Blogging

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 02.12.2016 | 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 02.12.2016 | 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.

Panning for Gold: Stories of Resilience after Breast Cancer

Tamsin Sargeant | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tamsin Sargeant

Being diagnosed with cancer is like being catapulted into another world - the Land of Illness - unlike Mordor, the landscapes are bleached and bright, but just as dangerous. It's a world ruled by men and women wearing white coats, speaking a foreign language, with unfamiliar rules - bad things happen to good people. Unsurprisingly, we are desperate to leave.

Lessons in Blogging

Laura Jopson | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Jopson

It was an uncomfortably hot Thursday lunchtime in July and we had a few moments before returning to work. Bored and restless, we impulsively set up an Instagram account, decided on the catchy (yet on reflection, grammatically incorrect) name 'Twins That Travel', loaded up a photograph and headed back to the office.

The Benefits of Being a Plus Size Blogger

Debz Aiken | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Debz Aiken

I have to say, I love being a plus size blogger. As hobbies go, I can't think of anything that I would be more suited to. I love that my social media feeds are filled with other bloggers and people talking about similar topics.

Lost for Words

Caragh Little | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

I haven't written for ages. I've written almost nothing this year, apart from work-related items and to-do lists. It's not so much that I gave up writing for Lent as that writing gave up on me... there's been so much going on that I have struggled to find the words to quantify it all.

This Is How Much Zoella Really Earns

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 14.03.2016 | UK Style

With 10 million YouTube subscribers and a £1 million pad to herself, we had an inkling Zoella was doing alright for herself. But we didn't realise sh...

How I Grew My Organic Search Traffic 1465% in 12 Months

Steve D. Shaw | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK Tech
Steve D. Shaw

In this post I share how, by following a specific strategy, I grew my organic search traffic by 1465% within just 12 months. That's nearly 16 times ...