blogging tips

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 sponsored posts. I enjoy it, it gives me varied content, different ideas and of course, an income. So I’d say there’s a lot to be said for developing this aspect of blogging. Now I’m not assuming for one moment that every blogger wants to do Read more >

Top Tips for Working with Brands, from getting the opportunity through to managing the content

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 an endless source of help, too. In fact, I have a Blogging and Social Media Tips board there, which you may find useful to follow. If you’re wanting to have a blog that does get read, that can grow and that you enjoy, then I’m Read more >

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 to sign up to and get going. Just download the app to your phone and start snapping away now. There are filters and editing options for your photos that you can play around with, and then start following people to enjoy their photos, too. From Read more >

Blogger's Guide to Creating a Media Pack

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 it’s well worth putting together a media pack for your blog. You may have people approach you asking you for your media pack, or perhaps your social followers and page statistics. In either case, attaching a ready made pack and replying with that makes your Read more >

15 Top Tips From Bloggers For Bloggers

I’ve been pulling together some of the best blogging tips from my series, The Blog Lowdown, over the last few weeks, and today sees the final instalment…. 1. If you have ideas for posts but no time, write titles and draft them! (More Than Just A Mummy) 2. Get a schedule and stick to it! Commit to a few linkys and get into a routine….I have a feeling this will happen for me once the girls hit uni! In spare moments (what?!) write a couple of posts which you can keep in reserve so you have something to go when Read more >

How's Your Blog Looking? 10 Top Tips to Improve Your Blog's Appearance

How’s Your Blog Looking?

Today I’m sharing top tips for improving your blog’s appearance, as shared by bloggers in my Blog Lowdown series…   1. Make sure you can read everything at a glance – if your header or content font, size or colour choices isn’t easily readable then people won’t hang around to read it. (Mama Geek) 2. Categorise, categorise, categorise! Make your blog easy to navigate by categorising and using drop down menus. (Life With Munchers) 3. Don’t alienate readers. Check Google Analytics to see what browsers and devices people read your blog on and make sure it works on those that Read more >

10 Tips For Participating In Blog Linkies

This is the third round-up post of The Blog Lowdown series, and today we’re talking about Linkies…..   1. Join in with linkies. They are a fantastic way to get to know other blogs and for others to find you. But, you will only get out of them what you put in, don’t link dump! Comment, comment, comment! If you engage with other bloggers, they will come and engage with you. Start a discussion, if you love a post share it on Twitter or G+, show the blog love and it will come back to you Try your best to reciprocate Read more >

10 Tips for Participating in Blog Linkies

Top 10 Tips on Writing Blog Posts

In the second of my Blog Lowdown round-up posts, I’m sharing with you top tips from bloggers about actually writing blog posts….. 1. Make the titles of your post tantalising to entice readers to your post but keep it relevant. (The Adventures of JackJack) 2. Write about your knowledge, if people believe you know your stuff you will become an authority within your field and people will be genuinely interested in your posts and advice. (Little Bohemian Butterfly) 3. Keep your posts concise and to the point. I get put off if a post looks like it’s going to take Read more >

10 Top Social Media Tips From Bloggers

I’ve had great pleasure in hosting The Blog Lowdown here for many months, and now that the series has drawn to a close, I though it’d be good to take a look back at it and share some of the advice that a whole host of bloggers have been wonderful enough to share with us week in, week out. There’s been plenty of tips and countless useful suggestions, so I thought I’d group them into a few themes that I’ll share with you over several posts. To kick us off, here we have a selection of top social media tips from the series… 1. Read more >

The Blog Lowdown – Twinderelmo

Today on The Blog Lowdown, I’m pleased to be bringing you the lovely Beth, from Twinderelmo… Please Introduce yourself: My name is Beth. I’m in my late 20s and live in Shropshire which is sort of in the middle of the Midlands and the Welsh border. I am married and have a 5 year old and identical 15 and a half month old twin girls. I took voluntary redundancy after my maternity leave so I’m one of those stay at home Mom types! When did you start blogging? Originally I dipped my toe and set up my blog last August. I Read more >

The Blog Lowdown – Muma Leary

Today on The Blog Lowdown, I’m pleased to be bringing you the lovely Tanya, from Muma Leary…. Please Introduce yourself: Hi, I’m Tanya or Muma Leary as I’m more commonly known! Wife to Mr L, Muma to two gorgeous girls and, freelance events and project manager. Jack of all trades I guess, 😉 master of….uuummm! When did you start blogging? I started blogging in May 2013 to help alleviate the boredom and onset of possible madness that comes with a husband working away from home. Tell us a little about your blog Oh gosh, where do I start with this?! Read more >

The Blog Lowdown – In The Moment Mum

Today on The Blog Lowdown, I’m really pleased to be bringing you the lovely Claudine from In The Moment Mum… Please Introduce yourself: My name is Claudine Fernandez and I am a stay at home mum to a delightful, giggly and curious 17 month old. Before having my child, I worked as a senior account manager in the media. I am an author and blogging has given me an opportunity to fulfill my passion. When did you start blogging? I only started blogging a few weeks ago Tell us a little about your blog My blog is written to inspire Read more >

The Blog Lowdown – The Adventures of Jack Jack

Today on The Blog Lowdown, I’m pleased to be bringing you the lovely Kate from The Adventures of Jack Jack… Please Introduce yourself: Hello, my name is Kate and I am a first time Mummy to my beautiful son Jack and he is the focus of my blog. We love messy, sensory and small world play, creativity and exploring new places. When I am not being Mummy I am a Titanic nerd and big bang theory, most haunted and chocolate and banana toasty obsessive. When did you start blogging? I started my blog December 2011 but I didn’t start to Read more >

The Blog Lowdown – Mama, You Talk?

Today on The Blog Lowdown, I’m really pleased to be bringing you the lovely Ellen from Mama, You Talk?… Please Introduce yourself: My name’s Ellen & I blog at Mama, You Talk? I live in North Wales with my husband, 3 kids and our 2 dogs. When did you start blogging? 3 years ago, although I still feel like a newbie! I started reading blogs & thought I’ll have a crack at this, although my first year was a bit hit ‘n’ miss with how often I blogged, I eventually found my feet. Tell us a little about your blog It’s Read more >

How To Write A Brilliant ‘About Me’ Page

As I mentioned in my Top 20 Tips for Bloggers, all too often I visit a blog and am a tad disappointed by with ‘About Me’ page. So, I thought I’d share a few tips that I’ve picked up along the way, in my guide How to Write a Brilliant ‘About Me’ page…   1. Actually have an ‘About Me’ page. Seems obvious, I know, but they’re not always there, and sometimes they’re just blank. My About Me page receives hits every single day, so it’d be fair to say that people do want to know about the person behind Read more >

How to Write a Brilliant About Me Page - a guide for bloggers

The Blog Lowdown – AutismMumma

Today on The Blog Lowdown, I’m really pleased to be bringing you the lovely Jeanette from AutismMumma Please Introduce yourself: Hi, I’m Jeannette and I blog at AutismMumma. As the title suggests, I’m Mumma to two children with autism, T who has high functioning autism and is nearly 12 (just about to start secondary school *sniffs*) and D, aged 10, who has the classical form of autism with delayed speech, delayed motor skills and shed loads of anxieties. I also have an older child (C), who’s left home. When did you start blogging? I started blogging about 2.5 years ago, Read more >