Why you should read the Darker Shade of Magic series by V. E. Schwab

Imagine four Londons, all of them existing in the same space and time, known as Black, White, Red and Grey. Black London has been completely consumed by magic with nothing left behind. In White London, magic is scarce, the people are power hungry and it’s only getting worse as they’re the only thing standing between…

5 Twitter accounts that are a much-needed salve right now

Twitter is a bit of a stressful place at the moment, what with Brexit, Trump and other nonsense filling out feeds on a daily basis. It can seem like there’s nothing but politics and bad news as we scroll through our feeds. To help, I’ve picked five of my favourite Twitter accounts to follow that…

Buffer, Burnout and the importance of taking a break

Buffer are known for two things: Building a successful social media platform and looking after their staff. In a recent announcement, the company shared why they are giving employees a 6 week paid break from work (after being with the company for 5 years). Not only does this create an incentive and encourage their staff…

5 Features all streaming services need

If you’re like me, you have subscriptions to Netflix, Prime or whatever film and TV streaming services are available in your country. I’m a self-confessed binge watcher and there’s nothing I enjoy more than working my way through a new TV series (or an old one if I’m feeling nostalgic). But I just can’t help…

Easy website tips for small businesses

It can be hard sometimes to run a small business, especially if you don’t have any staff to support you.  A lot of different things need your attention and there’s just not enough time in the day to get through your to-do list. When that happens, your website can sometimes be one of the first…

What I’ve learned working in social media

I’ve been working in social media in some form or another for over seven years now with some fantastic campaigns and projects under my belt. I thought it was about time I shared just a few of the things I’ve learnt whilst working in the digital world. There is no right way and plenty of…

5 Podcasts you should be listening to

The popularity of podcasts now means that there are hundreds of thousands of podcasts to pick from. With that amount of choice, it can be hard to find something good to listen to. To help you, I’ve picked five of my favourites: Drunk Women Solving CrimeThe title alone should make you want to listen to…

The problem with too many apps

A few years ago I was having dinner at Wahaca (as I love to do) and discovered a card on the table which advertised their app, allowing me to pay for my dinner from my phone and just walk out the door. As someone who can get pretty impatient whilst waiting for the bill to…

5 TV Shows that deserve a reboot

Reboots are all the rage at the moment. I’m not sure whether it’s because we’ve run out of original ideas or the guaranteed bucks from reviving a previously successful show. Either way, there’s plenty of them out there at the moment, from recent iterations of Charmed and Roswell to Macgyver and Hawaii Five-0 and people…

5 Changes Twitter Needs

Whenever people start talking about what changes Twitter needs, there’s one thing that’s guaranteed to come up: an edit button. People are desperate for something to fix those annoying typos. And while it’s something that I’d like to see down the line there are a few other features or improvements that I think are desperately…