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How I Immediately Increased Ad Revenue

Want to Increase Your Ad Revenue?

Being within my first 5 months or so of blogging on a fairly regular basis has meant getting up to speed with, quite literally, a whole new world. Delving into Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), however, is almost a whole new world in and of itself, and in my view is far more technically advanced than even setting up a blog and starting to publish content. But, if you’re at all interested in making money, however large or small, from your blog/website, it’s something you do have to dip your toe into at some point to gain a deeper understanding of how you can better monetise your site from ad revenue.

To find out how I first got started with SEO and my initial, surprisingly pleasant, results with this see my previous linked article below uploaded a couple of days into the tweaks I made following some basic SEO tips:

https://myholisticliving.co.uk/2019/08/04/feeling-frustrated-with-ad-revenue/

One Month In

Whilst the early results were pleasing, what has been just as pleasing is seeing consistent improvements in ad revenue over the last 4 weeks or so. So just what have those changes been?

  • Prior to the “tweaks”, the maximum continuous weekly passive income prior was for 4 weeks in June.
  • Recently, a steady stream of weekly passive income for the last 6 weeks.
  • In August, following the adjustments there was 5 continuous days of earnings previously no more than 3.
  • The immediate effect of the tweaks saw an initial jump in income from very little at all to a 500% – 600% increase in ad revenue for a couple of days.
  • It then dropped to a lower but more consistent daily increase on revenue before the tweaks.
  • Looking at the ad revenue on a daily and weekly average increase, there has been a 200% increase in passive income since the adjustments.
  • Viewing the ad revenue on a monthly average increase, this is a whopping 900%!

Findings

It’s hard not to theorise that these more advanced techniques and tips on site indexing haven’t been the cause of these positive changes given the timings, especially when you consider that visitor numbers and views have been lower this month, leading to less ads being served and yet higher CPM and therefore increased revenue rates.

My basic understanding of it at this time is that the easier it is for search engines like Google and Bing to categorise your content, whether articles, images or videos, the more likely you are to climb the ranks into higher ad revenue territory.

As a result, I’d have to conclude this month’s experiments with SEO to be a resounding success.

Despite the huge increases seen in a relatively short time, however, I’ve still got a long way to go to start making any meaningful revenue.

Future Strategy Planning

It’s important to note that there can be a lot of fluctuation in ad revenue which can be affected by all sorts of things: location of visitors, website and/or article niche, number of visitors and followers, etc. As all of these can and do fluctuate to varying degrees and at different times, this likewise can cause variables in revenue received. The message here is to not place all your eggs in one basket i.e. don’t make ad revenue your sole source of income to better avoid financial worries.

The best thing to do is enjoy it when there’s revenue to be had whilst trying to better understand what helps you maintain a steady meaningful passive income as much as possible. If your aim is to at some point achieve a meaningful income from blogging/your website full time, then it’s worth looking at other ways to monetise your site too.

SEO can seem a bit tedious at first, but another unexpected pleasure of delving into this more technical side to blogging is that I’m actually quite enjoying learning something new. There’s clearly an art to using it effectively and whilst I’m a relative newbie in this regard, it’s been a promising start so far.

The Downsides

Depending on your reasons for blogging, there may be downsides to understanding and implementing SEO strategies to increase ad revenue. This isn’t made any easier because most sites are unique in their own way so it can be hard to make comparisons without a lot of broad yet detailed research. Personally, I enjoy learning about it the more I understand it so not a huge problem but some might find it tedious and slow-going.

What you will notice is that most stats reports using these webmaster tools aren’t in “real time”, usually a day or so behind actual time and it takes a while for some of them to get enough data from their crawls of your site to produce measurable results. Again not a major issue for me personally but something you might want to plan for.

I suppose the biggest warning I’ve followed from other bloggers is to have a reasonable understanding of what you’re tweaking, when and how you’ll measure improvements.

