Thursday, 16 August 2018

Ways to Optimize your posts for SEO

SEO (Search engine optimisation) is important when it comes to blogging and its a topic that I am still forever learning about and trying to understand.  SEO is about getting on the first page of Google when someone searches for certain words. You then want people to click on the link to your blog. 


Today I wanted to give you some SEO help with the basics so you can start optimizing your content. You could also use an SEO agency if you feel that is the best way for you. 


Do your keyword research

Chances are you are already using keywords without realising. However there are tools to help you find the related keywords. I use the Google AdWords Keyword tool for this however there are others you can use for example on WordPress the Yoast plugin.


Utilize keywords throughout your posts

It's important to place the keywords you plan on using where they have the most impact. Some of the places you should think about including them are:

-The title

-Headings/Subheadings
-Introductory sentence
- Concluding paragraph
- Anchor text (text you hyperlink to other related pages on your site)
- Title tags and meta descriptions


Optimizing images
This is something I need to start doing as I often forget. When uploading an image to your blog be sure to use keywords in the file name. 

Reference others

If mentioning another blogger or article in a post, link to the blog/article not only is it polite it gives you a chance to use quality links as they are valuable for blogs looking to rank higher in the search engines results. 

I hope this post has given you some SEO help as I know it can be a confusing topic.



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Wednesday, 15 August 2018

2018 Bathroom Trends

Are you planning to revamp your bathroom and in need of some interior inspiration? 
The bathroom is the place where lots of people find the time to enjoy a long soak and relax in the bath. This is why its important to have a calm and relaxing bathroom that suits you.

There are some great bathroom trends at the moment and I wanted to share with you today 4 different bathroom trends that I love at the moment:


Botanical
Inspired by nature a botanical themed bathroom is all about the natural materials and soft pastel colours. There are many ways you can make this theme work for you for example for a more tropical look you can add lots of natural materials and  textures such as rattan and cork. For a boho look you can add a bit of floral wallpaper and prints to the room. If you are wanting a more minimalist look why not go for a all white bathroom with green from the plants adding a touch of colour. When it comes to adding plants to your bathroom its a good idea to research the sorts of plants where the bathroom is the ideal environment as not all plants can cope with humidity.

Rose Gold
Rose gold is still a popular trend in home interiors as well as jewellery so adding a bit Rose gold to your bathroom is a great choice to add some classy elegance to the room. You can add a touch of rose gold to the bathroom with accessories or fixtures such as taps. With rose gold its all about adding subtle touches and is the perfect accent tone when set against key colour tones such a pale grey for example.

Monochrome
A monochrome bathroom is a trend that is classic and also edgy.  Monochrome offers a stunning effect in the bathroom and can make the room look more expensive than it really is. Some great ways of adding monochrome is by using black and white tiles or adding a feature wall with a black and white patterned wallpaper. A popular choice is a patterned tiled floor with clean white painted or tiled walls.

Marble

I don't know about you but when I think of marble in the bathroom I think of luxury polished marble and a glamourous looking interiors. It's not a low cost option to have marble tiles on the walls, floor or both however if you are on a budget purchasing marble accessories is a great way of incorporating the trend into the room.


If you are in need of professional services to revamp your bathroom designs, visit Harrogate Bathrooms








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Sunday, 12 August 2018

What Mummy Wore: Summer Dresses with fashion world

During the summer months I love keeping cool in a maxi dress. With the heatwave this summer I've been wearing maxi dresses often. I was given the oppertunity recently to try out some dresses from Fashion world.   One of the reasons I prefer maxi dresses is because I feel a lot more comfortable in them especially as I feel they tend to suit my body shape much better than shorter dresses do.

When I was looking at the selection that Fashionworld have to offer I was impressed with how many there were and that they have them in plus sizes too. In general I have to size up when it comes to dresses as they fit and look much better than if I go for my usual top size.


The first dress I opted for is this gorgeous floral printed Joanna Hope maxi dress. It's great for dressing up or down paired with right accessories and I love how flattering the sleeves and bust area is on me as it covers up the areas I don't like. The dress flows nicely giving me a flattering shape and I feel comfortable in it. The fabric is Jersey which I was worried would cling to me showing my lumps and bumps, however found this wasn't the case at all. The length of the dress was perfect for me (I'm 5ft 6) not too long that I'd trip over or too short that I'd feel uncomfortable.  At £52 the dress is perfect for when you are unsure what to wear at a special occasion and want to feel like you are making an effort but not trying too hard. It's also a great dress if you want to wear black with a pop of colour to stand out. 







Another dress that caught my eye is the Tie dye maxi dress. It's a perfect casual summer dress which is ideal for your holiday wardrobe. This is my summer maxi dress essential in the heatwave we are having as its easy to wear and looks great paired with sandles. I love the Tie dye affect as I think it gives the dress a hippy vibe. The dress is comfortable to wear and I love the drawstring belt to cinch the waist. Again this is a gorgous flattering dress with the length being ideal for my height and at £29 its a great price too!

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