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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 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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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 your blog can give a great first impression to new readers

Did you know you’ve only got about 3 seconds for your blog to make a great first impression to a new reader?  And some blogging gurus will say you’ve even got less than that! There are other factors that will make a reader stay, like design, colour, etc, but it is the psychology of thinking like […]

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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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