Hustle and Bustle Advice of Blogging: 2018 Blogging has officially started!

Happy New Year everybody! So glad to see all of you guys back and ready to start the new year. Before I start with the original blog for the first day of the year you guys probably want to know what’s going to happen this month, this full year of the world of blogging. You know me guys right I take each day as it comes if something good comes out of it then you guys are the first ones to know right.

Right guys? …………….guys? Where did you go? ‘Looking out across the audience and all you could see the barman and a goat’ thinking process that came to my head.

New blogger wanting to know how to set up a blog. Also a recap for current bloggers.

Welcome to my Hustle and Bustle Advice of Blogging every Monday of each week I write about how to improve your websites and how I do it. Mainly I give advice on how certain things work and what doesn’t work but it may workout for you it might not you will never know. As your new or just want a fresh reminder/crash course then here we are; you have come to the right place, the right time for the new year as well. Have you got a notebook and pen to write down or do it bullet journal or check list. However it works for you go for it because everyone is different.

How do you decide a catchy domain name for your blog?

If you have a catchy name already and you tried to come up with other names as well but that one you thought of first has stuck out at you the whole time then stick with it. At the end of the day it’s the one that you will use for the rest of your blogging hobby; what I mean by that is once you start building up your fan base, and your work around the domain name it will get people talking and will help you build your profile up even more.

What websites are free to start out on?

The best way to start first is to take baby steps into blogging world because if you go straight into the deep end and pay for your domain and you work out that this isn’t for you or you haven’t got time your paying like £7.99 amount for something that your not using. Free sites are the best start in this line of hobby because you know that if your busy you don’t have to worry as much.

Sites that are free

– Wordpress

– Blogger

– Google +

– Tumblr

What niches can you write?

You can decide what ever niche you want to write at the end of the day. You don’t have to follow the trend of your favourite bloggers or YouTubers because at the end of the day; it’s your platform, your blog and your work no one else’s. You can’t copy your favourite YouTuber or blogger to the exact because they have their own way of doing things that might not be helpful or any use to you at all. You have to find your own way of working with the blogging and etc to help you feel comfortable with yourself.

Niches that you can write (a few ideas that I can think off)

– Travel

– Politics

– Beauty

– Humour

– Stories

– And many more

Research and knowledge?

The best bit when your writing or videoing your videos especially if your out and about and you think hang on a moment this would be a great idea for a blog. Research is good by reading and watching other bloggers or YouTubers to see what they do; just observation purposes, and etc.

Also having the knowledge of what you know to help support your writing as well that will gain your attention of your readers as well. My advice is don’t talk about yourself too much on the blogs and etc. I know these days people do weather they do mean it or they don’t but one day it will come back to bit you.

Start building up your blog space by using social media and how often you do them.

To be able to start up your blog space using social media and how often do you use them? I use Twitter, Instagram and Facebook Page for my blogs and many other things like when I’m going out or something. I like to document them if I don’t have a chance to write them down on my blog I use my Instagram that’s just for my blog that is linked up to my facebook page and my twitter account for my blogs.

It’s just helps to keep on top of things whilst being on the road or I’m aways from my iPad at the time because at the end of the day I may be so exhausted or something I just don’t bother in doing so. Always look for other ways of attracting attention to your audience is a key in life. That’s what I always told myself.

Once you get the flow of what you have in mind for a year or so. How do you know when your on the next level of setting your next goals?

To be able to feel comfortable and confident with your blog work and the amount of audience that you are gaining. You can set yourself a next lot of goals and gradually increase your flow of work that you want to do; that will also increase more of your audience, and where they are in the world.

When is it time to own your domain?

To know when it’s time to own your own domain that you have built up can only work when your ready to. It’s only you that should know within yourself you feel the confident enough to take that step forward. Only you can decide to take that leap of faith not anyone else’s.

Hustle and Bustle Advice of Blogging: What happens if you get snowed in on a snow day?

You may think this is the most stupidest idea of a question to have but you never know on a snow day if I would go out in it or just plan my blogs for the day or the week or so. The fact that in the UK the only parts that actually get heavy deep snow is the Midlands from right and all the way through Wales top to bottom in that country then all the way up to top of Scotland. The Southern East, Southern and Southern West we don’t really get much snow or heavy amounts for so many years but we have had a fair a few years when we had bad snow luxury of not having to go to work, school or anything like that.

