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How to make your blog’s images look good

We all know that imagery has far more impact on your readers than words. Even if what you write is the most wonderful stuff imaginable, it can only be enhanced if your blog’s images look good. And since some people have mentioned that pictures can say a 1000 words, how they are presented and appear […]

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Finding Inspiration

What do you do when you can’t write? I stayed up too late on Pinterest, clearly in another life that might say “I was at the screening of this incredible independent film – so much to debate afterwards…” except the truth is, I stayed up too late on Pinterest again, because getting lost in Pinterest, […]

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2-minute survey: Working with brands #prizes

With so many brands keen on engaging with bloggers to help tell their story, we are keen to know how well that is going for you and your blog. Are brands getting it right or wrong in the way they try to work with you? Are they tuned in to what it is you actually […]

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Dad blogger round up: New school term

First of all, an apology from me. I’m a little late in providing this month’s dad blogger round up. I am sure many of you will relate to the reasons why; the Easter holidays. With the beginning of the new school term and the youngest back in the routine of having afternoon naps, I have […]

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Plain truth or sanitized version. What do you share?

Recently, BritMums produced a blogging survey and one of the boxes to tick in agreement was (approximately) “I feel some of my blogging peers glamorize the day to day experiences and challenges of parenting”. Interesting, I thought. Has blogging become a more ‘romantic’ view? It is definitely more visual, we share more photos. As a […]

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BritMums Live 2015: Photostyling with Katy Orme

Want to make your blog images more beautiful? Photographer and stylist Katy Orme is leading a photo styling session at BritMums Live, where you can gain practical knowledge on styling, especially for a blog or Instagram. Katy writes the award-winning interiors-focused blog Apartment Apothecary, capturing her DIY room makeovers, design ideas and craft projects that she showcases […]

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If your blog isn’t mobile-friendly, watch out!

Can you read your blog properly on your smartphone? What do you see when you look at it? Do your posts show as linked headlines, or is the whole blog squeezed into the tiny space your screen offers? If it’s the former, your blog is using a mobile-friendly theme. If it’s the latter, you’re going to […]

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BritMums Live 2015: Social Media Optimisation – doing it all at once (yes, you must!)

Facebook tweaks its algorithm and suddenly nobody sees yours posts anymore. Pinterest fiddles with its feed and your referrals go from 1,000 to 100. It’s no longer good enough to be excellent on 1 social platform; you need to be working them all. Social Media Optimisation Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, G+, Twitter all at once? Yes, […]

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Feel the fear and do it anyway

At the weekend, I did something that I found really scary. I am the Queen of Self Doubt, but hell, sometimes it’s good to put yourself out there. “Feel the fear and do it anyway” to quote Susan Jeffers. I spoke at a blogging conference about working with brands. Now, I am no expert at […]

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Publishing a book – what I’ve learned

I’ve just published my first ever book. It’s called A modern father (…and dad blogger) and it focuses on my life as a stay at home dad. As the title suggests, however, I couldn’t resist writing just a little about being a dad blogger. Getting the book into print has taken over my life and […]

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Blogging messages for 2015

Hello January and hello new bloggers. January is traditionally the month of ‘taking up new things’ resolutions and fresh starts. If you’ve started a blog; hello and welcome to the world of blogging. How are you finding it? It can be a little overwhelming at first, technically and simply by the sheer numbers of blogs […]

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BritMums Live 2015: Advanced Google+ session

Google+ continues to be one of the most powerful tools in the blogger’s arsenal. It helps with your SEO, connects to your YouTube channel, markets your content and can even help you monetise (yes, really). At BritMums Live 2015, James Dearsley will be returning to present Advanced Google+, a session on how to go beyond […]

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Dad Blogger Round-up: New year, new blog posts

It’s a new year, but I’m going to kick off this dad blogger round up with an old favourite; Frozen. I don’t know about you, but I am staggered by the runaway success of this Disney blockbuster. Even so, it is easy to understand why it has proved so popular. My kids both love it, […]

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Dad blogger Round-up: No Christmas spirit

This month’s dad blog round up is not what I planned. I was going to trawl the Internet for blog posts all about Christmas. To my surprise, I struggled to find any. For whatever reason, us dad bloggers just don’t seem to be in the Christmas spirit yet! In the absence of Christmas-themed blogs, here […]

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What ASA rules mean for vloggers

It all kicked off with Oreos. Several popular vloggers were sent biscuits and, working with Oreo, challenged their viewers to an Oreo lick race. The resulting content has prompted the Advertising Standards Agency to respond. The ASA has put out a statement reiterating that online content advertising or promoting a product or service needs to […]

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Vlogging: the next big thing

The one in which I discuss vlogging, via the medium of a vlog and proves that if I have the technical skills to make a video and put it on Youtube, anyone can. Starts well…. the end, not so much.

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Dad blogger Round-up: Getting reflective

Us dad bloggers can be a reflective bunch. Over the past few weeks I’ve seen quite a few blog posts from dads pondering deeply on various things they have done or experienced. The time of year lends itself to reflection. With all the Remembrance Day commemorations I’ve spent a lot of time explaining the complexities […]

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Should you be driving traffic to your YouTube?

Should you drive traffic to your YouTube channel? On the face of it, that’s seems like an easy question. Of course! Especially since video is increasingly becoming a platform and outlet that wields influence and increasingly reaches the people you want to. The long road to video We’ve been thinking about video for quite a […]

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