A social update

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.

LISTEN UP: DON’T LET SOCIAL MEDIA DIM YOUR LIGHT

I am a few days behind putting up my podcast episode on here but hey, better late than never.

It is all about social media and how some people use it wrongly and how to go about it the right way and also how I use it for the greater good.

I did touch on this in a previous blog post here  if you fancy a read 

If you would rather listen to me chat then click on one of the links below

No account is needed to listen on SoundCloud just your ears.

If you don’t have Spotify you are seriously missing out, what a fab app.

For all you Apple users out there.

See you in my next post… much loves

My Monthly Favourites For December

First of all i want to congratulate myself.

I’ve actually managed to stick to a whole year of writing my monthly favourites…small accomplishments and all that.

Anyways lets get on with this months faves.

FAVOURITE SONG

Play by Jax Jones and Years and years. It’s one I’ve very recently discovered and i absolutely love it.

FAVOURITE FOOD

These were things I’d never tried before but without a doubt I’d have it again and again – obviously had sprouts before but not with anything added to them. Stollen is a German cake i think with marzipan, fruit and other yummy things and looks a bit like fruit loaf but it’s so much more fancier.

FAVOURITE APPS

I Really enjoy my instagram stories and it’s good to try stand out. I think last month i done pocket video which can be used anywhere on social. But these 3 are especially for Instagram. Worth downloading to have a play around.

FAVOURITE QUOTE

The quote speaks for itself and doesn’t really need any explanation.

So December is nearly over and it’s been one hell of a month. Roll on the new year i say.

I do hope you all still aren’t eating turkey sandwiches.

(Got to be a long standing Christmas joke)

TTFN – ta ta for now for all who were thinking what on earth does that mean

Don’t let social media ruin your life

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

Being a tiny bit productive

Those days when you don’t really want to do much but you push yourself to be a little bit productive around the house.

So you start off with a scroll through all your social media platforms and waste like half the morning getting lost in your phone.

Snacks are a must so you go into the fridge and you know you should eat the fruit but a chocolate bar is waving at you. So you do yourself a deal and eat both.

Grabbing your make up bag and pulling up a YouTube tutorial you give it your best shot and hope you don’t look like a clown.

Taking the rest of your day to really chill out and watch your favourite film or series for godness knows how long…it gives you the option to continue watching of course you’re gonna say yes.

Once you’ve done your bits and pieces to end the day like cleaning your teeth you unwind and put your headphones on and listen to your playlists of the moment.

Your lazy days don’t have to just be bed or sofa days. But please know there’s nothing wrong with that.

How do you like to spend a chill day?

MAKE YOUR INSTAGRAM STORIES STAND OUT

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

Wam bam this is how i use Instagram

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…