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7 Tips for Taking Pictures of Your Home for Instagram

7 Tips for Taking Pictures of Your Home for Instagram

Do you remember long long ago when Instagram first started and it was all about taking pictures 'in the moment'? After all, that's where the 'Insta' part of the app's name came from. I look back at my earliest shots now and wonder what on earth I was thinking but I...

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The Trouble with Instagram

The Trouble with Instagram

First things first, buckle in because this is a long one. I've had so many different thoughts about Instagram over the last few years and I just felt the need to get it all out of my system. Go get yourself a nice cup of something hot or something cold (no judgement)...

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8 Productivity Hacks for Freelancers

8 Productivity Hacks for Freelancers

For all the many, many joys of working for myself, it does have its occasional downsides. Staying motivated when you have no one to answer to but yourself is one of the more difficult ones. I admit, there are some days where I get to the end of the day and wonder what...

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Why I Hate Being Called an ‘Influencer’

Why I Hate Being Called an ‘Influencer’

Ughhh... "Influencer". I swear every time I hear that word, I die a little inside. The word is pretty new, after all, and I've been doing this blogging lark for more than 8 years. I never got into it to make money and while the blog has grown and yes, opportunities...

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Something for the Weekend: January 2018

Something for the Weekend: January 2018

So I ended up skipping out on my Something for the Weekend for December because I took a break between Christmas and New Year and I was planning on posting this last Friday but I was recovering from a bug on my sofa so that didn't happen! But hey, better late than...

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Are Bloggers Just a Bunch of Freeloaders?

Are Bloggers Just a Bunch of Freeloaders?

For the last week or so, I have been reading about the whole situation with Elle Darby - the influencer with over 80k followers on Instagram and 90k followers on YouTube who asked for a few nights' stay at a Dublin hotel in exchange for a review on her social media...

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Setting Goals for 2018

Setting Goals for 2018

So following on from my last post about looking back on the previous year, it's time to start looking forward. I've always said I'm not really into New Year's Resolutions. I just think trying to accomplish way too much in a very short space of time without any real...

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The 2017 Swoon Worthy Year in Review

The 2017 Swoon Worthy Year in Review

*pulls duvet down from face* *blinks* *yawns* *stretches*ย Oh hey, 2018. I didn't even realise you were there! Nice to meet you.ย  So, here we are - 2018 stretches before us like a brand new notebook, clean and unmarred and full of promise. After endless days of getting...

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Something for the Weekend: November 2017

Something for the Weekend: November 2017

November has been a bit of a whirlwind for me as, after months of talking about it, we finally put our house on the market to sell. And sell it has. In fact, it officially went live for sale on the afternoon of Thursday, the 9th of November and by Tuesday, the 14th,...

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Should There Be a ‘Code of Ethics’ for Bloggers?

Should There Be a ‘Code of Ethics’ for Bloggers?

Long ago, when I first started my blog back in 2010, things were simpler. There was no Pinterest, there was no Instagram. There were no emails from companies wanting to work with me as an influencer. In fact, the whole concept of an 'influencer' wasn't even something...

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