Some blog updates..

No intro, just getting right to it:

– Some of you already have seen but my Instagram and Twitter is no longer GoldenPinkJournal/goldenpinkj. It is now aroseinreverie (a rose in reverie).

– I am still working on my new blog. My blog name will not be aroseinreverie. I thought hard about this and have made my decision. This whole process with more detail will be in the first post on the new blog.

– I know I have not been commenting or answering comments. Honestly I had to stop forcing myself to do it. When I’m happy I’m extremely happy, but when I’m sad and down, I’m extremely sad and down. I don’t want to really be bothered or talk to anyone. I’ll only be a bitch or depressing and I avoid that for everyone’s sake, my own included. I talk to myself, I pray, I write. Sometimes I share my thoughts and keep it moving. I always feel bad when I’m not being as active as I could be but I’m no longer going to apologize for having bad days and hoping people will understand. I’m also speaking of my personal life. It’s now like, if you care and want to be here for me, great. If you don’t, you don’t. What can I do besides move forward with my life? You can’t please everyone and not everyone will be loyal to you. Usually when things go terribly wrong is when you can see who your real friends are, and who really cares. At least that’s what is said.

– I’ve already said how I’m not happy with Goldenpinkjournal which makes me not look forward to logging in or posting, which is why I can’t wait until I’m ready to share and start on this new blog. I need a fresh start. I need to do things the right way this time. What I feel, not what I think everyone else will like. Not focusing on putting stuff out everyday just to increase numbers and keep my followers around and active.

– I don’t want to make promises I can’t keep so I won’t say I’ll catch up on the weekends, or I’ll post this on a certain day… when I’m feeling up to it and feeling back to normal I’ll be here.

– Short Story Saturday will no longer be. There will be no more short stories on GoldenPinkJournal. When I’m on the new blog I will only post short stories when I have one I really want to share. I will also talk about this later.

– Won’t be posting to do lists for a while

– I’m working on a book and getting my Wattpad account back together so that is also taking up much of my time. Also considering work again or my small business because there is some financial issues going on. I’m feeling forced to do so which is going to take up even more of my time, possibly cause more stress.

– I am working on my social media accounts. I have decided that on Instagram I will mainly post my writings, and nature photography. Those that already follow me know I post a lot of sunset pictures.

– My Twitter will pretty much be random thoughts I post and retweets. I really don’t use twitter specifically for my blog and most of the bloggers I see there aren’t really active. I think Twitter may be the hardest social media network for blogging. What do you think?

– I’m still thinking about taking my blog to Facebook but I’m not sure. Does Facebook really help much or is it much like Twitter?

– After this week with Cherylene, I have 2 more bloggers to feature. After that is when the main changes will happen.

– As of right now, my new blog and first post will be up in 2 weeks.

 What does this all mean for GoldenPinkJournal?

– I will not be deleting or completely neglecting this blog. I have worked hard on it and have made almost 700 followers. I’ve learned so much about myself and blogging during these past 6 months so I want to be able to look back on this blog. I also want to keep it active just not as much as now, I’m thinking 2-4 times a month with certain things that I will post. More on that later because I’m still deciding and sorting through all the details.

– I’m currently thinking too much…

Those are the updates I have for now. Thank you to those of you who still read and comment, and also to those that message/email me. I don’t always check my mail on time and sometimes see it late but I really appreciate it.

This is to all of you but especially Cheila. Whenever I’m down she finds a way to reach out to me and I end up seeing the messages days or a week later. Cheila you have such a beautiful soul, thank you so much for always checking up on me. I know you have a lot going on also so we don’t keep up with each other as much as we use to but that’s okay💕

I know so many of us are going through things at the moment so to all of those beautiful souls…Thank you for your kindness and we will talk again if it’s tomorrow or in 2 weeks.✨


Small Weekend Pickups + Updates✨

This was just going to be a few updates, but I decided to share my small weekend pickups also 🙂

On Sunday I went out in search for a few t-shirts and shorts, I’m in desperate need of new clothes for every season. I’m way too behind on shopping, but sometimes there are bigger things to worry about and there are priorities.

Since we’re on a budget I decided not to do a huge shopping spree at once but instead, a few items here and there until I have a few outfits at least. So here’s what I picked up this past Sunday

Another cute handbag🙂 You can remove the long strap which is great. This is the perfect size for me and I needed a new one because my old black bag was worn out. I can’t wait to switch over!

The last thing I picked up was…


I really can’t wait to wear this dress! I saw it and my eyes lit up! They also had a gorgeous yellow one💛 I tried them both on but this was my favorite, I usually go for darker clothing which I keep saying I’m trying to step out of lol I’d definitely go back for the yellow though! I can’t wait to see what else I can find.

