Bloggers Spotlight-Gaia-s

Here is this weeks Bloggers Spotlight, Gaia-s a blogger of environmental protection, nature, and ecology. Basically I sent out a tweet on twitter, asking who would like to be part of blogger spotlight by answering some questions for us to get to know them better.

* Can you tell us a little about yourself and your blog?

I’m Anja Debeljak, a student of Environmental protection science and I used to study ecology. The blog Gaia-s is my outlet for my ever-growing need to share the knowledge and inspire people.

My blog is about environmental protection, nature, and ecology. I aim to share the knowledge and connect people interested in previously mentioned topics.

*What inspired you to start your blog?

Gaia-s is actually my second blog, which I started with an idea to share my knowledge and be at least a bit useful.

My first blog, however, stared out of boredom, that later grew into a bit of a passion, that now formed into Gaia-s.

*Who are your three favorite bloggers or influencers and why?

My fave bloggers are:

– Honey (from http://honeysroyaltybeauty.blogspot.com/) she is my best (blogging) friend and stuck around ever since I started blogging. Also, she makes awesome nail art.

– Charlene (https://twitter.com/blogabtnothing1) and her amazing Beechat. She is super supportive and the chats she hosts are awesome.

-Seeking Science (https://twitter.com/seekingsci) a blog up my alley, I simply enjoy their posts.

*What inspires you to keep moving forward with your blog?

*My wish to share and support from other bloggers. Also, I’m pretty stubborn so that helps.

*What is one piece of advice you would give to someone wanting to start their very own blog?

Blogging is tough; also you can’t expect people to do your work for you. YOU have to work for it, if people help you out, it’s just added benefit. Your blog is you and your passion. People in the blogging community will help you out, but don’t think they are obligated to do so.

Now that I scared you, I can tell you that once you get into it, it can become the best obsession and most beneficial hobby there is. Don’t give up.

Links:

Blog: gaia-s.org

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Gaias_WW

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/anja.debi

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/GaiasBlog/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Gaias.org.en

December Goals

Here are some are some of my goals for the month of December. November wasn’t that successful for goals that I had in mind so I am hoping that December will be better.

No spend

Well last month for November did not work out, We didn’t really stick to it at all. I’m a bit disappointed by this. So for the month of December, I’m hoping to do better and have a no spend month on unneeded items.

Blogging

I had everything planned out but didn’t stick to it. Why, I don’t know. Life. By the time I get home from work, I’m tired and hungry. I make my dinner, hop in my bed and turn on my heating blanket to watch my YouTube videos. This month I’m going to try to work on blog post while watching my YouTube videos , hopefully this helps me stay on track.

Art

Honestly I haven’t really created much of anything in awhile. I have a few ideas but it’s just a matter of sitting down and starting.

Makeup

I haven’t played around with eyeshadow looks much in November, even though I got the Jacklyn Hill palette and the Boss Mood palette from Morphe. Those puppies are like butter. I think there was only one or two shades that haven’t really impressed me so far.

Daily Journaling

I really should get back into doing my planning/daily journaling, I was doing so well until the last few months I got out of the habit. Lately I’ve been feeling unorganized because of this. So I’m taking this as a sign to start back up.

The October Blog Tag

Normally I don’t do blog tag post but I thought this would different and fun to do here. I really should do more of these in the future.

Heres one from Jemma over at Dorkface.  I love her blog and her artwork, she is amazing!

LETS GO!!

Name?

Elizabeth

What is your favourite colour?

Purple, teal and orange.

What did you do today?

Setting up blog posts, tweets and tailwind for the next week or so.

Where are you currently?

In our kitchen at the table.

What is your star sign?

Virgo

Cake or Ice cream.

Mint chocolate chip ice cream

Frozen or Moana.

Moana

A night in or a night out.

A night in! I find social interaction is very draining.  Work especially.

Home cooked meal or takeaway.

Home cooked meal. Unless it’s the mexican restaurant near the apartment, $3 margaritas during happy hour.

Pineapple on pizza or no pineapple on pizza.

Pineapple on pizza.

Books or films.

Books are nice and you can take them everywhere.

Autumn or spring.

Autumn for the candles, sweaters and colors.

Flowers or chocolates.

Chocolates. Sea salt, caramel chocolates.

Full fat or diet coke.

Diet. But coke zero.

Phone or laptop

Right now we just updated from iPhone 7 to the new iPhone xs.

