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#Blogstravaganza #73

#Blogstravaganza #73

Hello and welcome to #Blogstravaganza, with myself and Jo from Cup of Toast! 

Happy Friday one and all, I hope you’ve all had a great week! Thankyou to all you lovely linkers, it’s absolutely fabulous to have you join in each week!

 

#Blogstravaganza News!

With the new GDPR guidelines coming into force very soon, I have a new GDPR compliant form for those who would like to receive #Blogstravaganza reminders via email each week. If you’d like to join the list, please do SIGN UP HERE!

 

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My favourite post from last week was this one from This Mummy Rocks! Grab your badge here:

 

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It would be great to continue to spread some love over on Instagram, please do remember to use the #Blogstravaganza tag on your images! Here are a couple of my favourites from this week!

 

 

 

Don’t forget the join the #Blogstravaganza – Opportunities, Blog Share & Support group on Facebook.  If you want to share your posts, get some advice from fellow bloggers or simply have a chat, do head over and check it out!

 

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#Blogstravaganza #70

#Blogstravaganza #70

Hello and welcome to #Blogstravaganza, with myself and Jo from Cup of Toast! 

Happy Friday one and all, I hope you’ve all had a great week! Thankyou to all you lovely linkers, it’s absolutely fabulous to have you join in each week!

#Blogstravaganza News!

With the new GDPR guidelines coming into force very soon, I have a new GDPR compliant form for those who would like to receive #Blogstravaganza reminders via email each week. If you’d like to join the list, please do SIGN UP HERE!

Featured Blogger

My favourite post from last week was this one from Don’t Drop the Baby! Grab your badge here:

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Cup of Toast

It would be great to continue to spread some love over on Instagram, please do remember to use the #Blogstravaganza tag on your images! Here are a couple of my favourites from this week!

Don’t forget the join the #Blogstravaganza – Opportunities, Blog Share & Support group on Facebook.  If you want to share your posts, get some advice from fellow bloggers or simply have a chat, do head over and check it out!

 

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#Blogstravaganza #67

#Blogstravaganza #67

Hello and welcome to #Blogstravaganza, with myself and Jo from Cup of Toast! 

Happy Friday one and all, I hope you’ve all had a great week! Thankyou to all you lovely linkers, it’s absolutely fabulous to have you join in each week!

Featured Blogger

My favourite post from last week was this one from Happy Matters! Grab your badge here:

 

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It would be great to continue to spread some love over on Instagram, please do remember to use the #Blogstravaganza tag on your images! Here are a couple of my favourites from this week!

 

😍it's like looking in the mirror 😍 (well, if I was under 2 and absolutely gorgeous)

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Don’t forget the join the #Blogstravaganza – Opportunities, Blog Share & Support group on Facebook.  If you want to share your posts, get some advice from fellow bloggers or simply have a chat, do head over and check it out!

 

If you’d like to be added to the #Blogstravaganza mailing list, for a weekly reminder of us going live, please do drop me a message and I’ll add you!

 

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#Blogstravaganza #66

#Blogstravaganza #66

Hello and welcome to #Blogstravaganza, with myself and Jo from Cup of Toast! 

Happy Friday one and all, I hope you’ve all had a great week! Thankyou to all you lovely linkers, it’s absolutely fabulous to have you join in each week!

Featured Blogger

My favourite post from last week was this one from Any Way to Stay at Home! Grab your badge here:

 

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It would be great to continue to spread some love over on Instagram, please do remember to use the #Blogstravaganza tag on your images! Here are a couple of my favourites from this week!

 

A recent birthday celebration saw our house was filled with the laughter of 8 giddy girls (and 2 giddy grown ups) as the partied to little mix, Taylor swift and Justin timber lake. They had an amazing time being pampered and having their hair put up in bows! I tried to watch how they did this but missed it every time 🙄 The difference this year was made by fab friends (one helped with the party, the other had our 2 year old), a sister in law (@cakedesignbycharl ) who makes the most amazing cakes and a party entertainer (@justforgirlzparties1 )that literally took over meaning I could watch my little girl and the massive smile that permanently adorned her face 💕💫 #girlsbirthdayparty #talkingmums #bowinhair #hairstylesforgirls

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Don’t forget the join the #Blogstravaganza – Opportunities, Blog Share & Support group on Facebook.  If you want to share your posts, get some advice from fellow bloggers or simply have a chat, do head over and check it out!

 

If you’d like to be added to the #Blogstravaganza mailing list, for a weekly reminder of us going live, please do drop me a message and I’ll add you!