Now on to the updates:

I only have a few updates at the moment. I’m still thinking about things and working on having better structure so there may be updates scattered throughout the week or throughout the month just a heads up.

  • Expect to see Maggie on my blog this week. The next post featuring will be 7/5/17
  • My boyfriend is off work for the 4th and we will be out with family most of the day so I will not be posting. This also means that my Summer lyrics will be posted on the 5th
  • You may or may not catch me on social media but know that changes are happening there also
  • Words of the week? This is a series I’m not sure I will be keeping
  • I still will not be posting on the weekend (besides Short Story Saturday)
  • Fun Friday will continue 
  • I am extending my Summer Party Playlist Project. More on that later. So if you still want to participate you can☀️
  • I will be spending more time reading and commenting on your posts✨ I know I haven’t as much but it seems many of us are behind lately?

Those are all the updates I have for now. There will be more. 

Goodnight/Good morning whenever you are reading this💖

Today’s To Do🌻 Quick List

I’m still way behind on everything so today that’s what I will be doing mostly. Actually that’s what I will be doing all week. Here is today’s list:

✔️Feed/Clean after pets 

✔️Post to social media

✔️Catching up on your posts, I will be trying to read 2-3 posts from your blogs within the next few hours, and do the same for the rest of the week. (Working on it)(I’ve done a few!..slowly but surely)

🌻Respond to comments (working on it)

✔️Share the first Summer Party Playlist “single” entry 

✔️Natural hair terms post

✔️Write my weekend pickups post (share today or tomorrow)

🌻Planning posts for the rest of the week

🌻Delete unneeded pictures from phone (I have way too many for no good reason) ended up adding more🤦🏽‍♀️

✔️Watch the sunset

Blog Updates & Catching Up!✨

Goooooood Morning!☺️

Gosh this still feels a little weird. I need to get back on track and get my blogging groove back. The week I took off was well needed but now I’m way behind on everything!

So here are my updates for you all so that everyone knows what’s going on and what’s going to be happening…

  • I have to catch up on everyone’s blog, a weeks worth and my comments so please please bare with me during this time. I haven’t forgot about any of you I’ve just been away. I will be uploading the words of the week shortly, which you all know is usually up on Monday or Tuesday. This past weekend was the first time I missed Fun Friday and Short Story Saturday so I will be trying to make up for that, especially Fun Friday because that’s my favorite blog day.
  • This Friday I won’t be answering the questions for my 500 follower Q&A since I haven’t spent time working on it and feel I could get a few more questions. So if you’re reading this please feel free to ask a few questions in the comments. Also, that 500 is now 563!! Wow, that’s amazing considering the fact that I fell off for a bit right after reaching the goal. Thank you all soo much. I will instead be answering them on Sunday. I’ll still be doing it in a cool, fun way:)
  • Which brings me to the next update, I will no longer be blogging on Saturday. I won’t even log in at all on Saturdays. This is for personal reasons that I don’t wish to discuss. SSS will continue I will just have to have it ready Friday and scheduled to post the next day. I still won’t be posting on Sunday, I am still keeping that as my full catch up and plan day. The only exception will be the Q&A this week.
  • I understand that I have been nominated for a few awards that I still need to get to. I know for fact I won’t be doing any this week and I can’t promise when I will get to them. I’ll try my best to find them all and do them as soon as I can. If you know you’ve nominated me for something you can also let me know in the comments or link me to it.
  • Still not much luck on the Summer Party Playlist. I’m blaming this more on the fact that I’ve been away an not able to promote it but then again I don’t know. I’m still keeping it open  for now so don’t forget that you can submit your entries anytime and I gave a whole list of ideas here. This week I’ll start to work on my summer hit lyrics that I’ll share wit you all on July 4th.
  • Today’s To Do will be back today:) posting later.
  • Hair related posts starting next week as a short series leading up to my 1 yr natural anniversary. I’m so excited!
  • I need to work on some YouTube videos but who knows when I’ll get to that. I will be back on Instagram and Twitter today, and I’ve also been thinking about creating a Facebook for my blog. Just a consideration at the moment. Are there any other social media sites that are good for bloggers?

Please let me know.

Got any new posts I missed out on that you just know I would love? Leave me a link in the comments so I can see yours first💗

Any advice for a blogger struggling to balance blogging and everyday life? Scheduling tips?

What’s Up Wednesday?!✨

What’s Up Wednesday?!

