30 Days of Blogging Challenge – Day 24

Welcome back to the blogging challenge, we made it to Day 24,Β MaggieΒ andΒ Cheila!

So, Day 24 is about Handy Tips I’ve Learned.

I’ve learned a lot of tips and tricks, but I forget a lot of them just as easily. I’ll do my best to list them here.

  • When getting dressed in winter, place your jeans or top on the heater (but please don’t burn the house down, do it safely!), so when you finally pull off pyjamas, you can get into nice, toasty clothes πŸ˜€
  • Don’t pop pimples! They scar, and then takes ages to go away. What I was told to do, is get a cloth, soak it in hot (not boiling!) water, then place it on top of the pimple and press down for a bit. Do this for one or two nights, and it gets smaller and goes away in a few days. This at least works for me, but may not work for everyone.
  • Do dishes every night. Seriously, don’t ever leave it, cause then you suddenly have a mountain. But doing it every night means you never run out of dishes, and it’s just a small hill to tackle once a day.
  • Plan everything! It helps me to stay organised and stay on track, I love my calendar, both my wall one and my phone one. I did this back at school and uni too, I always noted down when papers or tests were due, so I could plan when to start studying or start assignments.
  • When it comes to motivation, music helps a lot. Especially for workouts, or doing household chores. Find a song that gets you ‘hyped’ (for me that’s the Hamilton soundtrack ahaha), and then do it.
  • To squeeze out as much as you can from toothpaste tubes, roll the end of it.

That’s literally all I can think of right now. I’m sure I have more, but suddenly having to write them down, I’m drawing a blank.

Let me know any tips or tricks you guys have in the comments below. I’d love to know them!

The Real Neat Blog Award

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NatalieΒ from Style in the Afternoon nominated for this award! I recently found her blog, and she has been so lovely and supportive! She’s a great writer, and blogs mostly about fashion and beauty! Go check her out πŸ˜€

Rules:

  • Thank and link the blogger who nominated you.
  • Answer the questions asked.
  • Nominate seven more bloggers for the award.
  • Create seven questions for your nominees.

It’s all pretty straightforward, so let’s get into it!

Nat’s Questions:

  • Favorite Actor/Actress?

I’m gonna go with Amy Poehler.

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  • What has been the most special moment in your life thus far?

Way to be cliche, but definitely getting married to Rory πŸ™‚

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  • What is your favorite clothing item?

Cardigans!! I have so many, and I love them all so much.

  • What are your favorite types of posts to write?

Oh gosh, I write so many different kinds. I like the ones I write about my family.Β Things I Learnt From My DadΒ is very special to me, and with more birthdays coming up, I’m going to be writing more ‘letters’ to my family members. I also really like my photo heavy ones, as I’m still learning more about photography, but I love experimenting with it. I really like participating in the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge!

  • Where would you choose to go on your dream vacation?

I have many places I would love to go. One of the main ones would be Europe. I would love to be able to see so many places in Europe. I feel like one of those big train rides that go for days and go through lots of cities and countries would be an amazing holiday!

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  • What is your favorite thing about blogging?

The networking! Commenting and reading other posts, seeing what you guys think of my own posts. It’s all so much fun πŸ˜€

  • What beauty product could you not live without?

I’m gonna go with foundation. I don’t use too much of it, just enough to even out my skin tone, as I get lots of reddish patches, and it bugs me.

Nominations

Okay, let’s nominate some people! If you’ve done this award before, or you don’t do awards, then just know I wanted to nominate you but feel no need to accept it πŸ™‚

My Questions

Here are seven random questions for you guys if you want to answer them!

  1. What was the last funny video you saw?
  2. Do you prefer to be more active, or to be more relaxed in your free time?
  3. What were you really into when you were a kid?
  4. What’s your favourite season?
  5. How often do you curse/swear?
  6. Which TV show do you want your life to be like?
  7. What was the last book you read?

That’s all for now!

Angela.

500 Followers Around the World

Hey, so I’ve reached 500 followers on Life of Angela!! I’m so excited! That’s crazy! So to celebrate, I want to look at all the other milestones that we’ve managed to get this blog to!

500 Follows!

First off, have you guys looked on the stats tab, and looked at the countries section? And then clicked on the all time part? Cause I did, and woooow!!

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All Around the World!

America, you’re literally on fire! Thanks for the love you guys over there! I took a screenshot of the first part of all the numbers underneath, and there is still so much below. Looking at this definitely left me speechless. I’m aware that this blog is available to be viewed from all around the world, but these statistics really put them in perspective!! Let me know in the comments which country you’re reading this from! I really want to know.

Country Views Numbers
This is only the first portion, the list just kept going…

Let’s look at some other stats you guys have helped my blog get to πŸ˜€

All Time Views

Also, please don’t think I’m showing these to show off (I mean, maybe, a tiny bit πŸ˜› ), but all of this is thanks to all of you who come by and read my blog. All of your support means so much to me, and I really think you guys should take a look at your own stats too.Β I never imagined I would reach over 10,000 views, let alone 1000. Or that over 3600 people would stop by and read my rambles.

Gosh I’ve written a lot for someone who hasn’t even been blogging for three months… This month in particular, with the added challenge blogs, I’ve gotten up to three posts a day for most of the week. I don’t think I can keep that momentum up for longer than a month. As much as I do love daily blogging, even I can feel a bit overwhelmed by how much work I’m putting into it. I was talking to Cheila (shoutout!) the other day, that this can feel like a full time job. Course I do this as a full time hobby, on top of working full time, I am still working on finding that balance. I’ll still be on here every day though, literally πŸ˜€ (nothing can stop me!)

The last stat I want to share is that I want to thank you guys who come by every day, every other day, or every week. The traffic on my blogΒ is often all over the place, but it’s still consistent. I like balancing what kind of posts I write, including the ones that I know are the most popular (Photo heavy ones, or awards/tags), along with random ones that just pop into my head and I have to write down. I literally have 10 drafts right now of half baked ideas which will soon become full post ideas in the next coming week. Spoiler! That’s how I write most of my posts. Lots of drafts, scheduling posts, rewrites, moving things around. All noted down in my little planner so I can keep track of what I’m writing about. I try not to do the same kinds of posts day after day. Especially as a daily blogger, I like changing things up πŸ˜€

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If you’d like to see some past milestone posts, I’ll list them below. Also, for reference I’m going to include the date at which I hit them, because I personally find that interesting in a statistical way.

Finally, I just want to say thank you again to all of you guys who follow me, read, like and comment on my posts. While all of this is amazing, a small part of me wonders if I can keep this momentum going, if I’m still going to be blogging as frequently in another almost three months. I keep telling that voice to shush, because I totally plan to keep going, this has been such an incredible experience, I’ve met so many lovely people, and gotten to read such a range of stories and posts! Here’s to blogging!!

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I really love thinking up of what I can write about next. Let me know if there’s any kind of posts you’d like to see more of πŸ™‚

Also, especially to my new followers please keep commenting and saying hi! I would love to check out your blogs, but you guys are coming faster than I keep track! I do my best, but leaving a comment gives me a separate notification to remind me to say hi back!! πŸ˜€

Angela.