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How to make your blog more attractive to your ideal reader

Have you really considered how to modify your blog to suit your ideal reader? It’s very easy get stuck into your writing and forget who you are supposed to be writing for. Especially if you write for yourself as therapy or to get things off your chest.  However, it is important to rise to the surface now […]

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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 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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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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Does your blog’s sidebar have a blogroll yet?

Before we investigate what a blogroll is (and no, it’s got nothing to do with toilets), here’s a quick video summary of the workshop I gave at BritMums Live! 2014 for those who missed it (and in it I mention a blogroll in it as well): What is a blogroll? Basically it is a list […]

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The importance of getting readers to comment on your blog

This is a hot subject in the blogosphere at the moment, ever since Copyblogger announced they were closing comments on their blog and moving their discussions to social media. But if you are thinking of following their decision and doing the same – DON’T! This would be blogging suicide for ordinary bloggers and the practice […]

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Announcing the 2014 BiBs shortlist

We’re delighted to announce this year’s crop of shortlisted Brilliance in Blogging bloggers and social influencers. “Brilliance” means so many things. In your nominations you told us what it meant to you: super-engaged bloggers always ready with an encouraging word and advice, gorgeous sites, recipes that inspire us, commentary that gets us involved. What happens […]

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BritMums to speak at #Traverse14

We’re delighted to be appearing at Traverse, the Travel Bloggers Conference, on Saturday 22 February. BritMums co-founder will be running a workshop, talking about how to create engaging content as bloggers, social influencers and brands. It will be exciting to take the lessons we’ve learned in the parent blogging community and discuss applying them in […]

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A quick guide for the newbie blogger

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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How to find out which WordPress is right for you

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 […]

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How interactive is your blog?

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 […]

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What new press regulations mean for bloggers

“Man bites dog” was the test for news in my journalism classes at university. But the amorphous definition of what constitutes “news related material” in the wake of the new press regulations is one of issues that’s giving bloggers and sites a fright. The decision to extend the new press regulator’s remit to include websites […]

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Expat Round-up: Transitions

October is a time of transitions for me. The seasons are changing no matter which side of the planet you’re on–unless you’re at the equator, I guess. We feel it here in the UK as a gusty wind on a sunny day, or a dark moody sky above coloured trees, swirling leaves trailing across paths. […]

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