Good morning everyone! It’s 7:58 AM as I’m typing this, so far I’m feeling a litter better today. I know I said I would try to do this about twice a month since things don’t usually change much in a week, but there are some new things going on so here I am 🙂


What we’re eating this week:

I’ve been eating sausage, eggs, and waffles for breakfast but if you read my last post you know that yesterday I got sick after eating. Today I had soup for breakfast. We’re still eating chips and other junk but we did get fruit to make more smoothies. Forgot to get more spinach or kale. We’ll have to go back soon.

What I’m reminiscing about:

Not much at the moment actually. Every now and then I think about old friendships and the good times we shared but then realize that being stuck in that time is doing no good. The way things ended makes it feel like unfinished business, everything about it just felt wrong but everything happens for a reason and I still have love for them. If we cross paths again and can be friends again that would be beautiful but until then I need to focus on other things. Like my blog 🙂

What I’m loving:

I’m loving new music! I’m loving myself and my growth, I’m loving all the lovely comments I receive, I’m loving my mind when it’s in a good place and being magical of course.

What we’ve been up to:

Trying to plan better financially. Looking for a new car that we don’t have to pay so much on every 2 weeks! Saving up for the guinea pigs new cage. Still don’t have a couch for the living room so we’ll be working on getting that too… and then a TV. But more bills before that. Blah. Money, money, money. Working together around the apartment more. Much of this will be the same for a little while.

What I’m dreading:

Nothing really that I can think of right now. That’s a good thing.

What I’m working on:

Projects, planning, ideas, still need to work on some awards/tags

What I’m excited about:

This month, this summer I have a lot of things I want to share with you all! 1 year with my natural hair in a couple of weeks, a few years ago I NEVER would have thought I would be saying this. I can’t wait to share this journey of many ups and downs. I’m excited to answer your questions next week for my 500 follower Q&A 🙂 you can still ask them!

What I’m watching/reading:

Right now I’m not watching anything but I’ve been watching The Real still, and Pretty Little Liars. I keep saying I’m going to go on Netflix and catch up on some shows but haven’t found the time or been in the mood yet to binge. Does anyone use Hulu? We have that too. Any shows on there to check out?

What I’m listening to:

Some of my newest favorite songs,

Jhene Aiko – While We’re Young (If you really know me you know I LOVEEE Jhene Aiko! Go on my twitter and see lol. She’s my favorite singer/songwriter and also a Pisces so that’s a bonus aha. Watch this music video, it’s 50 First Dates inspired and such a beautiful song.)

SZA – Prom

SZA – Pretty Little Bird

SZA – 20 Something

SZA – Normal Girl

What I’m wearing:

Pajamas! Still early in the morning and I’m the PJ Queen! 🙂

What I’m doing this weekend:

Haven’t made plans for the weekend yet besides the normal blogging, SSS, and catching up on Sunday. I’m sure something else will come up. Father’s Day is Sunday but I don’t know if my dad is in town or what he’ll be up to and we have a strange complicated relationship. I love him so much regardless. If I don’t see him we’ll talk.

What I’m looking forward to the next month:

Summer Shopping. Blog posts I have planned towards the middle and end of the month. See how much growth/improvement between now and then.

What else is new:

I think that’s it actually?? I’ll be a bit more active on Twitter today. Definitely going to make sure to post to Instagram, still working on my Summer hit. I’d still like your help by commenting the things that make you think of summer, what you like to do during summer etc.

Are you participating in What’s Up Wednesday? Comment below.💖


Golden Pink Diary: Entry#2 “Numbers & Content” Does it matter?

I’m here writing out another diary entry. I do not plan or edit these, I just write. Today I want to talk about followers, and the amount of followers you have for certain projects or content you post.

Recently I shared a new project, the Summer Party Playlist Project, for Fun Friday actually. I shared it with Instagram so that some of you may see it if you weren’t on WordPress at the time. Also because that’s just a part of promoting your blog on social media.

Well, someone on social media commented on my IG stating that I “MUST” have a certain amount of followers for the type of content I post, and that she could help me if I send her a message. Apparently she has some type of promotion business, I don’t know, the comment was a turn off so I didn’t care to message or check her advertisements out. To me it was kind of rude. You don’t go on someones post, especially something they worked so hard on and say “oh you don’t have enough followers for this, let me promote myself and help you out.”
No matter how nice you try to put it, DON’T DO THIS!

If she really wanted to help me out, she could have messaged me instead of commenting under my picture, and telling me to messaged her for promotion. She since went on to delete her comment, I guess because I didn’t respond at all.

It did make me think though. I have only 145 followers on IG, so I understand my content there won’t reach too many people but if you use hashtags they reach many more depending on which ones you use. My blog however, now has 500 followers.

