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Back To Blogging

Laptop, notebook, pens and coffee - back to blogging
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The blog was neglected for most of last year. I hardly did any personal posts because there wasn’t much to write about.
Lockdowns and Tiers meant we spent the majority of the year in the house and I just couldn’t summon any motivation to get back to blogging.

This year is going to be different even though we’re in lockdown again. I need to get into a work routine which means planning posts, working on my Pinterest account (which has also been neglected!) and getting a couple of other blogs up and running that I’ve been working on sporadically.

Back To Blogging Recipes

I bought some new recipe books from my Slimming World group when groups were open so we’re going to start trying new recipes again instead of having the same meals every week.

I want to try lots of recipes from the Fakeaway book. We all love Chinese food but feel it’s far too expensive and often leaves us very thirsty.
Hopefully, cooking our own healthier versions will save us calories as well as cash!

Aiden saw an article online about a woman who wrote different meals on wooden lolly sticks and put them in a jar so she could draw one out each day. It saved her having to decide what to make for dinner each night and I love this idea so we’re going to give it a try 🙂


Due to Covid-19, I didn’t do much paper crafting for Christmas like I did the previous year.
I really missed working in the studio so this year I plan to work in there more often and get up a good stock of cards and gifts.

Last week I made a personalised box frame for my sister to give our little cousin for his birthday in memory of his grandad and some 3D layered scenes for Christmas presents for family. I love how they turned out and I want to make more of these kinds of gifts to sell.

Personalised best grandad 3d shadow box frame
Personalised 3d shadow box best grandad frame with lights
3D Layered shadow box scene - deer in the woods with lights

Let’s hope 2021 is a much better year for everyone and I get back to blogging asap!

3 Reasons Everyone Should Start a Blog

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Hi. I’m Debz and when Shell Louise invited me to write a guest post for her, I knew I wanted to write about blogging. Having read her blog, I can tell she loves blogging as much as I do so it makes sense to get everyone involved. I have written blogs as a hobby for many years, but this year I set myself up as a virtual assistant and part of that involves writing blogs for other people, which is pretty much the dream

You Get To Meet New People

One of the nicest things about being a blogger is that you get to meet new people. There is a big blogging community online and lots of people that want to get involved and help out other people. You can search these out on Facebook or browse hashtags on social media channels. Whether you’re involved in an engagement pod or simply a little chat group with fellow bloggers, it can be a really nice way to meet people with similar interests to you. When the world is a little more back to normal there are also blogging events you can attend and these are super fun too!        

You Can Try New Things

Through reading blogs and being a blogger I have tried lots of things that I might not have otherwise. I’ve been to the circus, I’ve had meals out in restaurants I would otherwise not heard of and even been on the i360 in Brighton. Some of these are places I have been invited through being a blogger and others I have heard about through other bloggers. So many wonderful experiences just through writing a blog, amazing really!

You Learn All The Time

When I started blogging, I didn’t know much at all. It was something that I just started because I wanted to and fumbled my way through it. Now I know so much about what to include in posts, hashtags to use and even different blogging platforms to use. It is a constant learning curve – even with just how to reach out to brands & what to say to PR companies. They are definitely skills that have helped me elsewhere in life – so I would thoroughly recommend it to everyone!