 

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Living and NOT Letting Live – When Blogging Gets Ugly

Living and NOT Letting Live – When Blogging Gets Ugly

This post has been on my mind for a little while now. At first I just put it to the back of my mind, I wasn’t going to voice my opinion. I thought I’d carry on in my own little world and ignore the, quite frankly tripe, that’s been popping up in the blogging community.

Now please don’t get me wrong, the majority of the community are supportive. They have nailed writing for them without having to resort to criticising the way another person chooses to blog. These people are the back bone of the blogging community and I’ll always be grateful that we’ve all been able to share this journey together.

What business of theirs is it anyway?

 

Recently I’ve come across a number of posts that discredit the way a lot of us make a living from blogging. They seem to have a problem with sponsored posts, reviewing items and working with brands. They hate it even more when we dare to share these posts with our audience. What frustrates me about these individuals, is that they seem to think it’s OK to put down the way others choose to keep a roof over the heads of their family. They’re vocal about their, in my opinion, ill-founded issues with the way another person works damn hard to put food on the table.

 

It’s this kind of negativity that really bothers me about the blogging world. This self-righteous attitude from a select number of individuals really gets my goat.

 

First of all, I wonder what business of theirs is it? Why do they care so much? Why do they think it’s OK to publicly put people down for their choice of profession? Secondly, I wonder what’s missing from their lives. I wasn’t brought up to bully people, be it online or face to face. Something is obviously amiss for these people to think that it’s OK to behave in this way. If you’re one of those people and you’re reading this, dismissing the notion that you’re a bully, then you’re very much mistaken. When you actively ridicule another person, when you go out of your way to point out their ‘faults’ and to exercise your own ‘superiority’, you are a bully and it’s nothing to be proud of.

 

Live and let live –

 

I’m a huge believer in the idea of living for myself and letting others do the same. There are so many bloggers out there, all doing what they need to do for themselves. Some do it to make a living, others do it because they love to write and some do it for a little bit of both. What every blogger needs to remember is that it’s OK to blog in the way that suits them best. There’s no reason and certainly no need to put someone else down because they do things in a different way to yourself.

 

We’re all adults and we’re all investing time into our own little corners of the internet, let’s play nice shall we?

 

 

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#Blogstravaganza #62

#Blogstravaganza #62

Hello and welcome to #Blogstravaganza!

Happy Friday one and all, I hope you’ve all had a great week! Thankyou to all you lovely linkers, it’s absolutely fabulous to have you join in each week!

I have some very exciting news for you all this week! I’m sure you’ll all be really pleased to hear that Jo from Cup of Toast will be joining #Blogstravaganza as a permanent host! Jo is an absolute superstar and I’m sure you’ll all agree that it’s amazing to have her on board! There’ll be a few little changes over the next week or two, so please do bear with us! 

This week we’re also joined by The Elephant Mum! Don’t forget to tag @theelephantmum in your tweets when you link and comment on her wonderful post!

Featured Blogger

My favourite post from last week was this one from SEN Resources Blog! Grab your badge here:

It would be great to continue to spread some love over on Instagram, please do remember to use the #Blogstravaganza tag on your images! Here are a couple of my favourites from this week!

 

Don’t forget the join the #Blogstravaganza – Opportunities, Blog Share & Support group on Facebook.  If you want to share your posts, get some advice from fellow bloggers or simply have a chat, do head over and check it out!

 

If you’d like to be added to the #Blogstravaganza mailing list, for a weekly reminder of us going live, please do drop me a message and I’ll add you! 

 

 


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#Blogstravaganza #61

#Blogstravaganza #61

Hello and welcome to #Blogstravaganza!

Happy Friday one and all, I hope you’ve all had a great week! Thankyou to all you lovely linkers, it’s absolutely fabulous to have you join in each week!

#Blogstravaganza news! I’m on the look out for weekly guest co-hosts for #Blogstravaganza, if you fancy joining in drop me a line! 

This week we’re joined by Nicole from Tales from Mamaville! Don’t forget to tag @Mamavilletales in your tweets when you link and comment on her wonderful post! Thankyou for taking the reins this week!

Featured Blogger

My favourite post from last week was this one from The Rhyming Mum! Grab your badge here:

It would be great to continue to spread some love over on Instagram, please do remember to use the #Blogstravaganza tag on your images! Here are a couple of my favourites from this week!

 

Don’t forget the join the #Blogstravaganza – Opportunities, Blog Share & Support group on Facebook.  If you want to share your posts, get some advice from fellow bloggers or simply have a chat, do head over and check it out!

 

If you’d like to be added to the #Blogstravaganza mailing list, for a weekly reminder of us going live, please do drop me a message and I’ll add you! 

