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AM I A BASIC BLOGGER?

AM I A BASIC BLOGGER?

Scrolling aimlessly through Twitter one day (you can follow me if you like random retweets and nonsense) I noticed a few popular tweets talking about stereotypical bloggers. Use rose gold, marble, fake flowers and bits of gold jewellery in a flatlay? Be overly positive about […]

UPDATE: YOUTUBE & BLOG GOALS / 2017

UPDATE: YOUTUBE & BLOG GOALS / 2017

Edit: I found this post whilst going through some old posts – to check for dead links, etcetera – and thought it might be interesting to see if I actually achieved some of my 2017 goals. I’m hoping I did, otherwise I’m going to be […]

MAKING TIME FOR BLOGGING

MAKING TIME FOR BLOGGING

The irony is not lost on me that I have had to put off writing this post for five days. Blogging, despite being my original passion, has taken somewhat of a back seat recently, coming in second to my YouTube channels where my working day is […]

WELCOME TO HOLLIFE.CO.UK

If you’ve been particularly observant, you’ll have realised that hollifeblog.com is now hollife.co.uk. I’m still learning about being self-hosted and I’m tweaking things here and there, but hopefully things are all up-and-running. Thank you for your continued support! I’ll be back in 2018 with the […]

5 MISTAKES SMALL YOUTUBERS MAKE

5 MISTAKES SMALL YOUTUBERS MAKE

YouTube is hard. So much harder than anyone who doesn’t do YouTube thinks. It requires a tonne of hard work, perseverance, time and luck to strike it big; it’s so much harder now to gain traction and a following than it used to be as there’s so […]

355 BEAUTY + LIFESTYLE BLOG POST IDEAS

355 BEAUTY + LIFESTYLE BLOG POST IDEAS

Earlier this year I wrote a post with 160 blog ideas. Since then, I’ve come up with just a few more (okay, quite a lot more; almost 200 more in fact) and I thought I’d share them with you, including the original 160. Feel free […]

A YEAR OF BLOGGING

A YEAR OF BLOGGING

On 1st August 2016, I wrote my first blog post on what was then happyhollife.wordpress.com, not really knowing where the blog was headed or really knowing if I would even continue with it past September. I wasn’t used to the style of writing that blogging […]

NEW BEAUTY BLOGGER GROUP!!!!

NEW BEAUTY BLOGGER GROUP!!!!

Too many facebook blogger groups get bombarded with link drops, bots and spam, rather than focusing on building a community of bloggers – which is really what blogging is all about – so I’ve decided to take matters into my own hands and create a […]

COMMON BLOGGER MISTAKES & HOW TO AVOID THEM

COMMON BLOGGER MISTAKES & HOW TO AVOID THEM

There are no real right and wrongs in blogging, but there are mistakes to grow and learn from. Some see mistakes as a rite of passage, but for new bloggers who are wanting to avoid rather than embrace them, here’s what you can do. NO […]

BLOG REVAMP & RE-MOTIVATION

BLOG REVAMP & RE-MOTIVATION

If you’ve read my Cyprus ‘travel diary’, where I mentioned briefly how the trip had conjured up some new inspiration and a desire to change the way I blog and my style of post. “The trip gave me more than just a tan, and you […]