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Now open: The 2014 Brilliance in Blogging (BiB) Awards!

They are the big awards with the little bitty name: Nominations for the 2014 BiBs (aka the Brilliance in Blogging Awards) are now open! BritMums highlights the best of parent lifestyle blogging in our BiB Awards. It’s an opportunity to recognise the most creative, inventive and compelling blogging of the year! Last year more than […]

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The rise and rise of Google+

Mum bloggers were among the first groups that Google+ reached out to and BritMums is proud to have played a strong role in encouraging bloggers to embrace it. Using it can help your rankings on search, makes you an early adopter of a vital social network and enhances your reach. (Wondering how to use it? […]

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Do’s and don’ts of social media for selling

  Twitter: @morningbyfoley Instagram: @morningbyfoley Twitter: @vertcerise Instagram: @vert_cerise Do you wish you could spend more time developing your artistic side? Do you love buying vintage, but worry your house is starting to look a bit too much like an antique market? #ProjectNewYear is here to help. Etsy and Britmums are offering to start your […]

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14 social media & blogging predictions for 2014

Another year and if anything is certain, it will be a year when social media and blogging will evolve and develop in ways that impact how we blog and how people read, communicate and share information. Here’s our 14 predictions for 2014. 1. Everyone will be a social influencer. OK, that’s a bit of an […]

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Teen & Tween Round-up: Bullying & sexting

It’s December, the month of goodwill to all men. So will the teens and tweens stop sulking for long enough to open their iPads and XBoxes (or whatever they have these days)? Joking aside, we’ve got a really mixed bag of posts this month, including some serious messages about bullying and social media that we […]

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How and why to use Tumblr

  We love Robin Houghton’s book Blogging for Creatives, which offers know-how and advice on blogging in bite-size, beautiful sections. Here, she explains the whys, hows and why nots about using Tumblr. If you’re still deciding on which blog platform to go with, and you want something both free and dead simple to use, take […]

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6 tips to improve your Pinterest experience

  After our successful Back to Blogging week where we all shared our Pinterest URLs we thought we need to work on our social media and once again the lovely Melitsa Avila from Play Activites has come up trumps yet again with some short and sweet tips on how to make Pinterest work for you. […]

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Coffee break Google+ hangout: Social media

  BritMums held their second Coffee Break Google + hangout on Wednesday and after a few technical glitches the conversation really started flowing. We were talking about social media with Karin Joyce and Jen from BritMums and we were able to get some fantastic top tips from Maggy Woodley creator of Red Ted Art and […]

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BritMums Live: Claire Burdett helps you put together a social media plan

Don’t have time to do all the Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ etc that you feel you should? Claire Burdett’s session, Creating a Social Media Plan that Works – Make a strategy, use best practices and get results, will help. Claire Burdett is a leading Social Media expert and has been at the cutting edge of […]

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Link up your Pinterest boards!

BritMums love Pinterest! We’ve been having fun creating boards about everything our members love, from what you are wearing to BritMumsLive!, to Cake & Wine to Out and About. We want to see your Pinterest boards. Link them up below. What to know more about Pinterest? Check out our Pinterest series.    

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How to Become a Blogger video series Part 6: Social Media

Very important topic being tackled and explained clearly by Erica Douglas, social media. Something we all use daily and maybe she has some new tips up her sleeve to share with you. I love discovering something I didn’t know Here are some more articles you may find interesting on Social Media Improving Your Blog The […]

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Get the most out of Google+: 6 practical tips to help get you started

Everyone’s talking about how G+ how be a valuable part of your social media strategy. Geek mamma Rosie Sherry is a BritMums member and founder of  The Software Testing Club. Here she shares her tips on getting the most out of G+. What to post on G+? The last thing we probably all need is for […]

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The Benefits of a Facebook Page

Kerry Farrow from Multiple Mummy has fallen in love with Facebook all over again since creating her Fan Page on there and she now shares the benefits she has discovered with us all My Facebook experience started pre-children. I remember being the first of my friends to sign up and many of them saying at […]

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How to use Pinterest: a blogger case study

Pinterest has exploded recently in popularity and is a great way to share the images that inspire you. But if you’re wondering how to get started, Kelly from Domestic Goddesque is here to help. Here, her tips on diving in and making the most of Pinterest. Pinterest is an online pin board. If you, like […]

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How to manage your social networking?

Looking at the top of my computer screen, I currently have eight tabs open: Gmail, Google Docs, Google Calender, the Blogger dashboard, two tabs for Facebook (home page, one group page), a Google search page and a forum.  I have Tweetdeck (old version) ticking away at the bottom of the screen and I’m listening to […]

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Guest post: Do we overestimate the anonymity of the internet?

Sometimes, says Muddling Along Mummy, the internet world is a great place – supportive, welcoming, informative and fun. Sometimes the internet world is a horrid place and she wonders why she’s getting involved in it and with the people that inhabit it… Years ago I was a member of an internet forum and it was […]

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Google+ vs. Facebook, what do you think? #britmums

The Google/Facebook rivalry continues! Google+, their social networking tool, is now in invite-only beta testing. Apparently if you really want one you can buy an invite on eBay for $20. The reviews I’ve read so far are very favorable, especially when it comes to use for women. There’s some great commentary by Virginia DeBolt on […]

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Guest post: 8 ways social media changed my life

When Emily Carlisle, aka More than Just a Mother, started blogging in 2008, little did she know it would change her life.  In this post she tells us how social media has opened up all kinds of doors, including finding a literary agent for her  manuscript. Blogging is just one of the options in your social […]

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