Firstly, you do want to have an idea of what you’re messing with in case you mess it up – you’ll want to know how to fix it. It reminds me a bit of learning to knit and how to recover a dropped stitch without losing all your work. The way I’ve dealt with this has been to read up on as many articles as possible before tweaking anything! Also, keep the tweaks minimal so that you can eliminate issues more easily and log what you’ve done, when so you can further adjust as necessary or hopefully enjoy greater increased ad revenue.

Outcome

My take on SEO one month in is that it’s well-worth investing the time into if you’re someone wanting to increase your ad revenue. When the time is right for you to do that really depends on how quickly you’re able to get to grips with SEO and start effectively implementing the techniques. If you’re not sure what you’re doing, you could opt for hiring professionals to help with this, finances permitting.

It would be good to know if you’ve seen any positive results from improved SEO knowledge and implementation. What’s worked for you? What hasn’t? I like to think that sharing information like this will help to make us all better bloggers 🙂

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Blogging Stats: Week 4

Blogging Stats: Week 4

This is a rolling-post so for those of you who want to check out Blogging Stats: Week 1-Week 3, head there first (links below) as Week 1 especially contains a breakdown of my understanding of the terminology, which as a newbie blogger can feel a bit like learning a foreign language:

Weeks 1-3 Links:

https://myholisticliving.co.uk/2019/05/26/blogging-stats-week-1/

https://myholisticliving.co.uk/2019/06/02/blogging-stats-week-2/

https://myholisticliving.co.uk/2019/06/09/blogging-stats-week-3/

Average daily visitors: 20 visitors

Following a strategy alteration, Week 4 saw these drop down from 30 to 20 per day. I’m happy with this figure as I had to drop the number of daily posts down from 2 to 1 as it was becoming too much. As such, I’d expected this figure to drop down to 15 i.e. half what it had been, so to have only dropped by a third, I didn’t think that this was too bad.

Average daily views: 31 views

Another movement down in Week 4 from 50 views per day to 31 but factoring in the total post per day drop again to be expected. Again above what I was expecting of 25 per day with better interaction on posts made.

Average daily Views Per Visitor (VPV): 1.6 article views per visitor

This remains at 1.6 so apart from a jump up to 2.3 in Week 2, 1.6 VPV seems stable considering drop in posts per day this week and gives me a good base line to work from going forward.

Average new daily followers: 2.6 new followers

Up slightly from 2.5 last week but again factoring in the unexpected strategy change very happy with this.

Average daily likes: 13 daily likes

Slight drop down from 13.5 to 13 but again with drop in posts per day still relatively stable.

Social media referrals: Facebook, WordPress, Pinterest, Instagram, Search Engines and Mail Signups

Only 109 referrals this week, down 60 on last week, so a fairly big drop. I’ve no ads running on social media currently and don’t intend to start anymore for a few weeks so this may explain this downturn. Will be worth keeping this under review and fine-tuning social media strategy in the coming weeks.

Instagram remains in the 125-ish mark although it fluctuates up and down at times and no new Facebook likes this week but again, without ads running, I think to be expected.

Average posts per day: 1 average post daily

Despite giving the Editorial Calendar a whirl last week, it just became too much to post twice per day and I really felt that I was compromising quality for quantity which led to a mid-week about turn to aim for one high quality post per day. I’d toyed with the idea last week but didn’t want to see my stats drop (which they inevitably did!). However much happier with the quality and content put out this week and the stats didn’t drop as much as expected.

Other Points:

Kept up with the relationship building on WordPress with other bloggers which is one of my favourite parts of being a blogger, getting to interact with people all over the world on a multitude of different topics and coming across articles I might otherwise never have seen. Also, remained an active part of the Facebook bloggers’ group which has also seen some referrals that I might otherwise never have got, as well as being another source of interesting articles to read myself.

