16 facts about me

Hi readers! Happy Saturday!

I’m sorry I didn’t post anything last week. I was helping out in an event at school and I was EXHAUSTED for pretty much the whole of Saturday. I’m really sorry.

Anyway I’m back now and as you could tell from the title, I’m going to tell you 16 facts about me. I like when bloggers do this, it strengthens the relationship between the reader and the blogger. Let’s begin!

1.I was born in Madrid,Spain and lived there for four years before moving to the UK. And no I don’t speak fluent Spanish. It is on my bucket list.

2.Speaking of languages, I like learning them. As well as Spanish, I want to speak French fluently. I’ve already done it in school but I’d love to learn it fluently. I also want to learn Italian, Portuguese, German and Dutch.

3.I’m in my first year of college and I’m studying English Language and Literature (also known as English Combined), Media Studies and History.

4.I’m a huge bookworm. I ADORE books. I’m currently reading Moby Dick by Herman Melville. It’s a classic and quite an interesting and engaging book.

5.I’m a Ravenclaw, which is helpful whenever I feel dumb in terms of school. (haha).

6.I like to listen to pop music; top 40 charts, early 90’s and 00’s and Latino pop. I like to argue that pop is diverse in terms of its sound, as I know most people like to listen to various types of music instead of just one. But it’s what I like which is what matters.

7.Like many people (I assume), I have a severe case of wanderlust. This planet is so big and beautiful and there are so many places I want to see.

8.The list of my favourite foods is endless but I have other facts to tell you, so I’m going to keep it short; pizza, chips, wraps, Pringles, rice, popcorn, cookies, pasta, noodles and paella. Despite the amount of unhealthy(ish) foods that are there, I’m quite health conscious, I would say.

9.I have a huge phobia of heights (acrophobia), especially with swings because I don’t have the comfort of a safety belt.

10.I HATE horror films. Along with the fact I don’t like being scared but from what I’ve heard, the characters WILLINGLY put themselves in situations that are painfully obviously dangerous and then wonder how why all these strange things are happening. Ugh, it’s so frustrating.

11.History is one of my passions. I did it at GCSE and I’m doing at A-Level. My favourite periods of history are the Ancient eras (Romans, Greeks, Egyptians), Victorians and 1920’s America.

12.My favourite quote is:

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it you will land among the stars.- Les Brown

I found it beautifully poetic and really good advice that I should listening to more often.

13.I have two younger brothers, one is 14 and one is 10. Guess who has to play babysitter all the time!

14.The worst injury I’ve had was when I sprained my wrist… on my first day of high school!

15.My job aspirations over the years have been: teacher, actress, music producer and now journalist.

Related: Welcome to The Musing Notes!

16.My favourite season is summer. I was born in summer (kind of) and I just love what summer brings; warm weather, new fashions, barbeques and many more things!

Hope you enjoyed these facts and got to know me a little bit better!

What’s an interesting fact about you?

Thanks for reading!

Sandra x

Should likes/dislikes be removed YouTube?

Hi readers! Happy Saturday!

I can’t believe I have to go back on school on Monday. It went WAY too fast. Is it too much to ask for forever off? *insert sitcom laughter*

There’s been a lot of discussion over the past months about Instagram removing likes from the platform. Read more

How to start establishing a niche

Happy Saturday readers!

One more week before I go on half-term break. I’m SO ready for a week off.

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a blog post ‘Does your blog niche really matter?‘. I concluded that a blogger should write what they like as long, it’s consistent and quality<!–more Read more–>. Readers read what they enjoy and if they enjoy your content, well done!

I’ve promised myself that I won’t get ahead with myself with blogging; it’s important to live in the moment. However I’m sure there’s nothing wrong with having a vision for your blog. My vision is for The Musing Notes to become a personal blog , with at least three categories.

Of course for this vision to become a reality, I need to start somewhere. So I came up with a few steps to help me establish a niche that will lead to categories.

Look at what you currently blog about

Most of the time, I write about my opinions of blogging and I’ve only written a few personal posts.

What you’ll post and when

Since the majority of my posts are about my blogging opinions and less about personal things, I need to even that out. So one week will be blogging related, while the next week, will be personal. After a couple weeks, that should be evened out.

Don’t add categories for the sake of it

Write about things you usually write about and enjoy to write about. Your readers will see if you’re not really passionate about a certain topic.

If I follow these steps, then get ready to see categories on my website!

Let me know if you have your own advice, I would love to hear from my readers!

Disclaimer: I’m not an expert, this is what I have deduced from other bloggers’ advice.

Thanks for reading!

Sandra x

Follow/Unfollow- Why it’s the worst

Hi readers,

Hope you had a good week and are enjoying your weekend.

I think everyone who has a blog or a business on social media have experienced the follow for follow trick at least. It’s the worst. All around, it’s the worst but I’m going to focus on why it’s especially bad for bloggers to do it to other bloggers. Read more

My Snapchat subscriptions

Happy weekend, readers!

With the increased access to technology over the years, I’m assuming most of you use a variety of social medias, one of them being Snapchat.

Snapchat’s become really big over the years and many influencers, brands and other points of interest use Snapchat for promotion purposes or to post exclusive content for their Snapchat users. Read more

10 followers on The Musing Notes!!!

Happy Monday!

What’s this? A post? By The Musing Notes? On a Monday?!

I know, shocking right? But intriguing.

First of all, I hope you all had a great weekend!(Mine went too fast.)

Mondays are known for not being the best day of the week. Two days of freedom and back into the routine of work/school.

But today, Monday gave me a blessing. Through a notification on my phone telling me… Read more

What I wore on my first week of college

Hi readers!

First of all I hope you like my new design! Since starting this blog, I’ve only ever focused on quality content. I’ve only used one of  the default themes and my social media accounts have been working separately from my blog to bring readers from other places. I didn’t want to focus too much on social media and the look of my blog, I didn’t want to distract myself from quality content.

I’ve been blogging Read more