Blogging

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... ...

Difference of Opinion

Louise Parry | Posted 12.06.2015 | 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 07.06.2015 | 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 02.06.2015 | 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.