Saturday, July 13, 2019

85 Blog Post Ideas for Lifestyle Bloggers

85 blog post ideas for lifestyle bloggers

Do you have a hard time coming up with blog post ideas?

Are you unsure about what lifestyle topics to talk about next?

Many bloggers, including myself, run out of blog post ideas!

I understand how frustrating it can be.

Don't fret it because I got you covered!

Don't have a blog yet? Don't feel like setting up your blog? I can help! I can set up your blog all the way to your business email. For more information, visit my contact page and email me.

If you don't know where to start, here's a list of 85 lifestyle blog post ideas to help you create content for your blog.

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85 Blog Post Ideas for Lifestyle Bloggers

1. A roundup post of successful bloggers in your niche.
2. Share your self-care routine with your audience.
3. Your favorite movies to watch.
4. Do a product review.
5. Write a book review.
6. Show off your most recent purchases.
7. Favorite apps on your phone.
8. What's in your bag.
9. Share your 'In My Feelings' playlist... I know everybody has one!
10. The worst place you've visited.
11. Your life goals.
12. The best Instagram accounts to follow.
13. 10 things that are making you happy right now.
14. Write a future letter to yourself.
15. Decorating your dorm.
16. Your experience at your first job.
17. Your favorite childhood memory.
18. Favorite go-to stores.
19. What I typically do in a day (include a few video clips).
20. Your bucket list.
21. What you need to have in your workspace.
22. People who inspire you.
23. Travel bucket list.
24. Favorite go-to snacks.
25. Date ideas.
26. What I eat in a day to stay healthy.
27. X Things to do Before  X Age (Ex. 28 things to do before 28).
28. Must listen to podcasts.
29. Favorite tv shows.
30. Make a post about your pet(s).
31. Nighttime routine.
32. Write about why you started your blog and how it changed your life.
33. Share 10 things people don't know about you.
34. Things to do for the fall.
35. A bedroom reveal.
36. Your everyday makeup routine.
37. Your workout playlist.
38. A roundup of your favorite lifestyle YouTubers.
39. Share a personal struggle and what you learned from it.
40. Money-saving tips & tricks.
41. A new recipe you tried.
42. Your favorite restaurant to go to + your go-to meal to get when you're there.
43. How you get blog traffic.
44. Inside scoop on your city: the best places to shop and lounge at.
45. How to plan the perfect girl's night out.
46. How to plan the perfect girl's night in.
47. Go-to hairstyles for every occasion.
48. Share your content planning strategy for your blog.
49. Date night lookbook.
50. How to monetize your blog.
51. Wishlist of things you want at the moment.
52. A list of things to do with your bestie.
53. Your personal goals for the next month.
54. Chit Chat series (where you give your readers life updates and so much more).
55. Share your favorite cocktail recipes.
56. Workout routine.
57. Your "everyday" accessories.
58. How to deal with toxic people.
59. A 30-day challenge to get your sh*t together.
60. Q&A.
61. Weekly to-do list.
62. Grocery store haul.
63. Your favorite smoothie + why you love it.
64. A list of skills you'd like to learn.
65. 10 ways to style... (shirt, van shoes, or a skirt).
66. Places you've visited.
67. Places you want to visit.
68.List of favorite inspirational quotes (create graphics for them).
69. Talk about the meaning behind your blog name.
70. A Blog Post Ideas List!
71. What you did this past weekend.
72. How to stay positive when things aren't going your way.
73. A funny thing that happened in your relationship.
74. Talk about your last relationship and what you've learned from it.
75. What you love eating for lunch.
76. A movie or book that changed your life.
77. What you do when you're not blogging.
78. The last vacation you took.
79. Host a webinar.
80. Things you're grateful for.
81. What to do on a weekend in Chicago.
82. OOTD.
83. Budget haul (Ex. $50 to spend at Target).
84. Weekly meal prep ideas.
85. Tips for college students.

I hope this list really helped you all for some ideas for your blog.

CHIT CHAT | Intro + Life Updates | No. 1

book and glasses
Happy Friday! It feels like Summer is going by mighty fast. Anyways, I know you see the title, and your mind is wondering. I'm so excited to let you know, that this is a new series on this blog. I'm using it to share more of my personal life. I appreciate all of you for taking the time to read the blog post that I create.

