Stepping Out From Behind My Blog 

So in a few days time I will be attending my first ever blogging conference,. For many this may not seem like a big deal. For me it’s huge and the reason why is simple. I have never been a particularly confident person which in a large part is due to my childhood. If you get told you are useless enough times, well the truth of the matter is you start to believe it. Basically you stop trying for fear of being told again you are no good. Of course at some point once you grow up and become an… [Read More]

Blogging And The Use of Social Media 

I have been blogging for about two and a half years now and it’s always fascinated me the opinions of bloggers on how the use or abuse of social media should be used in relation to your blog. There are of course many reasons people blog. Some to make money, others to chronicle their children’s and family lives and undoubtedly some people just love to write and record their ramblings. I’m pretty sure I fall into all three of those categories, but ultimately I write because I love it and it’s my record for my children when I’m long gone…. [Read More]

How I Write A Blog Post 

Every day, hundreds of thousands of blog posts are written and published all over the world and I have always fascinated and been interested to know how people write blogs posts and where they get the inspiration from. Whether it’s a personal experience and just something they heard or saw, and that inspired them to write a post. There are I’m sure, a million and one reasons why people write posts. So for all of this I thought I would write down how I write a blog post. It may surprise you or you just may think well, that’s no… [Read More]

The Trust Between Bloggers and PR’S is Fascinating 

The trust between bloggers and PR’s has never ceased to fascinate me. I, like a lot of other Bloggers do sponsored work for money and all of this is completly done on trust. Trust that you will be paid. There of course is no guarantee that they may. The only proof we have as bloggers is a faceless PR via email that has agreed to pay £x for you doing the work. As a self- employed painter and decorator for about 20 years, I have a system of acquiring work which starts with looking at the job in question. Some… [Read More]