A Bloggers Survival Guide

I’ve noticed since I started to share some of my blogging tips that these posts get a great response from you guys. So I’ve decided this week to do a round up of all the posts I’ve done so far for you to keep as a reference, a bloggers survival guide if you will.

Do let me know if there is anything in particular that you want me to post about or anything you can’t get your head round and I will put it on my list!!

A Bloggers Survival Guide

Bloggers Survival Guide : SEO

5 Ridiculously Easy SEO Tips

In this post I list the top 5 SEO tips that you probably haven’t even thought of and are so easy you could action them all right now! This is definitely step one in the bloggers survival guide and will get you well on your way to the SEO highway . . god I’m such a loser.

5 Ridiculously Easy SEO Tips

5 WordPress Plugins All Bloggers Need

This is pretty useless if you aren’t on WordPress, though saying that, I am sure that other hosts will have their own versions of plugins so that you can swap and change things to personalise your page. Just take each concept and find a way to action it on your own site.

These plugins will make your blogging life easier whilst boosting your SEO and most important of all, keeping the reader interested!

5 WordPress Plugins All Bloggers Need

How To Lower Your Bounce Rate In 5 Simple Steps

Ah, the pesky bounce rate. I managed to ace mine purely by fluke, I don’t know if it’s just that I have well and truly found my niche – of course that helps. But I do know that I have made some changes based on what I had read about getting followers not improving your bounce rate. Though looking back, I suppose the two go hand in hand.

With these small steps my bounce rate has fallen from around 60% to less than 1% . . honestly sometimes I think theres a technical glitch for it to be so low but I can see in real time on Google Analytics that people stay on my blog for a while, the key is to keep them interested!

How To Lower Your Bounce Rate In 5 Simple Steps

Bloggers Survival Guide : Blogging Tips

5 Steps To A Killer Blog Title

Blog titles and photos are two of the most important aspects to your post. Sure the writing has to be good because thats what keeps people interested and coming back to see what you’ve got to say. But lets face it, people do judge a book by it’s cover and your internet cover is the first image on your post and the title, if it ain’t catchy they ain’t reading it!

5 Steps To A Killer Blog Title

Blogging Tips // Getting Started

This is an old post I did a fair while ago so please don’t judge. I thought I would still add it in though as these are the steps I went through when setting up my blog and some of the key points for a newbie blogger that I felt at the time were very useful!

Blogging Tips // Getting Started

Blogging Tips // Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me

This is a post I did recently and feel quite strongly about. Some bloggers are super helpful, kind and sharing when it comes to blogging tips . . take me for example. Whereas in my experience, there are others that will tell you the generic blogging tips “be yourself, stay true, do it for the love of it, use keywords” all of the general stuff that is oh so obvious. These bloggers don’t like sharing their tips, obviously they are helpful pieces of information but they’re not insightful in any way, shape or form.

So here are the tips I wish someone had told me earlier on, they may not be mind blowing but they’re the things I think will help!

Blogging Tips // Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me

A bloggers survival guide

Bloggers Survival Guide : Instagram

How To Create the Perfect Flatlay

If you follow me on instagram you’ll have noticed that I’m pretty partial to a flatlay. As with everything I thought I would share the wealth and give some of my top tips on how I go about creating them. I’m not sure if a flatlay is to everyones taste but if its your bag then go and take a little look!

How To Create The Perfect Flatlay

How I Edit My Instagram Photos

This is something people ask me all the time so it’s pretty handy having a post that I can refer them too! I do vary this with every photo depending on lighting etc but this is how I edit my photos as a rule!

How I Edit My Instagram Photos

How To Build Your Instagram Following

Another one I’m asked about a lot, and something to be honest is pretty natural, is how to build your instagram following. Of course it comes with time, but there are a few handy tips and tricks I’ve learnt over time that help to boost your following and most importantly of all, get your name out there and build your own little network!

How To Build Your Instagram Following

Bloggers Survival Guide Part 2

Coming soon to a blog near you! I’m doing blogging tips on a weekly basis now every Thursday so make sure you follow me on Bloglovin to stay up to date. It’s also great because you can save posts to read later if you haven’t got time to read them there and then!

I am also now on Youtube and am hoping to have a blogging Q&A up soon if I haven’t already got it up so make sure you subscribe so you don’t miss out!



  1. Lisa Santos
    10th March 2016 / 5:29 pm

    I love posts about blogging tips.. even if it is around the same subject, everyone has something different to teach and I always get new tips and tricks from reading them. x

    • 17th March 2016 / 1:26 pm

      So true! I think it’s great to hear each persons take on it!

  2. Aimée Julia Cottle
    10th March 2016 / 7:35 pm

    As a relatively new blogger (coming up to my first blog birthday!) I love these kinds of blogging tips posts as they always teach me something I didn’t know, or answer a question I didn’t even know I had! Saved this to come back in the future! x http://www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

    • 17th March 2016 / 1:26 pm

      Hun! I’ve only been doing it for just under a year too! We’re blogging twins!

  3. Yiotou_La
    11th March 2016 / 11:05 am

    As a new blogger, I read these kind of posts all the time because I want to improve my blog and learn new tricks and tips about blogging! Thank you 🙂


    • 17th March 2016 / 1:25 pm

      I’m so glad you liked it and found it helpful hun! I do blogging tips every Thursday now so make sure you come back for them or follow me on bloglovin so you don’t forget!

  4. 13th March 2016 / 11:50 am

    This round up is brilliant, I’ve already checked out quite a few and this is a great reference guide to catch up on the rest. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Issy | MissIsGoode xox

    • 17th March 2016 / 1:24 pm

      Ah glad you liked it and found fit helpful hun! I’m doing gbloggin tip posts every thursday now so make sure you come back for them or follow me on bloglovin as a reminder! Also happy to do a post on a particular topic if there’s something you’re dying to know!

  5. Caroline
    13th March 2016 / 1:48 pm

    Fab idea of a round up. Think I’d not read your instagram ones, so just caught up, as I’m really trying to focus on my pictures and following there at the moment! 🙂


    • 17th March 2016 / 1:23 pm

      Ah glad you liked it hun! Those instagram ones are old but I think they’r still relevant! For me tagging brands in my pictures and using their hashtags is a great way to get reposted, reposts definitely get me the most followers!

  6. AP the PA
    13th March 2016 / 6:45 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this! This is the most helpful post I’ve seen since I started blogging just a month ago. I’m grateful to you for sharing so many wonderful tips and for making a newbie’s life easier 🙂 I do have one (possibly silly) question for you though! How do you sign off your name like that at the end of each post? I’ve been trying to come up with a way for my blog posts but have been unsuccessful so far. Thank you once again!

    • 17th March 2016 / 1:22 pm

      Oh I’m so glad you liked it lovely! Make sure you follow me on bloglovin as I do these blogging tips posts every Thursday now! If you have any particular questions then let me know as well and I will try and do a post on that topic!

    • 17th March 2016 / 1:20 pm

      Thanks hun! Make sure your subscribed because I do blogging tips every thursday! I’m also happy to do any on a particular topic if theres one you are particularly interested in!

    • 17th March 2016 / 1:18 pm

      No problem! Thanks for reading lovely!

  7. 17th March 2016 / 1:19 pm

    Glad you liked it! I do blogging tips every Thursday so keep an eye out for the new ones as well! Also if there is anything I haven’t covered that you would like me to I always love getting requests!

  8. Sara
    18th March 2016 / 12:41 am

    This post was so helpful and has motivated me 100% to get back into the blogging world. xo

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