If you ask your readers to sign up to a newsletter, you have an email list that can be a powerful tool for your blog. Corey Taratuta, the creator of the popular travel blog and podcast IrishFireside.com, shares his tips for making the most of your email list. His tips include: Use your email list […]
Blogging RSS feed for this section
There’s all the excitement of writing a new post, publishing it and looking at it with admiration on your blog. But then the days and weeks go by, and there are no comments, no likes and no shares. Why? Surely what you have written is so fabulous people can’t fail to want to read it? […]
In a hasty bid to come up with a New Years Resolution on 31st December I decided, somewhat whimsically, to blog everyday in 2014. 71 days in (I know, can you believe it?) and so far so good. Mostly. I thought I’d share with you what I’ve learnt from embracing daily blogging and what I […]
Spam is a big problem. It is extremely annoying, intrusive and unwanted. And sometimes it can undermine what you do, or even in the worst case, destroy it. Google defines spam as “irrelevant or unsolicited messages sent over the Internet, typically to large numbers of users, for the purposes of advertising, phishing, spreading malware, etc.” […]
Publishing comments on your blog can either be a misery or a delight. The misery is if you are bombarded with spam and the delight is getting lots of wonderful comments you can accept and respond to accordingly. Spam is a big issue and I shall be covering this in a later post, but today […]
This how-to post is for all you serious bloggers out there who want to increase your reputation through recognition from the search engines, namely Google, by telling you about and showing you how to claim Google Authorship for your writing. Note I said “your writing”, not your blog. Google Authorship rewards the author, the writer, […]
The furore of cookie compliance has died down somewhat since May 2012 when it was all in the news, but this doesn’t mean it has gone away. The Cookie Law is still very much in action, and really we should all have made our blogs compliant, even the new ones. You may think this only […]
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! […]
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 […]
Looking For Something?
BritMums TV on YouTube
- Jennifer Howze: Love this idea. I've added a post in the Linky as...
- Kate Thompson: Oops - really sorry. I thought it was an Education...
- Liz: @ExpatMum given the number of single working paren...
- Win a LEGOLAND Windsor Resort Short Break 23 January 2012
- Giveaway: Tell your dream holiday; win £1,000 for a getaway! 27 December 2013
- BiBs shortlists are here! 22 April 2013
- My Best Post of The Week >> Add yours 19 April 2014
- Enter the Techpreneur Awards! 16 April 2014
- Spring Has Sprung! April’s Video Round-up 16 April 2014