I can’t believe it’s been almost 2 whole weeks since I actually blogged! With all of the moving and preparation, and now dealing with the real estate, I just haven’t had the time or the motivation to really write something that I know you will all enjoy.
On Friday I was nominated for the Liebster Award. Until that day I hadn’t even heard of it. If you haven’t heard of it either then here is a little bit of background. The Liebster Award is an award to bloggers from bloggers. Liebster, being German, translates roughly to a person who is liked or loved by others. So, basically, if you are an all-around decent person then this is the type of award for you.
Blogging has become a pretty big business in the last few years. The number of bloggers out there just keep getting bigger and bigger by the day! I’ve only been around for about four months but I have learnt so much during that time, some of which I had learnt before I even started thinking about starting up my own blog. Some of these are a bit of a given but for me, they just didn’t register in my head until it was too late. Basically, I’m sharing with you these tips so you don’t make the same mistakes I made. And, if you have done a few of these things already, don’t worry! Most of us bloggers have, none of us are perfect or knows everything.
The last few weeks I have been trying to read through and pick out over 100 different tips and tricks to make my blog better and my absolute favourite tip was to have an editorial calendar. What is an editorial calendar? Well, while I’m not 100 percent sure why it’s actually called that, what I can tell you is that it is basically a calendar dedicated to your blog posts. I will add a snippet of mine below but for now, I will tell you a little bit more about what it includes.
Habits can be good or bad. I have both, just like everyone else. I used to bite my nails as a kid. Even though I hated it and it was super gross I just couldn’t break it no matter how hard I tried. I even tried putting horrid tasting polish on them, but it didn’t help. I only stopped when I was 12 and I went to Canberra, Australia with my class. It was so cold down there that I had to wear gloves every minute of the day. I pretty much forgot about biting my nails once I didn’t have access to them. It did take a little longer than that one week to fully stop biting my nails but 10 years later and now my nails are way too long most of the time.
This past month I have really been trying to better myself by focusing on my health, food and minimalizing. I have also been working on becoming a better writer and being more organised. I actually just bought my first bullet journal yesterday so I’m pretty excited to start writing in it and following it. I have had all these great ideas and things I have been wanting to do last month so that I can better my life and become healthier in every way but like most New Year’s Resolutions, mine are not going very well. I’ve decided to start keeping and writing down my monthly goals so I can keep on top of everything. Now that you know a little bit about my goals and focuses from January, here is my February! Some of these will probably overlap too.
Many of us have seen or at least heard of the website ‘Art of Manliness‘. One of their most notable posts is about the ‘100 skills every man should know‘. Well, what about us women? I’ve put together my list of 100 skills every woman should know or should at least have some knowledge of.
I always love when the authors of lifestyle and personal blogs post information about themselves as well as their regular posts. I find that it’s a great way to get to know the author a little better and to remember that they are also just a regular person like the rest of us. I love reading about what makes that person special or what makes them motivated. I also love being able to see a little bit of their personality in their other posts and why what they write about is important to them. Reading those sort of posts gives me a little bit of confidence and motivation to continue with my blog or with my other hobbies and dreams because I can see that I don’t need to be something extra special or a certain type of person to follow and actually complete my goals and aspirations, no matter how big or how small. Here are 10 random facts about me.
Some of you may know that Gilly and I are moving interstate soon. (If you didn’t then you can read my first ‘moving’ entry here) To be honest, we have been slacking off a little bit with packing and preparing. In light of this, I still made a moving checklist and we are now starting to focus on the whole process again. Some of these things are pretty straightforward while some might not even pop into your mind at all. So, here’s my checklist for moving house! (this is definitely not in any logical order).
I’ve been trying to decide what to write about for the past couple of days. I have a huge list of different things that I could talk about but I have been wanting to write about something that is more than just another blog post. I wanted to share something amazing with you but couldn’t find the right thing or the right words for it.