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?'

Female Travel Bloggers On The Rise

Janet Newenham | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Janet Newenham

If you are looking for the best up and coming travel bloggers on the planet, you have come to the right place!

The Boob Ban

Neil Ransome | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Parents
Neil Ransome

This is probably one of the main topics that before the arrival you get the most opinions on and can feel the most pressure and judgement. But just do what is right for you, of course listen to the opinions, but do what makes you happy and you feel most comfortable with. I still believe there is no right or wrong way.

From Nightclubs to Nappies

Neil Ransome | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Parents
Neil Ransome

It's funny how a small stick with wee on can change your life so dramatically!... well that, and having sex without wearing 'waterproofs. Obviously I didn't wee on the stick, I was tempted though as I'd heard this myth that if you do, and it changes colour or something, it's to do with a faulty prostate.

Facebook's "Dislike" Button Rejected But How About This?

Rima Amin | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Tech
Rima Amin

Reports of Facebook's announcement to trial a "Dislike" button has sparked waves of debate today. Whilst some are excited, the risks surrounding cyberbullying have outlined why it's not such a great idea. Facebook already, in my opinion has some work to do around it's reporting mechanisms.

I Quit

Linda Ayoola | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Ayoola

To be clear, I didn't leave my job in a rude way and stomped out. No, I had mixed emotions about leaving my job. I care about many of the people there, had wonderful opportunities and enjoyed much of the job itself if I am honest.

How to Set Up a Podcast in Four Hours or Less

Victoria Casebourne | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Tech
Victoria Casebourne

Here are the steps I followed in the hope I help other people who are thinking of starting their own podcast to just get it out there! If you do start a podcast please do come and say 'hi' and we can support each other on our exciting podcasting journeys!

Are You a Radiator or a Drain online?

Sarah Pylas | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Tech
Sarah Pylas

Online drains take to twitter to complain that someone else just got sent a packet of biscuits and they did not. They DM people to ask how they got on the list for free biscuits and speculate as to why they were excluded. Then they start tweeting that the biscuits are all shite anyway and the people who eat them are too.

Maternity Leave Takes on a Whole New Meaning for a New Generation of Pramstarters

Ciarán Burke | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Parents
Ciarán Burke

The key to branding yourself online is a very simple one: repeatability. Use the same name across all your channels, where possible use the same image and always interlink your social channels, so you become infinitely more discoverable.

Am I the Only Blogger Who Doesn't Want to Make It Big and Blog Full-Time?

Laura Zito | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Zito

Yes, everyone who has a blog has dreamt about making it big. They've daydreamed about seeing their page views hit the millions, and their social channels full of sycophantic followers clinging onto every word, praising every post, and buying whatever it was they wore that day.

Why I Put My Life Online

Reneé Davis | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK Parents
Reneé Davis

I was asked recently why I choose to put my life on the internet and allow everyone to know my business. I had a good think and have realised there isn't one simple answer, and it completely depends on the topic.

Don't Quit - Plan! How to Get a Blogging Strategy

Chris Smith | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Tech
Chris Smith

If you blog for the love of it and don't care how many reads you receive then don't let us stop you! But, if you blog with a purpose and want your blog to work for you in some way then a plan might well help. So, what does having a strategy actually mean?

The Top Five Blogs Of The Week On HuffPost UK Young Voices

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

There are a couple of re-entries this week, but plenty more talent to feast your beady eyes on! ...

Be Who You Want to Be

Vicki Psarias | Posted 27.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Psarias

I'm whomever I want to be. My goals have shifted since having kids and who says at the age of 21, we should still want the same things at 34? We change, the world changes and that's the beauty of life, we can adapt, have new aspirations and most importantly redefine who we are, or want to be.

How to Start a Blog: My First Six Blogging Months

Vicki Marinker | Posted 27.06.2015 | UK Tech
Vicki Marinker

Here's what I've learnt during the last six months as a complete newbie, without any experience of blogging - just a few ideas in my head, a computer and the ability to write in plain English.

The Top Five Blogs Of The Week On HuffPost UK Young Voices

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Last week, rather unsurprisingly, it was all about the general election. And things have turned a little green... ...

Difference of Opinion

Louise Parry | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Parents
Louise Parry

One of the reasons I started this blog was to try and reach out to others who were going through to had been through similar things and felt that they didn't have anyone to talk to about their feelings.

How to be a Stress-Free Working Mum

Jo Eden | Posted 07.06.2015 | UK Parents
Jo Eden

I'm sure there will be a few people that will read this and think, "I've got loads to do, wait till you've got three kids it's not that simple, my other half does nothing..." If you're thinking anything along those lines, you've completely missed my point.

Can Cryptocurrencies and Micro-Tipping Really Kill Pesky Display Ads?

Will Bancroft | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Tech
Will Bancroft

When the Internet blew up, how we consume and pay for content changed forever. Instead of having to buy the whole newspaper, or magazine, we were able to browse just the articles we were most interested in. Publishers moved to sell digital ad space, just as they did in physical publications before.

When Does Blogging Become Content Marketing?

Mark Hillary | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

We have moved on from just calling this process "corporate blogging." Now we are referring to the process of publishing corporate information, which is not specifically advertising, as content marketing.

Legal Tips for Bloggers

Stefan R M Lancy | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Stefan R M Lancy

As a law student I often get asked by friends and friends of friends who have online blogs such as this, small online stores or who use Wordpress or similar website development programs, how they can protect their work online and when they might fall foul of copyright laws...

Six Types of Mommy Bloggers.

Jo Eden | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Eden

Self deprecation can actually be a sign of intelligence. It's shows understanding for other peoples opinions and shows that you don't take yourself too seriously! To all you clever blogging Mommas out there, join in for a laugh! What type or types of blogger are you? Have I missed out your type?

20 Things You Should Know About Life

Sophie Turton | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Turton

What you should do before you're 25, where you should go, how you should bring up your children - you should breastfeed, but never in public; you should work hard for the 'perfect' body, but you should never show too much of it.

What Price My Fortune? Must There Be Fame?

Cameron McCulloch | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK
Cameron McCulloch

I have always hoped that one day my writing would get me somewhere and since blogging, have had so many encouraging replies from all over the world, I have dived in once again to the world of creation with renewed vigour; and am once again determined to take my best chance.