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5 things I learned from taking a social media break

5 things I learned from taking a social media break

I recently took a bit of a social media break for personal reasons. I might talk about those reasons one day, but right now I’m going to talk about something else: what I learned from taking a breather from the constant scrolling/tweeting/liking cycle. I wouldn’t […]

5 things bloggers need to stop doing right now

5 things bloggers need to stop doing right now

It all started with a little check box. I spotted it while doing a bit of blog commenting. The first one irked me. The second one had me swearing. By the time I got to the third one, I was ready for a little blog […]

My blogging income and stats report

My blogging income and stats report

I’ve seen a lot of bloggers posting about their blogging income and social stats, and it’s always interesting having a nosey into how other people are doing. I figure it’s not fair to get all up in everyone else’s bloggy business without letting them get […]

5 things I’ve learned in 2 years of blogging

5 things I’ve learned in 2 years of blogging

I birthed this blog only a month after birthing my actual child, when I thought the concept of blogging about new motherhood was pretty clever and definitely not something that thousands of mothers were already doing way better than me. In a way, I can’t […]

Am I a slummy mummy?

Am I a slummy mummy?

The recent Daily Mail article bemoaning the rise of the ‘slummy mummy’ movement really got me thinking. I don’t often say ‘Daily Mail’ and ‘thinking’ in the same sentence, but there’s a first time for everything. It didn’t get me thinking because the author has […]

How to succeed in blogging without really writing

How to succeed in blogging without really writing

If you’ve come to this post looking for tips on how to become a super-successful blogger without having to put much effort into this whole writing-words business, then you’re about to be pretty disappointed. And if you appreciated the title’s reference to the 1950s Broadway musical about […]

A blogger’s guide to how to not give a shit about SEO

A blogger’s guide to how to not give a shit about SEO

A fellow blogger who is taking a digital marketing course was recently told that she needs to write more ‘how to’ posts for SEO purposes. That’s the sort of content that does well in search results, the teachers argued, so that’s what bloggers should be […]

I’m going to Blog On MSI

I’m going to Blog On MSI

I’m going to my first blogging conference next month – Blog On in Manchester. This is a sort of getting-to-know-you post that all the attendees are meant to do, so in theory when we turn up we’ll be less intimidated by all the strangers. I’m super socially awkward, so […]