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BloG Design Tips for beginners

Blog Design Tips for Beginners

Want to see something funny? It’s my first-ever blog template (or a version of it, anyway: I couldn’t find the VERY first incarnation, but…

blogging tips for beginners

Blogging Tips for Beginners

Lately I’ve had a few people ask me for blogging tips for beginners, and as I get this question fairly often, I figured it…

on brands and blogging

On Brands and Blogging

 wasn’t going to publish this post. It’s been sitting in my drafts folder for weeks now: I hesitated to hit “publish” on it, because…

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Lately

Well, folks, it looks like that wardrobe crisis I keep mentioning (and which is still very much ongoing), has given birth to a small…

Forever Amber | Beauty blog for redheads and pale skinned people

Hello, Dollface readers!

Well, folks, it looks like my house isn’t the only thing I’m (possibly, hopefully, maybe) leaving behind this year: last week I also made…

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Blogstory

[ASOS skirt // Forever 21 shirt // Casadei shoes] Last week, Sarah at Tumbleweed Twine wrote a wonderful post about her “blogstory”, i.e. the…

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One Thousand

[Dress: ASOS (sold out in gingham, but new versions available in block colours here , wallpaper print here, and OMGPOLKADOT here) // Shoes: Carvela 'Assemble'] This is my…

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Save Our Shoes

If you read any of my other blogs, or follow me on any of the approximately 1,763,345 social networks I’m currently part of, you…

Scooby Ru(bin)

Just in case any of you were worried that my recent silence is a sign that the ghost which switches our TV on and…

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Conversation Stopper

(Skirt, Primark; sweater, thrifted; shoes, Kurt Geiger c/o Idealo.co.uk) Yesterday I got my hair cut and… HOLD IT! STOP RIGHT THERE, you, with your…

cosmo-blog-awards

Vote, vote, vote…

Well, after what feels like an entire year’s worth of bad news for my blogging endeavours (See: having to take legal action against a copycat site,…

Friend Friday: Blogger Copying

This week’s Friend Friday is about blogger copying, and as regular readers will even now be realising with a sinking heart, this is a…

Help Wanted

I’ve been a bad blogger this week. Worse than usual, I mean. This time, though, I have a very slightly better excuse than usual….

fashion-awards

I am a winner!

I know the image above is actually pretty hilarious given that I recently went out in public wearing two different boots, but allow me…

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Writing Police: No Comments!

This is just one example of the large number of rogue apostrophes currently littering the island of Gran Canaria, which Terry and I visited last…

When good brands go SPAM

…and I’m not talking about the spammer who keeps emailing Terry using the subject line, “Terry you’re an idiot” and providing a pornographic image…

Bad PR: The Social Media Stalker

Social media is great. Seriously, isn’t social media great? It lets you connect with people you might not otherwise have interacted with, it gives…

Amber the Omniscient

Lately I’ve noticed a dramatic increase in the number of people mistaking me for God. By that I don’t mean they’re getting down on…

Full Moon Fever

There’s a full moon tonight. Can you tell? I can. I can always tell, though, and I don’t even need the little “moon” symbol…

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When typos attack…

Now, I know people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones, but I had to smile when I found this “wide waste belt”…

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This isn’t so much an example of “bad” PR as it is “lazy PR” – and ‘lazy blogger syndrome” too, if I’m completely honest….

Pet Peeves: ‘Ima’

No, it’s not a hybrid car, it’s a hybrid word – and I hate it. “Ima go to the store now,” for instance, means, “I’m going…

Video Killed the Radio Star

Actually, a better title for this entry would probably be something like, “Being so nervous she almost threw up on her dressing gown killed…

Freelance Feast or Famine

Sometimes a freelance writing career can feel very much like “feast or famine”. At the very beginning, it’s almost all famine. You spend more…

Pro-Blogging: Developing a thick skin

Sometimes professional blogging is hard. Actually, scratch that: blogging professionally is hard pretty much all the time: it’s just that some weeks are tougher than…