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Blogging your way to riches

A new book is out called Blogging Your Way To Riches by Emma Bradley and Lynn James, bloggers in the BritMums network. If your dream is to make blogging work as a full time income, you won’t want to miss their tips. Here, Emma Bradley tells their story… Do you dream of earning a full […]

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Honest Mum’s Top 5 PR Tips

BritMums asked me to share some PR tips I’ve picked up in the 6 years I’ve been blogging over at Honest Mum so here are my top 5. I hope you find them useful. 1. Content is king, or queen as I like to say so write, rewrite, write some more, publishing as you go, […]

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10 reasons why having a niche is important for your blog

To avoid the risk of blogging abstractly and without a purpose, the best thing you could do is to find yourself a niche. Niches aren’t just a nice thing to have, they’re imperative if you want to be more than just a ‘blogger’. They give you a direction, a raison d’être, an objective to work […]

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How to make your blog more attractive to your ideal reader

Have you really considered how to modify your blog to suit your ideal reader? It’s very easy get stuck into your writing and forget who you are supposed to be writing for. Especially if you write for yourself as therapy or to get things off your chest.  However, it is important to rise to the surface now […]

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Are you struggling working from home?

Many of us now work at home. Born out of the desire to have more family time and a flexible schedule. One which means we can collect the kids from school and work hours that suit our families. Working from home is a fabulous thing to do, no more long commutes or being stuck in traffic, […]

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5 tasks you can do to summer cleanse your blog

Ah, the summer holidays. Endless days of lazing in the sun, playing with your kids, enjoying the release from the daily grind that wears you down during the rest of the year. However, this is not a time to neglect your blog. Far from it! There are plenty of things you can do while you […]

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How to confidently explain your blog to others

It’s that time of year again! It won’t be long now before we see each other again at BritMumsLive! How wonderful it will be to catch up with old friends to find out how they are and what they have been doing. But there will also be some new faces who will want to find […]

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How to NOT comment like a troll

Disagreeable comments coming from a troll and other revolting creatures that lurk in the blogosphere is one of the main causes why people turn off their commenting facilities on the blogs.  However, not only is it important to recognise a troll (and not just someone with a bit of a gripe against you), but to understand […]

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Introducing the BritMums Round-up Editors

To bring you a fresh source of inspiration daily, there is a team at BritMums responsible for championing the blogging community and introducing you to new blogs to read. These are our Round-up Editors. This dedicated band of blogging professionals have a niche that they look after, and each month they welcome submissions from any […]

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7 ways to use your blogging & social media skills

Erica has been a parent blogger for almost ten years. She now runs her own marketing business for small businesses as well as an Edinburgh food website. Here she shares seven ways that bloggers can use their skills in activities outside of blogging. Over to Erica… I started blogging ten years ago. That’s right, in […]

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How to increase your blogging priority to a higher level

There will be plenty of times when your life becomes so hectic your blogging priority takes a back seat.  And while you cope with that crisis, and eventually overcome it, you’ll have found your blogging has been neglected. Even though my children have flown the nest, I still have moments of overwhelm. (How to cope […]

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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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