The Editorial Calendar was a really helpful exercise for me as it helped me to identify that 2 quality posts per day whilst working full time and being married with 2 kids, really wasn’t feasible for me anymore. Not only was the quality of content compromised but I was completely exhausted, not always 100% happy with the posts I was putting out and, truthfully, not enjoying blogging at break-neck speed! Since I changed strategy on Friday when I purposely chose to post nothing all day being completely shattered, I feel much happier, healthier and less tired – win!

I also completely re-hauled Instagram this week, following advice I’ve read on the internet or watched on YouTube to think about layout of posts on there. For this, I’ve downloaded the free version of the Preview app – this has been of limited assistance but it did help to give me a better idea how posts will look before uploading to Instagram and I’m much happier with my Insta profile now – feel free to check it out and follow: https://www.instagram.com/holisticlivingwithcarla/

Plan going forward? To refine my first Editorial Calendar to incorporate one good quality post per day based on how much I enjoy writing the content and how well certain posts are received. I intend to make better use of the scheduling feature to again better manage time and energy so that I use more of my weekends to prepare the weekly content and then spread this out over the week.

I also want to stay an active part of the blogging community every day as this has been a real source of support to me these last 4 weeks. I love that we’re all on our own blogging journey, travelling it in our own unique way.

That brings us to the end of our 4-part weekly Blogging Stats. Looking forward to getting stuck into the more technical side of blogging in future editions.

Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to read, like, share, comment or follow based on this 4-part feature. It’s been an absolute pleasure to be a part of and I wish you all the best with your own fabulous blogging journey x

It goes without saying that as I only launched my first blog 4 weeks ago, I have no doubt made several errors above, however, these are my insights based on my understanding at the time of writing

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Blogging Stats: Week 3

Blogging Stats: Week 3

This is a rolling-post so for those of you who want to check out Blogging Stats: Week 1, followed by Week 2, head there first (links below) as Week 1 especially contains a breakdown of my understanding of the terminology, which as a newbie blogger can feel a bit like learning a foreign language: 

https://myholisticliving.co.uk/2019/05/26/blogging-stats-week-1/

https://myholisticliving.co.uk/2019/06/02/blogging-stats-week-2/

Average daily visitors: 30 visitors

Week 3 saw the average daily visitors double from 15 just last week to 30 per day this week which I’m very happy with, especially considering that last week this figure had dropped by 5 per day.

Average daily views: 50 views

Up 15 per day from Week 2 so this continues to grow too. Hopefully, there’s enough content built up on there now for this to continue to grow over the next 7 days.

Average daily Views Per Visitor (VPV): 1.6 article views per visitor

This result is more in line with Week 1 so a drop down from Week 2’s 2.3 VPV, but as many visitors to the site will have already read some of the articles on there, this is probably to be expected. Will be good to see how the stats look in Week 4 to see if there’s any patterns emerging.

Average new daily followers: 2.5 new followers

Half an extra follower per day increase so moving up from 14 overall last week to 17 – really happy that this continues to grow.

Average daily likes: 13.5 daily likes

This has been another pleasing result, up 3 on last week.

Social media referrals: Facebook, WordPress, Pinterest, Instagram, Search Engines and Mail Signups

This has dropped back down to more like Week 1 at 169 this week. Can’t say I’ve been all that surprised as it’s much in line with some frustrating Instagram issues. This week’s seen followers on Instagram hit 200 before falling back down to 125, falling victim to the old follow/unfollow technique. Having said that, I’m happy that the 125 followers on there are like-minded people, rather than people trying to raise their own status only.

A big help with this has been the Follow Cop app. I only use it to sniff out the follow/unfollow folk myself and so far I’m pretty impressed – I’m happy to support fellow Instagrammers – just not so keen on being used to bump someone else’s figures who then promptly drops me and mine! With this kind of technology out there, I strongly recommend avoiding the follow/unfollow technique. It’s really a complete waste of everyone’s time in my view and easily identified and dealt with so I’m not sure what it achieves.

