Drive-by blog post: My August blog recommendation

…and my July recommendation. I know, it didn’t take long for me to miss a month but it’s ok because I’m making it up here. I chose these two from the long list for Blog Awards Ireland so we’re going for the full Irish this month.

Honest to BlogChloe

One of the few blogs that has had me laugh out loud at every post I’ve read – and that’s only about six of them. I’m going back to read some more soon. It’s a comic-style stream of conscious blog…and it’s hilarious. Complete with actual drawings by Chloe to demonstrate things. The post about unemployment has a picture of a brain that had me in bits.

Love this logo.

Love this logo.

Jenny Don’t be Hasty Jenny McShane

I swear it’s not because she has the same name as me. Although Jenny is an awesome name. I eagerly await the Coca Cola bottle. Anyway, content aside, the design of this blog is deadly. Content not aside, there’s a little bit of everything, which I like. There are reviews on make-up, books, films music, etc and as a fellow journalism graduate, her musings speak to me too. Well worth a luck.

Two years on: Time for a change?

I am a girl who gets bored with things. I am the type who changes Facebook profile pictures constantly, I used to change Bebo skins every second day and could change my phone’s wallpaper on a regular basis. But then if I stick with something for long enough, it will be imprinted there permanently and it will take a lot for me to change it. I had one Facebook profile up for a year, my twitter profile has only seen two pictures in three years. You know when you get so used to something that you can’t imagine changing it to something different?

My humble blog turned two years old in April of this year and I’m happy to say that it is currently at its strongest. But I’m starting to wonder if I could own it a bit more? Make the design a bit more personal (without spending any money on themes).  Continue reading

Shameless plug: The ups and downs of starting up a website

Alright, so while this is obviously going to be a massively shameless plug about my new website, which I set up with the wonderful Lizzie Nolan, it is also going to be about the trials and tribulations we went through in the process of setting it up.

shesays.ie

shesays.ie

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