Hello all, as we come in to July I’m sure we are looking behind us and thinking ‘umm where has the rest of the year gone?’… Yep, me too! Where has it gone?
I think because of COVID 19 we have been cooped up inside and the worry, anxiety and confusion has made time fly by like seconds and next thing we know we are literally over half way through the year.
I’m not happy with government decisions and I really disagree with how fast things are moving in terms of people going back to work, using public transport more, not thinking masks, gloves and anti bacterial matter anymore and the silly (my opinion) decisions to open up non essential shops and pubs so soon..
The fact the government have decided to open pubs and non essential shops before some of the most clinical and clean stores is beyond me! They are somehow hoping that those drunk or under the influence will somehow jump to follow guidance, social distancing and totally not break any of the rules… Let’s face it, this isn’t going to end well. I assume we will have more crime and fights around pubs and restaurants due to restrictions and limitations and those who are drunk may not want to follow suit so will kick off. Can we learn nothing from the current happenings in Leicester?
My apologies if you disagree but It is clear that the government are putting the economy before safety and health and it is certainly going to cause more fatalities and potential further more intense lockdown again sooner rather than later and I am not going to be part of that cause.
Pubs and non essential shopping outside home is not on my list in the coming months. For any clothes and cosmetics I want, I will continue to shop online. For any alcohol, I will get during my essential food shop and create a better atmosphere at home to have a cheeky tipple whilst staying safe.
My start to July
For me, July 1st started a little rocky. I felt super disheartened and self doubt came creeping in hard. After feeling a little poopy on the morning I was then looking through emails when I received a response from a brand basically telling me I didn’t meet their requirements and therefore would not collaborate with me on my pitch I had sent to them about a body positivity post. So basically I don’t have enough followers and therefore am not good enough for them. I won’t lie, I cried. After feeling a little down, it really was the cherry on top and my self doubt hit even harder. I was saddened that brands often focus on followers rather than genuine, quality content and bloggers, but hey ho! I am worth more and I have to realise that to carry on and keep going. What brands should keep in mind is that followers can be bought and they can be strategically done too. Number of followers doesn’t really reflect the content or the creator and it’s super important to remember that.
Shortly after, I received notifications on Instagram and Twitter and found out that I had won another #BlogosphereCommunityChallenge with my self portrait magazine worthy cover! I cried and laughed and it made me so happy that I was good enough to win another challenge by a company that mean the world to me. Click here to see the cover I won with!
My July goals
- Reach 1k on Twitter and Instagram
- Improve DA and learn more about SEO
- Go out of my comfort zone and do more things I never thought I could
- Work on more collaborations
- Kick self doubts butt
- Get my Youtube channel up and running again with a change in content
- Work on the ‘Parenting’ section of my blog
- Schedule all of Octobers posts and work on the rest of the years content
- Support more small businesses and make them realise how wonderful they are
Thank you for reading. What are your July goals?
Let me know in the comments.