Average posts per day: 2 average posts daily

Remains stable but still a fairly gruelling schedule given that I work full-time teaching Law and I’ve 2 kids as well, but I’m looking at drafting an Editorial Calendar to better manage my time (more on this below). Given that the blog continues to grow quicker than expected, I’m reluctant to drop this down at this stage so will have to find a way instead to better manage time and energy going forward or risk lowered stats.

Other Points:

A key strategy for me this week was to continue building on relationships being built with fellow bloggers on WordPress and I therefore applied to join a Facebook bloggers’ group at the start of Week 3. I’m really pleased to be a part of that now, as it’s a great way to support others and receive help and guidance from others more knowledgeable and experienced.

Apart from the VPV and social media referral results, pretty much all other stats continued to move upwards this week which has been amazing – I honestly can’t believe it’s only been 3 weeks! One of the best results from Week 3 which isn’t represented above, has been reader engagement with my first post comments (from someone not in my family) – and I’ve loved it. It’s very rewarding to know that your posts may well be helping others on their journey, as well as being given helpful advice myself from a reader so thank you to everyone who has taken the time to read, like, comment, follow or share any of the content. These things really have motivated me this week when at times I haven’t had the energy to keep up with the fairly frantic pace I’ve set myself.

I haven’t really been paying too much attention to countries reached until this week, but was happily surprised to see that the blog reached 24 different countries in its third week – never expected it to be that many so again very humbling.

Strategy for Week 4? More of the same, but, as indicated above, to manage my time and energy more efficiently by creating an Editorial Calendar as suggested by WordPress’ Branding Tips. I hope that this will be beneficial to those readers who have favourite topics by giving them a better idea as to when they can expect these to be posted too – we’re all busy people, right?

Summary

Genuinely delighted with Week 3 progress; the blog continues to grow quicker than anticipated with more interaction from the audience far sooner than expected. The best stat this week was the visitor increase. Happy to continue to be in a growth period and very grateful indeed to everyone supporting.

Designing an Editorial Calendar is the next big strategy for me as this will help me manage my time and energy, as well as the readers’, and frees up time for me to interact with fellow bloggers as we continue to build relationships and assist one another.

I intend to take another weekly inventory next Sunday where a comparison with Week 1, Week 2 and Week 3 can be made. I hope that you can join me then if any of this has helped. If you’re a blogger, let me know how your Week 3 has been in the comments and let’s continue on our blogging journey together.

Until next week….

It goes without saying that as I only launched my first blog 3 weeks ago, I have no doubt made several errors above, however, these are my insights based on my understanding at the time of writing.

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Blogging Stats: Week 2

Blogging Stats: Week 2

This is a rolling-post so for those of you who want to check out Blogging Stats: Week 1, head there first (link below) as it contains a breakdown of my understanding of the terminology, which as a newbie blogger can feel a bit like learning a foreign language: https://myholisticliving.co.uk/2019/05/26/blogging-stats-week-1/

Average daily visitors: 15 visitors

After Week 2, again I’m relatively pleased with how the blog is progressing. The blog jumped up from only 12 visitors last Sunday and then stayed somewhere between 17 and 20 visitors per day for the next 4 days. Then Saturday saw the best number of visitors since launch on May 18 – jumping from 20 to 39 – practically doubling in one day!

My results for Week 2 were around 15 unique visitors per day to my blog. This has dropped 5 per day since Week 1 but, thinking about it, my figures are only an average and so some of Week 1’s visitors will have been from launch day which was something of an anomaly and therefore I’m relatively happy with 15 unique visitors per day in Week 2.

I should be able to better compare this next week.

Average daily views: 35 views

Up 5 from Week 1 which was 30 so can’t complain! The positive thing here is not only have we consistently hit 30 visitors for a fortnight but we’ve managed to increase it by 5 per day on average.

Average daily Views Per Visitor (VPV): 2.3 article views per visitor

I was really pleased with this result. You may have seen from last week’s stats that this was only 1.5 VPV in Week 1 so this shows an increase of around 0.8. I also mentioned that last week I’d hoped each visitor would read at least 2 articles and so I’d been disappointed with the results. However, this week’s stats made up for it with each unique visitor reading 2.3 articles so it’s important not to get too attached to weekly results and give up too soon!

