2017, The Year Of Change. Looking Back At My Successes & New Dreams For …

As I sit here (cup of coffee to one side and my phone turned to silent on the other) reflecting back on 2017, the immediate thought that comes to mind is the last twelve months were a real turning point…

The Importance Of Learning To Say No (And How To Get Yourself …

As humans we’re predisposed to want to make our lives easier, to make everyone around us happy and content. We spend our days undertaking mundane tasks in an effort to please, our spare time with people we’d really rather see…

Why I Don’t Like Describing Myself As A Blogger

When I first opened my laptop and started writing about lipstick back in 2010, I could never have imagined how this blogging journey would evolve. It started as very much a creative outlet, a way to fill the evenings and…

Social Media Self Care & Finding Positivity Again In Moments Of Discontentment

Rather scarily, the average person is said to spend a little under two hours on social media every single day; even more scarily is this is only about a third of our total online time, which is estimated as over…

Understanding The Financial & Logistical Side Of Being A Blogger (And Some Free …

Being self employed was never going to be easy, but the positives definitely outweigh the negatives. Having the freedom and flexibility to do what you want when you want, prioritising what’s important to you as an individual and working towards…

What Does The Demise Of Glamour Magazine Mean For Both Print & Digital …

It’s been a pretty depressing outlook for the majority of print media over the last few years. Titles closing, jobs being consolidated and fewer and fewer outlets providing real quality journalism that doesn’t just re-hash the same sex tips every…

The Blog Is King: Why Your Own Platform Will Be Crucial To …

During the birth of the bloggersphere all you needed was the ability to type; the focus was on documenting your life or passions, with little thought for design or visual appeal. We collectively opened up blogspot accounts and set about…

How To Create Kick-Ass Sponsored Content That Your Readers Will Love Every …

One of the hottest topics in the bloggersphere right now is undoubtedly sponsored content. As we digital influencers continue to thrive, to find our feet and realise the potential we hold, more and more brands are choosing to swap their…

Why We Should All Be Supporting & Celebrating Our Fave Bloggers Sponsored Content

The next time you open a magazine or newspaper, watch your favourite television programme or sit down to immerse yourself in the newest Hollywood blockbuster, count how many advertisements you have to pass before you get to the bit you…

I’m Launching A Podcast! Discover ‘Made Online’ & The Inspirational Stories I’…

Podcasts are definitely a current obsession of mine; they keep me company (and motivated) in the gym, they pass the time on long journeys and they stimulate my brain when I’ve got a tonne of mind-numbing photos to take. I…

The Dodgy Brand Tactics Influencers Need To Be Aware Of (And Protect …

I definitely feel like we’re at a bit of a crossroads in the bloggersphere. For so long we’ve been on an upward curve of positivity, commerciality and opportunity, but all of a sudden we collectively seem to be faced with…

Want To Turn Your Blog Into A Full Time Career? Here’s …

As blogs provide an increasing way to connect with like-minded individuals and digest information in a new way, more and more homegrown talents are turning their sites into a way of achieving their dreams. Women (and men) are carving out…