How (& why!) to start a blog, design a website or run an online shop

Whether you’ve dabbed with blogging in the past, or are completely new to it but would like to start sharing your ideas online, maybe now is the time to give it a go. If you’re planning to start a blog, website or even build an online shop, here’s some advice from someone (me!) who has been doing it for over a decade..!

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Why I don’t have adverts on my blog

I’ve published a few posts about my blog recently because I thought it was about time I shared the reasons behind the things I do here at Cassiefairy HQ. Today I’m talking that most controversial subject of all: adverts. Sure we all start blogging because, well, we just want to. But after a while, the […]

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Why my blog isn’t perfect

After blogging for 10+ years, I’ve made some very definite decisions on how I want to run my ‘little corner of the world wide web’. When I look back over the years, I sometimes cringe at the posts I wrote, the photos I took and the design of my site, but it was all a […]

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Bloggers – Learning digital marketing IS important!

Ever wondered why some blog posts go viral, why some content is shared more than others and why you’re seeing the same things being pinned over and over again? Do you ever get just a little jealous that a fellow blogger’s article on ‘5 tips for a happy life’ is getting hundreds more hits than […]

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 74,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that […]

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2012 in Review: My favourite blog posts from Cassiefairy.com

Last year was really a significant year for my blog – I started writing more, taking more photos, chatting to my readers and other lovely bloggers and have posted pretty-much every day for the whole year! I started to take myself more seriously with my blog writing and I dropped the wordpress domain name and upgraded […]

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Today is an exciting day…

I am pleased to announce that my blog now has its own domain name! Yes, I must be a grown-up in the world of blogging now, because I have thrown off the shackles of the .wordpress.com domain (although, of course, my blog is still hosted  by WordPress, because its awesome) and I have shortened my blog address to […]

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The WordPress #postaday or #postaweek challenge – which is for me?

I’ve decided to join up to the WordPress Post-A-Day/Post-A-Week campaign and try to increase my blogging activity, both on my personal blog and the Cassiefairy blog. Here’s the link to The Daily Post blog so you can find out what this challenge is all about, and maybe get involved. The trouble is, choosing either Post-a-Day […]

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