So you’ve decided to become a newbie blogger? That’s fabulous, a blog is a wonderful way of keeping a 21st century diary online. As that is what a blog is – an online diary. And like any other diary, it thrives on being updated on a regular basis, and will decline if neglected or forgotten! […]
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It’s December, and that means one thing. It’s the time of year a jolly bearded man gives out gifts. And so here I am with a massive sack, full of presents for you this month. All of them gift-wrapped with a lovely little tag on them. I’ve not kept the receipts, so there shan’t be […]
I only work with WordPress. I started out with Blogger many moons ago, but once I had found out about WordPress I was so impressed there was no turning back. So which one is right for you – WordPress.com or WordPress.org? Actually I think both are really great, as they each have fine qualities to […]
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 […]
Over a decade ago, when blogging began, the most wonderful thing about blogs was that they were interactive. Before then websites were basically online brochures (and many still are!) that were mainly static, occasionally looked good and provided information. Then technology moved on to enable people to write comments online. Now you can have your say Blogs allowed their […]
Well, hello! Welcome to my first monthly roundup on networking! I met someone a couple of years ago who said that networking had changed her life. Really? For some reason, I thought work projects would land on my desk electronically – and exclusively – through smart social media networking. Not so! Here’s what happened when […]
I can always judge the manic pace of a month by how jolly quickly my Britmums special needs round-up seems to whizz around. I mean, surely I only wrote the last one last week, didn’t I? It can’t possibly be the third weekend in this month already can it?! This month really has been jam-packed with […]
Over the past few weeks I’ve been to several museums and seen some amazing art. Wandering the galleries and reading about the artists’ journeys and innovation, I’ve thought again and again of blogging. We tend to think of our blogs as small spaces for quotidian stories, but there’s an opportunity to tell a wider story. […]
We love the idea of turning blog readers into blog listeners by using the sounds around us in a podcast. But how do you go about it? And more importantly how do you make it sound interesting? Tamsin Smith is a radio reporter with 15 years experience broadcasting for the BBC, from the Radio 4’s […]
Welcome back to another installment of “ask geekmummy” – your chance to get answers to any of those nagging little questions you might have about blogging. This month I’ve been asked to talk about “About” pages – do you need them, and, if so, what should be on them? About me So, do you need […]
Hello and welcome to this month’s thrifty posts round up. Well I have 2 exciting brand new blogs to show to you from two old timers. Liz Burton normally blogs at Me and My shadow and has a regular thrifty shopping round up on her Magpie Monday posts. She has now taken on a […]
The cruise line Royal Caribbean International is the latest big brand to work with parent blogger ambassadors. They include Liz Jarvis (right) from The Mum Blog, who has also been an ambassador for brands including XBox, Disney Blu-ray and has worked with clients on blogger outreach including the Tesco Mum of the Year awards. Here […]
I’m a little late with my “Ask geekmummy” column this month, because I’ve been struggling to find a question to answer. I must confess that I’ve recently been feeling a little weary of “blogging about blogging” and talking about blogging, and I’ve been trying to take some “me” time to refocus on my blogging […]
A lot can happen in 12 months. Last year we wouldn’t have predicted that everyone would be creating hangouts videos using Google+, that “pinning” would have been all the rage, that the first BritMums Live would have been such a terrific success with so many friends there (actually, we kinda’ thought that would happen, but […]
Earlier this month I appeared on a panel at Social Travel Market, the social media conference that’s part of the massive London World Travel Market. While there, I met some of the most innovative travel bloggers in the world — EverythingEverywhere.com, NomadicMatt.com, BudgetTraveller.org, LiveShareTravel, WildJunket.com and SoloTravelerBlog. They travel literally everywhere in the world. But […]
I have a confession to make: I have children and I’m a blogger. Fellow bloggers won’t be surprised to learn that I blog about all kinds of topics, including family but also including politics, travel, expat life and more. They also won’t be surprised that I work full-time. Unfortunately, even on the cusp of 2013, […]
…and so our very first half term draws to an end and it has flown by. I wish sometimes I could just stop time and squeeze out even more as it seems the whole week has disappeared and left me with a huge mess to clear up, a pile of ironing that needs doing […]
Hello, hello, how are you all? Isn’t it amazing the difference a week can make in your life? If I think back to this time last week I was very sad. I wrote about not sharing everything that happens in your life on your blog because it can backfire on you. Can you remember? I’d […]
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