Be the real you and stay true

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So you are sat there in the tub, not feeling to great about yourself, about your self worth or self esteem. It has been knocked down by someone on social media.

Whilst nosing through your feed you notice that certain people are getting more likes on their pictures and you may think well i put in just as much effort in mine and i don’t seem to get half as much engagement. Feels like a kick in the teeth for all your hard work.

Please don’t sit there in a bad mood. It really isn’t the end of the world, give yourself 5 minutes of angry time and take these tips from me and use them each time you feel yourself not feeling worth it.

If you take my advice you wont ever get a down day again when it comes to scrolling through social media.

Much loves and always keep your chin up.

Til next time

A social update

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Just incase you are a new follower – here is where you can find me other than here and I try to make each one not the same otherwise that would be boring, right?


So Facebook I am relatively new with my page on there so any newbies would be great

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MY FACEBOOK PAGE

I love a bit of tweeting and I’ve made some amazing friends through blogging and sharing ideas with them and just general chit chat. If you want to know anything twitter will have the answer (of course you have Google but you got interactive discussions on twitter)

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MY TWITTER ACCOUNT

Then of course there’s Instagram. Whether it’s a quote you want to share or a photo you’ve captured and you’re proud of then insta is the best place to share it.

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MY INSTAGRAM PROFILE

Feel free to share yours in the comments too.

Don’t let social media ruin your life

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I know as I am writing this it is on some form of social media. But this is our little blogging community and on a whole people are lovely and super inspiring.

Ok let’s get down to it…

INSTAGRAM

You have two typicals that you probably compare yourself to

1) whatever they post they get loads of likes even if you think yours is just as good, it’s the person they are liking most of the time not the pics. Sometimes they do have fabulous feeds. But really it’s nice to get to know the real person behind their Instagram. People are not just photos they are more wonderful than that.

2) No matter how hard you have tried it just doesn’t seem to come close to the followers or likes of the said group of instagrammers above. You get frustrated when you don’t get the appreciation too. Please don’t worry, it doesn’t make you any less of a person. Its only an app after all.

FACEBOOK

Don’t get me wrong, facebook is a wonderful thing to keep in contact with friends and relatives. But it’s when it becomes something quite destructive that you need to question whether it’s good for you or not.

The egos of some people they post something provoking and then the more fuel is added to that fire the bigger their egotistical minds get. Sad people really.

Then on the other hand there’s the ones who don’t give themselves down time from facebook, they comment on everything, like everything and post quite erraticly, that’s facebook addiction.

TWITTER

I always look at Twitter as the Fomo app (fear of missing out). You can be on there for absolute hours and not have gained anything but hours of just scrolling through tweet after tweet.

Using it for the greater good is always the way forward. It’s one of my favourite social media platforms to use. Surround yourself with happy people on Twitter and you won’t be just scrolling you’ll be Sending out positive energy and making great friends.

It’s always a question i hear a lot and here’s the answer.

Those that don’t love you for who you are are not your people. Delete and move on.

Hope you’ll look at social media differently after this.

Til next time

Don’t let Instagram define who you are

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I love Instagram as much as the next person but what I really can’t stand is when someone compares themselves to an instagram feed. After all it’s a bunch of somebody else’s pictures they’ve uploaded – maybe edited them to their liking and to fit in with their theme.

You may know this instagrammer personally or you may not of even met. Either way please do not compare yourself to someone else’s life. Whether that’s how it is or that’s how they want to portray it. You have your own life and own mind and your own feed to post real things that make you happy to look back at.

I would rather people who visited my instagram were left with a warm feeling of how one of my pictures helped them in some way – i love to write a little positivity with my pictures or a funny story.

Don’t be a sheep and follow be a flamingo. Stand tall and stand out because of just being you.

Thanks for stopping by

Til next time

MAKE YOUR INSTAGRAM STORIES STAND OUT

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Last night i decided to do a video on what apps i have started using on my Instagram stories – to make them more interesting to watch.

I’ve spent most of this morning editing it and now it’s finally up on my YouTube channel.

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Or you can just type holzie into the YouTube search bar.

Feedback on my videos are always much appreciated.

Til next time…Much love xxx

Hello July

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Hello and welcome to July.

As I’m writing this its the 1st day of the month.

Its been a boiling hot day yet again, so i haven’t been able to sit in the cool and write until now which is 9pm to be precise.

I am one of those people that are all about starting the month on a good note.

I’m taking a week off Facebook so i can concentrate on me and my wellbeing and not worry about what others are doing/moaning about.

I am not going to let myself be walked over like a mug. I deserve better, so the guy who I’ve been swooning over has had far too many ‘I’ll let you offs’. I need someone who worships the ground i walk on…more like wheel myself on ha ha.

