Positive outcome that I needed was looking at my facebook page that I created when I first started my blogs; the fact that I started out with at least 35 likes some where just friends and family, since August I took a risk on the promote me page which took me up too about 2,600 likes roughly around that number and that’s when it stopped. Since then I was starting to loose my likes it didn’t matter to me as much but then; it did start getting to me just about, I know I should of let that get to me and I tell you guys all the time to not beat yourself up about a few hick ups once in awhile. Unless you know that taking the risk again like you did the first time around paid off; why not do it again and see where it will take you this time, and that’s what I did I took another risk in doing so. To which leads me to show you what to look out for if you are on facebook and like the page and how many likes that I have received so far.
I will be doing a normal hustle and bustle advice of blogging this week as I didn’t get a chance to do so this week Monday 23rd October 2017 as I was being a bit of a arse and couldn’t think or do anything other than looking at the blank piece of paper on my screen of my iPad after deleting the original cope of what I started with as I didn’t feel comfortable with at the time.
Wondered where to go after hitting published and get more readers?
Wonder where to go after hitting published and get more readers? Wondered what media is the best used to advertise? Fear not I’ll guide you to the right places that I use that maybe useful for you. Some just say oh I did this to make this happen and used that to make it happen; but however never really told or explain how it really works or how it actually happened to get it to happen. There’s no icing on the cake when you start out you have to put the icing onto the cake to make it work.
1. Facebook: fear that your friends and family would judge you on what you are writing and go behind your back because you had said something in your blog. Yeah that happens a lot to me but that’s only because people just looking out for you; at the end of the day it’s what you choose to write, wether its true or not it’s you know the truth not them. Let them decide what’s good and what’s bad.
2. Facebook Pages: Facebook pages is a great way to get people to read your blogs and also see what you get up to whilst not blogging. That’s if you have Instagram linked up to the account as well. You can advertise your facebook page with a certain amount of money that you want to spend at the time. Also get it across the world as well for people to read; yeah you could just say it’s marketing and research, but I don’t mind spend so many pounds a few times.
3. Googled +: I don’t really check on google + that often but I link it up to my blog website for the sake of doing it to be honest. It depends what works and what doesn’t work at the end of the day. Also what works for you as well due to the fact that you might try the others but you may find they don’t work for you. It’s basically a trial and error for you; you won’t loose anything or gain something that might not 100% for you.
4. Tumblr: Tumblr didn’t work out for me either to be honest but then again it might work for you. I just publish my blog and it gets linked to Tumblr. Basically the same answer as Google +.
5. Instagram: Using Instagram you can advertise the whole content of your blog by just using the picture of what topic you are going be talking about with a brief summary in the caption. Or you just use the link of your website in your bio for people to click on. I have my link in my bio so that people can just click on it if they fancy having something to read.
6. Pinterest: With Pinterest you can create a board for your own blogging for people to read like by adding a link to it or just put in website to the board itself. That’s what I did I put a link of my website on a board and have people clicking onto and having a look. Also you can research lots of ideas and see how people create their blogs for ideas to help you out.
7. Twitter: Twitter is a great investment to have. Not just staying in touch with the world but you can get lots of people all over the world to read them. I rely on Twitter a lot to get my readers to come in have a look really.
These 7 things generally help me with my blogging and to be able to get my blog work out there. My two biggest assets are Twitter and my Facebook Page and a few others are just a hit and miss. On average I get about least about 10 a day nearly by Twitter and my facebook Page; if I’m lucky but they are my best value of the times of being able to know, where my source of income would be coming from.
To be able to go back to the basics when you have lost your way in life and blogging.
Since finishing tidying my room; getting rid of the horrible big spiders that caused me to start cleaning my room in the first place, now back into my room and nice clean for me to start again and on the road of recovery. I thought it’s time for me to go back to basics with my blogs as well so I could get back into writing again; along with sorting myself out, sorting my blogs out as well and go along with this journey with my blogs and my life.
