YouTube is hard. So much harder than anyone who doesn't do YouTube thinks. It requires a tonne of hard work, perseverance, time and luck to strike it big; it's so much harder now to gain traction and a following than it used to be as there's so much competition and saturation. As there's so many elements to … Continue reading 5 MISTAKES SMALL YOUTUBERS MAKE
Earlier this year I wrote a post with 160 blog ideas. Since then, I've come up with just a few more (okay, quite a lot more; almost 200 more in fact) and I thought I'd share them with you, including the original 160. Feel free to use any of them - credit would be lovely, … Continue reading 355 BEAUTY + LIFESTYLE BLOG POST + YOUTUBE VIDEO IDEAS
On 1st August 2016, I wrote my first blog post on what was then happyhollife.wordpress.com, not really knowing where the blog was headed or really knowing if I would even continue with it past September. I wasn't used to the style of writing that blogging requires, nor did I realise how much work I needed … Continue reading A YEAR OF BLOGGING
I wanted us beauty bloggers (and youtubers, and the people who enjoy them) to have a space where we can chill, chat, and share advice or ideas without having to deal with the hundreds of spam-drops of random content! So I created my own group just for that - A relaxed group for beauty lovers … Continue reading NEW BEAUTY COMMUNITY!!
Too many facebook blogger groups get bombarded with link drops, bots and spam, rather than focusing on building a community of bloggers - which is really what blogging is all about - so I've decided to take matters into my own hands and create a group for beauty bloggers and youtubers to share their content, … Continue reading NEW BEAUTY BLOGGER GROUP!!!!
There are no real right and wrongs in blogging, but there are mistakes to grow and learn from. Some see mistakes as a rite of passage, but for new bloggers who are wanting to avoid rather than embrace them, here's what you can do. NO PROMOTION You post a new blog post. You're proud of … Continue reading COMMON BLOGGER MISTAKES AND HOW TO AVOID THEM
Alongside my Blog revamp, I am also rethinking my YouTube channel. I have tonnes of ideas ready to go, so expect to see some changes soon! If you'd like to know more, this video outlines my plans, including my new schedule. Don't forget to subscribe! https://youtu.be/nstcC_3ehUs
If you've read my Cyprus 'travel diary', where I mentioned briefly how the trip had conjured up some new inspiration and a desire to change the way I blog and my style of post. "The trip gave me more than just a tan, and you may have already noticed some changes around my blog if … Continue reading BLOG REVAMP + RE-MOTIVATION
My flatlays are nowhere near perfect, but I think I have imprved them drastically since I started blogging in August 2016. Here's how I create them. Natural Light - I take my pictures under a large window. The best lighting is an overcast day - not sunny; just a bit cloudy without being too grey … Continue reading A Guide to Creating Flatlays
Blogging, whilst it can be done completely freely, can easily become an expensive hobby or endeavour. However, it needn't be (especially if you have a tight budget like me). Here are my tips for blogging on a budget. use natural daylight for lighting create lightboxes using cardboard boxes and white sheets or paper and a … Continue reading Blogging on a Budget – Tips + Advice