11 Things Blogging Has Taught You To Add To Your CV.

11 Things Blogging Has Taught You To Add To Your CV.

 

So you might not be the next Zoella. So you might not have 100,000,000 pageviews to your name. So you might not be working with Charlotte Tilbury or be the next face of ASOS, but you'd be surprised how much you've gained from your blog. 

Whether it's a full time job, a side hustle or just a hobby - your blog has given you a million and one transferrable skills to add to your CV, talk about in your next job interview and give you good stead and experience for your next career move. 

Here's 11 things to get on your LinkedIn page immediately.

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How Can I Curb My Crap Life Routine?

How Can I Curb My Crap Life Routine?

My life/sleep routine is an absolute mess. 

This weekend I was away in Dorset and I slept till 10am because I was just so physically and emotionally exhausted and being away from home gave me the opportunity to get it all out. 

I am constantly tired, it's just some days are more tired than others and I have tried to curb it so many times - to no avail. So I've done what I know best; I've come to the blog to explain my lifestyle to you in the hope some of you have some cracking ideas to get me on track again. 

Here's hoping. 

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Relationships In Your Teens vs Relationships In Your Twenties.

Relationships In Your Teens vs Relationships In Your Twenties.

This is not a social comment on the nature of relationships in our teens vs the ones we have in our twenties. On the contrary, one of my teen relationships ended up being my twenties relationship too. No, this is more a social commentary on starting your relationship in your teens vs starting one in your twenties. 

Here's a few thoughts I've been having lately on starting relationships when you're 16 vs when you're 26.

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Friday Favourites 28th October - 10th November 2017

Friday Favourites 28th October - 10th November 2017

Oh hi, the last time I wrote one of these it was October. No biggie. 

Now it's November I am very much in the Christmas spirit - I'm sorry but I'm one of those people. I heard my first Christmas song in a shop today, I have googled this years Christmas decorations approx 10 times and I have 3 cardboard boxes in my spare room of presents. 

This past fortnight has been as busy as ever but it's been a pleasant sort of busy, with lots of fun festive types of things, lots of work and the odd bar of chocolate or two. But onto the favourites....

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How I Designed My 2017 Christmas Card Range.

How I Designed My 2017 Christmas Card Range.

It's been forever and a day since I did a creative/illustration based blog post. I don't know if it's what you guys are even in to but I thought it'd be nice to share a little behind the scenes of my business, for those of you who don't know much about what I do, or for those of you who don't know much about the process. 

So today I'm sharing a little behind the scenes step by step of how I created my 2017 christmas card range, using my fav design as the example!

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How To Future Plan With Your Bullet Journal.

How To Future Plan With Your Bullet Journal.

The bullet journal can be used for a multitude of sins, from to do lists to calendars to shopping to future planning - and it's the latter I'm focusing on today. 

In my 2016 bullet journal I used future planning as one of the biggest elements of my system, but actually I found it wasn't really working for me. I was future planning my month's ahead of time, drawing out my calendar and my 4 weekly spreads and it came to the point where it was unorganised and wasn't helping me plan at all. I found that it left no room for change, no room for master to do lists and it meant things like packing lists or shopping lists were weeks after the event and I never knew where I was. 

In my 2017 journal I decided against pre planning, against future planning in that way and it's worked much better for me. But now we're coming toward the tail end of the year and I'm already thinking about what to do for 2018 so I thought I'd share my top tips (and fav spreads) for future planning with your bullet journal. 

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5 Minutes With My Advertisers - November 2017.

5 Minutes With My Advertisers - November 2017.

Can you quite believe it's been a whole year since I started advertising on my blog? To know people enjoy advertising with me and especially a lot of them find it really helpful and good for their own blog growth is the best and I am excited to continue for another year! 

Onto my advertisers for this month. This time around I have a few new advertisers and a whole host of repeat ones, many of whom you'll be seeing further this year and into 2018! It's also a month of themes with two Sarah's and two Victoria's! 

Onto the gals.....

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Social Media & Blog Statistics; October 2017

Social Media & Blog Statistics; October 2017

I had very little hope or expectation for this October's stats and having a quick glance at them it would appear I was correct in my predictions. 

Have I mentioned October was quite busy for me? You can catch up on what I did over here but it left very little room for blogging, social media or scheduling tweets so I didn't have high hopes for anything. I did however change up my blog focus and my content schedule though to take me into November which I am enjoying working on so far. 

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Pinspiration - November 2017

Pinspiration - November 2017

Oh hello it's the festive period. I am one of those people I'm sure 50% of you hate who consider anything after Halloween just the run up to Christmas. I'm sure the other 50% of you are with me in your cheer and joy. 

I don't go crazy, I don't put the tree up yet or start singing carols but I might have a cheeky listen to my Now That's What I Call Christmas cd in a few weeks and I definitely start thinking about presents. 

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My Month In Photos - October 2017.

