The ultimate blogger checklist: things to check before and after publishing a post + Free Download

It dawned on me a few weeks back that I’ve been in the blogging game for over seven years!

When I look back at my early blog posts from my loveyourtresses days, I semi cringe at how poorly written they were! Those days I had no clue, I was proud of my posts and loved blogging so much, that nothing could deter me from it. Of course in hindsight those so-called ‘poorly written’ posts, were what helped me to build a platform in the first place, and what I have to thank today for the progress I’ve made over the years.

If there was one thing I wish I had access to in my early days of blogging, it would be a resource that would guide me on how to create the best content possible. Back then I knew nothing about SEO, rarely linked to relevant blog posts, and was clueless about so many other amazing blogger tips and tricks.

Whilst I’ve still got a way to go with my blogging skills, I can definitely say I’ve come a long way, and one resource in particular has helped me.

For my fellow bloggers both new and old, below is a blogger checklist that I use before and after publishing a blog post. I would highly recommend this if you are passionate about taking your blog to another level, and hope it will help you as much as it has me!

Free download: Ultimate blogger checklist

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Five tried & tested time management tips for maximised productivity

In my last post, I gave you the scoop on one of my most effective time management tools. I was pleasantly surprised by how many people downloaded the free template, and think it’s fair to say that time management is something many of us are struggling with!

Today I want to take things a step further, and share on four additional tools and techniques, that have helped me to master my time, and boss up on my productivity game.

Let’s get straight to it.

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Accomplish all of your goals with these 3 techniques

Today I’m going to dish the scoop on some of the things I achieved in 2016, and exactly how I achieved them. I spend a lot of my time reading personal development posts, books, and articles, and one thing that really frustrates me, is when a writer shares on ‘5 ways to make this year better than the last‘, or ‘3 ways to get rich fast‘,  but doesn’t personalise this or share how they have done this themselves!

I promise I won’t do that!  View Post

How I’m going to save more money by spending more on clothes! [Cost Per Wear Theory]

Before the end of every year I do two things. I set my goals for the new year, and I also indulge in a serious wardrobe and beauty cabinet detox. There’s something about the start of a new chapter that pushes me to want to de-clutter and re-organise. Well last year, December to be precise, I did exactly that, I went through my hair care/beauty cabinet, and did my usual task of creating a ‘Yes’, ‘No’, and ‘Maybe’ pile, allowing my younger sisters to take their pick from the ‘Maybe’ pile, before giving it away to charity.

In the case of my wardrobe however, this didn’t quite go as planned! View Post

3 free printables to help you smash your 2017 goals!
ARE YOU READY TO SMASH YOUR 2017 GOALS?

December 30th. Today marks the last Friday of 2016, and as I type this I’m surrounded by several sheets of paper, full of notes in preparation for the New Year.

I don’t know about you but the last 2-3 days of the year are extremely important for me, they are a time for me to reflect, be grateful for the year I’ve had, and most important of all, get my ish together, so I’m ready to step into the New Year with a bang!

One of the many ways I prepare for the New Year, is to take time out, sit myself down, and have a serious think about what I want to see happen in my life over the next 360+ days. I allow myself to daydream about ‘my perfect life/things I want to achieve'[15 – 30 minutes], and then I snap back to reality and begin to think about what it is I need to DO in order to achieve them [30 minutes – 1 hour]. Once this has been done, I put pen to paper and start with the real work… Setting my goals! [1 – 3 hours].

Here are the three most important steps of my goal setting process: View Post