Why Did I Start Blogging?

Today marks seven years on from publishing my very first blog post. Yes, I did start my blog on April Fool’s Day and, honestly, I didn’t give starting a blog very much thought. It’s something I just did one evening. And then I wrote again the following day and any day after that where I had something to say and before long I had an established blog, people read it…

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Top Ten Posts of 2018

I was scrolling through Facebook a couple of days ago and saw a post from Colette, sharing her ten most read posts of the year and it inspired me to do the same. It’s always interesting to see what people have been reading and the mix of content that resonates with readers. So here are my top ten most viewed posts of the year: 10: Top 10 Baby Led Weaning…

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After Three Years the Blog On Conference is Still a …

I went to my first blogging conference back in 2014, just a year after I started blogging properly and it was an amazing experience. But, since then, that same conference I went to has changed beyond all recognition and so, back in April 2016 I decided to try something new and ventured up north for my first visit to Manchester and my very first Blog On conference. The thing I…

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An Open Letter to SEO types

If you’re not a blogger then this post will be pretty meaningless to you – so feel free to skip it. But, if you’re a blogger then ‘Tom’ may seem quite familiar to you – and if you work in SEO, and ‘Tom’ sounds familiar then I hope you understand how I feel when I get emails from people like you. Dear ‘Tom’ with your random gmail address, Thanks so…

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An Open Letter to a Stalker Online

To my Online Stalker, Many bloggers get a bit of unwanted attention every now and again. They get someone watching far too many of their Instagram Stories, they get people liking every single tweet they send out or they get well meaning strangers stopping them in the street. But, for me, your attention isn’t like that. Your attention is constant in it’s inconsistency. Every few months you will pop up…

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A Pretty Perfect Weekend at the Flea Retreat

On Friday I travelled down to Somerset for the Flea Retreat – a new event on this year’s blogger calendar. Now, the blogger calendar has been dwindling over recent years – with events changing or stopping so when I first heard about Flea Retreat I was excited. ‘Retreat’ is one of my favourite words, imagining somewhere to relax, unwind and recharge. So I was immediately sold on the idea of…

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Things I’ve learnt in Six Years of Blogging

This date snuck up on me this year. Since I gave up my day job to blog full time the months have all blurred together. But, tomorrow I have been blogging for 6 years and it’s only right that I document this milestone in some way. Last year I wrote about the last five years and all that I was thankful for. But this year I thought I would write…

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