday, 25 March 2019

50 blog ideas.

Hey readers 

Sometimes it can be hard to come up with content for your blog so this post will come in handy if you're looking for ideas. I have come up with 50 brilliant blog ideas for you to get your creative juices flowing.

1. What is in your bag. 

2. Day in the life. 
3. Guest post. 
4. Goal setting. 
5. Things to do on a rainy day. 
6. Decorating ideas for Easter. 
7. DIY bargains. 
8. Crafts for Easter. 
9. Fashion trends. 
10. Fitness challenges. 
11. Easter recipes. 
12. Spring clean ideas. 
13. Cleaning hacks. 
14. Easy meal preps. 
15. Free activities in the area that you live. 
16. Morning routine. 
17. Evening routine. 
18. No spend challenge and results. 
19. Why spring is a good season. 
20.Why social is bad/good. 
21. The best websites on the Internet. 
22. Blog post ideas. 
23. Beginners guide to...
24. Vlog. 
25 Things that scare you. 
26. Gardening plans / tips /ideas. 
27. Last minute spring break deals. 
28. Go for a walk and take pictures. 
29. Spring bucket list. 
30. Your favourite spring activities. 
31. Tips for staying positive. 
32. Money saving tips. 
33. Write a short story. 
34. What are your goals. 
35. What are your favourite blogs. 
36. Things to do when bored. 
37. What went well for you last month. 
38. Ways to come adversity. 
39. Things to be grateful for. 
 40. Things to be happy about. 
41. Things to be passionate about. 
42. Rant. 
43. Communication tips. 
44. Thoughts on Brexit. 
45. How to get rid of a cold. 
46. Remedies for anxiety. 
47. 10 facts about me. 
48. How to start a blog. 
49. How to use Pinterest. 
50.  A letter to someone or a company. 

Is there anything of the list that at I have missed but think would make a great blog post? Love to hear your comments below. 

Cheers for reading X

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

5 places to find royalty free photos

Hey readers,

If your blogger or thinking about doing a blog you may what some nice crisp pictures but your not that good yet or you just don't have to take the time to take them. One way to deal with this issue to use royalty free images which you are allowed to use on your blog without getting into trouble with anyone.

1. Pexels.

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This website hosts thousands of photos for you to pick uploaded by talented photographers each day so the database expands with more choice for users to pick the right photo for them. They are all free and can even be used for commercial use as well. All images are Creative Commons Zero License. You can use them on whatever project you are doing whether it is a blog, app, websites etc.

2. Unsplash.

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Another website that showcased a beautiful showcase of photos. The site claims to have 100,000 contributors and generates more than 9 billion photo impressions per month on their overgrowing collection of photos. There are all sorts of photos from abstract, colourful, nature, macro, industrial, you name it the sites showcases it all.

3. Pixabay.

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Pixabay state that they have over 1.6 billion royal free stock photos, vertical design, clip art and videos. shared by individuals uploading for you to use for free. You can use the images for personal or commercial use.

4. Burst Shopify.

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This is a smaller website compared to the above sites but that doesn't mean a great place to find good quality photos for you to use on commercial and personal use. You can use the images for such projects as mug image, means or even shirts for a few ideas. The photos are all royalty-free and that is constantly updating new images to feast your eyes on.

5.  Kaboompics.

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This site offers model released images of people which is quite hard to find from I site shares royalty free images. Though there are not as many photo choices as bigger sites it still gets 4 million times been downloaded which indicates a rather popular site to check out. 
Do you use royalty free stock images? What is your favourite sire to use?

Cheers for reading X

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Keep writing.

Hey readers,

People say, 'just keep writing'  is the mantra to live by. I write my blog on all sorts of things that inspire me, from poetry to the food I love. I am not a niche kind of person, I just go with what inspires me within that moment and share it with the world.

There are days when I completely lost my motivation to continue to write or even log into blogger. As a suffer from anxiety and depression the simplest things can feel like climbing a mountain and sadly one of them is writing. 

Even though from a young age have found writing down the better way for me to communicate my emotions, the struggle is there.
But when I write it makes a huge difference to me. The hardest bit is to actually get started, as soon as I crack that then my thoughts just flow and I have so many thoughts believe me and you!

Sometimes, I think my writing is rubbish, though I believe that should not stop me from writing as it has a purpose.  I do believe it is a good mantra to keep writing, no matter what the length, one sentence or pages of words, it keeps your mind light up and can open up new ideas. 

 Not to mention the benefit of keeping constantly writing every day can build up your confidence and improve in the skill of writing. We can't be all-natural, but we can practice. 

Deep down that is ok because even if no one enjoys my content, I still am getting something out of it, no matter if it is big or small it is helping. 

There are many other worse things to do in life then ramble of some words (my interpretation of my work). Of course, I am my hardest critic. However, I am going to remain optimistic because I enjoy it and it helps deal with the shit in my life.

Cheers for reading X