Going back to basics for me it’s like why do I like writing? What got me into writing in the first place? What does this mean to me? Who am I doing this for? Why is this helping me to survive through the pain and confusion of things in life?
It’s okay to go back to the basics as I believe when you have a lot going on in your life; you just feel like your work is rubbish, giving up on this side of things. I know you have noticed things have been going up recently but I’ll explain in another blog for another day or so.
Here are the answers to my questions that I have mentioned in the second paragraph. In why and how I haven’t given up with my blogging and my writing even though even though I just want to give up on everything and what’s happening around me.
1. Why do I like writing? The reason I like writing is because it gives me this world of sense of well being; I can escape from the troubles of what I’m going through by putting it down by pen to paper, fingers to screen or fingers to keyboard. I can use all of my feelings by expressing the hatred of life and pain through either my stories or my experiences to help others to cope.
2. What got me into writing in the first place? From probably the age of 6 or 7 when I first started to be able to hear and write down what I could hear for the first time. Along side with J.K.Rowling Harry Potter series and listening to her stories; it gave me the encouragement to be able to express my feelings, my liking of coping to write down my feelings than talking about them. As I wouldn’t know how to express my feelings or talk to someone about them.
3. What does this mean to me? This means to me that I can move on with my life and knowing that I can show the world that I can move on. No matter how much I have been through at that the time; I know that my writing is waiting for me to return, and express my feelings and how to deal with things like I use to do.
4. Who am I doing this for? I’m doing this for myself. No one else but I like to share my work on my own accord and no one tells me when to do this things what I should do it.
5. Why is this helping me to survive through the pain and confusion of things in life? I’ve mostly answered this question in one and two really but when I have lots of things going on in my life there’s so much in my head that I cannot seem to get away from it all. The fact that I have so much trust issues within myself that I can’t seem to get away from it all and sets off my anxiety badly to the point of I can’t breathe. Then it’s like why is it that I can’t breathe all of the sudden. Writing it all down weather it’s sharing or not I for one glad it’s all written down in one piece
The fact that today Monday 11th September 2017 is a working day for me in which I have to get up at 5:30am; so my body clock is saying to me “oh I’ve had way too much sleep yesterday because I was feeling dreadful. Let me throw in as well a anxiety attack along with a freezing cold weather into the room” thanks guys I love you so much. Not complaining as much as the coldness due to what’s happening out in America and the Caribbean I wouldn’t want to be out in that.
The fact that I have had so many blogging blues recently; I’m sick and tired of having them it’s ridiculous, it’s like saying why am I doing this? Who am I doing this for? Why I’m still writing? I know everyone gets them now and then. I just find them frustrating that I’m for ever getting them; unless I’m just not concentrating enough or something, I don’t know really. I just get a complete good runs and I’m perfectly fine with it all but then all of the sudden bam; that’s when it hits me to the point of do I actually give up, or do I actually carry on with it all.
For me no matter how painful and hard it is to get through the pain barrier of the blogging blues it’s one of those things you just have to find away to keep going. Even if it takes days and days to write something but at the end of the day at least you got something that’s good to post. Sometimes you just have to go with it and see where it goes. I’m afraid.
Anyone else have the same problem or is it just me? Let me know so I can learn as well by leaving a comment below.
Lets all grab a coffee, tea, hot chocolate or whatever that is in the picture. Looks like a what’s the word the one that begins with the L?
First of all I would like to apologise if I have been so distant with my blogging this past month; a lot of things have gone on that I can’t explain, along with mental health issues and what not. Now that I am on the road to recovery I’m hoping to get back on to my feet and get back into the whole process of the blogging.
The fact that its September 2017 over in the UK Autumn had literally arrived exactly on cue from 31st August 2017 to 1st September 2017; absolutely freezing cold weather, raining, leaves are starting to turn to orange and crispy. Come by the end of September 2017; it will be the season of conker, to which reminds me every year for the past 17/18 years of my cousin naming her brother who wasn’t born just yet conker. Ever stuck with me since.
