5 things every blogger needs

This is a collaborative post. Over the past few months, blogging has become my main source of income. As I’ve been takingĀ it more seriously, I’ve gradually come to realise that there are certain essentials that make my life easier. Some of them are quite specific to blogging, others are the type of things you’d use in any office job. But until recently I hadn’t got around to investing in them for my home office.   1. A computer This one isn’t as obvious as it sounds. I do know of people who blog quite successfully on a tablet or even…

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Making a change: What’s all the fuss about?

Change is scary. It makes us nervous, anxious and unsure. What will happen, what will my life be like if I make a big change to it? What if I start a new career, move house, go travelling, get a pet, start a family, take up a new hobby or ditch negative acquaintances and moving to a different friendship group? But here’s the thing, change is as necessary as it is frightening, and the confidence to make a change just can’t be taught. It is so easy to maintain the equilibrium, even when you’re not happy. It takes real bravery…

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Best laid plans…

I’ve never really been a planner. Before having the children, holidays tended to be a last minute affair. If I’m honest, work often went the same way. I have been known to wander off to America, New Zealand and Australia on my own at the last minute. There was also the occasion when a friend and I booked a trip to Venezuela against all advice. We’d had a bottle of wine, we didn’t care. Both of those trips were amazing and I wouldn’t change them for the world. Let’s face it, how many people will be able to tell their…

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