Tech

Best Plugins for Blogging on WordPress

Many bloggers chose WordPress over other content management systems because it is an open source software. This software allows users to extend its functionality and performance by adding features and in turn they gain the capability to do things they couldn’t do.

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As bloggers, we want something that makes our blogging goals easier to attain. One of these is a flexible CMS. For WordPress company, flexibility for users is among its top priority. They ensure this through the access of plugins. Plugins are software components that enable customization of a site. They also provide other functionalities that are useful to bloggers such as security, backups, optimization, and more.

In this blog, I provide some of the best plugins for blogging on WordPress. I use these for all of my sites. Feel free to check them out.

Tech

My Favorite Smartphone Apps for Blogging

Would people still blog even without technology? Technology especially smartphone technology has made the job of blogging a lot easier for most bloggers today.

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Smartphone apps for blogging

Back in the day, blogging was very difficult. If you didn’t have a computer or knew coding language, you couldn’t blog. Why? Because then, the computers were still using code and there were no apps to simplify these things. This was one of the reasons we had few blogs circulating the web not until sophisticated computers and smartphones were invented.

Lifestyle

Mental Health: How Do You Know You Need Help?

When it comes to mental health, there’s no way telling whether we need help unless we see a mental health professional.

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How do you know you need help?

In this day and age, mental health has started to gain attention. This is telling us that the human race is progressing and evolving. People are starting to treat those with mental health challenges with kindness and understanding. And they’re also those kind souls who are ready to help and give support.

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Does Meditation Really Help?

No one would have predicted that the pandemic would affect the rest of the world and would force many to spend most of their lives indoors.

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Does meditation really work?

We were all caught unprepared because we thought the doctors would find a solution to this problem in a matter of time as they always do. Never did we expect it would become a global issue and the vaccines will take a while to be released.

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How to Take Care of Your Mental Health As a Blogger

When it comes to blogging, it’s essential to take care of your mental health. Blogging is a tough job and will test your mental health in the long run. After all, it’s difficult to write if you’re not feeling your best self.

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How to take care of your mental health as a blogger

Some of these tips are from my own experience as a blogger and others I found during my research on mental health.

Disclaimer: I’m not a mental health expert and the information provided is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Be the Change that You Want to See in the World

If you see injustice going on, do not be silent about it. Because you’re just part of the problem. Silence means yes. And silence means it’s okay to let bad things happen. There’s a saying that goes, “the reason bad things keep happening is because good people do nothing about it.”

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Be the change that you want to see in the world

And if you see that something is not right and nobody is doing anything about it, I encourage you to be that change. Be the person that takes a stand. Be the person that speaks up against injustices. Don’t wait for somebody else to do that which you can do to make the world a better place for others.

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8 Best Self-Care Instagram Accounts to Follow

There are so many things that contribute to stress in our lives, including job insecurity, finances, parenting, relationships, and so forth. Many research studies have been conducted to show that self-care is beneficial in relieving these stressors. One research, in particular, found that medical students who engaged in self-care reported less stress and higher quality of life. We have also heard how social media has contributed to this by making it easier for us to compare ourselves to others. However, we can also harness the positive side of social media to improve our well-being. In this article, I provide the best self-care Instagram accounts to follow in order to improve your mental and physical health.

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Best self-care Instagram accounts to follow

Without further ado:

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Positive Affirmations to Boost Creativity

As a creative, there will be moments in your life when you will start to doubt your abilities to create. This is why in this blog, I will share some positive affirmations to boost creativity when you’re feeling low.

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Positive affirmations to boost creativity

You can use these affirmations to challenge negative thought patterns, boost your self-esteem, and motivate positive changes in your creative process.

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A Look at My Creative Process for Blogging

Have you ever felt stuck or found yourself spending so much time creating something when you should be doing something else?

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I know there are some creatives out there that enjoy spending time on creating and never feel tired or get bored with what they do. But for many, especially those who earn from their creativity, time is paramount. Time wasted on a creative block is money gone.