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    Blogging,  Lifestyle

    What Does Being a Successful Blogger Mean?

    When the monthly/annual blog goals come around, a common aim is people wanting their blog to be successful. This got me thinking, what does being a successful blogger mean? Is it easier for some than others? Are you a successful blogger if you have lots of followers and views? What with Instagram and the competitive nature on social media, the number of followers/views has become a big part of blogging. I find this quite sad as numbers don’t mean everything. You could have thousands of followers, but if no one engages with your content, does that make you successful? Working with brands Securing brand collaborations is often considered an achievement…

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    Christmas as a Grown Up – Do Attitudes Change?

    5 days until Christmas! My attitude towards Christmas has been rather different this year. It’s something that’s been on my mind over the last few weeks as we entered the festive season. I’m not sure whether it’s because I’m ‘grown up’ now, who knows, but I thought I’d share my feelings in case anyone else is in the same boat. My family is not religious, yet we, like many families, still celebrate Christmas. Decorations, food, presents, family gatherings, games, music and films. That’s all part of this time of year for me. I love it. We only put the Christmas tree away yesterday… As much as I look forward to…

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    Reflecting on 2 Years of Blogging

    I’m back after what seems like a lifetime. Over the past few weeks, I have been busy reflecting on myself as a blogger and working behind the scenes on Megan Elizabeth Lifestyle. Hopefully, you can notice the difference. The reason for such a change? I’ve worked as a freelance writer for about 2 years now and I wanted to join together this aspect of my life with my blog and create an all-singing, all-dancing site. I’ve also been doing some work with Marketing Voice in Leicester and my knowledge of SEO and WordPress has improved from this experience. I wanted to apply this to the blog to create a better…

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    #SoberNotBoring Hearing from You #2

    Hey everyone! Thank you so much for the support on Saturday’s post. It’s so nice to hear what everyone’s favourite Christmas film is. Today we’ve got some more stories from you for #SoberNotBoring. This has fallen off the radar a bit recently, so let me know if you’d like to see this content about sober living continue. Telles Nutrition Over the years I have had a lot of negative experiences of choosing not to drink – I’ve been told by bar staff that “if I didn’t drink alcohol then I’d come to the wrong place”, a guy cancelled a date because I wasn’t “appropriate” for a pub date, and I’ve…

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    November Bullet Journal Setup | Plan with Me

    New month, new start. Getting back to the bullet journal in November. October’s bullet journaling proved to be pretty non-existent after a stressful September and I never got around to setting up a new month and sharing it with you all. However, I’m determined to change this for November and the design for this month is already taking shape. So, grab your cup of tea, pencil case and notebook, and join me for the November bullet journal setup. Let’s get planning! November Bullet Journal Setup Theme As it’s November, the main source of inspiration is fireworks. They’re colourful, fun and easy to draw. Fireworks can also be very minimalist, which…

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    Finding Inspiration to Overcome Writer’s Block

    Can’t believe it’s been a week since I last posted! Apologies for that. This viral flu thing is getting me down. What’s more, I had a case of full-blown writer’s block. I’m sure we’ve all experienced it at some point. It’s not that I don’t have content planned, but the posts are November-specific, so this last week of October proved to be difficult. Then, it hit me. Instead of not writing anything, why don’t I write about the very issue of writer’s block? It turns out there are places close to home to find inspiration to overcome writer’s block. Here are just some ideas to get that creativity back on…

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    Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida Awareness Week 2018

    You may be wondering what’s with all the yellow today. I’m not changing my blog colour scheme, but this week, you will see some yellow popping up now and again. Why? It’s Shine’s Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida Awareness Week 2018. For newcomers to my blog (welcome), here’s something you might not know about me. I have hydrocephalus. To find out more about my personal experience with the condition, you can read my post from 2016’s Awareness Week. I realise how lucky I am when it comes to medical conditions, but many are not as fortunate as me. Shine is the UK charity which supports people with hydrocephalus and/or spina bifida,…

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    Autumn Tag | Lifestyle

    Hey everyone! The past couple of days were so busy and I didn’t manage to post this on Thursday like I usually do. The lovely Louise from Sociable Events nominated me for the Autumn Tag! As I have never done this, I thought I’d give it a go. Rules: 1. List the rules for others taking part 2. Link to the creator (LaurenAnnBeauty) and the person who nominated you 3. Answer the questions below and tag 3 more bloggers to take part (I’m nominating more because why not?!) Q&A: What is your favourite thing about Autumn? The colours! The red and orange leaves look so pretty. I also like the…

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    #SoberNotBoring Guest Post – Forever the Wanderer

    Hello everyone! Continuing with #SoberNotBoring, we are hearing from Anne aka Forever the Wanderer. This is a really powerful piece and a tough read, so thank you Anne for having the courage to tell your story. #SoberNotBoring – Forever the Wanderer I’m not a huge drinker and I have many reasons for not drinking. All throughout my childhood I watched my father binge drinking everyday that he wasn’t in work. I grew up with a violent, abusive man who enjoyed drinking all the time. Drinking has always been a huge part of my dad’s side of the family. It was disgusting. The smell of alcohol off his breath, his blood…

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    Health & Wellbeing

    Happier Thinking by Lana Grace Riva | Book Review*

    Turning into a bit of a book blogger over here! About a month ago I was kindly gifted a copy of Happier Thinking by the author herself, Lana Grace Riva. As I am in a phase of reading lots of wellbeing and mental health books, I was intrigued. Happier Thinking by Lana Grace Riva Book Review The book is an easy read. There are only 50 pages, so you can sit down with a cup of tea and finish the book in one session. Lana’s style of writing is quite chatty and informal, much like blog writing, which again makes for a relaxed read. Without wanting to give too much…