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Blog Makeovers, Blog Tips

Working On: Blog & Website Designs

Yesterday I wrote a post about not really knowing where I was up to and what I was doing. January does that! Then I realised derrr I DO know exactly what I need to work on this year – my Blog & Web Design Business. If you’re new to my blog then you may not know that’s another fun thing I like to do in my spare time. Here’s another business of mine called The Media Maid which I launched in 2010. I don’t usually spruik about it too much on my blog here, but maybe I should be! So, in 2015 I did actually work a lot in the background designing WordPress blogs and websites. I have been working closely…

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Blog Tips

How To Start A Lifestyle Blog

Hi there! So you’ve been thinking about starting a WordPress Lifestyle Blog? Well today I am going to show you how to do that in 3 easy steps and you’ll be on your way to creating that dream blog in a matter of minutes! There are THREE easy Steps: Domain Name and Hosting Installing WordPress Making it look awesome   Disclaimer – some of the links below are attached to affiliate programs where I will receive commission. I have also personally used all of these platforms and only recommend what I know will work for you too. Let’s get started… 1. Domain and Hosting Firstly, you need to pick a domain. Maybe you have something in mind you like? Check first to see if it’s available. It could be your name or a business….

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Blog Tips

How to drive traffic to your blog

Today I thought I’d give bloggers a couple of tips on how to drive traffic to your site. I’ve been blogging for 9 years so I’ve learnt a lot and I’ve seen a stack of changes on how blogs look and work. I am always trying to get new readers too, so I often scan blog topics on how to improve my own reach. The blogosphere is a big and busy world with over 200 million blogs and it’s growing. Starting a blog is easy – anyone can do that, but how do you actually get people to read it? There’s no easy fix or formula and it does take a lot of work. The content you write is what will keep readers…

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Blog Tips, Good stuff, Home Tips

I started a new Facebook group!

Howdy! Soooo because I don’t already have enough social media in my life I decided to start a new Facebook group where anyone can post in it! Come and join? I’m sure you’re in lots of Facebook groups already and you know how it works! Start a topic, post a photo, ask a question…. Maybe you’re building a new house and want to ask something? Share your painting efforts? Tell us about a recipe? Maybe you’ve seen a good bargain? It’s all about DIY, interiors, health, motivation, organising, building/renovating… It’s brand new and has nothing in it, so be the first ones to kick it off! xx I’d love to have you over there. Click here to join and don’t…

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Blog Tips

30 Blog Topic Ideas

Follow my blog with Bloglovin   Hi there! If you’re like me and sometimes you get stuck for ideas on what to blog about, then today I thought I’d wrack my brain and give you some prompts… I went back over some of my old posts, looked at other blogs and flicked a couple of newsy sites to come up with these ideas… What’s something you wish you could do? Motivate/inspire us Favourite colour? Best holiday you’ve ever had? What book are you reading now? Or which book could you recommend? Favourite thing to do with your kids? Or favourite thing YOU did as a kid? Share a recipe Give us some blog or social media tips Give us a…

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A day in my life, Blog Tips

Time to do more of what you love without phone data stress!

Brought to you today by Optus Family Sharing [part 2]. Last week I introduced you to a package Optus has released called Family Sharing – a mobile plan built for households so that everyone in the family can share and maximise their data. You can share ALL of your mobile plans within the house and let nothing go to waste. Pretty awesome. We’re a pretty active family. School holidays have kept me away from my usual computer workload. I had 7 boys to entertain yesterday which meant we had to get out of the house! I couldn’t use my WiFi, and I never want to miss an Instagram moment, so the data on my phone gets a good workout… We also…

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A day in my life, Blog Tips

We talk about data and internet so often [and never have enough!]

Brought to you today by Optus Family Sharing [part 1]. “What’s wrong with your phone? Where’s all the data gone? MUM! Can I use your phone?! Use Dad’s phone, he has data!” These conversations are so frequent in our house! Seriously, we talk about data and internet too often. We love our internet and we don’t just confine its use to inside the home, we use it out and about too. How many mobile phones does your family have? What about an iPad which also uses data? Do you chew through it? Yes, we do too! It’s a never ending battle. I always get to 4 days out of receiving a data reboot and I can’t use it without paying more…

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Blog Tips

Guest Post: So you’ve started a blog, what next?

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by today. A few weeks ago I was swamped and decided I needed to take that next step and “employ” someone to help me. I wanted to grow my blog a little bit more but there is only one of me and not enough hours in the day to achieve my goals. I talked about it with my husband and we both agreed it was a good idea to start looking for someone who might be able to give me a hand with writing content for my blog. I had someone in mind already! Let me introduce you to Fleur from Our Urban Box. Some of you might have already read her blog, or have…

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Blog Tips

Fonts, backgrounds, product shots & so many creative things!

Are you always looking for an image, or a font, or just something of great quality you can use on your blog, or Facebook or newsletter? Well, here’s a TREMENDOUS site you might love. It’s called Creative Market and it has thousands upon thousands of fonts, images and background. This is where all the cool stuff has been hiding! Look at all those handwritten, watercolour and fancy fonts! They are so good. I’ve bought a few new ones. What about images of cool desks, computers and backgrounds? Or food shots, or product mock-ups? What if you’re selling prints, but your photos aren’t great? Well you can buy a mockup and just drop your print in to the frames. Need a…

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Blog Tips, Giveaways

Win a sidebar ad on my blog

I feel like sharing the love around and hope to give one of my readers a cool opportunity to have a spot in my sidebar for the next 5 weeks or so. All you have to do is leave me a comment below and link to your shop/service/blog… whatever you do… and I will pick a worthy winner. The size of the ad will be 300px by 250px. I don’t care if it’s animated or static. It will have to be an ad already designed and ready to go. It will also need to be of good quality and appealing to fit in with the theme of my blog. Giveaways are in accordance with my disclosure policy. CLOSED – winner announced in the comments…

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