Blogmas Day 6: December BuJo + Personal Thoughts

No more collabs (at least for now), but you can always DM me, you know πŸ˜‰

Blog Updates:

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but my blog has gone through some major renovation! I’ve bought a new theme, played around with the logo, included some snowflakes, and made sure everything is nice and festive! So far I love my new design, and I’m planning to keep it forever maybe πŸ˜€ Well no, but really.. I don’t have any ideas for spring at the moment, but let me know how do you find the overall look of my blog – if you can see everything properly, how long it takes to load, stuff like that..

I’m also desperately trying to keep up with Blogmas, unfortunately it’s gonna be 10 days only.. I had so many ideas, and feel a bit down for not having the opportunity to do them all. To everyone who’s posting every single day: you are my hero!

Now onto my Bullet Journal:

My December cover page is not really inspirational. I saw so many amazing ideas on Pinterest and tried to incorporate them all in a single drawing.. and it turned out to be a total mess πŸ˜€ I also put some stickers, just in case, because it wasn’t too bright and colourful already, you know.



I then decided to keep an activity log.

According to the plan, I was supposed to live alone for about two weeks (!!), something that has never ever happened to me before, and I wanted to track my moods and habits. So, for the first half of December, it turns out that I’ve been cooking and posting on my blog and Instagram way less than I wanted to, worked too many days, but most surprisingly – I was feeling optimistic (I still am though).

Living by myself really helped me reflect many issues of mine, and get rid of any negative thoughts (and trust me, they were quite a lot). I don’t feel scared or lonely, but enjoy my freedom. I guess I like it that much because it’s only for two weeks, maybe if I kept this for months, I’d start to hate it at some point.

When it comes to blogging, as I already mentioned, I’m doing it less often than I’d love to. Also, I feel like the engagement levels dropped significantly, I mean I have 1000+ subscribers and less than 100 of them actually read my posts, let alone like it or leave any comments. I know quality should always come before quantity, but seeing my readers distancing themselves makes the whole experience a bit disheartening. Probably it’s just because Christmas is incredibly busy period for everyone…

Okay then, if you came this far, please leave an answer in the comments on the following questions:

  • what do you think about how my blog looks at the moment (criticism is always appreciated)
  • have you ever lived absolutely on your own (and do you prefer to be alone or with somebody else)
  • do you notice any change in your blog stats

Thank you for reading and leaving me a sweet comment! It means the world to me!

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  • Reply Zhan Ndleleni

    All my life I’ve been living with my family. The thought of living alone scares me a bit but I’d love to give it a try.

    December 20, 2017 at 9:14 am
    • Reply Siyana

      It’s super strange at first, but eventually you get used to it 😁

      December 20, 2017 at 12:01 pm
      • Reply Zhan Ndleleni

        Who knows maybe 2018 might surprise me.

        December 20, 2017 at 12:37 pm
  • Reply Vinita

    So creative! lovely photos too πŸ™‚

    December 20, 2017 at 11:33 am
    • Reply Siyana

      Thank you πŸ™‚

      December 20, 2017 at 12:01 pm
  • Reply Dhiyanah Liyaudeen

    Ah! Your theme looks fabulous! Lovely and Unique!πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ

    December 20, 2017 at 12:33 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      Thank you πŸ™‚

      December 22, 2017 at 11:12 am
  • Reply lifeofangela

    Siyana! I really love your new theme! It’s so crisp and pretty! The added snowflakes, and your Christmassy touch on your header is just extra festive πŸ˜€
    I’ve never really lived on my own. I lived with my family, then Rory, so I can’t really say anything in terms of living alone.
    Also, I have noticed the dip in stats, to be honest though, it goes up and down all the time. At least for me. Whether or not it’s the Christmas season. No idea why πŸ™‚

