Month: December 2018

Christmas thoughts anyone? Is it actually all fun and food and family!!

Am sure most of us dread moments like this😧

So, Christmas has come and gone but for some this Christmas has left them even worse off than before. Am sure we’re all thinking 🤔 that’s impossible right? After all Christmas is a time of fun,family and food ,let’s not forget the drinks 🍸as well. It’s a time most of us dedicate to loved ones both family and friends alike. But then for some Christmas tends to leave a bitter taste in their mouth that will most probably last till the next 365days of the new year.

Now here is a scenario you might be familiar with, there’s a variety of food and drinks and you’re ready to dig in and just have a good time, but a discussion comes up about what everyone has been up to during the year.

1.Your brother just graduated or ended the semester with amazing grades.

2.Sister has probably got a new job and she is receiving cool cash.

3. Cousin just did her engagement and looking forward to his/her wedding.

4. Your aunt is having a baby but then another of your cousin just bought a new car and just moved into a new apartment.

Everyone is so busy narrating how much fun they have had ,how much they have grown, the numerous wonderful expectations of the next year, but no one notices YOU who hasn’t made any contributions so far.

What you might be thinking of!!

If your thoughts are influenced by the achievements or the perception of others about you ,then the problem isn’t them but rather your lack of appreciation for your own achievements. No matter how small they might be.

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The thought of the different scars littering your body from all the cuts you’ve inflicted, all the time you’ve thought of ending it all(maybe it’ll be better that way), you think back on the job(s) lost, the failing grades,the poor academic results, the lack of promotion at work, the broken hearts, the inability to pay rent or even buy fuel for your car(if you bought one), the divorce, the abuse and victimization.

After cracking your brain a little bit you still cannot think of anything which you should be proud of except of course still been alive counts as an achievement. Thinking to the depression you’ve fought with throughout the year, you look back to the amount of friends you’ve lost during the year, the betrayals you’ve felt and have been subjected to during the year , the loved ones you’ve lost during the year with or without an opportunity to say goodbye.

All these weighs deep on your heart. Looking around the room you see the smiles on everyone’s face,the joy they all exude as they chit chat during the meal of their “dream perfect life”. What else can you do ,but to put up a strong front and join in, you laugh louder than everyone else in the room, you chip in here and there in each discussion.

You just don’t want to ruin a perfect celebration with tour imperfect life. But then, I am here to let you know that those perceived imperfections, those awful events, those hurtful events all these summed together proves that more than anyone witted in that room you’re a survivor, you must not have it all together.

It’s ok to be confused, out of sorts, abnormal, depressed, sad,anxious and just weighed down. But it’s how to take charge of this situation and turn it into something positive, all this negative events should serve as a driving force to push you to greater heights and greater thoughts. It’s when faced with challenges we are able to tap into our own intelligence and bring forth solutions we never imagined possible.

Instead of sitting on that table feeling bad and all gloomy, refuse to be weighed down by other people’s reality, no need to put up a facade to please or fit into societal or family standards, it might not be easy but then trying to be what you’re not does greater harm than good .

The fact remains that you’re not like the facade you put up, you are unique and you need to tap into your potential and rise up and roar like a lion that you’re and refuse to sit back and watch life move you but rather begin to move life itself ,begin to move in the strength of your vision and potential.

So hey ,the Christmas thought of 2018, don’t always move in the direction life pulls you into ,but rather fight through it and create your own direction and ultimate destination. You have one life to live,don’t live it in facade. Go out get that degree, quit that job you don’t like and go apply for your dream job, don’t lower your standards for anyone they either meet up or step off. 2019 is here and I really do care, I refuse to limit myself or my abilities.

I choose ; to take care of mental health and protect my peace and happiness above all things, to surround myself with people and things that seek to bring out only the best in me without the negative pressure.

I choose ; to not be too hard on myself , to push myself to the limit of my greatness but not push myself beyond my limits both emotionally and physically, to not limit myself to societal standards but to rise above all of that to prove that of a fact been different is the new cool❤

❤ I hope this helps you through the new year.

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15+ Holiday Blog Post Ideas

Hey Blogger, how’s the holiday moving? It’s possible you have already been cooking up holiday blog posts for your blog. I have decided to make this easy with my list of holiday blog post ideas.

This holiday blog post ideas will be useful for you as a Blogger, no matter your niche. If you are a fashion Blogger, beauty Blogger, lifestyle Blogger, music Blogger, entertainment Blogger, whatever kind of Blogger you are, these holiday blog post ideas will provide a good content plan for you.

1. New Years Eve Outfit Ideas

This will suit you the most if you are a fashion Blogger. Share with your blog readers, what you plan to wear on New year’s eve. You can also share with them ideas on what they can wear for the new years eve.

You can even share a late post, well after the new year on what you wore for a New Year’s Eve dinner.

Topic ideas

1. What I wore for New Year’s Eve
2. Steller ideas on what to wear for New Year’s Eve
3. New Year’s Eve outfit ideas
4. All Black New Year’s Eve Inspo
5. How to revamp your last New Year’s Eve outfit for this year.
6. Best colour combinations for New Year’s Eve

2. Favorite holiday songs

You can prepare a list of songs that you love to have on your phone for Christmas. This is also an excellent holiday blog post idea for music Bloggers. Music Bloggers can prepare a holiday mix for their blog readers.

Topic Ideas

1. My top 10 favorite holiday songs
2. Special holiday mix
3. My Favorite Christmas Songs
4. New Music: holiday song releases
5. Songs to listen to this holiday

3. Holiday wish list

What would you love to have the most this holiday season? Write a post on your wish list this holiday season. You can also urge your blog readers to share with you their wish lists too. It would definitely be fun to read a list of what your blog readers fancy the most.

