I’m a budget blogger.
I’ve written over 10,000 posts and have over 200,000 followers.
I have more followers than any other person on Twitter.
I write about brands, fashion, travel, travel and anything else that I think is cool.
In the last few months, I’ve started to realise how easy it is to get a new design idea across the internet and how little time I spend doing it.
For the last three years I’ve been spending more time researching and writing for myself, rather than getting other people’s advice and suggestions.
I feel like it’s time I started taking more of a personal interest in how other people are doing their own stuff.
This is why I started this blog, to give other bloggers a voice.
I’m not the first blogger to go to this route.
I used to get about six emails a week about a new look, or something I was working on.
Then I started researching and reading up on it.
I now receive around 20 emails a day about new designs.
But I still have a lot of time to spend reading blogs, writing, reading about brands and everything else.
I don’t really have a good answer for the first thing, which is how much time I should spend writing for other people.
I think a lot more time could be better spent writing for yourself.
I want to see a design that I can use in my own work, not just in my articles.
And I think it’s important for me to know what my audience wants before I get too far away from my own ideas.
The second thing is to make sure I have something that is fun to use and that can be reused.
I’m not an expert at making products or brands look cool.
I usually spend a lot time on the website before I spend time on design.
That’s because I spend more time doing the website than I do designing, and so I know more about the design and the branding than I really should.
And so it takes a lot out of me to spend time making a new, shiny, colourful design.
So what do I do to keep myself motivated?
I use my own money to spend on myself.
That doesn’t mean I don’t look at other people with the same kind of budget or the same level of experience.
I spend money on things I’m interested in, so that’s why I’m always working on something new.
I buy designer clothes that I love, or buy designer accessories that I don, so I’m able to afford them.
I also try to find creative ways to keep my budget down.
I keep my expenses down so I can be creative.
I do research and watch YouTube videos.
I read articles that other bloggers write about how to make a better design.
I also try and spend a few dollars less on the things I already have on my budget.
I like to be mindful of how much money I spend on stuff that I’m already saving.
I find it’s not a good habit to spend too much money on stuff.