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shinyshiny speaks to London Beauty Queen about blogging, apps and Twitter trolls

If you haven't heard of London Beauty Queen, then where have you been? Hayley Carr started the blog as a side project, while working as a brand manager in the cosmetics industry, writing about all things beauty from an insider's perspective - what does the product really do and is it worth the money? After…

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Hayley Minnshinyshiny speaks to London Beauty Queen about blogging, apps and Twitter trolls

Could Evernote-linked Postach.io be the next big blogging platform?

In the same way Medium is particularly appealing for those already using Twitter, Postach.io is a simple blogging platform that's specially designed to link up with Evernote. Although Postach.io is still in beta, this week the service has rolled out a premium tier for its users, which works out at $5 a month or $50…

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Becca CaddyCould Evernote-linked Postach.io be the next big blogging platform?

JustMigrate makes your Posterous to Tumblr move quick, easy and free

We've all had a little cry about the fact Twitter is closing down Posterous at the end of April (well, the three of us that still used it), but now you're over the shock phase it's time to think about what to do with all of your Posterous content before it withers and dies. There…

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Becca CaddyJustMigrate makes your Posterous to Tumblr move quick, easy and free

Posthaven – an exciting new blogging platform on its way

Still hurting from the news that Twitter is going to pull the plug on blogging service Posterous? Worried that your current blog format might do a Posterous/Vox etc and head off to that great blogging platform in the sky? Well the team behind Posterous may have an answer. In an intriguing move Posterous co-founder Garry…

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Ashley NorrisPosthaven – an exciting new blogging platform on its way

Sad face – Blogging service Posterous to close down

There was a time when Posterous was the hot new thing in blogging. In 2008 thousands of hardened bloggers, and some intrigued newbies, set up an account using the service because, well, it was so easy to use. You could create a blog post simply by email, or use the Posterous bookmarklet to grab images…

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Ashley NorrisSad face – Blogging service Posterous to close down
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TUMBLR EYE CANDY: 10 Beautiful Tumblr themes for photos, galleries & portfolios

Normally the term "eye candy" refers to half naked guys and girls, but here at Shiny Shiny we unashamedly get all hot and bothered when it comes to themes. Especially Tumblr themes. The popularity of what we've dubbed "the Pinterest look" (think grid-like posts and lots of lovely images) means that everyone from The Next…

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Becca CaddyTUMBLR EYE CANDY: 10 Beautiful Tumblr themes for photos, galleries & portfolios

5 Laugh out loud Tumblr blogs to follow: When in London, Suri's Burn Book

Ahh Tumblr, news publications have their own blogs now, businesses have turned to the platform to create quirky homepages and it's done wonders for the fashion industry, hasn't it? But you know what we think Tumblr is best for? Funny blogs and gifs with snarky captions, that's what. Over the past week we've been indulging…

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Becca Caddy5 Laugh out loud Tumblr blogs to follow: When in London, Suri's Burn Book

The best free and simple Tumblr themes: London Calling, Ultralite and Simplify

Pinterest has made us all go a little crazy for the grid-like, photo collage look when it comes to blogging. But, if you want the focus to be on your images rather than the way they look together, or you'd just like your words to stand out more, then try out one of these clean…

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Becca CaddyThe best free and simple Tumblr themes: London Calling, Ultralite and Simplify

Jux evolves and allows you to add more than one blog (or Jux) at a time

Jux seems to add a cool new feature to its blogging platform a few times a month and last week it got an interesting new release, you can now have a different Jux for different purposes. Bear with us on this one... The Jux team have explained to us: 1. "Jux" is presented as another…

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Becca CaddyJux evolves and allows you to add more than one blog (or Jux) at a time

Jux introduces new commenting system, watch out Tumblr

This week Jux, the dark horse of the blogging world, has rolled out a new commenting system to its users. Big, bold blogging platform Jux may still be in its infancy, but since we first wrote about its potential last year we've seen more people using it and more awesome updates being made to the…

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Becca CaddyJux introduces new commenting system, watch out Tumblr
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Top 10 Tumblr themes that look like Pinterest for awesome photo blogs

Although Tumblogs have always had a rather unique default layout, the growing popularity of Pinterest has made everyone crazy for the grid-like look, which ensures your photos REALLY pop. So, here are our top ten Pinterest-style themes for Tumblr lovers. Whether you love it, hate it or used to love it and now just get…

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Becca CaddyTop 10 Tumblr themes that look like Pinterest for awesome photo blogs

I AM: Why Beyonce's new Tumblr works so well

Last week the internet got VERY excited about Beyonce's long-awaited foray into social media, but why has Tumblr played such a central role? The internet freaked out last week when the awesome and usually super private Beyonce published her first ever tweet and launched a shiny new Tumblr. Even those who aren't obsessed with her…

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Becca CaddyI AM: Why Beyonce's new Tumblr works so well

Tumblr: More popular than ever with 15 billion+ pageviews per month

Today at the Digital Life Design conference in Munich, the founder and CEO of popular micro-blogging platform Tumblr, David Karp, revealed that the site and its many, many blogs attract more than 15 billion pageviews every month. Although that statistic is huge, it comes as no surprise given that there are (as of right now),…

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Becca CaddyTumblr: More popular than ever with 15 billion+ pageviews per month

New blogging platform Jux looks VERY cool on the iPhone

We've written about our love for quirky and (relatively) new blogging platform Jux a few times in the past. We even made it fight Tumblr and it won! So today we thought we'd let you know just how amazing Jux now looks on the iPhone. Regardless of the device you're using, Jux has always centered…

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Becca CaddyNew blogging platform Jux looks VERY cool on the iPhone

Jux updates its blogging platform: Now looks even better AND works faster

One of the Shiny team's favourite new blogging platforms, Jux, has had a revamp today, which means the site now doesn't just make our blogs look better, but content also loads much faster too. We've written about our love for Jux a few times in the past, we made it fight Tumblr (it won!) AND…

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Becca CaddyJux updates its blogging platform: Now looks even better AND works faster

Posterous gets a makeover with Spaces and takes on Facebook & Google+

Is it just me, or are all of our favourite online services getting a bit of a makeover at the moment? Posterous is the latest online platform to go all Gok Wan on us, with a minimalistic design and a brand new way of sharing content, which is much more akin to the likes of…

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Becca CaddyPosterous gets a makeover with Spaces and takes on Facebook & Google+

Blogger no longer looks like rubbish vintage wallpaper

As if Google hasn't launched, changed and tweaked enough stuff over the past few months, its blogging platform, Blogger, has now had a shiny new revamp. Everything looks much more neat and sparse than before and luckily that gross grey/brown sludge colour, which looks a bit like wallpaper from the 70s is long gone, replaced…

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Becca CaddyBlogger no longer looks like rubbish vintage wallpaper

7 Promising Jux bloggers

This is only a list of 'promising' bloggers currently impressing our eyes on the new blogging platform Jux because it's just that, very, very new. We staged a bit of a blogging battle between Jux and Tumblr earlier in the day and Jux was, quite surprisingly, victorious. But, if you're going to start using the…

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Becca Caddy7 Promising Jux bloggers

The battle of the blogs: Jux vs. Tumblr

We've already written about our love for brand new blogging platform Jux, which Ashley described last week as "Tumblr on steroids". It may well be the focus on images, the simple interface or the lovely lovely layout which has us hooked, but it's also refreshing to see a platform with such a no-nonsense attitude, as…

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Becca CaddyThe battle of the blogs: Jux vs. Tumblr