Blogging

Mother, Not 'Other'

Liz Fraser | Posted 18.12.2014 | 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 13.11.2014 | 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...

Why We All Need to Stop Talking About Zoella

Danielle Montgomery | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danielle Montgomery

Excuse my ignorance but last month I hadn't even heard of Zoella, but now I can't even listen to Radio One without hearing a jingle in her honour - the extent to which this beauty blogger is being hailed as a feminine hero is seriously insane.

24 Things You Could Do After Maternity Leave

Soozi Baggs | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Soozi Baggs

Please don't stop at dreaming. Do something about it. There really are loads of opportunities out there which will help you to change your life for the better. I've distilled some of these ideas into a handy list for you. This is your 'what I could do after maternity leave' list. Read it, pick out a few, and develop them into your own ideas.

List of Top Travel Blogs - Rising Stars of 2014

Elle-Rose Williams | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elle-Rose Williams

Some of these top travel blogs are jam-packed full of beautiful imagery (nothing better to whisk you away from your office desk for a few minutes!) and others are beautiful descriptive narratives, you'll want to re-read again and again.

Leadership Lessons of the Selfie Monkey

Geoffrey Wadhurst | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK Comedy
Geoffrey Wadhurst

Alas, I was not quick enough as Pulse was already saturated with thinly disguised profile-raising tributes. When I returned to my email to check for more coaching requests, there was another message from Will.

Secrets and Lives

Caragh Little | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK
Caragh Little

It takes courage, someone commented to me once, to send your observations out into the ether of the blog. Anyone could read it, whether they know you in 'real life' or not, and judge you or criticize you or think you're very strange. Almost worse, perhaps, nobody will read it at all...

Reviewing the Reviewer: Why Public Opinion Doesn't Count

Philip Dundas | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Dundas

As a restaurateur one is subject to reviews. It was bad enough in the days when one only had to fear the crapulous pundits of print casting their judgement after a long lunch. Today our scourges are the customers who think they can make or ruin us by posting their troublesome pennyworths online.

The Long Wait for LinkedIn Long-Form Posts

Geoffrey Wadhurst | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Geoffrey Wadhurst

I use this inspiring quote not infrequently with clients. I say "clients" but, as I may have mentioned in earlier posts, my sole client remains my friend Keith with whom I continue to climb his Everest-scale cynicism.

Foot in the Door

Tim Manton | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tim Manton

What's really important, however, is- to borrow a cliche here - getting a foot wedged in the metaphorical door. Employers like seeing different names on the CV. Many expect experience, even for a graduate position, which generally means an unpaid internship or two and a lot of asking around.

Your Tribe Is Out There

Amy Tucker | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Tucker

Earlier in the year while I was shifting from one tribe to another and becoming engrossed in new ways of thinking. I then stumbled upon Rachel's site, In Spaces Between. It was a complicated tangent of paths that led me to this point, and I think the 'tribal leader' who initially directed me to her was the 'Wellness Warrior', Jess Ainscough.

How Well Do You Manage Your Online Self? Five Steps to Building a Great Reputation Online

Jonny Ross | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jonny Ross

Millions of young people are applying for jobs and hoping to enter the world of work soon for the very first time... But sadly, some will already have resigned themselves to their chosen employers' "definite no" pile without even realising it - simply from what they have posted online.

Putin's Bad Language

Cathal Sheerin | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Politics
Cathal Sheerin

President Putin's confident geopolitical swagger seems at odds with Russia's recent, petty moves to choke the life out of language...

Why You shouldn't Suffer From Working Parent Guilt

Erin Balfour | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Erin Balfour

Watching your parents do their own thing not only forces you to face and tackle boredom, it inspires you to perhaps try out for yourself what's interesting them so much. We've no heroes these days, really, apart from ready-made 'reality' stars, catapulted into fame with no hard work behind them. What on Earth are we teaching our little ones?

Adventures in Indie Publishing: Part Three

Chris Saunders | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Chris Saunders

Market primed, you can finally hit 'publish.' The KDP service allows you to utilize various promotional offers, such as discounted pricing or offering your book free for a limited time. With X: A Collection of Horror, I opted for the latter.

What I Wore Today: The Demise of the Fashion Blog

Anne Look | Posted 26.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anne Look

The golden era of fashion blogging IS over. And only some of us will really know what that means. Back when blogging was in its earliest conception in 2002, the first waves of fashion bloggers (myself included) really only established a following or got invited to events from around 2007. It became more serious from then on, until its major decline.

Why I Used to Hate Blogging (But Love It Now)

Claire Mitchell | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Tech
Claire Mitchell

As I was reading something from my Facebook page that I have all the material I'll ever need because I'll write about what I see and hear and watch, day to day and how we can use it in our business. And that's fun!

Six Reasons Not To Read 'Six Reasons...' Articles

Megan Brownrigg | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Brownrigg

Buzzfeed and bloggers aren't stupid, they all know that the most clickable content currently exists in the format of 25 Reasons It's Great To Have No Direction In Life or 8 Ways To Find The Hottest Guy Ever. I'm as guilty as anyone for clicking on 9 Reasons It's Ok Not To Be 5'9" and it's countdown counterparts, but here's 6 reasons we should go cold turkey, even for a day...

Easy Brazilian Brigadeiro Chocolate Truffles

Holly Bell | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

Here's an easy recipe that I reckon even mothers of three, with their lack of time, general misery and poor pelvic floor might be able to knock up. These truffles are that easy...

'A Chilling Effect On Freedom Of Expression': Top Tory Condemns Police Response To Ukip Twitter Jibe

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK

Police officials and politicians have reacted furiously after a Green party member who tweeted a "fact-check" of 10 Ukip election promises received a ...

Tweeting About Ukip? Expect A Visit From The Cops

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK

A blogger who tweeted a "fact-check" of 10 Ukip election promises might have thought his somewhat innocuous tweet might earn him a few retweets at bes...

Mothers: Held Accountable Since 1550

Chrissy Chittenden | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chrissy Chittenden

It used to be discipline that parents were encouraged to compete on. Whose child could sit at the table longest, who could rock the naughty step concept with most conviction. Now it's craft. Craft, craft, craft. And I suck at it.

Is Blogging Really Fair On My Children?

Joe Ellis-Gage | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Ellis-Gage

Do I continue writing and posting online? Do I stop and wait until they are old enough to give their consent? Do I keep writing but keep it to myself so it's there for them to read in the future and share with only those who they wish? I don't really know what is best.

The 17 Golden Rules of Blogging

Grant Feller | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK
Grant Feller

The other week I was asked to speak to a selected group of PR executives as to how I approach writing a blog and it was the first time I had attempted to put down in words, or rules, what until then had sort of come naturally...

Three Easy Ideas For Brilliant Blogs

Claire Mitchell | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK
Claire Mitchell

There is an activity that goes on in the houses of women business owners around the world on a regular basis - it involves staring into space, wringing of hands, chewing of nails and various expletives and I'm pretty sure it's been the cause of a fair few grey hairs.