Personally if comes today (Monday 11th December 2017) and yesterday’s heavy snow fall (Sunday 10th December 2017) I actually don’t even know if I would go out into to be honest because I’m too cold as it is. I would probably sleep the day out or blog or something just to keep my mind occupied to be honest with you as I wouldn’t be able to go to work in the first place. I probably go out in it for a bit but not old day; it’s way too cold for that I can barely cope with my room at night being at freezing temperatures, it’s like a blooming freezer in there it’s just one of those things I get bored with it quite easily. Especially when you know you have at least had three days of it and there’s nothing else to do. That’s when your like your watching the paint dry.

A child asked me one day how snow was made. I was like in my head no idea quick make something up and they will take it as for the answer. I just told them it’s made out of cold, rain, ice and cloud. That was basically the best idea I could ever come up with at the time and I might actually stick with that idea as well because I’m only in my late 20’s so I could get away with making up excuses of something that I haven’t even asked myself or someone else the question.

So basically if I didn’t have to go to work on a snow day; I would certainly stay inside the nice and warm, not going out at all just watch just sitting there being cold. Stick a film on or something and just write until my heart content as much as I can without falling asleep. Falling asleep would be a bonus if I did on the day because no one would moan about it as it’s cold out there bed is more warmer than out in it. I would also do a bit more research and planning if I ever had a snow day because I love finding different ways of blogging or writing just to improve myself and my work to be able to interest my readers and followers more and more.

Hustle and Bustle Advice of Blogging: Paperwork Of Stats

The weekend of paper work catch up was fun but good for a distraction on which I needed to do so. I managed to work out how to do my monthly stats but it was quite confusing at the time but I was going all the way back to March 17. Now I’m up to date with it all and only have two months left to go; so in the new year I can start fresh again knowing what to do with my stats for each month, might not colour code it again think that was a stupid idea that I had made.

I like to work out how to keep track of things with my blog because it gives me the confidence and the chance to actually see that my work isn’t rubbish what so ever. The fact that I can see the progress over the years of doing it all I know that I’m improving a lot in my work each time. This also gives me the opportunity to use the stats as evidence so that if people want to employ me for any of their work to be blogged about; I can show them the amount of views I get in a day, a month and a year. I still need to work out how to keep up to date with the weeks but I might just use the daily sheets to work out the week totals I suppose as it’s all there in front of me.

More sheets need to be printed off or copied I’m not too sure which one either way I need more social media sheets than before. Unless I use something else for the time being not quite sure yet either way something needs to be done. Oh the joys of not having your own office, printer and photocopier. It would be so grand to have one so that I can do it all in peace and quiet and not be disturbed. I’ll keep dreaming about it all along with getting paid for blogging as well. No harm done to be honest because I like writing at the best of times so it’s all good to be honest.

Sorry if this week is boring can’t help it but you have to have a boring one once in a while or none at all. Do feel free to ask questions about it all anyway as I don’t mind answering them.

Don’t be a dick about how popular you are!

The fact that in this title I made it sound that like I’ve made the title say all the things that I wanted it to mean; to which it became all true, now I’ve got to make it like this blog post sound more interesting and prove the point that title has the same meaning and have that selling point for you guys.
Reasons why I have chosen this title is that it means so many things in the world of blogging and youtubing etc. To the point of people who think they are famous for being the most popular YouTuber or blogger is because everyone loves to watch them and read their everyday lives. Then you have the simple people who keep their heads on proud of what they have achieved and grateful for their audience and then patience.
Apologies that I’m probably ranting in this one but I’m just feeling angry and upset about something. I just thought why not take it out on a blog for a change. The fact that I find that people who create cheats for getting more subscribers or followers don’t actually deserve the whole thing because they haven’t earned the hard work or the patience of the craft that they have made; they just want to get paid, be noticed and be as popular as the next person. Please don’t do that because everyone knows those sort of people are fake and true bloggers and youtubers actually work their socks of to get where they are today; even if they weren’t planning on doing youtubing or blogging for the rest of their lives, they were just doing it for fun.
The fact that I work my socks off everyday even when I don’t even feel like blogging I try and make ago of it; when I look in my administration page, to see what else that I can do I see comments and yeah people give me the nicest comments ever. Also people follow my blog site because they actually enjoy the whole thing; I just don’t go click the follow button if you want to read more, click like if you liked this blog or comment below blah blah blah. You know what I mean it’s just that’s me thinking that’s pretty poor marketing to be honest but all I say is see you next time or just leave it and let you guys decide what you want to do. At the end of the day it’s your choice not mine. If you like it you like. If you don’t you don’t.
I’m one of those people who like small little victories that I know my work is good; even when I’m having a bad day about something or I’m having a relapse, it gives me that positivity of hope in life that I can do things. Also the main thing the confidence that I can do things; than brag or be a dick about it all by rubbing it into other people’s faces. If I did have a dick I pretty sure I wouldn’t rub it into people’s faces. Haha. Apologies can’t help it dry sense of humour strikes again; a lot of that has come out the past week or so, a bit weird but I wonder why no one takes me seriously unless they got on the wrong side of me and then they don’t know what’s hit them.
Just be you and that’s all that matters. If you likes give it a like, give me a comment if you want more like these, give us a follow. If not doesn’t matter your choice I just go and find a cheat somewhere….wait wait wait, I was kidding hahaha that made you walk straight into that one. How many of you walked straight into that one or you know I was having to you on? I bet you; you thought “dickhead. You just wrote a whole piece on how so many people have been dicks in this line of business”, haha just wanted to see how long you would notice.
Chow for now
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Yes I blog. Yes I do make some of my blogs heart felt but what you believe is what you believe…

