Blogging

Fashion Helped Me Cope With The Death Of My Mother

Caroline Jones | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Style
Caroline Jones

banner I like who I am. I am my mother's daughter and I see flashes of her every time I look at my photographs. Yes I have inherited a wobble of the upper arm but I'm also blessed with strong, poker straight, natural coloured hair; trouble free skin and good teeth. I've learned that good posture, the art of bothering and wearing the right colours transform me. Some would say these are tricks of the eye - I would agree.

Hello, I Am A Digital Immigrant

Danielle Wood | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Parents
Danielle Wood

I genuinely think the world was a softer place where there was less threat of a child catching a glimpse of breaking news that would scar their growing brain cells. Of course Maggie Thatcher must have made a damning speech in parliament and the Berlin Wall came down within my news era, but I was never subjected to it with the same brutality that a child could be today.

Sharing Is Caring: How Blogging About Cancer Can Be The Best Medicine

Jazmine Sky Bradley | Posted 04.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jazmine Sky Bradley

Every day I edit and publish blog posts written by people affected by cancer. Writing a post can be an incredible emotional relief, a way for people to share their story, raise awareness of what they've been through, and connect with others.

Defending Parent Bloggers

Kelly Kemp | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Parents
Kelly Kemp

I write to keep those that care about us updated about Tink's progress (or not, as the case may be!). I write to share the funny things she does, the little things that amaze me or worry me. She's awesome and I want the world to know!

I Am No Longer Just A Mummy. I Am A Blogger

Susie Hawes | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Parents
Susie Hawes

Yes I have learnt a wealth of things about website creation, website hosting, domains, SEO, readability, passive voice (the bane of my life!), blog promotion, social media, scheduling and the thing every blogger stresses about, the almighty DA. These are things I didn't even know about before I became a blogger.

Chronicling Cancer - How Blogging Can Help Tackle Cancer Taboos

Dr Mark Winwood | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Mark Winwood

In this sense, blogging can be purposeful by helping to raise people's awareness of the psychological, emotional and physical effects of cancer. Bloggers can lay out their thoughts and feelings honestly and sincerely.

Blogging For Feminist Research

Dr Kate Cook | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Kate Cook

I recently came across a recording of Christabel Pankhurst speaking, thanks to the researchers' blog, published by Manchester Metropolitan University'...

Super Sleepers- An Urban Legend?

Kris Gibbons | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK Parents
Kris Gibbons

We have been so blessed with both of our boys being super sleepers, although I did have my fair share of sleepless nights with my eldest boy Maximus, especially around teething time and when he was feeling poorly. Admittedly, Max was sleeping through from about 12 weeks but he still had a bottle and his nappy changed during the night.

Social Media - As Parents Do We Share Too Much?

Tamara Spurway | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK Parents
Tamara Spurway

How will Rocco feel about me letting the world see him in fancy dress outfits, covered in ice cream, looking super cute in a santa baby grow? On Insta I try and be more arty, it doesn't work, the extent of me being creative is turning the image into black and white.

To Comment Or Not To Comment Is The Question!

Sophie Farrow | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Parents
Sophie Farrow

Unless you've been underneath an Instagram rock lately you would have seen the ever growing group of females, mostly all Mum's, taking over your feed and flooding you with their Kick-Ass vlogs, blogs and books. And, it certainly is impressive.

When Is A Blog No Longer A Blog?

Nigel Higgins | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nigel Higgins

A blog by definition is an online diary of one person's views or ramblings on a subject of their choice which of course could be parenting, cooking, beauty or indeed any subject they wish to choose to write about and share on the Internet.

UK Blog Awards 2017: The Power Of The Nomination

Gemma Newton | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK
Gemma Newton

The world of PR and traditional media has changed beyond imagination. Digital media changes daily and is like a form of parenting - "just when you thi...

The Chiara Effect

Victoria Drysdale | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Tech
Victoria Drysdale

In the day of the fiercely prevalent traditional media vs. new media debate, it is silly and short sighted for businesses, particularly small businesses, to not embrace the often criticised world of digital influencers; their prevalence, influence and success is undeniable.

Advice For Travel Bloggers, Direct From The Experts

Olivia Barnes-Brett | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Barnes-Brett

When you write a blog post, put yourself in your readers' shoes and try to answer any questions you think they may have about a particular place and event. If you provide genuinely helpful and informative content, your readers will appreciate it, and the search engines will reward you

Do You Suffer From FOMO?

Zeyna Sanjania | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Zeyna Sanjania

Watching my Snapchat feed, the green monster inside me began to make an appearance as I saw, what seemed like, EVERYONE at a much coveted event. I tapped through short clips of customised cupcakes, gorgeous selfies and perfect poses. Damn it, why wasn't I invited? Everyone looks like they are having SO much fun. All those smiles prove it right?

Why I Blog When I Jog

Alana Gray | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Alana Gray

After consuming so much fitness related social media content and blogs, it seemed natural for me to start blogging so I could join in the conversation, share my experiences and dare I say it encourage as well as be inspired by others.

Eight Easy Steps You Can Take To Catapult Growth Of Your Blog

Sasha G Brown | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Tech
Sasha G Brown

A blog should engage your readers and elevate your brand status. It's viewed as a very organic form of marketing that adds value to both your customer...

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.