farewell 2018// year recap, fave reads, blog growth + new stuff!

I am shocked by how fast 2018 went by.

It was a crazy year, filled with good and bad, Some things I wish didn’t happen and some things that I am shocked I got the opportunity to do.

first of all

happy new year!

I am really excited for 2019! I have some goals that I hope I can accomplish!

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Cool Accomplishments:

Taking two college classes (and getting all As)

being in a documentary

reaching 200+ follows on elysian artiste

becoming a teenager (YEEET)

getting a domain for elysian artiste

reading over 100+ books

going rock climbing (ON A REAL BIG ROCK)

learning clarinet in only 3 months

starting a bookstagram

seeing the liberty bell

probably more stuff I forgot haha

Favorite Reads

I was planning on making a more detailed post on my fave reads so here’s just a little list.

Jane Eyre

The Giver

girls resist

To kill a mockingbird

more than I might have forgotten

Bloggy Recap

In 2018 I received:

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My most popular posts and pages were:

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Blog Goals for 2019

Ideally, I would want to get in a better posting schedule! I will start a new video series and all sorts of cool stuff!

Reach 300 followers

Monetize my site

Start my blog design business

Sell downloads

Make more freebies

 

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That’s all for today! Looking forward to an awesome new year!

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10 ways to bust writers’ block

The thing about being a creative person is that sometimes we aren’t very creative at all.

I am pretty sure everyone is scared to write after the storm of NaNoWriMo. I sure am. XD.  Many people debate writers block. Some people don’t think writer’s block is real but I do because I experience it a lot. Even right now. But fear no more here are some tips to help you! Also if you want an excuse to write, join abbys writing contest YOU COULD WIN AN AMAZON GIFT CARD and there’s some really cool writing prompts!

1. keep writing

The worse thing to do is to quit writing. Keep writing, even if it makes no sense. Write whatever thoughts are in your head, and if you have none, read my next tip below.

2. use writing prompts

Writing prompts are surprisingly helpful. Even if it has nothing to do with your story, it still keeps your writing and gets your creative juices flowing!

3. take a break

Run away with us for the summer, let’s go upstate! Heh sorry, just a little Hamilton reference XD But yes, just like Hamilton, you should take a break from writing. That way you won’t become frustrated.

4. listen to music

Music really helps. But it depends on the music you listen to. I recommend classical or chill music, not LOUD ROCK MUSIC THAT WILL STRESS YOU OUT!

5. Read some inspiring quotes

Quotes really help a lot. But don’t get too distracted, or you might find yourself browsing the web all day!

6. read a book

Read a book and you never know, maybe you’ll be inspired by the writing style or the characters.

7. have some tea

Tea is known to have a calming effect. Whenever you get ready to write, make some tea. There are some tea flavors that can lower stress.

8. force yourself to write

I know its hard but sometimes you just have to write. If you don’t then you won’t get anywhere.

9. talk to yourself

It sounds weird but it really helps

10. have fun

writing is supposed to be fun! Don’t let writers’ block get the best of you!

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Did this post help? What are your writing tips? Did you survive Nanowrimo?

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❤️five years a blogger❤️; my five-year bloggiversary+ BLOG PARTAAY

why hello there!

Welcome back to my itsy-bitsy corner of the web! I am really excited because today WordPress gave me a very special notification!

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YES! I have been blogging for 5 YEARS! I never really took count of the years but that’s a preeeeeeeeeeeeety looooooooooooooooong tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiime 😀
My first ever blog was created when I was only SEVEN YEARS OLd! May I remind you that I was only SEVEN YEARS OLD AND MADE THE BLOG ALL ON MY OWN!

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Yeah, It was all about kids learning facts! Cool facts for cool kids XD It’s really cute looking back at it! This blog got quite popular among my family members. When I was younger I was so proud of myself for creating this blog now looking back it’s not as good as I thought XD

I also had a book review and writing blog, filled with misspellings and bad blog design 😛

 

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Even from a young age I loved books and writing 😀

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This was supposed to be my social magazine blog where other kids could post things! It didn’t quite work out well 😛

ANDDDDDDDDDDDD MY MOST RECENT OLDER BLOG…………………

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My American girl doll blog! This is what shaped most of my blogging now! I made a lot of amazing friends and had a great time blogging!

 

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And this is my blog now! I am so thankful for all the wonderful people and friends I have met and made through blogging! It is a wonderful experience I will treasure forever!

Elysian Artiste has just hit 190 followers! I want to thank all of you amazing people for allowing me to have the best blog experience in the world! It means so much to me that other people like and appreciate my work and care about me! ❤

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Back when I first started KidFacta I never knew how much blogging would change my life. The friendships I have made, the fun I have had, the people like me I discovered. I might have never made it here if I hadn’t started KidFacta.

My advice to you is, whenever you feel a spark of creativity… CREATE! DOODLE! MAKE! Let that fire burn and you can create something completely amazing!

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I want to thank you all for making Elysian Artiste what it is now! You all encouraged and inspired me to keep blogging and you all were there for me when times were tough! Thanks so much for being the amazing friends you all are 😀

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 This is also a blog party! Comment down below your blog and an interesting thing about yourself! Also, tell me what your favorite thing is about my blog! HAVE FUN AND MEET OTHER BLOGGERS! 😀

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// my life recently //

My life recently

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Hey guys! Welcome back to my corner of the web!

I haven’t been posting as much as I have been wanting too because my life has been REAAZAAaaaaaLLY busy! So I decided to make a slightly aesthetic collection of my life with photography, so yeah!

lets get started

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I’ve been doing ALOT of animation recently! I’ve gotten into making Animation Memes! Here are a few that I made.

I really love how these turned out! They are adorable!

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health

I’ve just escaped that chaotic and painful time of the month, yet I do have the stuffy and sore throat. Overall I’m doing pretty well!

I’ve been making a lot of smoothies!

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I’ve been reading a lot of books! I recently read renegades and I am going to write a review post sometime next week!

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YES! I am really excited for WIRES AND NERVE #2! I cannot wait to read it!

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And yeah that’s all!

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♥5 minute Raspberry Smoothie♥

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heyo Welcome back to my small corner of the web! Today I am going to be sharing how to make an AMAZINGLY delicious smoothie that will give you day a great start! And naturally, boost your energy!

lets get started

 

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You can always add extra ingredients if you like, but if you want it to turn out the way mine did, then I recommend following the recipe!

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First of all, we are going to put the raspberries in the blender, I used half of the bag, you can use more or less, depending on the flavor and texture you want.

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Next, I will add 1/3 of a banana as a natural sweetener. You can add more or less, I recommend adding just a teensy bit or the smoothie will taste more like a banana smoothie than a raspberry smoothie :D!

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Next, I will add a teaspoon of Honey, you can add as much or as less as you want to depend on how sweet you want your smoothie to be! I am also adding a cup of water.

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Now its time for the fun part! BLENDING THE FRUIT TOGETHER!!!!

Remeber to put the cap on! Don’t want to make a mess! You can blend it for as long as you want, depending on how you want the texture to be.

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After blending it for some time it should look like this! When it gets to your desired texture, stop the blender and pour into a mug, jar, or even a SAUCER!

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And there you go! YOU just made a yummy, healthy smoothie! CONGRATULATIONS!

 

 

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I hope you enjoyed this post! Comment down below if you thought it looked yummy!

 

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