Blogging like it’s 2000. A day in the life of spaceMorgy

On this article I’m going to go personal and write like I used to when I was using livejournal back in early 2000. Ha! That was not my intention when I started writing this post right here but now I got curious if that blog I had back then still exists *embarrassing* *searching*…

Nope, the blog name is there but the entries are all gone. Well it’s been more than 10 years since I last blogged there so I’m not surprised.

Anyway, my point is that this post is going to be a simple “what I have done today” post like we used to do back when the www was only beginning  to take over our lives.

I woke up at around 6:30am which is a fantastic *sarcasm* time. You see I have a toddler who is an early riser so my mornings usually start at anytime between 6 and 7 am.

Made myself a coffee and then a second and stayed in bed with my little one, he on my tablet watching cartoon, me on my computer blogging and just browsing.

After a while we got up to have some breakfast. It was yogurt for both of us. Then it was just a slow paced morning. The kid hanging out with the dad, me sorthing out the laundry, the dad doing some dishes, the kiddo playing and when the both of them went out to the store for some small groceries I just continued with household chores.

At the same time though I was listening/watching to some Youtube Ted talks. I enjoy more listening to some motivational, or marketing related or something in that direction talks. My favourite youtuber in the marking area is Gary Vee. That guy is amazing.

Then the boys came back, I had a shower, we had lunch and after that it was nap time. I co sleep with the kid which is so cozy and I will miss it, even though for the moment I don’t enjoy waking up with a tiny foot in my face. We kind of overslept for an afternoon nap, so let’s see how bedtime will be affected. Well it’s Saturday so he can stay up for little longer.

Now we are up, I had already another coffee and I’m blogging this fantastic piece of content 😀

Ideally I would like to shoot a Leia video. You probably don’t know what I mean but I have a small Youtube channel were I do geeky stuff so currently I’m making small reviews/showcasing videos of our 80’s Kenner Star Wars figures. If you are into these things, you can see one of my videos here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8zyPnw62F4&t=14s (but you don’t have to)

Now I’m getting hungry it’s time to eat something. Let’s see if I eat something in the healthy or the unhealthy spectrum.

What do you usually eat on Saturdays as a favourite snack?

 

 

How to step up your blogging game with attractive images on your posts

This is something I try to improve constantly on my articles and by no means am I perfect but and I will share with you my thoughts on how to step up your blogging game.

We, humans, are visual creatures. Well, audio also but in the blogging world, it’s visual that counts.

Reading is great, and attracting viewers by having nice titles and content is the n.1 thing you should do, but we don’t live in the 90s anymore where every word on the internet was important and we read every single one of them. Admittedly we tend to scan many of the articles nowadays and granted we don’t have the luxury of reading long articles always.

That’s why we need images. Images tell their own story and get the attention of the viewer. I try to use nice eye-catching images on this blog and I will tell you a few tips of how I do it.

Make use of the right image can make a difference and I’m always trying to improve my photo-shooting skills or Photoshopping skills.

I’m not affiliated with any of the following links but I really really like them so I will share them with you. If you are a new blogger – like me – and are lost I highly recommend taking advantage of them. The best part? They are free!

They have a huge selection of templates, designs images and pictures that a free to use, but they also have premium ones that are usually as cheap as 1$.

CANVA Print screen

  • Then we have Pexels.com a website with a great gallery of free images for you to download and use on your blog.

like this one:

girl working on her laptop in bed

  • My next tool of choice is my all time favourite Pixlr. This is an online image editor that can help you do wonders. Its editor is similar to Photoshop so if you are familiar with it it will be a piece of cake for you to use it. They have a great app as well that help you enhance your images in a very fast and easy way.

pixlr edito screen

All of the above tools are free (with premium features as well) but so far I’m covered with their free version.

I do believe that visual elements work positive in our brain and help digest the content in a more fan way so I hope my recommendations will help you with your blogging adventures and if you have questions or comments I will be happy to read them below.

See you next time 🙂