My Outfit.

21/04/17

UPDATE ON WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING

In my Life Since January

Welcome tto my first post in a long time! I had only planned to take two weeks off from my blog to get my YouTube channel up and running, but in the process, I managed to update the wrong thing on my site and lost most of my customisations to my theme.

So, in the last 3/4 months, I’ve basically been spending all my free time trying to fix it. Still not completely fixed, as I’ve added some new stuff, but hopefully, it will be finished in the next week or so.

For any other bloggers out there reading this, make sure you backup your site and make sure your backup works. I thought my hosting backed up my site for me, but turns out as my site size had got bigger, they’d stopped doing it like 6 months ago and I hadn’t realised.

So, I now have a paid backup with my hosting (a bit on the pricey site, but definitely worth it) and a free WP plugin, which I go into every day and perform a manual backup of my site.

Anyways before I took the big break, I was on a bit of a roll with my blog, and for the first time in 3 years, I saw growth in all aspects of my blog. Obviously, that’s drop right back down again, but I’m hoping to get back into my blog again this month and build it up as I’ve really missed it.

So, what better way than to give you an update on what I’ve got planned for my blog and if you’re new around here, what you’ve been missing out on.

Toasted pita crisps

As I haven’t been spending any time writing blog posts, I have been spending more time working on my YouTube channel “The SIMS EDIT”. You’ll probably see there’s not a lot of content on there at the moment, but I have been spending a lot of time behind the scenes doing lots of pre-filming. I currently have about 15 videos filmed, nearly all edited and uploaded, with just thumbnails to make.

I have a few out already if you’d like to catch up, but will be starting my 3x a week schedule on Monday.
This sounds simple, but once you get started, it is rather time-consuming. If you enjoy The Sims, I’ll be posting over on there 3 times a week (Monday, Wednesday & Friday)

I also have another YouTube channel “The Alexandra Edit” which so far has a tutorial on how to make a mood board, (so if you don’t know how to make one I’d definitely recommend it checking out) was thinking of one day using it for vlogs and sit down type videos. But, it will probably be some time before I start that, as I’d like to focus more on my blog and “The Sims Edit”.

picture of my favourites
HOW TO MAKE A MOOD BOARD

I’ve also been planning lots of content and taken a bulk load of photos over the Easter holidays. I have decided that as I want my blog to be more than just a hobby one day, I will be posting twice a week on Tuesday’s and Friday’s. I would love to be posting 3 times a week, but with YouTube, work, life and the time I spend on a post, I just wouldn’t be able to do it. So, I have set myself the goal of posting on the same two days every week. Doing so will allow me to grow my blog.

I’ve also realised that I hardly use Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest so would like to work more on using those to help grow my blog.

I had planned on also taking about all the posts that I wrote back in January, (As that was the last time I blogged) but felt like that would make the post way too long. So if you’re wondering what all the random pictures were throughout the post there actually from posts I wrote in January which you can check out in the menu bar up top.

My Outfit.

If you’re a returning visitor welcome back or if you new around here Welcome, whilst you wait for some awesome new content to appear don’t forget to check out some of my old content!

xoxo  The Alexandra Edit

38 Comments

  1. 23/04/2017 / 4:11 pm

    What a great intro to your blog (from a new visitor)! Not to mention a good reminder to back up my blog, lol. Good luck with getting back into blogging and your YT channel 🙂

    • thealexandraedit
      24/04/2017 / 9:11 am

      Thank you 🙂

  2. 23/04/2017 / 5:52 pm

    Love your blog layout and welcome back to the blogging world! lol. I need to practice a more consistent posting schedule myself. But some recent work I put to Pinterest has really been paying off. 🙂

    • thealexandraedit
      24/04/2017 / 9:12 am

      Thank you, haven’t really used Pinterest much in the past year, will have to give it a try again. 🙂

  3. 23/04/2017 / 6:19 pm

    Boo to techy issues! I’m glad you got it sorted 🙂

    • thealexandraedit
      24/04/2017 / 9:13 am

      Thanks 🙂

  4. Laura
    23/04/2017 / 6:56 pm

    Those shirt are gorgeous!