This week for the new month and a new week is something that I would like everyone to understand.

For the record of this I would like to remind people what I do and why I do it. I also give people the opportunity of what they believe and what they don’t believe; you may think I’m faking it or lying about my blogs, that’s why I start putting subject headings like my online diary entries because at the end of the day it’s just a story weather it’s real or not. I know the truth otherwise I wouldn’t of published it in the first place. Let me break this down for you so you know how I work and how I do things if you want to become a blogger or a writer.


The burning question of why I blog? This is because I want to be a writer; blogging is another format for me to get myself of the ground, along with the whole base of acknowledging my writing is good and people enjoying my work but also respect me for what I write. Yes I use research and turn into a story or share my views on certain matters of life that means to me. Yes I may share some personal things on my blogs because I believe that people need to understand what people struggling but also to how people can relate to the same things. The fact that I don’t give a too whoots about people who think they are right or they are wrong because at the end of the day they believe what they believe and I believe what I believe at the end of the day. Not everyone is the same as each other otherwise we won’t be able to be controversial at all. The whole world wouldn’t go round if we could even try to make it to.


In life there’s always going to be critics out there; whether it’s Newspapers, media, press, friends, families or even fake friends or just wannabes. You either just have to believe in yourself of not listening to all of the critics who try to take you down because at the end of the day who is right and who is wrong? Your the one who’s going to be right as it’s you who knows what is happening in your life not them, you tell them something and they could just spiral it out of control and put you down no matter what.

Yes it’s horrible and eats you up. At the end of the day you ask yourself do I give up something that you love or continue to push through the pain barriers and stamp out all the negativity that’s coming towards you? Ask yourself those two questions. You don’t have to tell me that’s your choice to tell or not.


To be able to overcome them all is who do you believe your critics or yourself? Someone once told me that you should believe in yourself; take no nonsense of other people because all they want to do is bring you down because they think your better than them and think they are going to loose their power over you. You know something the amount of times I wanted to give up blogging because people come to me and say is it all true and etc because they are concerned or go to someone else and get them involved. That hurts the most; it goes to show how much you can trust people who believe the internet world more than the actual person, and everyone shares their feelings on the internet but for me as a writer and a blogger I use my emotions through the stories that I write because that’s how I know to sell my blogs and stories to people to get them to read it. I don’t actually express my feelings to anyone else when I’m with them unless it’s the most closet friends who actually seen me cry that’s when I talk about things in private.

I like to put this out there when I write blogs I do not have to continually say this is a story or this is a poem or this my actual blog post. I should have the right to be able to express my form of different types writing media in the way that I want to, not having to have people dictating me what I can and can’t do.

Detoxing Social Media

The fact that I’m slowly but surly giving up my favourite chocolate and junk food. After having a row with someone which lead me to tears; I thought and agreed with them that I should log out of all of my social media accounts, so far I’m doing great with it after a day.

Why I am I having a detox social media time? It’s because I spend way too much time on it; during the time I’m bored and yes it gets me into trouble when I look up things that I really don’t want to know, that will put thoughts into my head and start believing in things. Then it causes more problems further down the line in your life wether it’s something that you may think “oh no one will find out” sadly it’s true there’s lots of things that people can find out and report back to your work place.

