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The top Facebook groups aimed at mums

Raising kids can be stressful so knowing you are not the only one facing challenges can be extremely helpful. Suzanne Baum gives a group hug to her favourite Facebook clubs that have helped her on the journey of parenthood. Facebook may be the last place you’d think to share details of your raging hormones or […]

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15 things you need to do on Facebook now

On a recent BritMums press trip we spent some quality time with Lisa Jane from Travel Loving Family; Maria Belfont from One Tiny Leap; and Cathy Winston from Mummy Travels, hearing about all their tips for running their Facebook blog pages.   These super-engaged family travel bloggers generously passed along their tips and are now […]

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The 5 Things You’re Doing Wrong with Pinterest

As a blogger we’re always looking for ways to boost our traffic. We want our content to reach a wider audience, and so we’re always chasing new readers, the viral post and healthy page views at the end of each month. So, Pinterest is a great way to achieve that. The pins are evergreen, always […]

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Honest Mum shares 10 tips to help digital influencers raise their game

I didn’t for one moment think that I would enter BritMums Live on Saturday as a speaker and leave as a multi-award winning blogger with the Outstanding and Social Media accolades weighing down my bag! Just wow! Going up to collect my first gong, I found myself literally lost for words. Those who know me […]

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#BML16: Implementing what you’ve learned

Now we’re all home from a heady weekend at BML16, it’s time to unpack our goodie bags, dish out the toys and sweets to eager little hands, and get back to real life. This was my third BML, and possibly the one I enjoyed most, meeting lots of new friends and reuniting with those I’d […]

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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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5 lessons I learned from my first Periscope

Michelle Reeves from The Joy Chaser and author of The Blogger’s Guide to Periscope, has been using the social media platform for a while. Here she shares five lessons and some top tips from her early Periscope broadcasts… Have you tried Periscope? This live broadcasting platform is relatively new to the scene but is already […]

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Top tips for improving your Instagram feed

The London Instagram Community started back in 2011 as a way for filter-lovers to meet up, take pictures, and facilitate photo taking and sharing opportunities. Its founders, Debs Coady and Jess Macdonald are at the heart of that community. Debs has spoken at BritMums Live and not long ago Jess passed along some top tips […]

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BritMums Live: Tips for creating great videos

Every year video becomes more important and a more essential part of every blogger’s toolbag. This year at BritMums, our resident video expert  — the extremely affable Nigel Camp of The Video Effect  — gave a two-part session about shooting and editing video, incorporating elements of storytelling. Check out his presentation and also click through […]

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How to build & market to your email list

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 […]

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Top tips for an awesome Instagram feed

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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Understanding Pinterest and #PinItForwardUK

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 […]

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A newbie’s first tweet up

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 […]

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Should restaurants ban “food stagrammers”?

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 […]

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6 tips for keeping kids safe online

  Mark Panay shares some valuable information and tips on how to make sure our children are safe online and by the time you get to the bottom you’ll be running to update all your passwords. Managing your children’s online experience is a challenge for most parents. A lot of the time parents feel ill […]

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Instagram clarifies T&Cs, but is it enough?

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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6 tips to improve your Pinterest experience

  After our successful Back to Blogging week where we all shared our Pinterest URLs we thought we need to work on our social media and once again the lovely Melitsa Avila from Play Activites has come up trumps yet again with some short and sweet tips on how to make Pinterest work for you. […]

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Coffee break Google+ hangout: Social media

  BritMums held their second Coffee Break Google + hangout on Wednesday and after a few technical glitches the conversation really started flowing. We were talking about social media with Karin Joyce and Jen from BritMums and we were able to get some fantastic top tips from Maggy Woodley creator of Red Ted Art and […]

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