Safety and security go hand in hand when it comes to your blog. You need to do everything in your power to ensure your blog is secure and that you’re as safe as you can be from legal issues and other matters that might damage your website or your reputation. It’s one of the more serious sides to blogging and you can’t afford to ignore it completely. I know that more than most as back in July my blog was hacked. Thankfully, I spotted it quickly and got it solved with my website host. And, luckily, they just restored back to before the breach (minus a few drafts which I was happy to lose if it meant all my content was safe). So you don’t have to go through the same stress I did here are some steps that’ll help you out.
Ah, January. Short days. Long nights. Cold weather. Yes, winter and January, in particular, can often feel pretty bleak. But, on the bright side, it can provide plenty of opportunities for snugness, too. I mean, who doesn’t love the feeling of being warm and snug when it’s cold outside? I can’t think of many things that I find more relaxing. And well, relaxation often aids rejuvenation – and if there’s anything we could all do with at this time of year, it’s a breath of new life. (I mean, making new years resolutions is a thing for a reason!) So, why not use these chilly months to your advantage by preparing for some much needed “me time”? Here are three super simple ideas to help you combat those winter blues…
“You’ve got to think about big things while you’re doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction.” – Alvin Toffler
My first It’s The Little Things of 2019 and I’m still playing catch up. Let’s call getting these up to date a new years resolution, shall we? Or at least something to add to my 2019 bucket list I guess! November was a busy month when I finally moved house. Which meant I realised how much my room probably needed to be featured on an episode of Hoarders. And I basically lived at Ikea. And I finally rented a van from work so I don’t have to pretend I know where the fuel card is… (I am good at my job, promise! I just don’t drive!) So before I get too sidetracked, let’s crack on and chat about some of the little things I loved about November;
At the start of the year, we’re all beginning to think about what the rest of the year might have in store for us. (I mean, I’ve got my bucket list post for 2019 ready to show you all in the next week!) And, I don’t know about you but I find planning a lot of fun. But, even with all the excitement and plans, you might find that you’re a little tough on yourself and your progress in the year just past. (Like at the end of 2018 when I set myself fitness goals I didn’t hit. And I didn’t travel as much as I wanted. Oh, and I was still in the same job role.) But before you beat yourself up and set your 2019 off to a bad start I’m here to say instead you should find the positives and leave all that bad stuff in the past. Where it belongs. Because it’s definitely important for you to think about what you want to do this year and what you’re going to get out of this. And yes, this is for just about any and every area of your life – including travel.
So, it’s time to ask yourself – have you made plans for the year ahead? Do you know where you want to go? Do you have a rough idea of how you’re going to make it happen? And, most importantly of all, are you pushing the boundaries to actually do something spectacular? If not, read on…
I mentioned in my “It’s The Little Things” post for October why I was super late posting it, so I’m not going to bore you by rehashing it for this 5 Happy Things post. So don’t worry, there’s actually some fresh new content here. Woohoo! October was a crazy busy month and one that I genuinely considered picking up an 18-month planner to keep on top of everything I needed to do. So here are five of the highlights from the spookiest month of the year!