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Blogging, Lifestyle

Back to Blogging Basics

I know so many people that have fallen out of love with blogging over the last few years, including myself, but I couldn’t work out why. Was it the saturated market, was it that other platforms took over, or was it that we all suddenly hated writing. I don’t think it’s the latter somehow. Blogging used to be like diary…

Blogging, Lifestyle

10 Mistakes I’ve Made in 7 Years of Blogging

Since starting my blog in 2014, I have had big ideas and dreams for it, ignored it, loved it, been disinterested in it, changed its direction and so much more. Here are some of the blogging mistakes I’ve made along the way. Maybe you’ll relate, maybe you’ll learn from them. 1. Not using stock images. It seemed like bad practice…

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Blogging, Lifestyle

24 Struggles of The Blog Life

Life for us bloggers is hard. While everybody is out there mocking us for taking just one more picture before eating our now-cold food, there’s so much more going on behind the scenes. I’m writing this as an ode to fellow bloggers, and the things we do to get the job done! Don’t blog? Welcome to the struggles of the…

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5 Years Blogging and How It Benefits Offline Life

On this day exactly 5 years ago, I started Tea Is For Tina. It was the first time I had ever thought of starting one, and I just went for it. I didn’t consider making money or finding followers. I just decided to write my ramblings all in one place and see if maybe others would come across them. It’s…

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#hidbythegrid Showing Your True Self on Instagram

More and more I’m hearing people talk about how social media, and particularly Instagram, has a negative effect on their wellbeing. The constant barrage of retouched images and seemingly perfect lives can take its toll, make you feel inadequate, and lead to unrealistic goals and comparison. Most people show the best part of their lives on social media, but what…