Have you ever looked at some popular Instagramers — those with thousands of followers and almost-impossible-to-achieve pictures on their stream — and left wondering how they develop their amazing style and images. On a recent Instagram walk in Cadaquès with just such an Instagramer I discovered their secret: apps. Julio Estrela (@JulioEstrela) has more than [...]
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One of the most hotly anticipated parts of BritMums Live is the Literary Dragon’s Den. We’re delighted to feature the agents Luigi Bonomi Associates in the Den, where they will be listening to your book ideas and pitches and giving you one-to-one feedback. The folks at LBA are friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about hearing your [...]
So you have written a book, got a publisher and even finished all those fiddly bits like index and permissions. Well done. What happens next? Biographer Clare Mulley looks at what happens when it is time to let go of your book. Clare Mulley will be discussing ‘Feminism: Reclaim or Rebrand’ at BritMums Live! on [...]
Learning how to integrate Google+ into your blogging world is an ongoing challenge — there are always new features and techniques to connect. Here are some great tips from Smart Schoolhouse: Use high-impact large pictures of your post, always put your posts public and use high-impact words in your descriptions. Some of these we may [...]
For a while Pinterest has been gathering steam here in the UK. It’s among the top referrers to blog content and a great visual way to promote your posts, your photography, and content you like. Now, Pinterest is “coming to the UK”. That might seem strange to say since of course loads of us have [...]
Lucie Cash is passionate about food and her blog Fairytale Food is her stage where she shares all sorts of tempting delights with her readers, Lucie tells how she managed to turn her blog into a book for all budding authors there are lots of ideas and tips to help you on your way TV [...]
Rebecca Lee has been blogging for almost two years. Here, she shares her tech-oriented tips for getting inspired for writing posts. So you’re an old hand at blogging. You were one of the first to jump on board the online era, but as a result you are now stuck on how to keep your content [...]
Publishing a blog is a lot like self-publishing a book — you’re driven by passion and excitement. Here, bloggers who have self-published (or want to) share their tips and advice and answer the most pressing questions. We hung out with Clare MacNaughton from A Modern Military Mother, Nadine Hill from Juggle Mum, Helen Neale from [...]
Nigel Camp is a video expert and will be holding a session at BritMums Live on video, how it can enhance a blog post and how to shoot it on your smartphone. We had a hangout with Nigel to find out more on shooting video with your smartphone. Below Nigel shares some tips to get [...]
Nadine Hill. A busy mum like all of us but she’s found time to write and keep her blog updated, here she shares those tips with us and even wrote a successful book too! How many of us have wished we could be paid to stay at home, look after our kids and write about [...]
Kirstie Pelling author of The Family Adventure Project was also a novice tweeter once upon a time, she writes a hilarious account of her first Tweet up and then gives tips on how you can avoid the same dilemma This summer I have been invited to speak on travel blogging at BritMums Live; a two [...]
Over the past few weeks I’ve been to several museums and seen some amazing art. Wandering the galleries and reading about the artists’ journeys and innovation, I’ve thought again and again of blogging. We tend to think of our blogs as small spaces for quotidian stories, but there’s an opportunity to tell a wider story. [...]
Jennifer Jain is mum of two and a SAHM after being made redundant. She turned to blogging and now Jennifer’s Little World is a haven of fabulous ideas including homemade toys, felt crafts and her passion for travel. Here she gives a timely reminder of how to keep our blog ship shape and give it [...]
Blog badges are a vital element for promotion. Cas Sheppard of Mummy Never Sleeps shares her easy-to-follow tips on how to make basic badges quickly and easily. Well, hello you, nice to see ya. Where would we be without the humble blog badge, eh? They’re used everywhere from Linkies and sponsored post notices to simple [...]
We love the idea of turning blog readers into blog listeners by using the sounds around us in a podcast. But how do you go about it? And more importantly how do you make it sound interesting? Tamsin Smith is a radio reporter with 15 years experience broadcasting for the BBC, from the Radio 4’s [...]
You hear a lot about agents in the book publishing process, but what exactly do they do and do you need one? We hung out with Amanda Preston, of LBA Literary Agency, who gave us the run-down on how agents help writers, when in your writing process you should approach one, and what publishers are [...]
Once upon time self-publishing was the social pariah of the writing world. The world of publishing would disapprove of the mere mortals who had the audacity to think they knew better than the great God of traditional publishing. But then the evil Sith Lord Amazon with his online Global marketplace, created a worldwide shop floor [...]
Of all the recent gadgets I’ve bought, my new favourite is my clip-on smartphone lens. I bought this Youvue lens at, ahem, Topshop at the holidays in the impulse purchase section by the registers. It cost around £15 and allows me to take either macro images or wide-angle. As a result it’s vastly expanded how [...]
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