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31/12/2018: Counting my blogging blessings and 2019 goals

Monday, 31 December 2018
Hello beautiful people, welcome to my blog.

Day 365 of 365.....




I started my blog this year, it is something I had always wanted to do.....I think I started considering it in 2013 but did't get to it till May this year......I don't know why I didn't start then sincerely......but better late than never, right?

Milestones:

1. Number of posts This post will be my 47th post when published....


2. Blog views: 16,000 and a bit views in 7 months, not so shabby.


3: Collaboration with brands: I worked with 20 brands....link to 14 posts below, 4 were just instagram posts while I am yet to shoot 2:
    a. Hephzyt Fashion
http://www.opeyemisdiary.com/2018/12/fully-covered-and-still-fly.html
    b. Eric Dress
http://www.opeyemisdiary.com/2018/12/how-eric-dressed-me.html
    c. Queenette Couture
http://www.opeyemisdiary.com/2018/11/queening-in-colourtastic-high-low-dress.html
    d. Virtue Clothier
http://www.opeyemisdiary.com/2018/11/clothed-in-virtue.html
    e. Symdey Couture
www.opeyemisdiary.com/2018/11/peaching-with-ankara-details.html
 http://www.opeyemisdiary.com/2018/10/little-black-dress-aka-lbd-garnished.html
    f. SGTC Clothing
http://www.opeyemisdiary.com/2018/10/suited-up-with-ankara-skirt.html
    g. Lomzy
http://www.opeyemisdiary.com/2018/08/why-maxis-are-my-favourite-fit-turtle.html
http://www.opeyemisdiary.com/2018/07/chiffon-maxi-dress-and-ankara-head-wrap.html
    h.Timeless Wares
http://www.opeyemisdiary.com/2018/10/timeless-chic-with-denim-on-denim-and.html
    i.House of Loocz
http://www.opeyemisdiary.com/2018/09/a-made-in-nigeria-little-black-dress.html
    j.Teethrone
http://www.opeyemisdiary.com/2018/09/ankara-and-sheer-dress.html
    k. Purple Heart Vintage
http://www.opeyemisdiary.com/2018/09/why-you-need-vintage-clothes.html
    L.Unknown Brand
http://www.opeyemisdiary.com/2018/08/how-to-wear-one-dress-for-15-days-case.html
    m. Vintage Closet
http://www.opeyemisdiary.com/2018/07/denimstripes-and-animal-print-denim.html
    n.Design for Love
http://www.opeyemisdiary.com/2018/05/ankara-work-style-design-for-love-dfl-x.html
http://www.opeyemisdiary.com/2018/05/design-for-love-dfl-set-ankara-skirt.html

4: Collaboration with fellow bloggers: I collaborated with Princess Audu three times...see link to blog posts below
     a. http://www.opeyemisdiary.com/2018/12/christmas-outfit-with-princess-audu.html
     b.http://www.opeyemisdiary.com/2018/11/how-to-transition-your-outfit-from-day.html
     c.http://www.opeyemisdiary.com/2018/11/how-to-mix-prints-with-princess-audu.html

5: My photos are on two international brand's websites.........see photos and  link below

   
 https://www.monki.com/en_gbp/clothing/dresses/product.oversized-t-shirt-dress-black.0607888004.html

http://www.opeyemisdiary.com/2018/12/how-eric-dressed-me.html

https://www.ericdress.com/product/Ericdress-Long-Sleeves-Bodycon-Stripe-Cold-Shoulder-Womens-Dress-13455872.html


5: Instagram: I had like 1200 followers when I started blogging in May but I am at 2718 followers as at the time of writing this post

My nine instagram photos with most likes


My top photos by instagram enegagement


6: Reposts on big instagram feature pages......Yes, it is a big deal to me....below is my most reposted photo....see related blog post here


6: I opened my facebook page in May when I started the blog and have 949 likes as at when writing this post

7: I am still struggling with twitter.....still trying to get a hang of how it works but here is my current status....it will be better next year.


2019 blog and social media goals
Goal: To Improve my blogging and social media experience
Activity:
a. Post on my blog at least once a week
b. Post on all social media platforms at least once a day

c. Post good quality pictures on blog and social media platforms
Sub activity
 c1. Camera upgrade.....research to know which camera is great for fashion blogging and buy same
 c2. Scout for locations with good ambience before shoot
 c3. learn how to use light-room to edit photos
 c4 Subscribe for light-room

D. Network and meet other bloggers
E. Attend events that will be helpful
F. Reach out to other bloggers on social media
G. Collaborate with other bloggers
H. Research and learn about SEO
I. Learn and do videos
J. More lifestyles posts viz. travel even if it is within Nigeria, book reviews
K. Improve my writing....minimal word less posts.

Related: How to set achievable New year resolutions / Goals / Plans

What else do you think I can do to improve my blog and social media experience?

Happy new year and Thanks for stopping by:
XO.

