Hustle and Bustle Advice of Blogging: when you finally completed something and now filling in the blanks.

Come on Lizzy get the right picture on the picture wakey wakey. Just put the wrong picture up when I was planning this before I posted it up; typical me to be honest haha I know right guys, silly me. Any who as you may of noticed over the weekend that I’ve completed my Valentines Challenge and they are now up for scheduled for each day. Finally I do say so myself because I was really struggling and wanted to stop writing them but I plod through.

Now they are ready to go out on time each day until the day of the event. I can now start filling in the blanks around them with my other blogs that may come to mind at the time. It’s not going to be easy but I’ve managed to do it so far in the past few days adding in a few blogs here and there but who knows.

If you have made a self challenge when blogging it’s probably easy so that you know that you got something for the day or just something like an Online Diary Entries for example to be scheduled or something. So when the idea comes that you really want to talk about you know you can just post it up. Doesn’t really matter how many you post up in one day or when you spread it out only you can decide if you should or should not. It’s your blog at the end of the day no one else’s; trust me it’s better than having no blogs at all for weeks on end, I’ve done that a few times and it’s taking me about a month to get back into writing for my main categories because I didn’t know what to write but I used like challenges that I set myself and Everyday Online Diary Entries to get my by so I can find away of having some sort of idea that I want to write.

Trying new things always seem to work for me because they stick and I can always fall back onto my old categories as well. So that it ways up more chances and draw people in and wanting to come back for more.

Hustle and Bustle Advice of Blogging: Planning and Scheduling Vs Non-Planning and Scheduling

Everyone has a complete run of planning and scheduling in one block but then at the best of times after a good block you get the bad block of non- planning and scheduling. It’s okay to have a positive and a negative bouncing off each other at the best of times; I should know because I have them all the time as you should know, hence why I create things that are different to keep me going even if it’s not what I want at the time but to keep my audience interested and grabbing their attention all the time.

It’s good to know when you look at your stats everyday and record them to know what’s the best outcomes of things than meaning; what works and what doesn’t work, so that you know what to expect in the mean time as well and sometimes you get nice surprise of readers going back to your old blog post as well. It just gives you the most positive outcome when you know that when you plan and schedule your blogs people enjoy reading them.

Non-planning and non-scheduling it’s hard when you have the writer’s block you think “oh no one is going to read my blogs anymore. I might as well give up now” how many times have I confessed to you guys about me wanting to give up writing and etc. One to many in my opinion. Yet I still work out some ways to post things up when I know the feeling I’ve got something is good and etc.

Trust me if I didn’t start writing the daily diary for each day to keep me going until something amazing comes to mind for my major events. That’s when I know I haven’t got something to worry about; as I know that I’ve got something to fall back on if I’m struggling to write something, I’m also quite fortunate that I’ve got Valentine’s Challenge coming up and I know that will be a sell out due to my two previous challenges that I’ve did at the end of last year.

I do recommend keep changing how you work things with your blog because it will draw your readers in along with updating pictures along side every so often. You may bring more readers into your website than ever before. That’s even with social media as well.

 

Hustle and Bustle Advice: Why taking my blog slow this year?

As you have noticed that this is my first major blog post of the year; the reason why is I wanted to take it slow because I thought I can collect my thoughts on what topics I can come up with, also it’s only the new year on our third week and we got the rest of the year to contend with. I like having the time off every so often so that I can work on myself as well outside of the blogging world as well.

I’ve also been revisiting some of my old blogs that I’ve done in the past, rewriting them and reposting them along with Online Diaries for each day. Little things like that has helped me get back into what I want to write and I love the fact that you guys read my Online Diary Entries take it in what I write. I always like to give you a chance to have a opinion on things but knowing that I know the truth when I write them you give the respect back as well.

I love just the fact that you guys give me the chance of coming up with new ideas and still continue to read my old blogs as well. Some that I’ve forgotten all about as well; I’m like which one is that? I either look back at it or I don’t I’m like “oh yeah I remember that one” sorry this is short and sweet but this week it’s one of those days I can’t think what to write about.

Hustle and Bustle Advice of Blogging: Do I or Don’t I create stories for e-books?

Over the weekend I was doing some thinking and ask someone who does e-book stories on amazon. As I was wondering weather take a leap of faith to get my stories out there or not; you guys are probably thinking that I should go for it because I do great work on my blogging and everything, I don’t know I’m just putting words into your mouths here.

Then I’m being stupid because I look at my stats each day, record them and check them every so often throughout the day. I know they are good I just don’t know what I’m worrying about really; I just think I’m just worried that it won’t work or it won’t take off or anything, I don’t know I’m being stupid aren’t I?

