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Get your blog ready for the new year

Season Greetings guys! How is everyone getting ready for the holidays? We are excited here. Definitely caught the Christmas bug in our house. It has been very busy here but I am finally slowing down and getting into the jolly mood. I am done with uni work for the year and I won’t be posting on Fashion and Style Police as often as I usually do for the rest of this year. I want to take some proper time off and just do nothing. The holidays is a great time to relax and bond with the family. It is also a great time to get your blog ready for the new year.

 

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Get your blog ready for the new year

How do you get your blog ready for 2020? Here are 3 ways you could do this before this year ends –

 

Take a good look at your blog

Before you can successfully improve something, you have to know what needs improving. This rule applies to everything including blogs. To improve your blog, you need to take a good honest look at it and look for ways you could improve it. It could be the blog name, theme, blog layout/design, or domain. There is always room for improvement, so take a good look at your blog and look for ways to improve it for the new year.

 

Improve your photography game

Blogs are visual, which means your pictures have to look pretty. No one would read a great post if the pictures in the blog post are poor quality. Pictures have the power to attract more eyeballs to your blog posts so work on improving your photography skills this holiday. You could take a photography course, play around with picture editing tools like Lightroom, Photoshop and the likes, so you know how to make the most of the pictures you do take.

 

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Research great blog topics

In other to have great content for 2020, you should start researching blog topics now that would work great for your niche. That way you have interesting blog post ideas lined up ready to go for the new year.

 

The holiday period is usually quiet on the big wide web, as many people are offline having a life. Which makes it the best time to work on your blog and get it ready for the new year. If you want to improve your blog and start making money off it in 2020, get in touch to find out more about my blog coaching service.

I may be back on here before Christmas but just incase I am not, here’s, me wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy new year in advance.

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Blocking Buyers on eBay

I have recently resumed selling on eBay and I am finding the new system very seller friendly and easy to use. It takes me few minutes to have an item listed on my eBay account and it has encouraged to keep selling on the platform. A few years ago, the listing process was so long-winded, it could take an 1 hour to list a bundle of clothes, but thanks to the new eBay app, this is no longer the case.

If you sell on eBay regularly, you would have come across all types of buyers. I have seen it all. The ones in far away countries that insist on buying your item even though it is clearly listed for UK residents only. I have seen the buyers who never pay and the ones would buy items and then send you messages on how they are suddenly unable to pay. Or the buyers who ask you question after question. It ca get frustrating as a seller and a buyer, as I buy and sell on there, so I have seen both sides.

 

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Blocking Buyers on eBay

If you like to protect yourself while selling on eBay, the smartest thing to do is to block the time wasters and scammers once you have had an encounter with them. This stops them bidding or attempting to buy your items again. It also prevents them from contacting you. On my eBay account, I have blocked only 4 buyers, so it is not a common occurrence for me. But I know many other sellers who have blocked hundreds of dodgy buyers over the years.

 

Here is how to go about blocking buyers on eBay –

Sign in and head to the seller’s centre. Once you are on the page, you can type in help in resolving buyer issues, and then scroll down to the bottom for instructions  on how to block buyers. eBay allows you block up to 5000 buyers, so plenty room for the buyers you don’t want.

I am grateful this feature is available. Dealing with fraudsters and time wasters can be draining. So at least with this feature, we won’t have to cross paths again.

 

Do you buy or sell on eBay? How are you finding it? Have you had your own fair share of annoying people on there? How do you deal with it? Please share your tried and tested tips in the comments section below. Let’s chat.

Thanks for stopping by.

Giveaway – Win Lip Smacker Coca Cola Lip Balm (Pack of 6) Assorted Flavours

Hey peeps! Hope your week has been all shades of amazing. Mine has been great! It is the blog’s birthday month and a month of giveaways. This week I am giving away this Lip Smacker Coca Cola Lip Balm (Pack of 6), Assorted Flavours. I have used this lip balm set for years now and I really like the flavours. They moisturise my lips perfectly; leaving them soft and smooth. They are great for the autumn/winter season when the lips tend to be a bit more dry. The lip balm also taste amazing too! My daughter is a huge fan of them. She loves the taste of the lip balms especially the Cherry Coke and Fanta flavours. I love them too! The Fanta Strawberry is so amazing. 

 

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The lovely flavours available in the tin are –

Cocacola Vanilla

Cocacola Cherry

Fanta Orange

Sprite

Fanta Strawberry

Cocacola

 

Rules of the Giveaway

Here are the rules of the giveaway –

  1. Follow Fashion and Style Police on Instagram.
  2. Follow Fashion and Style Police on Twitter.
  3. Retweet this post on Twitter.
  4. Leave me a comment here on the blog telling the flavour you would try first. Please include your Twitter name in the comment so I can find you easily.

You can also keep up with my blog giveaways on my Facebook page. There will be another giveaway going live next week and 2 other giveaways have been posted already this week. So do have a look to see if you are interested in winning any of the prizes here.

 

 

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The Lip Smacker Coca Cola Lip Balm giveaway is worldwide readers. It ends 20 November 2019 at 11pm. The winner will be randomly selected within 24 hours of the giveaway ending and contacted on Twitter. The selected winner will have 48 hours to get back in touch to claim the prize or another winner will be randomly selected.

Good luck everyone! Have a good one!

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