Hello January! Eh, February coming soon? One chapter of 2017 has passed and looking at myself right now I am still in the new year mood. I am admitting that I take a week off on blogging world because it’s the new year and I want to have a well spent weekend and holidays with family and friends. Every day is a wonderful journey for me regardless of what it is, so let’s highlight the main things happen in my January 2017.
It has been a month since I switched from Blogger to WordPress. So far so good, I am comfortable in this platform now. I also am fully using Bloglovin’ dashboard to read blogs, screw that Blogger and WordPress dashboard because Bloglovin’ dashboard and apps are more easier to navigate. Please register with Bloglovin’ if you haven’t.
Basically, Bloglovin’ is the easiest way to follow blogs and what interesting is you can get notified when they upload new post so you won’t miss out any new updates from your favourite bloggers.
Since using WordPress, I am aware that I get few invitation to collaborate with few brands but I am refusing to do so because I don’t feel reviewing products are my game. Seriously I rarely have interest in online shopping or clothing. Give me something related with makeup and books, I am on for it!
Tips: Do not force yourself to write something you are not into
This month also is the month where I spent time with reading and understanding more on blogging. You can check out my Pinterest Blogging Ideas Board. There are more things you need to learn beside finding a good blog content.
Some things good to read I want to highlight are about SEO, blog post checklist, scheduling social media, and taking blog photos.
I don’t know if you have notice, but I kind of taking baby steps to change all my main or featured photos on each blog post. You can take a look at my re-edited post Try On Spicy Korean Noodle, Allegiant Movie Review and My Sleeping Habits. What do you think? I am so confused whether to use pink or yellow/gold theme for my blog.
I am currently watching Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Ju as recommended and voted by my twitter friends. You can follow my twitter account@tyrawrss and join any survey I did.
Any malay drama that caught my attention? None. I don’t know it just me that I don’t like to see any drama where I don’t like any of the actor or actresses. I like Janna Nick but I don’t like Ashraf Muslim. The next drama for the same slot are acted by Shafiq Kyle and Mawar Rashid, just why Mawar Rashid? So no more 7pm drama.
And also why is Emma Maembong so gedik every time she act? Whats up with malay drama nowadays.
I finished reading a book which is Shatter Me by Taherah Mafi. Nothing interesting I want to say about this book. The story is like a combination of The 5th Wave and Divergent. Every plot is so cliché and the storyline making me think of the two dystopian books I have mentioned.
I am going to continue reading and fan-girling over the half blood story and the Gods again, with The Covenant Series. I missed Aiden and Seth. Can I said something about Seth here? He is a player and so arrogant and entertaining. He have this complicated relationship with the main character, Alex (its a girl btw), and he is a God Killer, waiting for the right time to drain Alex’s power. Gosh I can’t wait to read Apollyon.
What’s in my personal life this month? Well, I am so generous that I am most likely spending my bucks every week with makeup stuff. Tell you what, I am addicted to buy more and more high-end products, it is a contagious things I can say. How can I put a stop to this addiction?
One thing that makes me happy this month is I started using bullet journal, again. Last year, I did have one but I stop at August when I don’t have time to setup for my monthly planner. Let’s make a fresh start this year by organizing my life again and plan my days ahead.
I am using this planner by the NotBookNotBuk which I bought at a shop called Kaleidoscope in Publika for only RM45.90. Grab this while it is still available! I shall share with you my bullet journal by end of next month.
What comes next after my planner is my stationery. I am a collector for this. I threw out my old pens and bought new one. To complete my planner, I am still finding for a good stationery shops that sells pretty paper clips, post it note and others eye-catching stationery things.
I am always looking forward to what coming up next month. Since I don’t have any big events, I am hoping I can stay focus with writing blog post, seriously I have come out with few post ideas, I just needed time to write now. Now that I have a planner, let’s make it work!
At the time being also, I want to change all my main or featured photos on each blog post like I said before. I also need to check and setup for my blog newsletter, I feel like it’s not working or I didn’t setup properly previously.
So what happen with my 2017 Resolutions?
My blog has not been well cared. I’ve seen my page views drop the last week, it is dropping where I am having less than 30 views a day compare to more than 100 views per day I got last week. That’s a wake-up call for me. I am sad but that won’t de-motivate me. I shall work harder next month and spent more time here.
I ate fast food every night last week. Sorry, but that’s not for my appetite. I love McDonald spicy chicken and the new cheesy KFC chicken so how to stop eating fast food. I want to make sure I can only have fast food once a week next month, can that be achievable? Okay then maybe twice a week.
Next is my reading part. I finished one book that is consider okay right? Better than nothing. Once I have setup my blogging post for each week then I can have more time reading.
I am so glad I changed to a new working task now. I am not complaining for the time I have taken to learn new things as I have chosen to take this new task. This month I treat it like a trial month so that next month I can do better.
How do you cope with all your workload?
I always keep the positive vibes while working. Do not feel pressured on the amount of work you need to complete, take it as a challenge. Keep going and put a smile on every task you have completed.
That’s it. I hope you find some inspiration from this post. I want to write and share something that can makes you happy from your hectic day and inspiring at the same time.