thoughts about blogging

Good morning/day/evening!

It’s currently 21.04 as I start writing this post, and I honestly don’t really know where this blog post is going. I just wanted to sit down and write a blog post about something.

The last few days I have been sitting at home most of the time. My head has been hurting and to prevent it from turning into a migraine I have stayed home. I don’t really know why I have suddenly gotten headaches as much these past days – I have been doing really good in that area for months now. I suspect it has something to do with the fact that I have been out with friends since the 31st of May. (And by out, I mean not at home, but at my friends home) You see, one of my best friends came home from a year in USA (exchange student) and every since then me and my two best friends have been doing things every single day. Mostly just playing cards, so it’s not like we have been doing a lot of energy draining things. But it’s more than I have done the last few months!

adding some pictures so the post isn’t too boring. oslo trip

Anyway, one of the things that I wanted to write something about was what the hell I am planning on doing this summer/after summer is over. Because I’m not sure whats happening.

I wanted to specifically write about my thoughts when it comes to what I’m doing with my blog, because I have a few thoughts. For the two (almost three) years of having this blog I have figured that I absolutely love blogging. (All though, I have known this for more than three years, but I have never had a blog for more than 2 – 4 months) And I want to do something more about it.

I have been playing with the idea of getting an upgrade for the blog. And by that I mean getting my own domain so I wouldn’t have to have wordpress in the actual domain. And to have a bigger storage space because I’m almost full. The only problem with this is that it costs money and seeing that I don’t have a job, it’s sort of a problem. If the blog could pay for it self, that would have been perfect, but seeing as it doesn’t, and that I don’t have a job, it’s not something that can happen at the moment. But soon!

Another thing I want to do is to write longer blog posts. I have been reading a lot of ‘articles’ about how to get traffic to your blog, and one of the things that seems to be an overall tip is to have longer blog posts. Of course, it’s still fun to write a blog post without a lot of traffic, I can’t lie and say that it wouldn’t be even better with more people reading my blog and commenting. I love when people comment something, and I love interacting with other people (so feel free to comment anything) Anyway, and looking back on my other posts, I rarely have over 300 words. And I have read that writing blog posts between 2000 – 5000 is the best. And I’m far from it.

Yet another thing I want to do before the end of the year is to start using some sort of affiliate service. (Not that I think it’ll be used since I don’t have a lot of traffic on my blog) My dream job is to do something I love to do. And I love blogging, making videos, taking pictures and writing, and I feel like blogging is a perfect mix of that. I feel weird saying that my dream job is blogging (and youtube and author) because I feel like it’s something you can’t say that you want to be your job, that you can only go into it thinking it’s a hobby and not a job. Does that make sense? Probably not.

What I mean is that I’m “scared” saying that I want to be able to make money from blogging (and youtube) because I feel like you can’t say that. I’m “scared” people are going to think I’m only blogging because I want to make money. But I’m not. I love blogging and I have had SO MANY blogs through my 18 years of living. I can’t count how may blogs I have made by my self or with friends. If I in the future, could have blogging (and possibly youtube and author) as a job – only job – I would be so happy. Because I would be able to do something I love and make money from it, not just have a job that I’m ok with and not be happy. That’s one of my fears. To not be happy.

But I don’t think it’ll happen any day now at least. All I know is that after three+ years of feeling like shit (pardon my language), all I want to do is something I actually want to do. Not just because I have to, and because it1s the right thing to do according to society.

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So, if anyone got all the way to the bottom: what do you think? What’s your dream job?

Day 2

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Let’s see, in ten years I will be 28 years old. I will have two years left before I turn thirty, and I will, I guess, officially be an adult. (I don’t really know when your brain becomes an adult, though…)

I guess I can start with family related things. I have always wanted to be a mom and I think I would like to have at least one child before I turn 30, but by the age of 28 I guess I would want to have one or two, maybe even three children by that time. I would also like to be married, or I don’t necessarily need to be married, but I would like to be in a relationship, whom I have kids with. Hehe…

Next is carrier. I have no clue what I want to be in life except an author, so I guess that’s where I would like to be by the time I’m 28. I would love to have published a few successful books. All I know is that I would like to do something I enjoy doing.

I would like to have a nice house and just be happy. That’s really all I want; to be happy.

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30 day challenge

It’s already been a few days since the month/year started and I should have started with this challenge on January 1st, but I didn’t actually think about this before now.

I have been looking for a way to challenge me into writing something every single day (preferably for the entire year), and I knew that it would be hard to write fiction (which is what I love the most) everyday. I have tried, and though, it was suppose to be a challenge to write on a story of mine everyday, I decided I wanted to do something else, something a little easier, perhaps.

These 30 day challenges have been on my mind for a while, but the problem is that I have never found one that has questions that I like, or that I want to answer. And I don’t mean questions that I would prefer to not answer, but questions that doesn’t really interest me.

I wanted to have questions that interested me and made me want to continue answering them. And learning from past attempts to do things similar to this, I know I need questions that interest me.

Therefore, I decided to make my own. I looked through pre-excisiting challenges that I found on Pinterest and wrote down the questions that I wanted to have, then I added other questions that I also thought would be challenging but fun to answer. Another reason why I don’t love the pre-excisiting ones is because they have simple and “cute” questions, if that makes sense. Questions that are easy to answer, and that wouldn’t need my brain to really think.

So when I made my own, I tried to have a mix of “hard” questions and some “easy”. Let me give you an example, because I don’t know if I’m explaining this very well.

Let’s take day 3 and day 16. Day 3 is about religion and my views on it. As I’m writing this, I don’t really know what I would answer because I would have to think a little bit about it, which, compared to day 16 is different. On day 16, I sort of already know the answer. Does that make sense?

Anyway, the plan is to make one of these every single month. I have no idea how it will go, but I think it will be a fun challenge. I want to write a lot more than I did last year, and I think this will be a good way. Obviously, this isn’t fiction (which is what I usually *try* to write) but writing is writing, and every time I write, I improve my writing!

I’m going to be doing this on this blog, because I know it will be easier for me to give up if I have to write it for hand. Now, I love handwriting, but it takes longer and sometimes when I write I need to be quick because my brain works “too fast” for my handwriting to keep up.

So, anyway wants to join me? If anyone is interested, please let me know and tell me how you do!

I will start tomorrow! (And there will be blog posts about books and other things like I normally do, but the goal is to have one of these each day!)

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