What do you reckon? Should I go for it or not? Really need some advice right now guys as I don’t know wether take a leap of faith or not risk it. Please let me know what you reckon on me writing stories for ebooks and selling them. If you think it’s worth a try and say I should go ahead to do it. Then let me know and I’ll consider it for the new year.

Day 18 Christmas Log Blog: Would I do Christmas Advent Calendar Again in 2018?

As this is the last Monday before Christmas Day. I thought I’ll do my over all Christmas Advent now before I forget but also to tie in with todays Hustle and Bustle Advice of Blogging as well. Well you get both at different times today as the Christmas Advent has taken over its normal schedule today or has been for the last couple of weeks as you may have noticed.

The question is would I do this again next year in 2018. I am not too sure if I want to do it next year or not it’s just because I’ve become a bit confident in doing it this year than last year as I knew what I was doing this year. I’m not sure if I am going to be that confident of doing it again next year.

It’s another whole year to think about to be honest with you. I haven’t even set any goals yet for the new for lizzysweeklyblogs for the year. So I don’t even know what to bring out yet might tend to get cracking during my holidays or as soon as I’ve writing the last 7 days of Christmas Advent Calendar and then start thinking what’s next for lizzysweeklyblogs.

Hustle and Bustle Advice of Blogging: Emotional Writers Block

Your probably thinking that is Emotional Writers Block actually real. Yes there is such a thing in the writing world; you have Writers Block that gives out signs of you wanting to write but yet you don’t know what to write, to which you have to leave it for a few days or try again later on or the next day. Emotional Writers Block is where you want to write but you can’t put anything down on paper or on screen because there’s so much going on inside your head that you can’t escape it.

If writing was your go to place to escape like mine to express your feelings through words of your blogging or stories; I know how that feels when your thoughts cloud your judgement when you start writing, then all of the sudden you’re like hit with a bam! Wondering where the hell did that come from? The worst bit is that your head seems to be quiet in the middle of the night; that’s when you find out that’s the best time for you to actually start writing your ideas down, I know it’s typical and probably worst time for it to happen.

For me as I don’t sleep as much anyway I find it more easy than during the day because it’s less quiet for me to be able to think as much. It’s like right now it’s 3:35am in the Uk I’ve almost just finished this blog; I’m just taking a pause because I’m getting quite cold, and I want to get some sort of sleep one way or another. I will be back to revisit in the morning.

Well it’s now 20:28pm on Wednesday 29th November 2017; November is nearly over or by the time you read this or go back to it November 2017 is now the past, and we are in the present. I always preferred to write when I feel upset or have some sort of emotion that happens; odd occasions I have posted up things that you may have read and you guys liked it very much. Sometimes I write them just because I needed to share my frustrations out at the best of times but don’t post them. This is because they maybe too personal and I don’t like to post much about my personal life. I do have days I really can’t write what so ever. That just upsets me more and more. I just have to get on with it as the best I can at the best of times.

Apologies there’s no Wednesday Evening post tonight (29.11.17) struggled to write something for it. I hope this makes up for it. Hehe.

Day 26 Of 30 Days Challenge for Autumn: What have I done something that I thought I couldn’t do?

The fact that blogging has been apart of my life as a writer to be able to achieve things that I wouldn’t be able to do. Becoming a blogger has given me the great opportunity to be able to write and improve my areas that needed to be worked on. Yet it’s given me the confidence to know that my work and my ideas work without the fear of being judged by people who may not like them.

This may sound a bit cliche but before I thought my work was rubbish and still do. Yet every so often throughout the day I would look on my stats and I would criticise myself for having poorly views at the time or I’ll be impressed on how many I get that’s above and beyond the previous days.

I still criticise myself just a tiny bit about the whole I could do more than that on a good day but that’s just me being stubborn. As I’ve been told quite a lot. Achieve something that I thought I wouldn’t of been able to do with Learning Difficulties such like dyslexia and language difficulties and Mental Health Issues. I’ve learnt how to adapt the whole issues that I have to face each day within my everyday life along side the most favourite hobby creative writing.

Sometimes take a risk or believe that you can do it. At the end of the day it’s your choice how you want to achieve it; just don’t hold back and let people walk all over you, otherwise you will never be able to do. Just do it.

Day 23 Of 30 Days Challenge for Autumn: Christmas Advent Calendar Blogging prep work

It’s not long now that November is soon leaving us in about two weeks time; I’ve decided to get things ready for Christmas Advent Calendar Blogging, here’s one of the sneaking peak of what the days picture looks like.

I thought this year would be different to the one last year so that it stays in theme with each other. This year’s content I really not sure what to cover to be honest with you; maybe a bit more Christmas themed I think, but I’m not really sure because I have no clue what yet unless you have some ideas do let me know as I have 25 Days to fill on this next challenge that I want to do.

