I’m In Awe Of Full-Time Bloggers

I have total admiration for anybody that decides to blog full-time to earn their living and make it their sole income. It’s a very brave move and one that I’m not sure I would take. However, there were times last year when I could have been tempted to make that leap, but for a few reasons I didn’t. 2017 was definitely an eye opener for me. The opportunities that have come my way have certainly made me at times think that I could do this for a full-time living. Around March of 2017 the opportunities started to arrive in my… [Read More]

Where Has The Blog Love Gone?

2017 was the year that I saw a dramatic change in the world of blogging. There seemed to be a considerable rise in having a go at each other on social media. For the life of me I don’t understand why? Blogging, I have always thought, was a community we were all proud to be a part of. To support and help each other, but 2017 seemed to change where it was the norm to jump on people if they made a mistake or wrote something that was considered controversial. What actually amazes me is that this can all be… [Read More]

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]