Reasons to blog

Hey readers,

I have been blogging for over three years now and feel that some experience of this whole blogging malarky. If you have never blogged let me enlighten you as to why you should consider, as there are many positives attached to being a blogger.

Creativity.

Firstly, blogging can allow you to be creative. You don’t have to be a niche but if you want to that is cool because it will be your blog. Blogging can be about anything, it is diverse in the blogging world. You can literally write about anything from domestic abuse to reasons to eat baked beans. It is a great tool for creativity and a way to express yourself to the world.

Therapy.

When I started blogging it was a distraction as I was going through some personal trauma. Blogging also helped me write down my feelings and express myself. I have autism and really struggle with verbal and trying to work out how I feel. With blogging, I can take my time and ponder. Blogging has helped me express myself when I maybe wouldn’t have. Writing has helped me grow in confidence with working out how I feel and exploring reasons why I respond in the way that I do.

Spread awareness.

One positive about blogging is it can help raise awareness of a message you want to spread. Blog posts are fantastic as they are from the individual rather than an organisation. They are personal and tend to be raw, making it feel more real in a sense. Blogging is a platform to get your voice out there, anyone can read it and it isn’t edited like professionals and I think that is one of the best things about blogs is that they tend to be first-hand accounts. I have always loved when exploring topics to reach out to the first-hand account as it feels real, people have lived it and know what they are talking about.

You learn about yourself.

I think exploring yourself can be quite hard but when you write it allows you to think about things. It makes your analysis and sees things maybe you might not instantly think of. Over time I have learned more about me through blogging and expanding areas of myself when I write.

Built an engagement.

Now, I am no great communicator but I will say that it has helped me get engaged with people. You may stumble across people that in normal life you would never have the opportunity to meet. Some bloggers make long-term friendship and think that is beautiful that something positive can come out of blogging.

Opens up to opportunities.

Blogging opens up to opportunities such as reviewing items or attending events. I am not the most successful blogger in this aspect but reading a lot of blogs if you are good at the social side of things then there are many doors that can be opened.

Make money.

Now, I have made the odd bit of money here and there which is fab as it has helped me when I really needed it. Some people can make a career out of blogging which I think is such an amazing opportunity to do something that you love.

Better writer.

As I have been blogging for a long period of time I feel that it has helped me be a better writer. I can write more words and can express myself better, which is always a positive.

Cheers for reading X

You are the artist

Hey readers,

When I think of the term ‘you are the artist’ I envision it as interpretation. I am mostly bad at interpreting quite frankly. That being said there are times when I see that I think outside the box. I don’t follow a linear movement of what is expected of me due to my autism. I can’t read faces but I can follow my intrusion. I feel it is my light that guides me and helps me move forward.

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They do say if you don’t have a strength with your senses then you are enhanced in other ways, I believe that to be true. I am not good at communicating, grammar is not my forte but my words are raw and I feel they have weight to them. I feel I am better with written words, I was mute when I  was younger and used poetry as a form of expression. Some may deem this as an art form and that is my calling. I love words, I find them powerful when writing down, maybe because I can take my time to think about what it is I want to say, maybe because I have so many ideas racing through my head I feel inspired. I am lucky that I have this art form. A few years ago I stopped writing, through a really bad trauma I took a change and started blogging, random stuff but it helped me greatly out a dark depression. It motivated me when I lost all hope when my hurt was so raw, words were my therapy. They gave me the strength to get up and carry on. Therefore I am grateful for having a love relationship with words, it has helped me heal and move on with my life.

 

7 ways to find blogging motivation

Hey readers,

I think after a while of blogging you may stumble and find yourself struggling with ideas to write about and have no motivation. One of the reasons in my personal experience as a blogger when I struggle is with finding my mojo, which made me feel so demotivated. Every now again I just lose motivation and all interest to simply just write.

So, in this post, I am going to explore ways to overcome the feeling of demotivation and how to motivate yourself to get that sparkle back to continue to write. I hope then this will be useful for when you need to co

 

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Routine.

This may not be for everyone but having a routine can be helpful for some. I find having time set aside each day to do all blogging stuff really helpful. If I do it every day have that time set aside then it can create a positive habit to get into the mood and know that at that time is when I am going to do blogging. I like order and structure, I find forcing myself sometimes can trigger a response to get sh*t done.

Go out in public.

Sometimes, there are just too many distractions at home when you are trying to find time to do some content writing. I find that staying at home can lead me to not do a lot and spend far too much looking at memes rather than blogging. That is why my next suggestion is to go outdoors in public, whether it be in the park on a sunny day or a coffee somewhere. You can take your electronics, pen, and pad and do the work away from home. Being in public there are fewer distractions. If your in a popular place where there are others working then that can motivate you to take action and do some work.

Take a blogging break.

I have written previously a blog post about the importance to have a break and not quit. I do think blogging breaks can be really beneficial if you are struggling to get motivated. It allows you to have that break and reconnect with creativity.

Read other blogs/articles etc. 

I find the idea of reading blogs, articles, newspapers etc a great way to explore topics that you find interesting and can really inspire or make you come with other ideas to write about. Knowlege is power and it is a brilliant technique to come up with new ideas.

Mindmaps. 

I love mindmapping where you use colour and visuals to create ideas that connect to the main theme in the centre of the map. I find colouring and doing something therapeutic with my hands instead of hitting the laptop first can inspire me greatly. Just focusing on a theme such as relationships and exploring the subgroups that are associated with relationships such as sexual/personal/ work/ business/school. Then exploring deeper into the sub-categories to come up with further related issues can pull together ideas that can be brilliant content for your blog.

