Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Simple Techniques For Running Your Own Blog Well*

There are many advantages to running your own blog. Not only does it give you the chance to put your viewpoints out there in the golden pursuit of expressing oneself, but it may even serve as a business opportunity provided you follow the right format. For instance, you may find yourself reviewing products for brands, or hosting worthwhile contributed posts from excellent SEO and marketing content houses.

Yet getting started, before you turn a profit, can sometimes seem like an absolute mountain to climb. Just what content should we post, and how do we promote our brands? Additionally, how are we supposed to manage the running of our blog well if we have little experience in running a public platform of any kind before? The first thing to do is take a few deep breaths and note that many have felt the same starting anxiety, only to regard this as the best decision they made a year later.

For this reason, we hope the following advice can properly help you:

Keep Your Personal Information Private

Keeping your personal information private is simple, good practice, but it’s also important to ensure that you do so through wise means. First, ensuring that your blog doesn’t show your home address, nor do your public social media profiles, is a good start. You may also use registration services such as Physical Address should you need to find a professional third party to help manage your correspondence for you. For the more than reasonable fee, this is a special means in which to better protect yourself.

Continually Curate & Contribute High-Quality Posts

Generating an audience is only possible when you carefully post high-quality content. What that content looks like will differ depending on the kind of blog you hope to run. For instance, a lifestyle blog may be much more personal than a business advice column, while a food blog should be stocked with high-quality photographs, recipe guides, and taste tests or food reviews. Understand the audience you wish to build and curate content that might appeal to them. In the long run, you’ll find that your approach will help you connect with like minds, and due to the high quality of your posts, you will be met by many advertising or reviewing opportunities.

Connect With Other Excellent Bloggers, The Community Is Wonderful!

One of the most sustaining factors of running your own blog is getting involved with the community at large. No two blogs are alike, even if they follow similar aesthetics in web design template. The insight you find elsewhere may inspire you in your own content creation, and vice versa. Additionally, humble techniques such as how to engage with your comments or what hashtags are working on social media can grant you and your team loving access to a higher realm of potential and love. This can be a great idea in the long run, and may even necessitate a better approach.

With this advice, we hope you can prepare a few simple techniques for running your own blog well.

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Tuesday, 3 March 2020

Big Party, Small Budget: 4 Awesome Cost-Cutting Hacks*

Money shouldn't get in the way of a celebration. Whether it's a birthday party, wedding or an excuse
to get friends and family in a room, you never have to validate your decision. Life's too short to
continually save money if you're not going to spend it now and again. Sure, you can argue that
there are savvier ways to invest it, but if investing in your happiness isn't a wise financial move, i
don't know what is! All you need now are cost-cutting hacks that will help you to throw a big bash
on a small budget. Continue reading to find out more.

Start A Fund With Loose Change

Sticking to a budget is hard if you don't know what the budget is beforehand. So, organising an event
at short notice isn't going to go to plan. The good news is that parties are often held for milestones,
and they don't appear out of the blue. You know well in advance if you want to throw a birthday bash,
for instance, because the date never changes. With that in mind, you should make a decision early
and start saving by collecting loose change in a jar. It's amazing how much extra you'll have for
expenses when you put coppers in a whiskey bottle for six months!

Ask Guests To Cook

When you tell people about your plan, you inevitably are inundated with offers. Like most hosts, you
decline and inform the guests that you have everything covered. Well, your budget means you can't
afford to be gracious, so it's time to take them up on their favours. Don't worry because there's no
need to ask for anything big, such as booking a band or paying for catering. Instead, you can say it's
a 'bring your own dish' party. Then, you'll barely need to fork out for the food. Plus, you can spend the
money on other essentials.

Weigh Up Included Costs

Once you have a list of necessary items, you've got to consider whether the included add-ons are
worth the price. After all, it only takes a phone call or email to ask if you can hire a catering service
without a chef. Of course, you must ensure that cutting corners doesn't lead to more fees in the
long-term. Cocktail bar hire expenses might be more affordable upfront if you don't want a bartender,
but then you've got to buy alcohol and pour it yourself. The money and time you have to spend
means you're better off paying for everything to cut costs.

