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]

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 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]

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]

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]