Sort Out Email Marketing for Maximum Benefit with Emma

Contrary to popular belief, emails are one of the most important ways of communication in the modern world. Their use does not come in handy when it comes to reaching out to teenagers and college students, but emails happen to be the main conduit for messages in the business world. Hence, when you market towards people working in the corporate sector, emails are the best option. Email marketing gives you a platform to let your voice be heard amongst a specific group of people and allows you to broadcast information to people that will read them. Benefits of Email Marketing… [Read More]

Is Blogging On A Cliff Edge?

In 2018 blogging saw some changes occur. There is no doubt about that, but were these changes for the better? If I am totally honest I’m not sure at the moment. Blogging has changed so much over the last few years, and some of those changes have been brilliant. For example, we are now starting to be seen and accepted as a bonafide trade, but do we also need some sort of association to look after the interests of bloggers and those we work with? The downside for me have been very disturbing. The community that once existed within the… [Read More]

My Top Five Favourite Bloggers Of 2018

Throughout the year I read so many blog posts written by parents and their experiences of being a parent in the 21st century. It never ceases to amaze me how insightful they are about parenthood and life, and there is no question that I seem to go back to the same parent bloggers to read whenever they post a new blog post, so here are my favourite parent bloggers of 2018. 1. Endastories written by Enda Sheppard I think Enda is very special in this incredibly strange world of blogging. He really is a rare commodity. His writing style is… [Read More]

Blogging Hacks: Enhance the Security of Your Blog Right Now

One thing that a lot of bloggers may not focus too closely on is the security of their blogs. It is pretty clear that blogging is one of the most important and essential ways of interacting with more people in the modern world. These days more and more people are starting blogs to discuss their thoughts and views on the world, as well as exploring their hobbies. If you want to set up your own blog, you need to come up with ways of making sure it is safer and more secure. Anything that happens online these days needs to… [Read More]

Is Blogging/Vlogging And Social Media Really a Numbers Game?

I have been blogging for four years and in that time I have seen many bloggers, vloggers and social media guru’s rise to meteoric stardom in their chosen field of online activity. With this their following has grown to quite honestly a huge number, while I have floated along with my meagre following in comparison, but it begs the question how important are numbers and when it comes to your following when you are working with brands does it affect the fee you charge? I actually think I’m proof that it really doesn’t matter if you have 100k or 20k… [Read More]

The Importance Of SEO For My Blog

If someone told me when I first started blogging about just how much work was involved, I would have laughed, and been convinced that they’re lying. The truth is blogging is hugely time consuming. It all starts with writing a blog post. You hope it’s interesting and engaging, but even if it is well written and interesting that does not guarantee that it will be read. It takes a little bit more than that. One part of blogging that was actually quite difficult for me to understand and be able to use well was SEO. I had heard the expression… [Read More]

Wow! I’m A Finalist At Vuelio Blog Awards 2018

A few days ago DIY Daddy was named as a finalist in the annual Vuelio Blog Awards in the Daddy Blogs 2018 category. This genuinely came as a big shock to me, and by total chance I found out exactly four years to the day that I started my blog. Now that is a serious coincidence that I would not have thought possible. When you have poured your heart and soul into anything that we do in life to be recognised for the enormous effort and hard work is incredibly satisfying. It gives you belief and inspiration to carry on… [Read More]

Four Years Blogging. Have I Learnt Anything?

My fourth anniversary of blogging is upon me, and I have often wondered if I have learnt anything. I have obviously learnt how to blog, and I am reasonably good at WordPress nowadays, but I wonder if I have learnt any secrets to becoming a successful blogger. The honest answer is no. I have absolutely no idea what it takes to hopefully get people clicking on a post and reading it. For all of that, here are four things that I believe you have to do if you stand any chance of succeeding in the ever increasing blogging world. When… [Read More]