While being in lock-down, I have found that there is so much time and yet I still feel restless.
However, time seems arbitrary. Going to sleep and waking up gets later and later and I hang onto the live online exercise sessions to get the day going. There’s no more needing to get up earlier and earlier so I can get everything that’s planned for the day done. No more trying to find a time to meet up with friends and family and wishing for less.
I have decided to go back to my roots and back to wordpress.com. I haven’t got the free version but I have definitely got the cheaper version to what I was paying. Hopefully, it will also be less hassle and less time-consuming in maintaining it. For now, all I want to do on the blog is to write and add some pictures – I LOVE CANVA!
I’m not sure why I’m so obsessed with sleep. I’m sure when they are ready they will start sleeping through the night easily. Until they do, I think I will be obsessed with it.
When the girls were babies, I used to love getting the girls ready for bed. A little while after dinner, we would come up, give them a bath, gently wash their hair and then wrap them up in a big towel. Once in the bedroom, I would rub oil or cream and massage it into their chubby little bodies, then put their nappies and nighttime onesies on and then read to them. I would put some music on and then lie with them until they fell asleep. I too would ‘nap’ or fall asleep with them for a bit and then creep out the room trying not to wake them up. Even then some days were better than others but there were more good days.
I love Bollywood films and Bollywood Wives captures this so well! I grew up in an era before the Indian film industry was known as Bollywood. My childhood revolved around Indian film songs and reading Indian filmy magazines such as Cineblitz, stardust and Cineworld (from what I can remember).
After almost an 8-year hiatus I have been an employee for just over a year. Over the 8 years, I didn’t completely stop working but I chose to spend more time with my daughters while they were still small, rather than focus on my career. I undertook short-term, ad hoc sub-contracts picking and choosing flexible work that I thought I could fit in between looking after the girls without becoming too exhausted.
February turned into an ‘Accounting for Bloggers’ month on my site. As a blogger, that might be the last thing you want to do. In reality, apart from accountants, who really wants to think about accounts? Still, if you have decided to monetise your blog and it is creeping over the £1,000 mark, you may need to start considering your tax position.
If you missed February’s Accounting for Bloggers month, don’t worry. This post will summarise everything that was covered in the four-part series.
Finally, you have become the overnight sensation you have been dreaming of, after all the years of slogging on your blog! Your blog pops up on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and you have millions of followers liking it and the money is now pouring in.
The last blog looked at some of the more common allowable expenses. You can click on this link if you missed it. In this blog I will look at some of the ways you can record your income and expenses.
Most people are familiar with spreadsheets and this is possibly the easiest and most cost effective way to do it. You can use the first page to record the income, the second page for expenses and if you wish, although not necessary, a third page as a summary.
Accounting for bloggers is a four part series starting with a post on allowable expenses.
Whether you have just started blogging or you have been blogging for a while, one of the things that you need to think about is money. This four part series will look into how you can start getting organised and be prepared for any tax liabilities.