The Trouble With MY Blog..

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This is a bit of a brain dump post and is probably my blogs midlife crisis but I'm kind of  the point where I'm not sure how to carry on blogging any more?

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I've never had to write one of these types of posts before as I'm never sure how much I should/ want to share on here. But this is something I really wanted to share :)  If there is anybody who has been reading my blog for a long time, you might remember I wrote a post about feeling lost.  It was a very personal post about not really knowing what to with myself after facing some really undeserved set backs at work. Well fast forward to now and I have completely turned it around! I haven't really achieved anything remarkable but for me I have honestly really hit a personal life goal, (sorry for the cringe phasing, but I don't know how else to put it).

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A few years ago I was utterly miserable. I was trying  to succeed in a dead end job, working awful shifts with 0 social life and was going stir crazy with boredom. I honestly thought I was going to die in that place (dramatic, yes) But as the old cliche saying goes- if you don't like something. Change it. So I did. And I'm so much happier!

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Marisa Thorne UK Fashion Blogger

Marisa Thorne UK Fashion Blogger

Which leads me to my blog. The whole reason I started it was because I was so unfulfilled and I needed a hobby that was 1. (initially) free and 2. gave me some creative freedom. But now I am fulfilled and I'm not sure how blogging fits in with my new life. The trouble with my blog is, I don't think I ever had any goals with it, but I've been doing it for so long that it feels like I should be able to keep up/ succeed at it, but I don't think I get anything out of blogging anymore. 

I'm not saying I'll never blog again, but it's going to take a while for me to figure out how to do it and where I fit in, in the blogging community. I've definitely lost my 'blogging mojo' and winter doesn't help with zero lighting for outfit pictures plus the fact that I don't exactly live that 'blogger lifestyle' of PR events, press samples and blogger mail. 




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So what am I going to do? Well....Instagram. That old chestnut! I think I'm one of the few people who isn't majorly affected by the algorithm (probably because my following is so small). I'm also kind of happy with the content I'm putting out there, more so than my blog, which has got me thinking of doing micro blogging instead. I'm not expecting to ever be a 'proper Instagramer' and gain tens of thousands of followers in a few weeks, but I do find it an easier platform to manage. I find with a blog post, it's a much bigger body of work-if that makes sense? I need to make time to take photos (as does Jon), I need to schedule tweets about the post, and instagram pictures and actually write a post to go with it! Not to mention all the other meta-data and back linking to go with it.


Whereas with Instagram, I can take all my pictures myself in bulk and edit them to in the same day. I also don't have to write anything in the captions if I don't want to- I'm not a natural writer, so that's always the hardest part of blogging for me. I also find it slightly easier to engage with people on instagram (shock horror!) 

So while I'm not exactly saying goodbye to blogging, I'm just saying bye for now. I'm sure I'll be back and I know I'll miss it! 


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5 Horror Films You Need to Watch on Halloween



It occurred to me the other day I didn't have a Halloween post planned for y'all... but then I also realised I don't have anything planned for Halloween at all. I'm introverted so the idea of going out to a crowded club/ house party, dressed up in some half arsed costume ain't my thing (no shade intended). My ideal Halloween is indoors hiding from trick or treaters, snacking on my snacks, watching Netflix. Plus I like horror films (not sure why) but here are my top 5 to get you through the spooky season.

1. The Orphanage: Honestly one of the scariest films I've seen. A 10/10 for the creepiness and making me feel tense throughout my entire time of watching it. From the director of Pan's Labrynth (also an awesome film!) it is a must watch! Not only a scare fest but it has an actual narrative to it aswell. I never really understood the whole 'children are creepy' idea, but yea, I get it now.

2. You're Next: My best friend had to convince me for a good few minuets that this film was good (she'd seen it before but didn't mind watching it again with me) To be frank, the thumbnail on Netflix looked a bit shit, but this exceeded all my expectations. Its a really simple home invasion story (which I find super scary, because they are the only ones I find realistic) If you know you're horror or have studied it (like me) it follows the 'last girl' theory which I'm a big fan of and this film definatly gets your adrenaline going.

3. The Woman in Black: I saw the play of this years ago and thought 'how scary can a play be?' Well the joke was on me as it was CHILLING! I'm pretty sure this was Daniel Radcliffe's first film after Harry Potter and I was curious about his acting and thought it was an interesting film choice for him to do. This film is a really simple ghost story but surprisingly terrifying! As in, no matter how many times I see this film, it still scares me.

4. Scream: One of the first horror films I watched and a good intro to the teen slasher genre. I wouldn't say this film is actually scary, but I still think of it as a classic. Also a film that was very self aware which was refreshing. I would say this is a good film to begin with if you don't like being too scared.

5. Casper- A family friendly one for those who don't like being scared. I loved this film as kid! (And Casper meets Wendy for that matter) A genuinely sweet film about a lonely ghost, it brings back such nostalgic feels of my childhood, I love watching this.

6. Special Guest Mention: American Horror Story. I know this isn't a film, but I've definitely been watching this over the entire month of October and still fits with the scary theme. I've never been scared by a TV show so much, I also wouldn't watch it if you are of a nervous disposition but I really enjoy AHS. There is nothing else like this on TV/ Netflix and it really covers all grounds of making people shit scared from the imagery, characters, music and plot. No season is the same so you can choose what series you want to start with; I suggest Coven as the general consensus is that is the least scariest one.

So there is my list of things to watch this Hallows eve, let me know on social media (@marisa_thorne) what you'll be doing :)















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