All posts filed under: Advice

Why Instagram is killing my blog.

As a ‘blogger’, I rely heavily on my Instagram to help drive more traffic to my blog. However, over the last few weeks I have observed many different opinions on Instagram’s famous new algorithm. I don’t like to say it out loud, but the recent Instagram update may be killing bloggers rather than growing them. Since Instagram changed their ‘Algorithm’ I have noticed a dramatic change in what I can see on my feed. Nothing is in order & I’m seeing posts ‘recommended’ for me. I follow people of a reason, I want to see their pictures. But all I see is an out of order timeline mixed with accounts that I might like. I am completely missing out on some accounts posting and it makes me wonder how many accounts that follow me are the same. I have just short of 1000 followers on Instagram right now and I am lucky if I manage to get 100 likes on each picture. My insights say I get plenty impressions but why is that not showing …

5 Post Surgery Life Lessons

For the past 8+ days I have been recovering from a laparoscopy and I’m still not fit for work yet.Β Basically, it’s a surgical procedure that allows the surgeon to view your abdomen, womb, cervix, ovaries etc without making large incisions. If you read my previous blog post about EndometriosisΒ you will already have a rough idea about whats been going on. If not, I had the procedure to basically check that my cervix and ovaries where working properly. The symptoms I have point in the direction of Endometriosis, but the surgery found a 4cm cyst on my right ovary. Some people really cringe out when you talk about periods and everything related but I never understand why. If we didn’t have them then we wouldn’t be able to provide you guys with cute babies. So, deal with it. Period (such a comedian!). Unfortunately, my cyst hasn’t been removed yet and I need to go back to my consultant (which means I probably need to do all this again!). Since having 2 holes in my stomach I …

“I can’t be a Blogger!”

Let me guess, you’ve always thought about starting a blog, but your too concerned about what other people think or you don’t even know what to blog about. Everyone that has a blog started off thinking the same things (me especially). I actually started my blog a few years ago but I didn’t tell ANYONE about it. I would write a post and would get 0 views because I was so scared about what others may think. Like many others, I follow a lot of full-time professional bloggers on Instagram & Twitter. I couldn’t have admired what they done more and I was desperate to be like them. And one day, I thought, why not? There is a million reasons why you SHOULD start a blog, but I don’t really have time for that so here is my top 5: It’s so easy my dog could do it. I always thought it was super hard to have a blog. I thought you had to be a wiz-kid at creating websites and use computing codes. But, …

Flying the Nest

Good Evening folks! Over the last few weeks I have spoken to people who have recently moved out from their parents home and ventured into the world, alone. It wasn’t until then that I realised how many of us secretly struggle to deal with the change, so I decided to tell you guys how it affected me. You never know, I might make someone feel a little bit better! Its just short of 18 months since I flew the nest and went solo with Ross. We were extremely lucky that instead of having to rent for a few years we could go ahead and mortgage our own property. At 21, it’s not a common occurrence and you don’t realise how much of a big commitment it is until you’re signing on the dotted line to say your liable for thousands of pounds. We had wanted to get our own place for some time but our engagement in December 2015 hurried things along slightly. Applying for a mortgage has to be THE MOST stressful thing I’ve …

Living with Endometriosis

Ok, so I am currently curled up on the couch after being sent home from work because of Endometriosis. I need someone to rant to. I need someone to express my pain and frustration to. So, here you are (apologies in advance). Let’s just set the record straight before we go any further. Endometriosis isn’t just period pain. Yes, its severe cramping during your menstrual cycle but, I have pain during ovulation, intercourse and twinges in my cervix almost every day. It’s basically when the lining that grows inside your womb starts to grow in other places like the cervix, uterus etc. This lining sheds the same ways as it does in the womb but, unlike when the womb sheds it doesn’t have anywhere to go. This in turn causes a degree of internal bleeding leading to painful scar tissue. This can also slow down how quickly you become pregnant. There’s no way to be 100% sure that this is my diagnosis without going under general anaesthetic and having a gynaecologist look around. It’s something …