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 …

BOOK REVIEW: How to Disappear by Sharon Huss Roat

Format: Hardback, giveaway prize Links: Amazon UK | Amazon US | Goodreads Blurb: Vicky Decker has perfected the art of hiding in plain sight, quietly navigating the halls of her high school undetected except by her best (and only) friend, Jenna. But when Jenna moves away, Vicky’s isolation becomes unbearable. So she decides to invent a …

My problem with social media

Over the last month, my relationship with social media has changed. Whereas once upon a time, heading on to Twitter to express my concerns over something, finding comfort in scrolling aimlessly through hundreds of tweets and just generally, zoning out of real life was my solace but now, I find myself… resenting that very thing. …

How Bloggers Can Use Instagram to Make Insta-Dough *

Every blogger knows that it’s imperative to reach out on social media to get more traffic to their blog. A blog without a social media channel has less capacity to attract new readers and advertising income. But social media, if not done correctly, can turn out to be a drain on your time, rather than …