I decided in January, that 2017 would be the year for me. In hope that it would bring me great things, I knew I would have to make some appropriate changes to achieve the bigger goals that I had been aiming for and I was willing to take some major risks to get where I wanted. Coming up to the age of 28, I was not going to p*ss about for any longer.  


When I had started blogging, it was to help me escape the dark shadow that cuddled my normally positive body. To collect some happy endorphins, I had started running and wanted to show others that the training I endured was helping me out, not just physically, but mentally also. I was just an ordinary girl, dealing with bereavement and heartbreak; and if I were able to create happiness from a natural high, anyone else could too.  


Writing was another outlet, I would vomit words onto paper for the world to see and it was a good feeling to ‘let go’. Eventually, it became more than just a hobby on the side. I was then invited to many events, met some great people along the way and even tried out products that would help me alongside my training. It became an exciting world to be involved in, what was there not to love? I wasn’t looking to blog full-time nessecarily, but it made me crave more from my professional life. There was more that I could be doing, even more that I could be giving.


So I took on the #BLOGGERBOOTCAMP with Styled Social in hope that it would give me an insight to the world of writing professionally.  



It would be a four week course, touching base on all things blogging. The course had stated that it would help writers like me, to create great contact, a strong online presence and would help generate a genuine social media following.


They would give you the tips and skills to help you professionally, so that your blog would eventually make the money. Getting back what you have given essentially. I had picked up a lot of information whilst on the course, which was based on Oxford Road, Manchester, but I feel it was the networking and the social aspect side of it, was what I had learned a great deal from.


Working with others so closely on the same project but using the tools so differently was great to see. We all had different backgrounds and we all had different reasons as to why we were here, so seeing others struggle with the same issues I had whilst trying to produce great content, was comforting to see. I WAS NOT ALONE.  


Overall, there were many things I was missing out on, and it had opened my eyes to the little details I had been forgetting when publishing each post. So after the four week course, I would be treating ‘this job’ as just that; a second job. LipstickAndTrainers.com had become so much more valuable to me, and I had to look after her correctly.  



So in celebration, I want to give you all the chance to WIN your very own #BLOGGERBOOTCAMP journal (worth 17.99!) to help you with YOUR blogging journey to success. All you have to do is follow the instructions below, and you will be in the chance of winning this bloggers dream piece of stationary.


It is something I look forward to using to organise my blogging life, so I hope I can give someone a little treat in hope it will help you move forward with your own blog baby.   Good luck!!


Want to know more on the course? They also have one in London and Leeds! Visit this website.  




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    cheryl hadfield
    February 21, 2017 at 11:15 pm

    I am hoping to achieve my goal of starting my own blog in the next few months, I think this would help me be organised

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    February 23, 2017 at 11:21 am

    This is exactly how I feel about my blog at the moment – she’s my baby and I want to nurture her and help her grow! I started it as a portfolio of sorts, in the hopes that writing would one day be my career. It seems finally be paying off, as I’ve now had some paid writing work as a result. Long may it continue!

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    February 24, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    The bootcamp sounded like fun. I’m going to check out their other events as I think I could benefit from this as a relatively new blogger!

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    Sandeep Sandhu
    March 1, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    I really want to up my blogging game so this would be perfect for me!

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