Why I Don’t Feel Comfortable with Cancel Culture

Last week, amongst the outpouring of support for the Black Lives Matter movement, social media was also awash with posts about influencers who had previously posted content which went against everything they were posting about online against racism. In fact, their past tweets, blog posts and comments were themselves racist in nature. Let me start by saying that in no way do I condone racism. I don’t know how it...

Social Media Lessons I’ve Learnt During Lockdown

Ok, so obviously lockdown isn’t something any of us would have asked for, and it has been an unbelievably tough time, but I have tried to find the positives, and one of those, for me, has been my change in attitude towards social media. I won’t try and deny it, as somebody who runs a lifestyle blog and also works in social media, I was 100% addicted before lockdown. I...

The Social Media Management Platform You Need To Try

•Sponsored Post• Alongside blogging, I have been working on a freelance basis as a social media manager for a few select clients. Social media management is a a lot more time consuming than people often think. Being constantly available as a brand, whether that brand is your own or you are working on behalf of somebody else, can be exhausting. Using a social media management tool such as ContentCal can...

5 Things I Do as a Social Media Manager

As well as working on my blog, I also earn money working freelance as a social media manager. Sometimes I get asked what this involves, as it mostly looks like I’m just attached to my iPhone 24/7. I thought I’d share some of the things I have been doing over the past few months working on social media for a local PR company. Run Facebook, Instagram & Twitter Accounts Probably...

Negativity on Social Media. Attention Seeking or a Cry for Help? 

This morning I wrote a status on my personal Facebook profile. It was a fairly depressing few sentences summing up my emotions on what has been a very low day for me.  As somebody who suffers with depression and anxiety, my friends, family members and acquaintances, as well as my followers are used to seeing a yo-yo of emotions from day to day on my social media.  Sometimes I share...

Addicted to Social Media? Why I’m Going Tech-Free One Day a Week 

Hi, I’m Emma and I’m addicted to my phone. Yes, it may sound funny, but I’m serious.  I’m sat up in the small hours of the morning, feeding Benjamin, and coming to the worrying realisation that the reason I feel like time is always going by so fast is this addictive little gadget in my hands.  I am almost constantly attached to my phone. Even when it runs out of...

How it Really Feels to be ‘Cut Out’ by a Close Friend 

So if you’re a friends fan (like me), you might recall the episode (The One with Ross’ Tan) where Phoebe and Monica are trying to avoid seeing an old friend of theirs and the phrase ‘cut out’ was used to describe the act of blocking a former friend out of your life.  With the age of social media, this act has become even easier to achieve, all you need to...

Mummy Monday – How I Utilise my Time with a Newborn 

Baby Benjamin is almost 3 weeks old and I’ve finally started feeling like I’m getting the hang of this 3 children thing. It helps that Cameron is at school and Carly is still at nursery 3 days a week. I’ve worked out how to make the most of my time now there’s a new little one around and thought I would share for any other new mums who are feeling...