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How to begin your blog and what audio book has been helpful as of late.

How to start your blog. Nicole Blumberg Photography

 

When I sit and think about how to start a blog for too long, I start to become overwhelmed and over think everything. Even after being in the wedding industry for 6 years now, I still consider myself a newbie to the blogging world. You know, that giant universe of women and men who write fascinating blogs about makeup, clothes, entrepreneurship and blogging itself. The blogging about blogging have been the blogs I have been reading the most about lately. Whoa.. Should we play a game of how many times one can say blog in a sentence?

Well, there we have it. I broke the ice and started my blog.  Figuring out ways on how to begin your blog are not that hard. When it’s your blog, you have the ability to start it any way you want. I will have a few different types of blogs coming in the near future. Articles ranging from wedding guides, entrepreneurship geared towards my boss ladies as well as some that may be merely journal status. It’s my hope that I will begin to blog at least once a week or so. Which is WAY more often than I’m doing now. The Thesaurus is about to become my new best friend. When I was a child I used to love to write. I would write little books all of the time. My mom thought I would be a writer, among the other things I wanted to be such as a veterinarian and a DNA specialist. I was an interesting kid. My 5th grade teacher said once that she thought I would be a hair stylist when I grew up. Yea, me … the kid who won the award for the worst dressed during spirit week because I had on the “ugliest pair of pants that she had ever seen” I like to say my style was eccentric when I was younger. I was definitely not afraid to take risks. I mean I did have GREEN hair once. I did however, stay in the creative side of things, so they had that going for their guesses.

If you happen to be like me, you enjoy diving right into the good stuff. We don’t wait around, we get into! Like talking about pretty awesome things such as the colors Pink, White, Grey and Yellow. If you look up white on google it states that ” White is an achromatic color, A color without a hue that is a mixture of the frequencies of all the colors of the visible spectrum. It is one of the most common colors in nature, the color of sunlight, snow, milk, chalk, limestone and other common minerals”. So technically, I CAN say that White is one of my favorite colors. With those colors so became the colors of my brand. I sometimes use gold in place of yellow because it’s pretty too.

 

How to start your blog Nicole Blumberg Photography

While I read books I tend to find myself wanting to munch. Munching however is off of my itinerary right now as I have been trying to watch my macros. Well, except for last week. Last week I ate way too many Macarons. Besides Chocolate chip, Macarons are my favorite cookies. They are so incredibly cute and they are French! I’m obsessed with all things french. Once I grew out of my awkward child phase, I grew into the teenager phase. I took French in high school as my second language. It was my goal to move to France and become an interior decorator. Needless to say I forgot to move and my French speaking skills never evolved passed the second semester. Regardless, I still listen to french music and decorate my own home with a french country theme. My living area has  more neutral  colors going on. Mostly white and grey. But I LOVE color and have these two amazing yellow french cut chairs that I’ve been dying to pair up with this amazing couch and rug I found on One Kings Lane.  That couch is so adorable to me and SO above my budget. I’ll need to keep an eye out for a something similar as well as what room to make my color room. Still have love for the interior decorating. It drives my husband crazy because I constantly want new furniture! colorful roomDo you ever feel like you work so much that you do not have time to read? OR you feel guilty when you take a moment out to read because of all the work you know you have to do? I do all of the time! It’s really unfortunate to feel this way because reading is so good for you! So to make myself feel better about it, in evenings I read books and blogs that have to do with business, self help, neuroscience and physiology. Heavy stuff! You wont find your typical romance novel in my house.  Most of it is all related to business and running a successful business. During the day while I’m editing I tend to listen to audio books and podcasts.  Right now I’ve been listening to an audio book called Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport. He talks about the importance of cutting yourself off from the what we consider the world, ie: Social media and other distractions to focus solely on what you should be working on. In today’s world, that happens to be a skill one has to learn. We are consonantly checking our status likes, immediately reading and responding to new emails, aimlessly browsing Facebook or Instagram all of which is taking away from the work that we should be doing or could have finished. Everything has a time and place and when you put that into action you will notice that you actually do get more done in an efficient matter. I’ve been taking it in and putting it’s words to good use. I have noticed that my time spent aimlessly scrolling my facebook feed has been cut down.  If you find that you have a hard time concentrating on actually getting your work done and doing it without distractions, I suggest giving this book a run through.

 

 

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