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

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?!

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How I Went from Blogger to Journalist

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!

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Let’s talk about numbers, shall we?

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…..

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Why do we always have to be first ?

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…..

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How to Use Instagram Stories to Engage your Audience

How to Use Instagram Stories to Engage your Audience

How to use Instagram Stories to find your ideal readers and engage them, boosting your blog!

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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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