Things You Should Blog About

Before you start reading deeper into this article. I’m not going to give you some bullshit advice (excuse my language). It’s not going to sound cliché either. So, let’s get right into it.

One thing you need to remind yourself is that YOU are in control of what goes on. This is YOUR blog not anybody else stuff.  You can post anything that you choose. Don’t over worry yourself about having a certain “niche” to focus on. I believe that is most of our problem. We get caught up in trying to focus on some certain criteria. It takes away from our creativity and holds us back on expressing how we feel. You will always find yourself thinking “are my readers or subscribers going to like this?” Will they stop reading my content because it’s not what they are expecting to read on my blog? That’s one thing you shouldn’t pressure yourself to worry about.

Normally when you read advice about what should your blog be about. Every person mentions a “niche.” Yeah, a niche is cool to think about and everything but honestly, in my opinion, it’s not too important. Of course, you want people to understand what your website is all about. I completely get that point. Eventually, they will understand what you’re all about. Just go with the flow of things.

When you are first starting out with blogging just create anything that comes to mind. It doesn’t matter one day you’re talking about painting a portrait then the next day you post about walking a dog. As long as it represents topics you enjoy writing about that is all that matters. The main goal of a blog is to write what you are passionate about right? That is why they create certain categories to place things in.

Instead of labeling yourself as a beauty, travel, or fashion blogger. Think of your blog as a simple lifestyle blog. Calling yourself a lifestyle blogger can give you a chance at being versatile on your site. If you are not cool with that like I said before it is YOUR blog. Do whatever you want.

The point I am getting at is when you are in control to bring your creativity to the light. Stop letting minor things hold you back. Especially, if you want to create your own blog. Blogging is a way to express yourself through writing and sharing it with the world. When you stay in tune with being yourself. It will shape your site into the most unique piece of work you ever put together.

If you read this article to the end. What are some challenges do you expect to face when creating blog content? Are you worried your blog won’t be good enough? Share your thoughts in the comment section. If you are already a blogger share some more advice to other bloggers.

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That Numb Feeling

The world around me goes on

But I’m zoned out and feel numb

Nothing around me matters

I’m lost in my own thoughts

Internally I’m dying from so much I’m holding inside

Externally I’m “good”

Who cares what is wrong anyway?

All I have is myself

Fuck everyone else

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Why Long Distance Relationships are Special

Most people can’t handle being in an LDR (long distance relationship). They always feel like they need their partner around 24/7. Don’t get me wrong people in an LDR want the same, but we’re not as clingy. We are strong enough to handle not being physically around our significant other, any temptation that might try to break up our relationship, and the negative opinions that are said about our relationships. Even though, we will love to have our boyfriend or girlfriend around us we are able to remain faithful to them.

There is no such thing as not being able to handle a long distance relationship because if you really care or love someone genuinely you won’t even give them a suspicion of questioning your loyalty. I mean don’t get me wrong I know some couples go through situations and if the solution to their problems is breaking up that’s fine.

Long distance relationships are built for people who don’t mind making sacrifices and being patient. Lord knows it’s hard to have patience when you want to see the person you love in person every day. Long distance relationships are special because not too many people can boldly say that they had enough courage to stay in their relationship without distance affecting the way they love their significant other.  Question for my readers: What makes your long distance relationship special? 

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Friends What are Those? 

Friends? What are those?

I can’t remember the last time

 I felt like I had a real friend

Maybe back in middle school or maybe never

Every friend I get close to finds a way to disappear away from me…

That’s part of my issue of getting attached to “friends”

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Confessions of a Book Lover ❤️📖

Loving books started for me every since I was younger. Friends and family members used to call me a “nerd” or “bookworm”. I paid them no attention cause nothing could stop me from loving to read. My first collection of books were the Junie B. Jones series by Barbara Park. I blame my elementary school teachers for hooking me on those books lol.