Average new daily followers: 2 new followers

This remains the same and stable so again can’t complain!

Average daily likes: 10 daily likes

This has also jumped up from 2 to 10 so up 8 likes per day – very happy with this result too.

Average daily social media referrals: Facebook, WordPress, Pinterest, Instagram, Search Engines and Mail Signups

To simplify this, I’ve changed how I’m recording this with Week 1 being collectively 165 referrals and Week 2 being collectively 258 referrals so a great result! This shows that my social media strategy is not only working but improving with practice so don’t be afraid to change your tactics to improve your figures. It will be interesting to see how this changes next week…

Average posts per day: 2 average posts daily

I actually wanted to decrease this figure but the stats called for an increase and change in strategy with one post in the morning and one in the afternoon/evening to keep the interest. The way I’ve worked round this is to try to keep one post short and the other more detailed so that it’s more manageable on my time and energy.

Other Points:

One of my Facebook ads from the site launch has expired whilst the Baby Foxes video paid ad is doing most well, now getting shares off viewers so hopes that it could go viral! For those of you who missed the video of this gorgeous family of foxes check it out and feel free to share: https://myholisticliving.co.uk/2019/04/25/baby-foxes/

For anyone who has reacted to the video ad, I’ve also invited them to join the Facebook page and a couple have which was pleasantly surprising. I hope that they find more enjoyable content on the Facebook page and the main site and I’m grateful to them for joining us.

One of my more successful strategies this week has been to prepare and post my own ads to social media – this has really helped promote interest at no extra cost other than my time so it’s a question of whether you have the time or money and which perform best.

I’ve also been able to identify the better performing articles and content: astrology and divination seem to perform well, as does the home and garden content. I’ve also been able to throw in a few random posts that have done quite well too unexpectedly. This will all help shape the site going forward so a massive thank you to everyone who has supported the site so far.

Summary

Overall, I am really pleased with Week 2 progress; the blog continues to grow quicker than anticipated, as have social media followers with more interaction from the audience far sooner than expected. The best stat this week was the VPV increase. In essence, pretty much across the board the stats have either stayed stable or improved so I’m a very happy blogger this week!

Strategy going forward for me will be to continue with building relationships and contacts with both fellow-bloggers and all who support my blog which will hopefully lead to a mutually beneficial writer/audience relationship. I’m also looking to include more weekly features like this one for the more popular content, so let me know in the comments if you’ve a favourite.

I intend to take another weekly inventory next Sunday where a comparison with Week 1 and Week 2 can be made. I hope that you can join me then if any of this has helped. If you’re a blogger, let me know how your Week 2 has been in the comments and let’s continue on our blogging journey together.

Until next week….

It goes without saying that as I only launched my first blog 2 weeks ago, I have no doubt made several errors above, however, these are my insights based on my understanding at the time of writing

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Blogging Stats: Week 1

Blog Stats Report: Week 1

One week after launching my blog, Holistic Living With Carla, and so far it’s been a pleasant surprise. The site’s far surpassed anything I expected in the first week, so I wanted to share my results with you so that you can see what I’ve found has worked for me and which I hope might help other newbie bloggers out with reviewing their stats.

Average daily visitors: 20 visitors

My very basic understanding of the stats is that “visitors” means how many unique visitors have visited your blog. Think of it as if your blog is your house or a shop – how many different people came to visit today?

My results for Week 1 were around 20 unique visitors per day to my blog. Keep in mind that some of these will be friends and family members. Given that I hadn’t even expected half this many, I considered this a surprising success.

