Posts in Blogging
The Perks Of Being A Small Blogger

As a blogger I'm fully aware that I am and possibly will be a small blogger for the foreseeable future but whilst that may have some drawbacks however there are some big positives to never making the big leagues. Everyone's blogging experience is different, some folks have a quick almost meteoric rise into the world of social media whereas as some have a slow burning progression, I'm very much in the second category but here are a few reasons as to why I don't begrudge my blogging career thus far. What does your blogging journey look like? Have you noticed a change in how you do things thanks to your numbers?

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When You're Stuck For Blogging Ideas

 Despite all the great ideas out there that could be sparked by any little thought or inspired by other amazing folks on occasion they just don't feel right for you and you're not in the mood to explore the subject matter further. When blogging ideas fail to motivate it can be harder to create something let alone anything of high quality. Here's a few ways I've stopped feeling a little stuck when the ideas don't ebb like they usually do, how do you keep blog ideas ticking over?

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Some Of My Favourite Blog Posts Post-Squarespace Move

In April of this year I finally made the jump from Blogger to Squarespace as my new hosting site and it's been one of the best decisions even though it meant splashing out. Although it's not in my nature I feel it's still important to look back at our past achievements and shine a light on them no matter how small, hopefully so you can bring back some much needed motivation and find some inspiration if its been lacking. What are your most loved blog posts from other or your own be it for their content, style or aesthetics?

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Blog Props That Never Fail Me

Blog photography can come in many forms however for me I'm someone who likes to make their own accompanying photographs with varying success. For many photographers there are those (big or small) props that we return to out of familiarity but we know they work well regardless of the subject matter. These are my most loved props that I use in my blog photography, what are your firm favourites when it comes to the details in your work?

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Catching Up On The Yearly Goals

At the start of the year I made it to try and set myself measurable goals for 2017, now we're in august and we're well over the half way point of the year I thought it time to take a look back and see whether I've actually met any of them. Here I've broken down my lifestyle and blogging objectives. Here's how I've rated my targets for the year, what are your goals for the year and have they come to fruition?

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When You Feel You've Run Out Of Ideas

If you're a content creator of any subject then you'll know that some months you can think of all the great ideas and they can flow seamlessly but some months the pool of creativity can dry up and you're left feeling frustrated or unmotivated. Sometimes your process needs a bit of  a shock to the system. Here are some ways to hopefully combat the feeling of not having any great concepts to explore in the tank and get you back in the game. How do you deal with days that don't have that spark of your talent?

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Current Everyday Blogging Items

Blogging and creating your own space on the internet can be quite surprising as it can take a lot of work despite appearances this means employing the use of go-to equipment that can make the process easier. No matter your blogging style or journey thus far, there are those few objects that you couldn't do without but they don't necessarily need to be brand spanking new. These are the most reliant items within my blogging arsenal, what are yours?

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Finding Ways To Recharge Your Creativity

During April / May of this year my motivation and creativity levels in regards to Not Copper Armour were incredibly low. A slump in inspiration is something we've all experienced from time to time but how we overcome this period is just as important as understanding why it happened. How do you come back after any kind of crash when your muse leaves you (be it a complete surprise or not)?

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How Moving To Squarespace Helped Me & My Blog

At the start of April this year I announced the relaunch of Not Copper Armour and all the new things it had to offer with its look, feel and features - this has all been created due to a move to Squarespace. It's been the best decision I could have ever made for my tiny piece of internet and it's has the potential scope for so much more. Are you considering a move to any other blog hosting site? Have you moved and do you like it?

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Tools For Helping Your Blog

Blogging is a much bigger affair than some believe, it has the ability to take up all your time depending on how many hours you want to put in but there are a few ways to streamline your working and help your blog content get out there in general. These are a few sites and apps that can benefit your process which are good for a whole number of reasons, these are my favourites. What are your stand out internet tools for pushing your enterprise out into the world?

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Ways To Start Building A Strong Brand

Cultivating a brand can be a good thing, be it for your blog, business or general online presence (whether you earn from any of these ventures or not) - it can help draw in an audience and solidify what you're all about. A brand can be built with graphics, text, photography, the subject you wish to discuss and all those other little things that make up a site, what would you tell a beginner? How did you improve your 'brand'?

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Online Content To Love #01

The online world is huge, in fact using the word 'huge' is an understatement, meaning we can get stuck in our small corner of the internet and not venture out of it to find new inspiration but sometimes it's good to source out new bloggers and youtube channels to fall in love with. As a creator I'm all for singing the praises of others, not only does it celebrate fellow influencers but it can also put any potential audience in touch with more great reads.. Here are some amazing bloggers and youtubers that I'm currently loving, where are your favourite online spaces to escape to?

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When You're Not In The Mood To Blog

The motivation to physically blog can be less than forthcoming and when the mood just isn't there it may be time to turn your hand to something else however there are still other things to keep the focus on your site. Here are a few other ideas that you can accomplish instead of post writing, what do you do when you're not quite in the right frame of mind for blogging?

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Things To Think About When Moving To Squarespace

Moving to Squarespace just over a month ago has been one of the best things to happen in my blogging journey thus far, it's allowed for more potential ideas and a step up in quality. Transferring the blog over was a completely new experience with many late nights, so if you're thinking of making the plunge here are a few things to take into consideration. What did you learn from making a big move with your blog?

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