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

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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!

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!

 

Update: 2018 Reading list

I thought I would do an update on the my 2018 reading list since we are now in june and half way through the year.  So far I have finished 10 out of the 24 I set out to read, there are a few that I read a chapter or page a day and I have added a few more to my reading list.

Finished-

The Gender Games by Bella Forrest There are 7 books total in the series.

Rise Sister Rise: A Guide to Unleashing the Wise, Wild Woman Within by 
Rebecca Campbell 

Don’t Let Anything Dull Your Sparkle: How to Break Free of Negativity and Drama by Doreen Virtue

Spirit Junkie: A Radical Road to Self-Love and Miracles by Gabrielle Bernstein

Reading-
Not started yet –

 Witch: Unleashed. Untamed. Unapologetic.by Lisa Lister

Code Red: Know Your Flow, Unlock Your Monthly Super Powers and Create a Bloody Amazing Life. Period. by Lisa Lister, Meggan Watterson

 Material Girl, Mystical World: The Now Age Guide to a High-Vibe Life
Ruby Warrington

Moon Power: Lunar Rituals for Connecting with Your Inner Goddess by Simone Butler

 The Diamond Process: Using Everyday Triggers To Awaken The Treasure Within by Veronica Krestow

The Soul Searcher’s Handbook: A Modern Girl’s Guide to the New Age World by Emma Mildon

#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso

Books that I have added to my list are:

Lunar Abundance By Ezzie Spencer & Big Magic by  Elizabeth Gilbert are both for a book club by Boho Berry.

May Cause Miracles by Gabrielle Bernstein– This one will also be a Chapter/page a day.

Total Cat Mojo: The Ultimate Guide to Life with Your Cat

The Year of Less by Cait Flanders 

Brave by Rose Mcgowan 

I would love to hear your thoughts or any books you are reading.

February Blogger Spotlight

I can’t believe that we are half way through February. Pretty soon it will be march, and  hopefully March will have warmer weather this year in Wisconsin. Anyways,  here is this months Blogger Spotlight, Melina from ivefoundwaldo.  Basically I sent Melina some questions and she answered them for us to get to know her better.

  • Can you tell us a little about yourself and your blog?
    Well, my name’s Melina. I’m a 23 blogger from the United States. I live super close to New York City, so I like to spend most of my weekends there! I like to blog about Beauty, Lifestyle, and Travel! Also, I’m a Slytherin.

 

  • What inspired you to start your blog?
    I was in an extremely low point in my life. I was going to therapy, and one day my therapist asked what was one thing I’ve always wanted to do. I told her that I always wanted to create a blog. She told me that I should do it. She said it was going to be a positive hobby to have and keep my mind off of the negative. Here I am over a year later! Extremely grateful that she pushed me to create a blog.

 

  • Who are your three favorite bloggers or influencers and why?
    This is always the hardest question that’s always asked in the blogging community. There is so much talent, and I find it extremely hard to pinpoint just one. It’s tough to choose just three! I would definitely have to say The Little Plum from http://thelittleplum.co.uk/. I actually made  post and included her as one of my favorite bloggers. She’s just so down to earth, honest and real. Every post she creates just sucks me in. I also love Maria from https://www.mariaj.co.uk/. She’s one of those people that you look at in the blogging industry and you think that she has the full package. She’s really winning in the blogging game, and I am so proud of her! She’s such a doll. Last but not least, I would include Lydia from https://lydiaelisemillen.com/. I actually found her YouTube channel before finding her blog. Now I find that I love her blog so much more than her YouTube channel. She just has a wonderful way with words. All three of them do! They are so unapologetically themselves, and for that I love them and their blogs.

 

  • What inspires you to keep moving forward with your blog?
    I honestly don’t know what else I would be doing. I love blogging so  much. It makes me so happy. Sometimes there are certain aspects that I don’t like about blogging, but I wouldn’t give up blogging for anything. I love having a place where I can express myself and my thoughts.  I love the sense of community blogging gives me. I love meeting like-minded people. There is so much positivity and happiness blogging has brought me, that blogging helps me move forward with my own life! It gives me ambition and drive.

 

  • What is one piece of advice you would give to someone wanting to start their very own blog?
    You’re going to look online for a way to have a successful blog. Everyone’s going to give you these roundabout answers that don’t really help at all. The one piece of advice is to just start. It’s a work in progress. You will get better. You have to be patient. Get involved with the community, they are so nice, and will help you along the way. Finally, write about what you want to, forget about niches or whatever anyone else tells you. People notice when you’re writing about something you genuinely want to talk about. (Sorry, I honestly have so much advice to give, that I couldn’t give only one!)

    – Melina Pena
    http://www.ivefoundwaldo.com

 

I hope you enjoyed this months blogger spotlight! If anyone is interested in being featured in March Blogger Spotlight, please use the box below or shoot me an email at sunburntaloe@gmail.com with the subject as March Blogger Spotlight.