Tag: blogging

5 Creatives to Follow to Brighten Up Your Instagram Feed

I’m having a little social media detox at the moment to give some space to focus on creating new creative projects and writing more. I know social media has a negative impact on me, so I’m being wise about how I use it. I’m still using Instagram daily, because I love my carefully curated feed […]

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Why It’s OK To Blog For Free

I took a personal step back from blogger world last year, to make room for some of my own creative projects and ideas, as well as to focus on our business and relocation to Barcelona, it’s been interesting. I did a big unfollow of a lot of uninspiring, cookie cutter type bloggers on my social networks to make room for a wider variety of creativity, if you’re bothered, you can read more about this on my Digital Detox related posts. It’s been a breath of fresh air and has provided me with a much more enjoyable and inspiring output from my (now reduced) time spent on my personal social media channels. Anyway, time for one of my rants. This time it’s been proof read several times and I spent over a week pondering it, so I hope it’s more eloquent than past rants.

However, one of the things that really hasn’t changed is the amount some bloggers complain about brands not comprehending something or complaining about brands not wanting to pay them. I’ve mostly kept quiet on this subject because I really don’t want to cause an argument or anything, it’s not my style. But, I really do think it’s important to talk about and speak up when you’ve got an opinion on anything. Negativity isn’t a helpful vibe, if we all focused more on celebrated the positive we’d all be a lot happier & get more shit done.

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Random unrelated photo of a Keith Haring mural and a dog in Barcelona taken by me. 

 

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Co-Creator @wearefoodscouts & @KitschInc. Digital Marketing & Creative Direction. Illustration, writing, creativity & style. Fan of films, TV, cartoons, colourful hair & clean beauty. Blogger since 2009.

A year on from my blog re-brand…

Facebook memories popped up today to remind me that it’s been a year now since I re-branded my blog in both name, branding and design. I thought it’d be interesting to take this moment to evaluate what difference this made to my site and if it was worth it. I know it’s one of those things that bloggers always stress over a lot, so may be helpful to some of you, I imagine this will ramble into some kind of rant too.

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Co-Creator @wearefoodscouts & @KitschInc. Digital Marketing & Creative Direction. Illustration, writing, creativity & style. Fan of films, TV, cartoons, colourful hair & clean beauty. Blogger since 2009.

Using Your Audience To Inspire Change…

I’ve been pondering this post for a while now and even now not sure how it’s going to pan out, but I felt that it was an important post to write as it applies to so many different people. What I want to discuss today is about how anyone with an audience needs to take responsibility to use that audience and influence to create goodness and positivity in the world, there’s so many ways this can be done and I don’t think we consider this enough.

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Co-Creator @wearefoodscouts & @KitschInc. Digital Marketing & Creative Direction. Illustration, writing, creativity & style. Fan of films, TV, cartoons, colourful hair & clean beauty. Blogger since 2009.

What would we be doing without blogging?

Blogging has been a massive part of my life for coming up to six years this year. It’s brought me best friends, jobs, a creative outlet, experience and all more than enough free cupcakes and lipstick. It’s also brought me school ground drama in my twenties, paranoia and unnecessary stress. Anyway, it all got me wondering about what many of us bloggers would be doing if we didn’t blog or if blogging didn’t exist.

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Co-Creator @wearefoodscouts & @KitschInc. Digital Marketing & Creative Direction. Illustration, writing, creativity & style. Fan of films, TV, cartoons, colourful hair & clean beauty. Blogger since 2009.

Miz’s New Business Cards from Simply Print

Good business cards are an essential part of any serious bloggers networking tool kit, it’s a super simple way to promote your site and social networks when you’re out and about (like real life Twitter!). They are also essential if you’re trying to get a job, I’ve always had them and it’s gotten me a […]

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Why We All Love Lists at #BBCSocial

So a few weeks ago, I was invited to speak at the BBC Academy of Journalism at MediaCity in Manchester on a panel about content curation alongside the UK Editor of Buzzfeed and the UK Country Director of Pinterest, I joined the panel as a blogger. It was a totally amazing experience and I’m so […]

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Blog Tips: Obvious Things that Bloggers Forget to Do

So, I’ve been doing blogger outreach for brands for about three years now, so therefore spend a lot of time browsing a variety of blogs. There’s a few things that always crop up as annoying as a brand, things that make it difficult for me to get in touch with a blogger or make it […]

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Moving House…

Hello everyone, hope you’re all having as wonderful a January as I am having? Seriously, don’t know what it is about 2013, but so far it’s been awesome. I’ve hit milestones and had amazing experiences and made life changes that are going to make my year 100% better than last year. Super colourful illustration found […]

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Blogging from a Tablet

My laptop has been on its last legs for about a year, I’ve been pondering about the best way to replace my laptop and have been desperate for a tablet that I can use on the go. Making a tablet my main device would mean that my laptop would just be there as a storage […]

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