Mistakes I made as a new blogger & Skylish in 2017

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I’m backkkk! And for once, my absence was my decision (vs. my laziness). I decided to take a week off from blogging, just because we all need a break sometimes, and it was actually much needed. Coincidentally (and unfortunately), as soon as my break started, I fell really ill – so actually, the majority of my week off was spent in bed feeling sorry for myself and going through dosage after dosage of cough syrup and paracetamol. Oh, and to make things better once I started to recover I developed a bunch of ugly cold sores on my lip! Needless to say, things were so bad I ended up having to miss my first day back at work. However I’m a good 95% healed now, back to my regular posting here on Skylish, and hope know 2017 will be a really banging year. Whilst I am looking forward to the year ahead, I also couldn’t help but reminisce on the time passed on this blog and how much things have changed in that time. There are a number of things I did as a fresh faced blogger that I would never do today, including putting out generally pretty crappy content; I’ve listed a few of my more memorable mistakes below, a long with some plans for this blog for the year ahead…

Jan 9 2017 at 11:51 pm   ·   10 Comments   ·   Posted Under Advice, Chatty

2016 Advice Favourites

This year, I defined a purpose for my blog. Basically – I want to advise/empower/encourage/motivate/inspire women, in particular young women (similar to my age, or younger, as of course those are the experiences I can relate to more). Why? Because I feel like that type of content is something I truly appreciate and favour now, and also could have done with more of growing up. Once you define your own mission, things start to fall into place more easily, and this year, I started going in with advice posts. I started with my ‘midweek motivation’ series, but after a while decided to do more general advice, rather than just focusing on self-development, as that’s what I find more easy to talk about. I post twice a week (Mondays and Thursdays), and more often than not, one of those posts I’ll be giving some kind of advice, or sharing some kind of experience I’ve had. Below I’ve listed advice posts that I most enjoyed writing this year, and also that were popular on the blog…

Dec 28 2016 at 7:38 pm   ·   6 Comments   ·   Posted Under Advice, Chatty