Blogging is brilliant. It brings a lot of satisfaction, social interaction and a great deal of joy to many. Such as having lots of comments on a post that YOU wrote. Or being featured in a large publication. Or receiving a product and getting to review it. Or, when it starts leading to exciting opportunities. In the two years that I have been blogging I…

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A few years ago, if you had said to me, you are going to be a self-employed freelance writer, working for yourself, I might have thought, “Yeah, I can see that“. I quite like working on my own, I’m pretty good with deadlines, plus I love writing. I was also probably at a natural conclusion to my 12-year HR profession. I am also a very…

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Ok, Ok. Yes I do remember that blog post that I wrote – the one where I said I wouldn’t vlog and where I questioned it. I mentioned that vlogging is not for me – and where I stated that I just didn’t see the appeal. Quite a few of you commented (and said you agreed) and we all stood unified that vlogging was not the way forward for…

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In this feature meet the inspiring women who set up and run their dream businesses. See what makes these entrepreneurs tick, where they get their inspiration from, and how they manage work and home life. KATIE PORTMAN, from the blog Pouting in Heels.  Katie (with a former career in magazine and newspaper journalism) is now a professional blogger from her inspiring and empowering blog Pouting In Heels, which was launched in February…

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I would say that I am a particularly productive person and very organised girl anyway, way before I became a blogger and freelance writer. When I worked in Human Resources Management prior to having my twins I was as efficient as I could be and kept on top of my work schedule as much as I could. It actually made me feel stressed and run down when…

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Exactly one year ago I wrote a blog post – The 25 things I’ve learnt from a year in blogging. I said some hints and tips in there such as: Be yourself. Write your own way. Each day you’ll still learn something new…. Etc etc. And as I read it back I still find that a lot of what I wrote in this blog post still…

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I am always intrigued as to how other bloggers do it. And by that I mean actually blog. Most (if not all) of the blogs that I read are by parents; a large group of people juggling parenthood and the art of blogging (and often a day job too). So I thought that I would share a behind the scenes of my blogging processes – of how…

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Whether you’re a new blogger, or you have been blogging for years, one thing that is imperative within the industry is that you need to have great soft skills – more commonly known as ‘people skills’. Being able to work well with people (PR contacts, brands and other bloggers etc) means that you will get the most success out of your own experience, and subsequently enjoy…

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I often get stuck in a ‘blogging rut’ (it is a real thing, honestly!). And I can feel a bit ‘meh’. I guess at some point or another us bloggers have all been there. Blogging is wonderful and full of rewards and opportunity, but it is also really hard work. It can also be lonely and frustrating at times. To get myself out of the odd rut that I…

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