    December 20, 2017 at 5:50 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      I got to live with my boyfriend straight after leaving home home, so having a few weeks only to myself was kind of.. refreshing I guess πŸ˜€
      And for the stats, if you assure me it’s fine, then it must be fine! πŸ˜€

      December 22, 2017 at 11:15 am
  • Reply Life As Najida

    I LOVE the new blog design! It’s so pretty and it’s definitely giving a festive vibe. Recently, my stats have been plummeting aswell and I think it’s due to the busy month too. So don’t worry about it x

    December 20, 2017 at 6:27 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      Ah thanks, feeling a little better now, knowing I’m not the only one ^^

      December 22, 2017 at 11:15 pm
  • Reply Hunida

    Your BuJo is SO cute & colorful! Your new theme is super cute! Everything looks perfect!! The dip in stats always happens for me towards the end of the week! I post everyday–Mondays & Tuesdays I always get more feedback than on Thursdays-Saturdays. Don’t get disheartened! I love your content. <3

    December 21, 2017 at 8:06 am
    • Reply Siyana

      Aw thanks, you are so kind!
      I’ve also noticed that Mondays and Tuesdays are maybe the best days to post! I guess people get busier during the weekend, although I personally like spending mine blogging haha
      And posting every day is such an achievement, well done you <3

      December 22, 2017 at 11:23 pm
      • Reply Hunida

        Yeah, I spend the same amount of time on WP no matter what day of the week it is but I guess, yeah, others like to go out on the weekends!
        Thank you! Of course, I miss a day here & there like I did yesterday but I do try my best to. πŸ™‚

        December 24, 2017 at 10:28 pm
  • Reply Hunida

    Oh! I forgot to answer one of your questions! I have lived completely on my own & I hated it! I’ve lived with friends before which was maybe worse than living alone but my boyfriend has been my favorite person to live with. πŸ™‚ I definitely prefer living with him over living alone.

    December 21, 2017 at 8:08 am
    • Reply Siyana

      Oh yes, I agree, your experience definitely depends on the people you are living with! But living with someone you get along with is the best option really!

      December 22, 2017 at 11:28 pm
  • Reply sophiaaaxo

    I have never had a bullet journal before? are they handy?

    Sophia xo

    December 21, 2017 at 12:09 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      I think they are amazing, because you can use them as your creativity outlet, but also schedule and track everything ahead – blog posts, meal plans, and everything you want basically. You should definitely give it a try!

      December 22, 2017 at 11:30 pm
      • Reply sophiaaaxo

        I might give it a try, but I just don’t think I will be able to keep up with it x

        January 4, 2018 at 12:25 pm
  • Reply whatismaria

    I adore your theme so much – it’s so clean and beautiful πŸ™‚ And I have noticed a dip in stats recently as well – I think it may have to do with the fact that firstly I am not blogging consistently at the moment, but also because everyone is much busier at this time of year. So I definitely would not get disheartened about it, it is normal for stats to fluctuate a lot πŸ™‚ <3

    December 21, 2017 at 8:11 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      Thank you, Maria! I was trying to be consistent with my Blogmas, but here we are – almost Christmas and still on day 6 πŸ˜€ But I’m glad to hear I’m not the only one experiencing this, hopefully everything gets back to normal once the holidays end πŸ™‚ x

      December 22, 2017 at 11:32 pm
  • Reply Irina Thayer (@irinathr)

    Amazing post! Merry Christmas,dear!

    December 22, 2017 at 4:43 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      Thank you! Merry Christmas to you too!

      December 22, 2017 at 9:32 pm
  • Reply Lena Dee

    Omg your blog is simply lovely! I really love the Christmassy touch you’ve added…You’ve just found yourself a new subscriber! I wish you the best off luck and I hope your engagement picks back up πŸ™‚

    xx Lena |

    December 22, 2017 at 11:59 pm
  • Reply Miroslava Patleeva

    I really like your blog and especially the things you post about Christmas. The design is just perfect.

    December 31, 2017 at 3:09 pm
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