Posts by KatieP

MY SEVEN GREATEST BLOGGING SINS (TO DATE)

A FEW days ago I delivered my first ever workshop! A 2.5hr blogging workshop bonanza in my home town of Barnsley to an eager, enthusiastic and absolutely lovely group. During it I chatted about my personal experience as a blogger, how I’ve made it to the level of ‘professional blogger’ (by that I mean, I do it professionally as a living) and talked about the importance of creating great content,

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DO YOU CELEBRATE OTHER WOMEN?

TRUTHFULLY, hand on heart, do you? Or do you secretly envy other women or perhaps even despise them because they have something which you do not. Because you view their lives as being better than yours. Or because you view them as being better than you. Celebrating. Praising. Supporting. Loving. When it comes to other women, do you do these things? And if you do them a bit, or at

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CAN YOU HELP MARIE CURIE RAISE MONEY?

LAST year I lost a close friend of mine. The husband of one of my dearest friends. He sadly passed away last October from terminal cancer and in his last weeks, it was nurses from Marie Curie who helped my friend look after him at home. Marie Curie do amazing work like this all of the time, helping people who have come to the end of their lives, and their

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HOW TO BE #WOMANKIND (BECAUSE SO MANY OF US REALLY SUCK AT IT)

I KICKED off my blog this year with a simple request. That we all try a little bit harder to be kind to ourselves. (Because it’s not always easy is it?) So when I was asked to get involved with an utterly fantastic campaign which is actively encouraging women to do more of this, you can bet your bottom dollar that I shouted ‘hell yeah!’ as women’s happiness is something

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FOR ELSIE: ‘WHEN YOU SLEEP’

WHEN you sleep, I spend ages marvelling at your face. As it’s still the most beautiful I have ever seen. And I smile as my eyes gaze on the one tiny freckle that’s dotted on your forehead, a pretty reminder of the fun we had last year on holiday in the sunshine. When you sleep, I watch your chest rise and fall. And if your breathing becomes too quiet or

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DEAR KATE…HOW DO I GET MORE FREELANCE WORK?

IT’S that time of the month again, when I try and share some wisdom! Yes folks, welcome to my agony aunt column, ‘problem’ number two. (If you missed it, here’s number one.) This letter came in a few weeks ago from a lovely reader and it’s one I’ve been really looking forward to answer, as to be honest, when it comes to the world of freelancing, I could talk about

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TWO LONDON SIGHTSEEING PASSES UP FOR GRABS!

I LOVE London. Every time I visit – often for work, sometimes for pleasure – I discover something new or come across a part of the city which makes my heart flutter. Which is why I’m thrilled to bring you a lovely competition today, which will enable you to go and have fun in our capital for FREE!

A BEAUTY VLOG: HOW TO DO A DAY TIME ‘SMOKEY EYE’

YOU’VE asked, I’ve listened! For ages now, women have been getting in touch with me on social media to ask me to share how I do my eye make up. So as someone who adores eye make up, how could I refuse?!

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