Just go out and live.

Most of the best ideas come from the experience of my life and what I have personally done, seen or heard. There are many different angles you can write a blog post on from your own experience whether that be a rant, a letter to someone who has touched you or even a review that you want to tell the world about what product or service that has been beneficial in your life.

I hope this has been useful to learn how to be better at getting that motivation back when you lose that get up and go.

How do you get motivated when you’re uninspired?

What is your blog writing tips?

 

Cheers for reading X

If you get tired learn to rest, not to quit!

Hey readers,

Sometimes life can be hard right?! Sometimes trying to keep up with the momentum is challenging and you just not getting that buzz to continue. In actual fact, it is damn right hard to keep motivated and it can be quite draining.

Image result for if you get tired learn to rest not to quitIt can be so easy to quit because then you don’t have to deal with it or need to continue thinking of how you can overcome the obstacle that is so challenging. I think back to many a time that I have been in this situation but there is one vital lesson I have learned and that it is ok to have break, you don’t need to quit. The most important thing is to have a rest and not think about the situation.

It can help to have that break as it allows you time to rest and give a chance for creativity to come back to the issue at a later time with a  clearer head.

An example of times where I have struggled to overcome obstacles is when I am faced with having the confidence to keep writing or trying to find something new to write for my blog. This is because I I have found during these periods having a break has been really beneficial. I have also found it effective because I can stop trying to think of ideas, it can hurt my head at times. Sometimes, I have learned that just taking the time to live can give me the inspiration needed to come up with new content for my blog.

So, as you can see having a break can give you a chance to reconnect with that spark of why you wanted to do the thing before you got demotivated. It can help give you back that focus, so the best thing to do if you want to quit is to have a break first and come back later to see if things change.

What do you think? Do breaks help you?

Cheers for reading X

Dating for the older person

Hey readers,

Who says you can’t date when you’re older, not now we live in a more liberal era and rightly slow. You can still have fun and meet people to have a good time together when you’re older.

A great way to find new and fun people to share your time with and go on dates is through dating sites.

Husband & Wife

Now, I know what you are thinking, ugh dating sites are full of creeps but actually many people have been successful. With the older dating sites is a great way to meet like-minded older people to connect with.

There are so many dating websites to chose from, however, websites like older-dating.co.uk is appealing because it is designed specifically for the older person. As you get older it can be problematic to find people who are of similar age who is also looking to date. That is one of the good reasons to check out senior dating websites because there is more choice and you can find who is available.

I know there are a lot of websites that require membership but luckily there are also other websites that are free and let’s face it who doesn’t like something for free.

One good thing about online dating is that you can do it from the comfort of your own home, you can take your time and don’t have to rush. You can change your mind at any point and you’re in control of who you want to know.

With older dating, it is safe and easy to navigate so all you have to worry about is what kind of person you are looking for. With dating websites, you have the choice who you want to get to know. Each person registered with the dating website means they come with a profile – which in essence is their way to sell themselves. You can get a feel for that person and whether there is something that you like or something you have in common with. It is also fun to find new people especially if you have something in common with them.

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Another bonus point to dating websites online is there is so much choice and you can look through different areas of the UK so you’re not just stuck in one place, therefore opening up more choice of different people available.

With looking at profiles you can look at specific categories that suit you and your personality. Whether it is religion, gender, smoker drinker etc.

With free online dating, there is no limitation with the number of profiles you can look at or how many messages you can send, giving you more flexibility to further your chance of finding a perfect match to you and your needs.

There is also support from the website regarding help with questions or concerns you may have. The sites also provide information on how to save when meeting people and also if you are struggling to navigate around the website they can assist you. Therefore making you feel comfortable in knowing what you are doing and having the safety to explore.

Cheers for reading X

This is a sponsored post, however, all opinions expressed are entirely my own. 

 

Specially delivered chocolate

Hey readers,

As we are fast approachFathers day (17th June) I think I have found the perfect present for any chocolate-loving daddy out there. It is personalised chocolate from an online company called Morse Toad. The idea is to choose a bad pun gifts and put it on to some tasty chocolate into a box. It is a fun and lovely way to add a personal touch to a present. Sometimes it can be hard to find a present for a man and not to make it so predictable so this is a perfect gift that adds a touch of thought to the gift.

I think one of the most appealing things about this chocolate gift is that it is a letterbox gifts so if your in a rush, you don’t have to go anywhere and can do all the work online and wait for it to be delievered to your letterbox.

You can add a picture card also to the box with a message. The picture card is something you can be kept after all the chocolate is eaten. It is an ideal size for putting in the wallet or on the fridge.

The delivery is super fast within 3 to 5 days and it is secure and comes in a shiny gold envelope making it feel luxurious.

You can add bad puns which are a playful way to add to a gift. I have used super dad that you can see in the pictures above so very ideal for Father’s day. to the chocolate such as super dads like I have in my pictures which is great for Father’s Day there.

I really like the packaging of the box, it is not over the top put fun and character to it. It will definitely put a smile on anyone’s face if they received this personalised gifts .

Also, do check out Morse Toad’s competiton where you can be in the chance to win £100 and 25 free boxes. You can enter here.

Cheers for reading X

I have been gifted a sample of the chocolate, however, all opinions expressed are entirely my own.