October Blogging Challenge! Day 27: Tips for New Bloggers

The last couple of days of the blog challenge that I undertook are rather on the repetitive side, so this will be the last challenge post! I’m excited to be done with this thing and get back to normal blogging fun. However, I did want to squeeze in this post though ~ sharing some tips for new bloggers!

My blog is obviously a personal one where I share the things I love. I definitely don’t make any money off of it and don’t expect to. Many people go into blogging expecting to monetize, and that’s great for them! But my tips are more for the fun blogger who wants to share their passions with the world!

Blog about what you are passionate about. You can tell when somebody is completely passionate about something! Even if you have unique interests, there is SOMEBODY out there who wants to read what you say.

Be unique. You don’t have to follow the same formula as everybody else’s blog.

Blog for yourself. I find it very relaxing to spill my thoughts into these little blog posts! If other people connect with them too, that’s great!

Be yourself. Don’t try and change yourself to fit your blog! This goes back to blogging what you are passionate about. If you don’t love what you do, you won’t want to do it.

Don’t stress! Don’t worry if you falter on your blogging schedule. Blogging should be fun!

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October Blogging Challenge! Day 26: Favourite Things About the Holidays

I LOVE this time of year! It’s an endless stream of holiday celebrations from now on. There is something about the whole mood of this time of year and all the time preparing that fills me with warmth and giddiness.

I never get sick of the costumes and candy, holiday shows (I PVR all the holiday baking shows and watch them back in the middle of summer!), decorations, excited people, spending time baking, eating the baking, and then that feeling that the year is coming to a close and there is a chance to start new and fresh very soon!

But best of all is the time spent with FAMILY! Of course, this year will definitely be different because of COVID, but if that means we have to properly celebrate in June with Santa in a t-shirt and and chilly iced chocolate drinks in the backyard instead, I’m okay with it!

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October Blogging Challenge! Day 25: A Weekend in the Life

I am a bit late on my Day in the Life posts! Was supposed to be this past Thursday, but don’t think you want a rundown of my work from home day ~ Gets ANOTHER snack?! Cat sits on keyboard AGAIN?! Cat bites foot on phone call!… So to spare you, I’ve decided to combine this post with my weekend adventures!

This weekend was a definite indoorsy one. It was grey, snowy, and freezing cold outside~ so a good weekend to catchup. I woke up pretty early on Saturday (blame some fuzzy little feet in my face).

I stumbled upon a pile of knitting I started way back in *cough* February, so I decided 8 months later was probably time to get it done. Despite the ridiculous procrastination, this kitty plush only took a couple of hours to get done. Please meet the now fully knitted Knitty Kitty:

Sugar on the other hand is not overly impressed by our new houseguest, especially being in HER spot! He’s still not completely done. The whiskers are a bit much (chunky black yarn is all I have!) and the pattern says that the fur (err knitting) is supposed to be felted so I might unstuff him and do that eventually. But I’m pretty happy right now.

I started work on some Christmas gifts as well. Hard to believe that the big day is only 2 months away!

I managed to accomplished a ton of cleaning as well, including the big pantry cleanup that I meant to do at the start of the pandemic! I ended up accomplishing a ton, and relaxed with some Pokemon gaming and a nap.

Power went out late on Sunday night, so with that ~ weekend is a wrap! Let’s go finish October!

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October Blogging Challenge! Day 24: Favourite Workout Songs!

My typical music for workouts is super energetic Japanese Pop! Jpop typically works well for a good hard workout as they usually have a good beat, high BPM, and a feeling of endless energy.

My go-to artists when I’m in that high energy of kind of mood are usually Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Perfume, BABYMETAL, and e-girls. They have very catchy tunes that make me WANT to get out there and workout.

Here is my super energetic Jpop workout playlist on Spotify:

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October Blogging Challenge! Day 23: Favourite Past Halloween Costumes

I was *so* looking forward to this prompt day! What’s more fun than dressing up?! I had a blast with Halloween as a kid and dressed up as Spiderman, a very homemade looking Sailor Moon, and Pink Dopey from Snow White (yes, of course he had to be PINK!)

But my absolute favourite costume was my grade 4 costume… a Jawa from Star Wars!! You know, those adorable tiny sand people from Tatooine who scavenged parts to sell. I was obsessed with Star Wars and Jawas were my favourite characters.

My Mom and Oma spent weeks making it ~ down to every glowy eyed detail and potato sack hood. I only have this one picture of the costume kicking around, but it was AWESOME!

The actual Jawas from Star Wars: A New Hope

I definitely scavenged a lot of candy that Halloween!

What are you dressing up as this year?! Only ONE WEEK to go!

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