Make Your Blog Readable!

Hello lovely,

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Today, I’m sharing with you four ways to make your blog posts or writings more readable. I can’t count the number of times I have been interested in reading a blog post, but lose interest almost immediately because of bad grammar and appearance. Your blog might be losing readers that you are not aware of due to this, and I hope this post helps in avoiding that.By no means am I a perfect writer, but I have learnt a lot since starting my blog, and I’m sharing these minimal tips with you, especially fellow bloggers.

Proof read: The first thing I’ll say is proof read (over and over). You don’t have to be in a hurry to put up a blog post if you haven’t had enough time to go through your writing, and make necessary corrections. Proof reading your post numerous times before publishing, and even after will correct the other mistakes listed below. You can ask a friend to help you proof read if you want to be extra cautious. Get rid of typos (please!), typos make it hard for readers to focus on your content, and your post seems to be written by a rookie. I am genuinely happy to get notifications from blogs that hardly have typos, as opposed to those with numerous typos. Your content might be great, but I’m uninterested if I have to put in work to understand it. Continue reading “Make Your Blog Readable!”

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Funny story of how I started blogging

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How time does fly. It’s been a full month of not writing or putting up any post, and this wasn’t my intent. Let me tell you, I had such huge blog plans for summer 2017. I was going to put up posts almost daily, and be annoyingly consistent. I’m so happy for you guys that this didn’t happen. I was very excited, but you know how life is, you can only plan for the future but you never know how it’ll go. God had a lot of unexpected plans for me. For example, I thought I would have plenty free time during the summer than I did during school but this wasn’t the case. I don’t know how it happened, but summer felt busier than the past semesters. Busy in the greatest way possible. Busy learning, growing, exploring and relaxing. Since I wasn’t prepared for the workload, I slacked with keeping up. But now, I’ve gotten into a steady rhythm of things (just when summer is about to end, yay me), and I’m back! Continue reading “Funny story of how I started blogging”

Hazy Fantasies is 1! A Year’s Recap of my Blogging Journey

Hazy Fantasies is 1! A Year’s Recap of my Blogging Journey

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Eyyyyyyy heyyyyyy….. I’m super excited today, and I’m sure you can guess why. On the 29th of June 2016, I shared my very first blog post accidentally (story for another day). Fast forward to July 2017, and my baby is 1 (that’s right, this blog is my precious baby), and that’s why I wanted everything about this post/celebration to be perfect. First of all, I need to give a huge shout-out to you. Yes, you who is reading right now. I am so grateful to you for taking the time to read this post, I appreciate you. To all who have been reading this young blog since day 1, you are the real MVPs and I love you. You keep me going, and you are the reason why Hazy Fantasies is still alive today. I hope you feel very special.

If you asked me a year ago if I wanted to be a blogger, I probably wouldn’t have understood what you were asking me. I only discovered the blogging world in the summer of 2016, through Instagram and YouTube. I love reading and viewing cute photos, so it was no surprise that I got hooked on blogs. I started mine in June, and it’s been a journey ever since. Blogging is such an experience (a positive one). It’s been an amazing documentation of my growth as an individual and my struggles. I love connecting with people on here and building a community. I also love receiving insights and advice from my readers, I honestly apply your wise inputs in my life. Another major lesson I’ve learnt is, blogging is a preview of what real life would be like after university. Working on projects, researching, being disappointed by suppliers/clients, getting bored and finding inspiration, collaborations, networking are things I’ve dealt with and continue to deal with as a blogger.

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Anxious about everything?

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What does the picture above look like to you? A normal girl yeah? That’s true, but to me, the girl above has been blessed with much more than she deserves. In the midst of life’s turbulence, she scales through with such ease and grace, made accessible to her by her heavenly Father. The girl above shouldn’t be anxious for whatever is to come because everything she has worried about in the past, she looks at now and sees that they worked out eventually.

