Hustle and Bustle Advice of Blogging: Is the stories going to be a new thing now?

You may have noticed that I may of been writing or shall I say typing up and posting stories recently. It’s all because when I’m stuck for ideas what to write about these days I tend to try and go back to my original plan by being creative and just write to be honest with you. Stories at the end of the day is my dream job in life so I tend struggle in writing with stories when I haven’t got the ideas of a plot; yet that’s when the challenges, topics, hauls and etc come in to give me a hand so when the idea of a story comes in I can write them and post them. So it will be having lots of contrast for you guys to read and also be more entertained.

Is the stories going to be the new thing now? Well like I said I’ve always wanted to write stories but I’ve never really had the confidence to share my work out there until I decide to join WordPress and it gave me the confidence to be able to find my away around the whole publishing my work. Even if I have thoughts if I think my work is rubbish but then when I look at my reviews and etc that’s when I soon realise that my blog work is actually worth pursuing.

Yeah I’ll do Topics as normal when I can for the rest of the time for main ones as of when; I even struggled to write for Friday Time Recap Time last week (16.2.18), but I got through it no matter what. Here’s to our new adventures everyone.

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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 of Blogging: Acknowledge who you are as a blogger?

You begin to wonder why I wanted to talk about this today. It’s because people are either just out there doing it for money or just want to do it for fun and it’s just a hobby. For me it’s just for fun and a hobby to be honest yeah it would be nice to get paid from it but that’s not who I am. Who what I’m about. I enjoy writing I use this blogging as a platform for me to write my stories and other interests that might prop up during the weeks.

To acknowledge who you are as a blogger you need to know what you want from it. You just need to remember of who you are and what your goals in life. You just need to learn to not be so big headed about everything because at the end of the day if you are going to be big headed about things; no one will read your blogs or any thing, they will know by the way you write or watch you from YouTube.

You just need to know the reality of what you actually want in the blog life. Like me I always want to become a writer but it’s taking me years to share my things and decide to take on blogging side things. Youtube wasn’t for me but writing was for me; so I decided to stick with writing because I acknowledge that writing is my strong point, not talking to the camera because I feel weird looking at myself on the camera.

That’s all I can really say about this topic because you have to find ways what suits you. What works and what doesn’t. It’s just learning about yourself along the way of what you want in life.

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: 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: Proof Reading is important key

Morning campers how are we all doing? I hope you all had a good weekend. I practically slept all day yesterday (Sunday 3rd December 2017) obviously I must needed. Today’s topic is called “Proof Reading is important key” the idea came from helping someone with their blogging piece and I had noticed a few mistakes on their blog website.

I am not naming any names or anything but I can guarantee you this is detected to them and everyone who need to some confidence to know that they need for the blogging world or writing world. I can promise you that this isn’t a get at all just wanted to help you to understand and help you to learn more about your work and yourself.

I want to do it in bullet points than in paragraphs because I find it easier that way and more understanding than having a serious telling off like you’ve been told off by a horrible teacher or drill Sergeant.

• Taking your when your planning and writing it because if you rush the whole thing to put it up. You won’t even notice that you made and think that you master piece is great.

• Just be patient about your work because turning your notes into the full thing is harder than writing it straight away. I even catch myself out at the best of times with my note takings because I find it hard to expand my bullet points because it won’t make any sense trust me it isn’t that easy.

• Don’t panic in asking for someone to read it over before you post it but if you wanted someone anonymous to read it over. I am more than happy to read it over when you published; for me to be able to do that email on lizzysweeklyblogs2017@outlook.com don’t panic okay, what I do is take a screen shot of the section and cut the bit that is wrong and highlight the bit is wrong and give you what it should be. Also get you to look over it as well to see if it makes sense but it’s okay to get it takes time the correct section.

• Just be yourself and your awesome no one is perfect writer everyone has to work harder and make it right.

Good luck guys

Hustle and Bustle Advice of Blogging: How I come up with new blog post ideas (shout-outs appreciated!)

