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Embrace Happy blogger challenge week two: Who do you follow?

Hopefully after last week’s challenge, Block the Stats, you are feeling slightly more free from constraints. Blogging these days is an uphill battle to be read, noticed, shared and respected. Back in 2009 there were a few hundred British Lifestyle/Parent Blogs, now there are thousands. And with that rise in the amount of blogs, the […]

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BritMums Live 2015: How to be a social media manager

You spend your life on social media — wouldn’t it be great to get paid for it too? Meet bloggers that have made the move from social media consumer to social media manager at BritMums Live in the session “How to be a social media manager”. They help create content for their clients, they advise […]

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Does anyone still chat on Twitter?

So Monika, do you know Monika? @Mumonthebrink, she is lovely, chatty, very friendly. Anyhow, last week I noticed her tweet: Does anyone still chat on Twitter? — Monika MumontheBrink (@mumonthebrink) March 16, 2015 Which struck a chord, I rarely chat on twitter these days. I didn’t reply, I simply favourite-ed her tweet. Acknowledgement with the […]

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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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BritMums 2015 blogger survey: Make your voice heard! Plus prizes

It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day of blogging (Have I scheduled important tweets? Have I pinned my latest post?). But take a step back and you get a perspective on how much has changed over the past year. The BritMums collective of parent lifestyle bloggers, who write about everything from food, crafting, […]

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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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Teen and Tween Round-up: 5 signs you have a pre-teen

Happy new year! We’ve got a small, but perfectly formed round-up for you this month, after many bloggers took a break over Christmas and new year. So here’s what our teen and tween parent bloggers have been writing about this month… Are you lucky enough to be the parent of a boy? If so, you’ll […]

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Teen and Tween Round-up: Growing up

Well the festive season is almost upon us. Will you be worrying about your teenager’s alcohol consumption and what they might be getting up to at those Christmas parties? Or will you just be struggling to get your big kids out of bed over the school holidays? Here’s what our teens and tween have been […]

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Guy Kawasaki on how to get a massive social following

Oh yes. BritMums hung out with Guy Kawasaki, the legendary social media guru, now Chief Evangelist at Canva, along with the amazing Canva Evangelist Peg Fitzpatrick, to get their best tips for developing a huge following online. We learned about how to share socially so it doesn’t consume your life, where Guy’s opinion differs from […]

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Blogging identities: Who are you?

Who read your first blog post? Did you set up a blog and herald the arrival to family and friends, or did you quietly post, just you and the internet, no need to mind your “p’s and q’s”? Did you use your name or go for something more anonymous? Blogs grow. The internet seeks to […]

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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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