This week, I thought I’d cover how to create a blog newsletter. Sounds fairly straightforward, sure. And once you get it up and running, it will pretty much run itself. But the initial design and creation can be fairly tedious and technical, so I thought I’d give my best tips (and a few examples!).
In case you can’t tell from the bag, I definitely meant to post this look before the holidays. It made it into my holiday gift guide and into my Instagram feed… but somehow never onto the blog. But today we’re fixing that. Because better late than never.
Which is also my excuse for getting this post up 13 hours behind schedule. Whoops.
Today, for the year’s first Blogging Basics post, I wanted to share something that is actually really important to me as a blogger: why it’s important to have a blogger bestie. I don’t mean for non-bloggers you need to have a blogger bestie (but you should because we’re awesome… and you end up getting a lot of free stuff from PR packages!), this is directed at bloggers. If you are a blogger, you need a blogger bestie.
Helloooooo friends! After nearly a full month of traveling, I’m back in Dallas. And back at school.
I used to think I could travel for forever. This break made me realize that that was so not the case. Don’t get me wrong: I absolutely loved every single second of my trip (even though I was sick as a dog the entire time!)… but I was really ready to get back to my own bed in my own apartment by the end.
As you may have noticed, I took a few weeks off from blogging. I had originally intended to work through my trips, but, once I arrived in Europe, I realized that I needed a break: I needed to unplug, to spend time with the friends I was visiting, and become inspired once again. I used my time last week in Colorado to look back on 2017, plan out my content for 2018, and generally get back in the groove of things. And now I’m ready to go… with a few things I’m excited about in 2018.
I just walked in the door from an absolutely wonderful weekend in Edinburgh… but more on that in a few days.
In the past, I’ve shared my tips for staying active while traveling. But never before have I shared my tips for how to stay motivated to workout during the holidays. Oddly, the holidays are always the one time each year when I really kick my butt in gear and workout with any form of regularity. I don’t know if it’s the additional vacation time or the fear of what effect six holiday parties in three days might have on my body, but I always stay relatively active during the holiday season.
BTW if you want to just skip this whole post and go straight for the giveaway, no judgement – just click here.
Hi friends! I’m in London! I arrived around 10AM… it’s currently a little after 1:30PM here and all I want to do is take a shower. But first: this post.
This year alone, I’ve taken three international trips… and each of which has required an overnight international flight. First, my trip to Barcelona and Madrid in March. Then, in May, my trip to Seoul and Shanghai. And now, London, Edinburgh, and Paris for the holidays.
And, honestly, I now feel pretty confident about my packing abilities. Especially when it comes to what to bring on an overnight international flight.