Olive & Clo Blog Updates

For today’s post, I wanted to do a spot of admin for Olive & Clo. The last time I did a check-in was back in late March (see post here) when I updated my domain name, so I’m well overdue for another one. But before I get stuck into it, in typical Linda fashion, I have provided you guys with some visual stimulus to help you get through the next 200 or so words. 

These photos were taken last Sunday from my morning spent exploring Snapper Rocks, a popular hub for local surfers, located just over 100 ks south of Brisbane. Despite my complete fail to catch the sunrise (to read more, click here) and clumsy self cutting my foot on some rocks, Rhett and I still managed to have a wonderful morning, optimizing on the soft light to practice our photography before we headed off for a spot of breakfast. 

Admin 1:

Some of you guys might remember my ‘Why My Blog is a Secret’ post (to read, click here) where I opened up about why I hadn’t yet shared Olive & Clo to my family and friends and in the same post, promised myself that by the deadline of late July, I would have this blog rolled-out to said loved ones. 

Well today, I wanted to announce that as of last week, the URL to this special space of mine has now been sent to a small, but very important group of people in my world (shout out to Kath, Nicholas, Sandra, Natasha, Carmen, Jemma, Harleen, Caroline, Kate, Lisa & Rick) and despite how nervous I felt to begin with, it’s been so good to be able to share Olive & Clo with some of my closest, real-life supporters. So hooray! Haha.

Admin 2:

I have finally gotten off my lazy ass and have created accounts for Olive & Clo on all major social media platforms. So – this kind of goes without saying – but if you guys could kindly waddle over and follow/like/support my new accounts, that would be really incredible. Especially since these accounts are all looking pretty sad at the moment. Olive & Clo’s Facebook in particular could use some love with its 2 or so followers. Lol. Links are as follows: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Bloglovin’ | Pinterest.

Admin 3:

I finally loosened my purse strings and invested in a new theme for this blog! I decided to go with the WordPress theme ‘Venture’ by PipDig (for anybody interested in the specs, click here). I wanted something fresh whilst also keeping the blog’s layout fairly minimal and clean, not wanting to detract from the photos and content. What do you guys think?

Admin 4:

I have decided to change my blogging schedule from uploading every Monday, Wednesday and Friday to Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Because as most of you guys know, my weekends are usually spent chasing light and visiting difficult locations and by the time Sunday night rolls around, I find myself exhausted and physically incapable of writing anything of substance in time for a Monday morning post.

Admin 5:

To celebrate our little Olive & Clo family growing to over 1,500 subscribers (hooley dooley), I thought it be a good a time as any to do a Q&A post with you guys. I haven’t actually done one of these before so I’m feeling a little nervous on whether I will actually get a single question. Haha. But regardless, I am excited to be doing a Q&A of my own, being a massive fan of reading these myself. So yeah, feel free to leave any questions down below in the comment section and I’ll try my level best to answer them. 🙂

Admin 6:

Lastly, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you guys for reading, and commenting, and engaging with me on a regular basis. You guys have made these last 4 to 5 months an absolute joy and I feel so blessed to have found such a supportive and encouraging community to be a part of. So, thank you.

Anyway, that’s it from me today. I hope this post didn’t prove too boring and as always, until we speak again next time, stay safe.

Love Linda, xo

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37 Comments

  1. June 22, 2017 / 6:14 am

    I love the new blog design, I need to update mine! And congrats on 1,500 subscribers!! That’s truly amazing!

