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The Office: My Happy Place In The Making

A little while ago, I saw this Facebook ad from Poster Store with the above picture front and centre. Usually I just scroll past Facebook ads (because most of them seem like scams) but I instantly fell in love with the colour scheme, the feel and the simplicity of this. It was definitely one of the inspirations for my office space, for sure.

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I Just Deleted Over 20,000 Spam Comments!

I’ve just deleted over 20,000 spam comments from my blog. I think it was actually over 24k but I didn’t make a note of the exact number so I won’t accidentally make false claims but it was definitely over 20k. That was a lot of spam and a ridiculous amount of trackbacks. It was not a fun process at all but it’s something I’ve procrastinated over dealing with for some time.

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My 250th Post!!!!

Let’s celebrate this momentous occasion with a #ThrowbackThursday, a way-back way back! When I still went out and celebrated…anything! Here’s to me! 🥂 This is my 250th post. And since that is a lot of blogging, I should probably fill this post with something of substance and talk about the future of the blog but honestly, I’m kind of shocked I’m still doing this so yay!!! Here’s to 250 more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (I am completely aware I am overusing exclamation points!) Let’s keep blogging (and ignoring the fact that people consume video more readily than text so this blog is kind of…

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Re-Reading My Blog (First Month)

By the time this post goes live, I will have been blogging for over 4 years. That’s a long time and it has flown by so fast, especially this last year. I was at a bit of a loose end with blog stuff so I decided to read some old posts. First thing to note, my intention was to re-read, edit, spruce up all of my blog to date. At the time of writing this, that would have been 46 months worth of blog content. In reality, that was a much bigger task than I could’ve anticipated. Way, way bigger!…

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That Blog Life: The Little Moments

I’ve been blogging for 2 and a half years now. There have been ups and downs, times where it even felt like I’d completely forgotten my blog existed. But I’ve persisted. I’ve been blogging long enough now that I’ve seen other blogs slow down or disappear completely. That’s why whenever I notice a little victory, it should be acknowledged, if not celebrated. I’m talking about blog stats – you know, the really fun, interesting bit.

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That Blog Life: Why We Blog

I can’t speak for everyone but I blog because it makes me happy. I do not make a penny from this. In fact, at times, it’s been quite an expensive hobby with the add ons to the website, security features, domain registrations, buying products to test and what not. But no matter what, I keep writing.

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Length Check: 2 Years Or 24 Months Or 730 Days

I was bald 2 years ago. Not short hair. Not an iddy biddy chop. It was all gone. I was truly one with my scalp. For about 48 hours until the hair started to grow back. Who knew?! I was actually a little disappointed that the bald phase was so short. But here I am wishing my hair was shorter or longer. What is wrong with people? We’re never happy with what we have!

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Was The Social Media Break Worth It?

I said a Temporary Goodbye to this blog on the 20th July 2018 while I went on my first big family holiday with my kids (which ticked off a place on my travel bucket list) and had a much-needed social media break. The hope was that I would rejuvenate myself while being scared of FOMO and potentially losing some of my inspiration, passion and motivation for the blog.