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Things Change…

I can’t explain how much has changed since the last time I wrote a blog post. I almost don’t really know where to start.

I kind of lost my passion for writing and have been focused on caring for my grandparents. It’s been hard and over the last few years and more intensely in the last few months, I’ve felt like I’ve not really done a lot for myself. I feel a little lost in life and unsure of who I am and what I want.

As my living / family/ personal situation has changed. I’m slowly starting to focus on me again, what I enjoy and what I want to do. Just typing this feels amazing. Blogging has always been such a love of mine.

I’ve thrown myself into a fitness journey over the last couple of months. (You’ll already know this if you follow me on Instagram). Originally, just getting there for an hour a week and surviving was an achievement. Now I’ve more time, I’m really upping my game and hoping to share the results. Getting into an exercise regime with chronic pain and fatigue is certainly difficult but it’s not impossible. I really want to inspire at least one person through sharing my story. If I can do it I honestly believe anyone can.

I’m still live-streaming most days and hoping to grow my audience even more. I love sitting and chatting to everyone raw and unedited. I like to think people appreciate how open I am about my life and struggles. Occasionally I’m funny too, so I’ve been told.

Health wise I very much, like I always have, take things day by day and one step at a time. My health is a blog post in itself mind so I don’t really want to say too much on the subject here. Maybe I could talk about at some point in…….. BLOGTOBER

Yep you read that right. I’m doing BLOGTOBER again this year. I gave it a go in 2017 and really enjoyed it. I’ve been thinking about it over the last week or so and think it would be a great way of kick starting this site again ๐Ÿ™‚

Maybe a post every day for a month will make up for what an appalling blogger I’ve been the rest of 2018 lol

So if you’re new here, hit the follow button so you don’t miss a thing.

I’ve missed you all. I’ve missed this site.

Charlotte xxx

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Love, Support & Vlogmas, Coming Up

It’s officially November. After starting Blogtober late, I was originally planning to continue right up until I’d posted 31 days of content. However I’ve now changed my mind. I mean, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, blogging is hard, especially when attempting to post content everyday.


I just wanted to thank you all for all the love, support, amazing comments and sharing of posts throughout October. It truely means more than I can put into words. I’m sorry I haven’t replied to comments, I haven’t worked out how to using the WordPress phone app, but I promise I’ve read every single one.

Going forward I’m hoping to be uploading new posts twice a week most likely on a Sunday and Wednesday/Thursday. I’ll also be setting up bloglovin as another way for people to follow along with the blog. Oh and of course I’ll continue to Livestream daily. Let me know if you’re interested in seeing blogmas in the run up to Christmas, it’s definitely a possibility.

In the meantime, why not follow me on my social media? Or maybe go back and read my top 3 blog posts from the last month, as voted by you.

  1. New Beauty Goodies 
  2. Gym Twats
  3. You Have The Power

Remember to hit the follow button ๐Ÿ˜‰

Charlotte

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Livestreaming Tips – Blogtober #17

I’ve already spoken about my love of Livestreaming on plenty of occasions. Whilst I don’t have tons of followers I seem to regularly get asked if I have any tips for those who may just be starting out. 


Let me jump right in…

Be yourself. It’s fairly easy to spot those who are putting on an act. I’d much rather watch someone genuine over someone fake.

Enjoy yourself. Again it’s pretty easy to spot the broadcasters who really can’t be asked. If you aren’t enjoying it, chances are I won’t enjoy watching.

Gift. Gifting / tips show support for the broadcaster. I’m more likely to follow back or check out those who regularly support my own broadcasts.

Be consistent. Stream regularly. Let the audience get to know you, know roughly when to expect you online etc

Have patience. Just like blogging, YouTube, Instagram etc followers don’t magically appear over night. Have patience and give it time.

Engage. It drives me up the wall when streamers ignore their audience. Especially bigger broadcasters that do this. These people have made the effort to come in and hang out with you, the least you can do is say hi when they talk to you.

Be careful. Not everyone online is who they say they are and not everyone has good intentions. Be smart about what personal info you give out, be careful who you trust.

I hope this helps some of you who may be interested in starting to livestream. If you fancy following my broadcasts, scan the code below. I tend to broadcast at night, around midnight ish. (Insomniac problems)

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YouTube Vs Livestreaming – Blogtober #11

Like many a blogger has done before and many will after, I’ve attempted to add vlogging / making videos to my forms of content. I think of bloggers as creators and don’t believe creators should be limited to expressing themselves in just one form.

