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A GUIDE TO CREATING FLATLAYS

A GUIDE TO CREATING FLATLAYS

My flatlays are nowhere near perfect, but I think I have imprved them drastically since I started blogging in August 2016. Here’s how I create them. Natural Light – I take my pictures under a large window. The best lighting is an overcast day – […]

BLOGGING ON A BUDGET – TIPS & ADVICE

BLOGGING ON A BUDGET – TIPS & ADVICE

Blogging, whilst it can be done completely freely, can easily become an expensive hobby or endeavour. However, it needn’t be (especially if you have a tight budget like me). Here are my tips for blogging on a budget. use natural daylight for lighting create lightboxes […]

HOW I PROMOTE MY BLOG

HOW I PROMOTE MY BLOG

Blog promo and getting traffic to your posts is somewhat of an art form. I’m not an expert (especially with SEO) but I do some promotion that works pretty well. I thought I’d share my ‘behind the scenes’ blog promotion tactics! I set up wordpress […]

BLOG & YOUTUBE PLANNER SETUP

BLOG & YOUTUBE PLANNER SETUP

This year I’ve started a blog planner. It’s not anything fancy, just an Asda Plain Notebook that was £4, but I’ve made it work for me. Here’s how I’ve set it up and made it work for me! I was originally going to get a […]

TIPS & ADVICE FOR NEW BLOGGERS

TIPS & ADVICE FOR NEW BLOGGERS

Technically I’m still a ‘new blogger’ – I’ve been blogging since August 2016 – but I’ve learnt a lot since I began and I thought I’d share what I know with anyone who is even newer than I am. Plan, plan, plan! Schedule posts in […]

WELCOME TO HOLLIFE.CO.UK

WELCOME TO HOLLIFE.CO.UK

[I updated this post after it went live on 09/07/2017 and again on 17/03/2018 – the original date was 01/08/2016] Happy August, and welcome to the very first post on Honestly, Holly! This blog has been a long time coming; I first created an account […]