Snapshot- 20 June 2018

For anyone who has been following the blog in the last 5ish months, you will know that I’ve been working on Pinterest. While I’m not skyrocketing, I am seeing growth, and I’m pretty happy with it! So, I’ve now moved to working on… Continue reading

The Downsides of Blogging (Plus a few updates)

I think that most bloggers, whether hobbyist, professional, or somewhere in the middle, will all love different things about blogging- some love the community, some love having an outlet, some love the extra income if they have it (who wouldn’t?), and countless other aspects. However, what a lot of bloggers won’t actually discuss is the downsides of blogging, and they exist for all of us. If you are committed to growth, there is no way around it- a blog is a commitment like anything else, and there are aspects of it that can make it difficult and draining. I hope that this post can shed some light for the non-bloggers out there and offer some comfort and camaraderie to the bloggers out there, a nod to what actually makes blogging difficult!

The Downsides of Blogging

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2,000 Follower Q&A

Hi everyone!

I’ve decided to do a Q&A post after all of these years, to celebrate 2,000 followers on WordPress! From now (Tuesday, May 22) until Sunday (May 27), you can submit whatever questions you want to ask me! You can submit them:

1) Here in the comments
2) Through my Contact Me page
3) On my Facebook page
4) Through my Instagram page
5) Emailing me at
6) Anonymously through this Google form!

A huge massive thank you to everyone who is following me along on this meandering journey, for making this such a wonderful space for me and community for everyone!

2,000 Follower Q&A

Until tomorrow,
The Historian
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Are Social Media Themes Necessary?

For anyone who is any tiny bit of serious about their social media, be it for a blog, for work, for interest’s sake, you will have undoubtedly heard about having a theme for your social media. Does every single one of your Instagram pictures feature the same filter, with the same colours, with the same subject? Well, you don’t have a theme, and if you want to be any sort of successful, you need a theme. Do all of your pins have one of three to four layouts within a specific image size, with a set number of keywords in your description? You don’t have a theme, either. Good luck getting any traffic… or so that is what we are told.

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Do bloggers need to do everything? Blogging Update

I try not to blog too often about blogging, as it is for an incredibly small audience, and I don’t think that I am an authority on what you should or should not be doing on a blog. However, sometimes a question strikes me and if it sticks for long enough, I will share it here to hopefully open up a discussion. Lately, I’ve been thinking about the proliferation of bloggers that have a store on their blog, and a course, and an e-book, and a YouTube channel, and services, and this, and that, and and and- is this becoming the norm for bloggers? And are we expected as bloggers to have all of these things?

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Sunshine Blogger Award, courtesy of Homeplaceweb!

The Homeplaceweb has very graciously nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award! What an absolutely lovely surprise, especially from a fellow Canadian blogger. If you are interested in some beautiful artwork and photography, baking, fashion, history, and pretty much anything fascinating, you should certainly head there and follow her!! I always appreciate being nominated for an award, because it means that someone thinks well of you and I think that we can all appreciate that 🙂 To get the nitty gritty out of the way:


• Thank blogger(s) who nominated you for the blog post and link back to their blog.
• Answer the questions the blogger asked you.
• Nominate other new blogs to receive the award and compose new questions for them to answer.
• List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

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Thoughts on My Blog

With the year slowly winding down (or up?), I’ve been spending more time thinking on my blog- where it’s currently at, where I’ve come from, and where I want it to go. I firmly believe that blogs are living things that grow and change with us (or away from us), and it’s a good exercise for any blogger to take stock of what they are creating and publishing.

Thoughts on My Blog


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The Pinterest Question

Pinterest is a hot topic in the blogging world. I think it’s calmed down in the actual world, but it still consumes hours upon hours of bloggers’ lives and it’s very much considered an integral part of blogging for many people. Each form of social media is a living and breathing animal that behaves however it’s creators want (which is completely unbeknownst to the rest of us). In my quest to educate myself, I’ve tried to find as much information as I could about Pinterest, and after much thought, these are the conclusions that I arrived at!

The Pinterest Question

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Black and White Photo Challenge, Day 7

Orla from Fancy Paper Blog has very kindly nominated me for the Black and White Photo Challenge! For seven days I will share one black and white photo from the day before, with no people in it and no explanation…. These posts will go up at noon!  Continue reading