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CAN YOU BE A RELATABLE INFLUENCER?

CAN YOU BE A RELATABLE INFLUENCER?

Let me start off this post by saying: I hate the term Influencer. Well, not exactly hate it, because I definitely have stumbled across Instagram feeds with hundreds of thousands of followers where every single post is an #ad – in those sorts of cases, Influencer […]

CAN WE TRUST BEAUTY INFLUENCERS?

CAN WE TRUST BEAUTY INFLUENCERS?

A question I’ve seen pop up across social media, blogs and youtube recently is – Can we trust the big beauty influencers? There have been incidents where influencers have been caught out in offensive behaviour, undisclosed sponsorships and overcharging for their own products (um, hello […]

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 […]

I'VE BEEN AWOL – HERE'S WHY…

I'VE BEEN AWOL – HERE'S WHY…

My dear readers, If you’re an avid reader (honestly, I don’t expect there to be any of you), you may have noticed that I haven’t been very active in recent weeks. I haven’t posted since December 18th and haven’t replied to a comment in just […]

THE BEAUTY BLOGGER TAG

THE BEAUTY BLOGGER TAG

I haven’t done a ‘tag’ post in so long, so when I came across the Beauty Blogger tag whilst scrolling through my feed, I added it to my ‘to-write’ list! I haven’t sneaked a look at the questions before copying them across so what you’ll […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]