7 Bloggers To Start Reading Right Now

I am full of love for the blogging world right now. Every day I thank my lucky stars that I plucked up the courage to start wittering away online and discover a world of incredible writers, photographs and content creators on the internet. I love finding new blogs myself and I’ve done a couple of posts in the past sharing my favourite bloggers to follow. Seeing as it is 2018, it felt darn right to do another one.

To set the scene a little bit, this marvellous idea came to me just after midnight one Tuesday night. I most definitely should have gone to bed but I knew I would forget all about this wave of inspiration the next morning. I practically got myself ready for bed, crawled back into bed and picked a ‘Musical Hits’ playlist on Spotify. And ta-dah!

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Introducing … The Little Things

Starting a newsletter seemed to be pretty big in the 2017 blogging world ~ the perfect way to reach out to your readership in a different and even more personal way. I am subscribed to many a newsletter as they are perfecting for snatching reads whenever I get a chance in the day as they are already on my phone – waiting for the subway on the platform, standing outside a lecture hall waiting to go in, over porridge in the morning. So many women in blogging who I adored started newsletter and I signed up to every single one.

I love to write, so starting a newsletter and having another opportunity to write was always on the cards for me. However I didn’t want to start something I would fall out of love with in about two weeks time and I didn’t want to start something I felt was a half-arsed effort on my part. It had be perfect. It had to fit in with me, The Monday Project and the content I want to create. And I think I’ve done it.

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5 Of The Best Things I’ve Done For My Blog

I ruddy love my blog. I honestly don’t know what I would do with my time if I didn’t blog and I’m so glad I finally had the courage to take the leap with a hobby I cared about. Blogging is something you can be teased about and it so nearly put me off but here I am, almost two and a half years later, not giving a f*ck. I’ve started to realise the possibilities which can amount from blogging and as a result, I’ve started to make smallish changes.

Blogging is a big abyss full of hundreds of thousands of blogs and it can be really hard to make your mark. I don’t really give a toss about making a mark but it can be so easy to lose your confidence or feel like you just don’t matter in a world full of so many blogs and just give it all up. Making little changes to slightly bigger changes has done a world of good for helping me focus the direction I want to take The Monday Project in and I thought I’d share in case anyone else needs a little foresight …

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6 Instagram Accounts You Need To Follow For Slowness

Although Instagram seems to be the bane of a lot of bloggers right now, I am really enjoying it. I’ve developed a theme of sorts, I’m enjoying creating content for it and most importantly, I’m enjoying finding inspiring feeds to follow.

One of the loveliest things about the summer for me was learning about slow living and embracing it at its fullest. Instagram is a treasure trove of wonderful accounts, there is nothing you can’t see on there but I’ve been focussing in on following feeds that genuinely give me joy to look at. Pictures I feel inspired from, that make me feel calm when I look, captions I enjoy reading. For a little bit of relaxation and some inspiration, I fully recommend checking these ones out.

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5 Things I Learnt At The Scottish Bloggers Collective

I recently attend the Scottish Bloggers Collective meeting Glasgow about working with PRs and brands. It was the first event of its kind in Glasgow (it was also hosted in Edinburgh) and was held in the lovely Epoch restaurant in Princes Square. It was something a little different to do on a Thursday night and I got to meet some lovely bloggers. It was really nice to put faces to blogs and get to see people face to face. The event was sponsored by Old J Spiced Rum and oh my god, the spiced apple daiquiri has changed my life. My new favourite cocktail.

There was also a talk from Lauren from Wave PR on working with brands which I found super interesting. I haven’t really done much with brands before and I’ve never approached anyone myself so it was super interesting to hear about it from a PR perspective. It has definitely inspired me to reach out and put myself out there as you never know where opportunities might be! I thought I’d share five things I learnt in case anyone else is needing inspiration …

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