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Tips On How to Get Your Groove Back Into Regular Content

Since I’ve been back, I’m learning that blogging and content creating is hard, really hard! And if you don’t stay on top of things, then you can quickly lose yourself and become so inflated that you give up the whole thing. I’ve been there too many times *trust me*.  As we are close to a New Year, I thought it would be good to write a few tips on how to stay on top of your goals.  

Write and write 

Thanks to thecococreativ, I was able to not worry about the logistics of my website and focus on my writing. It was great because I was able to write. Write like I was writing my diary. I didn’t read over my work I just kept on writing and decided that it would be best to go back to what I wrote once I was ready to publish the post. 

Spend some time just writing down how you feel. As a travel content creator, write down your experiences and ask yourself the following questions: 

  • How did the country make you feel?
  • What did you learn about yourself?
  • Do you have any tips you can share in that specific country?

I feel like if you want to you can write up to two or even three posts on just one country. For example, I went to Paris for my birthday this year and here’s what I wrote:

Take some time out and talk to people who understand your platform. It can be a friend or someone in your content creating community. You never know how they may be able to advise or give you tips on what you can write on next. 

I now use writing as a form of therapy. I have a lot to say, and there is no way you can keep a girl like me quiet! So if you need some ideas, do give me a shout! 

Get out the house

Thanks to Char of memoirs & musing. I learnt that it’s so important to get out of the house. I am lucky that I can also write at home, but it has to start away from home. Take yourself to a local café or a library. If you live in London, I can suggest a great place – the South Bank Centre. It’s not as good as it was back in the day but has space for you to get your head down. 

Try your local Starbucks if you have one. Set yourself a deadline for writing a couple of posts, and you will be surprised how much you get done.  Another thing to is write the headings of posts and then just do the intro with a few headings. You will see how easy it is to flesh out the content once you have the body.

Go to events 

Thanks to events such as Black British Travel Meet Up, WomenInTravel and Black Travel Creators (haha). I was able to learn so much from other content creators. I remember a brand mentioning that as a travel blogger, there is so much one can talk on. 

As content creators, we don’t realise how much influence we have over someone. Not to mention that as a traveller, we can talk about virtually everything! It doesn’t have to focus solely on travel. Yes, travel can be the sole purpose, but have some fun and talk about fashion, food, skincare, hair care. 

Don’t limit yourself is what I’m saying here!

Remind yourself why you started in the first place 

Why did you start your platform in the first place?  

Ask yourself this daily. Like every single day!

If you have been following My Breaking Views from the beginning, you will know my journey. I wanted a space for young people to share their opinions on political issues. Studying International Politics at uni/college made me want to speak about the problems around the world. I also wanted to share areas of my study exchange but doubted that I could talk about it. I now have a few study exchange posts, which you can also dip into.

Utilise your lunch breaks 

I often can write a few words here and there while on my lunch break. Use the time it’s there for your side hustle!

In summary

  • Write to yourself like you’re a friend to yourself. 
  • Remind yourself how amazing your platform is and why you started it in the first place. 
  • Tell yourself why you must and should keep going! 
  • It may give you that small push you need to get writing. Start with this is my baby, and I got to keep going! 

Thank you for reading my blog post. I hope you enjoyed my few tips I shared on how I stay motivated! What about you? What keeps you motivated for your blog.  

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Feel the Fear & Do it Anyway

It always seems impossible until it’s done – Nelson Mandela

I was going to title my first blog post: “Disappointed with my lack of consistency.” But then realised that the title would’ve been a little too harsh. My boyfriend reminded me that being disappointed with myself wasn’t where I should be, so I instead titled it ‘Feel the Fear & Do it Anyway.’ 

Many people ask me when I was going to relaunch the blog. I came up with excuse after excuse like, ‘I think too many people are in the game now’ or ‘I don’t think blogging is for me’ … This, of course, we’re all just excuses I made to not follow my passion for writing and telling my story. Very truthfully, it was also a cover-up of what was going on in my life.  

Without going into too much detail, I was in a bad place and blogging was the least of my concerns. Thankfully, I got the help that I needed. I hope one day I can write about it because I know there are several people who could benefit from some help. 

For a long time.

I would torture myself by constantly thinking *negative* thoughts that were destructive and frankly didn’t help me with my life. I would focus on feelings of regret like: I wish I had started my blog while living in Singapore, or I wish I didn’t keep stopping and starting and just kept going. It was pure agony. I felt like I had failed so many times to the point where I reached a standstill: I got too afraid of trying again and relaunching the blog.  

I know I shouldn’t but for some annoying reason, I felt like I should be disappointed with myself. Disappointed for being inconsistent, disappointed for allowing life to push me into quitting the blog… You see, life did get to me. It got to the point that I had to stop blogging. Relinquishing it all felt like some form of peace. 

It was only much later that I realised taking a step back and removing myself from the situation would be the better option. Not only for myself but also for my loved ones.  

And so, I escaped. I escaped from all of it and once I was out, I realised I had no reason to be disappointed with starting my blog again.   

I did a lot of thinking and understood the truth which is: I am only human. I have bad days and I have good days. On my bad days I slow down, and I am no longer guilty of slowing down! In fact, I’m glad I did. I needed to take the time out to reflect and grow. Sometimes it is good to start again. It means you are coming back stronger, wiser and a whole lot better! 

What now..

