A Huge Leap of Faith – Making Blogging a Career Option

Four and a half years ago I started a blog. I wrote an introduction, started documenting LP’s weaning journey and wrote about whatever was on my mind at the time. It was cathartic and it turned into such a lovely hobby. Just over a year later, when Little Man was tiny, I decided to go self hosted with the aim of making my blog into something. I stopped hiding my…

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10 Things I Wish I’d Known When I Started Blogging

I started blogging four and a half years ago but I only started taking blogging seriously when I went self hosted three years ago – and more so when I changed my blog name, and felt like I’d come home nearly two years ago. Here are a few things that I wish I’d known when I started blogging: There is so much more to blogging than just writing When I…

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The Blogging Hierarchy

I remember clearly when I started blogging. I’d been reading other parenting blogs during my pregnancy with LP and those haze filled newborn days. They kept me awake during night feeds, reassured me on the tough days and supported me when I needed it. I followed so many bloggers on Twitter and when we started weaning LP I thought I’d like to document it, first foods, baby led weaning and…

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Britmums Live 2016 #BML16

This year Britmums Live had a bit of a shake up. It was changed from two days to one, yet costing the same price, and squeezing everything we knew and loved about Britmums Live into just one day. I admit, I hated the idea of the new format and I was annoyed at having to pay the same amount for less time at an event that I loved. But, because…

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Why Do Bloggers Blog?

If you’re a blogger you will have a reason why you blog but if you’re not a blogger it may be hard to understand why these people spend so much time doing what they do – writing stuff, taking photos, putting it all together, shouting about it on social media and often just procrastinating long into each evening, pottering about online. Why do bloggers really blog? For me, I blog…

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Blog On MSI 2016 #BlogOnMSI

I have just spent last weekend in Manchester for the annual Blog On conference and wanted to write about it but to be honest I don’t know where to start. I’ve only ever been to Britmums before and so that is the only other conference I can compare it to. Blog On is in the Museum of Science and Industry on the top floor and the day started with checking…

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A Little Thank You

This morning the Britmums BiB awards shortlist was announced and I was so surprised to see my name in the Social category. You see, I was shortlisted for the same category in 2014, when I was still so new to blogging and less than a year after starting Redhead Babyled, my previous blog. Since then I haven’t really focused much on awards or stats and really have just focused on giving…

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