Weekly Blogging Tasks: A cup of tea in a pink Jack Wills mug, with an open notebook in front of it

Weekly Blogging Tasks For Organization, Success & Inspiration

When I started blogging, I didn’t realise just how much STUFF there would be to do. Although I wasn’t in this position for the first few years I had my blog, somewhere down the line, all the STUFF just kept adding up. So if you don’t like doing stuff, I’d suggest you don’t start a …

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Things to do before publishing a blog post

Things To Do Before Publishing A Blog Post

So you’ve started a blog and now you’re wondering why a) nobody is reading it, b) nobody is commenting on it or c) why you haven’t turned into Zoe Sugg over night. That last one was a joke but I’m deadly serious about the first two. When we start blogging, we’re so eager to just …

How To Increase Your Blog Following

How To Increase Your Blog Following: 6 Easy Methods

A few years ago now, I started taking note of my blog stats. I like numbers and watching them grow. It keeps me motivated and helps me to know that I’m clearly doing something right and on the right track. I think that’s the case for a lot of people and there’s certainly nothing wrong …

How To Start a Blog and Make Money

How To Start a Blog and Make Money

If you read my recent post My Advice For New Bloggers in 2020, you’ll know that as well as continuing with my blogging focused blog posts this year, I want to direct those posts towards new bloggers more than ever. Bloggers join the industry every day – there’s always going to be need for advice …

How To Write a Blog Post

How To Write a Banging Blog Post People Will Read

You might be looking at the title of this post and thinking, “is she serious?” No offence taken, I’d probably be thinking the same. But after I tweeted this last month after painstakingly trying to read a blog post without a SINGLE PARAGRAPH it got me thinking. And after tweeting this poll, it was evident …

10 Ways To Boost Your Blog Traffic

Although we all start by saying we’re “writing for ourselves”, I’m sure most of us WANT people to read our content. Blogging is all about creation, sharing and connecting. If you’re shouting into the void, then none of that is being fulfilled. I’m at the stage where I thoroughly enjoy writing for my audience. It …

Working With Brands As a New Blogger

Working With Brands as a New Blogger: What To Watch Out For

Let’s be real for a second here. Times have changed in the blogging world. Where 5 years ago, it was all about writing for yourself and blogging for a hobby and now, making money through your blog and blogging as a job is a far more normalized and accepted concept. And working with brands as …

Stock Images

Stock Images: Should Bloggers Be Using Them?

Throughout the entire month of July, I used stock images on my blog. I didn’t advertise it, I kinda just did it as a mini-experiment to see if it would affect anything like views or followers *pssst, it didn’t*. And I’ll let you in to a secret. I hate taking blog photos. Loathe it. Despise …

Blog DA Score: An open laptop on a bed with a latte and pair of glasses

Blog DA Score: What It Is, Why It’s Useful & How You Can Improve It

If you’re a blogger, chances are you’ve heard of a blog DA score before. And if you haven’t and don’t have any idea what I’m talking about, stick with me. It’ll all be clear soon, I promise! I’ve seen quite a few people mention DA on Twitter recently. Either wondering what it is, wondering how …

How to Take Your Blog To the Next Level

So… you’ve been blogging a while. You adore creating new content and interacting with your readers. You love social media and sharing things you enjoy. And maybe you’ve even been sent some things to review. But you don’t feel like you’re progressing as much as you’d like or you hoped you’d be. You’re ready to …

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Tips For Your First Gift Guide

With Father’s Day just next month, chances are you’re going to start seeing an influx of gift guides on your feed. Perhaps you’ve already started to spot some, I had my own Father’s Day Gift Guide go live just last week and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed creating gift guides this year, for Valentine’s Day and Mother’s …

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8 Things To Do When Your Blogging Inbox Is a Bit Dead

I honestly for the life of me couldn’t think of a professional sounding title for this post so you’ll have to make do with this one. We all go through both hectic and quiet periods with our blogs. Some months, right from the get-go, we’ve got emails flying in about collaborations or offers to review …