So you’ve decided to become a newbie blogger? That’s fabulous, a blog is a wonderful way of keeping a 21st century diary online. As that is what a blog is – an online diary. And like any other diary, it thrives on being updated on a regular basis, and will decline if neglected or forgotten! […]
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I only work with WordPress. I started out with Blogger many moons ago, but once I had found out about WordPress I was so impressed there was no turning back. So which one is right for you – WordPress.com or WordPress.org? Actually I think both are really great, as they each have fine qualities to […]
Your blog won’t have much of an existence if you don’t get any visitors, both human (your readers) and robot (the search engines) to read your blog. This is a problem for new bloggers, as it takes time to get established within the blogosphere, even for some blogging veterans who haven’t quite grasped what blogging […]
Over a decade ago, when blogging began, the most wonderful thing about blogs was that they were interactive. Before then websites were basically online brochures (and many still are!) that were mainly static, occasionally looked good and provided information. Then technology moved on to enable people to write comments online. Now you can have your say Blogs allowed their […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
What’s wrong with this picture? According to some, the fact that it was taken of my meal in a restaurant means it is an affront to proper dining. Lately there’s been a debate raging on the appropriateness of “foodstagramming” — taking pictures of your food and sharing them on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, G+ or other […]
We all know SEO is important, but implementing it on your blog can be daunting. We got the lowdown in a Google hangout with online marketing expert Alison Rothwell of So Much Better Online Marketing and with blogger Helen Neale of Stickers, Stars and Smiles (or you may know her from Kiddycharts). They reveal, among […]
The cruise line Royal Caribbean International is the latest big brand to work with parent blogger ambassadors. They include Liz Jarvis (right) from The Mum Blog, who has also been an ambassador for brands including XBox, Disney Blu-ray and has worked with clients on blogger outreach including the Tesco Mum of the Year awards. Here […]
Sara-Jane is a professional baby and child photographer at ShutterBaby Photography, specialising in contemporary natural light photography at your home or on location. Here she gives her top ten tips on making the most when we photograph our children As a professional baby and child photographer I am often asked how to take beautiful […]
I’m a little late with my “Ask geekmummy” column this month, because I’ve been struggling to find a question to answer. I must confess that I’ve recently been feeling a little weary of “blogging about blogging” and talking about blogging, and I’ve been trying to take some “me” time to refocus on my blogging […]
A lot can happen in 12 months. Last year we wouldn’t have predicted that everyone would be creating hangouts videos using Google+, that “pinning” would have been all the rage, that the first BritMums Live would have been such a terrific success with so many friends there (actually, we kinda’ thought that would happen, but […]
There was an uproar this week when Instagram announced new terms and conditions that seemed to give itself the ability to sell users’ photographs and use their user profiles and likenesses. Would the company be grabbing our pictures and using them against ads or — even worse — FOR ads, without compensating us or even […]
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