I’ve mentioned this before in a million other posts, but if my desk space is not organised and clean and fresh, I cannot work in there–I simply cannot. I will not be able to focus. I’ll keep on drifting back to the messy little desk. A clean workspace helps me get zoned in to what I’m doing. So here’s how to organize your desk space.  I personally work on my desk, which is very hard to maintain and keep clean, especially since it is so massive. But whatever your space of work is, it’s important to keep it clean for a number of reasons, the first being that it will never let you focus. Things lying around will disrupt your sitting position or may discomfort you. And it really doesn’t look that good. So here are 6 ways to organize your desk space. PLACEMATS Table mats are literally a game…

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So today I’m going to be talking about my editing process, or, to put it in simply, how I edit my books. First of all, of course, a disclaimer: I am not a professional in this field whatsoever, these are just the things that I have found to be problematic in my writing and wish to fix. This is only my opinion. Secondly, the books mentioned below are not extra ordinary or flawless in any way; I wrote them when I was still nine and eleven and I personally wish to remove them from existence, if I could (that’s part of why I created my ‘Carleton’ identity) but, however, if you wish to learn more about these in depth, feel free to click here. But with that being said, continue reading for some bonus editing tips and also, do what I say, not what I do. GOALS First things first,…

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Let’s talk about being productive during the holidays. Now, for me, at least, this is very hard. Because you’ve just finished off with exams or work, after putting loads of attention and effort into them, and now you’re finally free. All you want to do is lay in bed all day and just binge-watch a Netflix series all day for the rest of your life. But that just doesn’t work. You can’t do that. For me, when I tried to stop watching Netflix, all I did was scroll through social media. I didn’t get out of the house other than for a few dinners, for two months! That is a lot of time for staying inside a house. But I’ve learned some things that have really helped me these last holidays. So today, I’m sharing with you some tips on how to remain productive during the holidays. SET GOALS First…

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Hey. So I’m back today with a new blog post on how to start setting goals that you’ll actually be able to achieve. Everyone always says ‘Learn your Goal and Strive Towards It’. But they never tell us how. Setting goals is easy. But striving for them? Nah. I could say ‘I’ll earn 100k pageviews in one day;)” but we all know that’s practically impossible. 99 percent, what’s going to happen is I’m going to see a cute tumblr quote about having dreams and just sit back and be like, “Yeah, I’ll just keep on dreaming my dreams.” But that’s NOT IT. You have to work for those dreams to become reality. But working…that can be hard. IDENTIFY WHERE YOU’RE STRUGGLING What this means, for me, is identify why you can’t achieve all the goals you previously set. Is it because they are too hard? They’re out of your league? You’re…

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HOW I STARTED Back in November of 2016, I really got obsessed with blogs. I would stare at them for hours, read millions of ‘how to start a blog’ posts, and just crave my own. I tried out so many platforms, but most of them were paid. That was before I had unlocked the full potential of blogger. I started blogging with blogger, and fell in love – customization was limited, but all of it was free! I bought a template from pipdig, customized it, put up my first blog post, and that’s where I began. Soon after, close to the end of December, I felt like blogger wasn’t completely fulfilling my needs. I wanted a more solid space, and that I could get from WordPress (ORG) only. At that time, I was also about to build my author website, which my parents were paying for. At that time, Siteground…

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