Happy 8 Years Fashion and Style Police

Hey blog readers! Fashion and Style Police turned 8 some days ago and I am super excited!  I can’t believe I have been doing this for 8 years already! Time really does fly when you are having fun. I was planning to mark the anniversary in a special way this year but life got in the way and I won’t be doing anything special this time around. Hopefully, we can have a couple of giveaways next year to celebrate and to make up for the quiet anniversary this year. I even almost forgot completely on the anniversary day itself, which was last Sunday. Thankfully, WordPress reminded me and I got to share a quick post on social media.

Happy 8 Years Fashion and Style Police

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This is just a quick post to mark my 8 years of blogging on Fashion and Style Police. I am looking forward to many more happy and prosperous years of blogging. This year has been a rollercoaster for many of us in many different ways but it has also been a rewarding year. I have learned a lot about myself and I have found new ways to work and just be. It is amazing what you can learn and how you can adapt when there is chaos everywhere. Here are 8 things I have learned in my 8 years of blogging –

8 things I have learned in my 8 years of blogging
  1. Be creative. Bring your creative style to your blog. Your creativity could be in your writing tone, pictures, videos, or anything. We are all unique and it is easy to forget that in the saturated blogging industry but you must remember to be yourself.
  2. The more you blog, the better you become. Success is never done overnight. Work on your craft.
  3. Never settle for less than what you want. In my 8 years of blogging, I have never worked for a brand for free. If a brand wants something from you, they should be able to pay for it.
  4. Buy your own domain. This should be the first thing you do when setting your blog up.
  5. Set up your pages on social media platforms with your blog name even if you don’t plan to be active on all platforms. You never know what tomorrow may bring.
  6. Diversify your blog income. You can make money through sponsored posts you write, guest posts sent to you to host, link inclusions in existing posts, banner ads, social media promotions, affiliate links, and so on.
  7. Look for other ways to make money through your blog but outside of it to diversify your income. That could be in freelance writing, virtual assistant, social media management, and so on.
  8. Have fun.

Happy 8 Years Fashion and Style Police!! Thank you!

 

Staying Safe in BDSM Dating World

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The world of dating is usually full of surprises. You can never be 100% sure of what you are going to get especially in online dating. The dating world becomes even more complicated when you step into other aspects of it like BDSM dating for example. It is important to remember to stay safe and not take anything for granted especially while exploring online dating sites dedicated to BDSM relationships.

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Here are some tips to help you stay safe in the dating world of BDSM –

Tell a friend

Always let at least 1 person know when you are meeting someone new. Never go on a date with someone you have just met without telling anyone. You need to let a close friend know who you are meeting, where you are meeting and how long you are planning to spend there. Your friend could arrange to pick you up or call you in the middle of the date just to ensure all is well and you don’t need to escape. I have heard many horror dating stories in the past, so I know how important this tip is. Remember to tell a friend.

Communicate properly

You need to ensure you communicate with your date. There’s no need to be shy about what you want and don’t want. It is best to lay all your cards on the table so your date is sure of your boundaries and needs. You also need to be sure you are comfortable with their boundaries and needs. If you are both looking to go into BDSM role play like being a Mistress or a Dominant for example, it is important to understand and be comfortable with the roles you will both be playing. To avoid any misunderstanding, keep the communication lines open and talk before you dive into it. There are many freaks and bullies hiding behind BDSM. Good communication will help you spot them quickly before you go too far.

Join a BDSM Dating Website

Signing up to a BDSM dating website will allow you to explore the world of submissive and dominant dating safely. Many good dating websites will ensure their platforms are safe and all their members feel secure. Joining a BDSM dating website also allows you to chat with others with the same interests. For instance, if you are looking at playing the role of a Mistress, you could have a mistress chat with others to find out what to expect when playing the role of a Mistress to ensure this is the right role for you. A BDSM dating website gives you a community of experienced Mistresses & Masters to choose from, and it could mean you find the perfect match sooner rather than later.

Meet in public

It is better to meet your date for the first time in public. Never invite someone you are just meeting to your home and don’t go to theirs either. Meet in public for the first date and save all the kinky stuff for when next you meet.

 

 

Fancy A Career Change? Here’s Three Tips To Help Get You Started

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While it is an unstable and uncertain time economically, and in the world generally at this moment in time, if you are currently unhappy in your job and professional life, you shouldn’t let this stand in the way of a career change.

No matter what you might think, and no matter what stage you are at in your life, whether that be twenty-five or forty-five, it is never too late to shake things up professionally. And if you need proof and motivation, look at all the success stories out there of both men and women who have found great success in life thanks to a change in career. A great example is JK Rowling, who famously started writing Harry Potter on a napkin in a cafe after being turned down by 12 publishers.

While it most definitely can be scary and overwhelming, a change like this could make your life better in a way that you might not even be able to imagine right now, and if the recent pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that life is too short to not go after what you want. Here are three tips to get you started down the path to a career change.

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Make sure you actually want a career change

When people hate their jobs and are dissatisfied, more often than not, it is the people that they work with, as well as the environment, that contributes to unhappiness rather than the actual field itself. Before you go off making any rash and drastic life decisions, really take the time to think about whether you actually want to change your entire career or just the job you are in right now – maybe you are down the right path, but simply in the wrong job. Even if you hate the job, maybe the industry is still a good fit and one that would interest you if you maybe had a slightly different position that was a better fit. Take the time and do some research into what other positions are out there that link to your current field and consider them first. 

Upskill 

With all of us spending more time at home, now is the perfect time to make use of any extra time that you have and invest it in yourself by taking up less-traditional ways of gaining experience to make the significant career change you want. Understand yourself, and get familiar with, your new chosen field, and do some research first. Look up job boards, like this pediatrics career search site, and look at what experience and skills are needed to be considered. Once you are armed with knowledge on the skills and qualifications that are required, you can look up online courses, and even degrees, that you can do either full time or in your spare time on evenings and weekends. Not only do you get to gain more skills and qualifications, guaranteeing that you will be seen as a more desirable candidate, but it also gives you a chance to make sure you like the career path that you are choosing to go down and make sure you still want to follow it. Even if you don’t require any official qualifications, it never hurts to upskill to broaden your opportunities. 

Take care of your finances 

With any big life change, it’s essential to make sure that you are financially healthy first to ensure that you are ready for the change. If you are going to be starting a bit further down the ladder than your current position, you will need to accept that you will need to make some financial sacrifices, at least for now, and will need to give yourself time to create a financial plan and budget to be able to adapt to your new earnings. Learn about the salary structure and expectations of your new career as well, and what you can realistically expect to earn. Look at pay scales on the internet, do research and talk to people who are already in the field. Either way, you will need a very clear picture of both, and if finance isn’t your strongest area of expertise you can always talk to a professional for advice to get your money back on track, and of your mind, to allow you to focus on making the giant leap. 

 

 

 

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