It’s the event that has got the nation, if not the world, talking. You may be a royalist; you may be anti-royal; what you can’t argue is that the impending nuptials of Wills and Kate is the event of 2011. Well, at least the event of April 2011! While some are making a mass exodus out of London, others are planning street parties or maybe even hauling their families, lock, stock and barrel into London to experience a once-in-a-lifetime event.
Erica from Littlemummy.com recently guest-posted with tips for new bloggers. For those ready to move on to the next level, here are suggestions that help you think strategically about your blog, getting more readers coming to it and comments.
Once you’ve mastered the basics of blogging if you’re anything like me you’ll become preoccupied with two things; traffic and comments. Don’t worry this phase will pass too so just embrace it! So let’s tackle traffic first as without traffic there can be no comments. Traffic generally comes in three types; direct, search engine and referral.
Ever feel like you have something you want to post about … but would rather be anonymous? Nickie, Paula, Sandy, Jay, Emily and Bumbling feel your pain! The group run BLOGNONYMOUS. Read their story below… We all blog for different reasons but mainly because we have something to say. We don’t necessarily assume that people will read but if they [...]
Has your blog grown up out of something that you have a passion for? Would you love to be able to earn a living from your blog? In this article Antonia Chitty of www.becomeamumpreneur.com shares her own experiences of building a business from a blog, plus gives you 6 tips so you can do it [...]
It’s nearly Easter and most of us are knee-deep in the joy of the holidays. Some of us have more holiday to enjoy, others are half-way there. One thing’s for sure, we’re all enjoying the warm sunshine and finally dusting off the dregs of Winter.
To keep your reading material flowing over the next two weeks of the month, we’d like to launch the April Brit Mums Blog Hop. This is your chance to put your blog forward for BritMums everywhere to read and enjoy.
In our ongoing series, Liz @ The Mum Blog, gives us her views on why she blogs. Over to Liz… What is your Blog Name/URL and Social Networking Links? My blog is called http://www.themumblog.comand you can follow me on Twitter @LizJarvisUK What is your name/alias? Liz Jarvis. How did you come up with your blog [...]
Exciting news – BMB is getting a new name! British Mummy Bloggers has grown a lot since it began three years ago. It just makes sense that we move on to a more grown-up name. This one is shorter, it’s snappier, it’s “BritMums”. We’ll be rolling it out on the network soon. In the meantime, be [...]
More and more women are starting their own businesses, and entrepreneurship has become a way that mums and bloggers can earn money and create their ideal working situation. Even if you’re starting small, there are things you can easily do to grow your business. (A great organisation to get involved with is everywoman.com, which has [...]
Our #mycolours Twitter party, guest hosted by the lovely and talented @redtedart, revealed just how crafty and clever a bunch of mum bloggers y’all are. One blogger, @missielizzieb, tweeted a link to a cushion she dyes for her daughter’s playhouse. Just take a moment and let that sink in. Scroll down for great tips and [...]
Those of us within the blogging community are aware of just how varied and vibrant the community is, both in our blogging topics and our interests. Now, with the first BritMums blogging survey, we know more than ever what interests parent bloggers as well as who they are. It’s a picture that shows mum bloggers [...]
The sun is shining, the warm breezes are blowing and the Easter holiday is nearly upon us. Mums everywhere are starting to panic and are scrambling for outings, crafts and activities to keep their children busy and their sanity intact. On those rare moments when you can escape, turn your attention to this week’s Blogger of the Week and our 10 Must-Reads to give you a bit of pleasure in the madness that the school holidays bring!
Erica Douglas, aka Littlemummy, has gone from startup blogger to a mover and shaker in the blogging world, helping scores of newbies with her blogging e-workshops. Here, she guest posts at BMB with her best tips for those starting out. Here’s her best advice: So you’ve set up your blog and now you’re wondering what [...]
On Monday, Maggy from Red Ted Art will be guest hosting our #mycolours Twitter party, sponsored by Dylon. She’ll be sharing her crafting wisdom and wants to hear your tips too! In the meantime, here she writes about how blogging benefits the entire family. Maggy notes that the use of mother can easily be interchanged [...]
How did you come up with your blog name?
Right from the very first week after my daughter was born, people started commenting on how relaxed and mellow I was in my approach to motherhood. after about 2 months, all of my other mummy friends started calling me the mellow mummy because they couldn’t believe how relaxed I was about all of the mummy issues they were stressing about.
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