  2. June 22, 2017 / 6:17 am

    I’m really digging the theme! (I’ve been meaning to comment on that for a while now, actually. Haha.) Congratulations on having over a thousand subscribers and for finally sharing this blog with your loved ones. So happy that you’ve finally done it! 🙂

    I have a silly question: Since you’re from Australia, have you ever seen a kangaroo personally? If yes, did you get close to it? Hahaha

    • June 22, 2017 / 8:16 pm

      Haha, V! Your question made me LOL! 🤣🤣
      You make me laugh girl. ❤️❤️

      Thanks babe! I’m glad that it’s all finally rolled out now. I can now just openly talk about what I do on the weekends. Such a simple thing, but very liberating! 😊😊

  3. Sandra Paulic
    June 22, 2017 / 6:37 am

    I’m loving your new theme! I think it sums you up perfectly… Elegant. I’m positive that your family and friends are so proud of you for finally sharing this amazing aspect of your life with them (and even more so that they received shout outs 😉).

    You’ve inspired me with the will to get my own blog up and running now. Thank you for that. With all your travels, success and down to earth nature, you truly are an amazingly inspirational woman x

    • June 22, 2017 / 8:18 pm

      Thanks baby doll! ☺️😘
      As you know, from the very early phone call you got from me this morning, this message of yours was way too kind. I cannot wait to read and be involved in the space you create! I looks forward to receiving the link. 😏😏

  4. June 22, 2017 / 7:02 am

    I was wondering why I wasn’t getting notifications like I used to. Phew! I’m excited for the new schedule as well! As mine is Tu, Th, & Sat. 🙌🏾!your blog is fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Did I scream loud enough?). Congrats on 1500! Truly deserved! You’re one of the best out here! My questions are many! 1) do you have a blogger tribe? Like people who you can count on to support you in the blogging community? 2) would too ever consider blogging full time? 3) does Rhett have a brother? 🤣🤣🤣🤣 4) Is it even on your radar to come to the US so we can have tea and chat about blogging and be silly? 😌.
    You’re a “friend in my head” already if you can’t tell!

    • June 22, 2017 / 8:21 pm

      Asaake. Girl. I adore you. Your questions are bloody hilarious. And can I just answer question 1) straight up… Ahhh, YOU!! 😆 Duhh!! ❤️❤️

      It is hilarious that yours is Tuesday, Thursday and Sat – because that’s what I had originally meant! Not Sunday – no idea why I typed that in. 😳😳

      Ahhh geez lovely. Same blog theme, same schedule… if only we were in the same country. G*sh damn, so close.

  5. June 22, 2017 / 7:15 am

    The theme is beautiful, Linda. Btw congratulations on the number 1500. That is big! My question for you: Which is the most difficult location that you have shot in (so far)? Looking forward to the answers xx

    • June 22, 2017 / 8:24 pm

      Thank you so much lovely! Have I mentioned to you before how much I enjoy your blog. I would love to visit some of the places you have seen and snapped. ❤️

      That’s such a good question. It actually got Rhett and I debating on our drive into work this morning. And after a few disagreements, I believe we have an answer! ☺️☺️

      • June 22, 2017 / 11:21 pm

        Not to cause disagreements there, but you we all know how they lead to the finest things in life 😉 Is Rhett named after that fine one Scarlett went ditsy for?

        You are lovely to say so Linda. I know that you will and take some fantastic shots in those very places. The world has so much to see that the mind boggles xx

    • June 22, 2017 / 8:25 pm

      Thank you gorgeous Shelby! ☺️❤️
      It is starting to change! 3 of my girlfriends have actually started toying with the idea of blogging. It’s been amazing at how supportive and receptive they’ve all been. Turns out that it’s not such an odd hobby after all! ❤️☺️

  6. June 22, 2017 / 8:14 am

    Your new theme looks great on my Mac and devices, great choice! Lovely photos in this post. I have been following you in Instagram but just now followed your new Twitter. I’m new on Twitter too. Congrats to you and your man Linda!! ❤️👍🏻

    • June 22, 2017 / 8:27 pm

      Aweee. As always John. Thank you. So, so much.
      I still have no idea how to use Twitter. So let me know once you’ve figured it out! Haha.

      Rhett and I are off to Springbrook National Park this weekend. So will hopefully bring back some beautiful landscapes to share with you!

