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    The Art of Blog Monetisation: Making Money From Blogging, Affiliate Links & More

    You may not have noticed if you check out my blog posts on WordPress Reader but…*drumroll*, I was approved for my very first Affiliate Partnership with an Australian bookshop some of you may be familiar with; Angus & Robertson. So you’ll see a small little banner at the bottom of every post and there’s also one somewhere in my blog sidebar. Although all the physical stores of Angus & Robertson bookshops closed down in 2011 (rip my old friend), I thought I would help support them especially since I use them to buy books online when I do, and I hardly ever see any affiliates for this Australian bookshop; I mostly see…

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    How To Write A Book Review | My Book Review Writing Guide

    How To Write A Book Review | My Book Review Writing Guide Writing a book review can be tricky. Sometimes you feel an itch after you read a book that you need to discuss it and sometimes you’ve enjoyed or not enjoyed it and absently don’t think about it ever again. Reviewing isn’t for everybody and isn’t for every book. It is largely based on what the individual wants to share in their review to express their opinions on the book. However, I have had a few people ask me how I write my book reviews or just mention how they like my style of reviewing (thank you so much,…

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    Behold ~ My Design Shop & Blog Glow Up!

    Behold ~ My Design Shop & Blog Glow Up!   HI EVERYONE! Did you notice something a lil different about my blog? Yes, it got a GLOW UP! I finally got around to cleaning it up a little, giving it a little refresh with a new header, fixed up some widgets in my sidebar, added some cute social media icons and I even have a blog signature now (*gasp* check it out below) – not even the most exciting news >>> MY DESIGN SHOW IS OPEN! It is called Truffle Creations: You can find my lil shop over in my menu or right >HERE< and – for my grand opening all…

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    BLOGIFUL DAY 7: Our Epic Conclusion // GIVEAWAY WINNERS, Secret REVEAL, Q&A

    Our Epic Conclusion // GIVEAWAY WINNERS, Q&A & Secret REVEAL   I cannot believe how fast this week has gone. Although it says Day 7, I know it’s technically Day 8 but I have been unwell and we had to be fair – Kat & I really wanted to announce the giveaway winners on the last day and the giveaway was available until midnight which is after our usual posting time. It has been such an amazing journey for us to be bringing you this blogiful content. I am so happy I did this, and I hope I’ve inspired at least one person into getting funky and creative with their…

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    BLOGIFUL DAY 6: Blog Coding 101

    Customizing Your Blog With Code: HTML, CSS & Plugin Basics   What is HTML & CSS? As cool as it would be, blogs are unfortunately not created by magic and yes, do involve coding. Basic coding, however, isn’t super hard to understand and make up the basic building blocks of all websites including blogs. Now, with WordPress, depending on what kind you use, you can alter your blog and change its HTML (WordPress.com & WordPress.org) and CSS (WordPress.org). As defined by Wikipedia, HTML is: “Hypertext Markup Language is the standard markup language for creating web pages and web applications.“, which is jumbo jumbo for the language you use to create…

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    BLOGIFUL DAY 5: Blog On A Budget

    Creating a Beautiful Blog On A Budget   Hello everybody! How are you all finding BLOGIFUL? Kat and I are LOVING all the feedback we are getting from this blog event and it makes my heart sing with happiness to see so many people enjoying our content. This is literally me whenever I see likes and comments for this blog event on my notifications. Don’t forget to check out Kat’s (my amazing co-host) blog to read her wonderful BLOGIFUL posts as well right >>HERE<<. – Now in today’s BLOGIFUL design post, I’ll be giving you some tips on how to achieve a beautiful blog on a budget, specifically based on…

  • 4dz6S1qo - BLOGIFUL DAY 4: Your Blog Menu
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    BLOGIFUL DAY 4: Your Blog Menu

    Your Blog Menu | The Importance of Navigation   Your blog menu may be something you don’t think about much when designing or re-designing your blog, but it’s actually pretty important! Your blog menu is the core of how others can navigate your site and if they can’t navigate very well, your blog doesn’t have as great of a user experience as it could achieve. Good navigation makes it so much easier for readers to find your posts and scan through your content that it’s actually quite essential. So today, I’m bringing you some quick tips to get your navigation in tip top shape for your blog!   Keep It…

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    BLOGIFUL DAY 3: Photography Tips

    Photography Tips | What If You Don’t Prefer Graphics?   Who said you had to have graphics to have a cute blog? While my lovely co-host Kat has a super cute and beautiful blog with the most adorable graphics (don’t forget to check out her BLOGIFUL posts right >>HERE<<), I, on the other hand, have preferred to use mostly photos for my imagery. Personally, I think it works great and it works for me. It keeps things interesting and not as completely uniform or synonymous and I also like that I can incorporate my bookstagram photos into my blog too. If you would prefer to use photography rather than graphics,…

  • 26wSVaB0 - BLOGIFUL DAY 2: Logos, Branding & More!
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    BLOGIFUL DAY 2: Logos, Branding & More!

    Designing Your Logo, Style & Brand | How To’s & My Own Journey   Apologies for this blogiful post being a day late! I was unfortunately unwell and this post was half finished *cries* TT but here it is now! 😀 Enjoy! Don’t forget to check out my lovely co-host – Kat’s DAY 2 BLOGIFUL Post too! Check it out >>HERE<< Branding is a pretty important aspect of all design when it comes to businesses, entrepreneurs and yes – even you, a blogger. Having a brand can be difficult to understand but its basically creating your identity on the internet and making sure you are an individual and can be…

  • QzqLPfCY - BLOGIFUL DAY 1 + GIVEAWAY Announcement
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    BLOGIFUL DAY 1 + GIVEAWAY Announcement

    Blog Design Trends & Web Design Principles You Need To Know   WELCOME TO BLOGIFUL! Kat and I are so happy to have finally been able to do this for so long after spending hours discussing and planning this. We are so excited to share with you some great info to get your blog looking fab for the new year. Today, my topic is Blog Design Trends & some Web Design Principles you should know when getting ideas and starting to design your blog.   Blog Design Trends: Ideas to Inspire You   You might’ve already been looking at some book blogs with cool designs or maybe you haven’t even…