Site updates

Blog STATS!!! (As of 2021!)

Happy new year everyone! Let’s hope 2021 brings us much better new adventures!!! Let’s take a look at STATS for Lotus Laura 2021! ***Users who have their cookies turned off, or who view my posts on WordPress reader, or spam-bots are NOT included in these stats!*** In 2020, Blog received 53,857 total views. 22,532 of the views were from

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Blog update — new headers

As mentioned recently: I’m aiming for more structure and consistency with my blog, in order to make it look cleaner, neater, and more organized. I also wrote on Instagram about how I’m going for a “pastel goth” theme, highlighting a pastel aesthetic while continuing to post about the deep & darker stuff. So, I’ve made

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Lotus Laura on Instagram

Lotus Laura is now on instagram! Please follow me and leave your username in the comments so I can follow back! I am looking forward to sharing my blogging journey through photos. This will be like a “behind the scenes” where I document the writing process and give some glimpses of future posts!

Liebster Award #2

Thank you Ceridwen Silverhart at Illuminating the Fool’s Mirror for nominating me for the Liebster Award! This is my second nomination! I am so honored! Please check out this lovely blogger and show her some love! She is a gifted writer who composes mind-expanding pieces regarding myth & the media. We share a common endearment

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HALLOWEEN 2020 ~ a preview of what’s to come…

Halloween is possibly my favorite holiday! It’s the one time of year when we aren’t expected to be overly cheerful, and it’s even socially acceptable to go crazy! They say that during Halloween, “the veil between this world and the underworld” is at its thinnest. This means that spirits are more likely to come through

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Full-time blogger

I have decided that, writing is really fulfilling for me and so I’m committing to being a full-time blogger. That means I want to spend 40 hours a week on blogging. That includes writing, planning, configuration, networking, and so on. Of course I still need my day job to pay the bills. I’m content with

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500 follows!

I have reached over 500 follows! 😁😸💜 Thank you to everyone who reads my blog! You help me stay inspired to follow my passion! 😻💕💖

Sunshine Blogger Award #5

I was nominated by Oh, Nath for the sunshine blogger award! Thank you so much, lady! Oh, Nath used to be on tumblr and then took a break for a few years until she was inspired to join WordPress! She shares wonderful pieces of writing regarding introspection, self-improvement, and personal experiences — as well as

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Blogger Recognition Award #3

Thanks to Illuminating the Fool’s Mirror for the blogger recognition award! This is my third nomination! Please go check out this wonderful blog and prepare to have your mind expanded. It’s all about myth and media. The pieces are high quality and chuck full of fascinating information. Each post demonstrates true passion for writing. Thank

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Sunshine Blogger Award #4

I was nominated by Ceridwen Silverhart for the Sunshine Blogger Award! Thanks so much! 🙂 Please go check out her blog “Illuminating the Fool’s Mirror.” She writes thoroughly researched posts about mythology and media. I especially like her informative, mystical series about Water Horses. The Rules Thank the person who nominated you and provide a

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Little update

Hi blogger friends! So I wanted to say that I’m planning on taking another hiatus for a while! I feel that I have a lot of inner work to do right now. I have a few more posts for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and I also want to post my summer playlist for the first day

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The Original Outstanding Blogger Award

I was nominated by Wild Scared Crazy for The Original Outstanding Blogger Award! She is a talented writer with universally touching posts that we can all relate to. Rules: Provide the link to the creator’s original award post. (very important: see why in step 5) Answer the questions provided. Create 7 unique questions. Nominate 10

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Sunshine Blogger Award #3

I was nominated by Didi `s not so secret diary for the Sunshine Blogger Award! This is my third nomination, thanks so much. So fun & cool to receive blogger awards! Check out Didi `s blog! She reviews beauty products including lots of DIYs that are natural and easy to make. Here and there she

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Liebster Award!

TishGirl has nominated me for a Liebster Award! She is a phenomenal writer! Go check out her thoughtful posts. Thanks so much for the nomination 🙂 Rules: Thank the blogger who nominated you, and provide a link to their blog. Answer the 11 questions given to you. Share 11 facts about yourself. Nominate 5-11 other

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Sunshine Blogger Award #2

Thank you Wonder Diary for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award!!! This is my second nomination! Blogger awards are exciting ways to encourage other bloggers to keep on writing, and also to get to know each other better! How does it work? Once nominated for the award, in order to accept you need to

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THE PURPLE ALMOND HALL OF FAME

Wow!!! I am beyond excited to share that Purple Almond Wellness made a lovely post about my blog, and I am now featured in the Purple Almond Hall of Fame!!! What an incredible honor! Go read the full post here 🙂 Once again, thank you!!! ❤

Sunshine Blogger Award!

Hey friends! I was nominated by Steve`s Country for the Sunshine Blogger award! Thanks, dude — he is a phenomenal nature blogger who is super active on WordPress — always pleasant, cheerful, & sunny! 🙂 The Sunshine Blogger Award Rules: Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog List

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Blogger Recognition award ~ second nomination!

Hi there! I have received a second nomination for the Blogger Recognition Award from Rising Star (idealinspiration.net)! This is the only blogger award I’ve won before, which I have now been nominated twice for! So exciting, thank you! 😀 The Rules are given below: Here are some rules for the Blogger Recognition Award. 1. Thank the blogger(s) who

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Nine Types of Bloggers

When it comes to blogging, there are so many different ways to do it! We all have distinct themes and goals when it comes to our blogs. I would call myself a lifestyle blogger, but there are a few other categories that I also fit into… The following is a list of nine types of

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STATS!!!

Happy new year!!! 2019 was my best year so far for this blog! Let’s see how I did statistically. ***Users who have their cookies turned off, or who view my posts on WordPress reader, are NOT included in these stats!*** In 2019, Blog received 5,396 total views. 2,732 of the views were from the USA.

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Goals & ideas for 2020

The new year is the perfect time to set personal goals for yourself and come up with new ideas for the upcoming twelve months. By doing this: You are living a more conscious life. You are exercising control. You are shaping and molding your ideal self. Tips for goal-setting: Come up with about five or

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Blogger Recognition award!

So, varjakbaby nominated me for the Blogger Recognition award!!! Thank you so much 🙂 I have never been nominated for one of these blogger award things before, so this is awesome! Rules Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you and provide a link to their blog. Write a post to show your award. Give a brief

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lotuslaura.com

I upgraded my blog so now my site name is officially lotuslaura.com! The original lotuslaura94 WordPress link still works, and will lead you to the same page. My new email is laura@lotuslaura.com for anything WordPress-related. Feel free to contact me! (I am still continuing to use my personal Gmail account for personal emails.) I’m absolutely

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RIP to My Old Layout

I’ve changed the theme/layout of my blog. Say goodbye to the old style… it was nice while it lasted! It now features six posts at the top of the homepage. I chose the more recent and most popular (by most likes or views) ones. The mobile version is slightly different but still super functional. I’m

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site update

Hi! Little update… Explore page has been updated, “most popular posts” are now up to date. About me page has been changed. I’ve started using the “continue reading” button to keep the site condensed, so please click it to finish the post. With more posts coming out I may switch my email subscription from “per

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Weekly schedule

I’m going to be trying something new with my blog, something I’ve been thinking about for a while. I’m going to put myself on a schedule to inspire myself to write every day, even when writer’s block tries to stop me. I have a theme for each day. My goal is to write every single

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