Christmas dinner is just round the corner, so we want to share the best tips, tricks and shortcuts to help you prepare yours with ease. Join our #BessieXmasTips Twitter party on Tuesday December 10, from 1-2pm to get involved. From quick and easy dinner table decorating tips, to your favourite party appetisers, and secret seasonings […]
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Whether you’re writing the next War and Peace or your next blog post, writer’s block can strike. We gathered together a novelist, two prolific bloggers working on larger projects and and a blogger/time management expert to discover how to break through writer’s block on a G+ hangout. BritMums cofounder Jennifer Howze speaks to Novelist Amanda […]
When Damian Barr’s memoir Maggie & Me came out, it couldn’t have had more serendipitous timing. His story of the growing up amid hardships during the Thatcher years came out at the moment the Iron Lady died. Maggie O’Farrell called the book a “work of stealthy genius”; Diana Athill said, “It grips from beginning to […]
Learning how to integrate Google+ into your blogging world is an ongoing challenge — there are always new features and techniques to connect. Here are some great tips from Smart Schoolhouse: Use high-impact large pictures of your post, always put your posts public and use high-impact words in your descriptions. Some of these we may […]
What makes a good family holiday? Come share your tips at our #funnestfamily Twitter party on Tuesday 21 May at 13:00 and you could win shopping vouchers to spend at dozens of high street shops. Join us with your best tips! The party is sponsored by Carnival Cruise Lines (@CarnivalFamily), the alternative to all-inclusive land-based […]
You hear a lot about agents in the book publishing process, but what exactly do they do and do you need one? We hung out with Amanda Preston, of LBA Literary Agency, who gave us the run-down on how agents help writers, when in your writing process you should approach one, and what publishers are […]
They’ve got a reputation for being stroppy and irritable. They can also be a lot of fun. In this BritMums hangout we talked to two experts for tips and advice for planning holidays with your teenager. Sarah Tucker is an award-winning travel journalist and author of several books, including Have Teenager, Will Travel, and Chris […]
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 […]
Jennifer Oko has won praise for her fiction writing — The New York Times Book Review called her first book Lying Together: My Russian Affair “riveting” and twice named it an Editor’s Choice. Her second book was a Hot Summer Read in USA Today and a Pick of the Month in Marie Claire magazine. She […]
Hello and welcome to Novembers’ thrifty round up. Well Christmas is clearly on everyone’s mind and sadly Christmas bring money and spending it right to the forefront of our minds. Blimey I’ve even been making decorations out of toast ! Desperate times. Here is a round up of some diverse, fun and useful thrifty […]
How to post / share There are two ways to post, either by clicking on “Share” in the upper-right corner of any Google+ page or writing in the text box under the word “Stream” on your profile page. Then simply type in your post. You can add a picture, video, link, or location to your […]
If you’d like to start reviewing products and holding competitions then this is the video for you, Erica takes you through both sectors and tells you how it’s done A collection of informative posts to keep bookmarked for future reference Improving Your Blog
Erica focuses on analysing stats this time. Stats are a good way of discovering where your traffic comes form , what words they’re searching to reach you and give the perfect base on how to take the next step forward. Enjoy! Some extra reading on how to improve your blog Improving Your Blog
I want to start a blog but I don’t know where to start. I have a good idea but I’m frightened I’ll get it wrong? Can I do it? Yes you can! We’ve joined up with Erica and Antonia from BAM: Become a Mumpreneur to bring you a fabulous video series on how to become a […]
Good writing is central to so many blogs and for many bloggers, it’s the springboard to memoir writing. We’re thrilled that Andrea Stuart, an instructor at Faber Academy and author of a new memoir, will teach a session on writing about your personal life, with tips and advice for budding memoirists, including guidance on research […]
BritMums have joined up with Erica and Antonia from BAM: Become a Mumpreneur to bring you a fabulous video series on How To Become A Mum Blogger. Here’s the second video in the series, it’s all about how to create posts and pages. You can check out the first video here, which is all about how to start a […]
We've joined up with Erica and Antonia from BAM: Become a Mumpreneur to bring you a fabulous video series on how to become a mum blogger. The first video is posted below, check it out. It's all about how to start a blog. Erica and Antonia are founding BritMums members and have contributed content to […]
This weekend we attended one of the highlights of our summer: Giffords Circus in the Cotswolds. I made mental notes, jotted down observations and took pictures with my iTouch. I’m kinda in love with everything about Giffords and I wanted to convey that excitement and affection with my blog post. As a result, I was […]
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