What is your current favourite TV series?

Riverdale, Supernatural and American Horror Story.

What is your favourite thing to do in October?

Decorate pumpkins, put fairy lights everywhere, indulge in Halloween treats, put up decorations, and just enjoy the change in weather.

What is your current food to crave?

Pickles and green olives. lol

Do you have any piercings or tattoos?

1 tattoo and 5 piercings.

Are you an introvert or extrovert?

I’m an introvert.

What is your all time favourite Halloween film?

Nightmare before Christmas.

Name your top 3 favourite artists/bands.

Panic At The Disco, Our Last Night & Twenty One Pilots.

Have you got any plans for Halloween?

Trick or treating with the family.

Do you have any fears?

The dark.

Do you believe in life after love?

Yes

Do you have any children? (or animals you treat as your babies).

We have two kitties, Floki and Bjorn. Named after the Tv show Vikings.

What do you want for your future?

To live comfortably and not worry about money.

Be honest, why did you start blogging?

I wanted to connect with others and share my own thoughts.

What is your biggest achievement so far?

Sticking with it longer then 6 months like in the past.

What are your ambitions with your blog?

More viewers and connecting more with others.

If there is one thing you’d like to change about your blog what would it be?

Better photographs and post more than once a week.

Have you achieved any blog goals you set out to do this year?

Yes only once so far but now I can’t seem to passed it now.

Where do you want to be in 10 years time?

Selling my art and kids.

What is your dream holiday?

On a beach somewhere.

If you had an entire day to yourself what would you do?

Work on my blog or read or video games (assassin creed games are my jam).

This was so much fun, Thanks Jemma!

I would love to see what you all have to say, leave a comment with your link!

Happy Planner Update

My lineup has changed a bit since the last time I wrote about my Happy Planners. I start out with  having 3 for 2018. It took me a bit of time to figure out how I want to use my planners but I think I have it figured out now and in a way that works. I now know that Im a horizontal planner. I have no issue with filling the space up unlike vertical planning, my brain just stops working.

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Keep Bright and Beautiful Mini. This mini is now my social planner. Before I started using it as my on the go planner but I feel that I don’t really need a on the go planner. I was using my modern chic classic sized planner but decided to go for a smaller planner because I felt I had to much space and not enough to fill in the boxes.

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Modern Chic classic is more or less my spiritual planner or faith planner as others call it. I write down affirmations or quotes from books I’m reading. It was social media planner for a few months but it wasn’t working out and I had way to much white space and I felt I was wasting it.

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Agate Classic is used for my tarot readings and anything witchy. I was using this one for my catch all/memory planning/wellness/ tarot reading and it was to much and I had to break it down a bit. This is my only vertical planner and it works out for the type of card decks I pull daily. I pull a tarot card, oracle card and a affirmation card for each day and there are three  boxes for each of those days.

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Enjoy All the Things classic is now my catch all  planner I use it for shopping lists, bills, work and more. Simple enough.

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Life Is An Amazing Adventure Memory Keeping. I finally broke down and got the actual BIG memory keeping planner. I am so excited to start this one for the month of October!

So that is 5 planners for the rest of 2018 and into 2019. I think I found my planner peace.

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Lifestyle Blog Post Ideas

Here is another blog  post ideas that I find is helpful when you might be stuck on what to write about next or you just need some brainstorming. You can read my other Blog Post Ideas for Blogging, Skincare and Organising.

why you started a blog
how to get followers via email
daily routine
house/apartment tour
weekend recap/vlog
have someone guest post on your blog
your planning essentials
“Plan With Me” post
create a freebie
things to do on a mental health day
ways to kick depression
fun at-home exercises (with and/or without equipment)
places to visit in your city
DIY furniture creation
your current wishlist
your morning routine
ideas for date nights
review a book you just read
top 10 favorite movies
current music playlist
current favorite vloggers/YouTubers
how to get followers on Instagram
how you edit your Instagram photos
your favorite Twitter chats
your favorite bloggers
talk about something you love to do and why
seasonal bucket list (fall, winter, spring, summer)
monthly/yearly goals
10 five-minute healthy meals
your workout playlist
ask your reader’s something and give your answer
your must-haves for a good day
5 ways to brighten someone’s day
things that make you happy
things that grind your gears
how you stay creative
respond to someone else’s blog post
top 10 favorite TV shows
your night routine
monthly favorites

 

I hope this helps you!