The Truth about being a Blogging Couple

As many of our regular readers know, my husband and I are what is known as a ‘blogging couple’. Obviously, this is my blog, but did you know that my husband also blogs? His blog, DIY Daddy, started back in September 2014, and I started blogging back in June 2012, shortly after the birth of our twin girls. I started blogging as a way to document our children’s lives, but it was to predominantly share our IVF journey with others. I never thought that six years later, I’d still be blogging, let alone that my husband would also have his… [Read More]

Is nothing off limits when you’re a blogger?

Being a blogger means that I share a lot of what goes on in my life online with my readers. The same can be said for pretty much all parenting and lifestyle bloggers. This is nothing new. Celebrities have been doing this for years, and whilst there’s absolutely nothing wrong with doing so, in fact I quite enjoy reading what other people get up to, I do think that there is a limit to what should be shared online. In a previous blog post from last week, How will the children whose mums share their lives online feel when they… [Read More]

How will the children whose mums share every moment of their lives online feel when they grow up?

Ooo, now this is an interesting topic to cover! I’ve previously written about ‘sharenting‘ – the art of sharing way too many photos of your children online, and it seems that this particular trend is on the rise. We’re all friends with them. The mum on Facebook who shares every milestone her child reaches. The proud dad posting pictures of their child’s first attempt at walking or their child’s first night without a nappy. I think we’re all guilty of over-sharing at some point in our lives, whether that be online or in person. I know I certainly am, but… [Read More]

Blogging B*tches

I love a good rant. Who doesn’t? However, as a blogger, I find it fascinating when bloggers call other bloggers out. This doesn’t just apply to female bloggers. Oh no! Male bloggers are just as bad and just as bitchy as us ladies, if not more so at times! Yes, that’s right, I’m calling time! Time on the bitchiness! If you’re a blogger, social media influencer, online celebrity, whatever you want to call yourself, as nowadays bloggers call themselves all sorts to try and get ahead. “So you’re a professional blogger….ok then…moving on swiftly…” We love a moan! The bitchier,… [Read More]

That Friday Linky

It’s Friday again, which means it’s That Friday Linky time again! Please have a quick read of the info below and join in! As always we ask that you link up your favourite post of the week. Please don’t link up your entire blog, just one specific post that you’d like to share with us all. Linky’s are a great way to find new blogs to read, discover new content and they’re also a great way to raise your blogs profile. Myself and my husband, Nigel, who blogs at DIY Daddy are your hosts. If you’d like us to retweet your… [Read More]

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]