YES! I finally reached 500 followers and I’m so excited! If you read my Hello June post you know that one of my goals this month was to reach 500 so thank you all so much who have followed, and SPECIAL thanks to those of you who constantly read and comment on my posts. You all are part of the reason I continue to blog as much as I can and haven’t given up yet. My passion for writing and inspiring helps out a lot too lol. But again, thank you so much! I will be thinking of something, possibly a Q&A for this Friday. Stay tuned to find out exactly. I’ll let you all know by Wednesday.

Anyways, back to what I was saying…

I wondered if maybe she was right, maybe I do need a certain amount of followers for projects I share. Or maybe nobody is really that interested. So far no one has said they would for sure be participating in my Summer Party Playlist Project, I had a few “If I find the time I will” but sometimes that translates to a no in the nicest way, or forgetting. Which I understand, I’m sure I’ve done it before too. I’m sure many of you are also very busy so I understand that. But, I also said that the deadline would be July 1st, and if there are more participants it would basically be all summer long. I wanted to give plenty of time so that people could have time. I know that most of us aren’t usually able to jump right into something.

But I also wondered if people are just not interested, or just didn’t actually read the post because the project is in the top 5 for the most amount of views and likes according to my stats. Maybe some of you like the idea but don’t want to join in? Eh.. Maybe some of you liked it so you could come back to it later?

Because of this, a good part of my weekend was me deciding whether not I should continue the project or delete it and wait until I have a larger audience. I decided that I would make my final decision by the end of this week.

Obviously I don’t want to share or host something that no one is interested in. What’s the point of that? This also isn’t a beg for you all to participate, because honestly if you don’t want to or it’s not interesting to you, I’d rather not have people do it because they feel forced. That’s no fun for either of us but these are my thoughts and feelings and I wanted to share them with you all and get feedback.

So what are your thoughts, do you think you need to have a large number of followers for certain content like projects and things that require/ask for participation? What would be a good number? Do you think leaving that type of comment is rude or is it just me? Let’s talk. Comment below.💖

What’s Up Wednesday?!✨

It’s Wednesday again already? I don’t know where these days go.

I want to thank Cheila for sharing who the original creator of this post was so that I can give her the proper credit. The creator of What’s Up Wednesday is Shay of Mix & Match Mama, go check her blog out and go ahead and participate:)

Today isn’t very exciting but I’ve decided that I won’t do this every Wednesday, as that just adds more work and pressure to my blog schedule and some things may not have changed from the previous week. I plan to do this at least twice a month.


What we’re eating this week:

This hasn’t changed much. I actually just finished an ice cream sandwich a few minutes ago. I had left over pizza for breakfast. I don’t even wanna discuss it.

What I’m reminiscing about:

Simpler times…

What I’m loving:

I’m still loving my alone time but other than that I don’t know. Loving that I haven’t lost my mind completely yet? Yay.

What we’ve been up to:

Trying to plan better financially. Looking for a new car that we don’t have to pay so much on every 2 weeks! Saving up for the guinea pigs new cage. Still don’t have a couch for the living room so we’ll be working on getting that too… and then a TV. But more bills before that. Blah. Money, money, money…. This is the same obviously but also I’ve been thinking heavily on things, trying to make decisions, expressing myself more. Some things just can’t be ignored, but sometimes you get tired of trying to express yourself when nothing changes or people never listen anyway.

What I’m dreading:

Paying said bills. Looking for a new car. Decisions.

What I’m working on:

Staying positive, putting myself first. I can’t worry about everyone else all of time and not worry about taking care of myself. A few posts to upload the rest of the week. Some planning for June, new ideas and projects and everything else I already mentioned. Posting on Twitter more.

What I’m excited about:

New ideas and projects.

What I’m watching/reading:

I haven’t been watching much tv lately. Still reading that same book Ruined, haven’t read the past two days though. I’ve been reading blogs. Does that count?

What I’m listening to:

Right now i’m listening to SZA – Broken Clocks

What I’m wearing:

A yellow shirt that says Sunshine On My Mind lol, and sweats.

What I’m doing this weekend:

I have no idea. We don’t have a car yet. I’ll probably be washing and doing my hair which is a long process.

What I’m looking forward to the next month:

Summer Shopping. Blog posts I have planned towards the end of the month. New featured images. Going out. Reaching 500 blog followers, 464 currently.

What else is new:

Today is a new day. Lol, honestly not much is new. Which is kind of frustrating. I am still growing my blog and Instagram account. Growing every day, that’s nice.

Are you participating in What’s Up Wednesday? How is your Wednesday going so far? Comment below.

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