After the recent Moz update that lowered my blog’s DA by 9 points, I was feeling down about blogging. I talked to Rei over at Shenanigans of a Gamer Mom, and her blog’s DA went down as well. To help bring up our mood I suggested we do a collaboration on the things that make us happy, and now we are sharing our posts. Be sure to check out Rei’s post here to read what makes her happy!
I have always loved reading books since I was a kid, but my interest dropped when I started university. After being in lectures all day and reading textbooks, I had little motivation to read actual books. Fast forward to now and I love reading again. I have also started listening to audiobooks on Libby, which was a game changer for me. I enjoy listening to audiobooks when doing chores or walking to pick up my daughter from kindergarten. It also makes me happy when I read or listen to a book and when I finish it. Currently I am listening to Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher, and so far I like it.
When I started my blog almost 3 years ago, it was after I had my daughter and I had a lot of extra free time. Since then there has definitely been some ups and downs with blogging, but mostly ups. It makes me happy to be able to write and share my opinions about a makeup product I tried, a book I recently read like Spark Joy by Marie Kondo, or even just sharing about my life and things I experienced like Fika when I went to Sweden for my master’s program. I also love that through blogging I have met many other amazing bloggers and even made some new friends.
When I was in high school, I would bake cupcakes for my friends and bring it to them the next day. It made me happy being able to make something that in turn made my friends happy. Since then I have expanded beyond cupcakes and I have baked cakes, cookies including matcha macarons, brownies, muffins, and even bread. I enjoy the baking process and creating something from scratch that tastes delicious. It also makes me happy when I can share what I made with my family.