Eva Keogan, aka Nixdminx, was one of the bloggers who went to Bangladesh with Save the Children and helped make #blogladesh a successful campaign. Here, she writes about using your blog for a charitable cause. Over to Eva: I spent a lot of my childhood on the charity trail with my parents raising money [...]
While we were all enjoying a very nice British summer, our very own and very fabulous Rosie Scribble had a different type of break: she went to Cameroon with Pampers/Unicef. She’s just released the memoirs of the trip … so make sure you go over and read them and give her your support. The trip changed her life. [...]
With September we have seen a huge uptake in brand campaigns flying around mumosphere. Some very elaborate, and some so beautifully simple. Interflora has started a blogger outreach programme with We Are Social. It included sending flowers to bloggers. The twist was that they used blog design to specify arrangements, thus adding a very personal touch. [...]
I first thought about this in relation to blogging thanks to Jen. She had just been to BlogHer and seen Megan from Velveteen Mind on the panel: Is being a good writer enough anymore? It should be, right? Taking someone on a ride with words can certainly get you in the door. It can start a conversation. An [...]
Antonia Chitty is a familiar name to many in the mum blogging world as well as to entrepreneurs as well. She’s written a score of books giving down-to-earth business advice for people. On Wednesday Chitty spoke at a lunch organised by Southeast London Mumpreneurs Network, dishing out tips to help budding business owners. Chitty’s also one of [...]
Two pieces of news regarding the network today: The Glam webinar Today at 13:30 Glam Media is hosting a webinar for BMB'ers interested in learning about advertising on their blogs. Glam is a publishing network that helps bloggers do that – this webinar will address the basics of advertising: * learning what a leaderboard, MPU [...]
Thanks to the help of the mum blogging community, the #blogladesh campaign to press for change has reached more 10 million people on Twiter and been featured on Sky, BBC R4 Today, ITN News, and The Times, among others. Well done to everyone involved. Update: The #blogladesh update chat has been cancelled. Thanks to everyone [...]
And by “old” of course I mean “experienced”. Even if you’ve been using Twitter for ages, there are tips, tricks and cool new functionalities to familiarise yourself with, to get the most out of it. Best of all they’re easy and accessible. Earlier this week I met Jen Leo, a Silicon Valley transplant now here [...]
I thought that would get your attention. The actual title for this post is “Your guide to running successful blog competitions” Sooner or later your going to be asked to run a competition on your blog. This happened to me a couple years back, when Halfords wanted to give away some kit. I’ve learnt a lot since [...]
One of the best things about the BMB network is the wide array of experience and knowledge our members have. From time to time we’ll feature advice, tips and stories about parenting from our members. Today, we have Rosie Scribble writing about a topic that affects too many young girls today and some young boys, as [...]
Jennifer James, an influential mom blogger in the States, has set out predictions for 14 coming trends in “mommy blogging” in America. These are trends focused on the business side of mom blogging rather than the purely creative content side. The US has a more developed parent blogging culture than the UK, but in my experience [...]
Evening all… We’re at that stage in Boy #1′s education where reading is moving from being a chore for him, to something he loves. I’m a bookworm myself so it’s a delight for me to see him with his head buried in a book, even if it is about Ben 10 or PowerRangers rather than [...]
Today at 1pm we'll be livechatting with the bloggers who have gone to Bangladesh with Save the Children. Sian, Eva and Josie are there to highlight the work that the charity does, to put pressure on the government to provide more aid and to get the word out about how you can help. There's a [...]
Singlemummy.net has done a survey of bloggers opinions on a range of topics, including favoured comment systems and content. Obviously it was a self-selecting survey but the results are quite insightful. We especially love the response to the first question: How do you find the blogs you read? 30 percent say it was via British [...]
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