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Am I Good Enough To Be A Blogger

Wednesday, 18 October 2017


I've not done a photoshoot in a good few weeks (yeaaah, about that... you might have noticed I've been using more stock photos than usual. I really wish I had taken more photos during the 'good lighting' summer months, but I didn't, and it sucks), so I'm sorry but you're going to have to deal with a crappy Summer-y photo that I took in July and never used. Soz.

If you've been following my posts lately, or read pretty much any of my tweets in the past month or so, you may have noticed that I'm not really feeling super-confident in my identity as a 'blogger'. 

In fact, I've felt a bit like a failure.

I mean, I'm not even doing Blogtober for goodness sakes (not that blogtober is the reason I feel like a crap blogger).

I've been really unorganised lately, and I've found it harder and harder to come up with original content. And everyone in the blogosphere seems to be complaining about something or someone, or something that someone has said... apart from a few kick-ass ladies.

And these kick-ass ladies have written some awesome posts which have gotten me excited about blogging again. 

They have managed to make me feel a little less like a failure, and a little more like a human being. Which I think is awesome. 

I think every blogger out there should read these posts, because they are so true and so helpful.






People Don't Read Anymore

Sunday, 15 October 2017


My favourite day of this week consisted of me being super productive and getting shit done, going out for a coffee and a walk with a really nice guy, and celebrating my friends birthday at THE loveliest Japanese restaurant in town.

My least favourite day of this week consisted of me finding out that Glamour Mag discontinued, running out of coffee in the flat, and going to one lecture where the lecturer droned on and on and on about how 'nobody really reads anymore', and another where I was told that the future of written content is roboticized.

My 8 Blogging Commandments

Wednesday, 11 October 2017


Happy Wednesday, friends! Today's post is yet another last-minute post that I conjured up the day before publishing. Damn do I miss the days that I had posts scheduled months ahead at a time... turns out having a busy lifestyle means it's harder to be on top of everything. And yes, that includes my inability to properly promote Sara Louisa on social media. Does that make me a failure as a blogger?

I'm sorry, I'll try harder next time.

And while I might be 'failing' to do everything that I should be doing to ensure Sara Louisa prospers, I promise to stick by these commandments. I couldn't think of 10, so you'll have to do with 8 for now... maybe I'll think of more another time. 

Why I'm Not Doing Blogtober

Sunday, 8 October 2017


Yup, I know, I'm a crap blogger. You know what, this isn't even my photo. Shock horror, it's a stock photo. Omg I'm such a failure, right? Wrong.

Blogtober -similar to blogmas- is one big month of seasonal blogging. Only, where blogmas is obviously centred all around Christmas, blogtober is all about Autumn. You know, the whole 'hygge' thing, etc.

Pretty much everyone who's anyone in the blogging community gets behind it. It's a big deal... and I'm not doing it.

Don't get me wrong, I love blogging and I adore autumn; particularly October, which just so happens to be my birthday Month (go me!), but Blogtober just won't be happening on Sara Louisa this year. Tbh, it probably won't be happening next year either.

How Rearranging My Furniture Made Me Feel Happier

Wednesday, 4 October 2017


Last month I finally moved out of my parents house and into my flat in the big bad city of Glasgow. 

In the last few weeks, my flatmates and I have had plenty of ups and downs, and we've overcome hurdle after hurdle. Moving out has been a huge learning curve for me, and I feel like it's really opened up my eyes to the world around me. 

My Mental Health... Several Years On

Sunday, 1 October 2017


Hey there you lovely person. Are you taking care of yourself? Autumn can be a difficult time for some of us mental-health wise, so it's important that you take the time to look after yourself this season.

Last year I published a post (see: here) that was extremely difficult for me to put out there, especially in the knowledge that I would be broadcasting it to a completely new world of people- many of whom know me personally. Hitting the 'publish' button was terrifying, but at the same time I was so proud of myself for doing it.

Luxe October Wishlist

Wednesday, 27 September 2017


October; the month where it's finally acceptable to go all out on the autumnal candles, the faux fur blankets, and all the other amazing autumnal decorations out there. The month where bloggers -like me- go nuts about #Blogtober. 

Oh, and it's also my.

birthday.

month.

(!!!)

Three Blogger Babes Literally KILLING It Right Now

Sunday, 24 September 2017


I've LOVED taking part in a number of really lovely, uplifting Twitter chats lately. There is so much love going around the blogosphere- and I am so glad that I get to be a part of such a great community of gals. 

We rise by lifting others.

4 Ways To Make Your Home Autumn - Ready (Hygge Style)

Wednesday, 20 September 2017


Ai-ai-ai, you must be getting SICK of all these Autumnal blog posts... unless you're like me (and 99% of the blogger population) and absolutely love the season and wish it could be Autumn every day.

In that case; I like you, you can stick around. 

Taking Care Of Myself During the Autumn Months

Sunday, 17 September 2017


I came to terms with the fact that I have SAD around two years ago; although I have memories of experiencing it for the past five years. Since then I have seen countless bloggers confess that they too suffer from the illness... which is a bit ironic, since Autumn is known as the 'favourite' season in the blogosphere.

Seasonal Affective Disorder affects everyone differently, every year. I have never had the same experience two years in a row. 2015 was the hardest year I've ever had, whereas last year I only had a few scattered really bad days. 

It's hard, because I don't know what to expect.

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