Blogging

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?'

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... ...