blogging essentials

Free DIY Printable Poster // Keep Going, You've Got This

Emma Kate and I are ending this month's #bloglovefest movement with one final, moving message:

Keep going, you've got this.

I recently participated in an event at General Assembly where my friend and fellow blogger Christina Butcher, mentioned a phrase that sums up perfectly our journey as bloggers and business owners.  When asked about success she reminded the audience that this adventure is ‘a marathon not a sprint’ and I couldn't help but think the same goes for self-care.

It’s simply not enough to go for a walk, get a massage or take a yoga class and be done with iet. This ritual of self-care, this awareness about our health, needs to be a continued and ongoing conversation. It should become part of our daily routine rather than the rare exception to the rule. I feel confident moving forward that I’ve got this – will I always find the perfect balance? Of course not, but I’ve felt the repercussions of not taking care of myself and don’t want to go back in that direction. For me personally I know the areas that need help – from delegating tasks and asking for business help when needed, to allowing myself that time to go for a run and allow that stress to wash away. These habits I need to make a priority, to remind myself each day I’ve got this (both business wise and health wise).  In the beginning it may not be easy, it’s time to have  a tough love conversation with yourself about the excuses you’ve told or the stories you use to fall back on time and time again (I’m too busy, tired, etc) but in the end listen, always, to that voice whispering in the back of your head saying, keeping going, you've got this

Visiting Blog Society for the first time? Well a big hello to you - and here's hoping you have a kick-ass, self-care April! If you're interested in more fun content, free advice and a beautiful community of global creatives, then join our tribe here.

Blog Biz // What Are Your Top 3 Blogging Essentials?

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The power of social media never ceases to amaze me. It's energy can be electric, it has the power to make global boarders disappear and prove that communities can be strengthened almost instantaneously.  If I needed a reminder of this immense power I had to look no further than earlier this week when a simple call out on Instagram renewed my belief that community and collaboration are two forces to be reckoned with.

We launched a simple call out to small businesses and bloggers that were interested in collaborating and to say my inbox was flooded is an understatement. The response was mind blowing - truly overwhelming - but spoke so clearly about the power of our community to reach beyond themselves and about our collective desire to stretch our creative muscles.

Later this year I'm working on a fun, holiday-inspired project with Dunne With Style and while we can't reveal all the details just yet, we did want to offer an opportunity to those that might not have been able to take advantage of our first call out earlier this week. Nothing is more exciting than bringing different minds together so go on and get involved!

We want to know what your Top 3 blogging products are?

These are the products/brands that fill your office, that you can't blog without or that keep you inspired to write.  We're asking you to submit your picks and if your product is chosen as part of our final project you'll be included in our marketing campaign and enjoy some huge social media love.

Get involved and send your response to Jaclyn@blogsociety.com.au.  I look forward to seeing what tops your essentials list....