My Month In Photos - October 2017.

Oh don't mind me over here just heavy breathing over the fact it's November tomorrow and where the eff has the year gone but also omg does that mean it's appropriate to start thinking about Christmas now.......

October shot by in a blaze of days out and not blogging and working damn hard and planning time away and being burnt out and house guests. I keep banging on about the fact I'm busy now every weekend until the new year but really I don't know if I've ever had a calendar so full. 

October, whilst being hellish busy was fun. The past few days the weather has really turned and we're down to single figure degree temps and I am living for it. I've had the fire on twice in two nights, we've got the winter throw on the bed and I have driven in mittens a healthy three times this week. 

What I am not living for so much is how dark it is because although I loooove a cosy night with fairy lights, getting up in the dark is fucking hard no? But weather aside (did I accidentally turn 45 not 25 this month?) - let's get onto the round up. 

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84 Things We All Think In Autumn

84 Things We All Think In Autumn

Autumn - the favourite season of all basic twenty somethings....including myself. 

If you aren't taking photos of your feet in leaves or with your first seasonal Starbucks cup of the year or furiously googling tartan blankets are you even really enjoying autumn? 

Here's a few things we're all thinking this time of year....

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Friday Favourites 14th - 27th October 2017.

Friday Favourites 14th - 27th October 2017.

Well holy hell it's been a busy week. After Sunday's post about 'you're not going to see as much content from me' I took it literally and didn't post again till today. 

In amongst all the busy and now the run down state I'm currently residing in, I managed to find you some favourites of the past fortnight. 

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There's Change Afoot.....

There's Change Afoot.....

There's change coming on the old blog pals. 

You might (if you're a regular reader) have noticed I've been slightly absent the past few days. There hasn't been a new post since Thursday and before that there's been gaps in what is normally a very full schedule. 

But this is the type of activity you're going to be seeing on twenty something meltdown in the coming months. 

 

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Bullet Journal Blog Post Ideas.

Bullet Journal Blog Post Ideas.

I don't know if you've noticed but I quite enjoy writing the odd bullet journal themed blog post and I've been known to write a few of them. For those of you wishing to join me in the bullet journal blog world I thought I'd share a few ideas to get you started;

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Twenty Four Things I Did In My Twenty Fourth Year.

Twenty Four Things I Did In My Twenty Fourth Year.

Guess who's birthday it is! Ya girl turns 25 as of about 1.15am today. 

Twenty five years old. I have officially left the young voters age bracket if we have another general election and if I made my X Factor debut now I'd be in the Overs category. Twenty four felt like a very 'non' age to me, like a bit made up? Twenty five sounds like a nice solid round number so I'm hoping it'll be a happy, successful year full of adventure (and maybe some holidays or clothes or summin fun). 

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The Holy Grail Of Blogging.

The Holy Grail Of Blogging.

This is a topic I spoke about with my blogging baes on our weekend away in September, a conversation we had then and one we've had on Whatsapp since. The holy grail of blogging is something I firmly believe exists and I've seen a few bloggers talk about it before, either when they've noticed it too or when they've hit it. 

So what is it in my mind?

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Reasons Why October Is My Fav.

Reasons Why October Is My Fav.

We're quickly speeding toward the middle of October already, the year is flying by and my favourite month is here (and going all too quick). Come May and I'll be gushing about lighter nights and driving with the windows down and not having to take a coat out with you but then this time of year comes around again and I remember this is when I really come alive. Here's why October is my ultimate fav and why I'm v pleased it's here....

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Autumnal Homeware I've Got My Eye On.

Autumnal Homeware I've Got My Eye On.

I've put myself on a cheeky little spending ban because 1. I'm skint from booking weekends away and 2. I need money for those weekends away next month. So apart from birthday (cos obvs) and necessary spending I'm not allowed to fritter my money away on all the mustard coloured home accessories - so instead I thought I'd make a wishlist of what I wish I was spending my money on. 

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Friday Favourites 30th September - 13th October 2017.

Friday Favourites 30th September - 13th October 2017.

You very nearly didn't have a Friday Favourites this week my loves. We've had a fun old evening this Friday because our bathroom decided it didn't like the paint we had on the walls and uhm, well it all kinda ran off. Turns out condensation wasn't it's friend so off we popped to B&Q and now I have bathroom paint to repaint the whole room tomorrow. Yay. 

As well as that the internet also decided it didn't want to play ball and basically that's my list of excuses on why this is being published so late tonight. But here we are anyway....

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Are We Ruining The Ethos Of The Bullet Journal By Perfecting It?

Are We Ruining The Ethos Of The Bullet Journal By Perfecting It?

Bullet journaling has been my obsession for about 18 months now and I've swiftly worked my way through three journals, each defining my system and how I make it work for me. I've long been thinking about the ethos of bullet journaling and what it's really about and whether or not I'm really embracing it. 

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