The Face Behind The Brand: Angel From BlogR

Monica Giuliani

When I started out as a blogger, it was just me, myself and I. I had no idea what I was doing! It wasn’t until I joined Instagram that I started to get to grips with the blogging world and what it had to offer. That’s when I stumbled across BlogR, and it really changed my blogging experience for the better.


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How To Start a Blog

Living the Blogging Life

For all the prospective bloggers out there, this post is for you!

If you’re here, I’m assumuing you know a bit about the blogosphere. So, if you don’t have a blog and you’d like to get one, I’m going to tell you how to get started.

So, the very first step is deciding what platform you want to use. Evin did a post here on Blogger vs. WordPress, but there are also other platforms like Wix or Weebly. I recommend WordPress for most bloggers, so I’m going to share how to start a WordPress blog.

First, you’ll need a WordPress account. It’s super easy to set up, so I’m not going to explain how to do that.

Okay…so there should be a button that says “Add new site”

For me, it’s under my current sites, but I don’t remember where it is when you don’t have a blog. It…

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Question and Answers with Me- My Answers

Jesusluvsall's Blog

I would like to thank the bloggers who participated in my Questions and Answers post. I enjoyed their questions. Please check out their blogs.

Photo by Anna Shvets on Pexels.com

Here are the questions, along with a link to their blogs, and my answers.

Herry of herrychiccounsels.com asked- Do you have a favorite childhood memory and what was it?

My dog was my best friend. She followed me around the house. She slept in my room. She is my favorite childhood memory.

Ryan Callahan of authorryanc.com asked- Of all your trips to foreign countries, which is your favorite?

My second trip to Brazil in June/July 2015. I went to teach English at a small university in a city of about 65,000 people. I was the only American in the city for most of my time there. It was so much fun to experience the culture, improve my Portuguese, and live…

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LIFE WITHOUT HER

Life without you is unthinkable still, but its going to happen, how do i deal with that, how do i cope with the loneliness, how do i fill the massive hole you left, how do i deal with not having you beside me when i wake up in the morning, HOW DO I DEAL WITH LIFE NOW?.

This is a question i have been asking and are still asking, I haven’t got the answer, I don’t know what to do, what I do know is that it will destroy me if I don’t find away.

People always say it will get better in time, how do they know it will? what makes them know how I feel and if i can accept this, time isn’t the issue here, time is irellevent, what Julie meant to me wasn’t some sort of hobby, she was my life, my soulmate, my best friend, how do i accept losing her? How do my children accept losing her, and how can I help them accept that. We deal with problems everyday as people, but this isn’t a problem, this is a life changing situation that can hurt so many people.

my story

Julie had been feeling ill for along time, the arguments we had because of it would of broken most relationships. She got so ill but when her dad died and it was time for the funeral she made a massive effort to go, it was so hard for her but she did it, and I was so proud of her.

A month before she died she got to the point of not being able to move, she couldn’t get out the house, she would cry without reason, mentally she was struggling, she suffered panic attacks, and she had pulled a lot of her hair out. I finally managed to get her to make an appointment for the doctors, but it was to little to late, her appointment was on the 12th of march at 2 pm , that was the day she died.

I rang her at 10 am as usual on the 12th, we went through the usual conversation and at the end I said I will be home by 12.50, and we told each-other we loved each-other. At 11 am i got a phone call from my youngest daughter telling me mum had passed out again, I told her to call an ambulance and I left work straight away, on the way home I got a phone call from my sister in-law who at this time was at my house, she said “Andy you need to get home quick, julie’s not breathing” I said I will meet you at the hospital, I was still believing she would be ok, she was in good hands, and anyway this sort of thing dose’nt happens to me

I was ushered to a seat in the hospital, after a couple of minutes i looked to my left as they wheeled Julie in on a trolly, a machine was pumping down on her chest, then she disappeared, a couple of minutes later we were moved to a side room, then a doctor appeared and began to tell me that they can’t save her, that’s the moment my life went into self destruct.

I was asked if I could turn off the machines that were keeping her alive, I knew with such pain in my heart that I had to say yes, and I had to say it in front of my children, and that was the most painful thing I will ever do. after a very emotional and heart-breaking good-by, I kissed her on the forehead and vowed that I will do my very best for my family, but now am so scared am going to fail her.

The truth is am not dealing with losing Julie, am drinking such alot, at least 2 litres of whiskey a week , but the worst thing is am drowning in self pity, I can’t stop crying, and I can’t stop thinking about her, I miss her so much, am struggling to live without her. But i will beat this , because I have to, because I have a life to live, because I have children that depend on me , and because I have a human love for life, and with that there is no deal.

As the months went by the days where a blur, things began to settle, they didnt get better, I just controled my feelings better, Its a start, It’s not the finish, It may never be the finish.

“DO NOT CRY AT MY GRAVE FOR I AM NOT THEIR

I HAVE A DATE WITH A BUTTERFLY TO DANCE IN THE AIR”

“I Want To Start A Blog But I Don’t Know Where To Begin. Any Tips?” – Let’s Talk

Monica Giuliani

Starting a blog was a huge milestone in my life, but I just didn’t know it at the time. It’s something that I always wanted to do, having loved writing from such a young age, but I just didn’t know where to begin and I was beyond nervous of what everyone else would think. I remember constantly googling “how to start a blog” or “blog ideas” for years before I actually made the move.

