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Best Camera Phone on the Market For Bloggers

I’m currently looking into mobile phones, and as a blogger one of my top priorities is taking good shots, so I’m on the search for the best camera phone on the market. Mine’s not actually due for renewal for another six months, but I fear I’m going to have to bite the bullet sooner than that. Why do I need to replace my mobile? My baby girl  ...

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Reflections and Projections 2017/18

Well, all in all it’s been quite a year…though perhaps not entirely in the way I’d anticipated professionally! That’s not to say I’ve not had a good year, because actually, it’s been great. But, looking back at my hopes for the blog, it’s fair to say I was expecting rather a lot of myself with a new  ...

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Interview With the Very Brilliant Gylisa Jayne

If you follow my Facebook page, you’ll have noticed me sharing some hugely inspiring posts by an insightful and whip-smart blogger. At just 25, she’s not only hilarious, she also demonstrates incredible wisdom. The woman exudes ‘cool’ and she is very much a rising star. Today I’m delighted and privileged to be  ...

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How to Use BoardBooster with Pinterest to Supercharge Your Traffic!

Last week I shared my tips for getting your Pinterest account up to scratch in order to start driving traffic to your website. In my Boardbooster tutorial, I’m going to go through the details of how to take away the headache which is maintenance, using an incredible resource which helped me to double my traffic in one month. When the lovely  ...

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How I Nailed Pinterest and Doubled My Blog Traffic in One Month

Pinterest – what a surprise to be writing about this as someone who can offer up advice! A few short months ago I felt completely clueless about this platform and how to make it work for my blog – but I was aware the rewards could be massive and was keen to learn how to increase Pinterest traffic. Fast forward just 60 days and I  ...

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Reflections and Projections 2016/17

Last year I wrote – admittedly in fairly loose terms – about my hopes and dreams for 2016. Revisiting that post, I see I had so much still to learn I didn’t know what I wanted to achieve. But with the end of the year drawing near, I want to reflect to see how far I’ve come both personally and professionally.  ...

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So, You Want to Publish an eBook? 

So you’ve written a book, huh? I bet you never thought you’d get there, am I right? And now, the obvious next step is to hit publish and then cross your fingers that there’s a you-like hole in the literary world just waiting to eat up your words and make you famous. Or at least rich (though both would be nice). So  ...

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What Everybody Needs to Know About Blogging 

When I first started out blogging, I’ll hold up my hands and admit I did not have the first inkling of what lay ahead. Had I done, I imagine I’d have quit right there and then. Because what everybody needs to know about blogging is that it’s damn hard work. It takes us away from our families; it is all consuming; we have to  ...

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Blog Like a Boss: The Blog Admin You Need to Nail

Last week I shared my top tips for newbies. Hopefully you’ll have found those useful and be pleased to know I’m back with more – this time focusing on blog admin you need to nail. I split that original post in two because I’ve crammed a ton of information into each of them and don’t want to overwhelm you! With that in mind, I’m going to  ...

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