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Growing My Blog: The First Steps

Firstly I’d like to start by thanking you all for the support on last month’s blog plans post when I shared my plans to push myself and make this blog all that I think it can be and my sole source of income. I had so many lovely messages, it really does make a difference …

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When You’ve Been Blogging For 7 Years

This blog is 7 years old this week. 7 years. Where has that time gone? When I started writing all those years ago, I would not have guessed that I’d still be here doing so now. It’s not something that I really thought that much about at all at the time. I remember chatting to a …

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6 Easy Steps When Switching Web Hosting

This post contains affiliate links Originally written in October 2016, now with 2020 Update! A couple of weeks ago I started having problems with my blog so I turned to my web hosting company for support. I received very little help and a very frustrating ‘live chat’ only option, which I found time-consuming, unhelpful and …

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3 Ways To Grow Your Blog

This is a collaborative post Blogging is a wonderful outlet for your creativity. It is a great way to find and connect with like minded people and it is a fun hobby to work on and develop. On top of this, if you can make it work, it can be a flexible and variety-filled income …

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My Blog is 6 Years Old This Week!

My blog is 6 years old this week! Where did that time go? It has absolutely flown by. I started when Boo was 3 years old and Little Man just 10 months old. They have grown up here and I love that I have so much of their childhood captured here. Sometimes when I write …

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Instagram: Loves and Loathes

Did you see the Instagram glitch a few weeks ago? Where people’s follower numbers dropped (they did come back)? I spotted some people mocking those who were worried about it, comments centring on their vanity and shallowness as they were worried over numbers. Well, it’s not quite like that for those of us who use …

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Blog Goals Worth Setting

Lately I have been enjoying spending a bit more time on social media and reading a wider range of blogs. It’s been good, I have stumbled across some fabulous posts and bloggers. The blog community is ever-growing so it’s fun to dip in and experience it anew from time to time, old blogger that I …

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The Blog Plans…After Uni

As I move into my final few weeks of my Open University course, it’s fair to say that my attention is largely being diverted that way. So firstly I’d ask, please do bear with me. I will still be sharing and posting here, I will still be popping up on social media, but it may …

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Is Blogging the Best Job in the World?

Is blogging the best job in the world? Hmm, not that I’m biased or anything, but I think it comes close for me. The Ambition I read a survey recently about the jobs that the next generation are most keen to do. Being a blogger made it into the top five on that list. It’s …

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Blog Highlights of 2016!

Ah, a chance to look back over the past year here on the blog and share a few of my blogging highlights, most popular posts and the things that have made me happy. Blog Highlights Where to start? There have been so many great things about blogging this year that I know I’ll miss things …

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Using BoardBooster for Pinterest

As a blogger, a parent, a reader, a baker, a home-owner and more besides, I love Pinterest. I wrote  ‘Why Every Mum Needs Pinterest in her Life‘  a while back and I shared my Blogger’s Guide to Pinterest, too. So having established that I am a fan and that I find it useful, today I …

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Top 10 Tips For Working With Brands

Are you a blogger interested in working with brands? I get asked a lot about this one, as it’s a big part of being a pro-blogger. I am proud to be a brand ambassador for a few companies and work with others on regular and ad hoc basis’, either by way of reviews, give-aways or …

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What ‘Pro-Blogging’ Means To Me

I am a ‘pro-blogger’. Yes, there, I said it. It feels a bit odd to declare it, truth be told, but after I went along to a brilliant session at Tots100 Blog Camp last month, ran by Penny and Becky, it’s been made concrete and clear in my mind and also made me comfortable to …

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Top 5 Tips For New Bloggers

I’ve been happily blogging away here now for nearly two years. I love it now as much, well more actually, than I did back then, and I like to think that I’ve picked up a thing or two along the way. I find other blogs to be inspiring, chats with other bloggers, and Pinterest is …

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A Blogger’s Guide to Instagram

OK, so if I’m not blogging or browsing Pinterest, you’ll probably find me over on Instagram. It’s just so pretty there, and inspiring, and funny, and easy to find like-minded people – need I go on? I’d recommend being on there, whether you’re a blogger or not, as it is fun and friendly, very easy …

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Bloggers Guide To Creating a Media Pack

I’ve spotted a few people asking about this over on my Twitter timeline, so I thought I’d add this one to my Blogging Tips series and attempt to help out by sharing a bloggers guide to creating a media pack… If you’re a blogger and you’re looking to work with brands, PRs and companies that you love, then …

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