BLOG ADVICE 101: #10 WHAT I WISH I KNEW WHEN I STARTED BLOGGING

This week sees the fourth birthday of LBQ. Four years ago I was just starting to sew the seeds of a beauty site that would change my life completely, going into the adventure blinded but optimistic. Over the course of…

BLOG ADVICE 101: #9 HOW DO I GENERATE TRAFFIC & GET THE MOST OUT OF …

When I first established London Beauty Queen four years ago, I didn’t even know what SEO meant. An acronym for ‘Search Engine Optimization,’ SEO essentially means ‘getting the most out of search engines.’ We’re a nation of googlers, inputting key…

BLOG ADVICE 101: #8 HOW DO I KEEP SUPER ORGANISED?

Running a blog alongside a full time job can be incredibly difficult to manage. We’re all constantly juggling a million and one things, but adding a website and all its intricacies into the picture is another thing entirely. As a…

BLOG ADVICE 101: #7 HOW DO I TAKE AMAZING BLOG PHOTOS?

Way back when in 2010, I didn’t even own a camera. My blog was full of stock images and the focus was definitely on words rather than pretty pictures. However, as times have changed and blogs have become as much…

BLOG ADVICE 101: #6 HOW DO I GENERATE NEW CONTENT IDEAS?

When I turned my blog into a full time job, I increased the amount of posts from around five a week to twice a day. I felt it was important for me to be constantly generating fresh content and keeping…

BLOG ADVICE 101: #5 HOW DO I WRITE AN AWESOME BLOG POST?

It’s 2014 and anyone can be a writer. We all have the opportunity to become a journalist, an opinion leader and a blog owner, but the difference between the good and the great is their ability to formulate an engaging…

BLOG ADVICE 101: #4 HOW DO I USE MY BLOG TO WORK WITH PR’…

The question I get asked by other bloggers more often than any other is ‘how do I work with PRs?’ When I first started blogging nearly four years ago, working with brands wasn’t even an option; we simply wrote about…

BLOG ADVICE 101: #3 HOW TO MANAGE YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA

A blogger’s social media and blog presence are now interchangeable. Whereas previously a Twitter or Instagram account was an ‘additional extra’ for bloggers, they’re now an essential extension of your online presence. Bloggers offer insight and commentary that is immediate…

BLOG ADVICE 101: #2 HOW DO I GROW MY BLOG AUDIENCE?

In the first of my blog advice posts I covered the top tips for setting yourself up as a beauty blogger. If you’ve got your site and it’s full of great posts, you’ve got all your social channels manned and…

BLOG ADVICE 101: #1 HOW DO I START A BEAUTY BLOG?

When I started London Beauty Queen in 2010 I did so out of boredom. I was between jobs and needed a creative outlet to keep my juices flowing until my new contract started, so I registered a URL on a…

Working On-The-Go Made Easy: The Acer Iconia A1 Tablet

Being a full time blogger and social media consultant, it’s vital that I have the equipment that allows me to stay in touch with what’s going on – no matter where I am or what I’m doing. I have a…

Get Rich Blogging: A book by livelikeavip.com’s Zoe Griffin

Quite some time ago a little email dropped into my inbox from a well known blogger. Zoe Griffin from livelikeavip.com had asked me to answer some questions and contribute to a book she was writing. I get a lot of…