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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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Back to Blogging: Facebook Fan page day

  Day 3 of Back to Blogging and we hope you’re settling in and having some fun. For latecomers, this week we are sharing our social media links to all of our accounts. We know that social media goes hand in hand with blogging and that it’s the perfect way to increase the readership of […]

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Back to Blogging: Twitter day

  Day 2 of Back to Blogging how’s it going? Did you add your blog URL to yesterday’s Linky? I’ve made sure the Linky remains open for an entire month so there’s plenty of time to get connected. Twitter – getting to know you Today we are dedicating the BritMums blog to our Twitter accounts. If […]

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Guest post: Twitter warning to keep an eye out

North Essex Mummy is a new blogger on the scene and writes anonymously – for now at least. She is expecting and has a glorious tummy which she is very proud to display and blogs about her pregnancy and the decisions that go with expecting a baby. New to the scene sometimes there can be […]

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Should nasty tweets be criminal?

Should bad behaviour on social networking sites be criminal? That’s the discussion of the day after @Rileyy_69 messaged Tom Daley on Twitter, saying “you let your dad down i hope you know that” (Daley’s father died last year of a brain tumour). A 17-year-old boy was arrested and apologised for the message. Today many are […]

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How To Use Pinterest

The topic of how bloggers use Pinterest packed a room at BritMums Live this year. Melitsa Avila (@playactivities) led the discussion and now she’s created a fantastic, easy-to-follow how-to video. It’s essential viewing if you’re new to Pinterest, and a great review of what you should be doing if you’re more experienced on the platform. […]

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Brit Mums Live Google + Hangouts: How we use Pinterest

Have you found Pinterest yet? It’s really addictive, it’s like an online scrapbook and great for making mood boards or collecting all your ideas in one place rather than pages torn out of magazines. The Blogger’s Studio at Brit Mums Live – How We Use Pinterest was a very popular one with people standing right […]

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Link up your Pinterest boards!

BritMums love Pinterest! We’ve been having fun creating boards about everything our members love, from what you are wearing to BritMumsLive!, to Cake & Wine to Out and About. We want to see your Pinterest boards. Link them up below. What to know more about Pinterest? Check out our Pinterest series.    

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