When January came around this year I decided I wanted to really step things up blog wise. Not completely ready to take the plunge into self hosting and forever favouring writing over tech stuff, I thought about other ways to branch out. I committed myself to posting on a more regular basis and saw instant results. From posting pretty sporadically in 2018 in my first six months blogging, I sat down and scheduled posts that had been idle in my drafts for months. Before I knew it, I had content for a good 8 weeks, posting every four days to test out which days and what times worked best for me and of course my readers.
At the end of March I began to wonder about my older posts and thought it pretty sad that they might never see the light of day again. I decided to postpone my scheduled post on the 24th March and spend the last week of the month promoting old posts on social media and instead of commenting on people’s most recent, I’d dig back a bit and I asked people to send me their ‘Old But Gold’ posts. I completely loved the results and think I will make it a quarterly thing. Not only does it give me the time to solidly create and write for a whole week, it also gives other bloggers the chance to share their older posts which new subscribers may have missed out on originally. From putting out a tweet requesting bloggers send me their old posts, so many people have a number of posts that they are really proud of which is lovely to see.
You may be wondering why this post is named what it is, and that is simply because during March I was nominated by Chloe @ Writing the Blues Away and Shannen @ Bookmarks and Ink for the Versatile Blogger Award which was a complete honour. Both of these gals have wonderful blogs and I would highly recommend checking them out if you haven’t already. But with so many nominations flying around on social media (you have to nominate 15 bloggers for the award when you do your answers) I had pretty much lost track of who has been nominated and who hasn’t – hence the versatile style blogger update post instead.
I will end this post similar to the award – with seven facts about myself:
- I haven’t set foot in a McDonald’s in fourteen years and the smell of the place makes me want to vomit.
- I really love traveling and flying – I took my first flight when I was seven months old (apparently, but I don’t remember much of it) and have always loved exploring new places and being in the sunshine
- Cooking and writing always make me feel better if I’m having a down sort of day. It is the same way many people put on music to feel better or have a bubble bath – I like to get into the kitchen or sit down with a notepad.
- I have visited 17 countries in my 25 years and I would really love to get to 30 before I am 30.
- The Middle East is my favourite part of the world (so far) and I would love to explore more of it, preferring it over popular ‘traveller’ hotspots like South America and South East Asia – although I wouldn’t say no to those places either.
- In 2018 I quit my office job because it was getting ‘too comfortable’ for me and moved to another part of London to start over and within the first 5 months of the year I had quit my job, moved house, found another job, been made redundant from it and was thinking about starting my blog.
- Texture in food is really important to me. I hate rice pudding and bananas because of the texture and also hate the smell of both, especially the hot milk smell of rice pudding!
Instead of nominating 15 people, I am just going to put it to anyone reading this, if you would like to make a blog post featuring facts about yourself inspired by this then please do. Or you might want to leave me a fun fact about yourself in the comments…the choice is yours!