In these Chit Chat posts, I'll be talking about what's going on in my life, sharing new things that I'm into, what to expect, and the list goes on and on but I'm pretty sure you get the point already!

So let's dive into it...

  • I recently got a job not too long ago. I was doing Uber Eats at first and I loved it! (If you have a car or bike and are looking to make some extra cash, sign up and deliver with Uber Eats!) I'm super excited about my job because I don't even have to take the bus! I can literally walk to work. 
  • I've been apartment hunting. Honestly, I have been doing this for a while and let me say that it has been soooooooooooooo frustrating. Every time I find something that I fall in love with, it gets snatched up right off the market! So what I decided to do is just focus on saving up more and set a certain deadline. The deadline is going to be when I'm ready to move and I feel like I have enough saved up. I think this will be an exciting journey!
  • Ya girl is rebranding the blog! I know you all have noticed the new graphics and longer blog posts. I'm honestly proud of myself. Those graphics aren't easy to create, but I do love creating them. I decided to rebrand my blog because I felt that it wasn't appealing to the eye. I'm very passionate about my blog and I never want to keep putting out content that bores me because if it bores me, it more than likely bores you all as well! SO, I spiced it up. 

apple watch and magazines and tea

  • Being the tea lover that I am, I've been on a tea kick. The tea that I'm obsessed with right now is Lipton's Black Tea. I used to drink green tea all the time, but I don't know if I'm ever going back.
  • I sent my first pitch via email to collaborate with a brand. I just did this so I have yet to hear from them. Honestly, I'm just happy that I did it because I've been contemplating it for the longest. So I'll just give myself a pat on the back!

she means business by carrie green book

  • I started reading She Means Business by Carrie Green. I'm excited to see what amazing things I will learn from this book. Hopefully, I finish the book though. I have a lot of books that I start reading but I could never bring myself to finish them. I plan to start finishing all the books that I start reading. 
Shows I have been watching.

Netflix has been my thing lately and I want to share with you some shows that have caught my attention.

  • Trinkets. This show is about three girls who have an addiction to shoplifting. They're all different, however, they found this connection to one another. I really thought that I wasn't going to like this show but after I watched one episode, it became hard to stop watching. I can't wait for season two.
  • In The Dark. I'm so upset because why hasn't anyone told me about this show? That's how good it is. Watching shows similar to this one makes me feel like a detective. I haven't finished watching the entire season, yet. I'm trying to figure out who helped Wesley kill Tyson..... Update: So now I just found out that Wesley more than likely didn't kill Tyson. This is getting really juicy.
Things I'm loving right now...

raw crystals and minerals and stones

  • My crystals. I purchased some crystals off of Etsy and I am IN LOVE. I started meditating with these crystals and nothing but good things have been happening to me. I love the energy that these crystals give to me. 

eye glasses from firmoo

  • My new glasses. I just want to give a big shoutout to my Uncle Ike for buying me my new glasses. They give me such a professional feel. I got my glasses through Firmoo. They have a really great price on glasses and if you want to get some affordable and stylish glasses, shop here.  
  • Writing. I've been writing quite a lot lately and I can say, I'm very pleased with how my writing has been going. When I used to write, I didn't have much to talk about and that is what stopped me from writing, but now I have so much to say.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

How to Stop Procrastinating & Get Work Done!

how to stop procrastinating and get work done

Procrastinating is something we all do very well. 

Maybe you want to start working from home so that you can live your life more comfortable and be able to set your own hours. Maybe you just don't want to work a retail job for the rest of your life. Whatever the case may be, procrastinating will not get you there.

Look, I'm just like you, I put things off all the time! To keep it real with you, I could've been living in my dream place on my way to driving my dream car, but I kept putting my tasks that would get me there off to the side. Now, I often get stuck dwelling on what or where I could've been instead of putting myself in the mindset that all these things are still possible.

