• blogging

    The Problem With Posting On A Schedule

    I have a posting schedule. You probably have a posting schedule. Probably every blogger and their mum has a posting schedule. If you’re a total newbie blogger and don’t know what I’m talking about a posting schedule is essentially just a plan where you set out to post consistently on certain days of the week. It’s pretty much accepted now that posting consistently will create more traffic going to your blog and in turn make it grow. SHOULD YOU HAVE A POSTING SCHEDULE? I’ve been blogging for almost five years now and I’ve had a consistent posting schedule for most of that. While I’ve found that posting regularly did help…

  • blogging

    How To Increase Blog Traffic With StumbleUpon

    Over the past few months I’ve been using StumbleUpon to increase the traffic to my blog posts. However StumbleUpon isn’t the easiest website to use so I thought I would share some tips I’ve picked up. WHAT IS STUMBLEUPON From Wikipedia “Stumbleupon is a discovery engine that finds and recommends websites to its users”. Essentially it is a massive list of webpages that people have submitted to the site. Other users are then in turn able to vote on how interesting those webpages are. Webpages users find interesting are shown to even more users. HOW TO GET STARTED Stumbleupon is a relatively easy site to use. Once you sign up…

  • blogging

    How To Write A Blog Post

    Today I thought I would share my process for writing a blog post. It may sound like a tiny detail, but writing technically good posts really helps your blog to grow. I also have a few tips on how to make your blog posts better. Photos: The first thing I do when starting a new blog post is take the photographs. You don’t have to do it the same way but I find that being able to see the photos helps me write the blog post. You don’t need a fancy camera for taking photos, my advice is to always use the best camera you have at hand. If I’m…

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    Moving From WordPress To A Self Hosted Blog

    Recently I transferred my blog from WordPress.com to a self hosted WordPress blog. I’ve had a number of questions about this so I thought I would share my some of my thoughts on why I moved from WordPress and the advantages to going self hosted. When I first started blogging in 2013 I chose WordPress for a number of reasons. It was easier to use than Blogger, it also had more features than Tumblr. Another big factor in that decision is that it was free to use. However recently I’ve found that I wanted more control over my blog. I want to make it look and work exactly the way…

  • art & design

    How To Make A Notebook

    I love the A5 fabric journals from Paperchase and this month I decided to try and make my own. This is not going to be a tutorial as I used the videos on Sea Lemon‘s channel, but instead I am going to share what changes I made. I used the DIY Tom Riddle’s Diary tutorial but you should also check out the How to Make a Text Block tutorial if you want to try making your own diary. BOOKBINDING TUTORIAL In the video Sea Lemon uses leather, I decided to use cotton, or at least I thought I was going to be using cotton. I wanted to use Liberty of London…