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IS BLOGGING BECOMING ALL A BIT TOO SERIOUS?

WHEN I first started this very blog back in 2012, I had no idea where it would take me. If indeed anywhere! I had no objectives or game plans, no goals to meet or things I ‘had to do’, just a real urge to write honestly about what it feels like – from my perspective- to be a woman in this world.

A BOOK UPDATE ( & A SNEAK PEEK AT THE COVER!)

JOHN Lennon once said, “life is what happens to you when you’re busy making other plans.” And let’s face it, the guy has a point.

WANNA DITCH YOUR BLOG? READ THIS.

You’ve had it. The blog’s had it. Enough is enough.

HOW TO DEAL WITH THE ‘DARK SIDE’ OF BLOGGING

A FEW months ago, I considered quitting blogging. Wrapping my creative baby up and taking her away from the online world. It happens every so often. Four years into Pouting In Heels and I’m well aware that every so often, when things turn a darker shade, I find myself in the ‘should I quit?!’ position.

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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KEEPING THE FAITH WHEN YOU WORK FOR YOURSELF (BUT HAVE NO WORK COMING IN)

THAT fear you feel when you have no work coming in? I know it well. Very well. I’ve been freelancing for six years now, making money from my blog for the last 18 months or so and still, I fear THAT fear. When work is quiet. When my inbox is manageable. When my bank balance looks piteously low or I’m in the red. I’ve been there more times than I

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25 PRACTICAL SECRETS FOR A LOVELIER LIFE (AND YOU!)

KEEPING going with the New Year vibe still, today I’m sharing some secrets. Woop, woop! Of the practical kind. The stuff that has worked for me over the years. The little changes I’ve made or things I do on a regular basis which work a treat! And which will, I promise you, help to make you and your life, a little lovelier this year. (Or perhaps a lot!) I’m very

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SEVEN THINGS THAT STOP ME READING YOUR BLOG

THERE are millions of blogs out there. Millions. Millions of people sharing their stories, giving intimate glimpses of their lives and hoping to be noticed. It’s hard to get your blog out there. It takes time, effort, resilience, creativity and bags of determination. But if you’re not careful, a couple of bad moves (or one if you’re unlucky) and all that hard work of yours can go to pot. Attracting people

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