For a good year or so I absolutely loved making YouTube videos. However YouTube is constantly changing, it’s not as easy to monetise your videos. More content is being flagged or deemed unsuitable for the silliest reasons. Getting viewers can be a mission. Basically the outcome isn’t always worth the effort that goes into creating the video in the first place.

Is YouTube all about money? No. In all honesty it never should be, but as I said before, you can’t deny that views and followers ARE important. If they aren’t there what’s the point?


Recently there’s been a big boom in live content. Wether on Instagram, Facebook or dedicated streaming sights such as Twitch & Younow. Switching to doing live streams, for me personally, was one of the best desicions I could of made.

No more hours spent editing away. No more lengthy set up process. Log on and your away. Sometimes, especially in the beginning it can feel a little awkward. You essentially have to feel comfortable to sit on camera and attempt to be mildly entertaining, with no option to go back and change anything. I’ve had streams where I know people are watching, but is anyone talking? Are they eck ? I’ve basically spent 45 mins to 1 hour rambling to myself. 

I love it though !! I’ve made great friends, the audience is there. I actually feel like people care about the content I put out. Not something I felt whilst uploading on YouTube.

Are YouTube and I over? Not yet. I’ll still upload every now and then. When there’s something I really have a passion for sharing. Though for now at least, Live streaming and I are fully committed.

Charlotte

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My Music Tastes – Blogtober #6

In every livestream I do, I know I’m going to be asked certain questions.

“How old are you?” 

“Where are you from?”

Pretty standard right? Another question I’m regularly asked is, can you guess ??

“What sort of music are you into?”

Apparently the playlist of tunes I have playing in the background of each stream doesn’t give away the answer. To put it in simple terms I listen to a real mix. Pop, pop rock, dance, edm, drum and bass, jazz. There’s probably a little something that fits into every genre on my Spotify.

For today’s post, in order to satisfy everyone’s curiosity, I thought I’d share five of my favourite tracks to listen to right now.

For some reason the original version of this song is everywhere right now. I assume it was featured in a film recently or something. I love this remix. It’s more of a dance / club vibe and a lot more lively than the original. I dread to think how many ‘sexytime’ playlists the original is on. If you hear it next time you’re at your latest tinder dates house. You know it’s going down.

I’d never heard of Phil Good and if I’m honest I haven’t listened to any of his other music. I first heard this playing in the background of a Nikki Blacketter workout video and immediately fell in love. An under rated track for sure and I’d deffo recommend checking it out. An ideal tune for blasting whilst getting over a break up. You know, after you’ve done the crying your eyes out thing.

 Cardi B is taking the rap world by storm. This is catchy as fuck. Wether she’s a one hit wonder or carries on running the scene I’m here for it. I watched her perform this on the Wendy Williams Show and she certainly knows how to rock the stage. You know how some people sound amazing in recordings and then you see them live and it’s just a mess. Yeah, that’s not the case here.

Trisha Paytas is my guilty pleasure. I’ve been following her for years and could quite happily bing watch her YouTube channel for hours. She’s certainly more well known / mainstream since her stint on Celebrity Big Brother UK and it’s great to see her success. Some of her music can be seen as trolling or taking the mick other tracks like Phoenix, Freaky and Warrior are genuine tunes worthy of radio play. Trisha isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but if you’re a fan of her videos her music is worth checking out.

Another track I fell in love with after hearing it in the background of a vlog. It’s not just giving off LA Vibes but summer vibes too. A chilled out chorus and upbeat verse, I could quite happily play this on repeat for hours at a time. I haven’t checked out any other tracks from Abstract but feel like maybe I should. Possibly the most ‘mainstream’ track on this list. It wouldn’t be out of place in the top 40. I imagine Abstract would be a great band to see live. I could see them being popular on the festival scene. Of all the songs mentioned in this post, this is the one I’d recommend you go listen too first. You’ll love it. I know I do.

I hope this post gives you a better idea of what music I like. No doubt if you join one of my live broadcasts you’ll hear one or two of them in the background. I play a mix because I truly listen to a real mix. It also keeps the audience happy. I don’t think anyone would be happy if I just played one artist throughout.

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What’s your favourite track right now? 

Charlotte

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