Since I’ve been gone, I have grown mentally and spiritually. I relaunched this website, I’ve started a platform called Black Travel Creators and I even managed to organise a travel event (with the help of Wandurlustcalls of course!). I’ve done so much behind the scenes and I now feel like I needed a place to share who I really am. 

I am coming out of my shell again. I’m so hopeful for both myself and My Breaking Views. 

My Breaking Views is back once again, still trying, still going and nothing is going to stop me!  

Feel the Fear & Do it Anyway

Read also: Birthday Reflections: Five Life Rules I Will Be Living By This Year.

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My first award: Liebster Award!

I can’t Thank God enough! Last day of the first month and I’m so excited to announce that I have been awarded the Liebster Award! This is my first reward that I have received for my blog and hopefully the first of many. I want to say a BIG Thanks to WanderlustCalls for the nomination. Make sure to show her inspirational travel blog some love!

WHAT IS THE LIEBSTER AWARD?

Liebster is the German word for dearest. The award itself started back in 2011 and is given to bloggers by other bloggers. The aim of the Liebster Award is to welcome and recognise the work of new bloggers.

THE LIEBSTER AWARD INTERVIEW:

1. What is your top goal for your blog in 2017?

Oh woow. There is so much I would like to do with my blog this year, but I think my top goal would be to enjoy the journey and get myself connected with other bloggers because I haven’t done this in the past. I also would also like to collaborate my blog with my YouTube channel which is due to come out soon!

Overall, I hope to expand MyBreakingViews Platform!!

2. What is your favourite thing about blogging?

I think the most favourite thing I enjoy about my blog is how I can now connect with a wider range of other blogs and people.

3. What would you say is your best quality?

Hmmm… this is a difficult one but I would say that my best quality is I am extremely ambitious and I always go the extra mile to do my best!

4. What was your favourite blog post that you wrote?

Hmmm…. this is another tricky one I must admit! I love all my posts! No I am joking!
I would say my most favourite post to date has been Why Let Society Dictate When You Get Married?” – have a read!!

This post was about society and cultural pressures in forcing women to get married, but not placing the same pressures of men! It touches on my favourite author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Love her!

5. How many countries have you visited and which one was your favourite and why?

To date I believe I have visited 32 countries and I would say Singapore is my fave country.

Now I lived in Singapore for half a year (in 2013) on a study exchange programme, in myfinal year of University/College. So, Singapore became my second home, I laughed, cried and got angry in this Lion City. It also is an incredibly clean country due to its strict rules and zero tolerance to littering. I have a mad good friends that I am still in contact with today!

It was an amazing place to visit and live in!

6. What are your top three travel destinations for 2017?

Oh no! Well this year I haven’t got any travel destinations I am taking a step back. I want to do some saving! Highly doubt it will last though I will be most likely travelling to the States – Texas and New York, Peru and Greece!

I am a firm believer of travelling a New Country every year – check out the post!

7. What inspired you start blogging?

I remember reading Abena Kusi blog back in 2013 when I just got back from my travels – still had the “Miss International” name then. It was Abenas blogs believe it or not that inspired me to start a travel blog but because I felt that I should have written the blog when I was travelling it failed miserably!

Then in July 2015 I realised that I wanted to start blogging again properly on politics because I truly believed that young needed to have a platform to express their own political view. However, due to family issues and work commitments I fell of the edge again and didn’t stay on top of my blogging.

Third time lucky! I was encouranged by a good friend to get back into blogging and decided to come back with a BANG! Since then I have opened my platform to blog about everything from politics, my faith to travelling with some aspect of my lifestyle.

8. What was the best thing that happened to you in 2016?

Oh, this is an easy one! My decision to get closer to God and build a serious relationship with him! Because God is so wonderful!

9. What would be your top tip for someone considering starting a blog?

My top tips to start blogging would be to Go for it! It is never too late and always stay consistent!

10. What’s your life motto?

Hmmm… Interesting question my Auntie Lola has said I should have a life motto and end my post with it so here goes:


It’s ok if life knocks you down, it’s just not ok if you stay down!

MY NOMINATIONS ARE:

The Christyle Blogger

A Christian and lifestyle blog. Recommended reads: “My Friends Don’t Support Me”and “Forgiveness = Freedom!”

Blonde Moments Daily

A blog to about relationships with occasional dabbles on other issues. Recommended reads: “Teach your children life” and “Why we don’t listen to our own advice”

Abena Kusi

A personal blog addressing everyday issues that women face. Recommended reads: “Obama do black lives matter? and “Travel Diaries in Thailand ”

Perspective View

A personal blog about her journal thoughts, adventures and experiences. Recommended reads: “My Kind of Happiness – 50 Things that make me happy” and “2017: The Best Year Yet”

Leanne Lindsay

A freelance blogger and coach and mentor. Recommended reads “We all have our part to play” and 7 benefits of writing a journal

Well done all! Let’s keep this going GET YOU Liebster Award BY FOLLOWING THE QUESTIONS BELOW.

Your Questions (drum roll please) :

1. What is your blog about and what made you start blogging?
2. What do you find most challenging about blogging?
3. What do you love about your blog?
4. What has been your favourite country visited and why?
5. What political issue needs to be spoken more about? #MyBreakingViews
6. What would you like to achieve with your blog in 2017?
7. Have you ever lived abroad? If so, where? If not, where would you live?
8. Who inspires you the most and why?
9. What is your fave food from your country?
10. Do you have any networking events planned this year?

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