Be Time Savvy

One of the best hacks for saving money on a party is to time it wisely. By organising the event for after
lunch or dinner, you can get away with only serving drinks. After all, the majority of people will eat
before they arrive, and the buffet will go to waste. However, plan it in between meals and people
might get hangry when they realise there's no grub.

Are you ready to throw a big bash on a tight budget?

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Wednesday, 1 January 2020


Happy 2020 everyone!

Long time, no blog post! I have to admit, my mojo for blogging left me at the start of 2019, and it hasn't come back yet. Instead, I've been back into making YouTube videos of my life and planning, which I have found less stressful than my blog.

But, that doesn't mean I don't miss this at all, and I still love this little slice of the internet that is my own.

Yet, for the time being anyway, I'm not going to do any blog posts unless I feel like it - so goodbye any schedules or planning posts in advanced. You'll just see me through 2020 popping up here and there if I have something I want to share!

If you want to see what I'm up to these days, my YouTube channel link is just below, along with my Instagram if you're interested!

So, until the next time, hope you all have a fabulous 2020! What are your upcoming plans for the new year? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Everything to Consider When Choosing the Perfect Online Casino*

There are so many options to think about when it comes to  choosing the right online casino these days. There is no doubt that gambling has become big business, and the world of online gambling is as popular now as it has ever been. Online casinos are looking for more and more ideas to gain market share and stand out in a crowded industry seeking long-term devotion from customers.

One of the great advantages of this is the fact that this presents so much more choice for customers when it comes to online gambling. There are a lot of things that you need to keep in mind when it comes to choosing the best online casinos these days. Think about what it takes to choose the right online casino experience, and these are some of the great ideas you need to assess when trying to choose this.

What are the bonuses like?
One of the key considerations to make when it comes to choosing an online casino is thinking about the bonus scheme they offer to new customers. Often, the bonus system can be the difference between choosing one casino over another, and it is important to keep this in mind. Do your research and find out about some of the bonuses at an array of top online casinos, such as Karamba, Casumo, and Eurocasino. There are a lot of factors you are going to need to think about when picking a casino, so you should do the best you can to assess the different bonuses that casinos offer.

How does their customer service rank?
Another important factor to keep in mind is what the casino customer service is like. There are so many important elements when it comes to customer service, and this is something that you will rank highly when it comes to choosing a casino. People like to feel valued and taken care of, and this is something casinos are beginning to focus more on at the moment. Being able to get in touch with a casino in an array of different ways is so important, and you need to look into this. Find out as much as you can about how the casino’s customer service ranks, as this plays a massive part in helping achieve this. 

Are they trustworthy?
Discovering whether or not a casino is trustworthy is so important because you are potentially risking your money and personal information to a source that may not be dependable. This is something you have to consider when assessing and rating a casino. Choosing a casino that you can depend on, and trust is so important, and this is something you need to keep in mind moving forward.

How is payment handled?
Payment processes and choices are important considerations to make when it comes to selecting the right sort of casino. When looking at a casino, it is really important to make sure you look at the different payment choices that casinos offer. Additionally, you have to think about the length of time it takes to process withdrawals and the different options that are available here. 

These are some of the important questions you need to make sure you keep in mind as much as possible when it comes to choosing the perfect online casino. There are a lot of things that play a part in choosing the right casino, and these are some of the top questions to ask when making this decision.  

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Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Could You Make Money Out Of Your Passion For Gaming?*

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People often look at hobbies like gaming as a waste of time. With computers being associated with work and getting things done, using them to enjoy something which doesn’t have a tangible end-result doesn’t make sense to a lot of people. Of course, though, when you have a passion for video games, the satisfaction of playing is often enough. This doesn’t mean that you don’t have to get something extra out of gaming, but a lot of people don’t realise quite how much scope there is to make a return on something like this.

Light Gambling
As the very first idea on this list, it’s time to think about something which most people are well aware of; gambling. When you play games for real money online, though, the experience is far removed from most people’s ideas of casinos. WomBatCasino, for example, is designed with fun in mind, rather than simply taking your money and giving you something boring to play with it. With games based around skill and ingenuity, it’s easy to get wrapped up into something like this while also making money at the same time.

