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    Blogging

    What the Social Media Downtime Can Teach Us

    Hey everyone! It feels like it’s been ages since I last did a post, although it was only a week ago. Before we get onto the main event that was the dramatic social media downtime experienced by many yesterday (13/03/19), I just want to give you a quick blog update. Redefining my niche and content I’ve been stressing over my niche and content, so I had a category shuffle and added a couple of new ones. I want to blog more about creative things, not just my bullet journal, so hence the new ‘Creativity‘ section. You can find journal content here as well as any upcoming creative posts. Eco-friendly living…

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    Versatile Blogger Award

    Hey everyone! Something a little bit different for you today and hopefully a way for new readers to get to know me a bit more. The lovely Emily Gabriella nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award, so go and give her blog a read too. The Versatile Blogger Award, like the Sunshine Blogger Award or Blogger Recognition Award, is a way of sharing positivity and a means to give back to the blogging community, but also simply a celebration of blogging. 7 Facts About Me To show the versatility of everyone, the aim is to share 7 facts about yourself and nominate 15 other bloggers to do the same. So,…

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    Spring Resolutions: Set Your Goals Now

    Happy March everyone! How are we 3 months into 2019 already?! I don’t know about you, but my New Year’s resolutions didn’t last long, at least the classic ‘be healthier and fitter’ didn’t. The eco-friendly one is still going strong though. This got me thinking that January is a bad time for resolutions and really our New Year’s goals should be spring resolutions. Why the switch? First off, why not January? Well, if you’ve got the be healthier wish like me, January isn’t the most conducive month for such plan. It’s still old and dark and the thought of exercising goes out the window in favour of a Netflix evening…

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    Creativity

    March 2019 Bullet Journal Setup

    Ok, where did February go? It’s been a good month, what with seeing family, visiting the Lake District (post coming next week) and a couple of blogger events early on. Nevertheless, it’s time to get organised for March now. I’ve got some more meetups next week and I’m coming up with ideas for B.L.O.G. Unwritten. If you haven’t seen on my social media, I’m going to be the writing department lead for a new upcoming online blogging magazine! You can find all the latest on Facebook and Instagram. Please go and give the pages a follow if you can! Anyway, back to the bullet journal. Theme For my March 2019…

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    Blogging

    Why People Won’t Read Your Blog (and How to Fix It)

    When I first started blogging, my traffic was awful! Someone would read my blog, but never come back. This has changed now and I have learnt a lot along the way. It turns out that losing visitors could be for the smallest of reasons. So, once someone has discovered your blog, how do you ensure those readers come back to your site? Or do you know why people won’t read your blog? Over the years, I realised that there are a few things which put me off visiting a blog again and I could relate that to my early blogging days. Here are some ideas on how to improve your…

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    Health & Wellbeing

    4 Ways to Relax When You’re Stressed Out

    I’ve done posts before on how to stay calm and enjoy life. However, while things like having that cup of tea or bubble bath are great ways to keep any stresses at bay, what do you do if you’re having a stressful moment and can’t seem to find your way out? You know the times I mean. When you have a million thoughts going around your mind and you can’t sit still. You might be worried about something and can’t concentrate. Sometimes, those stressed out moments just happen for one reason or another. Here are some ways to let out all the frustration and regain focus. Art We’re not talking…

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    How to Increase Pinterest Views without Tailwind

    We’re talking Pinterest today! I’ve seen a lot of questions on social media from people asking just how do you use Pinterest. Now, I’m not an expert and I’m not one of these bloggers who have got over 1 million views in a month. I mean, do these people must spend their entire lives on Pinterest?! Nevertheless, before Christmas, I had 8000 monthly unique viewers and now I’m at approximately 45000. I’m sharing some tips on how to realistically increase Pinterest views that don’t require a lot of time or effort. You don’t have to pay for a Tailwind subscription either! Just like other social media First things first, just…

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    Travel

    Salzburg Travel Guide | Throwback Thursday

    Feeling in the mood to reminisce, so what better time to do so than on throwback Thursday. When I was 13, I visited Salzburg in Austria. To this day, it remains one of my most memorable trips, if not the most. There’s so much to see and do in such a small area and there’s a real sense of culture. If you enjoyed my post on Seville and are seeking more European city adventures, then this Salzburg travel guide is perfect for you.   I will say now that I went in 2011, but I’ve double checked and all these sites are still open. Hallein Salt Mine Ironically, the 2…

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    Lifestyle

    Valentine’s Day Ideas for Single People

    Ah Valentine’s Day. The festival that you either love or hate. If you’re in a relationship, it’s one of the best days of the year, but if not, the day serves as a reminder that you are single, especially when you go to the shops and see the rows of chocolates, teddy bears and greeting cards covered in hearts. It’s hard not to feel low when you’re single and it’s Valentine’s Day. However, instead of letting Valentine’s cause a dark cloud above your head, embrace the positives of single life and celebrate you on Valentine’s Day. Here’s a few ideas of what I mean by this. Self-care Whether you’re in…

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    Creativity

    February 2019 Bullet Journal Setup | Plan with Me

    It’s February tomorrow, which means a new bullet journal spread is needed! I didn’t use my bullet journal as much as I thought I would in January. What with the power of technology, a lot of my planning is done online and I just use my bullet journal to jot ideas down. Nevertheless, I still like designing a spread for each month, purely as something fun and creative to do. It’s also very therapeutic. The February 2019 bullet journal setup sees some colour introduced, different from January’s monochrome theme. So, get your notebooks, pencil cases, washi tape and other bullet journaling supplies and plan with me! Title Pages Inspired by…