Blogging

Radical Honesty

Richard Taylor | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Taylor

Earlier tonight, I had a look at the shortlist for the Mind Awards. Out of the 5 nominees in the blogging category, no male bloggers were nominated. Now, I'm not sure if it's a reflection on the talent of male writers or, more likely, the notion that men still feel such a weight of shame and adversity if they speak out about mental health.

Facebook Is About To Change Blogging For Ever (And It's Good News For Bloggers)

Danny Angove | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Danny Angove

As someone who runs a self-hosted site, I'm pretty excited about this. Not only will Facebook's transition to platforming give would-be bloggers a quick and easy way to set up their first blog, but it'll also provide bloggers who switch their sites to Facebook an opportunity to reach more people than ever before.

How To Write A Blog Post: 9 Dos And Don'ts

Patric Morgan | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK
Patric Morgan

The one vivid memory I have of that interview was John looking me right in the eye and telling me that the best thing you can do is learn from others, whether it be friend or opposition. It was something that had helped him to succeed and something I've tried to implement in many aspects of my life since.

10 Tips On How To Start Writing

Amani Omejer | Posted 31.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Amani Omejer

If you want to try blogging, set up a blog. If you want to journal, journal. If you want to submit something to a magazine without much writing experience, do it! If you want to spend the next few years writing a book, do that. You don't need to be published to be a writer and you don't need to have been published in order to get published.

Can We Stop Condemning 'Clean Eating'?

Olivia Petter | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Petter

One can only hope that the British public won't be deterred from making a nutritious green smoothie once in a while due to bad editing and lazy research.

25 Thoughts of a Blogger

Claire Jopson | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Tech
Claire Jopson

1) How hard can blogging be? I'm going to make this look easy...

Why Did I Start Blogging?

Colin Taylor | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Colin Taylor

In 2011 I was dispatched from Exeter to my new beat on the staggeringly beautiful Isles of Scilly, where several decades previously a journalist coined the phrase "The Land that Crime Forgot". The wretched strap line got cut and paste into every brochure, features piece and blog about the islands.

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.