Skip to main content

Diary chats - Blog, it's been a while...


Hey!

So, it's been a while over here on my little blog.

I seem to go in fit's and starts over here and I really don't know why as I do love my blog. My little corner of the internet, where you guys can come and check in on my thoughts and goings on. 

Maybe it's because we've had quite a lot going on in our life lately and I guess my focus has been elsewhere.

I can't deny though, I always seem to feel a little bit lost with being a 'blogger'.

I don't really like calling myself a 'blogger'. I feel like I'm being a bit of a fraud as I don't get invited to events, I don't have this so-called 'blogger tribe' or have tons of pr samples flooding my letter box. I certainly don't have the big stats and I still don't understand SEO. I'm not the best photographer or writer either, I'm just someone who has a blog.

I think for too long I've been trying to fit into the whole 'blogger' thing, whatever that maybe. I don't really know. But I do know that, I like having this little hobby of sharing bit's and pieces of my life and hopefully inspire and entertain you along the way.

I'm a bit fed up with the likes of Facebook, Instagram and even Twitter lately. 
But the draw is there isn't it, just can't give them up. 

I'm going to try to use my blog more to share the everyday stuff as well as more lengthy posts. Suncream and Sparkles is not a fancy, polished editorial style blog and probably never will be, I'm not sure I'd want it to be either? Just a casual place to escape and share all that's happening in my little world.


Are you a blogger? Do you find it hard to find where you fit in this online world? Or maybe in life? Do we put too much pressure on ourselves to fit in? Do you like the editorial blogs or more casual 'relatable' blogs? Let's chat in the comments below... 


♥ Heather 

Comments

More on the blog...

Choosing a name for your blog

  ~ this post contains affiliate links, which means if you purchase through a link on the blog I will receive a tiny amount of commission, but it will NOT cost you anymore. Read more on my  Disclaimer/Contact  page ~ Since writing the post ' Blogging tips ~ Basic/Beginners'   I keep thinking about the part about choosing a name for your blog. If you've been here a while you'd know that this blog was originally called Suncream and Sparkles ~ which I have written about why I changed my blog name  here . Even though I do love my new blog name and I don't regret changing it I do wish I had taken more time and consideration in the very beginning when first starting my blog, or at least before buying the domain. You see blogging, even now for me who's been doing it for a fair few years, it really is a constant learning curve where you're always discovering new ways and new ideas to tweak and improve your blog. If you're debating on what name to choose for your

Mil Palmeras

Happy Thursday guys, hope you're all well. I'm just popping on here to show you a few pictures I snapped quickly today while we were at Mil Palmeras Beach. We popped to Mercadona this morning, well more lunchtime(ish) as we are sleeping in so much lately, but that's for another day. So, we picked up a few bits for the weekend and grabbed one of their sushi boxes for our lunch on the go. fyi , the best supermarket sushi I've had! After our trip to Mercadona we headed for Leroy Merlin in La Zenia as we needed to get some more bags of sand and some gravel too for our little diy garden project. I say little, but it's turning into quite the construction! Keep an eye on my  insta stories   over the weekend for updates. En-route to Leroy's we stopped off at Mil Palmeras to eat our sushi by the sea. Mil Palmeras has always been one of our favourite places here on the Costa Blanca South. Actually it was one of the first places we went to after the lockdown last year.  To

Looking for compounds in Riyadh

When Mark was first offered the job in Saudi, actually even before that when we were waiting in anticipation for the job to be offered we knew our first choice of accommodation in Riyadh would be on a western compound. We wanted our new place to be a home from home. Even though we have no problem whatsoever with following dress codes or anything and it actually doesn’t bother us in the slightest covering up. We sometimes, because of the world we’re from, being a westerner we wanted that little bit of ‘normality’ from our home life that we’re used too. We like to go on walks in the evening so it’s nice to be able to just pop on your shorts and vest and go for a walk without thinking and also being able to pop to the mini market for a pint of milk and a loaf of bread. Probably one of the biggest reasons for us to live on a compound is that we like to swim, sunbathe and be at the pool together. Which for us is a big part of our life. Another thing we like about compound living is the esca