Blogging Tip: Take time off

Hey below bloggers! I have not written a blogging tip post in a bit. A lot of juggling has been going on behind the scenes for me, but I am working on a new blogging routine and it looks like I am settling into a new way of running Fashion and Style Police. So do expect regular blog posts from now on. The plan is to go back to blogging more often and so far my new blogging schedule is working really well.

This brings me to the theme of today’s post. I have been blogging for almost 9 years now, and it has been a learning journey all the way. I have gone from blogging a few times a week, to blogging everyday and back again. The learning experience is forever ongoing. Blogging is not something to learn and you stop learning. The big wide web keeps changing and so does your blog, which means forever twerking, learning and relearning things to keep your blog active.

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Blogging Tip: Take time off

One thing I have had to learn this past year is that it is ok to take time off. Like most things in life, taking time off is important to keep your ideas fresh and to stay healthy mentally and physically. Being self employed and relying heavily on my blog income made me struggle with taking time off. I must confess, I used to panic whenever I took a couple of days off, but I am pleased to say that is no longer the case.

Since the start of the pandemic, I take as many days off as required and I feel no panic or guilt. The irony of it all is that my views have increased massively even though I now blog less. The panic and fear were just the ego part of me trying to control everything which usually leads to less productivity.

Days off are important for any job especially when you are self employed and running your own business. You are your blog and you cannot afford to break down, and this is why taking time off is important.

The only blogging tip I have for you is to take a break every now and again, so you can come back ready buzzing with fresh ideas that create amazing blog posts. Also, remember to feel no guilt or fear when you do this. Your blog will be fine, your views will rise and your blog readers will understand. You are more than your blog. Stay safe.

What will become of fashion blogs

CoronaVirus has completely changed the world. The fashion industry is one of the main industries affected by COVID-19 pandemic. For now, gone are the days of fashion shows, and even shopping on the high street isn’t for everyone with the new rules and regulations. Plus, with the current state of the economy, going on a shopping spree is probably the last thing on many people’s minds. Shopping is now down to necessity rather than a luxury. Which makes me wonder what will become of fashion blogs in these uncertain times.

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The high street is disappearing.

Many high street giants are closing shops in many locations all over the world. Our local Dorothy Perkins recently announced they were closing down the store for good after 30 years of being in town. Debenhams, M&S, and many more have announced job cuts and store closures all over the UK. The current state of events makes me wonder what will become of fashion blogs. If stores are closing down and people are losing jobs, will showcasing new pieces/accessories make sense? What will happen to blogs and websites that only feature personal style posts?

The pandemic is definitely going to affect every content creator. Let’s face it; life has changed and adjustments have to be made. The UK is officially now in a recession. Many people are now more interested in content that would help them, rather than simply entertain them.

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Blog how you want!

At the end of the day, our blogs and social media platforms are our little corners on the internet. There is the freedom to create whatever and whenever you want as long as it is legal. I won’t share certain content on here because of what is going on in the world. My approach to blogging has changed over the years, and me having a lifestyle blog allows me to write about whatever I want to write about. I am thankful to have that creative freedom. If Fashion and Style Police stayed as a pure fashion blog like how it started, I would have been in a very bad situation now. I know some bloggers have had to sell their blogs which is sad. Luckily, I decided to go down the lifestyle blogging route within a few months of blogging.

What will become of fashion blogs?

I really don’t know. I stopped reading pure fashion blogs when I stopped blogging just fashion. Instagram seems to be the place for showcasing fashion and style, and I see more than enough on there. I wonder what will become of fashion blogs.

 

 

5 Sites To Find Blogging Jobs

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Looking to make a bit of money from blogging but not sure where to start? The good news is that there are several sites out there where you can search for blogging jobs and complete them from the comfort of your own home. You may have noticed that remote working is fast becoming the new normal. If you enjoy working remotely and fancy yourself as a bit of a writer, there are many opportunities out there if you dare to go after them.

5 Sites To Find Blogging Jobs

1 . Freelance Writing Gigs

Freelance Writing Gigs is a popular site amongst writer types; you can search by type of job i.e., blogging or copywriting. Most of the jobs on the website are remote gigs which can be done from anywhere; however, some do ask for writers in certain countries, for instance, the UK or the USA. Freelance Writing Gigs provides all you need to start applying for some great writing jobs. For those looking to get some blog writing jobs, simply search ‘blogging jobs’ on the site and see what interesting picks come up.

2 . Writers Weekly

Writers Weekly is an excellent resource where you can find plenty of content related to building up your writing career. The site accepts articles about the craft of writing. Having said that, these cannot be common topics about blogging tips, etc. (the site has already produced enough of this kind of content). Writer’s weekly pays writers $40 for a story about ‘freelancing success’ and $60 for feature articles.

  1. Women On Writing

WomenOnWriting is a site dedicated to inspiration and tips for female writers. The site hosts contests and writing programs to help give your writing career a boost. Bloggers who are looking for site exposure can enquire with WOW, and they also accept blog articles to inspire women to write. The site pays approximately $50 for pieces of around 1,000 words.

  1. Problogger

In 2004 Darren Rowse started the Problogger site. He’d just started blogging himself and wanted to connect with like-minded individuals to exchange info about cash from blogs. The site has a job section where you can search for paid blogging gigs with various companies across the world. Companies are usually based in the US or the UK, but you can generally complete the work from anywhere.

  1. Freelancer.com 

The Freelancer.com site is a great place to look for blogging and content-based work. Simply search by the term ‘blogging’ and take a look at what’s on offer. Users will need to bid for the jobs on freelancer.com, but don’t worry; it’s not as scary as it sounds! You simply need to put in your rate and a short section about your skills and experience along with any links. When you don’t have any blogging experience, it’s simple to set yourself up on WordPress and start practicing. There are plenty of blog tips online to get you started off on the right foot.

When you are sprucing up your resume, it’s a good idea to try out many resume templates to create the perfect application. The ideal resume goes a long way, no matter which industry you are applying in.

What do you think of these 5 Sites To Find Blogging Jobs?

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