There are so many snitches in this world you barely escape from; to be fair I have had something similar that has happened to me, but heyho not going into that detail. Yeah I still have my accounts on but because I’m not using them it’s far easier for me to focus on what I’m doing like blogging and etc than distracting myself and seeing what other people are talking about.

I still can use them as for my blogging network connection as it’s all connected to each account; the fact that I don’t have to do anything after I pressed published it does everything for me, yes it’s going to be hard after certain number of days but I know I can do it because I’ve just completed day 5 of detoxing my favourite chocolate and junk food even when I want them so badly recently. However it’s getting to the point of pushing me forward in to determination of I want to do this; I want to beat it, there’s nothing stopping me from doing it. It’s okay I still can gain access to them all and be able to respond.

I have days when I want to give up blogging

The fact that I had little sleep and been up all night. Then have someone come in saying that another phone call from another cold caller etc. Then saying that they are looked it up and etc. 

The point of having no little sleep when I started this blog piece; due to not being able to sleep, so many things going on in my mind at the time. Then spent the whole day not being myself either; I couldn’t face doing a day of paperwork or blogging prep, it was that bad that everything got too much for me. I’m okay now just on the mends; but hey at least I’m getting all my blogs done now, the thoughts of giving up on it was hard enough.

The feeling of wanting to give up on my blogging; was when the feeling of not being able to think why my blogs aren’t good enough? Why am I putting all my time and effort into something like this? Why isn’t it going anywhere? It’s just probably that I was just going into a crap stage possibly or I wasn’t feeling well. I don’t know but I seem to notice that; I have stages in life that my life gets so overwhelming, the one thing that I’m like good at is the one thing that I actually want to give up on. 

Maybe it’s a love hate relationship that I have with it; along side the love hate relationship that I have with my dyslexia, the fact that I have that shows that I’m not giving on the whole writing thing. No matter how crappy I’m feeling or feeling frustrated with myself; there’s always the next day of something inside me saying, come on pick up a pen, or pick up the iPad stick a YouTube video on your phone and write what you want to write that comes to mind. 

I’m not 100% sure why I have days that like I want to give up on blogging but I don’t think I would ever give it up properly. The time and effort that I put into it; shows that giving up is the weakest thing you can ever find, for me personally I’m always in the determination of getting through the pain power one way or another. Then I’m okay I have the sparks of creative and I get loads of the blogs and writing done before anything else happens.

Update and Announcements

The updates and announcements for this week of 24th July 2017.

This week I want to make a quick announce that I have been posting a few of my blogs on Vocal Media; I’m not leaving my official harding working blog, readers and followers, but I thought of joining with Vocal Media to be able to help fund the official the website to keep it going. 

I would like you guys to check it all out along with checking out other people’s blog work as well. I also would like you to help me share the link that I have attached. https://vocal.media/authors/lizzy-arrow 

How do you keep up with two blogs?

What’s the secret behind of keeping up two blogs? What do you used to keep track of what you post? What are you’re secrets please tell us.

Welcome to my journal of how I manage with two blogs; basically my journal for two blogs are all in one it hasn’t got the two special journals, I did try that but didn’t work out because at the time it was hard too think of two different posts for two different things. So I decided to stick with one journal and one journal that it will stay. As everything else in there; all I do now is I used one notebook/journal, I do use small little journals but they are generally for titles, vocal data collection, blog data collection and published book.

The whole managing two blogs is quite challenging; however is it’s not as bad as I thought it would be, I just needed to remember what website that I’m on. With 2 blogs I tend to do is I use my own blog a the main site for everything; I use what I think its better onto Vocal Media, not everything goes onto Vocal Media that I write this is because not all of it I don’t think they will do so well. 

What do I use to keep track of what I published? I generally used daily sheets, social media sheets, yearly planners and etc. As things got wildly hectic of doing blogs everyday; I had to resort to post its and small little journals, to keep everything update with my paperwork. So at least I can go back with the evidence in my journal when my boards are full that’s; I can go back to the books with all my data collections, and get back to my paperwork for the day which may have to be a days work. 

That’s pretty much all my secrets at the moment; I’m still learning on the job, I’m pretty sure that I’ll be doing more about my little secrets in the coming months. As I’m still figure it out along the way with my blogging; it’s all a learning curve in my opinion, if you don’t learn how can you know whats going to be worth it’s while. 

