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    My Top 5 Free Blogging Apps | Blogging

    There are so many great tools to make blogging easier now. From scheduling to design, the resources are second to none. However, some apps require payment, and whilst I don’t doubt their quality, as a student wanting to save money, I prefer free apps. I have to say, there’s an impressive choice out there that are great for blogging and keep your bank account looking healthy. Here are my top 5 free blogging apps that will save you time and money. My Top 5 Free Blogging Apps Photoshop Express I hate to say it, but aesthetics and Instagram themes are rife in the blogging community. My focus is always on…

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    September 2018 Favourite Bloggers

    Being part of the blogging community is truly amazing. Everyone is really supportive, and you get back what put into the ‘blogosphere’. With that in mind, I’m starting a monthly series where I will do a shoutout to some of my favourite bloggers, and why they and their blogs are the best of the best (in my opinion). There are 5 bloggers every month, so it won’t take much time to take a peak at their blogs and show some support. Here are my September 2018 favourite bloggers. Disclaimer: These are in no particular order! I have many bloggers who I admire. If I included everyone, this post would be…

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    The Future of My Blog- You Decide

    Gosh, busy day today. I thought this post would have to go up tomorrow, but I thought I’d do a Wednesday post before the new schedule (Monday and Thursday) kicks in next week. I’m debating the future of my blog and have decided to change things around. The reason? My year abroad. Plans are really switching up a notch as I prepare to move to France at the end of September. I’m feeling a combination of excitement and nervousness right now. The Future of My Blog In an ideal world I would love to continue posting 3 times a week, but with my language assistantship and experiencing all that France…

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    How to Improve your Blogging without Being an Expert

    Who enjoyed their bank holiday lie in? I find it quite hard to stay in bed all morning, so not getting to read until 9am is quite an achievement for me. Over the summer, I’ve tried to improve my blogging. From the way I use social media, to my blog design, I realised I barely touched the surface of blogging. Whilst I still have a long way to go and am by no means an expert, I discover new tips everyday that I want to share. Here’s my advice on how to improve your blogging. How to Improve your Blogging The Blog Design – Whenever someone visits your blog, the…

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    Going Self-Hosted | My Experience

    It’s now been a few weeks since I went self-hosted, so it’s time to share my experiences. Going self-hosted was a big step for me. I was aware that there has been times when I’ve not blogged, despite loving it. One reason for this was because the free wordpress.com platform wasn’t giving my blog the chance to grow and this put me off it. Therefore, I decided to make the leap. First off, I don’t recommend going self-hosted if you’re a new blogger. Start off with a free WordPress blog and see if blogging is actually for you. Self-hosting is a big commitment and I only suggest doing it if…

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    Tips for New Bloggers | Blogging 101

    Believe it or not, I’ve been blogging for 4 years, 2 of which have been on Megan Elizabeth Lifestyle. However, my early blogging days were far different. I had no social media accounts and I only used the free WordPress platform. Fast forward 4 years and we see a big change. My blog is self-hosted, and I am an avid social media user. Naturally, this did not happen overnight. There’s a lot of studying involved in the blogging process. With that in mind, I’m sharing my tips for new bloggers. Tips for New Bloggers Research Before you start a blog, there’s a lot to find out. What blogging platform should…

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    Random Facts About Me – Blogger Q&A

    Happy weekend everyone! The lovely Emma from Emma’s Jots tagged me in the Random Facts About Me Q&A. As the questions are so good, I couldn’t resist. I’ve tagged a few bloggers at the end of the post. However, if you’re up for the challenge or in need of a blog post idea, then just take the plunge and have a go! All you need to do is answer these questions. It’s time to take on the Random Facts About Me Q&A: When was the last time you cried? Honestly, I can’t remember. I’m not a huge crier. There are times I might want to cry, when I’m having a…

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    Bullet Journal August 2018 Setup | Plan with Me

    It’s bullet journal time! Today is a continuation of my bullet journal adventure. If you don’t have a bullet journal, but want to start one, there’s plenty of inspiration out there. Never fear though, you don’t need to be a master of brush lettering or an artist to start one. I am proof of this. News The major blog news this week, I am now self-hosted! How exciting! I’m looking forward to improving my blog quality and having access to some much-needed plugins. My new site is pretty much there, but I need to make a few tweaks such as changing A LOT of feature images, so if you come…

  • Blogger Interviews

    Blogger Interview #12: Leighanne Sheila

    Tissues at the ready, it’s time for my last blogger interview in this series. I have loved connecting with all of you, and reading your answers has been so interesting. Thank you to everyone who has taken part! This certainly won’t be the only series like this, as I love discovering new blogs. Gushing blogger moment over, as what better way to finish up this series than with the fabulous beauty blogger Leighanne Sheila! Her Instagram is a beauty blogger’s dream if you haven’t seen it already! First off, I have to say your images are beautiful! Do you have any photography secrets you are willing to share? I love…

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    Sunshine Blogger Award

    Hello everyone! A huge thank you to Journal of the Lost One for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. I did this award on my old blog, but this is the first nomination for Megan Elizabeth Lifestyle. The Rules: Thank the blogger who nominated you in your blog post and link back to the blog. Answer 11 questions the blogger has asked you. Nominate 11 new bloggers for the award and write them 11 questions. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award in your post on your blog. My Answers: If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why? Paris! It’s been…