What are Blogger Networks?

I recently wrote about how I’ve made blogging my full time job and since then I’ve been asked a lot to expand on the blogging networks that I mentioned. Blogging Networks are great for any blogger – whether you are monetising or not. They are a great place to meet like minded bloggers, find blogs to read, find other bloggers to collaborate with and also network with brands and find…

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Things that have Changed my Blogging Life

When I started blogging I had no idea that the whole blogging world existed – that there were other bloggers doing the exact same thing and I had no idea that the whole blogging community was right there to be part of and embrace. Because it was all so new it meant it was a giant learning curve and I had to teach myself things, Google constantly and ask for…

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#5MinutesPeace – a New Instagram Community

This year I am trying to get back into social media more, interacting and socialising and really using each platform for what it was intended rather than just self promotion. To help with that my lovely friend Lauren has invited me to start an Instagram hashtag community with her – and I am just so excited to get started! From Sunday, 8th January, we will be using #5MinutesPeace whenever we…

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Making Blogging a Full Time Job

I have been blogging for four and a half years although I only started taking it seriously, and thinking about it as a potential career, when I went self hosted in August 2013. Since then I have been building on this blog’s foundations and trying to make it have as much longevity as possible to one day be my sole income. Last year I left a job I had been in…

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Happy Birthday What the Redhead said – Two Today!

Oh wow. What a couple of years it has been. I was blogging for about eighteen months before What the Redhead said was launched and I silently hoped What the Redhead said would be my blogging future. I hoped What the Redhead said would be able to grow with me, that it could cover any kind of content and that it could still follow our lives as the children got…

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Here’s Why You Don’t Need a Tribe, Pod …

A while ago there was a lot of talk in the blogging community about blogging tribes and how it was the next must-have thing in the world of blogging. But lately there has been less talk of tribes and more of pods. A general pod or ones across social media – Instagram pods, Facebook pods. Pods for anything blogging related that you would like to improve. But, whether you call…

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The Creepy Side of Blogging

You might read the title of this and think that, surely, there isn’t a creepy side to blogging. That blogging is all pretty pictures, nice stories about days out and families doing things together, sharing beautiful snippets of life across social media. But, a recent news report showed how creepy blogging can actually be. Now, not many of us will have someone create a social media account and then follow our…

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