Goodbye

Dear my lovelies,

I don’t think I’ll be blogging on Queens and Cupcakes anymore.

I’ve outgrown this blog.

I’m not who I was when I started this blog last summer. I just haven’t been like feeling myself lately. This blog just is not me right now. I’m not going to stop blogging completely. I’ve actually started a fashion blog on WordPress, Jersey Fabulous.

You should all check it out! 😉

I don’t know if I’ll ever post on this again, because my fashion blog is who I am as of this moment and who I want to be. I’ll be leaving blog up though for memories.

Forever and Always,

Queen JoJo ❤

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 How Queens and Cupcakes Came To Be

And the story began with a girl who wanted to conquer the world, but started with a blog.

For the longest time, I had dreamed of being a blogger. I thought it was glamourous life, where girls and boys become famous and known all over the country and they get paid to do it. I didn’t know how much hard work and dedication goes into making a blog and keeping it up.

In the summer of 2014, almost a year before my middle school graduation, I created a blog on blogspot. It was called Simply JoJo and I was into it for like two weeks. I didn’t get much views, likes, or comments ( aka barely any interaction with anyone). Plus, I wrote posts that I wasn’t really into. I was just copying what all these bigtime bloggers were doing, the entire thing lacked creativity.

That summer I believe I tried creating a few more blogs, but I deleted them all by November. I wasn’t into blogging back them, not like the way I am now. And I have certainly matured enough to be dedicated to something.

Last summer, the summer of 2016, I decided I was going to make a blog and that it would stick. I got inspiration from reading an article that you should just go and start any idea that you have been thinking about for a while and plan it in seven days, leaving no room for procrasination.

I did some research and decided that WordPress was the platform for me and their design were more aesthitcally pleasing than Blogspot’s. And I began the work of designing my blog and researching how my blog should be set up and what should be included in it. To give myself a headstart, I pre-wrote a few blog posts. After a week of editing, designing, and researching, Queens and Cupcakes launched on August 3, 2016 with my first blog post Why Birthdays Suck.

Queens and Cupcakes is my pride and joy, and I can honestly say creating my blog was one of the best decisions of my life.

Much love,

Queen JoJo ❤

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Taking a Break

Hey loves,

I hope you all enjoyed my Week of Inspiration. I just wanted to tell you guys that I’m taking  a small break right now. I love blogging and all but right now with school I just can’t. This semester school is getting really hard and was just overall stressful. I just need some time to get more myself together, then I’ll get back into blogging full force.

Much love,

Queen JoJo ❤

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Week of Inspiration: Queen JoJo

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Never give up.

If there is only one piece of advice I could give, it would be to never give up. People underestimate the importance of holding onto a dream. Sometimes it seems silly to hold on when there’s nothing to grip, but I believe that it takes courage.

Honestly, I wouldn’t be who I am today if I gave up. Sweetie, you just need to grip onto what isn’t there and make something out of nothing. When the world is telling you to let go anf take the easy way out, tell it to shut up.

You have a fire inside of you waiting to burn down any obstacles that stand in your way. Please, please don’t give up. Giving up means that you’re allowing people to stomp all pver your heart – to convinve you that what you want is stupid.

But, it’s not.

Because you want it, it’s special.

Because you want it, something will be made out of nothing.

Just take a deep breath,

Ignore the world,

Look ahead of you,

And I say, “I can.”

Because you believe in yourself and I believe in you, it will happen.

Never give up on what you believe,

Queen JoJo ❤

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Week of Inspiration: Ash B

Inspiration, for me, has always been in the form of art, words, and people.

I’ve always liked to believe that the more we’re inspired, the more we feel determined to achieve whatever we’ve set our minds too. Therefore, according to logic, the more WE INSPIRE, the more people we help become determined to work towards their goal. And in this slightly chaotic world, we currently find ourselves living in, many of us can’t wait for NASA to finally announce that humans can escape to a new planet they’ve discovered it’s important to remind ourselves that there is inspiration everywhere around us and that, in actual fact, we can BE that inspiration.

My guide on how to be an inspiration:

  • ALWAYS try your best to support and encourage other whenever you can
  • When you see injustice, don’t hesitate to stand up to it
  • Remember that no matter how successful you become in life, you’re always obligated to help others
  • If you’re interested in something, pursue it because you never know whether you’re going to become a pioneer in that field (it’s possible, OKAY?)

(You can pre-order my entire guide on Amazon…it will be released sometime in 4056! Please make sure to contain your excitement at this evidently delightful news.)

Whilst we can be the source of inspiration for others, it’s important to acknowledge the fact that we’re not born that way. Inspiration is like a baton which gets passed along from person to person, leaving a trail of glitter in its wake. Different colours of the glitter represent the different ways in which one can become inspired. However, it’s what we do with that inspiration that’s important because that’s is essentially what defines us.

Thank you so much to Queen JoJo for letting me take part in this brilliant series because I genuinely love it so much! 🙂

Follow her blog, Call Me Ash. 

Week of Inspiration: Selfie

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Don’t lose hope

Hey there everybody! Major thanks to Jojo for letting me post over here, thank you so much- I really love this idea. Hope you guys like my post

When I first started blogging, I had absolutely no clue about what I was doing (still don’t). In fact, I’d only joined the platform because two of my friends blogged as well and they said I should try it.

I have quite a few cringy posts up and a few that I’m proud of. When you first start out, not a lot of people know who you are. You don’t know what you’re doing at all.

But that shouldn’t ever stop you from doing what you love. Writing is a way to vent and let out all your emotions. It’s a way to make you feel so much better.

I know from experience that so many times, whenever I felt down or anything I’d write about it and feel ten times better.

This might be a little hypocritical coming from someone who doesn’t blog anymore, but what I want to put forth is that writing comes from the heart- If you don’t write for enjoyment then don’t do it. It’s an art form after all.

Don’t let stats bother you, or people. Inspiration is everywhere. One day, I was staring at a wall and thought of an idea. So really, all you need to do is find that will inside you to pick up that pen and jot everything down.

 

Even though I won’t be posting anymore, you could still read my posts if you like over at https://meanderingcourse.wordpress.com/

Love,
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Week of Inspiration: Scribbled Dreams

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The most common challenge that arises when one starts blogging/writing etc. is how to start and what to start with. I can vouch from personal experiences that writing the first post or sentence for your story/novel is daunting. Thus, we spend hours analysing our ideas, researching it and making it perfect. This is when the problem arises, in this hassle of researching we forget to start.

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Week of Inspiration: Elm

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When I was younger, the way I dealt with things was to be furious.

It eclipsed everything: it tore through me, leading to a quiet blaze in my heart every time I thought about someone I disliked; it burned through my veins and refused to leave me until it had made everything numb. Nobody knew because I hid it; I stamped it down, as hard as I could but some things couldn’t be completely subdued. Continue reading