How do you blog?

I started to think recently about how I blog. I usually write two posts a day, most of them are scheduled. The first is usually early in the morning (5am) and the other is usually in the evening (5-6pm) my time. It made me wonder if people thought I was being rude? I can’t honestly remember the last time I remember being up at 5am. Between 5-6pm, if I’m at work, I’m leaving travelling. That’s why a lot of my posts are scheduled.

I just had this thought that maybe I was appearing to be rude? Mainly because, as I mentioned. I schedule a lot of my posts. It just got me wondering if people were thinking “Well if she’s got time to post, she’s got time to reply to my comment”? Then it had me wondering if others do the same as myself, or do you all write and publish your posts there and then? The other thing I do, is rarely do I post on the weekend. It has to be of something that is of particular interest to me. Because I have a lot of random thoughts about situations, I could write every single day of every thought that enters my head. So I give you all a break ~.^

I also write a lot of my scheduled posts on the weekend.

Block, block and more blocks,lol

Oh I am completely struggling with thinking of Blog posts lately. It’s probably going to sound completely weird, but with the happier weather (Spring). I have tended to get out more and have been blogging less because of it. It’s not really helping that I’ve been sick all week, that has been so annoying and throwing my sleeping patterns way off course.

Slight Blog Post Freak outs

I don’t know about anyone else, but I can usually have between 5-10 post all scheduled and ready to go. When that number starts to drop, I start to worry a little and then put pressure on myself to write a good post, ready to go. I felt like this all week last week, I was struggling to find inspiration. Over the weekend though, I managed to get the count back up again.

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Do any of you get this feeling too? You just hit a blogging wall and that’s it. You can’t get it back there for a bit!

800!

800

Considering I am always genuinely shocked whenever I get one reader following me. 800 is amazing! That’s a lot for myself! It makes me feel like

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Be cool Lolsy, Be Cool…

Thank you all who started to read my Blog! You’ve made this girl very happy =D

I wrote a post a couple of weeks back saying that if I could get close to 1000 near the end of the year, that I would do a give away. I am still going to do that. In fact, I’ve already gotten a couple of things for it…So watch this space for me! 4 month until Christmas! I think if it keeps going the way it’s going…I can see getting to the 1000 readers by the end of the year. That would be really fantastic!

I just have to find a way to do the giveaway! Does anyone know how to set one up on WordPress?

On the go

Blogging on the go

I have been trying to find way that you can “Blog-on-the-go”. I am open to suggestions! Sometimes I’ll be at work, or I’ll out and I think of a really good Blog topic. Only to get home and completely forget about what I was going to write about! I’ve tried texting to myself, it doesn’t always work though. Some people that I know get really annoyed if I go on my phone if I’m out with them. I’ve even gotten into a argument because I HAD to check my phone. As a girlfriend was trying to get over a guy and I was worried about her.

I was thinking that if I get a tax refund this year, that I might buy a tablet or something similar? Are those voice recorder pens, even a real thing?

Any ideas? What do you use?

 

Legacy

I have a sad tail to tell…

http://blog.londolozi.com/2018/06/07/iconic-lioness-dies/

The tale (I’ll use the proper word now ~.^) of the second tailless Lioness is one full of adventure, heartbreak and above all survival! Yes, that’s right…I did write the ‘second tailless Lioness. The tailless Lioness of which I am writing about today is the younger of the Tsalala tailless Lioness’s. The younger is daughter to the older.

The story of how these two Lioness’s lose their tail, are not the only similarities between the two.

The both lost their tails through attacks by Hyena, they both managed to take cubs away from the dangers of intruding male coalitions. Helping most of them survive all the way to adulthood. They come to rest in the same place. James Tyrell has been able to write her story much more beautifully than I can.

What a Legacy!

