We Need To Have A Chat About Brand-Blogger Relationships In 2019

How To Work Effectively With Influencers For Long-Term Success I’ve been doing this a long time. I launched my blog nine years ago and since then I’ve worked with a huge number of brands to feature thousands of products and…

Five Quick & Easy Ways To Give Your Blog A Refresh

You may have read my post about 2019 being the ‘year of the blog’ or you may have yourself felt the increase in interest, engagement and passion around your favourite sites. You may have realised after last week’s Instagram fall-out…

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…

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…

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…

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…