Happy Blogiversary 

One year ago today I posted my first blog post and published my blog online. I didn’t realize how much work goes into building a blog, let alone a post. So to celebrate my one year anniversary here are the  10 things I wish I knew before starting a blog.

  1. Get a Niche: Not knowing what you want to write about is very frustrating especially when you’re just starting off.
  2. Never compare your work to someone elses. Be original the way you communicate to your readers is very important.
  3. Plan, plan, plan:  Know what you want to write and when you want to post it. Since, I’m homeschooled I only have time to work on my blog during the weekends. So, I schedule them to post whenever I want them to.
  4. Know when is a good time: If 4:00 pm is when you get the most views and responses start planning to post at 4:00pm.
  5. Use Social Media: Every blog post and Youtube video about building and branding your blog will tell you that Twitter, Instagram ,Facebook and maybe even Snapchat is a quick and easy way to tell others about the latest post or when your going to post. Even maybe when your bored, just tell twitter about how you manage to watch ” The Walking Dead” for eight hours straight.
  6. Have a logo.
  7. Don’t be too serious.
  8. Post what you want and what others want to see.
  9. Be personal
  10. Always remember your blogiversary

I just want to thank my family for so much love and support. To show my appreciation for my subscribers, here is my blogiversary giveaway.

                  How to enter: deadline  10/31/16

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  1. Make sure to be subscribed to Almostmia.wordpress.com
  2. Follow on Instagram or Twitter.
  3. Leave a comment down below. Or leave a comment  on  social media  using the #Almostmiagiveaway hashtag. 
  4. BONUS ENTRY: Share this blog post on your Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. Tagging me in it. (Link Below) 

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5 Back to School Tips (GIVEAWAY)

Hello World Wide Web of Beautiful People. It’s the end of summer and school has begun. it’s that time of year for stressful essays, hardcore schedules and insanely early mornings. So here are some quick tips to get you through the day.

Quick Tip no.1 : If you have a hard time getting out of bed (like me) set two alarms 30 minutes apart. In that 30 min you can lay in bad on your phone and give yourself a chance to fully wake up. Just make sure it’s 30 minutes before your day actually starts.

Quick tip no.2 : Write out a quick list of goals you want to accomplish throughout the day. ( If you’re not homeschooled, do this in the car or on the bus.)

Quick tip no.3 : At night everybody is doing homework, chores or something to occupy their minds. There isn’t enough time for yourself. So wake up early in the morning while everyone else is asleep and take some time for yourself.  Unless you not homeschooled and your bus arrives at some ridiculous time in the morning.

Quick tip no. 4: Keep your makeup routine as basic as possible. I personally just put on lip gloss, eyeshadow and mascara. NO concealer, that’s for weekends and/or special events.

Quick tip no.5 : Keep breakfast in mind. Not only is it the most important meal of the day, but it’s the only one you get until lunch time.

GIVEAWAY!!!!  It’s the beginning of the school, everything counts and helps. Want to win a makeup bag with some back to school essentials? follow instructions below.DSCF0563

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Deadline Sept.15th at midnight. Winner will be announced 24hrs later.
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Why I Went Vegetarian (Short post)

 

Hello World Wide Web of beautiful people.

For three years now I have been slowly cutting meat out of my daily diet. Even though I still get tempted to have a McDonald hambrger, I can now claim the vegetarian title. Except on thanksgiving, that’s too much. 😉  In the past year I have been able to make vegetarian meals for my family and myself, which I’m extremely proud of . Since it’s summer time I’ve been craving a burger or a hotdog at cookouts. Fortunately thanks to the internet there is always a vegetarian option and alternative.

It’s been really hard to not eat meat in the past two years. Fortunately  my family has been really supportive, which makes meat less tempting .

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I have noticed certain changes about myself. For instance, my senses of smell have become extremely sensitive to certain meats and unpleasant fragrances. It has gotten to the point where I am nauseous at the smell of bacon.

That’s not why I’m writing this. I guess I’m writing this for me. So I can finally put the reason why the change of diet into words.

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My family’s health has become a concern after my dad became an Insanity instructor. We have cut a lot of processed food out of our lives. Because we would read articles about how “such ‘n such” could cause cancer. When we moved to Italy, I saw how clean the Italians ate and I wondered why is America so accepting of all this junky, greasy food that won’t spoil for weeks or maybe even months. Where as it for the Italian’s food would spoil in a couple a days.

People would ask me why.   Why are you switching?   Why are you giving up meat?   As if it’s inhuman.   This in fact is I didn’t give up meat.   I gave up the thought of greasy, fatty foods as normal, because it’s not.

I’m not saying I’m never going to eat at McDonalds ever again or having a slice of pizza. Seeing it’s 2016,  and the idea of having no time to make healthy meals has been sold to this generation and the next. At least I know now.

” A heathy outside starts from the inside.”
                                                          – Robert Urich

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Quote This !!!

”  A goal without a plan is just a wish.”

-Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Quote This !!!

“Progrss is impossobile without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”

-George Bemard Shaw

July Favorite : Medias

Hello World Wide Web of beautiful people.  It’s August and this post is well over due. I would have done another post of my favorite things but then it would be the exact same post as last months.(June Favorites)  So This month I’m gong to show you my favorite screen time items.

  1. Favorite Songs

2) Favorite Shows

  • Reign
  • Keeping up with the Kardashians
  • Fresh off the boat
  • Descendent of the sun (Kdrama)
  • Heirs (Kdrama)

3) Apps

4) Website/ youtube

That’s it, only because I spend most of my time on my phone.

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Quote This

” Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a few things twice.”

Quote this!!!

” your mind is a garden.

Your thoughts are the seeds.

You can grow flowers or you can grow weeds”