Content Creation
There is a huge community behind video games, with countless websites, blogs, and other online platforms which are designed to help people with their time playing. Of course, though, there is always room for interesting ideas, and this could be a great chance to make some money. If you can think of an idea which you think will be popular, it’s worth giving it a try, as loads of companies are willing to sponsor people who can show off their games. Some people have even managed to make careers out of this.

Game Design
Getting into game design is something which a lot of gamers think about. Worried about the skills they need to do something like this, though, it can be easy to avoid ever breaking ground on your big ideas. Anyone can learn how to code, and making 3D models isn’t too tricky with some practice, making this field far more accessible than you might think. Some of the most successful games of all time have been made by people who do all of the work from home.

Finally, as the last area to consider, it’s time to think about something which isn’t quite so popular; writing reviews. Whether you find a website which will happily pay you for this sort of work or have access to a platform which uses reviews for advertising, you can make a lot of money sharing your thoughts about the games you play. You can be completely honest with something like this and still make some good money out of it.

While not all gamers will want to get more out of their time behind the screen, it never hurts to look into something like this if you’re interested. It’s always worth doing your research, though, as you might be able to find an option which appeals to you even more than the ones on this list.

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Friday, 26 July 2019

Mål Paper | Daily Goal Setter Planner*

I love planners. Diaries, calendars, organisers, anything that gives the illusion that I have my life together. I've been using an Erin Condren life planner for the past seven months and loving it so much. But it is just a planner - nothing for me to use as a diary, and not enough space for any goal setting!

So when the lovely team at Mål Paper contacted me to see if I'd like to try out one of their new daily goal setter planners, I was obviously not going to say no! These retail at £20.95 and come in three colours; black, grey, or the pink I opted for.

A little bit about the planner!
There are 244 pages, broken down into a few sections.
There are 6 undated months of planning pages, coming in with 6 monthly spreads, 24 weekly spreads, 157 daily spreads, 4 note pages, 20 pages of intro/how to use, and a 2019/2020 calendar. There is a pocket at the back for loose items, 2 ribbons to use as page markers, and the front and back covers are hardback, so it's very sturdy and won't damage easily! There are also quote pages periodically through the planner, that are from various notable people - so very motivating if you need a new quote!

After the 20 pages about how to use the planner, along with some ideas on what to do for each page, you come to the three sections below:

Here you have the space for 14 long, medium, and short term goals. There's plenty of room to flesh out the ideas as well, or you can just write one line for each - use it however it will work for you. After these sections, you'll find the undated 6 monthly spreads to note down anything you need for whichever month you start on. The good thing about it being undated, is you can start any day of the year and it won't matter.

The monthly spread is followed by the 24 weekly spreads. Here you have a few different sections for each week. Most important weekly tasks, secondary weekly tasks, additional tasks, and weekly review with little spot to rate the week. This is perfect for adding in any tasks from the previous sections, or adding other ones that didn't need to be noted previously.

After all of those pages, you then move onto the daily spreads, and a few note pages at the very back. The daily spreads are a page each, and again are in sections to help visualise what needs to be done each day. You just write the date and circle the day of the week, and then fill it in!

I love the top section where you can write 3 things that you're grateful for each day. It's a quick and simple way to find the good of each day, and you can either do this first thing in the morning, or even at the end of the day as a reflection. Following this is a daily affirmation section. This isn't something I've ever focused on before, so I'll be giving this a go soon to see what I can think of to fill this space - likely a quote I'm enjoying that day.

Below this, is the main section for the daily tasks. Again, these can be bought forwards from the long, medium and short term goals pages, create new ones, or simply jot down a daily schedule to see realistically how much you can do with the day.

The final section of the page is a little piece called, 'great things that happened today', plus a rating for the day at the bottom. Another little way to reflect back on the day and see overall how it went for you.

I love these layouts, and the fact it is undated is great as I can start whenever I want to, and if I miss a day or two it won't matter! I can easily use this in tandem with my EC planner, so I can add tasks from here into smaller sections in my EC, which will be soooo much easier to manage them all now in a separate planner!

If you're interested in snagging one of these beauties for yourself, go check out their website, and try it out for yourself! What do you think of this planner, and would you find this easy to use? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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