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5 Must Haves for Every Blogger (Excellent Gift Ideas)

Nope, it’s not must have blogging techniques or design elements. I have no blogging tips today; it’s stuff for you! A list of real world items you should have to help you improve/connect with/ embrace your virtual hobby. Let’s take a look vv

Must Haves for Bloggers - a plan

1. A plan… If you’re starting to get serious about blogging, it always helps to have an editorial calendar and an idea of where you want to take your blog. Blogging is so flexible and allows for a lot of creativity and exploration, but losing focus all together can cause trouble. Sarah Morgan from xoSarah recently released The Badass Blog Planner: Your guide to defining your purpose, creating clarity, and building a year of killer content (pardon my language; I swear it’s what it’s called), and it looks like a really intense, valuable planner! I haven’t purchased my own yet, but when I’m back into the swing of things, I fully intend to. If it seems like too much for you, buy a regular planner to jot down post ideas and dates in.

Our Story

Jan and I met in August of 2012 at our school’s Purple and Gold football game. He was new to the country – just having arrived from Slovakia for a 10 month foreign exchange program. He was an instant hit among our group of friends; everyone loved him, and I just remember thinking he would make one girl very lucky.

I continued on in my previous relationship for about a month after his arrival, and when it finally ended, our acquaintanceship quickly escalated.

I had the opportunity to share my last homecoming with him, a trip to Florida, my senior prom, and everything in between. He became my best friend and the best part of me. We spent every minute of the last 7 months together, and I wouldn’t have had it any other way.

In the back of my mind, however, there was always the sad reality that it wouldn’t always be that way. And now, as school has ended and graduation is complete, I’m left alone in the old Praire State as he finishes his program with a trip around the country.

It’s been four days since I’ve seen him, and I already can’t stand it. I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with him…

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I was so lucky to be able to spend our last days together in Chicago. I would do anything just to go back… Six more months before I’ll be in Slovakia.
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Dreaming of December…