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[PART 2] 7 Things That Happy People Don’t Do + FREEBIE

Continuing on from last week, today we’re looking at four more things that happy people do and don’t do. If you missed part one, you can read it here.

You might be thinking, “But, Jess, you’ve already gone over three points already. What more could there be?”

Well, so far we’ve covered:

  1. They don’t well on the past
  2. They focus on the here and now
  3. The recharge

Well, you’d be surprised how much of a difference there is between people who are sad, and those who are happy. As always, Google brings up tonnes of results on this very topic. But here are some more important points to help you on your quest to becoming a happier person.

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#IntrovertedBloggerSeries Finding your niche and whether you need a niche, too

Welcome to week three of my new series, #IntrovertedBloggerSeries. So far we’ve covered the pros and cons of blogging for introverts, and how to get set up with your blog (step by step).

This week we’re looking at niches, and whether you actually need one or not. This topic is controversial, and there are arguments for and against a niche or not-to-niche.

But what actually is a ‘niche’, though? In marketplace and in sales terms, it means:

Denoting or relating to products, services, or interests that appeal to a small, specialized section of the population. In practice, “other companies in this space had to adapt to being niche players”.

A niche is essentially a speciality. Think of restaurants that only serve Italian food. Or writers who specialise in children’s books. Those are niches.

Let’s get started and look at the pros and cons of each side.

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Fundraising at MIND Charity Shop Takeover & How You Can Do Your Bit

Ready to raise some cash for your chosen charity? Not sure what to do? There are photos and my best charity tips below.

Over the past few weeks, a couple of people from my workplace and I have been seriously and quietly planning. This year, Siemens’ chosen charity is Mind, the mental health charity. As you know, this topic is very close to home (especially with having anxiety myself), so I’m always up for helping to raise cash for a good cause.

The goal of the day: to raise as much money as possible for charity. How we would do this: spending time at the shop and running some activities to draw in the crowds.

Although new to the company, Siemens have really helped make me feel welcome. We get 2 days a year to volunteer during work time, which can be used during community events or fundraising days like this one.

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#IntrovertedBloggerSeries – Starting Your Blog (Step by Step)

Welcome to week 2 of the blog’s new series, #IntrovertedBloggerSeries.

Today I’m going to be walking you through the exact steps to starting up a blog.

How do you actually start a blog? Do you pay for it from the get-go? What platform should you use? What should you consider being an introvert and blogging during this whole process? After all, there is actually a lot to consider!

But first though, what actually is blogging? How did blogs come around and who started it? Everyone knows what they are now, but what’s the history of it?

Let’s take a look at it’s history:

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#IntrovertedBloggerSeries – Why is blogging good for introverts?

Blogging is great for the introverts out there. I know this because I am one of them. Blogging really has changed my life and it could change your life, too.

**Apologies for the delay**

As you know, we’re nearly at one and a half years of Modern Day Girl Blog being live – wow. Who would have thought that I’d still be writing here once or twice a week consistently for that long? I certainly didn’t think I’d still be around.

But since starting the Fabulous Introverts Series recently, I’ve forgotten how much I love running a series, but also how much I love focussing on the introverts of the world. I’m a proud introvert and I can’t imagine living life any other way.

I’ll never be that person standing in front of crowds easily and giving speeches. I’ll never be the first one to volunteer to attend conferences (as the thought of that many people in one room scares me silly!) or any social events like that.

Instead, I’ve learned to understand myself better, run with my qualities (and negatives), and to know that introverts don’t need to change for anyone or anything.

Blogging really has helped me figure this out and I don’t think I’d be sitting here with these thoughts today without it. I am a firm believer that you should never try and change who you are (unless you want to – which is absolutely okay too), and play on your strengths.

So today we start a new series for those introverts among us who want to get into blogging. Alas I don’t know it all, but I can surely share my experience in the blogosphere so far.

Not sure why to start? This week we’re going to spend time thinking about why blogging might be a good choice for you, the lovely introvert you are.

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