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Being Underweight or Overweight is not Cool

I love to write. It is a very rewarding and relaxing exercise. I would be completely lost if I could not read or write for a day. Writing and reading has become a part of life, I can’t do without. Fashion and Style Police allows me make a living, working from home and caring for my children. And it feeds my creative juice, which is amazing. It is really the best of all worlds!

 

 

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Having said that, my fitness life went downhill once I started walking from home. Prior to walking from home, I had a great fitness routine with my gym workouts and all. But once I popped my kids and started working from home full-time, it became a lot harder to find time for exercise. This time last year, I added a few pounds and felt so heavy. I struggled to get rid of the weight but I got there in the end. My body weight is now back to what it used to be and I am happy with it. I also feel lighter and more healthy, which is great.

Going for long walks really helped me lose the weight. I enjoy going for long walks, especially when I am alone. I like to admire nature, while listening to some good music and taking in the beauty that surrounds me and the freshness in the air. That is why I love my school runs. Since the kiddies started pre school, I get out of the house everyday and I also get to walk back and forth alone, in peace, which is great for my mind.

 

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My fitness live is going in the direction I need it to go. As a work-from-home mother, I have to consciously make an effort to stay fit. The GymCube website has been a massive help. The fitness videos are so useful and I find them easy to do at home. Good to know that the excess weight gained is all in the past. I didn’t gain a lot but I felt heavier and my clothes didn’t fit, so that was the cue I needed to get myself back in shape. I am happy with my current weight (I am a size UK 10 or 12 depending on where I shop). All that is needed now is to strengthen and define my body some more.

Being Underweight or Overweight is not Cool

I see a lot of people both online and offline, who are actively promoting their unhealthy body weights. They act like it is ok to be massively underweight or overweight. If the weight is caused by a health related issue, that is completely different. However, if it is not, then something should be done about it.

 

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If you are truly happy with being overweight or underweight, that is fine but please stop promoting these unhealthy lifestyle on social media.  Being overweight/underweight is not cool and it is not healthy. Stop acting like it is! If you find yourself in such a situation, like I did a year ago, do something about it. If you are honestly happy with your size regardless of what it is, then stay quiet about it. The going back and forth on social media with trolls and fans alike is disturbing. You could be a giving a teenager struggling to lose or gain weight, a thumbs up for remaining the way she is. This is not OK.

This has been on my mind for some time now and I am glad I finally got my thoughts down. What do you think? Is being underweight or overweight now cool on online?

 

 

 

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Why you should read my blog

Blogging has been such an amazing journey for me. Looking back I realized how much I have grown over the years. It’s been quite an experience sharing my thoughts, tips and updates. This blog has gone through a series of changes and I appreciate everyone who has stuck around all these years following my blog. I noticed that there has been a tremendous increase in the number of people who read my blog. So I just wanted to let you know why you should keep reading my blog.

 

 

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You get daily updates when you read my blog

Unlike most blogs, I blog daily. The reason is because I can’t help myself. Fashion and Style Police is like an addiction. I just have to blog. Showing up everyday to serve you and provide you with value is a priority for me. I also want to make sure I feed my creativity.

 

You get the best of the world of fashion, beauty and lifestyle

Aside from giving you regular updates, I dish out fashion, beauty and lifestyle inspiration/information. Most of the articles you see here are evergreen and timely. I put in time to make sure that you get high quality information that you can always come back to whenever you need it.

 

I share my personal experiences

All the content I share has a personal touch. I want to be able to relate with you all and for you to relate with me. I hardly write about things I have not personally used or things I have not personally experienced.

 

 

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My goal is to build a close relationship with you

I wanted my blog to be more like you and I sitting at a café and chatting about all things fashion, beauty and lifestyle. My blog focuses on harnessing that relationship. As I share my personal stories and my perspectives about life and fashion, I make sure that we can relate with each other.

 

I encourage you to get creative

Fashion is not about following what designers or fashion critics say is fashionable. Beauty is not all about the next makeup product that must be in your makeup bag, just because the makeup gods said so. I want to encourage you through my blog to dictate your own taste.  If you are a regular reader, you would know that I have mentioned several times on here, on how I love mixing and matching outfits and experimenting with different styles. I believe more people should give themselves permission to be creative and be stylish in their own way.

 

You’ll learn to be more business savvy

I’m not only a blogger, I run a business. I share my experiences creating a laptop based lifestyle where I’m not dependent on a 9-to-5. As you read my blog, you will get to learn how to start a business of your own or monetize your blog so that you can be financially free.

The tips I share are my real life experiences and business hacks that have helped me provide a comfortable living for my family as well as do the job that gives me fulfillment.

 

Why do you read blogs you read? Looking forward to reading your responses.

How to Get People to Read Your Blog

Growing my readership was perhaps one of the most challenging aspects of blogging. You create content to have it read by many people but when the readers are not forthcoming, it’s almost natural to be tempted to think that starting a blog was a waste of time. So how do you get people to read your blog?

Believe me, I’ve been there too. It took a lot of willpower to keep going especially when my analytics showed zero views. But over the years I got better and refined my process. Now I have thousands of readers stopping by every week.

 

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If your blog is at the early stages and you need some help to get the number of visitors up, here are some tips you can start with.

 

Share your blog posts on social media

I know that you’ve heard this before and even tried it. But the reason why this does not work for most people is that they passively share their posts on social media.

Whenever you want to share your blog post on social media leave a little description of what your ideal readers will take away from reading your blog post. Simply just sharing your blog post on social media is not enough to ignite curiosity in your ideal readers and motivate them to check the link. You need to leave a caption that would get them clicking. Also, remember to use the right hashtags. You can get more tips from my blogging book – How to Cash In as a Blogger, available exclusively on Amazon.

 

Join Facebook groups that help promote blog posts

Just like you there are thousands of bloggers looking for readers. These bloggers joined together to form a community with the aim of helping each other grow.

Run a quick search on Facebook for blogging groups that help promote blogs. Once you find some, join in and share your blog posts. But don’t be selfish. Make sure you also participate in promoting other members’ blog posts as well and stick to the group rules as you do so.

 

Collaborate with other bloggers to get people to read your blog

You’ve probably guessed by now that you can’t grow your readership on your own. You need the help of other people to help you get more readers. Look for bloggers who have better numbers than you in terms of views and engagement and ask if you could cross-promote each other.

Another alternative is to work on a joint blog post or interview the blogger who is doing better than you and ask them to share that post with their readers. This will help direct their readers to your blog.

 

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Ask people to read your blog post

Most times it can be really nerve-racking to ask your friends and family to read your blog post. Or to have them share it with their friends. But all that is coming from a wrong mindset. The truth is that once you ask someone to read your blog post it creates momentum to ask another.

Reach out to your friends: send them an email or message and ask them to read your blog post and encourage them to share their thoughts in the comments. Don’t forget to ask them to share your blog post with their friends. If you don’t ask, you don’t get!

 

I am currently offering social media promotion packages to bloggers and small businesses, so do send me an email for more information – fashionandstylepolice@gmail.com

 

How do you get people to read your blog? Please share your tried and tested tips.

Thanks for reading. Have a lovely week ahead.

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