Topic Ideas

1. My Holiday wish list
2. What’s your holiday wish list?

4. Favorite holiday movies

What movies do you never get tired of seeing during the holidays? Share the list with your blog readers. This is also a superb holiday blog post idea for Movie Bloggers.

You can share a compilation of movies showing this holiday season, their movie trailers and what they should expect.

Topic ideas

1. Top cinema movies this season
2. Movies I watch every holiday
3. My best holiday movie list
4. What to watch this season
5. Our top 10 all-time favorite holiday movies

5. Favorite holiday activities

What do you love to do most during the holidays? I personally love to go out to the beach or see a movie with friends.

If you are in Lagos, I have reviewed a few beaches for you, you can click on each to check them out and compare.

Elegushi beach
Oniru beach
Lekki leisure lake
Santa Cruz beach

Topic ideas

1. My Holiday beach experience
2. What I don’t miss during the holidays

6. New year goals

What are your plans for the new year? This holiday blog idea is one of the most popular ones for the festive season.

Let your blog readers have a peek into what the new year is about to look like.

Topic ideas

1. My New year goals
2. Last year in retrospect
3. What’s your new year going to be like?

7. Holiday food recipes

No serious food Blogger misses this post. I see a lot of food Bloggers developing and writing really awesome food content for the holidays.

Create an easy, interesting or really new food recipe to share with your readers and fans this holiday season.

Topic ideas

1. Slow cooking recipes for the holidays
2. Recipe revamp!
3. Best dishes for breakfast this holiday
4. Healthy meals to make this holiday

8. Holiday gift ideas

Whether it is how to wrap gifts for the holidays or last minute gift ideas or gift ideas for loved ones, pick any of them and share on your blog.

If you like, you might give examples of gifts that you have shared in times past with people during the holiday period.

Topic ideas

1. Holiday gift ideas for your boyfriend/girlfriend
2. Last minute gift wrapping styles
3. Affordable gift shops in (state, area, country)
4. Online gift shops to buy holiday gifts from
5. Secret Santa gift ideas

9. What you love the most about the holidays

Well, if you ask me, I love the harmattan the most during the holidays. The smell of harmattan is so calming and beautiful. It always reminds me of previous holidays. Beautiful memories flood my head at the first smell of harmattan.

You can also decide to share what you love the most about Christmas/New year or Thanksgiving holidays.

Topic ideas

1. What I love most about Christmas
2. Favourite New year traditions I love

10. Holiday bucket list ideas

What have you been dying to do the whole year? What would you love to do before the end of the year or this new year? Share your bucket list with your blog readers.

Topic ideas

1. My holiday bucket list ideas
2. What do you want to do before the end of this year?
3. Top 10 bucket list ideas for the holidays

11. Holiday travel

I told one of my Blogger friends who mentioned that she would be going to Sweden to not forget to develop as many ideas as possible for her blog. Don’t waste your holiday travel fun.

Create content out of it for your readers. Share pictures, exciting moments and notable places they can see when they get to the destination. Be as resourceful and fun as possible.

Topic Ideas

1. My xyz travel experience
2. Places I plan to visit the holiday
3. My holiday travel bucket list
4. What you should know about xyz
5. Places to visit in xyz during the holidays
6. Where to eat during the holidays in xyz
7. Tips to visiting xyz for the first time.

12. Holiday discount list

Where do you normally shop during the holidays? Do you know any discount or holiday steals? Have a promo code to share?

Let your blog readers share in the shopping excitement this season. Ask them to list online giveaway, discount or promo stops for others to check out too.

Topic ideas

1. My favorite holiday discount shops
2. Where to buy holiday items for cheap
3. Giveaway prices you don’t want to miss
4. Where to shop this Christmas/New Year

13. Your best holiday gift ever

Share your best holiday gift with your readers. This is a very exciting holiday blog post idea as you can urge your readers to share with you their own best holiday gifts ever.

Topic ideas

1. Best holiday gift I have ever received
2. Best gifts to give anyone this season
3. Compilation of best gifts for anyone
4. Best holiday gift unwrap (video)

14. What the holiday means to you

Whether it is Christmas or Easter or New Year or Valentine’s Day, what do they mean to you. Share with your readers the importance of this special season. How much has it impacted on you year in year out. Would you celebrate the holidays if there were no gift exchange or anything associated with them?

Topic ideas

1. The meaning of Christmas
2. What Easter means to me
3. Jesus’ birth and its significance today
4. Why Christmas means a lot to me
5. Why Christmas means so much to me

15. Holiday thankfulness

Share with your readers what you are thankful for this season. What are you happy about? What would you like to be publicly grateful for? You can even begin a 30 Day thankfulness series before the start of the holiday.

Topic ideas

1. 30 Days of Thanksgiving
2. 10 Things I am grateful for this season

16. Holiday hairstyles

This is a great holiday blog post idea for hair bloggers. You can share an easy tutorial for your hair enthusiasts.

Topic Ideas

1. Fabulous holiday hairstyles
2. Easy hairstyles to try this holiday

17. Favorite Hangout places

Apart from the beach and some other popular travel destinations, some notable places are worth sharing about this holiday.

Restaurants, parks, malls and nice hangouts in your area or state are good places to write about this festive season.

Topic ideas

1. Top 10 places to eat this holiday
2. Romantic getaway destinations for couples

These are just 15 holiday blog post ideas, it is endless. You can either pick from any of these or find new topic ideas for your blog.

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