• Blogging

    HOW TO: Start a blog (& maintain it)

    This is a common post most bloggers end up creating – about how they survived the first few months blogging. It is crucial that in the first few months you don’t give up as they are the most challenging of all the months. After you have established a brand or started working with brands hopefully it will get easier. I’m not quite at that level yet but I am actively searching for brands to collaborate with, in 2019. Anyway, here’s my top 5 tips… 1. Make sure you have content ready BEFORE making your blog. This is important because when you first open your blog and ask people to view it, you…

  • Blogging,  Favourites

    ONE YEAR OF BLOGGING, IN 2018.

    This post is a celebration of blogging for a whole year. Am I proud? Yes. Will I continue? Yes. Do I think I can improve? Definitely. Will you join me reading my blog? I hope so! As this year has flown by so quickly, I want to look back on what I’ve learned this year blogging. Then do a brief description of what My Blog was, is & My new goals. WHAT I HAVE LEARNED: This year has been an eye-opening experience into the world of blogging. Although I have tried before in my teens it wasn’t until I fully dived into the community of books and blogs I didn’t have a…

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    Social Media – Good thing or Bad?

    Social Media is a high priority to anyone into blogging or other internet based ventures. It is such a success that if you hope to become well-known on the internet, Communities recommend you create multiple identities on sites such as Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter to get noticed. Do you use Social Media often? Are you confused by Social Media? Examples of how Social Media works you post on Instagram a photo with various comments relating to the photo. Food bloggers would have a photo of tasty and good-looking food, Fashion bloggers would have a photo shoot or pretty jewellery…etc. Underneath the photo will have “Hashtags” which relate to the photo…

  • Blogging,  Favourites

    Are you obsessed with your blog?

    When people hear you have a blog you usually have two different reactions. The first one is “OMG, Good for you trying something new, relevant and interesting to hear about!” and the second is “What are you doing with your life & why are you wasting it blogging?”. Luckily I have so far only had the first reaction with my friends and close family, except one family member. How long have you been around? This blog was started on the 15th of May 2017 on a whim to write down my thoughts about books. it has since expanded to have blogging tips and recently other reviews on different topics. I…

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    My favourite blogs 2017

    This is a post dedicated to my favourite haunts on the internet that I view regularly. I will give you an idea of their content, where to find them and social media links. Some of these are quite new to the bookish community (like I am) but some have been around for years! So in no order (as they are all fab bloggers!) …here they are: Sarah in wonderland Name: Sarah Blog: www.sarahinwonderland.co.uk / www.fromsarahlex.co.uk Twitter: @Wonderlandblogs / @fromsarahlex Content: Disability, beauty, lifestyle. Note: She has since rebranded to “From Sarah Lex”. Writing wolves Name: Lucy-May Blog: www.writingwolves.wordpress.com Twitter: @Lmgrr Content: “Chronically ill & reading” No safer place Name: Zoe Collins Blog:…

  • Blogging,  Favourites

    NEW URL: Self-hosting & update

    Hello all, This is my first post since this week I have changed to self-hosting. You don’t need to know the one & outs of the technical side of it, as even I get confused trying to explain it but basically what it has allowed me to do is drop the “.wordpress” out of my blog address URL. Hope this switch over doesn’t confuse you. Say hello to: http://welshiebooksandthoughts.com. Funny fact? I tried to change to just “books and thoughts” but found out someone else already had that URL so It’s a good job I’m welsh born so I have an excuse to carry over the “Welshie” part in my…

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    Social Media anyone?

    I think Social Media is important for keeping in touch with friends and family but this generation would be lost & confused if the internet broke or 4G didn’t on our phones. Social Media is also used a lot in the blogging community to promote posts and connect with like minded people Social media is used for a lot of different things… To contact people, you can use Facebook. For your Job-searching, you can use LinkedIn to find employers, or they find you.We also use search engines such as Google and our emails daily without even batting an eye. You can create a brand with professionally made blogs, on sites such as WordPress.Com and Blogspot. Although sometimes…