 

 

 


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#Blogstravaganza #60

#Blogstravaganza #60

Hello and welcome to #Blogstravaganza!

Happy Friday one and all, I hope you’ve all had a great week! Thankyou to all you lovely linkers, it’s absolutely fabulous to have you join in each week!

#Blogstravaganza news! I’m on the look out for weekly guest co-hosts for #Blogstravaganza, if you fancy joining in drop me a line! 

Featured Blogger

My favourite post from last week was this one from Mighty Mama Bear! Grab your badge here:

It would be great to continue to spread some love over on Instagram, please do remember to use the #Blogstravaganza tag on your images! Here are a couple of my favourites from this week!

Don’t forget the join the #Blogstravaganza – Opportunities, Blog Share & Support group on Facebook.  If you want to share your posts, get some advice from fellow bloggers or simply have a chat, do head over and check it out!

If you’d like to be added to the #Blogstravaganza mailing list, for a weekly reminder of us going live, please do drop me a message and I’ll add you! 

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Three Commitments Every Blogger Needs to Make!

Three Commitments Every Blogger Needs to Make!

Once you’ve been bitten by the blogging bug, it’s impossible not to make a commitment to your corner of the internet. If you blog purely for the love of writing, you still have to pour hours of your life into crafting perfectly worded pieces. If you blog for a living, you have to work hard at building your business too. Whatever drives you to write and to grow your blog, you have to make commitments for it to work.

When I first started blogging I had no idea how much it would take over my life. Now two years in, I live and breathe blogging. I think about work from waking up, to going to bed. It can get a little overwhelming sometimes, but I can honestly say I’ve never had such a passion for what I do before. As with any job, there are good points and bad points. I don’t necessarily enjoy spending hours staring at a computer screen, but I do enjoy what I get out of it. Sometimes I wish I could go a whole day without having to look at my phone, but my blog wouldn’t be where it is today if I hadn’t spent the last couple of years glued to my iPhone.

Everyone’s blogging commitments differ depending on what they’re trying to achieve. To make your mark as a blogger though here are three commitments you definitely need to make!

Commit to working in the evening when the kids are finally asleep –

Parenting is a job in itself and sometimes finding time to blog during the day is impossible. Some days I have the best of intentions, but as my eldest gets older and naps less, sitting down to my laptop before 7pm is near on impossible. So in order to keep up with the work load and to keep my blog moving in the right direction, working after the kids have gone to bed is essential. I know so many bloggers who work into the wee, small hours too. It seems it’s the way forward for the parenting blogger!

 

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Commit to spending far too many hours a day on social media –

Prior to starting my blog in 2016, I wasn’t very good at social media. If I’m honest, it’s still not my forte. Alas, in order to get content out there, perfecting the art of social media is a must for bloggers all over the world. That means spending far more time on your channels that you really want to, with the aim of building your audience and boosting your traffic. It’s time to admit defeat now!

 

 

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Commit to taking hundreds of photographs on a daily basis –

As parents, we probably take a larger than average number of pictures on a daily basis anyway. As bloggers though, we spend even more time snapping the same image over and over to get them just right. Then we lose a few more hours editing them to make them look blog post and Instagram ready. Blogging means we need endless images to share with our readership, so this a commitment we have to be comfortable with. Now’s the time to invest in a masses of cloud storage, you’re going to need it!

 

 

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#Blogstravaganza #59

#Blogstravaganza #59

Hello and welcome to #Blogstravaganza!

Happy Friday one and all, I hope you’ve all had a great week! Thankyou to all you lovely linkers, it’s absolutely fabulous to have you join in each week!

#Blogstravaganza news! I’m on the look out for weekly guest co-hosts for #Blogstravaganza, if you fancy joining in drop me a line! 

This week we’re joined by Jo from Cup of Toast! Don’t forget to tag @cupoftaostblog in your tweets when you link and comment on her wonderful post! Thankyou for taking the reins this week!

Featured Blogger

My favourite post from last week was this one from Craft with Cartwright! Grab your badge here:

It would be great to continue to spread some love over on Instagram, please do remember to use the #Blogstravaganza tag on your images! Here are a couple of my favourites from this week!

 

Don’t forget the join the #Blogstravaganza – Opportunities, Blog Share & Support group on Facebook.  If you want to share your posts, get some advice from fellow bloggers or simply have a chat, do head over and check it out!

 

If you’d like to be added to the #Blogstravaganza mailing list, for a weekly reminder of us going live, please do drop me a message and I’ll add you! 

 

 


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