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What do parent bloggers bring to the table?

August 12, 2020 admin 0

I first started blogging about 5 years ago as a hobby. I worked for an online blog where I would review beauty products and although I absolutely loved trying out new make up and face creams I knew in my heart of hearts I was not cut out to be a beauty blogger, not long term with that as my only focus anyway, so when an opportunity to review a long weekend in Scotland came […]

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What are mock ups and how can they be used?

June 1, 2020 admin 0

What are mock ups and how can they be used? When starting a new business one of the most important things to do is to share your products with your clients so that they know what it is you are offering, this is even more important if the service you offer is a creative one. Your clients need to see ideas, designs and samples in advance. They want to be able to visualise what it […]

How to make money blogging

March 20, 2019 admin 0

A little over a year ago I left my teaching job due to the stress and demands it was putting on my life and the realisation that I had less and less quality time with my family each week. After handing in my notice without a clue what I was going to do for money I decided to focus on turning my hobby of blogging in to a paid job and after 12 months of hard […]

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A personal update

February 13, 2018 admin 0

It has been one and a half months since I left my career as a teacher to become a freelance writer. It has been the quickest 6 weeks ever, it literally feels like it has passed in the blink of an eye and teaching seems such a distant memory. I miss my students, loads, people think this sounds weird but I genuinely do miss them and wonder how they are getting on. It’s a bit […]

My first experience of a blogging conference with Blogon

May 22, 2017 admin 1

On Sunday I attended my first ever blogging conference with Blogon in Manchester and to say I was a nervous wreck would be an understatement. I booked it on a whim a few months ago after a couple of glasses wine, a shot of courage and chaser of inspiration and then shut it from my ever anxious mind until the day itself. Well, that day was yesterday and I survived, just! I left with plenty […]

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Blogging – it’s not all free stuff and nights out

April 18, 2016 admin 0

When you read my blog you will see a mixture of reviews from products and events that I have paid for myself or been bought as gifts and items that have been sent to me from various PR agents in a exchange for a review. Free stuff is definitely a huge perk of being a lifestyle or beauty blogger but trust me writing a blog is not all free stuff and nights out. Over the last […]

What exactly is a lifestyle blogger?

April 16, 2016 admin 2

A couple of years ago I started a blog outlining 30 challenges I wanted to complete before I turned 30 and on completing each challenge I wrote a summary or review of how it went. I had loads of fun and really enjoyed the whole writing process but when I turned 3O the blog became a bit redundant  and after a short break I decided to start a new one, this one, The Strawberry Fountain, a […]