Having spent about close to 2 months away from my blog and the blogging sphere, some realisations have surfaced for me.
My blogging journey hasn’t been an extremely long one – 3 years give and take – but it has been a very eventful one.
I consider it a great part of my personal growth – it was part of my “opening up” and putting my voice out there. It also allowed me to be creative and to write whatever I felt strongly for.
But the entire process wasn’t all that easy.
There were plenty of mistakes made, time wasted and plenty of (unnecessary) money wasted.
The blogging world can be hard to navigate. As a rookie blogger, who do you take advice from? How do you know what you are doing is right?
You will come to realise alot of information can be contradictory and you’ll also see some of the “dark sides” of blogging. People pitching sub-par products and giving advice that is not only unhelpful, but downright dishonest.
There are great bloggers with great products and advice out there, but sometimes it can be difficult to discern them from the rest of the crowd.
In this 3-part series, I talk about 14 different things that I’ve come to realise about blogging. Yes, most of them aren’t gonna be super positive. But I do feel that some things need to be said.
These are my personal experiences and are not in any way framed as facts.
Presenting Part 1!
Have you ever had to study, take exams or complete homework whilst on vacation?
I happily booked all my hotels and bought all my train tickets etc before I checked my course schedule. Out of 7 weeks of lessons+exams, 3 of those co-incided with my vacation. GROAN.
As if it couldn’t get any worse – my final exams co-incided with the last leg of my trip in London. Meaning that I’d have to spend a good two days researching and writing 4 essays and an online MCQ exam. To ace the MCQ you have to know most of the content at your fingertips, which meant I had to spend time doing extra revisions on my trip. (No, I didn’t do that in the end)
Whilst I’d have preferred not having to study AT ALL when I was vacationing, turns out, it wasn’t as bad as I thought it’d be. You just need to figure some things out and make tiny adjustments along the way.
So if you have an upcoming trip where you’d be lugging around textbooks and homework, I’ve got some tips for you.
So in Part 1 I talked about five things I learnt from my solo trip to Europe earlier this summer.
I talked about getting used to listening to my inner voice, how I realised what ‘boundaries’ meant to me, how I engaged in overthinking constantly, as well as my reflections on the need for perfection and the unnecessary stresses I tend to put on myself back home.
Here in Part 2, I explore 5 more reflections.
Wow, I haven’t blogged for more than a month! I was taking a break from life, from blogging and my career; I took a month long solo trip to Europe and visited cities in the UK and Spain.
Honestly, it was quite The Journey. I’ve always wanted to travel alone and I loved Europe. Contrary to what alot of people say/think, I think it’s a great place and rather safe. So when I had the means (time/money) to do it this year, I went for it.
Of course, that didn’t mean I was free from all sorts of limiting beliefs about money and safety and what not come up for me. I wasn’t. But I still went through with it. And gosh it’s been the most awesome, life-changing thing I’ve been through so far. A lot of reflections and feelings came up for me during the trip. It felt like the Universe made this happen so that I could see things in my life even more clearly. And it couldn’t have come at a better time, as I had set the intention to work on clearing my inner beliefs and thoughts earlier this year.
So, without further ado, here’s what came up for me on my trip. I hope it can spark off something for you as you embark on your own journey of self-care and self-love.
In part 1, I talked about 5 different reasons why the Law of Attraction isn’t working for you.
The Law of attraction can be “tough to get” at first. It involves a change in your entire being, your mindset, your thought patterns, your stories, your emotions, your beliefs.
These things have been hard-wired into us for such a long time. For some of us, we have been taught “faulty” lines of thinking since we were reallyyyy young. These are buried in our subconscious. And we might not even be aware of that! Undoing that is gonna take time.
And these posts aim to bring those beliefs/attitudes from your subconscious to the surface, to give you awareness and insight, and allow you to gently work through those issues.
One of the first few things to do – if you’d like to take your blogging seriously – is to purchase a domain name.
What is a domain name and why do you need it?
Oh, and why is it better to have a domain name purchased separately from your web host?
I address all that in this post. Come on in!
If you’ve been into the Law of Attraction (LOA) long enough, you’d have come across articles on the net written by people bemoaning the usefulness and authenticity of the Law of Attraction and how it doesn’t work for them, thus it’s all hogwash.
Well, I was one of them. Once upon a time.
I first discovered LOA back in 2012 when I chanced upon The Secret (both the movie and the book). That led me to Abraham Hicks’ work (whom I adore and follow the most now) and a deeper exploration of the LOA and spiritual field.
I would write up affirmations, create vision boards and use all sorts of LOA ‘tools’ to get what I wanted.
Sent out my messages to the universe and then waited and waited to see if I got anything back.
And did I get everything that I wanted?
No I didn’t.
At that time I was so frustrated and angry. Declaring the LOA a bunch of nonsense, I discarded it from my life. Fast forward to 2017, and through various other spiritual paths (meditation, crystals, chakras etc), I found myself with a renewed interest in LOA teachings.
This time around, I delved into the teachings with an open mind and greater sincerity to apply the methods to my life.
And I’ve finally come to an understanding of its teachings, what it really is about and how to apply it to your life.
So in this, I am going to reveal the reasons why LOA did not work for me back then and why it might not be working for you right now.
Let’s dive in!