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    Blogging

    Why People Won’t Read Your Blog (and How to Fix It)

    When I first started blogging, my traffic was awful! Someone would read my blog, but never come back. This has changed now and I have learnt a lot along the way. It turns out that losing visitors could be for the smallest of reasons. So, once someone has discovered your blog, how do you ensure those readers come back to your site? Or do you know why people won’t read your blog? Over the years, I realised that there are a few things which put me off visiting a blog again and I could relate that to my early blogging days. Here are some ideas on how to improve your…

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    Mental Health & Wellbeing

    4 Ways to Relax When You’re Stressed Out

    I’ve done posts before on how to stay calm and enjoy life. However, while things like having that cup of tea or bubble bath are great ways to keep any stresses at bay, what do you do if you’re having a stressful moment and can’t seem to find your way out? You know the times I mean. When you have a million thoughts going around your mind and you can’t sit still. You might be worried about something and can’t concentrate. Sometimes, those stressed out moments just happen for one reason or another. Here are some ways to let out all the frustration and regain focus. Art We’re not talking…

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    Blogging

    How to Increase Pinterest Views without Tailwind

    We’re talking Pinterest today! I’ve seen a lot of questions on social media from people asking just how do you use Pinterest. Now, I’m not an expert and I’m not one of these bloggers who have got over 1 million views in a month. I mean, do these people must spend their entire lives on Pinterest?! Nevertheless, before Christmas, I had 8000 monthly unique viewers and now I’m at approximately 45000. I’m sharing some tips on how to realistically increase Pinterest views that don’t require a lot of time or effort. You don’t have to pay for a Tailwind subscription either! Just like other social media First things first, just…

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    Travel

    Salzburg Travel Guide | Throwback Thursday

    Feeling in the mood to reminisce, so what better time to do so than on throwback Thursday. When I was 13, I visited Salzburg in Austria. To this day, it remains one of my most memorable trips, if not the most. There’s so much to see and do in such a small area and there’s a real sense of culture. If you enjoyed my post on Seville and are seeking more European city adventures, then this Salzburg travel guide is perfect for you.   I will say now that I went in 2011, but I’ve double checked and all these sites are still open. Hallein Salt Mine Ironically, the 2…

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    Lifestyle

    Valentine’s Day Ideas for Single People

    Ah Valentine’s Day. The festival that you either love or hate. If you’re in a relationship, it’s one of the best days of the year, but if not, the day serves as a reminder that you are single, especially when you go to the shops and see the rows of chocolates, teddy bears and greeting cards covered in hearts. It’s hard not to feel low when you’re single and it’s Valentine’s Day. However, instead of letting Valentine’s cause a dark cloud above your head, embrace the positives of single life and celebrate you on Valentine’s Day. Here’s a few ideas of what I mean by this. Self-care Whether you’re in…

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    Lifestyle

    February 2019 Bullet Journal Setup | Plan with Me

    It’s February tomorrow, which means a new bullet journal spread is needed! I didn’t use my bullet journal as much as I thought I would in January. What with the power of technology, a lot of my planning is done online and I just use my bullet journal to jot ideas down. Nevertheless, I still like designing a spread for each month, purely as something fun and creative to do. It’s also very therapeutic. The February 2019 bullet journal setup sees some colour introduced, different from January’s monochrome theme. So, get your notebooks, pencil cases, washi tape and other bullet journaling supplies and plan with me! Title Pages Inspired by…

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    Blogging,  Lifestyle

    What Does Being a Successful Blogger Mean?

    When the monthly/annual blog goals come around, a common aim is people wanting their blog to be successful. This got me thinking, what does being a successful blogger mean? Is it easier for some than others? Are you a successful blogger if you have lots of followers and views? What with Instagram and the competitive nature on social media, the number of followers/views has become a big part of blogging. I find this quite sad as numbers don’t mean everything. You could have thousands of followers, but if no one engages with your content, does that make you successful? Working with brands Securing brand collaborations is often considered an achievement…

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    Blogging

    SEO Beginner’s Guide Part 2

    Welcome to my SEO beginner’s guide part 2. If you’ve not read part 1 yet, then head over there first as this is a continuation from yesterday’s guide (part 1 found here). So, we’ve covered the main questions such as what is SEO, how to optimize your posts and what plugins to use. They’re the key aspects. But how do you know if your work is paying off? Well, that’s where Moz, DA and PA come in. The SEO Must Have = Moz Moz is a website focused on all things SEO. The resources available include keyword research and website health checks to name a couple. I recommend making an…

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    Blogging

    Beginner’s Guide to SEO Part 1

    Recently, there’s been a lot of talk about SEO, DA etc. in not only blogging, but the digital industry as a whole. For any new blogger wanting to make an impact, understanding all things SEO is a must. But what exactly is it? Why is it so important for blogging? Welcome to my beginner’s guide to SEO. I’m expecting my parents to read this as well because they’re always asking me what SEO is. What is SEO? First things first, SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. When you have a blog or any website, you want it to perform well on search engines, so that you get more traffic (visitors)…

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    Mental Health & Wellbeing

    Getting a Good Night’s Sleep | Tips and Tricks

    Starting off the week with a wellbeing post. Specifically, sleep. I, like many of you, love getting a good night’s sleep. For the most part, I don’t have a problem with getting to sleep, especially as I have developed a routine which I stick to as much as possible. However, I find that when I have a late night, it can take me a few days to get back to normal. Whether you are dealing with the effects of a late night, or just find getting a good night’s sleep hard, here are few tips to help you relax and drift off. No screens in bed For a long time…