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My 10 Favourite Instagram Accounts | Who I’m Loving on The ‘Gram

I’ve slated Instagram’s algorithm hoo ha on here lots, but I’m still hopelessly addicted to it (aren’t we all?).  So today, instead of ranting like I seem all too fond of lately, I thought I’d share some insta love and shoutout some of my absolute fave accounts.  There’s a selection here of big and small, niche and random, travel, fitness, funnies, bit of everything – there’s no set criteria for making it onto Lily’s Favourite List (big achievement that) because…

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Social Media Algorithms | The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Ooh look another blogger ranting about algorithms!  I have many a social media bone to pick, and today’s particular one is about the SM powers that be deciding what I want to see and when I see it.  So I’m not talking about the struggle to grow your accounts today, as big a deal as that is for bloggers.  Algorithms make bloggy social media shenanigans an utter pain in the arse, but the many algorithm/format changes over the last year…

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blogging, fashion

Our Changing Tastes in Blogging | What Do We Actually Want to Read and Write Anymore?

Good morning/evening/whenever the hell this goes up.  I’m writing this in the bath, on a Tuesday morning, jotting notes in a new notebook that I seriously hope I don’t now drop in the water.  It almost seems more risky than holding my phone.  I wonder how many phones have been casualties of trying to take a cute bath snap and slipping because your bath bomb made the bottom all slidey? I’m aiming to spend less time aimlessly scrolling (at what…

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How I Shoot and Edit My Photos | Current Photography and Instagram Style

Being a blogger means, by default, you become a bit obsessed with imagery.  Even before blogging I did my own little ‘365 photographs’ challenges on Flickr and was forever playing around with my camera (if you really fancy a giggle, check out these), and it’s just always been a ‘thing’ of mine since I used to take my camera into school to take photos of everyone on the last day lol. I’d like to think I’ve improved a little since…

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3 years of blogging | 3 years in numbers

Brunette wearing dungarees and Bardot top. Teen outfit

3 years of blogging.  That went quickly!  I’ve well and truly forgotten life without it.  You mean it’s possible to not come home and crack open your laptop to blog?  That’s a thing?  My pre-blog self is my 15 year old self, and she seems like a very different person.  Lots changes in these years! 473 blog posts.  Not as many as some bloggers churn out over 3 years, but I’d say that’s still a decent amount! I can’t even…

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do you really need a niche? (and A level results)

There’s been a whole load of online hoo-ha lately about bloggers.  The twitterverse has been a minefield, and there are debates left right and centre about what bloggers are supposed to do and how they’re supposed to be.  I thought about adding my twopenneth… but decided not to go there yet!  Instead, I thought I’d have a little chat about something else blogging-related that’s puzzling me at the minute.   That being ‘blog niches’.  (Let’s just say I’m in the midst…

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6 ways to be a supportive blogger whilst growing your own blog

Laptop and Canon G7X

I’m on a mission to up my blogging game.  I’ll hazard a guess that if you have a little internet space, you are too.  We all are, no denying that!  I’d quite like to publish a bunch more posts and take better photos and become a blogging pro.  Y’know, in an ideal world.  That’d be fine and dandy. BUT.  Whilst I’m trying my damned hardest to publish more, better posts, I’ve also decided that I’m going to dedicate a good…

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