1. Let’s Shop! : Blog Planners

    Today we’re sharing some of our favourite diaries, planners and journals out there for blog scheduling!

    We’ve been asked quite a bit lately what planners we use for our blog, and with the shops being full of so many choices at the moment (even after you’re done with education, September is always an exciting time of year where you feel like you have to buy all new stationery!) we thought it was a good time to put together a list of diaries almost too pretty to fill with blog plans!

    Obviously, all…

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  2. eBay Partner Network

    Today we’re looking at how you can join the eBay partner network to use affiliate links in blogposts!

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    eBay wishlist and collection posts are getting more and more popular in blogging, and for good reason, since you can buy almost anything on there! What if there was a way that you could make a small percentage from those links though?

    Well, there is! The eBay Partner Network is hidden away on their site, but it’s open to anyone – our account was approved in less than 24 hours, so it wouldn’t…

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  3. 5 Mins To Perfect Your Blog

    .@collegeprepster inspired us to give you 5 ways to improve your blog in 5 minutes!

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    We loved Carly’s post about how five minutes can change your to do list dramatically. When you’re looking at your blog, you might feel like your to do list is huge, and will never get done, but these few things might help you think differently and perhaps gives you a bit of a kick up the bum to get the rest done!

    Update your “About” page

    Be honest – did you write your About pageand then leave it…

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  4. Bonjour, Blogger! : Rachel

    Tonight @FoodNerd4Life is answering our blogger questions!

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    rachel-foodnerdName: FoodNerd (Rachel)
    Age: 26
    Location: Bristol
    Blog URL: Food Nerd

    What is your blog about?
    All things food! I love trying out recipes, eating at all sorts of restaurants and travelling for food. All around being greedy and sharing my adventures with equally excitable people.

    Is this your first blog?
    Yep, it’s evolved over the years from a free google blogger site to what it is today. I still…

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  5. Goodbye, Company, Good Luck!

    Our little tribute and discussion about @companymagazine

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    Yesterday Company announced the sad news that they would no longer be publishing in print after next month (the October issue). Company was the first mainstream magazine that really embraced blogs and bloggers, and probably encouraged many others into starting their own sites.

    Many of us have grown up with Company (it started in 1978 apparently!) but it was only in the last few years that it…

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  6. How To Back Up Wordpress

    How To Back Up WordPress

    We’ve covered backing up Blogger (both your posts and your layout) and now it’s WordPress’ turn.

    Your WordPress blog is made up of two parts – the files that make the blog (images, layout, etc as well as the files that actually make WordPress work) and the database, which stores the information that you’ve entered into WordPress (so your posts, comments, settings, etc). The files are the items…

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  7. How To Support Your Favourite Reads

    Learn how to turn off Adblock to support your favourite blogs!

    This site, along with so many others, uses advertising to support itself. The advertising goes towards the hosting bills, buying prizes for competitions, and occasionally some cake. The main way of advertising we’re currently trying out is Google Adsense, which Emma talked about on the site previously. It’s fairly unobtrusive (hopefully!) and doesn’t bother you too much.

    Many web browsers that…

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  8. Bonjour, Blogger! : Debbie

    Tonight, @DebbieStokoe is answering our blogger interview questions!

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    debbie-london-vs-newcastleName: Debbie Stokoe
    Age: 34
    Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
    Blog URL: London vs Newcastle

    What is your blog about?
    Fashion, arts and event in London and North East plus self development/motivation and inspiration. I wanted to do a blog about beautiful things but go deeper, a lot of fashion blogs are just about selfies and trends, and can be quite empty and narcissistic. I like to write about fashion…

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  9. JustRetweet

    JustRetweet is a way to get your tweets seen by lots of different people!

    If you’re wondering how to get a blog post seen by more than your usual audience, then JustRetweet may be the thing for you.

    JustRetweet is a system where you give it access to your Twitter account, then choose some tweets by other people to retweet. It’s pretty easy to set up, and you can of course revoke access in your Twitter app settings.

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    You choose some tweets to schedule, from 20 different…

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  10. Bloglovin’ and Tumblr Fall Out

    What’s up with Tumblr and Bloglovin?

    You might be wondering why your favourite Tumblr accounts aren’t showing up in your Bloglovin’ at the moment.

    Tumblr has blocked all of their blogs from @Bloglovin http://t.co/Z6KQq96HUX. Please tweet @tumblr @davidkarp @marissamayer

    — Bloglovin (@bloglovin) August 6, 2014

    Bloglovin’ announced this weekthat Tumblr have blocked their access to keep track of new posts. As a user of both sites, it’s…

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