Every time when I went to the store with my mom. I always beg her to buy me a new book. It feels so good to buy a fresh book from the store. I will literally spend hours searching for the “perfect” book before I make a purchase. The title, book cover, or the book description helps me decide if I want to buy it or not. I’m always determined to leave out the store with a good novel. Anyone that’s a book lover like me would understand.

Currently, as a young adult, I still have the same feelings towards books. Whenever I have extra money to buy one I go straight to the book section in the store. Usually, I go to Wal-Mart or Barnes and Noble. I used to go to Books-a-Million since they weren’t as expensive as Barnes and Noble but it’s been awhile since I went there. Wal-Mart may not have a huge variety of books like the other two stores but their prices are way cheaper. So, most of the time I will try checking out what books they have before I go into my other two favorite bookstores.

This is random, but I’ll rather read a print version of a book instead of the kindle version. Reading books from a tablet is cool and all, but let’s face it. It’s nothing like the old-fashioned way of reading books. I love the feeling of a thick chapter book in my hand. It’s more to read and I get add it to my bookshelf.

Anyways, books are the greatest creation that was ever made. I couldn’t imagine myself living in a world without any books. Some of the knowledge I have today comes from books I have read. Shoutout to my mom for feeding my book habit before I was able to buy books with my own money lol!

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6 Tips for Studying (Des Blog-a-thon) #34

Studying isn’t always fun, but we have to do it now and then. We all know it helps to study for a test because you’re likely to pass it. I’m not saying that it’s necessary for every situation, but it does give good results. Maybe the tips that you will read down below will make it easier for you to gain good study habits now or in the future.

1. Find a Quiet Area: This is an important tip. Studying in a quiet area helps your brain process information better. It would be hard to study in a noisy area because it knocks off your concentration. A quiet area could be the library, bathroom (yes, I said bathroom), closet… etc.

2. Use Flash Cards: Flashcards come in handy when you have to learn new vocabulary words to learn definitions to. Put the vocabulary word on the blank side of the card. On the side with the lines write the word definition. You can get a pack of flash cards in a dollar store (Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Family Dollar), Wal-Mart, and Staples. Honestly, it could be any store you can buy school supplies from.

3. Make up silly ways to remember info: Let’s be real when you come up with silly/creative ways to remember anything it sticks in your mind faster. Also, it’s easier to remember the material you studied for your test. This could be in the form of a song, video, drawing…etc. If you think about it this is another way to make studying fun.

4. Study with someone else: Studying isn’t the most fun thing ever. Why not study with someone else to make it exciting? This tip is only useful if both of you are serious about studying. I mean it doesn’t always have to be serious all the time, but you don’t want to waste your time studying with a friend or classmate without learning anything for the quiz or test coming up. Make sure the information you’re studying is the correct information for the quiz or test.

5. Take Breaks: You don’t need to strain your brain too much. Taking 10 minutes breaks throughout studying is fine. It helps your brain relax from all the information you were going over. Sometimes when you study too long without taking a break it can mess up your concentration or maybe give you a headache. Don’t overwork yourself.

6. Listen to music with headphones: Listening to music while studying is relaxing. Especially if you have special headphones to use. They can block out any outside noise. The best headphones are Bluetooth headphones. They are comfy on your ears and easy to move around with. If you don’t believe me click here to read the article about the best Bluetooth headphones. No one wants to use a pair of uncomfortable headphones while they’re trying to study while listening to music right?

All of these tips will help you if you put it to good use. Everything in this post is from my experience. If any of these tips help you let me know.

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He’s the Only One (Des Blog-a-thon) #30

He’s the only one that makes me feel beautiful when I’m not

He’s the only one that picks me up when I’m down

He’s the only that still says “I love you” even when I’m stubborn to say it back

He’s the only one that calms me down

He’s the only one that will do anything for me

Even if it puts his life at risk

He’s the only one that supports me

He’s the only one that I will love unconditionally

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20 Things That Annoy Me (Des Blog-a-thon) #26

I never thought I would make a post like this. Let’s just say my crazy thoughts led me to do this post. The things that I list down below might be some things that annoy you also. See how many annoying things we share in common. I’ll try not to make it a long list.