How to set achievable New year resolutions / Goals / Plans

Sunday, 30 December 2018

Hello Beautiful people, welcome to my blog

At the beginning of every year, I draw up plans or new year resolutions but find that I do not abide by or achieve even one of them whilst taking stock at the end of the year and that applies to a lot of the people I know.
I feel the main reason why this happens is because we set goals or draw up our plans in an ambiguous manner which makes them unachievable.
This blog post is an attempt by me to set goals and break them down by activity that will help make them achievable......with action of course.


Goal 1. To better manage time
Activities:
a. Set alarm
b. Set reminders
c. Have a daily to do list
d. Do what needs to be done immediately - No procrastination
e. Reduce time spent on social media....set reminder to be notified when the designated social media time is up
f. Prioritize and set boundaries
G. Avoid the couch and bed whilst working


2. To better manage money
a. Prepare a monthly budget and stick to it
b. Budget for those things you tend to over spend on too and ensure you stick to it
c. No window shopping so as not to impulse buy
d. Unsubscribe from receiving promotional mails from those tempting sites
e. Uninstall those shopping apps
f. UN-follow those tempting pages on Instagram
g. Get a side hustle
h. Save... save....save
i. Invest....Invest....Invest



Goal 3. To Embrace a healthy lifestyle
Activities:
a. Cut off fizzy drinks and junk food
b. Eat small portions three times daily
c. Cut down Carbohydrate
d. Eat more fruits and vegetables
e. Drink more water
f. Sleep for at least 7 hours daily
g. Exercise *sigh


Goal 4. To Improve my blogging and social media experience
Activity:
a. Post on my blog at least once a week
b. Post on all social media platforms at least once a day

c. Post good quality pictures on blog and social media platforms
Sub activity
 c1. Camera upgrade.....research to know which camera is great for fashion blogging and buy same
 c2. Scout for locations with good ambience before shoot
 c3. learn how to use light-room to edit photos
 c4 Subscribe for light-room

D. Network and meet other bloggers
E. Attend events that will be helpful
F. Reach out to other bloggers on social media
G. Collaborate with other bloggers
H. Research and learn about SEO




Goal 5: To seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness
a. Daily devotion
 a1: Set alarm
 a2: Avoid bed and couch whilst on it
 a3: Avoid using Bible app on phone
 a4: Stand as much as possible

b. Attend all Church activities as much as possible
c. Be diligent at my point of service
d. Be a giver/sow seeds in the house of God and in the life of people
c. Listen to and obey the voice of God through the holy spirit
d. Fleeing from all appearnace of evil....so help me God
f. Being a gracious person
g. Forgive people quickly and also ask people to forgive me when I am wrong.....not expecting too much from people helps

h. Read Bible from Genesis to Revelation.
 h1: Buy three guides......for home, office and handbag

i. Speak life always
j. Keep good company
k. Just be an all round good person.....putting out good to the world, not just religious.


The above is an attempt at breaking down goals to make them achievable, how did I do?
P.S.
1. You don't have to wait till the beginning of a new year to set goals, it can be any time.....we live in a dynamic world, your goals should not be static as well so you are not left behind.
2. Write your goals down.
3. Set timelines
4. Do variance analysis from time to time..... compare planned results and timelines to real results and timelines to see where there is a variance. Put plans in place to manage negative variance(you may need to re-strategize), take what you did to achieve positive variance and apply to others.
5. Don't forget to pat yourself on the back when you hit a milestone.
6. Don't beat yourself up if you are trying and you seem not to be achieving those results or meeting those timelines, just keep trying ..... changing tactics or re-strategizing  may help......research how others did it......get a mentor.

P.S. My dress is from May Rush - 08093556052

What do you think of this method of goal setting? Do you have a better way? Pray tell in the comment section.

Thanks for stopping by:
XO.

Independence day special: How I feel about Nigeria

Monday, 1 October 2018

Hello Beautiful people, welcome to My blog. Happy Independence day to my fellow Nigerians


For the benefit of my Non-Nigerian readers, Nigeria is 58 today. 58 years since we got independence from the British, our colonial masters.


My relationship with Nigeria especially in very recent times is a love-hate one


One Minute I am singing "this Nigeria is our own" "the land is green" etc and another minute I am asking somebody or surfing the web for what I need to do to get a Canadian citizenship since that is pretty easier than that of other countries.


Like today for example, there is a public holiday and PHCN decided to withhold power supply?! I planned to put this post up in the morning but that didn't work out obviously


But while reflecting...I realized that there is a lot to be grateful for so I choose to be thankful


Thankful that inspite of the predictions that Nigeria will be a failed state, we are not


Thankful that what will normally break other countries and send them to war, we are still standing....standing together


Thankful that what ever seed you put in the soil will germinate


Thankful for the natural resources which God has bestowed unto us, even though some times i feel it is the bane of our country.
Thankful for the absence of natural disasters....hopefully there is none waiting to happen


Thankful that we always find a way to make the best out of really horrible situations.


Even though like the slab I have my leg on which needs work, our country needs work but hand in hand we can make it work.....it starts with you and I.....we are the generation, we are stronger and we know better than before.


Dear Lord, put the love for one another in our hearts so that we will consider the effect our actions, inaction, decisions and the choices we make have on others always, Amen.


As a Nigerian, what are you grateful for?
Let's gist in the comment section

Thanks for stopping by:
XO