Meet my December advertisers!

Can you quite believe we’re in December already? It’s utter madness, I still remember last Christmas like it was yesterday. Well with a new month comes a new set of advertisers and I have an absolutely glorious bunch for you to round off the year with! So grab a cuppa and a mince pie and […]

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Meet my October advertisers! *

Last month, I introduced monthly advertisers back on my blog after a long few years away from it. I’ve been so thrilled with the interest in these new packages and have thoroughly enjoyed having some lovely bloggers back in my sidebar and also the return of my monthly “meet the advertisers” posts. So due to […]

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The follow for follow mentality in blogging

I want to talk about something. Something which has become more and more prominent in the blogging world over the last few years. At least for me anyway – it’s probably been like this for far longer but perhaps I haven’t been paying attention. It’s something I see almost on a daily basis; on Twitter […]

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Behind the blogging mask

We’re all aware of the fact that social media doesn’t always necessarily give us an accurate portrayal into someone’s life. We’ve all been that person to swoon and lust after someone else’s Instagram only to be reminded by some wise Pinterest quote that we’re only seeing their highlight reel – not their every day. It […]

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Meet my September advertisers!

I’ve offered advertising packages on my blog plenty of times before but each and every time, something didn’t feel quite right. I wasn’t particularly enjoying it, I didn’t know if it was make much of a difference to anyone and to be perfectly honest, I don’t think my blog was really in a position to […]

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Blogging for bloggers: What’s the issue?

There’s been a bit of talk around the blogosphere this year about how more bloggers have started blogging for bloggers (prepare to hear the word “bloggers” a lot in this post…) instead of just writing about what we love; be that books, films, make up, fashion – whatever. Blogging for bloggers means (at least this […]

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Utilizing sponsored content & working with brands

I absolutely love working with brands on my blog; it’s something that I never thought I’d see happen for me but alas, after years of hard work, it did and now it’s one of my favourite aspects of blogging! Of course it doesn’t come without it’s stresses, like invoices not being paid on time, rude […]

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Being ghosted by brands… what?!

Working with brands is one of my favourite things about blogging and I’ll always be grateful that brands want to work with me, pay me or send me stuff. I don’t think I’ll ever, ever, ever take that for granted because in all honesty, I’m still gobsmacked that I’m even in the position for this […]

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EVERY BLOGGER MATTERS

I read a blog post the other day… And I didn’t like it. And I didn’t like some of the things which were said. I won’t name and shame and this isn’t a “reaction” type post; I don’t think I’d ever go through the effort of doing one of those. But it did prompt me […]

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Blogging every day in July: What did I learn?

In case you didn’t notice or didn’t see me tweeting about the fact I was blogging every day in July – I blogged every day in July! Did you hear? I’ve blogged every day in a month once before and that was last October for Blogtober. And afterwards, I vowed I’d never do it again. […]

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Sunshine Blogger Award & recognising smaller bloggers! 

I’ve taken quite a liking to doing these “Award Tag” posts but actually using them for something else: helping to promote and recognise smaller bloggers in the industry. These chain awards were designed to help small and/or new bloggers to connect and recognise each other for their brilliant work and whilst I’m either small nor […]

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YOU’VE GOT MAIL! Blogger box swap with @MlleWBlog

I’ve seen bloggers on Twitter taking part in blogger box swaps, snail mail swaps, happy mail swaps and all sort of cute swaps ever since I started blogging really. I’ve had a couple of pen pals but I’ve never done a gift swap before. Until now! Lydia asked if I wanted to do one with […]

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How to be a good blogger 

We all want to be the very best like no one ever was (please tell me in the comments if you know where this line is from) and it’s super difficult to do that in blogging when there’s tens of thousands of other bloggers around you all trying to be the best too. But in […]

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How to make the most out of comment threads

Over the course of the last month, I’ve tried really hard to get more involved and be more active in the blogging community, particularly on Twitter. I feel like I’ve succeeded in my mission as I’m making much more of an effort to share posts, chat with bloggers and find new ones to follow. Another […]

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BLOGGERS REVEALED 

You’ve seen the blog posts and you’ve seen the tweets and you’ll know that the blogging world is a very exclusive and complicated place. We all want apart of it and we all try and portray it like it’s the best thing ever. There’s plenty of misconceptions about the blogging world and the bloggers within […]

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So, you want to start reviewing books?

When I started book blogging, back in 2013, my ultimate aim was to start working with publishers and authors and being seen as a worthy enough book blogger to get sent books to review. Now don’t get me wrong, the free books are not the be-all and end-all of book blogging but having an author […]

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Meet My April Sponsors!

How on Earth is it April already? This year is absolutely flying by – it feels like only mere weeks ago it was Christmas. But into April now we are, the flowers are blooming, the weather is getting nicer and I don’t know about you but my hay fever has already started to rear its […]

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Meet My March Sponsors!

Hi all – as you may have noticed, I didn’t have any sponsors during February. It was a busy month; with people coming and going all over the place so I didn’t really have the time or the patience to get any sorted. But… we’re back now and I have 4 lovely new advertisers for […]

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