Any blogger, writer, artist . . basically anyone who has to constantly come up with some form of content, will have experienced some form of block. As a blogger, I am focusing this post on the dreaded bloggers block. These tips however, could be transferable – not used that word since I wrote my CV. Bloggers Block Cure #1 – Ideas Posts I don’t know if you know about this, and if you don’t know, when you do know, you’ll be glad you know… you know? There are piles and piles of posts about posts. Bloggers blogging about potential blog posts other bloggers can use . . are you keeping up? Basically, these posts are lists of generic blog post ideas. I have used a couple of these ideas in the past and have a list on my phone that I can resort to if I am having a total mental block. I’ll add a list of lists below for you to check out! I usually take the concept and twist it slightly to fit in with my style and format, so ‘how to look good with minimal effort‘ translates to ‘easy make up tips’ if you catch my drift. 105 Blogpost Ideas – It Starts With Coffee 113 Ideas For A Blog Post – Thirteen Thoughts 113 (More) Blogpost Ideas – Thirteen Thoughts   Bloggers Block Cure #2 : Magazines Magazines are a great source of inspo. Not only are they good for keeping up with trends but you can also see whats coming in to stores and read topical discussions, something you may want to voice your opinion on in your blog. I personally love store magazines and find them great for inspo. I know you would probably think that they were just promoting their own products which, lets face it they are, but they’re also great for emerging trends and styling ideas. Personally, just looking at this pastel filled page fills me with inspiration, bloggers block be gone!   Bloggers Block #3 : Pinterest Pinterest is such a generic bloggers block post idea, I know that, but it’s undeniably a great way of gathering and saving inspiration. I have boards for anything and everything, If I like a look, I pin it, If I like the way something’s shot, I pin it, if I’m loving a trend, I pin it . . are you starting to get the hang of this? Don’t forget to follow me on Pinterest to keep up to date with whats inspiring me! Bloggers Block #4 : Read Other Blogs Reading other blogs always gives me tons of inspiration for posts. Now let me be clear here, by no means am I condoning copying, why would you want to write something that someone else has done before? Let alone think about the time and effort they went into to create it . .don’t be that guy. Being inspired is a whole different ball game to copying. Similarly to the post ideas blog posts, you can use the idea to create…

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Style Heroes With Dorothy Perkins

Style heroes are kinda my thing, I guess I see style heroes as another way of describing wardrobe essentials, the backbone of my style. So when Dorothy Perkins got in touch about participating in a styling competition based around this seasons style heroes how oh how could I ever resist?! So basically, enjoy the post, see how I styled up my denim shirt dress – 100% one of my spring style heroes and most importantly of all, keep an eye out on Dorothy Perkins Instagram and make sure you vote for me! Spring Style Heroes For me, spring is all about layering, I probably have said that in a post at some point or other with each season inserted. Layering is great at any point but no time more than Spring. It’s getting warm enough to brave cold legs – if you’re as brave as me that is – and some layering can make you look Spring ready without catching your death. I was dreading shooting this look when I woke up to frost . .frost. . on the floor, but this blanket scarf not only finishes this look off perfectly, but it’s also pretty damn warm. Hand’s up who forgot how effortlessly chic and warm a blanket scarf can be?! Loving the tie detail on this dress, I didn’t know if it was too girly for me but I actually really like it and think it breaks the dress up. I have to admit I also thought that the scarf over a dress may have made me look a wee bit naked underneath but I like it, this outfit will be recycled I can promise you that! The colours on the wrap compliment the denim dress really nicely! I’m not sure if this bag and shoe combo go completely but I loved how the bag brightened up the outfit and added the finishing touch, the shoe colour may have been a bad choice as they do tend to blend into my skin. I’m picturing them with a tan and it’s looking good, I guess I’ll be starting the holiday skin sooner than I thought! p.s – I also love it when you can officially wear sunglasses as a fashion accessory again, on your head, on your neckline, they just finish the outfit off better than any necklace and give you a certain just threw this on look. *Dress : Dorothy Perkins *Wrap : Dorothy Perkins *Shoes : Dorothy Perkins *Sunglasses : Dorothy Perkins *Bag : Mango One last reminder to keep an eye out for the competition on Dorothy Perkins Instagram account and show your support!! I would also love you to follow me on Bloglovin‘, it’s a great way of staying up to date with all of my latest posts! I have a great post on when blogging block strikes coming up on Thursday!

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My February Favourites

See which products I’m loving and why I think you’ll love them too! I’m talking beauty, fashion and people, everything I have been loving this month! Shop the pieces that I’ve been loving below! Make sure you follow me on Bloglovin’ so you never miss a post and stay up to date with whats new! This week I’ve got a collaboration with Dorothy Perkins, more blogging tips and of how and why I became a stylist with some handy tips and pointers – a much requested video! You can also subscribe to my youtube channel here – I do have a blogging Q&A coming soon as promised but I wasn’t happy with how it turned out so I’m going to re film it when I next get chance!!!!

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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!! 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…

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