Here it goes…

1 .  Rude People

2. Unnecessary Excuses

3. Commercials while I’m watching my favorite tv shows

4. Repeating myself after the 3rd time I said something

5. Lies

6. Being asked questions when I’m upset about something

7. Helping someone who doesn’t appreciate my help

8. Sitting outside and bugs trying to bite me

9. Being in long lines at public places

10. Shopping in Wal-Mart

11. Attitudes

12. A fly coming around my food when I’m trying to eat

13. Being stared at

14. Waiting my turn at the nail or hair  salon

15. Being woke up out my sleep if it’s not an emergency

16. A worker at a fast food getting my order wrong

17. When my hair is hard to untangle

18. Being late

19. Getting my hopes up for something that’s not going to happen

20. Doing assignments for picky teachers

I could spend all day long on this list lol. I’ll just stop at 20.  Did we share anything in common from this list? 

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Should I do a Live Stream?

Hello, bloggers, I was thinking about doing a live stream for my readers. I can probably do live stream on Facebook since most people have Facebook accounts. Do anybody know if I can make a private live stream with just us in it? If you don’t know then it’s fine. I don’t want unnecessary people to mess up our live stream discussion. I wish WordPress had a live stream option. Would everyone be interested in talking to me while I live stream? We can talk about anything.

 

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The Cramm Award

 

Hello, bloggers! I have been nominated for the Cramm Award, by  Lee. This is my first time being nominated for this award. I’m happy about it. Thanks, so much Lee! Everyone, please go visit her blog Gold Pink Journal . She posts interesting content.

Rules:

  • Mention the person who created this award with a link
  • Mention the person(s) who nominated you
  • Share three things that motivate you to blog
  • Share three people who inspire you to blog
  • Share one thing you hope to do to improve the world
  • Answer your challenge question(s)
  • Nominate other bloggers and give them a fun challenge question

This award was created by Liv at theCramm.

Three things that motivate me to blog…

A way to get my voice heard: My blog is a platform to reach my readers or anybody attention to motivate them to create a positive change with me. I’m not afraid to get my point across so why not start doing it with my blog. I know there will be some people who will follow me along the way.

Brings happiness to my life: Blogging is a cure to my sadness. Even if I don’t show it too often blogging changed my life in a good way. I didn’t know it could make someone so happy until now.

Meet people all over the world: If anybody knows me well then they know that I’m deep into getting to know people who are the same or different ethnicity as me. I love learning about different cultures. I’m open to any friendship that comes my way. It’s fun to make friends with people who share the same or different personality as me. If you interested in being my friend don’t be afraid to comment down below or contact me on my social media. 

Three people who inspire me to blog:

I only have two inspirations.

Myself: I have the passion for blogging. Blogging has become a thing that makes me happy. Most of the time it’s hard for me to find something I enjoy doing. Once I found out that I was good at blogging it push me harder to continue doing it.

My readers: It makes my heart happy when my readers take their time to read my content and actually enjoy it. It surprises me that others are interested in what I have to say. Even when I blog about not feeling like my normal self my readers always say kind words that cheer me up.

One thing to improve the world:

I would love to bring unity and positivity to the world. Nowadays it’s so much hatred and it breaks my heart. I want to be the reason everyone can come together to love each other in a positive way. All I ever wish for is that everyone lives a happy life. It’s still possible to change the world into a good place. I know many people don’t believe that, but I still do. I’m going to change the world in a good way as much as possible.

My nominees:

Deepika

Victor Writes Everything

Doodling Panda

The Catalysts for Change

Victoria’s Bubble Blog

Question for my nominees 

What do you think the world will be like in the next 5 years?

 

Question from Lee: If you had to choose to not blog for a month, or not read/comment on any ones blog for a month which would you choose and why?

I would choose not to blog for a month because I have enough posts everyone to refer back on during my month break. If I engage with other readers during this month then it would help me build connections with other bloggers and gain new readers to my blog.

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