Are Sponsored Instagram Apps Ruining The Influencer Landscape?

There’s no doubt that Instagram has become a leading platform for creativity and an unparalleled hub of influence. What may have started as a platform to showcase those arty travel shots quickly (in wider context of digital media) became a…

Will 2019 Be The Year Of The Blog? Why I Think They’re …

It’s been nearly a decade since I started writing about stuff on the internet, which makes me feel quite decrepit in a digital world full of young hot things selling a lifestyle my teenage self thought only existed for members…

Is Social Media Giving Us Unrealistic Festive Expectations?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! You’ve trimmed the tree, started to wrap your presents, stocked up on mince pies and warmed up the mulled wine; you’ve highlighted all the shows you want to watch over the holidays…

Become A Better Blogger & Start Making Money: My ‘Be A Blogging Superstar’ …

When I started blogging back in 2010, there was no ‘rule book’ to follow. We were all winging it a little bit (okay, a lot!) and carving our own paths without really knowing what was ahead; none of us started…

Should Bloggers Use Their Voice For Good? Should We All Have A ‘…

I have no shame in admitting the fact that my blog started up as a place to share new nail polish buys and lipstick trends. There was no depth to it and no long term vision, it was just a…

How To Make Your Instagram Look Ten Times Better (Plus The Best …

Since its launch in 2010, Instagram has taken the world by storm. Undeniably the #1 social media app within the hearts of users, even if not factually, it’s estimated around 60% of the world’s digital population has an account. Over…

On Instagram & Our Responsibility As ‘Influencers’

Two years ago I sat down to write a post on the state of our Instagram culture, and how it was starting to make us all feel a touch inadequate. I’d seen so many conversations online about the damaging effects…

Making The Most Of Downtime When You’re Self Employed: What To …

Over the last few weeks I’ve definitely noticed that my inbox is less cluttered, there are fewer meetings in my diary and generally there’s not as much work as there had been in the months prior. Although that sounds a…

Five Of The Biggest Blogging Mistakes You Could Be Making (And How …

It’s now said that around 60% of the general population admit to consulting blogs, vlogs and social media before considering a purchase; what started as a way to share thoughts, experiences and inspiration has actually changed the way we not…

A Week In The Life: The Realities Of Being Self Employed & A …

Much has been written about the joys that being a full time blogger brings: flexibility, autonomy, control, diversity and generally an increased work-life balance. The lifestyle has become a dream of so many young men and women, who wish to…

Falling Back In Love With Instagram

Without a doubt, we all have a bit of a love-hate relationship with the photography app that’s changed a generation. Instagram may have launched as a creative way to share imagery and tell a story, but it snowballed into a…

I Broke Up With My Phone: Here’s What Happened

Would you believe me if I told you that young people are now estimated to spend up to five hours a day on their smartphones? Well, my friends it’s true. The incredible technology that’s allowed us to connect, share and…