Here’s a fact about me: I am obsessed with lists. I thrive off of organisation and lists are the main thing that keep my life in order. Or in as much order as the illusion of control can possibly give you. At this present moment I have lists on my phone of the following things; Blogging to-do’s, work to-do’s, things in the post, things I need to buy, payments I’m waiting to receive, Christmas presents I want to buy for people and more. I. Bloody. Love. Lists. But not only can they be extremely beneficial for “sorting shit out“, they can also be fun and therapeutic and a good way to be creative and unwind. They don’t all have to be boring old, “do taxes, do a good shop and put the bins out”. So I’ve concocted a list of lists (that is the most Jenny thing I could have possibly done) for you to try and get stuck in to if… like me… you’re obsessed with lists.
Autumn is upon us! Technically, it started on Friday 22nd September in the UK (also my mum’s birthday) so it’s socially acceptable to embrace all the Autumn tings now we’re officially in the season. Although what’s the betting we get a heat-wave now? But anyway, it’s the season for all us basic bitches (absolutely nothing wrong with being a basic bitch) to come out of our shells and to flood the blogoverse with pumpkins , fairy-lights and candles galore. Here’s my own basic-ass list of things you can do to fully embrace the most wonderful season of all.
This is going to sound like a super weird post and I bet you’re probably all thinking, “wth jenny?” at the title. It’s not clickbait, I 100% mean it, I don’t like my own birthday. I mean obviously when I was younger in Primary School and had swimming parties and McDonalds parties and bouncy castles and the works, birthdays rocked. I wanted it to be my birthday every day! Actually tell a lie, I didn’t, I would always get overwhelmed with all the people and just want a quiet half an hour to myself but you get my gist. Birthday’s were brilliant. Friends, cake, food, presents, balloons, parties. But as I got older, I had a huge change of heart. I distinctly remember spending the first few hours of my 16th birthday in bed crying. So here’s a super sad list of reasons why I don’t really like my own birthday…
Despite the fact I wrote a post about how bloggers should do whatever the hell they want, listen to no one, rock to the beat of their own drum and all that, there’s no denying that some things on Twitter are just a no-go. Like, it’s not about “doing whatever you want” anymore, it’s simply about not being a annoying twit. And Twitter seems to be the main place where the twits of the world congregate. Where blogging is concerned, Twitter can be an exceptionally effective tool for growing your blog, making friends, getting involved and gaining opportunities. But at the end of the day, none of us want to follow a twit do we?
I don’t know about the rest of the world but here in Britain, we are known for notoriously apologising. Starting our sentences with, “Sorry but…”, even inanimate objects – you name it, we’ve apologied for it. Often, for absolutely no reason what-so-ever. I am guilty of this for sure – I apologise for breathing sometimes but why do we feel the need to apologise relentlessly for things we do not need to be sorry for? Whoever you are and wherever you are in the world, here are 7 things you never, ever have to apologise for (even though you and I both know we do)
You know lately, I’ve been feeling out of touch with the human world. Like, no offence mum if you’re reading this but humans just aren’t doing it for me at the moment and I’d much rather spend my time alone, in peace and solitude, with just my dog for company because let’s face it, dogs are better than humans. Humans suck, actually. And these are my reasons why I do, in fact, prefer dogs to humans.
In case you missed the spoiler alert in the title, you might not wanna continue through this post if you plan on watching or are in the middle of watching Stranger Things. Some spoilers may be included in the points I’m going to make. Stranger Things has taken over TV screens, laptops and iPhones all over the globe since its release on Netflix. Sci-Fi combined with Drama combined with Horror combined with a kick-ass Winona Ryder made for a show which gripped the lives of millions. Mine included. Having just finished the first (and currently only) season and not quite knowing what to do with myself or where I go from here until season 2 is released, I decided to share with you the thoughts I had during my time watching Stranger Things.
The blogging world, it’s a mess. Life under the sea, is better than anything they got up there. The seaweed is always greener… Ok stop. I hope y’all got the Little Mermaid reference there otherwise this is hella awkward. But in all seriousness, it is a bit of a mess of late and I think a lot of bloggers will be inclined to agree. So I’m just going to go ahead and add fuel to the fire and talk about all the things I’m so goddamn bored of hearing in the blogging world right now. This is a tongue in cheek type post and wasn’t intended to offend anyone. But you know, it probably will.
It’s no secret that blogging can get to people’s heads. Mine included. In a whole bunch of different ways. We forget why we started blogging and lose that initial love we had for it in the beginning. We get bogged down with stats, petty dramas or lack of motivation. We become too reliant on product reviews and forget what it’s like to write our own, original and authentic content. We see everything as a chore and the passion gradually dwindles slightly. It’s nothing to be ashamed about and I believe (for myself anyway) that these feelings will ebb and flow all the way through my blogging life. But I am here today to talk about blogging affirmations and things we should always try and remember when we’re feeling somewhat off about blogging.
The notion of self-care is one that’s been somewhat pushed on us more and more, especially over what seems to be the last year or so. Before I started blogging, I can’t say I had ever heard the phrase “self-care” before in my life. That being said, I thing self-care is extremely important and if anything, the fact that it’s been talked about here, there and everywhere right now is a welcome reminder to all of us to take damn care of ourselves every once in a while.