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Bloggers vs. Blaggers

April 16, 2017
Blagger vs Blogger

“Can you help me set up a blog so that I can get free stuff?” is a question I’ve been asked …a lot. When my blog began to take off in 2014 and the parcels started arriving at my desk, people couldn’t believe all the free stuff I was getting (and by people, I also mean me). From shampoo, to ice cream, to holidays, everyone wanted a slice…

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The Blogger Rebellion

March 1, 2017
Blogging Photography in Berlin

Something is happening in the blogosphere, change is coming and I can feel it. And no, I’m not talking about a new blogger trend, social platform or WordPress plugin. Something much bigger, I’m talking about a Blogger Rebellion. At the moment so much of my twitter feed is bloggers sharing content with titles such as ‘How I used Pinterest to double my stats’ or ‘How to grow your…

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Instagram: 205 Lifestyle Hashtags (and how to hide them)

January 19, 2017

Whilst many bloggers out there have become experts in hashtags, they can be quite hard to get your head round if you’re new to the whole Instagram or Blogging thing. Some people create hashtag sentences as a sort of witty banter (but #thatissoTwitter) whilst others carefully plan them out and neatly hide them to the make their Insta post all the more aesthetically pleasing. I’m the latter, obviously,…

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6 free websites for stock photography

January 5, 2017
6 free websites for stock photo

There are multiple reasons a blogger might need to use stock photography – a lack of equiptment, lack of time (complete lack of motivation, ahem) – fortunately there are free stock photos out there for everyone to use. Below are six websites I recommend for finding beautiful high res images for your blog. They are all free, however some may require attribution so always double check the licence, this…

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Dear Blogger, Please don’t work for free!

July 7, 2016

Dear Fellow Blogger, Please do not work for free. Pretty please with sugar on top, don’t do it! You deserve so much more for your hard work than to be exploited by a PR that wants to use you and the position you so tiresomely worked to get yourself in. When will they understand that we actually work our little arses off to produce good quality content for…

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7 reasons Bloggers love Snapchat more than YouTube

May 3, 2016

I love YouTube. I can spend hours watching funny fails, daily vlogs, make-up tutorials; I even have my own YouTube channel which I try to upload videos to whenever I can. But in all honesty, these days I am all about the Snapchat! Once thought to be nothing but a ‘sexting’ app that would surely just be used to send one-off nude pics (eurgh!) it has actually become…

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Six Tips to kick start your Career in Media

October 21, 2014

  Over the past eight years I’ve worked with various brands and networks across multiple platforms of media, from News Media to to Broadcast Media. Currently I work at Channel Five, which is where I’ve spent more than three years of the previous eight working. Outside of my job I write this blog which is my absolute no.1 hobby, my baby, my pride and joy, and it also…

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Helpful Hashtags for Lifestyle Bloggers

July 2, 2014

As a #lblogger (yup, that’s hashtag speak for lifestyle blogger) I’m constantly tweeting and instagramming, as I’m sure you all are t. But in order for us to share our photos and posts, and engage in convo’s with fellow bloggers and those with similar interests, we use hashtags. And these days it’s not just a case of hashtagging normal words like #food or #fashion, in today’s blog-crazy world…

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Seven Reasons Blogging is Awesome

April 27, 2014

Blogging has enabled me to fulfil so many of my passions; writing, photography, fashion, beauty, travel, I could go on. Some of these passions started from an early age, such as writing, whilst others only cropped up more recently such as travel and beauty. Regardless of what they are or when I began an interest in them, I’ve ended up pursuing all these interests and passions thanks to…