To post or not to post. That is the question.

I once read that Pete Cashmore posted up to 6 times a day when he first started Mashable. So obviously I had to 1 up him and post SEVEN times when I rebooted Hapiness, Wherever. Of course, that didn’t last 😛 It dwindled, but posting 2 to 4 times a day was still a significant commitment and I think it affected the quality of my posts, to be honest. I started posting less about what I really loved (DIY) as those projects were very time consuming- and more quick posts which I knew would be well-received.
I’ve also since read that over-posting drives readers away! So the mixed messages are pretty confusing. But having ridden the overposting-underposting train (I once didn’t post for 4 months!), I think the conclusion is there’s no real optimum. Do what works best for you. Short time gains come with long term costs so post when you have something you want to say! Going forward, you’ll (only) be hearing from me maybe once – definitely no more than twice!- a day, with the following themes:

Makeover Monday: Beauty

Top Tuesday: Best DIY round-up

Wandering Wednesday: Travel

Foodie Friday: Yum

Saver Saturday/ Sunday: Designer-inspired DIY

What do you guys think? Is there a certain number of postings that resonates with your readers? (i.e leads to more site visits 😛 Everyone knows we bloggers are number crunchers :P)

As Social Media Manager for Bauble Bar, Grace of The Stripe is always in the know about the jewellery world. I’d never heard of Frieda and Nelly or Lee + Holst before visiting her site! I really like its new look and this is 1 of my favourite tutorials by her. Photo credit and full tutorial on http://thestripe.com/2014/09/diy-frieda-nelly-inspired-tassel-earrings/

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Our style is always evolving and, after moving to London, mine seems to have morphed into silver-studs-spikes. Probably why I’m heart-ing this amazing sliver necklace by Chic Steals. It goes with anything but for full effect- definitely set it against a darker colour! Photo credit and full tutorial on http://www.chic-steals.com/2013/01/diy-spike-beaded-woven-choker-necklace.html

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Made with macrame, this necklace is totally different in style. but you’d definitely get your fair share of attention wearing it! Photo credit and instructions on https://www.trinketsinbloom.com/dip-dye-necklace/dip-dye-macrame-necklace-photo-2

If you read my blog regularly, you may remember this ring from the statement ring post. (I’m in culling mode and getting rid of some old posts!) It’s a clever little DIY from Fashion On Blog. I really like how Dana has repurposed old zips here! But I’d probably pair it with other rings, or a bracelet, when styling it.

Full tutorial and photo credit to: http://fashion.onblog.at/en/diy-advent-24-and-a-merry-christmas?show=all

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This look is fierce! I think it’s the 2-tone tassel that makes all the difference. Kudos to Trinkets in Bloom. Check on how to make it & photo credit to https://www.trinketsinbloom.com/diy-tassel-earrings/

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Geodes are druzys are super hot at the moment, so this amazing geode ring DIY by Swell Mayde is really on-trend! 🙂 It should be pretty easy to get the rocks from any new age or crystal shop. Doesn’t the gold make it look oh-so-stylish? Sharpies are my new DIY love 🙂 Photo credit and full tutorial on: http://www.swellmayde.com/2012/11/diy-gift-idea-gold-gilded-geode-ring.htmlimage1-22

Summer’s coming to an end but who says we need to start dressing drearily?! Channel some colour with The Stripe’s bracelets– how to & photo credit to http://thestripe.com/2012/06/diy-chunky-link-ball-chain-friendship-bracelets/

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The words “statement necklace” are one of the most overused in the DIY world. it seems as though every other necklace is so-labelled and undeservingly. Just because a necklace is bright, or isn’t small, doesn’t make it worthy of the name! A true statement necklace really draws the eye and, well, makes the outfit 😛 Now Dylanlex necklaces… they are true statement pieces and have spawned a wealth of DIYs. I actually just made myself one this morning, out of 2 old necklaceS! 😛

One of my favourite Dylanlex knock-offs inspired DIYs around is this piece by Honestly WTF. I really like how you don’t need special parts for this piece- you just need to combine your old necklaces and, of course, everyone’s version will come out slightly different! As long as you combine necklaces with enough heft to them together, the end product will definitely be eye-catching. Photo credit and full tutorial on: http://honestlywtf.com/diy/diy-vintage-statement-necklace/

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This gorgeous creation by Swell Mayde has long been on my list of favourite DIYs. It looks like something that could be selling for £100+ in a shop and isn’t difficult to make at all! The rhinestone pattern really draws the eye and can glam up even the simplest of T-shirts! Photo credit and full tutorial on http://www.swellmayde.com/2013/09/i-am-big-fan-of-statement-necklaces.html

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That’s right, you didn’t read it wrongly. This necklace is made of beans! But unlike other such projects, it doesn’t look amateurish or kiddish at all! Which is why I’m wrapping up today’s DIY round-up with High on DIY. Isn’t it just amazing? Makes me want to do a pasta DIY jewellery piece! Photo credit and full tutorial on: http://www.highondiy.com/neon-statement-bib-necklace-diy/

Now you know what to do with all the beans which you’re not sure are still edible!! 😛

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