After an incredibly busy week, both at work as well as with regards to my personal projects, I decided it was time to share some of my productivity tips. At work I rocked three projects this week, all with a lot of features and tight deadlines. And after hours I’ve been blogging, promoting my blog, finding guest bloggers, coding my second app and following several e-courses. This is how I managed to complete all my todo’s and stay productive, even on days where I felt tired and just wanted to give up!
Three months ago I started this blog, unsure what to expect. Most of the blogs I see around are about beauty or fashion, but personally, I’m not very interested in that. I like seeing other people’s cute looks, but I would never be able to blog about it myself. I don’t even wear make-up! It made me scared that I would stand out too much, or that people wouldn’t be interested in my content.
But somehow I ended up with way more readers than I expected. I’m still trying to find my way in the blogging world, but I’m happy with where I’m heading. And to celebrate this, I decided to make a list of my favourite posts of the past three months.
I consider my English to be ok, but it isn’t my mother tongue, so I do make mistakes now and then. I hate spelling or grammar mistakes, and I don’t want to publish any poorly written posts. So up until a week ago, I made my American boyfriend proofread my posts. But then I discovered Grammarly, a free tool that corrects your grammar and spelling mistakes as you write.
You can either use the Grammarly browser plugin or their desktop app. The plugin notifies you of errors as you’re typing in input fields, which means you can correct the text of your blog posts directly through your blog editor. The desktop app has the same functions as the plugin but looks more like a text editor. I think the app is useful when you’re writing a paper or important email, while the plugin is most useful when you’re writing a blog post.