I’ve got a fair few ideas that I want to do like, favourite Christmas Movies, what do I watch or listen to whilst wrapping up Christmas presents, do I listen to Christmas songs to get me into the mood, what is your Christmas decorations themed on this year, if you could have a hot drink all year round but only comes out around Christmas what will it be.

If you have any ideas to help me plan for the next challenge please let me know in the comments below because I want to get them in the place ready for me to write them as soon as possible for me to get them up and running.

Thanks guys

Xx

Blogging Essentials that I can’t love with out

The fact that I didn’t get much sleep last night nor had a good start of this morning with my job. The fact that I had thrown myself into doing some paper work for my blogging; whilst watching 6 Days which based on a true story that was based in 1980s in England, then carried on watching it for awhile before I turned to writing this blog for today’s Monday Hustle and Bustle Advice of Blogging.

Just thought I’ll do something else for a change than doing 30 Days Challenge for Autumn Planning there’s too much to figure out and gets boring after awhile. It needs to be written at some point. I’m going to share with you in bullet points of what blog essentials that I can’t live without when I blog.

• My iPad where I do practically everything on

• My blog journal

• Pinterest

• Wordpress

• Colour pens

• Paper

• Canvas

• Photo edit

• Pages

• File for my stats/data collection

• Data collection

• Research

These 12 things are roughly what I believe are my essentials due to the fact that I use them everyday without fail. Without them I don’t think I would get very far with it at all. I prefer to be organised and have a system that works easier than me to use than be completely hopeless; I’ve had so many other systems that I have had tried to use in the past, but each time I change how I would like to do it so I know how I want to do it professionally and get my head around it all.

I’m pretty sure that I’ve missed a lot more out of the list of essentials that I can’t live without but I can’t remember what. I do have to say this was a quick and easy Hustle and Bustle Advice of Blogging for this week ever to write. I knew what I was writing and drawing it up was easy to do than not knowing what to write at the best of times.

What are your blogging essentials? What would you recommend me to try out? Let me know.

What do you look for in a blog?

Introduction –

Due to making up for last weeks Hustle and Bustle Advice of Blogging; I decided to treat you all with two blogs in today’s Monday Hustle and Bustle Advice of Blogging, one like normal like this and the second one is in my 30 Day Challenge for Autumn. The reason for making it up to you guys for not having it done was that I was feeling poorly due to a cold and my left ear is now starting to play up again. Such is life when your on holiday for a week and you end up being ill because of stopping.

In a blog I like to find-

In a blog I would love to find heart warming, funny, own sense of style but also to be able to engage with the writer or YouTuber as much as I can. Not fancy pansy copy what everyone else does because that just boring and typical thing to do.

Attract my eye attention –

I like to be able to get into a blog by grabbing my attention of a worthy quirky way of writing to be able to drag me to come back to read another few blogs.

Blogger –

I feel that each blogger needs to be the own blogger and no one else; this is because there is so many wannabe bloggers who want to make money just like their idols that they watch, but they feel unsuccessful because of it. Just be you and no one else no one wants to know or care if you like someone so much you want to be like them. I could think of a few people that I’ve seen who wanted to be their famous idols and put all of their work into just to look like them. The worst one recently is people trying to make them look like ken or barbie doll in real life. Wrong! Just wrong man!

Blogger-

To be a better blogger is to be able to take their time on their work; not rushing their time or making loads of mistakes, and posting it up straight away. This won’t help you to gain your audience or anything it’s okay to have a few mistakes even if you go over it and you think you’ve done it. However it’s okay to ask someone to check it over as well if you feel comfortable to do so.

It’s okay to feel like a bit of a turniphead most of the time because I always do that’s why I have a journal full of notes; will I use some of them probably not most likely to have forgotten all about them, at least they are there if I need them. Also it’s okay to feel like a turniphead if you haven’t got a clue what to write that’s also fine.

The way how I work things done in my own blogging way –

This sentence doesn’t make any sense what so over; I’ll let you sort that one out, as at the time I thought I had made sense of it all when I wrote it down but obviously I didn’t. I like to make up my titles and also look up for references of titles to see what I can use and what I can’t use to what I can work with and what I can’t work with. It works.

Who wins between anxiety or the creativity of blogging?

Both win at different times because I have good running with blogging and then I have terrible days when anxiety comes kicks in.

What happens neither wins?

Basically what I just said neither wins when they play off each other. Not cool man.

What makes your blog successful?

To make your blog successful is to treat it like a best friend because you will have days that you will love it and you will hate it at the same time.