Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Happy 2nd Blogday!

Hi everyone!

Today is a very special day. An anniversary, in fact. On this day, two years ago, I started this little place on the internet.

Yes, I know there has been loooong spans of time where I haven't posted and I do regret that. School just gets in the way, unfortunately. 

This blog has gathered a, well, fairly small community (3 followers to be exact) and you know what would make my little blog really happy? If you went over and followed her (she gets rather lonely sometimes).

This was just a short little post to tell you peeps about this accomplishment and I have just one more thing to ask you. I have noticed that my posts are forever creeping towards the 100 mark and I was wondering if you peeps had any ideas of how to celebrate.

 I was thinking maybe a giveaway, but I don't know what to give away. If you have any other ideas or suggestions, leave them in the comments below.

That is all I have for you today, so before you click away please leave a comment or a follow as I do read and reply to all of the comments and every follow is much appreciated by my little blog.


Saturday, September 26, 2015

Morning Routine | Spring

Hi everyone!

Today I want to show you how I get ready in the morning on the school holidays (bear in mind that it is spring in Australia). My morning routine is the best part of the day because I like structure, but after I finish it I can do whatever I want. So, on with the routine!

Shower Time!

The first thing I do when I wake up is have a shower - or go back to sleep if my brother is still in the shower (those are the best days). Once I get in the shower, I usually wash my body and my face. I wash my body with the Lush Snow Fairy body wash because I am slack when it comes to using samples (I got that one last year!). It smells really good and it's pink! It smells like fairy floss and lathers up really well.

I wash my face with the Simple Spotless Skin Triple Action Face Wash as I have done for almost a year, I think. I like all the little grainy bits in the face wash because it reassures me that it is doing something, even if my unpredictable teenage skin prevents it. I still think it works as I don't have as many blemishes as I normally would.


Once I am out of the shower, I moisturise my skin. My face gets the Simple Spotless Skin Anti-Blemish Moisturiser and my body gets a Body Shop Body Butter sample that my friend got me for my birthday (its the Shea Butter one). Although it doesn't smell that great, it moisturises my skin really well and I only do it at night, as the smell is strong and it lingers, so as to not offend everyone's noses, only mine!

Getting Dressed...

After moisturising, I get dressed. I have chosen to wear a leopard print singlet paired with black jeans and pink jelly shoes to match. This is one of my most common outfits as all the colours go together and I feel the most confident and happy in it, even if I am just staying at home.

Breakfast time!

Once I am dressed, I normally go to the kitchen for breakfast. I have porridge and put fruit on it if we have any. I also have a Milo. For those poor, unfortunate souls who don't know the joy that is Milo, it is a chocolate-y drink that is sold in Australia (and other places, I think maybe New Zealand has them too). I often sit at the table and read the paper while I eat my breakfast - yes I know I am only a teenager and that reading news papers is for old people (don't tell Mum I said that!), but I mainly just read the celebrity news and the comics.

After I have eaten my breakfast, I brush my teeth and do my hair. For school I normally bung my hair up in a pony tail, but on the holidays I just brush through it and put in a head band. Then I just go on with the rest of my day.

So that is my entire morning routine! You should comment down below anything you do in the morning to get ready. You should also leave a +1 if you enjoyed this post and follow if you want to see more from me.

Just a little more before I sign off. My birthday was last month and I received lots of things. I was wondering if you wanted to see that, even if it is a month or so late. Please comment your thoughts on the matter and it will greatly appreciated. If you don't want to see that blog post then you should give me ideas for new posts of what you would like to see more of on this blog.

That is really all for today, thank you for reading.


Saturday, September 19, 2015

My 50th Parkrun

Hey everyone,

This morning I ran my 50th parkrun with my mum. Some of you may not know what parkrun is. Parkrun is a free, timed 5 kilometre run that starts at 7 o’clock in the morning. I have done it almost every single time that my mum has (the only time I didn’t was when I was sick with something).

As I said, parkrun is free, so don’t use that as an excuse not to do it. The only legitimate excuse is that you’re sick or you have to go to work. Trust me, there was a guy last week who did his 50th “run” in his wheelchair (he was pushed and it was his last run as I think he had some form of cancer).

Also, you don’t have to be a good runner to participate in parkrun. I started off running the 5km at around 40 minutes, but some people walk it. I now run it at around 35 minutes. I also see dogs being walked and a lorra lot of prams. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t avid runners involved in parkrun because there definitely are (some people run it in under 20 minutes!).

Most people do running training but you don't have to. My mum used to do it to get fit but now she does it just for fun. She often goes on a run in the middle of the week for just that. I would like to train a bit more. Mum has put me through intensive training with her so that I can keep up with. 

So that is all that I have for you today; I just thought I’d announce to you that I had done 50 runs with parkrun. I hope you have an amazing day.


Saturday, September 12, 2015

14 Tips for Starting an Amazing Blog or YouTube Channel

Hi everyone,

Yes, I KNOW it's been a long time since I have posted on here, but my little cousin recently announced that she is starting a YouTube Channel (free marketing here cuz) and I thought I would give her and any of you wanting to start a blog or channel of your own some tips to get you started.

Before you start:

First up, why are you starting one? Is it because you want views or money? Or because you want to help people? If the first one sounds more like you, then don't start one, but if you want to help people then be my guest.

Next up, title. You don't want to be stuck with something stupid and hard to type because no one will click on it. You have to be original and you can make sure of this by Googling it and seeing if anyone has stolen your name.

After that, what kind of content are you going to post? Is it going to be a beauty channel/ blog or a comedy one? A serious self-help one or a dish-washing tutorial (I'm not even kidding, people do this)?

Okay, so you've posted your first video/ blog post:

Once you have posted, make sure people know about it. Get Twitter-ing, Facebook-ing, Instagram-ing and whatever else-ing to get the message out there that you have posted something on your blog/channel. You don't want to post something and have no one see it, that would be pointless.

Now that you have done that, make sure you are a consistent post-er (cough cough) by keeping a schedule or a reminder in your phone. But if you don't feel like posting, let your people know on Twitter or Instagram or whatever.

Extra little tips:
  • Make sure you're not doing it for the views
  • Don't pay attention to the stats, they don't matter as long as you're having fun
  • You are allowed to stop if you don't enjoy doing it anymore (that's not me, I just have senior school life to deal with, so shush)
  • Only post things you would like to watch/ read
  • Don't feel like you have to post, you are you're own person are are allowed to be sick/ emotional/ busy with school
  • Promote, Promote, Promote. Like the three rules of real estate (location, location, location), the more you promote your site, the more people will see it
  • Schedule your tweets/ Instagrams (can you do that)/ Facebook posts - I recommend HootSuite. I have used it since (almost) the beginning
  • Schedule your videos/ blog posts to come out at the same time every week ( I *try* to post on Saturdays at 12:00pm)
  • Be yourself - no one likes a fake person or a second rate Zoella, be a first rate you
That's all for today, please go and subscribe to my cousin (I will give you the link when she gives me the link) and tell her how great she is. I hope these tips help anyone just starting out on Blogger/Wordpress/YouTube and I will see you next time!


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