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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 […]

Bad at social media? You’re not alone.

Bad at social media? You’re not alone.

If you asked a group of bloggers what their least favourite part of blogging is, I’m willing to bet that most of them would say self-promotion. It’s a big part of blogging – maybe bigger than actually writing stuff – but not all of us feel […]

Should I be blogging about cats instead?

Should I be blogging about cats instead?

The Popple looked at the back cover of her current favourite book, “Mog the Forgetful Cat,” and pointed to the photo of author Judith Kerr. “Mummy,” she said. I looked at the photo. Glasses and a cat on her lap. I conceded her point. “No, […]

What happens when the Guardian writes about mummy blogs

What happens when the Guardian writes about mummy blogs

The Guardian has been writing about mummy blogs. And, not surprisingly, people have a lot to say about it. I love the Guardian, but I’m not usually a big fan of Guardian commenters, who tend to be up their own ar**s. Some of them genuinely want […]

What your blog stats mean and why you should care

What your blog stats mean and why you should care

A lot of people told me that they found my post on how to make your blog content not suck post helpful, so I thought I’d do another digital content-type post aimed at bloggers, this time about a blogger’s greatest obsession: Stats. Bloggers are always […]

How to make your blog content not suck

How to make your blog content not suck

I’m a working mum. I have a day job as a digital content designer, which is one of those job titles that tends to confuse people. When I tell people what I do, they’ll often assume that I’m a web designer (I’m not) or that I […]

The obligatory blogiversary post

The obligatory blogiversary post

I started this blog a year ago and I haven’t abandoned it yet. That’s no small feat. Many blogs only last a few months before the blogger decides that they have better things to do. And I can understand why. See, blogs can be a […]