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…

The GDPR / Data Privacy Changes & What You Need To Do As A …

You’ve probably heard about the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) that come into effect on May 25th, but most of us have been left a little baffled as to how they impact us as bloggers and what we need to…

Amazing Creative & Organisation Tools To Help Your Blog Or Business

There’s little truth in the fact that blogging costs a small fortune; in reality all you need is a computer, an internet connection and the ability to type, even if the industry has got caught up in visiting super instagrammable…

How To Be More Productive In 7 Easy Steps

Sitting with my laptop open and a steaming coffee at my side, gazing into the distance pondering over how many episodes of my latest Netflix binge I’ve got left, is a far too regular occurrence. On the days when I’ve…

Aspirational Vs Relatable (And Somewhere In The Middle)

#Relatable – possibly the most overused word within the blogosphere. During the rise of blogs and vlogs these ‘real’ men and women provided a refreshing relief from the over photoshopped and over commercialised magazines we were used to seeing; they…

We Need To Chat About Knowing Your Worth

As I sit here at my desk, exhausted and fed up after another long and pretty pointless day spent in the grimy streets of London Town, I wonder why I bother. I’ve been running my site for eight years, and…

On The ‘Death Of Blogging’ (And Why I’m Not Giving Up …

In the space of a few months we’ve gone from hailing blogs as the biggest and most important thing to happen to the media landscape in a generation, to discussing whether the end is nigh and if they’re really the…