Last summer, I worried about getting a summer job, an internship, and a lot more. I didn’t consider that in God’s huge plan for me, maybe I wasn’t ready for those things. He was opening other doors for me at the time, but I was concerned with getting the big doors open that I didn’t realize that the small steps I was taking was God leading me to a bigger purpose (how often does this happen to us?).  Continue reading “Anxious about everything?”

My Love Hate Relationship with Spring

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It’s Spring time! Yes, it’s time to ditch those bulky winter accessories and come alive, and I know I’m not alone in my feelings. Even though it hasn’t felt much like spring in Philadelphia, I walked out of my dorm on Monday and I almost shed tears of joy because the weather felt so good. That feeling  inspired me to dress cute all week and write this post. Continue reading “My Love Hate Relationship with Spring”

What’s in your mental script?- By Jess

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Hey everyone; I’m Jess, a writer (it’s just a hobby), and a friend of Oyinlola. I love food (just had to say that! lol), and I enjoy sharing my experiences, thoughts, and opinions with others. This is my first blog entry, and honestly, I’m nervous and excited (insert “lady in the red dress emoji”). Anyways, I hope you guys enjoy reading this.

What’s in your mental script?

You might ask yourself, “what is a mental script?,” or you may be wondering, “What is my mental script?.”

Your mental script is what you say about yourself when you talk to yourself.

It is what defines your evaluation of your own capabilities and worth.

It is how you view yourself, and what you think about yourself.

Your mental script has been developing since the day you were born. Your parents, siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles, friends, teachers, classmates, colleagues, and acquaintance have influenced the content of  your mental script. Continue reading “What’s in your mental script?- By Jess”

Three ways to double your hustle

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Hi everyone! Welcome, welcome back to Hazy Fantasies. I hope you’re all having a relaxing Saturday, I definitely am. It feels so good to wake up at 12pm, and then sleep some more. The inspiration for today’s post came from working with some vendors, and sometimes observing. I’ve had the worst luck with photographers so far, I really don’t know why, please pray that my experience with them gets better. From bailing on me on the day of a shoot, to me chasing them or being ignored sometimes, I’ve seen it all. In my mind, this makes zero sense because if someone is going to pay you for your services, you should be chasing after them, not the other way around. So, in today’s post, I’m sharing some tips on how to make your hustle better this year, from my experience. Continue reading “Three ways to double your hustle”

How to feel like a 100!

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Hey guys! This time last week, I wrote about surviving finals weeks, and now, I have one more final left and I’m just too happy right now. After such a hectic week, I came home last night, ready to relieve myself of the week’s stress. I thought to share with you guys what i usually do to ‘de-stress’ and feel like a 100 after  a tiring week. Hope this helps someone today.

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First thing I do when I get back in the evening, is take off my tight clothes, put on something comfortable, like the robe in this picture (this robe has been my favourite thing ever since I got it for black Friday, and it’s from Victoria secret). Then, I go brush my teeth, wash my face, and put on a nice face mask.

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The Perfect Gift

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‘Tis the season to be thankful! And I am super thankful for all of you. I have been trying my hardest this week to be motivated and productive as opposed to just lazying around since I have my thanksgiving break this week. I think I’m doing an okay job so far. To those of you currently writing exams, goodluck to you all! May the speedforce be with you (if you watch Flash, you’ll get that).

Today is all about being thankful, sharing gifts and food with the ones dearest to your heart. Speaking of sharing, that’s what this post is about. What do you often share with those you love? Do you share money, material things or do you prefer  giving from within. I’ve come up with 3 things that I like to share or give personally to people aside from material things because trust me while it is great to give presents to people (even those who doesn’t appreciate them), it is very easy to buy things for people forgetting that other things matter too. Continue reading “The Perfect Gift”

Blogger Recognition Award

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Hey everyone! Happy new week again, hope you are not feeling under the weather lately. I pray for God’s strength for each of you. This post is long overdue but you know, we are going to get into it anyway. I was nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by Fola of Thoughts of Fola and I couldn’t be more honoured. For the award, I am to write a post on the blog and answer a series of questions. I hope you all learn more about me through my answers and here it goes… Continue reading “Blogger Recognition Award”