The Photo Editing App you NEED to Download to Up Your Instagram Game

With all the drama surrounding Instagram at the moment, everyone seems to be sharing their top tips for when it comes to improving your following/theme/engagement/clicks… and the list goes on! While I don’t have a magic bullet for any of those things, what I do have is an app suggestion that will change your ‘gram game. It is an app that strangely nobody really mentions in their ‘top five photo editing apps’ posts, as it is actually insane! It is basically like having a simplified (but still amazing) version of photoshop on your phone. Introducing Snapseed. View Post

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How to make the most of the WordPress plugin Yoast

I still blog as a hobby, enjoying it as much as I did when I first started. However, as the blogging environment shifts towards exposure and followers, we can’t help but be swept up in it all. I admit that that isn’t the main aim of my blog as like I said, I do it as a hobby, but factors like SEO do come into play. We all want more people to read our content, so anything that can help make that easier is a bonus. That’s where the Yoast WordPress plugin comes in. View Post

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Makeup Flatlay

Admittedly when I first started on the blogging scene I didn’t have a clue. I didn’t have a clue about how to write a blog post, let alone take pictures for one! But we all have to start somewhere, and after reading lots of other blogs I soon got the inspiration to give it a try for myself. After a three years of gradual improvement, I can finally say that I am happy with where my blog is at – both written and visual wise. So I thought I would share with you a few of my top tips for product photography, that I have learnt over the past few years. This is only a flash guide, so hopefully it helps you in some way! View Post

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Asos coat and tartan scarf outfitThree years ago I was in my second year of university, and seemed to have all the time in the world to write blog posts. I think at one point I had a new blog post going live every day, which when I think about it now, is absolutely crazy! At the time I really enjoyed having so much free time and being able to fill it with blogging. The whole process of reviewing my favourite beauty products, photographing them and then writing it all up was something I loved doing. Not once did it start feeling like a chore. I had my blog schedule and routine and liked sticking to it.

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Eat Sleep Blog Repeat

First of all, Happy New Year! I hope you all celebrated in style last night. Staying in bed all day today, reading blog posts and binge watching netflix sounds like a plan…

Incase you haven’t already noticed, I haven’t been quite so active on my blog recently with my last post being towards the end of November. I hate taking breaks from blogging and messing up my posting schedule but I really just needed a break.

I have been blogging for over three years now (I think!) and since starting a full time job with hours from 9-6, it is exhausting trying to maintain a blog on the side. I was getting to the point where I was feeling so unmotivated with each of my posts and they were all beginning to feel really forced. I knew that I needed to have a break because the last thing I wanted to do was compromise the quality of my posts and put them up for the sake of it.

Another thing that was really annoying me with my blog was the fact that I wasn’t on WordPress. I work in a digital agency where the majority of our websites are based on WordPress, so coming back to my blog on blogger each time was really frustrating. Blogger was good for me when I first started blogging but it was becoming more annoying each time I realised the lack of flexibility it gave me.

It has taken me quite a while to get in moved over to WordPress but I have finally done it, all thanks to the help of Pipdig. After trying to transfer all my posts myself and ending up even more stressed, I decided it was time to get someone else onboard to do the job! Pipdig charge a fee of £95 and for this he will transfer all of your blog posts across (maintaining the same URL to maintain your SEO rankings).

The price also includes one of themes. I went for the Style and Light theme, which I am so happy with! So many little features have been added to these themes making them so easy to customise and make your own. I literally couldn’t believe it when I got access to the backend of my blog. Everything has just been made so easy!

£95 may seem a little steep initially, but the service is 100% worth it. Phil from Pipdig also got both my domain names set up (.co.uk and .com) and had my blog running within a week. There was no downtime whatsoever. My only regret is not making the move sooner!

Now my blog is up and running on WordPress I feel so much more motivated to get going again. I have written up a new blog post schedule so I know what post is going live on what day. Being organised with my posts means that I actually have time to plan them and create good quality content, which I hope you will all enjoy reading!

So in short, I am finally back and ready to start blogging again. I will be posting every Wednesday and Sunday, with posts going live at 8am on those mornings. I can’t wait to get back into it all again!

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