A digital detox is long overdue. Being a blogger, I seem to constantly be in front of a screen and I need to remind myself to step away every now and again. December is a busy month anyway, but throw Blogmas into the mix and I’m a bit overwhelmed. From losing a memory card full of content, to nasty people thinking they’re funny by buying me Twitter followers (seriously), life has been a bit stressful. So here are a few tips on how I switch off and relax.
It’s another Alfie post today – the dog is getting blogger mail! VioPet recently contacted me to ask if I wanted to pick some goodies for Alfie, and as I know a lot of you are as mad about your fur babies as I am, I said yes. I know that this is a beauty blog, but I also want to write about other things and not purely be limited to beauty, so I hope you don’t mind the occasional random post.
Fraud and fakery amongst the blogging community is rife these days and I’m feeling frustrated. Since I started blogging almost 3 years ago, I’ve worked hard to build up a following and contacts. Now, it seems like people don’t want to put in that effort and want to cheat their way to the top.
On Monday it was my birthday … I am now halfway to 70 and feeling a bit old. I received so many birthday wishes that it was slightly overwhelming. A couple of months ago, I couldn’t even think about turning 35 and never thought I’d still be here to celebrate. To say I am now extremely grateful that my suicide attempt wasn’t successful is an understatement.
Blogging is something that I love. I’m passionate about my blog and creating content for it, but it’s changing. I’ve only been blogging for just under 3 years, but I’ve seen a real shift in attitudes, the community, and I’m not sure it’s for the best.