What to expect from this months blogs; most probably how cold and depressive it’s starting to feel, along with some exciting news I never know what’s going to happen each month until it happens. I generally just go along with the whole idea of planning the week or on the day; then lets see where it takes me, yet it’s 2017 September and it’s only 4 months away until the end of the year.
Yeah this advice probably sound boring for now but you when it’s a new month you can’t really predict what you want to write unless you have something all ready. Unless your like me taken some sort of time out and your like erm what am I suppose to write here. I may put up another blog post in the hustle and bustle advice of blogging extra later. I wonder if you notice one thing that I did wrong in this paragraph; let me know down in the comments below, and see if you notice what I didn’t do.
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.
The day I never felt I wanted to cry and say good bye to my writing.
What I find hardest is that when I’m so low about things or stressed out with things; it generally effects my writing abilities in the way that what’s the point in writing, I’m not good enough, no one wants to read them. I have never really took much noticed in the way that how much my writing is so connected and how important it is in my life.
Yet I’m the one constantly fighting my way through the of not giving up on the writing; even when I don’t know what to write or struggling to write about things, sometimes maybe I need a break from it all. I don’t know. Yet then how can I let down my readers and followers down if I just quit and gave up on the whole thing.
I love writing so much but it just hard enough to keep my emotions in check; not to share my frustrations, anger, hatred or show so much upset through my writing but yet that’s how I generally work when I write. However but it’s the only way I can seem to get my emotions through paper is share my words down. Than talking about it verbally.
Sorry this is short this week but still it’s something for this week; I may have something for you later in the week, along side hustle and bustle advice of blogging extra. My question is for you is what would do if I gave up blogging? Let me know down in the comments. It’s alright I haven’t made a decision on what I’m doing yet. I doubt I’ll will give it up I worked to hard to give it up.
Due to all weekend paperwork everything seems to been gone out of the window. Let me explain.
The worst feeling ever is you don't even know if your the the worst critic about yourself when doing your paperwork or when you have readers who are like really supportive in what you do but then you have the crappy horrible critics. To be honest with you I'm the worst critic to myself than anyone else; but then again I can prove myself, my work and make a success out of it. Yet you have fair few who may think your a fake, you scamming them or something because they are either jealous or that they haven't got anything better to do other than try and rip you to shreds.
Hate those sort of people who want to be successful but actually they just see you as potential threat; because your making a success of yourself one way or another, yet for me I'm just pushing through life and want to do things for myself. In my way of thinking now is no matter how much negativity I'm getting from the critics now; I'm just thinking I don't give a sh*** anymore want to criticise for doing something I want to do, get off your own backside and do something you want to do than criticise other people. If anyone has any ideas on how I can fundraise for children in Nigeria let me know; I'm having great difficulties with the critics trying to shut me down with the fundraising through justgiving, and etc.
Paperwork always paperwork when it comes to blogging more so now as I've got two blogs to write for; double the amount of work to do, double the amount of paperwork to do and you have no idea how hard it is to get one set of paperwork to work. Then the other one you think yeah this would work for the other and yet the one you worked with for so long decides to trip you up at every hurled when you try and do it. Not cool man. You never guess which blog website it is? Ah that's what I thought not Sentebaleblogs but lizzysweeklyblogs.com is doing the whole tripping me up business. That's just because I'm starting from scratch again but coping it from the notebooks. She says then made a complete c*** out of it and had start all over again. You think it's should be easy if you did it the first time around with the other blog….but nooo when it comes to my brain it just has a complete brain fart as it does. After doing it for hours on end thinking it's never going to end. Still haven't finished what I was going to do with the paperwork because I was miffed about the whole fundraising thing I couldn't concentrate on it properly. Will get it done sooner than later. The one rant hustle and bustle advice of blogging that doesn't happen very much.