Average daily views: 30 views

Daily views, as I understand it, is how many of the articles on your blog were reviewed in total by each unique visitor. I believe that this stat is vital in blogging because once you’ve managed to persuade a busy reader to spend their time reading one of your articles, and actually got them to your blog, you’ve more chance of them returning another day to read more of your work if you kept their interest. Your ideal blog visitor you are aiming to attract with your content, is a visitor who returns to your blog regularly not the one-off visitor, although remember, even the one-off visitors still add to the stats once.

Average daily Views Per Visitor (VPV): 1.5 article views per visitor

By dividing your daily views by your visitors per day you calculate your VPV or views per visitor. This tells you roughly how many articles on your blog each unique visitor has seen, the higher the better as it shows whether they are interested in more of what you have to say.

Week 1 results for me here were I felt not as good – I was hoping that each visitor would read at least 2 articles per visit, so falling just short of my expectations. A strategy to improve this might be to become more niche and limit/increase the range of different types of article or the content of the articles. Another might be to continue with the current strategy and compare stats next week before deciding on any adjustments.

Average new daily followers: 2 new followers

When a unique visitor who hasn’t followed your blog before, actively chooses to be sent updates whenever you blog new material, presumably because they like your content and style, and don’t want to miss any of it these become your new daily followers. These folk are your audience who have kindly given you a vote of confidence by opting into receive your updates and more likely to return to your site to see what’s new, if they continue to like your work. These unique visitor-turned-followers can progress into communities or members of your blog in due course.

I have been amazed to see that in Week 1, the blog already has 11 followers which averages out 1-2 new followers every day. As you’ll see below in the Referrers section, these have mainly been Facebook, referred from my Facebook page, or, WordPress Reader, from other bloggers themselves. The Facebook followers are probably explained by so much sharing to my personal platform when I first launched the blog but before I’d built a Facebook page for it, and are from massively supportive family and friends who have backed the blog from the start. To see the response from the blogging community themselves however has been genuinely flattering – to receive a positive response from these highly talented and creative folks has felt high praise indeed and very much appreciated as well as motivating. I would highly recommend returning the favour and checking out your followers content both on the reader and their website and showing your support for them.

Average daily likes: 2 daily likes

Daily likes means how many of your blog articles received a “Like” in that day. An indicator of how well that particular blog was received. It could lead you to develop a strategy round a regular feature or popular content-type to target future similar likes.

For me, 2 daily likes of my blog articles has been hugely satisfying and something I’m taking as a success. It’s helped me to see which of the blog content and media is most popular, to better help me deliver my blog in a way that seems most likely to resonate with my audience. Again, I would suggest reviewing your likes and heading over to their page to see if any of their content meets your liking to demonstrate your mutual support of one another. By networking with and supporting likes made by fellow-bloggers, it could also lead to you both becoming followers of one another, increasing stats further.

Average daily social media referrals: Facebook (2), WordPress (2), Pinterest (1), Instagram (1) and Mail Signups (0)

Daily referrals whereby people are “driven” to your blog via the medium of social media sites. Others used include Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn and the like and you can use as many or as few as you wish. Used correctly, it can be a valuable source of either free or paid advertising for your blog.

My stats for this Week 1 combined daily social media referrals were 6 – that’s up to 6 visitors per day being taken to my blog because of something that caught their eye on social media. My suggestion, pick your favourites and learn how to use well any that you think will help guide traffic to your blog. I’ve learnt how to use Instagram this week which has been an eye-opener! I’ve also built a Facebook page and converted my Pinterest account to a business account for the blog. I’ve learned how to use tons of new features that I didn’t even know existed until this week across all platforms and started to notice how each have their own quirks, advantages and disadvantages depending on their social media type and purpose. The hope with a referral of course is that you hope it becomes a like, or even better, a follower. Refer back to the advice above if it does.

Average posts per day: 1.3 average posts daily

Knowing your average daily post count is useful for helping you track how often you need to blog to retain your relevance in the blogging world. There does seem to be an art to this, however, so its important that the quality of your posts are not compromised by the quantity of them. You don’t want to annoy a follower so much that they stop following you. It’s suggested to try to post consistently so if you cannot commit to posting daily that’s fine, but try to be consistent so that if you can only blog once or twice per week, stick to doing so on the same/day or time so that your followers can better anticipate when your new content will be available.

