Organise your blogging

I’ve been blogging a little over two months now (you can read about the first couple of months here). Trying to keep up to date with writing and sharing new posts alongside my day job, parenting and keeping up with friends and family is a bit of a juggling act. Luckily I like to be organised (I have a degree in Events Management!) but it does take a certain amount of planning and organisation to keep on top of a blog and all that comes with it. I have some of my tips to share with you and also hosted…

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What I’ve learnt from my first two months of blogging

At the end of June and my first month of blogging at Em In Real Life I set myself some targets for my blog and social media for July. They were these: Post at least 2 blog posts a week Post every day on Instagram Complete 3 guest posts Update keywords and SEO Develop a strategy for my blog Increase Twitter following to 600 from 361 Increase Instagram following from 248 to 500 I was reviewing these today ready to set targets for August and was so pleased that I’ve actually managed to meet most of them and smash a…

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July Birchbox Review

I know this month’s Birchbox review is super late (sorry!) but I’ve finally managed to get round to it! This is my third Birchbox and the novelty of knowing I have a gift on its way to me in the post is nowhere near wearing off and I was so excited to see what July had in store. July’s Birchbox is all about saying yes to adventure which is exactly what I’ve been trying to do more of lately (You can read my guest post about saying yes more on Influencer Writes). The box is a gorgeous summery pink and…

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Guest Post: Natural Remedies for Stress & Anxiety

One of my favourite things about blogging is being a part of a community. You name an interest, way of life or hobby and there will be some lovely people writing their thoughts and advice on it somewhere online. Since I started Em In Real Life I have been growing more active in this community and have had the chance to get to know some fantastic writers and creatives. One of these is Ri who writes at Happy Mentality, Ri is an open and supportive blogger who writes about mental health and body positivity. I met her in a Twitter…

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What feminism means to me

I was shocked recently to hear about one of the female members of my local political party (of which I am a member) suggest that only women should be allowed to vote for their women’s officer. Err what?! How can we possibly be asking for equality and excluding men from the conversation? Luckily her suggestion wasn’t taken on but I was surprised that it was even made in the first place from a woman who is so politically active. I tried to understand her point ‘men don’t understand women’s issues so how can they vote for a women’s officer?’. Whilst…

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