On going freelance

Well. What a strange few weeks it has been. I have been freelance for twenty-five days. Not long – but I’ve learnt a lot so far. Making the jump was something that I thought long and hard over and tormented myself with: I knew what I wanted to do, I was just too scared to do it. It’s not a decision to be taken lightly and I had to think… View Post

Using social media to promote your blog

Social media made up 40% of my website referral traffic last year. My top referrer of all has been, and continues to be, Twitter. As someone who has worked in digital marketing for the last four years, I, of course, see the value in social media. When I first started my blog back in 2015, one of the first things I did was create new social accounts. If you want… View Post

But am I a real blogger?

I seem to be stuck in a bit of a blogging rut. I love blogging, I love the people I’ve met because of it, I’m grateful for the friends, support, awards, opportunities I’ve had, but I can’t help but feel like I’m not a real blogger. I don’t have the money for Gucci belts, new outfits every week, photoshoots for said new outfits every week, or to go brunching every… View Post

Making friends as a twenty-something

I’ve been thinking for a while about whether I actually wanted to write this post, but when I tweeted something earlier this week I noticed that a lot of people seemed to relate to my issue and decided it would therefore be worth writing. It’s really bloody hard to make friends (and socialise) as a twenty-something non drinker. Bit embarrassing to write really. But it seems like most people my… View Post

Wanting Success as a Woman

I think success has different meanings for different people. For some, it’s having lots of money and a fruitful career. For some, it’s happiness and marriage and family life. For me, it’s both. I feel like still, in 2018, wanting a successful career as a young woman is seen as not the done thing. I think people still associate high flying careers with men. Men are still seen as the… View Post