All posts tagged: blogging

How I Edit My Photos

Living in the UK means that we don’t get a great deal of sunlight except in the summer but even that is difficult as our seasons have blurred drastically in the last couple of months. Today I’ll be showing you how I edit my photos – and yes, this includes those already featured on my blog! Whilst every photo has its own characteristics dependent on things like lighting and shutter speed, I generally use the same steps for every photo that I edit. There are however, some rules I abide by first before editing anything. My first rule of thumb is to make sure that the base of the photo is good enough to edit. This includes good lighting (or at the very least, average lighting), a considered composition and a decent quality all-around. If all these boxes are ticked, it will make the editing process a lot easier and more successful. To give you a bit of guidance, I never take photos in artificial (bedroom) lighting because I know from experience, editing will never …

Some changes.

Hi everyone. This is just a quick announcement post to let you know of the (positive) changes that I’m putting forward on this blog! I’ve been blogging (kinda) consistently for a good 3-4 years now and I feel that it’s finally time for it to move into a new chapter. I lost momentum with blogging/writing in the latter-half of last year and there’s really no excuse for this except to say that I didn’t keep up with it. I was even surprised to see I had as many views as I did in a couple of those months! But the truth is, I didn’t have a writing plan. A lot of posts I’ve written up until this New Year have been written days before upload. Sometimes even hours before upload. What does keep me going with this blog though is the fact that I do enjoy writing. I’ve set some new goals for this year and one of them does concern the blog. I honestly feel that it’s time for a re-birth and re-growth where …

My Current Playlist #3

For those unfamiliar to this series, I simply post 30 songs that I have been recently listening to in the past few weeks. My playlist can be very mixed as I tap into a lot of different genres as to avoid repeating what’s already being played on mainstream radio. Oh, and there are a few Christmas songs which are no longer relevant but were when I was compiling this list, haha! Enjoy. 🙂 Here are my top 30 picks as of recent: Billie Eilish – bellyache Billie Eilish – watch Billie Eilish – all the good girls go to hell TSHA – Me You Tones and I – Dance Monkey Mabel – Loneliest Time of Year Lewis Capaldi – Before You Go Stormzy – Vossi Bop Stormzy – Superheroes Stormzy – Do Better Stormzy – Lessons Stormzy ft. MNEK – Blinded By Your Grace (part 2) Harry Styles – Adore You Harry Styles – Falling The Weeknd – Blinding Lights Sam Smith – Get Here (cover) blackbear – hot girl bummer blackbear – Weak When …

If We Were Having Coffee #5

Happy new year, loves! I actually haven’t written one of these in a good 5/6 months so what better way to start the year off than with some coffee time on the blog? It’s undoubtedly still winter so grab your hot beverage and catch up with me below on where I’ve been and what I have set for 2020: If we were having coffee, I would tell you… Like every year, I make a group of New Years resolutions. Obviously, a good half of them are the same like any other year – read more, do more exercise, eat better, sleep better. This year, I decided that I would learn to cook and make some yummy new dishes. Towards the end of 2019, I got really bored of what I was bringing into work everyday food-wise – I just felt uninspired. I love food but to not put that same passion into cooking is quite frankly disappointing. I mean, I know how to cook but it would just be nice to make something new and …

My Current Playlist #2

If you follow me on my Instagram, you’ll know that one of my favourite things that I love to upload on my IG Stories is screenshots of what I’m listening to on Spotify at that moment. I am on the constant search for new artists and tend to support smaller indie artists now since I’ve rinsed my mainstream playlists like a million times – bored is an understatement. Can we please just talk about Harry Style’s recent SNL live performances though?! The man is doing no wrong! So inclusive! (This is also coming from someone who’s traditionally not a 1D fan.) Here’s my newly assembled list of 30 songs that I’ve been enjoying as of late: Keshi – 2 soon Keshi – summer Keshi – right here Zedd, Kehlani – Good Thing Why Mona – Wannabe (Spice Girls cover!) Lauv – Bracelet OneRepublic – Rescue Me Noah Kahan – False Confidence Harry Styles – Lights Up Harry Styles – Watermelon Sugar Chance the Rapper (ft. John Legend) – All Day Long Chance the Rapper (ft. …