Big changes are hard to tackle, so I wondered wheather fixing your routine and making small changes to your day can, in turn change your life.
I couldn’t tell you how many times a day I think to myself ‘I’d love to be able to do this or that’, like give up my beloved cups of coffee, but I never really stop and think about the changes I would like to make. Until now.
Here is my pledge, my early New Year Resolutions, my personal goals – call it what you like! Below is how I have begun to change my day.
When I left uni and began working full-time, I wish i had known these blogging top tips to help balance my time. I’ve been blogging for almost three years and yet until the beginning of this year I did not give it, or my social media, the time it deserves.
In those years I have trained to be a journalist, interned for six months and then spent the last two years in full-time employment as a feature writer, as well as freelancing in journalism and copywriting.
I hope you can understand how, with such a busy workload, I have struggled to get my blog and social media following off the ground.
(NOTE that I said understand why I have struggled, not why I have failed.)
#food, #foodie, #foodstagram, #nomnomnom… half a billion pictures of food photography have been uploaded to Instagram with these popular hashtags, demonstrating that food is still hugely popular on social media – as if we didn’t know that already.
Food photography is even shaping tourism with one in seven people choosing where to go on holiday according to food they have seen on Instagram You can see the top ten most Instagrammed food destinations around the world here.
To help you improve your insta-skills, the famed foodie sisters Hemsley + Hemsley have shared their top food photography tips with me…
Call me jaded, if you will, but as soon as #MeToo began to spread across my social media I simply rolled my eyes.
It felt like another worthless social media exercise; a feminist bandwagon we all jump on and then slowly but surely abandon. Remember #yesallwomen?
It did, however, trigger some deep thought in me…
This week marked one whole year in full-time, permanent employment in my dream job as a feature writer.
I still have a long way to go in my career until I feel like I’ve ‘made it’, but I’m miles from where I was a couple of years ago.
If you are also just starting out in the industry, or you hope to one day, these are the lessons I have learnt…