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Do you know how to increase followers on WordPress? Part 2

This is the continuation of my earlier blog. 

Another thing that is recommended to increase followers is social media. I don’t have Facebook or Instagram. But I do have Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest. They are linked to my WordPress account so all my posts get shared there automatically.

When I was running my business, word- of- mouth was how I got my clients. I also went businesses networking. Meeting people face- to- face and doing voluntary jobs got me clients. As a single mum, I wanted to make effective use of my time. So when I met someone I would let them know about my business. I didn’t let shyness stop me. I would ask them if they could make use of my services. Some said ‘yes’ some said ‘no’.

I wasn’t shy, but I was authentic.
It is the same with social media. Building an authentic relationship with people will help you reduce the amount of hours you spend on social media.
You are not going to become viral in one article. It takes dedication, patience and authenticity.

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Do you know how to increase followers on WordPress? Part 1

With so many people blogging nowadays and so much amazing content out there, how can a new blogger on WordPress get followers?

I’m still learning and I would like to get more followers, but how? I like to write my own thoughts. Original content is important to me. From my recent research on blogging it seems you need to post regularly at first in order to be  successful. This worried me because I didn’t want my followers to be overwhelmed by my blogs in their inbox.

I thought about the problem and decided that the way forward was to post short content and publish it twice a week.

That way my followers were not snowed-under, and it gave me time to think about my blogs. A win-win situation. So, if you are new to blogging you might like to consider that.

The second piece of advice which I think is worthwhile is use your own images and photos. WordPress does have some free-to-use images,

and I have used them occasionally, but I think it is far more interesting for your followers if you use your own. That way your followers are tasting something of your life and experiences.

And then you have to decide the title of your post. This is a difficult one. You don’t have to decide straight away. Read through your post and think what title would reach out to me if this was some one else’s blog?  The answer will come to you. My answer usually comes when I have left the article for a while.

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How to save wardrobe space by using Can Ring-Pull

I like my wardrobe to feel nice and look nice. Nicely pressed trousers, beautiful tops for an evening out, special dresses for special occasions all organised and ready to be selected for the appropriate occasion.

598C42B4-AD95-4611-8AD3-5436A0B75689But what happens when your nice clothes don’t fit in your small wardrobe space?  Well, I faced this dilemma a while back. My  wardrobe is small, and I have to confess to some laziness when it comes to organising it. But when I have times I go into super-drive mode and I want everything to be just right. Everything in its place and a place for everything. 

B32F907F-504C-4E14-B3CA-50DD4CEDF0ACSuper-drive mode usually comes out of the blue and can start at 4 in the morning and last until late at night. Well, it was during one of those super-mode days that I found myself struggling to hang everything in my wardrobe. I was drinking my favourite drink ( a can of  Fanta) trying to work out where to hang my outfits. Ah, I was holding the answer in my hand. I took the ‘ring-pull’ from the Fanta can and slipped it over the hook and neck of a coat hangar. Then I took another coat hangar and put the hook into the spare hole of the ring-pull. Two hangars taking the space of one. Being a Fanta drinker I  was able to quickly gather enough ring-pulls to double-up every coat hangar. Problem solved.

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How to dress your daughters

I have two beautiful daughters: one is 12-years-old and the other almost 10-years- old.

When they were younger, I used to dress them in matching clothing. It made life that little bit easier. No problem.

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Until the day my oldest girl asked why she always had to wear the same as her sister. She wanted to look ‘cool’ like her friends. So I had to sit down with my girls and ask them for their views and what they liked. I was surprised at how both have their own tastes in clothing. My eldest hates trousers; denim jeans especially, and she couldn’t stand dresses at time. She only wanted leggings and long tops.

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Her sister on the other loves dresses, cardigans, leggings, denim jeans (provided they don’t have ‘fashionable’ holes and tears) . Listening to my eldest, I tried my best to get her what I thought was the right stuff, she didn’t complain, but once she started secondary school she said ‘Mum, look, no more embarrassing clothes.’ And she was right. As her mother I was still seeing my 12-year-old daughter as my little baby dressing her in pink etc, etc.

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So we both agreed that she can browse through the shopping app on my phone for clothes and show me the ones she likes so when I go out shopping I can buy it for her. So usually I do the majority of their clothes shopping on my own, when they are school. It certainly saves a lot of time because when they come with me it takes forever. And now when I do take them with me it is a special occasion and a treat for us all.

Next you want buy something for you daughter or daughters ask them what want instead assuming you know what best for them, unless of course they babies and toddlers 😊