UK Bloggers

4 Ways You're Being Marketed to Without Knowing It

Ben Mirza | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Tech
Ben Mirza

As with fake endorsements forum shills are built entirely to coerce you into buying something, even the accounts are fake.

Rye, Spelt and Poppy Seed Freezer Bread Rolls

Holly Bell | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

I've not been well. Nothing quantifiable, just feeling tired all the time, run down; spent. So I made bread rolls. That's what works for me. Regular over the counter remedies never quite hit the spot. There's something therapeutic about all the kneading and cutting and forming of rolls.

YA Book Prize Fever- Interview with The Bookseller

Alix Long | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Alix Long

Recently the YA blogosphere, Book-tubers and the section of Twitter especially reserved for that of YA book fanatics have been talking about one thing and one thing only: the YA Book Prize, a prize for UK and Irish YA books set up by the publishers The Bookseller.

Do You Want to Convert Your Blog Into a Book?

Mark Hillary | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Mark Hillary

You may have a hundred thousand words of great content, but you may end up stripping away half of that content to preserve your best posts. It is worth thinking about whether you want a literal version of your blogs in book format or whether you can do more with the text when planning how it might be read on the page.

Could Bloggers Help You Sell That Mug? Exploring the Relationship Between Bloggers and Marketing

Rose Sgueglia | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rose Sgueglia

I have met bloggers who posted lazy, no content reviews and I have met bloggers who took reviews like professionals, working on the content as much as the design; building a long-lasting relationship with the PR; and being, consequently, involved in any future campaigns.

Is It Unethical to Use a 'Ghost-blogger'?

Mark Hillary | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

I have a golden rule with all my clients for whom I do this kind of work. I will never engage in a conversation with anyone online using a named social media account and pretending to be that person.

Posting Your Pregnancy Test On YouTube: #Overshare

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

In an age where you can't go a day without seeing what your Facebook friends are having for dinner, the following might not come as a shock. But then ...

List of Top Travel Blogs - Rising Stars of 2014

Elle-Rose Williams | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elle-Rose Williams

Some of these top travel blogs are jam-packed full of beautiful imagery (nothing better to whisk you away from your office desk for a few minutes!) and others are beautiful descriptive narratives, you'll want to re-read again and again.

Is Blending in the New Black?

Julie Hurst | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Hurst

"To be irreplaceable, one must always be different", said Coco Chanel. But with the current vogue for 'reality dressing' being played out on the streets and down the catwalks, it seems that it's 'indifference' which is the order of the day.

Fashion Week: A Private or Public Affair?

Julie Hurst | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Hurst

It's September, which in the world of high fashion heralds the start of spring! Yes, it's that time of the year when the industry's great and good embark on their whirlwind tour of the four fashion capitals, to witness first hand what designers have in store for us next season.

Secrets and Lives

Caragh Little | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK
Caragh Little

It takes courage, someone commented to me once, to send your observations out into the ether of the blog. Anyone could read it, whether they know you in 'real life' or not, and judge you or criticize you or think you're very strange. Almost worse, perhaps, nobody will read it at all...

Blogging at the Notting Hill Carnival...

Kiesha Meikle | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kiesha Meikle

For those of you who missed out on the Notting Hill Carnival this year, you missed out on an absolute corker! There was the odd bit of trouble, drunken behaviour and an alarming number of butt cheeks on display - and I don't mean the performers.

Why I Am Going to the Notting Hill Carnival...

Kiesha Meikle | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kiesha Meikle

The carnival has changed. For my parents, it was a place where they could assert their duality - as Jamaicans living in England. For me and my sibling, it was an opportunity to wave a Jamaican flag alongside others, whilst pretending we were in the Caribbean. Now, the carnival feels like a great big raucous party.

Burger Blind Date at TGI's...

Paige Hiley | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Paige Hiley

The night rounded off with what could only be the most embarrassing and funny thing in the whole of TGI's... receiving our burger face pictures. Earlier on a guy came around snapping pictures of us making our 'burger faces' before we tucked into the delicious food. You can see my stunning burger face below...

Sporadic Blogging is Better

Gregor Smith | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gregor Smith

Those of you who know me and/or like to read my blog frequently will know that, since the start of this year, I've tried to keep this blog updated with a post every week. I felt like producing regular content more frequently would lead to a bigger readership and more relevant writing.

Are Books on TV Dead? Enter the Bloggersphere

Hannah Beckerman | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Hannah Beckerman

How do you make programmes about books that people actually want to watch? And who - or what - should fill the gap left by the absence of books on mainstream TV? Macmillan clearly hope they've found the answer

Dealing with Internet Hate: Ten Tips

Gregor Smith | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gregor Smith

When I wrote last week's blog post, about why antifeminism ought to be viewed in a better light, I expected it to be controversial (although I wrote it because I thought it needed to be said, not because of any desire to 'be controversial'). This led to tweets from people on both sides of the debate... So, whether you're a fellow blogger, a standard Facebook or Twitter user, or even a politician, here are my personal tips for dealing with the anger of the internet.

Will Social Media Make Theatre Press Nights Redundant?

Victoria Sadler | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

As soon as a show opens - the first preview night, not press night - you can read all about it on Twitter and Facebook. Yet press review conventions have remained. Tweet about it all you want but news outlets are requested to review only from press night onwards.

The Fashion Technologist Launches With #30daysofcoding experiment

Chloe Watts | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Chloe Watts

To be a consumer of technology is one thing, to have the power to create the technology takes your game to a whole new level. Therefore the team behind chloédigital wanted to give insight into what life is like in this new and exciting industry of Fashion and Technology in London.

Attention Bloggers: Your Chance To Blog For First Choice And Travel The World

Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

What are the qualities that make a brilliant travel blogger? Fabulous descriptive writing? Fantastic photography (and interesting use of instagram?) W...

'No Nuke's': We Shouldn't Let the Diplomatic Barking and Growling Deflect Us From Iran's Atrocious Human Rights Record

Neil Durkin | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

I can't help wondering what six Kurdish men currently facing execution in Ghezel Hesar Prison near Tehran might think of the praise being heaped on Rouhani? Like numerous other condemned prisoners in Iran, they face the gallows after being convicted of vaguely-worded offences, including "enmity against God" and "corruption on earth".

Blogger Of The Week: Photography Student Olivia Joyce Jabra

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

| Are you a student blogger? Fancy appearing in our Student Blog of the Week series? Click here to find out more | Introducing... Olivia Joyce...

Blogger Of The Week: Hannah Barr

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

| Are you a student blogger? Fancy appearing in our Student Blog of the Week series? Click here to find out more | Introducing... Hannah Barr ...

Big Brother - Week 6 Opinion

Matthew Davies | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Matthew Davies

For the first time this series, I'm genuinely gutted with this week's eviction outcome. Another twist that took place last week has essentially backfired again, leading to the eviction of the alpha-male in the house.

Write What You Know

Henry Fosdike | Posted 09.08.2013 | UK Comedy
Henry Fosdike

The problem with blogging is that it's so much harder than essay writing. Yes, I know. "But how can it be when you can write anything?" Well, that's exactly the point. There's just so much to write about.