I’m Nigel (AKA Diy Daddy) And I’m Going To BlogOn 2018

Here are my answers to get to know me for BlogOn Xmas 2018. hope you enjoy reading them. 1. Share a photograph (a recent one so people can recognise you!). Here is is recent photograph of my six year twin girls and myself on our holiday in Menorca. 2. What is the best thing about blogging? The best part of blogging for me has always been being able to write and use it as a form of therapy to finally rid myself of the ghosts of my past. I have also had the honour to meet some truly wonderful people… [Read More]

Authenticity And Your Blog

I recently read a blog post written by David Shaul who writes a blog with his wife called David & Donetta. The post in question was called, How I Sold Out My Authentic Dad Blog. The post was about not writing many organic or authentic posts, and basically just making money from sponsored posts or link placements etc. I’m sure you get the idea. The post inspired me to write this because I think we are getting it wrong with authenticity. While reading it I had the overwhelming thought that bloggers are getting it wrong when it comes to being… [Read More]

Putting My Family First And My Blog Second. It’s About Time!

I have been blogging for almost four years, and it has at times become an all-consuming hobby that became a lot more, and actually became a major part of my earnings. In the four years I have been blogging I have published 1,800 blog posts and been named in many top ten charts including the Vuelio Dad bloggers chart three years on the trot and I have even won an award. All of that, believe me, takes hard work and enormous dedication, but it also made my family at times relegated to second place and that is unacceptable I now… [Read More]

Why I’m So Open About My Life Through My Blog?

I have often thought what makes a blog authentic, interesting and engaging, and I have always come to the same conclusion. It has to be real and relatable that connects with the reader, and you sometimes have to lay your heart and soul on the page, and very importantly be honest, especially if it’s a personal post about yourself that’s when you simply can’t hold back, say it as is it. At least that’s my humble opinion. As the title says why am I so open about my life on my blog? Well, there are a number of reasons why,… [Read More]

How Fake Is Social Media? Is It Having A Negative Effect On Society?

Nowadays, we are as a society, so influenced by everything that we see on social media or television. In my opinion it is convincing especially the teenage and younger generations that they should live like this, look like that etc and it’s all false, but it is portrayed in such a way that people think it’s normal, but how normal is it really? I personally don’t think it’s normal, in fact it’s totally fake. I recently tuned into one episode of Love Island. Now I totally understand how addictive a show like this can become, but the show for me… [Read More]

My Six Year Old Twins And Blogging They Are Noticing

Every morning when my twin girls get up I usually get up with them and they now just come in the lounge and turn on the television which they watch for about half an hour, I usually sit in the middle of them which gives me an opportunity to do some blogging setting up for the day, as well as share my post of the day on social media. While the girls are watching television. This particular morning I happened to be commenting on a well known dad bloggers post, who goes by the name of Dad Blog UK aka… [Read More]

My Blogging Dilemma Where Next?

I have been blogging for nearly four years nearly and it has become harder than ever this year to find the inspiration, desire and will at times to write. There could be a number of reasons why this is the case, and quite possibly some of it has to be put down to an amount of ill health that I have had this year. This has put my whole life into perspective, and I now realise that family is far more important than anything else. As such blogging has taken a back seat as I have made my recovery to… [Read More]

Blogging What Defines Success?

Blogging has in my opinion many different levels of success, and that success is different to each blogger, but as blogging has become a bigger and bigger industry many people are entering into the blogosphere believing that success is measured by how much money you can earn. Although I understand that can be the way it’s seen, it’s actually a massive misconception I believe. When starting a blog there is a lot more to it than people realise. Bloggers in my humble opinion can define success in so many different ways. You may very well blog as a hobby and… [Read More]