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The Essentials You Need Behind You To Let Your Blogger's Voice Flourish

Picture It’s one of those terms that every creative has heard at one time or another, finding your voice. It’s a difficult concept. Sometimes we can spend years trying to find the one thing that we can talk about at length or the one passion that has escaped us all this time, apart from blogging, of course. But while writers talk about the graft of creation, the craft of gathering thoughts, what do you need behind you to ensure that you are in a suitable space (physically or mentally) in which to blog your heart out? The Financial Comfort Some would argue that this is irrelevant, but when it comes to running a successful blogging business, you can’t be expected to write about living the high life when you have barely the bus fare to get home? Granted, there are those who need the fuel of poverty to motivate them, but when you’re running a business where the content needs to come thick and fast, this isn’t a realistic approach to take for every single blog. If you find yo

Foodies Unite! The Best Global Destinations For Amazing Food

There is plenty that you might be keen on getting out of your travels . You might be interested in seeing cultures and how they differ, or maybe you have a soft spot for a particular people. Something that most people would agree on is that, wherever you go, hat you eat is always going to be a huge part of the experience. But for some, the food is more than that - it’s the whole point. If you are a real food lover and you are keen to experience some of the best in the world, then you might want to take a look at the following. Here are some of the world’s best locations for amazing food, including a few which you might never have considered or even heard of. Pic Credit Jakarta This bustling and highly modernized city in Indonesia has plenty going for it, good and bad. But something that must be said for it is that it has one of the best foodie palettes that you will find anywhere in the world. Once you look past the truly bustling and bust nature of this metropol

The Power of Finding a Niche

Image Credit The majority of bloggers have heard the wonders of niche marketing being shouted from the rooftops, but perhaps, due to the fear of limiting the size of their market have opted to play it safe with more generalist positioning to ensure they don’t exclude key market segments.  This article explores the power of niche marketing for bloggers as an alternative to being a more generalist blogger. WHAT IS A NICHE? A niche is a focused subset of a particular market group.  There are millions of “ mompreneur ”, “home sweet home” and “travel” blogs out there - all craving for the world’s attention, yet when you think about the blogs that you’re truly engaged with and loyal to they probably hold your interest and loyalty due to being particularly relevant to you, and within this theme of relevancy, they are helping you solve a particular challenge or stimulating a specific interest within you. Now, let’s look at it slightly differently - as a product category; if

Urban Chameleon: Streetwear Style That Births Confidence

No one can really pin down where the modern version of b-bop style comes from, but streetwear looks like it's here to stay. It's essentially coming out of the urban scene because originally it was born out of the hip-hop scene merging with the hipster culture. Practical yet cool and relevant to music, art and city nightlife, streetwear can be worn by almost anyone. The style is formless, which is why so many students who don’t have a lot of cash to splash out on fashion items, have taken to the style like a duck to water. However, the icons that have made this genre famous can be deemed one or two generations above them. If you can’t find a particular style that suits you and you’re the type of man who is lacking a little confidence, don’t worry any longer. The reason why anyone can pull off this urban look is because it's a formless style, without rules and strict codes or traditions. Almost anything can be mixed into it, giving you a chance to add your spin on things.

Alternative Getaways For 2018

Going away for a much-needed break might be on the minds of a lot of these days. Especially with the dull and grey of January and the post festive blues. So I thought I would share with you some different ideals to get you feeling inspired for your travel plans this year. Sourced image A sports style holiday For the sport enthusiasts there is no better way of enjoying a holiday that involving your favourite recreational activities. Giving you the chance to experience different sports in different locations and climates. From watersports to something where you are on dry land. The sports style holiday suits everyone. From a boys weekend away, a trip with friends, or even something for the family. You could even enjoy this style of holiday as a couple if that suited you. There is something for everyone. Something for the active amongst us Maybe you love to be active. Perhaps doing something, playing a sport or just being outdoors. Then why not consider a different

Surprising Ways Pets Can Give Your Mental Health a Boost

The stigma around mental health is being broken down bit by bit in life, on social media, and with celebrities alike. And as a result, we can be more open about how we are feeling and remembering that it is okay not to be okay. While there are many interventions and medications out there, one thing that could benefit anyone that is suffering with depression or anxiety, as examples, is by getting a pet . It can have quite a profound impact on mental health and overall wellbeing. Not convinced? Here are some ways that a pet could help.   image Pets Reduce Stress We can all feel stress in our lives, from work or our home life, there are a lot of pressure on us. But there is plenty of research that has shown that simply petting a dog, for example, can really help to reduce stress. Even watching fish in a tank can help to calm you and help with mindfulness. You get a connection with them without any questions asked that could stress your further, so why aren’t more of us doin

Anniversary Coming Up? Plan a Romantic Getaway Using These Ideas

If you would like to surprise your partner this year by planning a getaway for your anniversary, don’t just book a resort holiday or a boutique hotel. You can find great experiences around the world that will make your vacation memorable. Below you will find some inspiration on how to find the right vacation rental for your anniversary. Glamping If you would like to get maximum comfort and privacy when you celebrate your anniversary, glamping is a great idea. You can choose to stay in the middle of the forest, or in a resort, and get all the comfort you could have at home. Take a brisk walk in the morning, visit old towns, book a table at a local restaurant, and explore the area. You can make the most out of your glamping vacation if you check out the attractions nearby and book your tours ahead. The good news is you don’t have to wake up early to get your breakfast, and you can stay flexible. Cruising Image by Wikimedia Commons One of the best ways to celebrate

Set Standard: Blogging Like A Pro

( Image Source ) Over the last decade or so, blogging has become one of the most popular forms of online expression. Anyone has the power to start something like this, and the range of acceptable topics is practically limitless, making this media one of the most freeing there is. Of course, though, with so many blogs out there, trying to break into it can feel almost impossible. To help you out with this, this post will be exploring one of the best ways to boost any blog; a set of standards. The Site To begin, you won’t be writing anything quite yet, as you will have a little bit of work to do to make sure that your website is up to scratch. Thankfully, systems like WordPress make it incredibly easy to get started on your own blog site. Everything, from the domain to the color scheme, should be chosen to reflect the content you’ll be making. This will help to make the blog recognisable, while also ensuring that it is all consistent. When things are designed in differ

A Career In Policing – Is It Right For You?

  Image The life of a police officer is one that is often glamorized in films. Meanwhile, the thought of having a positive impact on the community is a very appealing aspect too. Before rushing into this type of career, though, it’s imperative that you know what you’re signing up for.    A little insight goes a long way as you look to make the best possible decision. So, let’s take a closer look at the career you can expect to have.    It’s Not All Car Chases & Intelligent Investigations At times, police work can be very exciting. From following suspects to analyzing crime mysteries, it’s enough to keep your mind occupied like no other job on the planet. In reality, though, this is only a small portion of the work. Appreciating the additional elements is crucial if you want to make a smart decision.    Maintaining peace within the neighborhood often relies on less glamorous tasks. In truth, having human empathy and an analytical brain is often far more valuabl