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How to stop abusive comments on Instagram Live

If you caught my Instagram Stories earlier this week you may have seen me ranting to camera about the unpleasant experiences I’d had using Instagram Live that day.  While previously Live has always been a joy – a direct connection with friends and followers for real time interaction – something seemed to have changed. Both

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10 reasons why I’m voting Labour this week

Just a heads up before you read on – I’m getting political here, which is not something I do very often on this blog. If that’s not for you, I totally understand – feel free to skip this post, and normal service will resume tomorrow :).  1. The NHS. I worked for the NHS under

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the ‘I hate’ game

The mind of a four year old is a wonderfully unpredictable thing. Whereas with adults I can pretty easily predict the direction a conversation will take, with Orla I frequently land in discussions that aren’t even on the map. So it is that her new favourite thing is the ‘I hate game’. What started as a teasing

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Webtroverts Unite!

You’ve undoubtably come across the terms introvert and extrovert before. They’re used to to describe a couple of interchangeable phenomenons, which means the meaning can often get muddled, but the definition I’ve always taken most interest in – and the one that seems to be backed by research & evidence experience – goes something like this:

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Some comments on Instagram Comment Pods

Comment pods sprung up around a year ago via one of the company’s advocating (and usually also selling) botting growth techniques. The premise is fairly simple: a group of Instagram users join together in DMs and agree to like and comment on one another’s posts. The idea is generally to do this quite promptly – ideally

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Outfits from my 20s

I’ve always blogged in some capacity of another.  First there was livejournal – oh, livejournal – and then throughout my 20s a blog called From Wonderland with Love. (It’s long gone now, but there are still a few posts out there on the wayback machine, for those of you curious enough to look.) I didn’t have much

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#HurrayForPlay

If you listened to my recent podcast episode with Xanthe Berkeley you might already have been bitten by the project bug. She spoke about it so inspiringly that I immediately felt like I needed to embrace something new, and from the emails and messages I’ve been receiving, I know lots of you did too. So we

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