Tips On How To Be A Better Blogger Part 1

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Socialize– Try to talk to other bloggers as much as possible! If someone follows you make sure to pay their blog a visit and leave a like or comment! And be interactive in your own comments section too! Blogging is all about meeting new people from all around the world and sometimes you learn really interesting things from them and end up making great friends.

Edit– Make sure you edit your work at least once and make sure everything is on point because let’s be honest no one likes a sloppy blog. Some grammar mistakes usually go unnoticed but if you are particularly bad at something make sure to double check it! Having a more neat and coherent blog can really help you increase traffic and followers to your blog too!

Reach Out– Don’t wait for people to visit your blog but rather go visit theirs! You can follow…

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Getting A Job At Uni: My Top Tips!

Working while at university is harder then it seems so here are a few very helpful tips to help you find a job!

Abi Louise Allen

A longer post today focusing on what so many students worry about…

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I think we all know university can be a huge financial struggle for a lot of people, some people only get a small loan that doesn’t cover their rent, some get no loan and others are not in a position to borrow money when needed. So, for many people getting a job is a necessity while studying.

For me, my loan unfortunately only covers half my annual rent total and all the money I saved working over summer just wouldn’t be enough to cover 6 months rent, food money, social money and transport and therefore, I had to find a job.

Whilst most universities are based in cities, and you’d think finding a job because of this would be easy, for students this just isn’t the case, for many businesses aren’t willing to…

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3 Tips To Study Effectively For Your Exams

Now that exams are almost here I thought I’d share this with you guys! It definitely has some very helpful tips!

No Matter What

1. Plan a study timetable

Feel assured you will cover your material in time with a realistic study timetable. It’ll help you know where to start and what you’re aiming to achieve for the day. With a plan in place, you’ll be less inclined to procrastinate as knowing how you will use your time will also mean you make best use of it. Everybody’s working styles and committments are different, but here are some pointers on how to plan a study timetable for exams:

  • Study at the same time each day to create a routine
  • Maintain a variety of subjects. Plan difficult tasks for when you work best, easier ones for when you’re less alert
  • Prioritise and set yourself a goal for a given unit of time e.g. one topic in two hours. Focus on one task at a time
  • Include important things like sleep, exercise, breaks, meals
  • Before you…

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The TRUTH about animal derived ingredients!

Just wanted to share this with you guys because it’s important to know what you’re putting into your body.

Last week I did a poll on Instagram asking if you would rather see a video on cruelty-free dupes OR animal derived ingredients, and about 90% of you chose ingredients, so here we are! When I first started looking into cruelty-free beauty and animal testing, I wasn’t looking into ingredients, but it wasn’t long until the nasty truth came out. What are these ingredients that we are putting all over our faces? I found the top 10 most popular animal derived ingredients, and I am definitely going to be more conscious of what ingredients are in my makeup and skin care!

COCHINEAL DYE (also known as CARMINE) – this is literally crushed up beetles. These beetles feed on cactus plants in Central and South America, and the females eat red cactus berries, and when these beetles are crushed a bright red dye is produced. If your makeup is red…

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5 Cute Puppies To Brighten Your Week

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5 Ways To Make Your Blog Look More Professional

You do not need to necessarily have a super professional looking blog but it would help increase both traffic and followers. It would also help if you are thinking of attracting sponsors or working with other blogs as more companies are likely to work with you if you have a very professional looking blog. Anyway, here are some tips that might help you out

1. Edit- One of the first things people tend to notice is whether or not your post has been edited. It may not seem like a big deal and it may seem like your writing is fine but a lot of times when you reread your post you will find little mistakes you didn’t even realize you had made. Make sure to read through it at least once to check for spelling errors and grammar mistakes. A well edited post shows the reader that you have put a lot of work and effort into it and looks really professional.

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2. Use High Quality Pictures- To make your posts seem more professional be sure to use high quality images.  It looks much more professional and you’ll be more likely to get sponsors or companies that want to work with you.

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3. Create Social Media Pages- Advertise your blog on social media. Most professional blogs do tend to have social media pages such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Another really great place to create a profile on is LinkedIn. Here you can broaden your professional connections and also find jobs.

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4. Organize Your Blog- If you want your blog to look professional you have to make sure it is well organised. Make sure it has specific categories and tags the reader can use to find specific posts.

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5. Sound Professional- This sounds a little obvious but try to sound professional by doing things such as avoiding too many contractions. I am totally guilty of breaking this rule and I tend to use contractions a lot but this is where editing comes in. When you reread your post make sure to get rid of any contractions that are unnecessary or anything that doesn’t sound professional.

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3 Black Introverts That Changed The World

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A black introvert changed the world?

Yes, you read that right and today we’re addressing at least 3 of them!

In light of Black History Month here in the UK, it wouldn’t be right for us to let this month pass by without acknowledging some of the greatest black introverts of all time!

(and spoiler alert – no Beyonce didn’t make this list!)

Rosa Parks 

Let us start off with the civil rights first lady herself! Ms. Rosa Parks, the quiet, ‘shy’, reserved young lady from Alabama. Ms. Parks did something quite BOLD in a time when segregation was the NORM. Her BOLDEST move was to refuse giving up her seat to a white passenger on board a Montgomery bus in Alabama in the 1950s. This was a huge statement during its time as black people were not permitted to ride in the front of the bus, especially at the…

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Happy Diwali

Happy Diwali everyone! Have an amazing day filled with peace, joy and harmony!!

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PS: Please try to remember that fireworks terrify animals and are bad for the environment so please enjoy yourself responsibly.

500th Post

So according to my stats this is officially my 500th post!

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I know I’m as surprised as you are! I honestly can’t believe I’ve posted so much and I can’t believe people have actually viewed them. I know I say this a lot but when I started this blog I honestly had no idea where it was going or if anyone would even read it. But apparently you guys did!

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I want to thank everyone who has followed me, liked or shared my posts, commented on my posts or even just viewed any of my posts!

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This blog wouldn’t be what it is today without you guys so thanks for all the support and I hope you continue supporting it!

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Let me know in the comments below what your favourite post has been so far!!

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5 Super Cute Tiny Tattoos

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