Why are we so willing to criticise each other?

This post came about because, you guessed it, someone criticised my work. Again. And this time, it REALLY hurt my feelings. Something snapped. I’m writing this a bit after the fact because I was WAY too emotional and hot-headed to…

What Do You Want to be Known For?

This post was originally one of the letters I send to my newsletter every other Sunday. But it had such a nice response I thought I’d share it on my blog too. If you want to sign up to receive…


Squarespace or WordPress: Which Should you Use for your Blog?

Starting a blog? Thinking of using Squarespace? Here’s why I think Wordpress is the best platform for blogging. And you can trust me, I’ve used BOTH.

The Best Things I Did for my Blog This Year

The best things I did last year to finally get my blogging mojo back from the brink! Some of these tips are obvious and some will be oh-so obvious. But, as always, they’ll be HONEST to a fault 😉

Why you DON’T need numbers to be a successful blogger

I share my monthly stats in one of my most HONEST posts to date. Eek. PS – I earn a full-time living from blogging so don’t feel too sorry for me, okay?!

How I Went from Blogger to Journalist

I share my story of how I became an award nominated travel journalist after blogging for a few years with ZERO ‘proper’ journalist qualifications. It’s not pretty, but it’s doable!

Let’s talk about numbers, shall we?

It’s time for yet another awkward story of me losing my head, deciding to do something silly then blogging about it. This time it’s all about the Instagram follow/unfollow game…..

Why do we always have to be first ?

Why do we always have to be first? I’m gonna share an embarrassing story about something I did this week…..

How To Use Instagram Stories for your Blog/Brand

How to use Instagram Stories to leverage your brand or blog. 

SEO Tips: Doing keyword research to increase organic traffic to your blog

I really struggled with this blog post title, which is ironic really, given the topic. Do as I do, not as I say I guess 😉 Seriously though, if you’re reading this you are probably pretty into SEO and trying…

How to Get Published: Everything I Know About Pitching

This is, without question, my most requested post. It’s the topic I’m asked most about and I probably get at least ten emails a week (I know, big numbers) asking me for help getting published. Often from people who’ve read my…

How to Use Social Media to Promote Your Blog

If you’re anything like me, you’ll have a love/hate relationship with social media. I hate the way I am sucked into it. I’ve lost hours, days and maybe even weeks browsing this timeline or that inanely not knowing how I got…

Feeling Stuck

You know when you have all the ideas in your head, but you can’t seem to action them? When you have something on your to-do list errrrrrry damn day, every damn week and maybe even every damn month and you…

A Simple Guide to SEO for your Blog

Okay you guys, I’ve got a confession to make. I don’t really worry about SEO. If, at this stage, you think: ‘Why the holy crap are you telling us to worry about it then?’ I totally get it. It directly contravenes…

My BEST Photography Tips: The FUN Stuff (Composition, Editing & Faffing)

If you caught part one of this post last week I hope you’re now shooting in manual, or at least experimenting with your camera settings a little. If not, head on over here to catch up on the techy stuff.…