To know how to start creating a blog/website

I’m going to give this ago on how to guide you through how to create a blog/website. I your using this guide for any other website; this will help you create the basic layout but from there on, I don’t have much knowledge on the front of selling part. As I am currently focusing on one bit at the time. 

Good morning lovely people yep its that time again this morning; that we are here with a new week, new month and summer has finally arrived as the longest day has been and gone. This week I wanted to write about the whole how to create a website guide; I was talking to my friend yes it was Caspian but he was asking me is it possible to create a blog or a page for a charity, so it got me thinking about the way he wanted to know things and how it all worked because he has other people to do that sort of work for him. 

I will try my best to guide you all the best of my ability to talk you through it all; as I generally just mess about it with the whole idea of the website idea, to see where it all fits to be honest. People have game plans on how they want their website or blog to work; for me I tried that but it doesn’t work for me, as I am more of a visual learner and explore how things work. 

To start with you need to know what you want to call your blog (this is also goes along with the whole company process); a blog name is where you can create and build to make it more stand out than other competition, this will get you know and talked about. For example when I started my blog out for the first time; I wasn’t too sure what to call my blog at the time, I had at least three different types of blogs on the go. Yet lizzysweeklyblogs came out the strongest because I was more on the blog site; creating ideas for it, seeing where it would take me and it wasn’t until august 2016 I started to think hang on let’s see if I can make it into my own blog domin and etc. 

Once I had my blog name I went with wordpress.com; with the first basic thing that I tried, it did take me awhile to get going with limit that that I had to begin with. It was okay as I was going as I started to write more blogs; more readers were coming to look at my website, the more encouragement that I had to continue in writing the blogs. This took me about a year and two months to get to build up my readers; the creditably of knowing my work as a blogger, but most importantly a writer within oneself was given the opportunity to know that I am a better than I think I am. To be tell myself to stop being negative towards myself; to say that I am better than this I can do this, your not that sort of person that everyone thinks you are. 

In August 2016 I thought I’ll try out the whole run my own domin and etc; so I first went with VistaPrint to be honest it’s okay for normal businesses like shops, etc but I wouldn’t recommend the whole blogging side of things. It was okay doing the layouts and how I wanted it to be like but when it came to the actual blogging side of things; not so great as it wasn’t the way I wanted my blogs to look, as it was big pictures dominating the writing. To which point it wasn’t getting me anywhere; which was bringing me down a lot, as I felt like it was making me a failure as a writer. That was when I went back to my safety net of wordpress.com for a while; so that I could rebuild myself up again, knowing that I’ve got my back up plan to catch me when I needed it the most. 

Then by February 2017 I had decided to go and transfer the whole thing to another host; to which is so it made easier for me to still use my domin as I brought it from the previous website that I had started with my own personal domin, this was because I was so use using wordpress and I knew what I was working with and what I wanted my website like to be. Due to the fact that when I was using VistaPrint it wasn’t doing what I wanted it to do; the whole blog post itself wasn’t what I had hoped for. I explained a lot about VistaPrint side of things back in the last paragraph; so I asked in a facebook group of bloggers which is the best blog host and etc to use to keep your blog name but also cheapest, someone had said to me that TOSHost correct me if I got that wrong.

So I went to have a look at it then I started to do the transfer of everything that; I had from applying to take ownership of my blog name, which took 7 days, once that was sorted I had hit another block road and I had to apply for wordpress.com again but this time with my brought domin name. It wasn’t too bad as I had the process was still 7 days but for me it was painful; but I did have my basic line of my old blog website to go on.

After all the hard work of money waiting, paying the fees and etc. I had finally managed to start my new blog website; whilst doing that I was still doing my blogs using my basic blogs, by the time I started to think do I transfer my old blogs or do I start fresh and I decided to start fresh new blogs. Yes the fear of building up my readers and etc is always going to be hard but at the end of the day; what are the risks of taking it serious or not, I kind of do the risk takers at least twice now. 

All I can say is that if you want something; people don’t believe in you in your past or around you, you either believe them or you choose to act on it and prove to yourself that you can do it. I did that I keep on proving myself and proving people that I can do things because of rubbing it into people’s faces that I can do things. I believe in myself and prove to people who that I can do it better what they think. You can do the same.