This month is all about self love and self care for me. I don’t want added stress. I need to focus on making me a priority for once.

Do this for yourself too. Know your worth and add tax as they say – who ever they is.

Heres to a lovely July for us all

Thanks for stopping by

Til next time…

Holzieloves xxx

You can find me here

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A follower of my blog notified me and said the Social Media links on my sidebar wasn’t working…

That has now been fixed but I thought I would link them here too along with my new video over on YouTube.

Click on the text above the pics to take you directly to it.

MY INSTAGRAM

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MY PINTEREST

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MY TWITTER

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I can’t seem to shrink the youtube video but here it is anyways I uploaded it today.

It will play within the blog post…

Thank you to all of you that follow me on here too. I love my little blogging family.

See you next time

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Wam bam this is how i use Instagram

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I myself haven’t stumbled across any blog posts of late doing this kind of thing – maybe a how I edit my Instagram photos but this is totally different.

I’m gonna talk you through how I use Instagram and for good use too.

Ok so as you can see I don’t have a huge following for my blog Instagram but as you can see I pretty much follow those who follow me if I’m interested in their content. Those spam accounts or followers with 100k and following 300 don’t interest me, as I know they are just about numbers. I block them so they don’t pee me off again.

I always make sure I am giving a positive message out to others in my captions, and always use relevant hashtags. I try not to use too many hashtags but sometimes I get a bit carried away.

While on the topic of hashtags I like to follow topics that I’m really into and will give me inspiration and are motivational too. As you can see I’ve followed #Bulletjournal as I’m in the process of making one myself. There are some brilliant pages I could adapt and make my own.

The little save button on a post is great if you see a quote you like or an Etsy shop you want to revisit at a later date. You can kind of bookmark it and can put it into collections too. I don’t have too many at the mo but will definitely improve on this.

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If you’d like to follow my Instagram feel free the link is here

Saying that please know that Instagram isn’t just all about self-promo. It’s about inspiring others, making someone smile and occasionally make them spend money when they see a lippy/ item of clothing/something else fabulous you’ve got and they just love it.

Thanks for stopping by

Til next time…

How do you blog?

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If you are a blogger, chances are your office/work area looks very similar to this pic.

  • Your notepad with all the amazing ideas you have jotted down ready to type up and make them into an awesome blog post.
  • A cuppa of whatever you fancy. Something that’s going to keep you alert.
  • Your Phone/iPad to transfer any photos you have taken and edited ready for when you hit publish.
  • Some beauty products to apply inbetween your pauses…your thinking time.
  • Something to nibble on that’s going to give you a boost of energy to see you through your blogging sesh.
  • Your trusty laptop/computer where all the magic happens and you put the final touches and then promote from once your blog post goes live.

There are more bits of course that help along the way in the blogging process. Those above are to name a few.

We all have certain ways also on how we plan and put together a post. No two people are the same. That’s what makes us unique.

If you are new I post here on my lifestyle blog 3 times a week normally Tues/Thurs/Sat

See you in my next post

Til next time…

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My April Favourites

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Blimey, didn’t April just fly by…

I have had a think of what things I wanted to put in my favourites and here is what I came up with.

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You really won’t believe it but I was nosing around our local St Margarets Hospice Charity Shop and what did I spot on the top shelf but this beauty by Alexa Chung. I had borrowed it from our library a while back and it was £15 online so I thought one day I’ll get it. I managed to save my self a huge amount as it was £1.75. I love it and its pink too which makes me even happier.

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I had never purchased from everything5pounds.com and then I saw it on twitter I think and thought I would have a nose and I love what I managed to pick up. A grey sweater with ‘Crush on you’ embroidered on the left boob area. A denim mini skirt which will come in handy for back garden sunbathing. Lastly, a shoulder bag with a cloud and a rainbow. Its just big enough for all my bits and pieces. All 5 pounds each.

This is my ringtone I heard it on the Schwartzkopf advert and thought I was such a catchy tune and hadn’t really heard of Jax Jones before. Its one of those songs that gets you in a happy mood.

Ok, we have Roxanne from thebeautykingdom.com

Then its Abi from Ramblingsofablonde.co.uk

Then Sophia from Sophiaaaxo.com

Finally Gail from Gailhenderson.blog

All 4 of these ladies are funny, kind and inspirational in their own way. I enjoy interacting with them on a daily basis and glad to have met them online and hope to have them as friends for life.

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I saw this quote on someones Instagram and I instantly loved it and found it on google to save. I know that the majority of people would be beautiful inside out but there’s a minority that would not. Wouldn’t it be cool though if you could actually do this just for an hour or so?

Thanks for stopping by…

I hope you had a fab April and lets hope May brings us plenty of sunshine.

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