The 17 Golden Rules of Blogging

Grant Feller | Posted 07.04.2014 | 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 24.03.2014 | 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.

Eight Ways in Which Blogging Has Changed My Life

Sandhya Matthes | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sandhya Matthes

My blog has reached the 10,000 views mark. It seemed like a good opportunity to think back on the last 8 months. In doing that, I realised how many ways blogging has changed my life. All of them unexpected and some of them surprisingly rewarding.

Sporadic Blogging is Better

Gregor Smith | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gregor Smith

Those of you who know me and/or like to read my blog frequently will know that, since the start of this year, I've tried to keep this blog updated with a post every week. I felt like producing regular content more frequently would lead to a bigger readership and more relevant writing.

Is It Possible to 'Ghostblog' for a Leading CEO?

Mark Hillary | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

I have been blogging now for over a decade. In fact, I have watched blogs mutate from the original form of 'web-logging' that was just like keeping an online diary to the present-day where most people get their news about the world from blogs.

Nine "Lady Blogs" That You Should be Reading - but Probably Aren't (Yet)

Laura Jane Williams | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Jane Williams

When it comes to kicking ass and taking names, its female bloggers who have it nailed. We excel at building online platforms that bloom into communities that help us to be better: sassier, more focused, kinder, healthier. From fashion to attitude, self-marketing to self-love, here are my top 9 lady blogs that I think you should be reading, but probably aren't, yet.

The Fashion Blogosphere: Rising Stars to Watch in 2014

Harriet Williamson | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Harriet Williamson

The fashion blogosphere is massive and there are so many amazing sites to search for style inspiration and DIY fashion tips, but I've narrowed my favourites down to two.

Dealing with Internet Hate: Ten Tips

Gregor Smith | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gregor Smith

When I wrote last week's blog post, about why antifeminism ought to be viewed in a better light, I expected it to be controversial (although I wrote it because I thought it needed to be said, not because of any desire to 'be controversial'). This led to tweets from people on both sides of the debate... So, whether you're a fellow blogger, a standard Facebook or Twitter user, or even a politician, here are my personal tips for dealing with the anger of the internet.

Crunch Time for Criticism

Ben Mirza | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ben Mirza

In recent years, film critics have been the most pessimistic when it comes to the general public's change in attitudes towards traditional arts journalism.

Will Social Media Make Theatre Press Nights Redundant?

Victoria Sadler | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

As soon as a show opens - the first preview night, not press night - you can read all about it on Twitter and Facebook. Yet press review conventions have remained. Tweet about it all you want but news outlets are requested to review only from press night onwards.

Can You be a Mummy Blogger and a Feminist?

Louise Pennington | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Pennington

Writing about making jam and homemade baby food and wearing high heels because they are something that you enjoy and something that brings you pleasure is a good thing but that doesn't necessarily make it a feminist choice. This doesn't mean there is something inherently wrong with making jam or wearing high heels but these are 'choices' that are made within patriarchal constraints.

Dear Internet, I'm Just Going For A Walk. I May Be Some Time.

Bidisha | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

At the end of 2013 I will be stepping away from blogging until June 2016, by which time I'm sure blogging will be obsolete. It feels excellent to discard a cultural practice which sounds and has begun to feel like a combination of bragging, slogging, slobbing, blabbing, blubbing, gobbing, gagging, dragging and blagging.

How Am I Supposed to Get Experience Without a Job in the First Place?

Adam Ball | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Adam Ball

The one thing I'd wish I'd known starting university is how important your network is. When it comes to finding jobs or potential opportunities this is essential. It can mean that if you don't have the right grades someone can vouch for you on the inside. Most people just need a chance to show what they can do and sometimes a quick word from a friend can be that chance.

Niche Websites, Blogs and Magazines Should Come Together to Create Journalism That Can Make a Difference

Jon Vale | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Jon Vale

The medley of today's media is unprecedented. While Britain's biggest publishers find themselves in similarly unparalleled levels of turmoil - shrinking revenue, the threat of state regulation, and a growing tendency to aim their guns at each other - the range of outlets beneath them is fragmenting like light through a prism.

Empowerment and Abuse: The Harsh Realities of Female Blogging

Ally Biring | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK Tech
Ally Biring

Online misogyny is our dirty little secret. The shameful thing none of us want to talk about. When a summer of abuse can pass with the feeling that it's simply inevitable... then we've officially failed as a culture.

A Smashing Entrance

Bytestories | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK Comedy

A Smashing Entrance By Torre De Roche (View profile) One of the most embarrassing moments of my life happened in an art gallery. I was wandering a...

40 Days of Dating Taught Us a Little About Love, and a Lot About Design

Richard Berry | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Berry

essica and Timothy have been friends for years but never romantically involved, and decided to try dating each other for 40 days, with each of them writing up their experiences daily on the site.

Blog Of The Week: Damilola Ade-Odiachi's Ramblings Of A Madman

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

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Here's to the Journalist from a Blogger

John Sargeant | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK
John Sargeant

In some ways us bloggers are parasites feeding off the labours of others then giving our spin on it to suit either our opinions and those that may follow us - in under 800 words. How we do this is not governed by any particular media code of ethics.

Facebook Induced Life Envy

Charlie O'Brien | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Charlie O'Brien

I'll be honest - I'm not having the best day. I don't even know why. The sun is shining, I have a good job to go to every day, food in my cupboards and a loyal boyfriend coming home for a BBQ with me tonight. Life is good really. It's just one of those 'meh' days that I think we all get.

Haven't Found Your Dream Job? Create It.

Kiran Yoliswa | Posted 13.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Kiran Yoliswa

Just over 12 months ago 'Styled By Africa' was still in its scribble stage. A time when myself and my best friend Alae Ismail were frantically scribbling brainstorms on bits of paper in university libraries between lectures, on the tube, even hiding in cupboards in our part time jobs to discuss our idea over the phone. A year later, and it has grown into a fully-fledged website highlighting creative businesses from Africa...

The Value of Specifics and When Nursing Goes Viral

Graeme Keeton | Posted 12.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Graeme Keeton

Trusts around the country are beginning to see the advantages of engaging their staff with social media, and it's time for all of us to provide the support. How do we get more nurses online, collaborating safely and effectively? How do we get the most out of social media for patients?

The UK Needs Young Ambition

Jacob Fritz | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jacob Fritz

In a media culture dominated by the ubiquitous voices of adult writers, bloggers, politicians and more it is incredibly refreshing to see a rise in the prominence of young and ambitious people, attempting to take some of the limelight, and shed it on their own important and equally interesting projects.

Essential Tools for the Freelance Writer

Daley James Francis | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK
Daley James Francis

Since becoming a full-time self-employed freelance writer four months ago, I've had a baptism of fire of sorts. I've had work rejected, made bad deals, been screwed over by being too naive and trusting and made some bad decisions with clients who have paid peanuts for work that I've since made significantly more money from later down the road.

Graduate Fashion Week 2013

Ashleigh Houlton | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Ashleigh Houlton

I felt it imperative to share my fantastic experience with you fellow fashionistas; working as part of the Official Graduate Fashion Week Blog team, I had the opportunity to contribute to the social media coverage, tweeting away the day!