Your probably why is she writing for help for ideas when she’s always got one blog after another. Surely she has enough to go on? To be honest once I’m on a roll I’m fine I can just about to manage but when my mind just goes blank and Frank gets out of his cage then does his routine with the keys and Joanna does the chasing. That’s when I start to wonder where all of my ideas start to disappear and then I have to stop for a while to be able to collect my thoughts because Frank has messed up my paperwork inside my head.

Yes Frank I’m talking about you. Alright you can stay out for a bit longer but don’t touch anything okay?….I mean it Frank because Duncan isn’t here to look after you when your out of your cage on a Monday morning. Sorry about that guys Frank is Duncan’s pet frilled neck lizard. Now where were we. Ah yes how can you come up with best ideas for your blogs?

The best way of having best ideas for your blogs is to take a notebook and pen go for a walk. The other ways of doing it is by researching on Pinterest or read over or watch your favourite youtubers or bloggers that you like. So that you can just get a feel of what sort of ideas that they work with on the topics but also how you could do it better but on your own take of it. The other one is also get your readers and followers involved by asking them what would they like to see and read.

CRASH! SMASH! “FRANK!” What has he done now Mrs Fizzynobody?…..oh okay not to worries I didn’t like that plant pot anyway. Apologies once again could really do is strangle his neck one day but then again I wouldn’t know what I would do without him nor Duncan.

All I can say is just play around with ideas and never give up on trying to find ways of creating new ideas for your readers and followers to keep on coming back for more. Good luck and don’t forget do let me know what you would like to read by comment below.

Hustle and Bustle Advice of Blogging: 2 Years of Blogging!

Yep you heard guys two long years of blogging. Two very long years of putting up with me and my rants, cries, happiness, craziness and wanting to give up on this whole blogging experience. If it wasn’t for you guys telling me or keep on coming back for more. I think I would of given up a lot more earlier than I intended to. If I ever say that I wanted to give up blogging again or thinking of quitting it; please do write in the comments below when I’m having a moment of madness, slap me through your screens because you guys starting to know me quite well now that I have my daft head on at the best of times.

Even Caspian has told me that I get on his nerves on the best of times because I’m so annoying and stubborn. Yet he loves me more than anything in the world. I can tell you know he’s just begging to realise what he has signed up for as a best friend. You know me guys I can’t even stand myself at the best of times but I have to live with it as I can’t physically take myself out into another room. Haha.

It was two years ago on 19th November 2015 that I had just signed up to wordpress.com not having a clue what I was doing what so ever. The fact that 2 years on I still haven’t got a clue in what I’m doing; yet you guys seem to know what I’m talking about as you are coming back each day reading my blogs, I must be doing something right…obviously stupid…(Thanks Ann Diversion300) yep still got it the dyslexia and language difficulties are really coming out badly recently.

The fact that this is really weird that I’m currently writing a big long blog just about my blog being two years. I always knew that it was around this time of year and this month that I first started it but couldn’t remember the date always remembered the year and the month but not the actual day. Nearly shouted out the window for someone driving up the main road fast “I hope you crash and die” or “your so not cool” I know the first one isn’t nice to say but seriously it’s just not cool man.

I was planning something completely different today’s Hustle and Bustle Advice of Blogging. Until I found out when the official birthday is of Lizzysweeklyblogs; I thought why not have a party today, as King Charles 2nd once said “I’m King Charles 2nd I brought back the partying”. Good old horrible histories information stays in my head. Your probably thinking what’s next year going to bring us? To be honest we all know that I’m rubbish at prepping or working on something in the distance future. I can promise you one thing. If you remember to ask me questions by 19th November 2018 I’ll give you a massive big shout out on the next birthday and answer your burning questions then as a Q&A birthday anniversary of Lizzysweeklyblogs. I will do a blog page about it all so I can remember myself; you guys know me that I have so much information going on in my head at the best of times, and forget something like who you.

I’ll let you work it out how old I was when I first started and I’ll give you a massive big shout to anyone who gets it right by 4th December 2017 in the next Hustle and Bustle Advice of Blogging. Please remind me that you I promised you guys a big shout out session on that day with a Q&A blogging time along with my age game. Here is a picture of me and I’ll let you guys guess how old I am. I actually want to know how old you really think I am.

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.