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    Reflecting on 2 Years of Blogging

    I’m back after what seems like a lifetime. Over the past few weeks, I have been busy reflecting on myself as a blogger and working behind the scenes on Megan Elizabeth Lifestyle. Hopefully, you can notice the difference. The reason for such a change? I’ve worked as a freelance writer for about 2 years now and I wanted to join together this aspect of my life with my blog and create an all-singing, all-dancing site. I’ve also been doing some work with Marketing Voice in Leicester and my knowledge of SEO and WordPress has improved from this experience. I wanted to apply this to the blog to create a better…

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    November Must-Read Blogs | Blogging

    Hellooo! At last, I’m publishing my Thursday post on Thursday and not Friday. It’s time to continue my monthly favourite bloggers series, otherwise known as my November Must-Read Blogs. I’ve changed the name to ‘Must-Read’ as I have so many favourite bloggers and the title was a bit misleading. This is simply a list of some blogs I enjoy reading and would love to be able to add everyone all at once, but if I did, this post would be never-ending. Anyway, enough of me rambling (nothing new there), let’s get on with the November must-read blogs. Bethany and Life I love the chatty, friendly style of Bethany’s blog (formerly…

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    Finding Inspiration to Overcome Writer’s Block

    Can’t believe it’s been a week since I last posted! Apologies for that. This viral flu thing is getting me down. What’s more, I had a case of full-blown writer’s block. I’m sure we’ve all experienced it at some point. It’s not that I don’t have content planned, but the posts are November-specific, so this last week of October proved to be difficult. Then, it hit me. Instead of not writing anything, why don’t I write about the very issue of writer’s block? It turns out there are places close to home to find inspiration to overcome writer’s block. Here are just some ideas to get that creativity back on…

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    October 2018 Favourite Bloggers

    Hey everyone! It’s time for my October 2018 Favourite Bloggers post (how is it October already)! After September’s post, I already had a list of bloggers that I needed to mention. So, here they are (and in no particular order): October 2018 Favourite Bloggers Emily Becca – Talented writer, photographer and all-round fantastic blogger. Need I say more? Can’t wait to see where life takes you Em! Life of a Glasgow Girl – I’m completely in awe of Jordanne. She’s a mum, produces amazing content on her blog, created Bloggers Tribe and goes to college. I don’t know how she does it! All I can say is WOW! Tasha Lifestyle…

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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…