1.3 average daily posts has been difficult to keep up with for me with working full time and having a family and house to run too. Because, I blog for a hobby, it has sometimes been hard to throttle back on posting out of sheer eagerness. I have taken this to be something that will naturally reduce and settle to maybe 1 post per day or 7 posts a week over the next few weeks once the novelty wears off. I don’t think I could keep this pace up long term – it’s been thrilling but exhausting!

Other Points: Paid advertising and social media invites

I would also add that I’ve paid around £20.00 on Facebook ads to promote the blogging site and a video of some little baby foxes from my garden that has proven popular to boost blog visitor numbers.

What I’ve tried to avoid is inviting existing contacts from my personal social media accounts too much unless they’ve shown an interest, other than when I initially launched the blog. I’ve decided to try not to mix the two focusing on updates generally being to the business rather than my personal social media accounts.

Summary:

Overall, I am really pleased with Week 1 progress; the blog has grown quicker than anticipated as have social media followers with more interaction from the audience far sooner than expected.

Strategy going forward for me will be to continue with building relationships and contacts with both fellow-bloggers and all who support my blog which will hopefully lead to a mutually beneficial writer/audience relationship. I intend to take another weekly inventory next Sunday where a comparison with Week 1 can be made. I hope that you can join me then if any of this has helped. If you’re a blogger, let me know how your first week’s been/was in the comments and let’s continue on our blogging journey together 🙂

https://myholisticliving.co.uk/

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My Name’s Carla Michelle and I’m a Blogger!

All about “who I am and why I’m here”.

So I’m Carla Michelle and after publishing this it seems that I’ll be able to call myself a blogger! In the “real world”, I’m a married mother of two girls living in Manchester, England employed as a Legal Tutor specialising in Family Law & Practice and Child Care Law.

I’m here because at the start of 2019, I followed some excellent advice to start keeping a daily journal – game changer! I’ve also come across other valuable insights from other contributors to the World Wide Web in various formats that I honestly felt called to share with others so that they too could benefit from these.

These insights are by no means “new” ideas – in fact, my blog at Holistic Living with Carla, is all about getting back to a simpler, less chaotic time by getting back in touch with the roots of who we really are at heart and finding our way back to our own path in life for what is important to each of us individually, our family and friends and all others on this amazing planet we are lucky enough to call home.

So, in a nutshell, I’m here to share my learnt discoveries for holistic living with other like-minded people and to provide a platform for those same people to share their insights too to make a happier, healthier, more connected community one step at a time.

I can’t wait to get started!

Much Love x

Carla Michelle

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The Journey Begins…

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Hello and Welcome to the Site!

Having flirted with the idea of creating my own virtual world for a while now, I’ve finally taken that first, scary but exciting step into the wonderful world of blogging – thanks for joining me!

When I first decided to start blogging, the first question was – what about? I thought about this myself a bit and then involved the family for their input. The great thing was we all seemed to be in agreement – something of a rarity in our house!

We all agreed that it was something which we’d all like to be involved in, to varying degrees, and that it made sense for us to write about our favourite things that made us feel happy and healthy. As you’ll see from the Menu, these include a category on Home & Garden, one on Yoga & Meditation and one for Astrology & Divination.

Take a tour of the site from our Home page which has our most recent blogs and posts to our About Us page. We’re always interested in new ideas or content that you’d like to see more of here at Holistic Living with Carla so we’d love to hear from you via our Contact Us page.

Learning to live a happy, healthy and holistic life is by no means something that I have mastered – indeed I seem to find something new to surprise me every week from other internet sites whether bloggers, authors or YouTube contributors. This site really is just to share things that I believe others might find helpful or interesting so feel free to get involved.

Namasté x

Carla Michelle