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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Bloggers Spotlight with BestieTalks

Here is this months Blogger Spotlight, BestieTalks . They are best friends that run a blog together by long distance! How cool is that! 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?

We are long-distance besties who created BestieTalks as a platform for us to have the ability to share our love for writing, travel, love and adventures. Our blog is something that connects us even though we are states apart. We live separate lives but are always connected and BestieTalks is proof of what we can do together..even when we aren’t together! Having a blog with my Bestie is like a grown up version of us sharing a secret journal.. except its visible to the entire world!

*What inspired you to start your blog?

We wanted a way to stay connected while enjoying something we do, writing. A blog seemed like the perfect outlet and something we can both be a part of while being thousand miles apart. (See above answer too.)

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

Honestly, we inspire each other! We both live busy lives and have high expectations for ourselves. We have gotten great feed back on our blog and that is so inspiring in itself. Our future inspires us!

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

Keep going! Even if it feels at times like no one is reading your blog but you.. thats ok! Remember why you started and keep going because it makes you happy! Don’t give up…persistence always brings results!

Well I hope you enjoyed meeting our Blogger Spotlight! If you would like to be include in a Bloggers Spotlight, please feel free to message me!

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.

November Blogger Spotlight

Here is this months Blogger Spotlight, Rakhi who runs not one but two blogs rakhijayashankar and jayashankarrakhi. 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.

1. I am a mother of four – one is my husband. That would be the prime thing I would like to tell about myself right now. Because I am a full time mother and part time blogger.

I have two blogs.
This is a book review blog. It was selected among the top 50 book review blogs in India.
This is my personal blog where I talk about anything and everything.
I am a published author too.
2. While I was hunting for publisher for my book, one of the publisher asked me to write a review of their book. That’s when I started Outset. Once it got clicked, I wanted to write about my thoughts on various subjects, which made me start Scrutiny
3. My three favourite bloggers would be
Tomichan Matheikal, Gary Waynerchuk and Mostly Sane. All three have inspired me with their unique thoughts and ideas and how they project themselves.
4. Books are my lifeline. I will keep reading books till the last breath and as long as I read the books, I keep blogging.
5. Don’t start a blog for fame or other perks. Only start them if you really have a love for words and literature.

I hope you enjoyed reading about this months blogger spotlight!

November Goals

Its a new month and here are my November goals!

Surpass Octobers views

Honestly ever since I had let my domain expire in march I  have been struggling with views. I was roughly  getting anywhere between 500- 1500 views a month. Now I barely get 100-200. Which is insane. Since buying a domain again, my hope is that I get back where I was last year and earlier this year.

No Spend November

Alright we did this last year so we could move from downtown Milwaukee to the suburbs  and we need to do this again this year. Well, we don’t need to but I want to. Our bank account would like it and I would like new car tires and a washer/dryer combo by tax time.  Yes, we could use our taxes for that but we don’t want to use all of it on that. We would like to save a good deal of it and maybe even put a nice chunk down on our car to speed up the payments. We are already paying it off six months early, because we do split payments. Plus we have a trip coming up in January/February.

Journal/tarot/plan Daily

Just being more consistent with everything. I hardly did anything in September but October was better, 2 out of 4 weeks. But November needs to be better. Period.

Read the books I have and stop buying new ones

Easy enough to understand. I keep buying new ones and not finishing the ones I have. I need to stop. Please someone stop me.

One blog post a week min

Some months I’m really good at blogging and keeping up and some months not so much. I try to stay two weeks, ideally a month ahead but life happens.

More Consistent with @bloggingbeesrt

In case you didn’t know I run Bloggingbeesrt on twitter, which is a RT account. Basically you tag or mention Bloggingbeesrt and I RT you. Very simple. I am still fine tuning  daily threads, so please bear with me. I do run it my self.

Workout

So for October I was planning to a thirty day workout challenge and didn’t. I got a really bad chest cold at that time  and I’m still dealing with the cough but there “nothing” wrong with me. Um okay, bye Felicia.

I would love to hear what your goals are!

 

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!