I went to the #EastMidsMeetUp!

So yesterday was the day that I have been waiting for for months – the #EastMidsMeetUp! I was super excited because it was my first proper blogger event. I attended the #DerbyBloggersBrunch in May, but that was more of a casual meet up than an event. The #EastMidsMeetUp was organised by Emmie from Carpe Diem Emmie, Kirsty from Kirsty Ralph, Kirstie from Behind the Scent and Lianne from The Brunette Says and took place at Manhattan 34 in Leicester. Around 40 bloggers attended and there were some awesome brands there such as Blogosphere Magazine, Angel Eyes and Danique Hairdressing. The wonderful Charlotte…

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I’m not interested in building a mailing list, and here’s why

I see tons of posts on Pinterest and Bloglovin’ all about why I should be building a mailing list. They talk about sending newsletters and providing free resources in return for sign ups. If I’m honest the whole mailing list thing overwhelms me. I send emails and manage a mailing list at work as part of our email marketing campaigns so I know what to do. But there’s tons of reasons why, right now, promoting my blog via email just isn’t for me. Time I struggle fitting in writing blog posts, taking and designing featured images and blog promotion. So the…

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I’ve changed my mind about Instagram themes

Just recently I’ve seen tons of bloggers posting and tweeting about Instagram themes. Until a couple of weeks ago I had no idea what an Instagram theme was. I thought I must have missed another life changing update or something, but it turns out I didn’t. If you follow me on Instagram then you don’t need me to tell you that I don’t have a theme because it’s plain to see! I don’t post very often and when I do it’s kinda random, maybe something I’m eating or a place I’ve been to. I don’t put much thought into Instagram,…

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Have you seen my new blog header?!

For a few months now my blog header hasn’t really been a header as such. It’s just sorta been text, plain and boring text. Well all that’s changed now because I’ve got a beautiful new header full of all the things I love! I contacted Claire from Aloha Lola Cards because I was tired of having a boring blog header. I wanted something bright and colourful and something that represented me and my blog. I knew I could never design something myself, plus I didn’t have a clue what I wanted it to look like! Claire started off by sending…

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The Infinity Dream Awards

The lovely Renna over at Renna’s Discoveries has nominated me to take part in the Infinity Dream Awards. The Infinity Dream Awards basically involves asking and answering questions, getting to know other bloggers and spreading the blogging love! The rules are: Thank the blogger who nominated you (thank you Renna!) Share 11 facts about yourself Answer the 11 questions given to you by the blogger who nominated you Come up with 11 questions for the bloggers you nominate Nominate other bloggers 11 facts about me: I was named after a fishing boat in Whitby harbour which has since changed it’s name to Ocean…

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