    I feel you on the backup, I had a mishap with that early one, but now I have a backup stored somewhere so often!! It keeps me out of trouble now xx

    Laura || http://www.thelifeoflaura.com.au

    • thealexandraedit
      24/04/2017 / 9:13 am

      Thank you 🙂

  5. 23/04/2017 / 7:04 pm

    OMG your blog is awesome will definitely have to check out that youtube content! You go girl! And also tHanks for the reminder on backing up my blog! I’ve gotta get onto that Xx

    • thealexandraedit
      24/04/2017 / 9:13 am

      Thank you 🙂

  6. 23/04/2017 / 8:14 pm

    Love the post! Can’t wait for the next!

    • thealexandraedit
      24/04/2017 / 9:14 am

      Thank you 🙂

  7. 23/04/2017 / 9:35 pm

    Thanks for the reminder to back up my site! Might change my backup from weekly to daily. I’m adding so much new content at the moment!

    https://lisanewmanmorris.com.au

    • thealexandraedit
      24/04/2017 / 9:14 am

      Probably a good idea to change it to a weekly backup as you’d hate to lose a weeks worth of work.

  8. 24/04/2017 / 12:06 am

    Sorry that you lost all your back up work. I just ensured that all my work is properly backed up. You learn from other’s mistakes! I loved your collection of the tops. Great work. All the best.

    • thealexandraedit
      24/04/2017 / 9:17 am

      Thank you 🙂

  9. 24/04/2017 / 2:35 pm

    Love your blog and how you layout your posts! Nice and easy to ready 🙂 Sorry to hear about the tech issues!
    Isabella | http://www.digyhu.com

    • thealexandraedit
      25/04/2017 / 1:34 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  10. 24/04/2017 / 7:34 pm

    Lovely intro for new followers! Sounds like you’ve been productive in your time off! X

    • thealexandraedit
      25/04/2017 / 1:35 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  11. Lifestylebylily
    24/04/2017 / 11:30 pm

    I haven’t backed up my blog but I think I might do that!
    Lisa

    • thealexandraedit
      26/04/2017 / 1:42 pm

      Probably a good idea to back up as you hate to lose everything.

  12. 24/04/2017 / 11:41 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear you had those issues! I’ve never even thought about backing up my blog but yikes I definitely will now! But glad to hear you’re back and getting so much done 😀

    • thealexandraedit
      26/04/2017 / 1:44 pm

      Thank you would defiantly recommend it, as it’s the worst when you lose everything.

  13. 25/04/2017 / 3:26 pm

    Hello from a new visitor! Loving the look of the blog and good luck with the YouTube channel I know it can be hard to keep up, but it opens up a while new world of creativity. I love it, can’t wait to see the rest of your content!

    Rochelle || http://www.simplesocialsister.com

    • thealexandraedit
      26/04/2017 / 1:45 pm

      Thank you so much.

  14. Destiny
    25/04/2017 / 5:01 pm

    Great post welcome back.

    • thealexandraedit
      26/04/2017 / 1:35 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  15. Viki
    25/04/2017 / 5:27 pm

    I really like your colourful purse! Where did you get it from?

  16. 26/04/2017 / 10:54 am

    I love that I’ve found your blog! Love your writing style and imagery xx

    • thealexandraedit
      26/04/2017 / 1:42 pm

      Thanks so much, made my day!

  17. Hra
    26/04/2017 / 4:21 pm

    What a brautiful outfit!! I really love the white dress with these shoes!! You rock girl!!

  18. Hra
    26/04/2017 / 4:23 pm

    What a brautiful outfit!! I really love the white dress with these shoes!! and this colorful dress is awesome!! You rock girl!!

  19. 28/04/2017 / 1:53 pm

    I really really need to work on my site! I have no clue to begin where and how! I totally need an expert yo set it up for me!
    I love the outfit a lot!!

    • thealexandraedit
      28/04/2017 / 4:53 pm

      Thanks, would love to offer that service, but just don’t have the time. Might write some blog post on it in the near future. 🙂

  20. 03/05/2017 / 12:14 am

    I love those dresses! I feel like I wanna wear them!

    • thealexandraedit
      12/05/2017 / 4:33 pm

      Thank you 🙂

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