The Roundup

Another month down, time for another monthly roundup.

One of the most loved posts published over the last couple of weeks was my Ultimate List of Resources + Tools for Bloggers. I tried my best to include all of the resources and tools I personally love and use- things in short, that I get asked about quite often. It includes some of my best blogging and photography tips, as well as all the tools, plugins and equipment I use for blogging.

We also talked about writing better blog posts and about some of the best tools for growing your blog and promoting your content on Pinterest. You guys know just how much I love Pinterest and it seems to be one of those things that I could talk about forever. To be honest, I keep learning new things about it, all the time. It can be a little confusing at first, but once you get a hang of it, it can completely change the blogging game for you. You can find more of my Pinterest-related posts right here.

June also happened to be a month when I had to take my own advice- especially a couple of things I talked about in the How to Deal with Feeling Overwhelmed. Not being able to get any work done for a week was such a difficult thing for me to deal with. I have a ridiculous amount of emails to respond to, so many other things to catch up with. At the same time though, I have to say that it was kind of nice to slow down a bit- but I’m totally ready for things to go back to normal. And, if you’re wondering what’s been going on, I talked about it all in my When Life Gives You Lemons- How to Deal With Stressful Situations post.

Procrastination, perfectionism and the magic behind the 80/20 rule- these are just a couple of things mentioned in the 11 Ways to Boost Your Productivity piece.

Beauty-wise I shared an update to my first Beauty-Diet post, talked about some of my favorite highlighting products, June Makeup Bag, Beauty Tips + Hacks for Summer as well as some of my everyday favorites.

I have quite a few Blog Tips posts planned out for the month of July and I’m also planning to give away a bunch of stock photos- it’s something that I constantly get emails about, so keep an eye out for that.

I also just wanted to quickly mention that I will be responding to all your emails this week (seriously, so behind on that!). If you sent in a request to join our Group Board for Bloggers, I will be sending those out, too.

Happy July!