The Real Cost of Running a Blog

The Real Cost of Running a Blog

Running a blog comes at a cost, whether thats financial, physical or mental. There is a cost. It’s alot of work, and I don’t think alot of people realise how hard it can be. When you run a blog alot of things go through your mind. I’m sure many other bloggers can relate to this. I have so many drafted posts that I’ve never published because I think they’re not good enough. I’ve trashed perfectly fine posts too because I felt like my audience won’t enjoy them. Sometimes it’s a battle with self, and nothing more.

It takes alot of courage to start a blog, and there are many people out there who hide this from their friends and families because they worry about their reactions. I thought today we could talk about the real cost of running a blog, and everything that comes with it. The good, the bad and the ugly. In hopes that this will give my readers a-bit of an open door into the reality of blogging.

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14 Things to Do In The Morning To Have a Positive Day

14 Things to Do In The Morning To Have a Positive Day

[GUEST POST]

What does the morning look like for you? We miss so many opportunities in the mornings to make our days that little bit better. It’s so easy to snooze, scroll, eat left over pizza for breakfast and fill up on caffeine, but is this truly benefitting how our days play out? I’m passionate about making small changes with a big impact and I’m here to let you know how great your day can be when you leave the snooze-life behind and inject intention into your mornings. This is not a checklist, do not pressure yourself to do everything. Just achieving a couple of the morning transformers below, each day, will make an exciting difference in your life. 

Hi, my name is Laura and I am so grateful to be featured on Olivia’s blog today. Over on writinglaura.com I like to share information and tips for women to help with their personal growth journeys. Once you’ve read this post on 14 things to do in the morning to have a positive day, I’d love to see you over on my blog.

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10 Things That Brought Me Joy This Week

10 Things That Brought Me Joy This Week

Were are back for open discussion Saturdays, and this week I want to know what brought you joy this week. I don’t know how your week went, only you know that, but often when I have a bad week or something didn’t go to plan, I like to do alot of reflection. I like looking back to see what went well instead of what didn’t.

Its important to do this on a regular basis as it can help you to re-focus and re-centre yourself. Even if its something small and something you’d consider ‘stupid’ then please still share it. If it made you happy, then it makes me happy too! Sometimes it’s good to have these moments to reflect and to really get some positive energy going in your life. For a moment say goodbye to the stress and negativity that might be surrounding you and just be in the moment. Think about some things that brought you joy this week, this morning or today even!

As always, I’ll start off by sharing mine and then you can share yours in the comments. I want this post to be a hub of happiness and positivity!

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Today I Am Thankful For…

Today I Am Thankful For…

Something thats really important to me, and something I like to remind people of is the good things they have in life. I especially like to do this when I’m having a rough time, it really helps to put things into perspective. Being thankful in the mist of a bad time or a bad period of mental health is something I really cling to, to help me feel better.

So today I thought I would spread some positivity in the internet world and came up with the idea of this post. I want this post to be a hub of positivity. Where we all come together to share the things we are grateful for in life, and so we can encourage and remind each other of the good things we have.

I’ll list 10 things I’m thankful for this week and I then want you to go to the comment section and list as many things as you like, that you are thankful for too.

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10 Habits to Help You Grow a More Positive Mindset

10 Habits to Help You Grow a More Positive Mindset

As summer is slowly fading away, and the days get shorter and the nights get longer, I know how hard it can be to keep a positive mindset. If you’re anything like me, I thrive in the summer months. I love the brightness, the sun and everything Spring and Summer brings. As soon as it gets to Autumn and Winter I become unmotivated, my mood decreases and I overall just am not my best self.

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5 Daily Tips for Boosting Your Self-Confidence

5 Daily Tips for Boosting Your Self-Confidence

[Guest Post]

Hi everyone! I’m Tia (aka Blondey on a Mission) from tallblondetales.com. Today I’m so excited to be collabing with Olivia and sharing this post with all of you, so thank you, Olivia! The two of us have teamed up to share some very important tips on topics that are close to our hearts: self-care and self-confidence. Today I’ll be sharing 5 tips for boosting your self-confidence that you can implement every day. Being confident in yourself and having that positive attitude and trust about yourself is so important, and while it can be challenging, there are so many things you can do to give yourself a self-confidence boost. On my blog, Olivia is going to talk about self-care and 5 great tips you can add to your routine, so be sure to check it out as soon as you’ve finished reading this post! Now without further ado, let’s get into self-confidence. 

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5 Reasons Why You Should Stop Judging Others

5 Reasons Why You Should Stop Judging Others

[Guest Post]

We’re all guilty of judging people. Hopefully, though, as people expand their tolerance and respect towards people who are different then themselves, we will judge less and love more. There are lots of reasons to not judge people but below are my top five reasons why we should be less judgmental and more accepting:

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30 Random Acts of Kindness Ideas

30 Random Acts of Kindness Ideas

There is one thing the world so desperately needs right now and thats more kind people. 2020 has been a rough year. We’ve had Coronavirus, racial injustice around the world and devastating explosions and fires. Now let me be clear, I’m not saying random acts of kindness is the answer to all of the terrible things happening in the world. However, as humans we should stick together. We are in this together. Being kind to each other is the very least thing we should do for one another. I have come up with a list 30 random acts of kindness that we can do to show each other a little bit of love, because we know that we need it right now.

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How I Am Learning To Love My Body

How I Am Learning To Love My Body

Body image has always been a thing I have struggled with, along with a lot of other people too I’m sure. We only get one specific type of body type slapped in our faces from when we are really young. And if we don’t fit within that type we are made to feel as though we aren’t beautiful. I’m here today to share some tips with you on what I’m actively doing to help build that positive thinking process about my own body image.

These tips might work for me, they might not work for you. But I hope they help in some way. Remember there are always people you can go and speak to if you feel like you cant get past the things you are feeling. Speak with friends, family, a professional or send me a message. I’d be so happy to talk to you about this, as its something thats so important to me.

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Why it’s Okay to Do Nothing Sometimes

Why it’s Okay to Do Nothing Sometimes

There is this stigma that if you want to get up late and not go out that you are “lazy” or “unmotivated”. I say forget that stigma. I’m here to tell you that it’s okay if you don’t want to do anything some days. I even encourage having days where you don’t do anything. We need to get out of the habit of expecting everybody to always be on, and ready to go at any given time. Life doesn’t work like that. Just because you might want to sleep in all day, or not get changed out of your PJs doesn’t mean you aren’t motivated or have any drive to be successful. Here are some reasons why it’s okay to do nothing sometimes.

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