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20 Embarrassing Mistakes I Made As A New Blogger

Beauty & Blogging: A New Perspective

When I started blogging, I wanted to make money from home. I didn’t care how I was going to do it. I also was a single Mom, and didn’t want to work nights. This was all I knew.

“You need a niche”, is what everyone says. “And an audience!”

I was reading so many blogging tips, it was information overload.

I didn’t have a niche and I couldn’t narrow down who my audience was.

I’d grab 1-2 great tips from 1 blog and 1 from another. But the rest were all saying the same thing over and over again. Where were the real stories of people who made nothing the first 2 years of blogging?

Instead of the glory and accomplishments, here are some of the most embarrassing mistakes I made when I started blogging. The mistakes that held me back from being successful the first 2 years.

1| I…

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Blogging Truths Be Told: You Can’t Always Judge a Book By Its . . .

Degrees of Maternity

Cover . . . Outward Appearance . . . First Impression. How would you finish the title? Well, several times recently, I’ve found myself thinking deeply about today’s topic. And every time I do so, I become more and more upset by the abundance of attention people place on the wrong things and the lack of attention they place on the right things.

I suppose societal norms have set us up to ooooo and ahhhh over superficial stuff that doesn’t really amount to much when you put it up against the stuff with some substance. So, why is it that we are drawn to people, things, and ideas based on their shiny surfaces instead of digging deep to see that the inner workings are decaying on the inside? And sooner rather than later, the rottenness will rear its ugly head and start marring that shiny outward exterior.

But surely, we’re…

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Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right.

You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click the “New Post” button, and tell us why you’re here.

Why do this?

  • Because it gives new readers context. What are you about? Why should they read your blog?
  • Because it will help you focus your own ideas about your blog and what you’d like to do with it.

The post can be short or long, a personal intro to your life or a bloggy mission statement, a manifesto for the future or a simple outline of your the types of things you hope to publish.

To help you get started, here are a few questions:

  • Why are you blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal?
  • What topics do you think you’ll write about?
  • Who would you love to connect with via your blog?
  • If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what would you hope to have accomplished?

You’re not locked into any of this; one of the wonderful things about blogs is how they constantly evolve as we learn, grow, and interact with one another — but it’s good to know where and why you started, and articulating your goals may just give you a few other post ideas.

Can’t think how to get started? Just write the first thing that pops into your head. Anne Lamott, author of a book on writing we love, says that you need to give yourself permission to write a “crappy first draft”. Anne makes a great point — just start writing, and worry about editing it later.

When you’re ready to publish, give your post three to five tags that describe your blog’s focus — writing, photography, fiction, parenting, food, cars, movies, sports, whatever. These tags will help others who care about your topics find you in the Reader. Make sure one of the tags is “zerotohero,” so other new bloggers can find you, too.

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right.

You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click the “New Post” button, and tell us why you’re here.

Why do this?

  • Because it gives new readers context. What are you about? Why should they read your blog?
  • Because it will help you focus your own ideas about your blog and what you’d like to do with it.

The post can be short or long, a personal intro to your life or a bloggy mission statement, a manifesto for the future or a simple outline of your the types of things you hope to publish.

To help you get started, here are a few questions:

  • Why are you blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal?
  • What topics do you think you’ll write about?
  • Who would you love to connect with via your blog?
  • If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what would you hope to have accomplished?

You’re not locked into any of this; one of the wonderful things about blogs is how they constantly evolve as we learn, grow, and interact with one another — but it’s good to know where and why you started, and articulating your goals may just give you a few other post ideas.

Can’t think how to get started? Just write the first thing that pops into your head. Anne Lamott, author of a book on writing we love, says that you need to give yourself permission to write a “crappy first draft”. Anne makes a great point — just start writing, and worry about editing it later.

When you’re ready to publish, give your post three to five tags that describe your blog’s focus — writing, photography, fiction, parenting, food, cars, movies, sports, whatever. These tags will help others who care about your topics find you in the Reader. Make sure one of the tags is “zerotohero,” so other new bloggers can find you, too.

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right.

You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click the “New Post” button, and tell us why you’re here.

Why do this?

  • Because it gives new readers context. What are you about? Why should they read your blog?
  • Because it will help you focus your own ideas about your blog and what you’d like to do with it.

The post can be short or long, a personal intro to your life or a bloggy mission statement, a manifesto for the future or a simple outline of your the types of things you hope to publish.

To help you get started, here are a few questions:

  • Why are you blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal?
  • What topics do you think you’ll write about?
  • Who would you love to connect with via your blog?
  • If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what would you hope to have accomplished?

You’re not locked into any of this; one of the wonderful things about blogs is how they constantly evolve as we learn, grow, and interact with one another — but it’s good to know where and why you started, and articulating your goals may just give you a few other post ideas.

Can’t think how to get started? Just write the first thing that pops into your head. Anne Lamott, author of a book on writing we love, says that you need to give yourself permission to write a “crappy first draft”. Anne makes a great point — just start writing, and worry about editing it later.

When you’re ready to publish, give your post three to five tags that describe your blog’s focus — writing, photography, fiction, parenting, food, cars, movies, sports, whatever. These tags will help others who care about your topics find you in the Reader. Make sure one of the tags is “zerotohero,” so other new bloggers can find you, too.