Blogging

Seven Easy Steps to Becoming a Mummy-Blogging BORE

Zeena Moolla | Posted 22.05.2016 | UK Parents
Zeena Moolla

Do you see how instantly, your predictable platitudes become a bit edgy? It is also an excellent idea to describe your blog as 'a bit sweary' or 'partial to profanity', or something equally contrived, somewhere on the homepage to draw in the cursey crowds.

Panning for Gold: Stories of Resilience after Breast Cancer

Tamsin Sargeant | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tamsin Sargeant

Being diagnosed with cancer is like being catapulted into another world - the Land of Illness - unlike Mordor, the landscapes are bleached and bright, but just as dangerous. It's a world ruled by men and women wearing white coats, speaking a foreign language, with unfamiliar rules - bad things happen to good people. Unsurprisingly, we are desperate to leave.

Lessons in Blogging

Laura Jopson | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Jopson

It was an uncomfortably hot Thursday lunchtime in July and we had a few moments before returning to work. Bored and restless, we impulsively set up an Instagram account, decided on the catchy (yet on reflection, grammatically incorrect) name 'Twins That Travel', loaded up a photograph and headed back to the office.

The Benefits of Being a Plus Size Blogger

Debz Aiken | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Debz Aiken

I have to say, I love being a plus size blogger. As hobbies go, I can't think of anything that I would be more suited to. I love that my social media feeds are filled with other bloggers and people talking about similar topics.

Lost for Words

Caragh Little | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

I haven't written for ages. I've written almost nothing this year, apart from work-related items and to-do lists. It's not so much that I gave up writing for Lent as that writing gave up on me... there's been so much going on that I have struggled to find the words to quantify it all.

This Is How Much Zoella Really Earns

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 14.03.2016 | UK Style

With 10 million YouTube subscribers and a £1 million pad to herself, we had an inkling Zoella was doing alright for herself. But we didn't realise sh...

How I Grew My Organic Search Traffic 1465% in 12 Months

Steve D. Shaw | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK Tech
Steve D. Shaw

In this post I share how, by following a specific strategy, I grew my organic search traffic by 1465% within just 12 months. That's nearly 16 times ...

How to Fight Procrastination

Amie Cadwallader | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amie Cadwallader

We all have those moments where we spend more time doing the things that we probably shouldn't be doing like catching up on social media, playing games, when really we could be doing something a little more productive.

How to Create Blog Titles That Bring You Traffic

Steve D. Shaw | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Tech
Steve D. Shaw

An effective blog title can be the difference between content that attracts traffic to your blog on an ongoing basis... and content that no one really...

How YouTube Has Changed the Entertainment Industry

Chloe Kenyon | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK Tech
Chloe Kenyon

YouTube was founded by three former PayPal employees in 2005, after they saw a gap in the market for a video sharing website. In 2006, YouTube was bou...

Mothers, Let's Choose Our Dramas

Kate Milner | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Parents
Kate Milner

Let's not try and grow drama where there is none. We need people on our side - if you don't believe me, wait until you have a toddler in full-on meltdown mode on the 8:03 to Liverpool Street.. Complaining about TfL staff or your fellow commuters for such trivialities just makes us all look a bit... entitled, really.

Dear Reader....

Aby Moore | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK Parents
Aby Moore

As my confidence grew, so did my skills and my voice become stronger. I became less afraid to publish my words and more immersed in the community. People who I first met online, became proper friends whom I would speak to everyday. The proof of the power of blogging at it's finest.

Top Blogging Tips

Natasha Colyer | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Tech
Natasha Colyer

From the outside world it can seem simple- they post a few words and opinions, a few images and hey presto- prestige is achieved, freebies are sent to review, and you have brands everywhere looking for collaborations. This is not true. And I would advise anyone who is thinking of starting a blog to really research the work before going in to it half-heartedly.

Eight Reasons Why Bloggers Make the Best Employers

Jenna Downes | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Tech
Jenna Downes

Blogging is finally being understand as a legitimate form of media and us bloggers are getting the credit we deserve; with many of us placing it at the forefront of our CVs and using it to find new job opportunities. But what is it about bloggers that make them such good employers?

How To Tell If You're Officially a Blog Geek

Prabs Patel | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Tech
Prabs Patel

If you are a blogger, you may relate to this. I've been at this blogging malarkey for a bit over two years now. I spent the first year totally clueless over what I was doing (some days I wonder if I'm any the wiser) and am constantly amazed at how much goes into building a successful blog, how much I still have to learn etc. And it's hit me, I think I've become a bit of a blog geek.

Being a Mother Hustler

Vicki Psarias | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Parents
Vicki Psarias

The hardest things teach us the most, right and nothing feels harder than the mess that is sleep deprivation meets the hormonal mash-up and loss of life as you know it, to truly discover where you want to be in life.

Resuming my blogging journey - and bringing back some bad habits

Jamie Lewis | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK
Jamie Lewis

I used this blog a long time ago to write about mental health, covering everything from OCD to Schizophrenia. The response I got was unbelievable and ...

You Don't Need to Be Middle Class to Be a Beauty Blogger, But It Helps

Louise Kennedy | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Style
Louise Kennedy

Bella sets her camera up on a tripod, making sure to position it in front of a window to get the most light. She checks herself in the camera screen, brushes her hair behind her ears, and takes a deep breath.

Five Reasons You Should Start a Blog

Catherine Balavage | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Tech
Catherine Balavage

Blogging is one of the most satisfying things that you can do. Get an idea, write it and then hit publish. Your thoughts are then out there for other people to read. When people read your blog and give positive feedback it feels amazing.

Why I Quit My Job to Travel the World

Janet Newenham | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Janet Newenham

It has always been my lifelong dream to travel the world and get paid for it. A dream I share with many. Now after years of being too afraid to make the jump, too scared of failure, I have taken the leap. Here's why I quit my job to travel the world, and why maybe you should too.

Five Reasons Businesses Can No Longer Ignore Blogging

Josh Moorcroft-Jones | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Tech
Josh Moorcroft-Jones

When it comes to running a business, either large or small, finding methods to stay ahead of the competition is no easy task. However, there's one big marketing technique that far too many businesses ignore and that's blogging.

The Beginner's Guide to Starting a Blog in 2016 - And How It Could Boost Your Creativity, Career and Business

Daniel Woods | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Tech
Daniel Woods

Starting your own blog can be a daunting experience for the uninitiated. Just a cursory google search will unload an avalanche of options, that woul...

I Don't 'Have It All' and That's Just Fine!

Reneé Davis | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Parents
Reneé Davis

If you are in my situation, with multiple children (all young and needy) and no family help or excess cash to pay for it, then you might feel the same as I do when told that you can 'have it all'. The career, the family, the success, the glory.

Fashion Blogging: Is it Really Journalism, or Just a Self-Indulgent Hobby?

Grace Howard | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Style
Grace Howard

To be a successful fashion blogger, one seems to need the following: a DSLR camera, an iPhone, abundant spare time and endless money. Neither an in-depth interest in fashion nor a passion for writing seem to be prerequisite to blogging success.

Road to Rafferty.... Part One

Neil Ransome | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Parents
Neil Ransome

Most of my conversations now revolve around being a dad, occasionally unusual topics such as is it OK to have a sit down wee if you're tired pop into conversation, but ultimately everything ends up circling back to parenting as if every road leads there. 'I love the new Ferrari......' 'its amazing, I wonder if you can get a buggy in?'