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Self Care Sunday (Thursday?) #6 – Have a Cup Of Tea

Fist and for most, I apologize for my extended absence. I explain this a little more in depth my very fist “Lets Talk” post.  And yes, I know that its technically a Thursday, but I figured that I owed you guys a self care tip.

One of the simplest ways to take care of yourself is to just take a second, relax, and have a hot cup of tea (or coffee, but I don’t do caffein). Theres something extremely calming about putting on the kettle and steeping a cup of tea, especially when its in my favourite mug .Which so happens to be any of the mugs from Indigo Books.

But I especially love this “Tea Freak” mug!

Tea Freak Mug

In my favourite mug, I love to steep peppermint tea . I appreciate the fact that it can calm my stomach (because I definitely need that when I’m anxious). I drink it mostly though because it’s caffine free and I love the taste of it. At this point I’m pretty sure I’m made of 90% peppermint tea. In a day I’ll have minimum one, sometime more like three or four teas, it really depends where my stress level is, and how close I am to a Starbucks.

So my tip this week? Take a break, put on the kettle, and make yourself some tea.

And yes, there will be a self care Sunday post up this Sunday!

What are you doing this Sunday to take care of yourself? Whatever you end up doing, post it on Instagram with #selfcaresunday and make sure you tag me @jordananne76 so I can see it! maybe you’ll even be featured on my #selfcaresunday page!

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Process Post #7 – Monetization? Yes? No? Maybe so.

Do I want to monetize my blog eventually? Yes. Do I think I’m ready to monetize my blog now? Not even a little bit.

I’m still at a point with my blog where monetization doesn’t feel quite right because I have yet to build a solid audience, or even any audience yet.  So my first step to monetization is clearly building my audience. To build my audience I plan to focus my voice and my theme. Right now I’m working with two arguably very different topics, makeup and self care. However, I feel like I can easily make these two topics work more seamlessly together by expanding my overall theme to beauty, and how beauty is an important part of self care. I feel like centring my theme will help me more easily find an audience, and keep this audience coming back. At which point, I would have enough of a returning audience to warrant putting advertisements on my blog.

Audience is an important part of monetizing through adds, because having an audience gives advertisers confidence that eyes are in fact seeing their advertisements. However, audience is also important in other kinds of monetization, like sponsored content. Having a blog that largely focuses on makeup leaves me open to monetization through sponsorships. Whether these are sponsored posts based on a brand as a whole, or reviews that are sponsored based on a brands single item, sponsorships are another form of monetization that I’ve thought about, that is also based on audience. Sponsorships are based on audience, much like advertisements, because brands want to know that their products are being seen, but audience is also important for sponsorships because a larger audience gets sponsorships in the first place. If a brand see’s that I have have a real following, they are more likely to sponsor one of my posts, and allow me to advertise and support their products.

I’ve learned that much of monetization is based on audience, and I’ve realized how much work I’m going to have to put into my blog if I’m serious about monetizing. This is work that I am very willing to put in though.

Is monetizing always a good thing though? At this point in my process I’m not sure I have an answer to that. I want to say yes of course, but I’m also a starving university student who would be stoked with a extra five bucks, so I don’t think I’m the best judge at this point. Right now I’m focusing on keeping my truest voice, and making myself, as well as others, happy. If one day this leads to being able to monetize, great, but if staying true to me means that I don’t end up monetizing, well thats okay too.

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