4 tips for getting back into blogging

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

This year, I noticed quite a few people from my reading list taking breaks from their blogs. While a week or two off from blogging can be a really remedial thing, I know from my personal experience that getting back into blogging after a break isn't always so easy. 


1. Tidy up your blog | Get rid of anything doesn't matter to you anymore, especially in your sidebar and footer. Update any information that might be outdated and update your new and fresh profile picture on sidebar. Trying a new layout / template if you're feeling to. 

2. Plan | Start brainstorming new content ideas, and create an editorial calendar so you know whats post are coming up for the next week/month.

3. Keep it simple | Remind yourself why you started and why you're coming back. Don't put too much pressure on yourself, and make sure that at the end of the day you're blogging because it truly makes you happy.

4. Re-evaluate your blog's focus | Do you're happy with your focus of your blog or if it needs to be updated. If so, decide what topics you'd like to write about on your blog, and maybe come up with a new feature or series you'd like to test out. 

Do you have any ideas for coming back for a blogging break ?

are you weird if you watch anime ?

Thursday, 4 January 2018

As a blogger and a person who's watching anime whenever I got free time, I always thought about this question in my head.

Let me give an answer. Yes you are. But you are not any different from people who watch popular series like Supernatural, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones and whatnot. And you are not any different from people who watch Malay dramas at 7 pm from Monday to Thursday on TV3.

To be honest, there's no difference between that and some of my favorite anime. To be clear, word of weird isn't a negative word.
For me, every single person in this world is weird on it's own way and that what makes all of us beautiful. You don't have to enjoy in popular things or you can love it so much, it doesn't matter at all. Watch and spend your time on things that you like and which makes you happy. 

hi 2018 and bye 2017

Monday, 1 January 2018 Malaysia

Salam everyone. 

Typical of the line for the first blog post of 2018 or any new year. By the way, it's only a short post. 

So,  Happy New Year to all bloggers in the world and I wish all of you have a good day like forever, and also Happy Birthday to my abah and my blog ( both of them born on the same day, you know. But different year )

music & food? the best combination

Sunday, 31 December 2017

1. Complicated - Avril Lavigne

2. Havana - Camila Cabello ft Young Thug

3. I want to hold your hand - The Beatles

4. I gotta a feeling - The Black Eyed Peas

5. Hey jude - The Beatles

6. Back to december - Taylor Swift

7. Mr. Saxobeat - Alexandra Stan

8. Girls will be girls - Sophie Beem

how was your weekend?

Saturday, 23 December 2017 Malaysia


How was your weekend? Attending any wedding ceremonies? Window shopping with yourself? Or whatnot. I put the chocolate ice cream cone because of I love ice cream with cone and chocolate flavor. But vanilla flavor not so bad.  

Honestly, I'll never attend to any wedding ceremonies on rainy day, I'm just not into that. If on sunny days, not bad at all. 

I'm not kinda have a great weekend actually because of the cloudy and rainy here, I decided to go back to the  bed and cuddling with my blanket and get a great sleep. Okay just kidding. Mia woke up earlier so that mean me too, take a good care of cheeky little Mia oh then she was asleep while watching Upin Ipin Jeng Jeng Jeng like, 7:30 am then go back to sleep at 12:30 pm, well you know how kids, right? 

I'm not planning to go to anywhere, just did my usual stuff at home, cleaning up the house, take care the baby, trying to update my blog while watching Cermin Kasih but didn't get to. You know what, trying to update the blog while watching television and take care of my sleeping baby totally didn't make the blog update immediately, just take your time when you in your room with a lovely music or something else and trying to update. 

Urgh,  what I'm talking about? 

5 widgets must have on your sidebar / footer blog

Monday, 18 December 2017 Lot 1114, Ground Floor, ​, Jalan Pengkalan Chepa, Taman Bendahara, 16100 Pengkalan Chepa, Kelantan, Malaysia


I know, our blog posts very important to us, also our readers. The title, what's the topic about, when you click on the publish button or whether any topics you publish deserves your readers attention or something like that. 

But you have to know that your sidebar (including the footer)  also play a role to attract your readers to scroll down your blog. 

1. Profile Widget.
First thing on your sidebar blog, your readers or the new ones will paying attention when they're open up your blog to read any of your new blog posts or just a little blogwalking thingies. Me,  as a blogger sometimes will be blogwalking on my favorite blogs and of course, profile widget which is some bloggers will put it at the top of the sidebar or at the bottom of the post. Some of us usually focus on profile widget that's will bring us to the 'About Me' page, and make us interested to the blog.

2. Search Widget
Some bloggers have a search widget on the sidebar. One of the easy way to make your readers around for more than a single post is to make another content easy to discover.

3. Social Media Button 
Third, social media button should be on the sidebar. We'll be interested to follow up you on the another social media sites to follow you as a new friend, not only your blog. 

4. Popular Posts / Featured Posts Widget 
If you ask me to choose between Popular / Featured Posts or Recent Posts,  I'll be choose Popular Posts / Featured Posts Widget. Popular Posts / Featured Posts Widget with a attractive thumbnails will be a great way to encourage your readers to click on the posts instead of recent posts widget. Yeah recent posts also can be a good widget, but popular posts will make your readers discover more and sticking around a while longer and increase your page views.

5. Ads Widget 
Some of bloggers, trying to make money with their blog will be starting by put any advertising widget on the sidebar (sometimes they're makes a post about any products and services review and they'll be able to get a money)

So,  I hope those sidebar widgets on your blog sidebar right now ^.^.
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