Just Keep Writing: Why Nothing Else Matters

I read a lot of blogs and I talk to a lot of bloggers and one thing that always comes up, in conversation or just mentioned on social media and Facebook groups is changing blog name, changing theme or tweaking their header. There are things on a blog that will make or break it – some names an easily be outgrown – like my old Redhead Babyled, a name I…

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My Blogging Kit

I thought I’d write about what things I use for blogging – and what things I used when I started out as it might help others looking to make an investment or just see that you can blog regularly and don’t need the top of the range technology. When I first started blogging seriously I bought myself a Chromebook and it was definitely a great investment. Everything is run through…

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Simple Ways to Make Your Blog More Appealing to Readers …

Over the last year or so I’ve been offering bloggers free blog critique. It’s something I do purely to give back to the blogging community and since I started offering this service I have critiqued well over two hundred blogs. It’s something I enjoy and something that has always been really well received and appreciated. From doing the critiques I have realised that there are many simple ways that you can…

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What are Blogger Networks?

I recently wrote about how I’ve made blogging my full time job and since then I’ve been asked a lot to expand on the blogging networks that I mentioned. Blogging Networks are great for any blogger – whether you are monetising or not. They are a great place to meet like minded bloggers, find blogs to read, find other bloggers to collaborate with and also network with brands and find…

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Things that have Changed my Blogging Life

When I started blogging I had no idea that the whole blogging world existed – that there were other bloggers doing the exact same thing and I had no idea that the whole blogging community was right there to be part of and embrace. Because it was all so new it meant it was a giant learning curve and I had to teach myself things, Google constantly and ask for…

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#5MinutesPeace – a New Instagram Community

This year I am trying to get back into social media more, interacting and socialising and really using each platform for what it was intended rather than just self promotion. To help with that my lovely friend Lauren has invited me to start an Instagram hashtag community with her – and I am just so excited to get started! From Sunday, 8th January, we will be using #5MinutesPeace whenever we…

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Making Blogging a Full Time Job

I have been blogging for four and a half years although I only started taking it seriously, and thinking about it as a potential career, when I went self hosted in August 2013. Since then I have been building on this blog’s foundations and trying to make it have as much longevity as possible to one day be my sole income. Last year I left a job I had been in…

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