How creativity and connection carried me through grief

I'm no stranger to the power of creativity, especially when it comes to writing. But in the last year, my world was rocked with a family death and I felt like I was drowning in grief. Rock bottom became my new home. I lost myself and felt like my mind couldn't and wouldn't work how it once did. I needed time to process the loss and get back to feeling like me again, and eventually I did. So, this is my account of how creativity and connection carried me through grief. Swipe right for friendship I was yearning for…

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10 Reasons Why You Can Create Epic Content NOW

If you ever needed a reason to write, hold tight! I’ve got ten! Are you a budding blogger? Or perhaps just thinking about creating content for the first time? Maybe you're tired of your brand and need to give it a revamp? But maybe despite this, you just haven't yet found the time to work on it. The problem is that we find all kinds of excuses as to why we can’t create epic content right now, but it isn't the truth. Not really. Sometimes we need a gentle shove in the right direction, the encouragement we weren't expecting,…


Stuck At Home? Here’s 5 Things You Can Do For You

If you feel stuck at home during COVID-19 and feel like the walls are closing in, here are a few things that you can do for you: Connect with loved ones Dare I say it, as the anti-phonecall Queen I am, but actually calling your loved ones makes a huge difference. We're being challenging to make use of all methods of non-physical contact and finally use those unlimited minutes on our mobile contracts - note to self. In the few times I've been outside, it's been weird seeing other people but I imagine it's worse for those who are…

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Annika Spalding On Writing: An Interview

Opportunities like this can happen to people like you! I had a pretty awesome experience recently. I was invited by the incredible Marverine Cole,to be interviewed on camera by first year Journalism students at Birmingham City University. I spent two hours posing, strutting, holding my books and answering questions. Some had done their research and had viewed my website, scrolled through my IG feed, watched my Youtube videos and even knew about my upcoming event Thrive. I'm thrilled to share with you a video that made the final edit. Planned, directed, filmed and edited by Jardine Kipkorrir and Gomarge…


28 Content Prompts for February

Are you a brilliant blogger? Or a social media enthusiast? This blog is for you. If you've been searching for inspiration or direction when creating content for your platforms, look no further. I've created some topics to prompt your ideas and inspire your creativity. Please note: those prompts reflect my own interests too (writing and sisterhood), so feel free to adapt them to suit your own. Inspirational Quotes about WomenInspirational Quotes about WritingMy Ten Favourite IG AccountsQuick Tip of the Day (video)Event AnnouncementPromote your servicesCase StudyAnswer FAQ/ Catch Up postFavourite Hacks & ToolsBehind the ScenesWeekly round-up of my favourite…

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Leave No Woman Behind

To say I am a Woman's Woman is an understatement. I live and breathe and speak sisterhood at every given opportunity. I do. It's at the core of everything I do and everything I want to do. But I'm realising I was misguided for some time. I was eager to inspire the female community and I thought that meant I had to dictate. I thought I had to preach, to instruct, to tell my sisters what they needed to do. But I've got it wrong, so wrong. Now I realise the best thing I can do to help any…



Whether you've followed me from my former blog, or you're a brand new reader, welcome to my new blog! As I type this, I'm currently in my second week of my December Detox and I feel focused. My head is clear and my heart is roaring at me to type, type, type. I'm using this time to reconnect with myself, but this also gives me opportunity to reconnect with you too.  So, welcome to my shiny new blog! Why did you start a new blog? I felt like the old one was a bit stale. I'd lost the love…