Contact Me

No, I’m not about to give you my telephone number =P

I’m just meaning other places, other ways you can check what I am up too…If you want too. I’ve been very lucky lately in that I’ve been able to think of things to Blog about. Sometimes though I don’t always Blog everything. Not even about the books I’m reading about. Since I’ve written #LetsTalk and the response from that Blog post. You can find other ways to talk with me.

For most of my social media type profiles, I have a personal one AND a more Blog type one.

Twitter – I post the most random things. I usually post pictures about the animals on #safarilive animals and the most random thoughts about causes and things that are trending on Twitter. It’s very unbloggy really. Sometimes I’ll post about about my Blogs, but usually they are safari live related.

Instagram – Look up lady_lolly84 : I usually post what book/s I’m reading. Then I direct people to read my Blog and read my reviews. In between I’ll post pictures of my dog and cat. Just random posts of myself as well. The posts may be about something interesting I’ve bought or about something that’s happened to me during the day.

Goodreads – Obviously you can check the progress of books that I’m reading. One of the differences between my Insta and Goodreads. The books that I post about on my Insta are not always going to be part of my Goodread list. Either I’m rereading them or for whatever reasons it’s just not something I want to write about…I just want to read it.

I do have a Facebook, but it’s more private. I have considered making one for my Blog, but I don’t like Facebook THAT much. I rarely go on it these days. There’d be no point.

My Favourites Wrap-Up

I have decided that I am going to start doing a monthly wrap up, on some of my favourite things from that month. That why I can look back and smile. What a great month to start on than my own birthday month!

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Books I have read: (Including books I have not put on my Goodreads list)

  • Truly, Madly, Guilty – Liane Moriarty.
  • The Distant Hours – Kate Morton
  • Lord of Shadows – Cassandra Clare.

Food I’ve made, or am going to make:

 

*Edit* I fell asleep in the middle of writing this one! – Too possibly be completed a later date.*

March Goals…Too tick or not too tick?

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  • Write up about the Anxiety apps that I have found about over the last month. I will try and do this in next couple of weeks.

I did do this one and if you missed it or you just started following me or you lost it (i couldn’t find the original post myself,lol) Please find it here at: Like Peas in a Pod

  • Get some craft supplies to start crafting ideas I’ve seen.

Okay so I have started to kind of do this one. My meaning with “kind of” is that  don’t have the actual supplies yet. However, I do know what I want to do. When my next pay comes around I am heading to the craft and charity shops! I am SO excited too, because I finally know what I want to do!

  • Make sure my Winter clothes fit me…(We’re in Autumn at the moment, heading into Winter).

I’ve been doing this and I found that there were a couple of cardigans that don’t really fit anymore. Most of my jumpers still fit, except for one, it was always a little tight to begin with. Now I’m just making sure that my jeans all still fit, I haven’t had any of them on since last Winter.

  • Look into how to start drawing…I am such a visual person and I have wanted to start learning how to draw…I think it’d be perfect!…I’m also open to any suggestions.

I haven’t even honestly even started looking into this. I just completely forgot about it altogether.

  • Look into doing a pyjama movie night for my birthday.

One minute I want too do, the next I think…I’m too old for a pj party, then the next I am inspired again. So I have been looking into it and have seen some great ideas! I’m just wondering if I’m too old for one?

  • Look for a frame that will fit 4 A4 size pictures in.

I keep forgetting to do this one! But I really want to do it!

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Self Love Questions…Part Two

So last month I made a post called Self Love Questions. When I went to look at the link again, I realised that there were 20 questions! I decided with that I was going to make a “Part 2”! Once again, please feel free to use these for yourself!

20 Journal Questions for Self-Love

11. Have you ever valued someone else’s opinion over your own? Why? What would that situation have looked like if you put yourself first?

Oh I always value my Mums and my Grandmothers opinions over my own…Doesn’t mean I always listen, or follow through with it…Even though sometimes I really should. I wouldn’t be who I am though without them! Sometimes when I feel like I don’t know what to do, they know me best and I can always talk to them about anything.