The thought of turning my blog into a business; is hard work but very rewarding, also for filling at the same time. It can also be frustrating at times as well when you have days that you feel like your not getting anywhere.
Turning a blog into a business can be very hard to start straight away; where you haven’t got the correct bits and pieces to be able to start living off your blog work weather it’s YouTube or writing blogs, you have to do it on the side lines of a job that pays you in the time being.
In which in the mean time you can save money that way; also to build up your viewers and readers as you go along, whilst creating videos and blogs I recommend that you keep a record of each day, each week and each month of how much you bring your viewers/readers in. This shows how much you have made the progress of what you have done; but also when you build up the credit of your hard work, starting to making contacts within the year or so. Your able to adventure out a bit more; this also you can get contacts coming to you as well to help you build up your youtube / Blogging world, believe me all this will help with your social media skills that you use to market your blogs.
I want to guide you on recourses that I use to help me to build up the world of Lizzysweeklyblogs. The recourses that I use for Lizzysweeklyblogs are from Pinterests, social media, word by mouth and slowly by emails. Not particularly like emails as you don’t really get much of a response than social media but you have to do it anyway because at the end of the day you have to cover everything.
What I get out of Pinterest?
You can use Pinterest as a blog platform to advertise your blogs or videos. I use Pinterest as for ideas and what I think may help me record, plan and many other things. Things such a like of Social Media Planner, Blog Post Planner, by My May Sunshine, Long Term Goal, Short Term Goal, Daily/weekly sheet, by ScatteredSquirrel.com, Habit Tracker by Clementine Creative, Daily Goal Tracker, by aileenbaker.com, Habit Tracker by Life On Matter, Monthly Blog Planner, Yearly Glance Blog Planner by Unknown, Blog Planner/Social Media by The B Bar,
What I get out of creating my own sheets?
Making your own tracking, schedule and many more is to show that you are cable of showing your creativity and how you work. I created my own monthly reviews sheets so that I know that I can see how everything works but also there wasn’t really much to look on Pinterest that I could use at the time.
I also use small little journals to record my data collection so that when I have the time I can write them all up onto the sheets that I have copied. I also have ones originals that are laminated; when I have run out of the copied ones, I can photo copy the original ones to how many I need at the time I need them.
How do you stay on top of all your paper?
To be honest with you. I have struggled to stay on top off it to be perfectly honest; I only just sat down over the weekend to see where I have got up too, then I soon realised that I have missed placed all of my May logs, data work and everything else somewhere. I have no idea where I have put it but fortunately I managed to pull out a few sheets that I can lay my hands on; got back to my own website to pull off the months data collection for that month but not the blogs that I did for the month, it doesn’t matter too much but it would of been nice to know what days I posted without going back two months worth of blogs to fill in the blanks. If it turns up it turns up and I’ll attach it to the copied ones that I have recreated.
Fortunately the past two months or so since may I have been transferring my sats collection data into my little notebooks; along with the days of what I had published on that day, so when I do actually have the time to get round to it, I can pull out the sheets and say ‘oh yeah that day I did etc’ so I can fill in my daily/weekly sheets for that week with out any problem what so ever.
Where do you keep all of your paper work?
I have three files that have got set titles on the binding of the A4 larch lever file; ‘Blog Post’ ‘Stats and many more’ and then ‘Goals Victory’, each one has its uses and divided into sections so that when I go back to the files I know where too look and what I need. Also to put the work into the correct categories without muddling them all up.
I hope that this will help you to know how to start organising yourself of what you need to do when you want to start a business. I do recommend that you start out the basics of what I have done to start with; because you never know when you need the proof of what you need to take with you, when the time comes to the whole opening a business back account. Just work on building up to the creditable of your blog/youtube business; your name, your reputation and last but not least your style of how you are working. I will revisit this in a few months time to share my progress with you and how I manage to do it on my own.