To beat procrastination, you have to identify it for what it really is. I like to think of it as resisting, something that keeps you from doing what needs to be done. You know you have things that have to be done, however, you avoid it as much as you can. That could be because the work is so important, that you're afraid to do it. Whether it's a big project, paperwork, or even homework that you have to get done and it means a lot to you, you're probably going to feel some resistance there that causes you to procrastinate.

For example, I feel resistance when I have to create and schedule blog posts or work on my eBook. All the ideas I have would stay on my mind 24/7 but I just could never bring myself to do work on these things. Instead, I get on Instagram and scroll for hours. Like now, I've been attempting to revamp my blog and graphics, but it still took me a while before I actually sat down, focused, and worked on it.

For the last couple of days, I've been able to get these things done because I disciplined myself. There are a lot of techniques that have helped me overcome my procrastination parade. Wanna find out? Keep reading!

glasses journal pens and keyboard

1. Take action!

Yes, this may sound simple but it can be really difficult.

"Waiting for perfection, means you'll be waiting forever."

You may be waiting for things to be 'perfect' before you take action, truth is, you'll never know whether it's perfect or not until you have taken the steps to get things done.

Ask yourself, "what is the smallest step I can take towards this goal?" Make that first step so small and easy that it only takes a few seconds to do. The goal is to break down your tasks as small as you can.

2. Clarify your goal.

If you have an idea of what you want to do and what is it going to take to get there but you're lacking in taking action (haha. that rhymes), you, my friend, are procrastinating.

First, you need to make your goals crystal ball clear. Maybe you want to start a blog. If so, then your goals should look something like this:

1. Figure out your niche.
2. Find a host.
3. Purchase your domain.
4. Set up your blog's theme.
5. Plan content.
6. Set up 'about me' page.

I'm probably missing a few but I'm pretty sure you get the point.

Getting clear of your goals and preparing it before you launch, can help you feel motivated to keep going.

pink roses

3. Give yourself a deadline followed with a reward.

Pick out a task and get started on it. When you finish the task, reward yourself with something that'll get you amped up to complete more of your tasks. The reward can be something along the lines of a new dress, a spa day, or even the night on the town. Don't go overboard though because you don't want to go bankrupt before you complete all your goals.

If you keep following the 'completing tasks then rewarding yourself' process, you'll be sure not to procrastinate so much.

weekly planner

4. Track your progress.

Before I started tracking my progress, I would give up on my goals rather quickly. I felt like I wasn't accomplishing anything. I never kept tabs on anything I was doing so I would become unclear on what to do next and it made it easier for me to turn my back on what was important to me.

Tracking your progress is very objective. You can do this by creating a chart or having a planner. Doing so every week can stop the resistance of not wanting to do it because you'll see how far you've come and how much more you got left to go. This can put you in a motivational 'I can take on anything' type of mindset.

watch and pink rose

5. Set an end time.

What I usually like to do is tell myself that I'll work on what I have to get done for the next hour or so. After the time is up, I can stop.

Setting that time gives me a good space to work in so I don't feel overwhelmed about everything. When my time is up, I've already built up the momentum to want to keep going. Even once you built your momentum, you can give yourself the option to stop or keep going. You never want to completely deplete yourself by overworking. Either way, you still got something done and that's all that matters.

cupcakes on plate sitting next to glasses and coffee

6. Set the mood.

You can do things to set the mood which helps you to focus and actually work. Music is a great way to start it off. I like to listen to beats for relaxing and studying. It sets the perfect tone for me while I'm working.

What is the ideal space that you would like to work in? Once you've answered that, create that space!

You can also try cleaning up your workspace and lighting a candle. This gives you more room to work. 

What I like to do is make a nice cup of hot black tea, play my music, and have some snacks ready. I have everything I need so I can sit down and get to work.

7. Journal.

One thing that always makes it hard for me to work... is that I have a million things on my mind, which leads me to become distracted. If you feel the same way, try journaling a few pages about the things that are on your mind. Think of it as all your thoughts are pouring out of your head and onto the paper. This helps you start off relaxed and ready to work.

Those are my tips on how to beat procrastination. If you have any tips of your own that you don't see within this post, feel free to comment them below. I'm always looking for new ways to beat procrastinating and I'm sure your tips will help me. 

Where there is hard work, there is resistance.