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blog break

It’s okay to take a blog break

Over the summer months with so much going on, I took a step back and gave myself a bit of an impromptu blog break. I didn’t stop entirely but I cut my posting back to twice a week (sometimes…

10 tips for PRs working with bloggers

10 tips for PRs working with bloggers

I’ve worked in PR for over ten years. Over this time, working with bloggers has gone from a non-existent part of the job, to forming a fundamental part of every brand campaign. Last year I published my tips for bloggers wanting…

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Win a Kate Spade designer notebook

I’m not shy about admitting that I have a bit of an obsession with funky notebooks. I have notebooks for to-do lists, notebooks for grand plans, notebooks for bucket lists, one I use as a bullet journal…really the options…

how to create an Instagram strategy for your brand

How to create an Instagram strategy for your brand

Instagram is still the fastest growing social media platform with over 400 million monthly active users – so if you’re a blogger or you’re looking to build a brand online, it’s worth having an Instagram strategy. I personally don’t…

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What’s in a (blog) name?

With our forthcoming move to Worcester, I’ve obviously been giving some thought to the name of this blog and whether its worth a name change. I think a lot of bloggers probably would’ve chosen a different blog name, had they…

5 mistakes I made in my first year of blogging

5 mistakes I made in my first year of blogging

I’ve been blogging now for almost two and a half years and like to think I’ve learned a few lessons along the way. I started to monetise the blog in the first six months, but didn’t really look at…

Photography for bloggers

My photography essentials for blogging & vlogging

One of the best things that has come out of blogging for me is a love of photography – I always loved photography but now I have somewhere to channel my creativity and I love that the blog encourages…

Plans for a super organised 2017

Planning a super organised 2017

I’ve made no secret of the fact that I am not the archetypal organised mum who follows a daily routine, is always on time and makes weekly meal plans. I may look like I have my shit together on…

Blogging in 2016

Blogging in 2016 – The year in review

2016 has been such a significant year for this blog and my own blogging journey. I knew that this was the year when I needed to take Mum in Brum to the next level and get a little (a…

Our first vlog!

I never thought that I would be writing/saying these words, but we’ve finally launched a vlog! It’s something I’ve been thinking about for some time now, but could never quite bring myself to do. Not least because I’m pretty…