Archives for July 2011

Love You Like A Love Song


Dress: Dorothy Perkins*

New favourite dress. I bought this last week, and since then have worn it far too much. I can’t be the only person who does that! I haven’t bought any new clothes really since last November, so its nice to be able to find things I like! In fact, I ended up ordering the coral version* yesterday online – if you like the Dorothy Perkins Facebook page, you’ll get a code for 15% off, and its free delivery until Monday if you spend £40 or more*. Yesterday I had to get measured again for new bra’s – I went to House of Fraser and wasn’t really that impressed with the selection in the size they measured me at, ended up spending £90 on 3 bras. Sigh. I think I’m going to try out Boux Avenue, since I found 3 bra sets there for £25 in total. Anyone ordered from them before?

My links this week are a bit animal themed!

I have so so much to post, and so little inclination – any tips on how to give myself a kick up the bum?!

HtCC – Archie Grand

Since getting my iPad, I’ve had to reign in my stationary habit. Even so, I still have at least 5 notebooks in my office just waiting to be used. (I’m too afraid to write the first word in a nice notebook. Anyone else get that?)

I could have done with one of these notebooks by Archie Grand at the Aussie event though. Perhaps if I’d had the “Bloggers I Met And Liked” notebook, I could have taken down everyones blog address.

They can be bought from Amazon*

UK Blogger Map – FMM


You can buy this print from StacieSwift on Etsy

It’s been just a week since I announced (sounds a bit too grand really) my UK bloggers map. The response to it has been overwhelming in all senses of the word. I’m seriously pleased about the response to it, and have spotted so many people chatting to their new found neighbours on Twitter!

There’s a few things I’ve noticed or have been asked, so thought I’d collate them all together

Your blog address is the websites URL.
Its not the genre which you consider your blog to be. It’s not something to leave blank (which kinda defeats the point!) It is most definitely, not in a million years, not for the first line of your address – and its not just one person who did that. I only want to know your general area that you’re comfortable giving out.

You only need to submit once
After the map was featured on a super-popular bloggers site, I ended up with 300 new entries within just a few hours. Which is awesome, and completely blew me away. (By the way, I should mention here how impressed I am with my hosts 34SP.com* – I had a lot of people all hitting the blog at once, and not one complaint that the site was down. Seriously recommend them (and if you click this link*, you’ll also be earning me points towards paying for my hosting. Which would be nice.))
But because the map is manually updated by just me, and I can only update the map for a few hours in the evening, there were quite a few duplicate entries. You will appear, I promise!

You really do need to fill in that form
Tweets, emails and comments will be ignored – the form automatically populates a spreadsheet, and from there I update the map. Sounds fussy, but I want to make sure I get everyone on there, and with the right info!

Your information will not be sold
However, if a PR is organising an event in a city, and would like to know some local bloggers, I’ll happily provide a list from the spreadsheet. Its the same information on the map, its just in a neater format. If you are a PR wanting that sort of info – let me know!

Why isn’t there a map for food bloggers/photographers/people who own a Lady Gaga album?
Because theres not enough time in the day? I’d be quite happy to explain to someone who would like to make their own version for a different interest group how to have the same set up as I have – just email me!

My blog hasn’t appeared and I filled in the form ages ago
This map is for fashion and beauty blogs in the UK (and Ireland). So if your blog is about technology, or various news topics, or you’re based in Europe, then…well, its kinda obvious why you’re not on there. If I’ve gotten that wrong though, then email me.

I’m in the wrong place!
Mostly its down to Google. I’m pretty hopeless with some areas of the countrys geography, so I rely on Google Maps to tell me where somewhere is. If its totally, completely wrong, email me!

I’ve changed my details
Email me!

I don’t want to be on this anymore
Do I need to say it again? Email! EEEEEEEEEMAIL.

I think thats it for now. Have a question I’ve not covered here? Leave me a comment, or y’know, email me. Don’t think I’ve mentioned how emailing me is a good idea enough. Actually just email for a chat. I like emails.

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