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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 29.04.2015 | 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 28.04.2015 | 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 13.04.2015 | 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 08.04.2015 | 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 07.04.2015 | 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.

Journalism in the Age of Sticks and Swill Buckets

Brian John Spencer | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK
Brian John Spencer

You could be downcast, or you could look at the opportunities. Yes Ezra and Felix are right to counsel, but know this: don't wait to be asked; don't cross your arms; don't ask for permission, just do it. Here's the secret: dogged determination and a resolve to never stop.

Do You Want to Convert Your Blog Into a Book?

Mark Hillary | Posted 14.04.2015 | 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 31.03.2015 | 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 30.03.2015 | 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.

On Tweeting and Touching

Justin Welby | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK
Justin Welby

The subtleties we lose when we communicate electronically have to do with expression, with touch, with the face-to-face aspect of relationship. Social media does not show tears in the eye, a hand on the arm when saying something painful, body language that speaks of inner turmoil, deep distress - even gentle respect. It is simply there - usually forever.

Making the Private Public: How 'Honest Blogging' Made Me Braver in Real Life

Amy Jane Smith | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Jane Smith

Society breeds stigma, but by keeping these stories behind closed doors, sometimes so do we. Even if we have the best intentions. We perpetuate it by thinking these normal, more-common-place-than-we-realise, stories of illness such as addiction, have to be secrets. Maybe they don't.

Interview with Bestselling Children's Author Jacqueline Harvey

Alix Long | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alix Long

There is nothing more special than children's literature. Even now, I remember almost by heart the books my parents used to read to me as a young child, and the books I first started reading by myself.

Six Steps That Will Help Your CEO Achieve Blogging Success

Mark Hillary | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

Does your Chief Executive have a blog and use social networks to improve his or her communication? If you answered yes, then congratulations, your boss clearly appreciates that the way we all communicate today has changed beyond recognition in the past half-decade.

Alternative Apps To Make Resolutions Actually Worthwhile (And Doable)

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Tech

By now you'll have seen these features in the papers, magazines and online: 'New Year, New You'. They're all suffering from a problem though which is:...

Mother, Not 'Other'

Liz Fraser | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Fraser

I'm often asked to write, or give talks at conferences or on cider-soaked park benches, about women and work. Women who write, women in business, women going back to work after having a baby, women deciding not to go back to work after having a baby, juggling motherhood and work, the work-life imbalance and so on.

Why Blogging Can Boost Your Self-Esteem

BritChick Paris | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

Blogging is more than words and paragraphs - its a journey, for you and your followers and it one that can lead you down paths that no conventional nine to five job could ever take you. I wrote stories as a little girl but then gave up as being a writer seemed so hard. At the ripe old age of 35 I picked up my blackberry and wrote like mad...