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The ONE SEO Trick That Will Improve Your Blog

The ONE SEO Trick That Will Improve 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…

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How to pitch and write for magazines (and get paid!)

How to pitch and write for magazines (and get paid!)

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…

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How to Use Social Media to Promote Your Blog the SIMPLE Way!

How to Use Social Media to Promote Your Blog the SIMPLE Way!

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…

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What to do when you run out of blogging ideas

What to do when you run out of blogging ideas

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…

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A Simple Guide to SEO for your Blog

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…

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

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.…

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My BEST Photography Tips: The Technical Stuff (& free PDF!)

My BEST Photography Tips: The Technical Stuff (& free PDF!)

I’ve been reading a really awesome book by Brene Brown, which you may already know, called Daring Greatly. In it, she talks about the power of vulnerability and the nightmare that is shame. If you think I’ve gone hugely off topic, stay…

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Five Ways I Deal With Writer’s Block

Five Ways I Deal With Writer’s Block

You’ll probably have found yourself hitting a rut at some point in your blogging journey and if you’re reading this post it’s likely that moment is right now. It’ll come out of nowhere and fester, irritating you day and night until…

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How to use Google Analytics to Track your Blog’s Success (& bonus e-book!)

How to use Google Analytics to Track your Blog’s Success (& bonus …

I actually wasn’t planning on writing this post, but after having such an overwhelming response to my post last week I changed my mind. If you missed it, I wrote a really simple, transparent post about the five things that…

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Five Things That Helped Me Grow My Blog

Five Things That Helped Me Grow My Blog

I know I talk a lot about what won’t help you in your blogging journey, but it struck me I rarely share what I think might actually boost your blog. I wholeheartedly believe in sharing knowledge — it’s why I…

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On Blogging & Staying Authentic

On Blogging & Staying Authentic

Who is your favourite blogger? Why? I’m presuming that as you are reading this blog you have an interest in blogs in general, but maybe not. Either way, why do you like the blogs you like? Why do you hate…

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No Niche

No Niche

A strange title, I’ll grant you that. What on earth is this post about? Hmmmm, actually it’s probably another of my waffly rambles about not-a-lot-at-all. When I started blogging, it was a hobby. And when I realised I could make…

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Five Things I’ve Learned About Blogging

Five Things I’ve Learned About Blogging

I hear the words: ‘I think I might start a blog’ all the time. And mostly, people qualify it with: ‘But I’d never keep it up’ or something equally as self deprecating. But here’s a little truth for you all:…

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Digital Detoxin’

Digital Detoxin’

I really struggled to sit down and write this post for some reason. I think it’s because I don’t quite know whether anyone wants to read it. But it’s something I’ve been thinking about a lot, so it makes sense…

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The Business of Blogging

The Business of Blogging

I went through a phase recently, of being a little ashamed of being a blogger. As a fully paid up journalist I felt a little bit ‘above’ where I came from, and that doesn’t make me feel one bit proud…

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