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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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    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…

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    Blogging

    4 Must-See Blogging Changes in 2019

    How is your January going so far? 2018 was a great year for blogging: new bloggers joining the community, brand collaborations, Joe Sugg participating on Strictly, plus many more things. Nevertheless, there are a few things that I would like to say goodbye to in 2019, as I’m sure plenty of other bloggers do. For me, I don’t have any issues with blogs themselves, but more social media and how that is affecting the blogging world. Here are my 4 must-see blogging changes in 2019. Following and Unfollowing on Social Media Probably the most annoying trait on social media that definitely gets on bloggers’ nerves. This whole follow/unfollow thing. For…

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    Eco-Friendly,  Lifestyle

    BlueRock Bamboo Toothbrush – Product Review*

    If you read my eco-friendly resolutions post, then you will have seen me mention the bamboo toothbrush subscriptions from BlueRock. I’ve been wanting to get a bamboo toothbrush for a while now, but despite the growing awareness of plastic waste, including in the dental industry, it is difficult to find bamboo toothbrushes in the shops. Needless to say, I was delighted when BlueRock got in touch* and told me about their products. Before we get into the details of why bamboo is better and how you can get yourself a bamboo toothbrush, let’s take a look at the product first. BlueRock Bamboo Toothbrush Product Review I’m not sure there’s much…

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    Creativity

    January 2019 Bullet Journal Setup | Plan with Me

    Happy New Year! Part 2 of my bullet journal setup for 2019 is here. My previous post included a year overview with a calendar and key dates section. This time we are focusing on January. If you are half-asleep from the late night last night, yet still want to do something productive today, this January 2019 bullet journal setup is a great way to have that fresh new year feeling, but in a more relaxed way while the hangover recovery takes place. January 2019 Bullet Journal Setup I’ve carried on with the monochrome look. After spending the second half of 2018 testing out lots of bullet journal designs, I feel…

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    Eco-Friendly,  Lifestyle

    5 Easy Eco-Friendly New Year’s Resolutions

    Only a few more days until the new year now. No doubt something a lot of you are thinking about is what resolution to make for 2019. The obvious ones are always ‘be healthier’ or ‘eat less chocolate’. They’re great resolutions, but it’s also important to think about the wider world. After all, you can make more than one resolution. 2018 has shown more than ever the need to focus on saving our environment. The truth is we can all make small and easy changes in our everyday lives that don’t take any time or effort. Here are 5 eco-friendly New Year’s resolutions that will help protect our planet. Reusable…

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    Creativity

    2019 Bullet Journal Setup | Plan with Me

    Join me for my 2019 bullet journal setup! The end of 2018 saw a lack of bullet journaling. It was not very consistent. In 2019 I want to change this, as when I have a journal spread, my organisation level is far better. Rather than carrying on with monthly spreads, I wanted to start afresh in 2019 – albeit in the same notebook – and have some official ‘introduction’ pages, before jumping into January. I was inspired by Amanda Rach Lee after watching her 2019 setup video and have incorporated aspects of her design in my year setup. 2019 Bullet Journal Setup I really liked the simple black and white…

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    Lifestyle

    Christmas as a Grown Up – Do Attitudes Change?

    5 days until Christmas! My attitude towards Christmas has been rather different this year. It’s something that’s been on my mind over the last few weeks as we entered the festive season. I’m not sure whether it’s because I’m ‘grown up’ now, who knows, but I thought I’d share my feelings in case anyone else is in the same boat. My family is not religious, yet we, like many families, still celebrate Christmas. Decorations, food, presents, family gatherings, games, music and films. That’s all part of this time of year for me. I love it. We only put the Christmas tree away yesterday… As much as I look forward to…