12. What type of person do you believe you are? What do you love about those characteristics?

Even though I’ve had some ex-friends recently go around saying I’m some horrible human being. I don’t think that I am that at all. I think I am kind person, I don’t go out of my way to hurt people. I’m pretty quiet, but stubborn when I believe it’s something important. No matter how many times and over the years I’ve believed I’ve changed. I still always get INFJ for the Myers Briggs Test.

I love being me, every day I am beginning to realise how truly lucky I am to be me and to have the people around me that I do. There are a lot of actual horrible people out there.

13. Alan Watts said, “The most dangerous risk of all is the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.” What would you do in your life if you had the world at your fingertips?

I would probably be running my own side business to be perfectly honest. Even if I had won the lottery and/or didn’t need to work anymore for whatever reason. I enjoy doing crafts and making things. I would have to be able to do it at my own pace of course. It’s something I really want to do, but I am so frightened of doing it, and I don’t even know where to start!

It’s one of the things I want to look more into this year.

14. What does forgiveness mean? What do you need to forgive yourself for? How can you love yourself through the forgiveness process?

I believe that forgiving someone for yourself is loving yourself. I need to forgive myself though for being so hard on myself. Mentally I am going through a lot right now and it can get tiring one moment to the next. There’s nothing wrong with that, there’s nothing wrong with having a moment and then to get myself back together. As long as the moments become less, or I find some other way to cope with them. That is getting stronger.

15. Being mindful means paying attention to the present moment without judgment or analysis. How can you practice mindfulness in your life? How will mindfulness help you?

Oh this is something that I am always trying to do, to be more mindful of myself and others. I think it’s just more about be aware that it’s not always about you. Not everything affects people in the exact same way.

16. Where do you want to be in a year? Focus on feeling good while you write about your dreams. Focus on feeling happy and believing your dreams can become a reality.

I would love to have at least a permanent part-time job in another Library. Even though I was treated pretty shabbily by the one that cancelled my contract (while I was sick)…and no one told me. I still would love to work in a Library at least permanently part-time. Anxiety wise I want to be handle it better without taking any drugs, probably still using Vitamins though. I personally think they have been helping me a lot. I would love to be a little more social again as well. The last 6 months or so, I’ve been not feeling up to going out so much, especially crowded places. I guess mentally I want to be stronger again, and not so tired from these pills! … Hopefully engaged too!hehe =D

17. Schedule times throughout the day when you will give yourself a pat on the back. Tell yourself how good you’re doing. Tell yourself how much you appreciate your hard work. Set alarms on your phone to remind you. At the end of the day, write down how each affirmation made you feel. Write down how each affirmation changed your mood or actions.

I think that I am going to do this for the next month…Starting from today and write about how that had gone.

18. What do you love about your life right now? Why do you love it?

I love it right now because in pretty much every single aspect of my life. Every place and everyone that was not supportive of me last year when for really the first time in my life, I actually needed support from others. They’re gone. I’m just left with the people and places that were supporting me. How can you not love that?

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Can I get an AMEN!

19. What does imperfection mean to you? How can you learn to embrace imperfection in your life?

I am one of those “annoying” people. I honestly believe that everyone is perfect in their own way. We all make mistakes, we all do things we regret and I think all of us have at least one situation where we look back in hindsight. We are imperfectly perfect. The only time I think someone is imperfect is when they are cruel and horrible to other people, or if they torture animals. I just think something has to be “off” with people who do that. I can’t honestly say that I could ever embrace those sort of people.

20. Is being selfish a negative thing or a positive thing? What if you believed that being focused on your feelings could be beneficial to your wellbeing? How would your life change?

Sometimes it can be a completely necessary thing! Sometimes you absolutely have to be selfish and take care of yourself first. It’s also important to remember it’s not always about you though. It’s okay to have a “day off” from the world, we all need it to recharge so we can better help people. Just make sure you don’t always have a “day off”, if you know what I mean.