      • June 23, 2017 / 12:32 am

        Have a great time ❤️

  7. June 22, 2017 / 10:47 am

    Congratulations on 1,500! I can’t even imagine what it must be like to reach that number! Here’s some questions for you! What’s your favorite song lyric? What is something you really want to do but haven’t done yet? Do you usually wait for the right time to do something or make your own opportunity happen?

    • June 22, 2017 / 8:30 pm

      Hahah, thank you Pam! ❤️😃
      Oh misss… you will reach that easily!

      Thank you so much for these questions lovely girl. I cannot wait to answer them. I don’t think I have ever thought about my fav. song lyric before. But I’m not going to lie, it will probably be something from Tay Tay. Haha. ❤️

      • June 22, 2017 / 11:31 pm

        Thanks for your lovely words of encouragement! And you’re welcome for the questions, I can’t wait to see your responses!!! 😀

  8. June 22, 2017 / 12:40 pm

    This is so awesome Linda! And wow, 1500, that’s insane!
    Okay, so questions. Staying up late or getting up early? How is wedding planning going??
    How did you and Rhett meet? (I don’t know if you’ve already told us that on the blog 🙂 )
    How do you choose spots to go to for your adventures? Any funny road trip stories?
    😀

    • June 22, 2017 / 8:32 pm

      Haha, hey boo!
      Those are such good questions! ☺️
      They’ve actually got Rhett and I thinking.
      Hmm.. will report back. 😌❤️

    • June 23, 2017 / 5:58 am

      Thank you Taba! I think so. ☺️☺️

  9. June 23, 2017 / 1:03 am

    So great that you were able to finally share it with close friends! Followed all social media accounts that I wasn’t following!! The blog looks great, as usual!

    • June 23, 2017 / 5:59 am

      Ohhh Kels! Thank you so much lovely!
      You are the absolute best! ☺️❤️

  10. June 23, 2017 / 2:38 am

    Really happy that you have shared with friends and family. Will connect now with you on Facebook and twitter 🙂

  11. June 24, 2017 / 12:36 am

    It looks wonderful, Linda! As always, love your captures! x

    • June 24, 2017 / 4:25 am

      Thank you beautiful V! ❤️❤️❤️

  12. Keri Elaine
    June 25, 2017 / 11:12 am

    Congrats on reaching 1500 thats amazing! I wanted to know what would you do if money was no object? Where are three places you would love to visit?

    https://kerielaine.com
    Keri Elaine

    • June 25, 2017 / 11:55 am

      Those are some amazing questions Keri! ☺️❤️
      Thank you so much for asking them!
      I am already thinking about my answers! 😊😊

  13. June 25, 2017 / 7:14 pm

    Congratulations my love well done!! We all know how hard you work on your blog and it is paying off!! So proud of you!! LOVE the new theme it compliments you so well!!

    My questions for you are:
    1) How do your brain storm your ideas and locations. Which comes first and how do you find your locations?
    2) Rhett is always the one behind the camera, have you an urge to be the one there any time?
    3) What blog(s) inspire you the most? Which ones do you look to the most for inspiation? Do you have any blog crushes?!

    Looking forward to seeing your Q&A

    Xx

    • June 26, 2017 / 8:09 pm

      Ohhhhh! Thank you so, so much for your comments and questions Haz!! 💜💜💜
      Just to clarify – question 2) Have I ever had the urge to be on the other side of the camera?

      And I am THRILLED that you like the new theme!
      It took me ages to decide on which one! There are so many options! 🤣🤣

      • June 26, 2017 / 8:30 pm

        Question 2) you take the pictures instead of him with him in or out of the pictures.. yeeeee not as good as it sounded in my head 😂😂

        Picking themes I think is THE hardest. WAY to many!!!! Xxx

  14. Caroline
    June 26, 2017 / 9:29 pm

    Congratulations on your blog Linda! Is looking wonderful. Xx

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