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On Blogging

February 29, 2016
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I‘ve been blogging since I was fifteen, which means I count my most long-running and meaningful relationship in my life to be with the internet. There’s proof still online: the Wayback machine has really basic iterations of my websites dating from 2001 (TWO THOUSAND AND ONE??!), but annoyingly in those days we were all a fan of the splash page trend which means you can see little more than my insistence the reader enables popups and is browsing on Netscape.…

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Oh Crap, I Am A Mummy Blogger

October 1, 2015
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I don’t like being called a mummy blogger. There, I said it. I am so many things. A woman, a single parent, a businesswoman, a mummy, a cook, a gym-goer, a shoe-lover, a fan of books. So why aren’t I a businesswoman blogger? Or a shoe-loving blogger? Or a divorce blogger? Because a part of my repertoire involves musings on parenthood why must I be referred to as a ‘mummy blogger’? If you own a blog and spend even a little…

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Blogging Is Weird (But We Love It)

June 18, 2015
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The blogging world is a weird one. It’s like school. It’s a bit cliquey sometimes, we all have the groups that we seem to slot in to and if you’re a new arrival it might take you a while to fit in. Sometime there are fallings out – you say something that upsets a friend, or a friend of a friend of a friend, and things get a bit odd (which to be honest is how I have felt after…

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When Did We Start Hating Our Children?

May 5, 2015
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In the last few weeks I’ve noticed a trend in the world of parent blogging. Namecalling. Not between bloggers, but bloggers calling their children names. An arsehole, a wanker, a shit. We have a new wave of parent blogs ‘keeping it real’ by being, in my opinion, kind of awful. Is it for the LOLs, is it for the page views or the controversy? I don’t know but I don’t like it. I agree as much as the next truthful person that…

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BritMums Live 2014: The Emotional Aftermath

June 23, 2014

Blogger dining: with Katie, Becky and Charlotte. Photo by Becky. Every time Monday morning comes around I want to kick myself. I swear I could be a kick-arse lifestyle blogger if only I had the wherewithal to take my camera out on my funtime weekend jaunts, or even record half of it on my iPhone. But I always forget to record the day for prosperity – through living in the moment (my musings on mindfulness to come in a couple…

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Blogging As A Business: How I Turned My Blog Into My Career

May 22, 2014

When people ask me what my job is I never know what to say. “Erm, well, I have this website, and I write about stuff and people read it and yep thats it.” Reactions range from “ah, you blog for a living? That’s cool!” to “what’s a blog?”. And I mean really, if you can explain what a blog is to someone who isn’t computer savvy without tearing your hair out then you’re a better woman than I. Increasingly I’ve been…

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Writing My Oscar’s Acceptance Speech

March 25, 2014
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Because you all know there’ll be as many selfies at The MADs (Mum and Dad Blogging Awards) than the Oscars. On Sunday night I was pootling around on the internet – erm, I mean working hard – when I saw a tweet saying the finalists for the MAD Awards were out. I clicked over to have a look and see if any of my favourite bloggers had been included in the line-up. I wasn’t really truly expecting to see myself…

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Good Things Come To Those Who Blog

September 9, 2013
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It’s been four years since I started this blog. Four long years. In October 2009 I wrote something extremely well thought out and literary like OH MY GOD I’M PREGNANT WHAT THE HELL DO I DO NOW?! and that decision may have changed my life a little bit. In those four years I’ve given birth twice, started the process of divorce (just the once… for now), gone a bit mental with the pressure of kids, work and marriage, found happiness,…

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BritMums Live Hangover 2013

July 2, 2013
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All the Alices: An Essex Wife and My Life My Son My Way BritMums Live is undeniably the highlight of the Blogging Social Calendar. It’s a weekend where members of our community come together to share and learn, to chat and discuss. It’s not just the highlight of my Blogging Social Calendar though, it’s one of the highlights of my year. BML 2013 was slightly different for me. I didn’t go armed with tons of business cards and a highlighted seminar schedule.…

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My Best Friend’s Blog

November 19, 2012
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(Sometimes our husbands get us mixed up) I interrupt my usual programming to announce that after years of ho-humming about it one of my best friends in the whole wide world forever and ever and ever amen has started her own blog! I could not be prouder than if it were Elfie or Hux blogging: Su is an absolutely brilliant writer and I know she’s been wanting to get down and creative online for a while. I first met Su about 10 years ago…

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How To Be A Blogger

August 30, 2012
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Although I’ve been blogging for over a decade I would no way declare myself an expert: in my opinion there’s always more to learn and ways you can better yourself. But I have learnt a couple of things on my long journey that has taken me through the land of online diary writing. I’ve been asked a few times for a bit of help when it comes to the practicalities of how to set up a blog, and as I’ve…

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