More Than A Hobby: Approach Blogging Like A Passion

Blogging is a way for anyone, anywhere in the world to share their deepest darkest, and mundane everyday-type of thoughts, with the rest of the world. It’s not quite like writing articles, or writing as if you are a journalist. It’s more so, sharing tips and tricks, or just your thoughts on a web page, for all of the world to see. It’s an incredibly fluid and open platform which allows you to help complete strangers improve their life and vice versa. It’s also a long term commitment if you want to be successful at it. You’ve got to learn… [Read More]

Is it wrong to video our kids for ‘likes’?

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Every parent at some point or another has filmed their kids doing something. Whether that be the first time they smiled or the first time they said ‘mummy’. Maybe you caught their first steps on camera or simply want to capture special occasions such as birthdays and Christmases on video for friends and family who can’t spend the day with you to watch later. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with filming your children. You may also decide to share these videos on social media. I mean, who doesn’t want to show their online friends and family these treasured moments? However, when… [Read More]

Is It Time To Get Serious About Blogging?

For many, blogging starts out as a hobby, turns into a passion and eventually evolves into a useful second income. For a few bloggers, it turns out to be a lot more than that. They build a successful business based on their blog and may even be able to give up their regular job. If you have been blogging for a while, you may be thinking about turning your blog into your business. Here are a few ideas that will get your new enterprise off to a flying start. Image source Look like a business You cannot be business-like if… [Read More]

Tips For Fashion Bloggers

Fashion is one of the most popular blogging niches around today for female writers. The industry is huge, and so there is always lots of news to cover. There are thousands of fashion shows around the world each year. So, people who create sites focusing on that subject have a wealth of potential content at their fingertips. However, many of them don’t make the best use of their opportunities. The tips on this page can apply to everyone in the blogging world. Still, I’m going to focus on fashion for the purpose of this post because it’s something that’s always… [Read More]

Snooping and Spying on other People’s lives

We all love a bit of celebrity gossip. So much so that we’ll actually invest in it by buying magazines with enticing titles that lure us into the world of snooping. I think us Brits are a fairly nosey nation. Who doesn’t want to know about their neighbours money problems or why next doors son was seen sneaking out of the house at 1am? We’re also a nation of two-facedness – is that even a word? I’m not sure, but it’s the one I’m going to use! As I said above, we love a bit of celebrity gossip. In fact… [Read More]

How To Make Money As A Busy Mum

Life as a busy mother can often be pretty tough. Of course, your kids are the world to you and all the hard work is absolutely worth it, but it isn’t always an easy life. A lot of people think that being a stay at home mum isn’t a ‘real’ job but of course nothing could be further from the truth. And very few things are harder work than raising your children! Still, once your kids get a little older, a lot of stay at home mums start to get a little antsy. Having twins means that they play together… [Read More]

Movie of your life tag

Earlier this month I was tagged by Lianne from Mrs Mummy Harris in the ‘Movie of your life’ tag. As an avid movie fan I was keen to take part! So here goes… 1. Who would play you in the movie and why? I’d love for someone like Jennifer Aniston to play me in the movie. Originally I thought about Angelina Jolie, as I really admire her as well as her work ethic and outlook on life, but in reality, I think Jennifer would be a much better match as she comes across more of a free spirit and as… [Read More]

Tips to Help Bloggers Overcome Writers Block

I’ve been blogging for almost five years and up until now I’ve been fairly lucky in terms of thinking of things to write about. I’ve never suffered from writers block. I always manage to think up things to write about. Sometimes it might just come to me when I’m drifting off to sleep, walking to work or even whilst I’m mid-conversation with someone. When I get an idea I tend to jot it down on the notepad of my phone as soon as possible so that I don’t forget it. I have a terrible memory! Aside from writing reviews and… [Read More]

A day in the life of a blogger

Blogging means different things to different people. To some it’s a hobby that they enjoy doing once in a while, whereas to others it’s a business that can earn them some nice money. To me, it’s a bit of both. I work two days a week and then for the remaining three days of the working week whilst our twins are in school, I blog. Some people struggle to understand what this means and how I can spend three days sat in front of a laptop writing, but it’s a lot more than that. As such, I thought I’d write… [Read More]

Oh My Blog!

Oh My Blog is a monthly interview series, where fellow bloggers come together to answer a series of questions on a specific theme. This is a chance to get acquainted with a whole range of bloggers, some of whom you may not have heard of before, and learn a little more about them! This month, the theme is Mums (because it’s Mother’s Day soon!) and we’re hosting Becky from Mommy & Rory. 1. How long have you been a mum? Introduce us to your children I’ve been a Mommy for just over a year. My little boy Rory has just… [Read More]