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.

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!

 

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!

 

Things I’m Loving Right Now

Tv- Into the Badlands

My husband and I have recently started watching Into the badlands. Honestly we are kinda obsessed with it. We watched all of season 1 and got caught up with season 2 which is still airing right now on Sundays. Think of it as a modern Game of Thrones, which we can not wait for it to come back.

Youtube- Channels I’m watching

Lately I have been back into into watching YouTube videos, especially Tati, Gabby, Bunny, Sara Nourse and Jenna Marbles.  Yes I know, what a diverse mix of people. These are people that i have been watching for years now. I started watching Tati about 5-6 and she’s been on YouTube for 7. Im really liking the direction she’s taking her channel.

I am also thinking of starting my own channel soon. Right now I’m looking for some good lighting that is budget friendly.

Affirmation cards

The Miracle Now affirmation cards are ones that I have been reaching for quite a lot lately. I just love the sayings and colors that are on the cards. When I first bought them I wasn’t to sure about them but now I’m pretty happy I did.

My Favorite Tarot & Oracle Decks

Happy planner

I love Happy Planner. I can’t wait to use my 2 new planners in July. Right now I’m using a mini for home/budget, two classics for wellness/memory planning and social media. A few weeks ago I bought some pineapple papers clips and stickers that go great with the new pineapple mini that I will be starting next month.

Books

Some of the books I’m reading at the moment are Big Magic, Love your Lady Landscape, Total Cat Mojo, Lunar Abundance and Detox Judgment. I bounce around alot depending on my mood.

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.