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blogging, Resources, Tutorial

How to Start and Create your own Blog

There are many, many reasons to start a blog. To begin, you will become a better writer! Blogging is essentially a form of communication. You’re writing for yourself and others so with time, you will learn to write better, it actually just comes really naturally. You will meet and inspire new people. The key to blogging is networking and creating new friendships and (I hate to say) followers; You will get a rush of excitement and happiness with every positive comment and share. You’ll finally love what you do, I promise. Blogging will boost your self confidence; you will realize you live an important life and have something to offer others. You have the potential to earn a lot of money blogging. Now, there are some cons to blogging as well. For instance, it requires a lot of time and effort. If you don’t put in the time, you won’t grow and learn. (I’m also struggling with this as well, so I know wholeheartedly what this entails.) It will cost some money to start a blog. You will need to invest in the future of your blog, just as any hobby or freelance work. The most annoying aspect of blogging is taking care of technical work. It will happen; Something will go astray and you will spend hours trying to fix it. It’s nerve wracking because there have been a couple times where I have almost broke the code in my theme and had no backup. :(

If you believe the pros outweigh the cons then without further adieu.. How to Create your own Blog!

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Recipes

Copycat Recipe: Starbucks Iced Passion Tea

Hi guys!
Today I’m showing you how to save money at Starbucks by creating their Ice Passion Tea at home! I created a mini tutorial and adding a printable recipe card just in case you want to take this recipe with you. :) haha

Things you will need:

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  1. Iced Passion Tea (Concentrate or Teabags)
  2. Sugar
  3. Water
  4. Ice
  5. Small pot
  6. Whisk
  7. Measuring cups
  8. Shaker (optional)

 
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Sitely, Updates

Minor things

Hi guys! If you haven’t noticed, there are slight changes to my theme. I spent the last few days searching and debating whether or not I wanted to change my whole theme, but there just weren’t any that I liked and I don’t have the patience to create one. So, behold! Subtle changes and updates. I like this better than how it was before, this purple is way nicer and I am in LOVEEE with my new logo. :)

You may also have noticed that there is no longer a cBox. I decided to remove it because I feel more people comment on blog posts and stuff via the cBox. It’s not right to do that, that’s why there is a comment section on the post. If you need to contact me for any reason that’s not related to blog posts, you can use the contact form. It’s checked every day, multiple times a day. There are also links for affiliates and advertising which can be found on the sidebar.

Thank you so much for understanding. <3

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Wordpress

Why you need to switch to WordPress Right Now

What is WordPress? It’s a content management system that’s better than what you’re using right now. Before I made the (smartest decision of my blogging life) switch to WordPress, I was running on pure HTML and Cutenews. As much as I believe Cutenews is pretty good for it being so small and easy to use, it’s just not as fantastic as WordPress. Cutenews / FanUpdate only allow you to add a small blog posting script. Where as WordPress literally allows you to control your entire website and it’s SO MUCH EASIER. I never have to login to my cPanel or upload anything via FTP anymore. It’s all done in WordPress. Not to mention, there is a HUGEEE WP Support forum that has an answer to any question you can think of. c:

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Sitely

5 years of ayevanity?

Hi everyone! Guess what, it’s that time of the year again- Anniversary! This is going to be a quick post because I wasn’t prepared for it. I got an email saying godaddy auto-renewed my domain and I was like ‘wow it’s already here?’. Yes. 5 whole years of ayevanity.com. I’m not gonna lie, I thought it’d be more popular than it is but I’m happy nonetheless. I’ve seen a lot of sites come and go so I think I’m amazed I’ve stayed so long. Anyway, Happy Anniversary, guys! <3

Updates coming soon. c: I promise.