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7 Things I did to grow my blog and how you can grow your blog too

7 Things I Did To Grow My Blog In 2016

This little blog has had an insane year. My blog has grown so much although it still has a way to go before it’s where I want it to be. This time of year normally brings reflection and reminiscing. Which got me thinking about what I did this year to grow my blog. It didn’t just […] Read more…

Stack of pretty notebooks

My Home Office Makeover

My home office setup has had a bit of makeover recently. Although it’s still a work in progress I thought I’d share what I’ve done so far with you. As I’ve gotten more serious about my blog I’ve realised the importance of having a separate space to work. I spend most of my week working […] Read more…

Is comparison really the thief of joy or are we to blame

Is Comparison Really The Thief of Joy?

The saying goes “comparison is the thief of joy” but does it always have to be? I don’t know about you but I’ve seen a lot of bloggers talk negatively about comparison lately, but is comparison really as bad as everyone says it is? If you think about what the act of comparing really is, […] Read more…

Why you should move from blogger to Wordpress

Benefits of Moving to WordPress

Back in September, I made the decision to migrate this blog from Blogger to a self-hosted Wordpress site. The time was right for me to move Tartan Brunette and take the blog to the next level. I made the move myself rather than paying for a migration service to save a bit of money. This meant […] Read more…

Overcoming Self-Doubt

Last week I had a bit of a moment of crippling self-doubt for whatever reason, I just felt like a complete failure and that I couldn’t achieve anything. Now I’m not normally like this at all, I’m one of those annoying people who see the positive side of everything and normally have faith that things […] Read more…

Is Instagram making us feel inadequate?

There has been a lot of discussion around the pressure of having a perfect life and the negative effects of social media recently. Hayley from London Beauty Queen recently wrote a very honest post on the impact of Instagram culture (read the post here). I have written about the pressure to be a perfect blogger […] Read more…

How to Get Invited to Blogger Events

If you follow any bloggers on social media, then I’m sure you’ll have seen pictures of exciting events and bloggers drinking champagne and being gifted amazing goodie bags. I know when I first started blogging I really wanted to attend blogger events, not only for the free drinks (they are a nice bonus) but for […] Read more…

How I Edit My Instagram

Instagram has to be one of my favourite social networks, I just love the visual nature of it (and the little glimpses into everyone’s life). When I started out with Instagram I used to just post pictures there and then with very little editing, but now I spend a few minutes editing my images before […] Read more…

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