August really has been a ridiculously exciting month for me. I started a new job that I’m absolutely loving, J and I took a couple of trips to IKEA to buy some new furniture and bits for the house (most of which we’ve put up already), I’ve caught up with loads of friends and also celebrated my birthday!! The beginning of August also saw the start of me offering business advertising on the blog, so I’m going to introduce my fabulous August advertiser!
Hey lovelies, how’s it going? I’m so sorry I’ve been super quiet on social media recently. I’ve just started a new job and I get no signal in my building (unless I stand right in the corner looking like a twat!) The good news is that I absolutely love my job; it’s keeping me super busy so the days go really quickly!!
I honestly can’t believe that July is nearly over. I’ve had a pretty frantic but awesome month to be honest. I recently quit my job of 18 months to start something slightly different (in fact it’s my first day today, wish me luck!).
I got to hang out with loads of my really lovely (blogger) friends 🙂 I went up to London twice; the first time was for the Harry Potter studio tour and the second was to check out the AW17 collection from GOSH ♥ I also rode a bike for the first time in about 20 years and nailed a pretty difficult pole move called the Superman! I also went to down to Portsmouth to have lunch with my parents, my brother and his children 🙂
I’m pretty damned excited to say that I’m now going to be offering a few advertising spaces on the sidebar of my blog, starting from the 1st of July! The spaces will run from the 1st of every month to the last day of every month and I’ll be offering different promotional extras depending on which package you want to choose.
Sometimes it’s hard to feel inspired for blog posts and if I’m lacking inspiration, my first thought is always to look and see if my favourite bloggers have any blog post ideas to help me out when I’m feeling particularly stuck. I’ve also been writing down post ideas whenever inspiration strikes, so I thought I’d write a list of blog post ideas, in case any of you happen to be stuck for what to write at the moment.
Back in March last year, I shared my rather pitiful blogging setup which included a teeny tiny spot on the sofa in our lounge to sit and write posts. My photos were all taken on top of our laundry basket in the bathroom, using an old marble tile J had left over from tiling the wall. Keeping it classy!
I’ve felt a bit lost in the blogging world recently. I’ve seen people getting some incredible opportunities and going to amazing events* while I’m sitting at home wondering why it’s not me. Why I’m not good enough or pretty enough or engaging enough to get all those fab blogger emails you hear about.
I try to read as many blog posts as I can, when I can. Sometimes I love reading the favourites post or the what I got up to at the weekend ones, but sometimes, there are certain blog posts that make me think or that I want literally everyone in the world to read. So I thought I’d share my love for some of my favourite posts I’ve read this month!
I’ve been feeling a bit “meh” of late, so when I was recently tagged by the lovely Lyndsay over at Fizzy Peaches to write a 10 things that me happy post, I figured it would be good for me to take time out to remember there are still things out there that make me happy and make me smile 🙂
I’m not by any means an expert and I’m only really going by the things I’ve learnt since I started, but a few of my friends have started blogging recently and asked for tips, so here’s my guide on starting a blog!