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How to get your blogging mojo back

There is nothing more demoralising than staring at a blank screen knowing you haven’t written a post for ages. There is that horrid nagging voice inside your head telling you to get a move on, and why aren’t you writing yet? Losing your blogging mojo may seem disastrous at the time, especially if you are […]

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Improve your video with an expert boot camp

If you’ve attended BritMums Live, you have likely run into Nigel Camp, a video expert and a good friend of BritMums. He’s an enthusiastic advocate of producing good video and loves helping people understand and create video. His sessions and classes are marked by a friendly, knowledgeable atmosphere. Improve your video with Nigel’s class Nigel […]

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Accounting for Bloggers: HRMC deadline approaching

You can feel it in the air! January is always a tense time for the self-employed — it’s tax time so here’s some information on accounting for bloggers. The deadline for sending your Self Assessment tax return to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is midnight 31st January so if you haven’t already done so, set aside some […]

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How to use your time effectively to make it easier to blog

As mothers we are always chasing our tails when it comes to finding time to blog.  Tell me about it. Even the most organised super-mum in the world will experience a crisis that eats into her blogging time.  So if we are to avoid the horrible spectre of the neglected or forgotten blog, looming over us threatening […]

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How to plan your blogging activities for next year

The end of the year is nigh! What have you accomplished during 2015? Were you successful? Did you learn a lot? Did you get everything done? However, now’s the time to start thinking about whether you should plan your blogging activities ready for 2016, and how you are going to go about it.  And it’s always a good […]

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Ploughing your own furrow (or staying true to your blogging self!)

I was recently put forward by BritMums to give a Keynote Speech to the NCT (National Childbirth Trust) – at their annual conference, no less, which involved a journey of a few hours, during which I contemplated my blogging one! The point of the talk was to help the several hundred Practitioners and Volunteers understand […]

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How to write on the web without a blog

Blogging started off technical back in the dark ages, than it got easier and simpler. Now it seems it to be reverting back to being technical again.  And this is not helping beginner bloggers who don’t have the necessary skills (or even inclination) to do something about it. In fact, it is probably stopping a […]

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How your blog can give a great first impression to new readers

Did you know you’ve only got about 3 seconds for your blog to make a great first impression to a new reader?  And some blogging gurus will say you’ve even got less than that! There are other factors that will make a reader stay, like design, colour, etc, but it is the psychology of thinking like […]

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Revealed: The most approved method for guest blogging

Have you ever read another blog and noticed that they contain guest blogs? And have you looked at the quality of the guest posts and thought “I can do better than that!”? Well, why don’t you? Guest blogging is a great way of expanding the reach of your writing to a much larger audience.  You piggy-back […]

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How seriously should you treat your blog stats?

Oooh, this is dangerous statement! Are you part of the vanguard that probably check their blog stats every five minutes? Or are you placed at the other end of the scale because you don’t even know where to look?! Or would you much rather place yourself somewhere in between? But before I give you a very […]

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Start producing great video with the right equipment

Nigel Camp has spoken at many BritMum Live editions and helped numerous people on their video blogging journey. After the huge success of BritMums Live 2015 Nigel has written a great post offering his top tips and lots more resources on a clickable link below to suggested equipment and pdf guides. Find Nigel on The […]

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How LinkedIn can help your business blog

Do you have a business blog? Or do you blog about business? Any respectable business entrepreneur will have a LinkedIn profile. It usually consists of their online CV and other promotional features. But did you know that adding your business blog onto LinkedIn can help boost its ratings and gain you more suitable readers interested in your industry or […]

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How to make your blog’s images look good

We all know that imagery has far more impact on your readers than words. Even if what you write is the most wonderful stuff imaginable, it can only be enhanced if your blog’s images look good. And since some people have mentioned that pictures can say a 1000 words, how they are presented and appear […]

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Staying safe on YouTube

Have you been thinking of starting a YouTube channel? Or perhaps you’ve already picked up your camera. Jules from The Giggles Family is starting the conversation on staying safe on YouTube. So many bloggers are adding to their creative bow by turning their hand to making YouTube videos. Before you start sharing your life on […]

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5 actions to help give those blog hackers short shrift

We all know about hackers. They are a bane of a blogger’s life. A long time ago, a hacker managed to get into one of my blogs and completely destroy it. It was horrible. There was nothing I could do except scrap everything and start again. So security of your blog is paramount if you don’t […]

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How to use Canva to design your blog graphics

Adam Kirkup and his wife Sarah blog at www.fourfortheroad.co.uk. They use Canva, the free online design tool, to make all their graphics. In this guest post, Adam talks about how to use Canva and why he loves it to make blog graphics. Adam says, “I’m not being paid by Canva. I just think it’s a […]

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Embrace Happy Blogger Challenge: Week Four

Well, we have all had a nice two week’s holiday from the stress and strain of school runs, after school play dates and lessons and, for many of us, a two week holiday from blogging and social media. It is difficult to balance the daily challenges of our children being at home during a holiday […]

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Embrace Happy Blogger Challenge: Week Three

Welcome back to the third instalment of the Embrace Happy Blogger Challenge. It’s Week Three and hopefully you have learned to Block the Stats, have done a thorough Spring clean of your social media accounts and really looked at who you follow? You should be feeling a bit lighter and brighter so now is the […]

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