Are you clucking about like a headless chicken blogger? 

If you are reading this you are obviously feeling a bit like a headless chicken blogger. Ah yes I know that feeling. You write an amazing blog post, you want to crow from the roof top. Hit the publish button, scuttle off to tweet it, link it to Facebook, pin it on Pinterest and add it to one of the 4 trillion  linkys you take part in every week. Sit back on your perch, fluff up your feathers and wait for the views to come into roost.

What no one has noticed your frankly clucking marvellous piece of writing? Surely someone wants a piece of this free-range action. It’s ok keep your pecker up. The internet is unfortunately like a battery house. Lots of chickens laying lots of eggs, and none of them are hatching.



It gets you scratching about for ideas. But you have to be careful not to ruffle anyone else’s feathers. You don’t want to end up in a troll pie. But you could definitely handle a viral post comparable to chicken pox. You squeeze out another egg. Cross your claws, and check those stats with your beedy eye… Surely that egg was a double yoker? The blog posts of all blog posts, a pinnacle moment in a chicken, sorry bloggers, life.

Nope, it wasn’t. It didn’t hit everyone’s spot like a fresh bucket of KFC. It made an impression on a few but it has gone mostly unnoticed. See being a chicken blogger is a bit like being a chicken. Once cooked you taste just like everyone else unless you have an amazing sauce to chuck over the top. We are all battery hens in a blogging coop – but a few of us will find our sauce. Will it be you?

What We Are Reading This Month – October Blogs

So I have read loads of blogs in the few months I have been blogging but a few really stick in my mind. They are written by bloggers that can bring a smile to my mouth or a tear to my eye. They are the kind of writers that I aspire to and that on a cold wet afternoon I turn to with a hot cuppa and a sausage dog on my knee!

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5 writers to aspire to:

Have you read anything by Min from Single Mum Speaks? I can’t recommend her high enough. I loved her recent post about being a middle class mum that doesn’t drive. Because Mr Pud doesn’t drive I could really relate to what she was saying.

Another firm favourite is Jade at The Parenting Jungle, her recent post about whether we like our children all the time really resonated with me. As my son has a total jekyll and hyde outlook on life I could definitely relate to what Jade was saying. Bookmarked that one for the next time I am sobbing in the kitchen….!

Then there is my recent find Over Heavens Hill – this is a beautiful blog and Geraldines post about how we share images of our children online really stuck with me. It’s something that i have grappled with myself but that as a blogger feels an inevitable part of my life. But I do wonder how my kids will feel when they grow up about the use of their pictures.

Also love Nadia over at Scandi Mummy – I think that her blog just oozes style. Always filled with gorgeous pictures as well. Packed full of useful reviews and fabulous giveaways, I can spend a happy half hour browsing through Nadia’s latest blog posts.

Finally and certainly my go to for a few laughs has to be Beth of The Adventures of Beta Mummy. I just can’t get enough of her hilarious cartoons. She always hits the nail right on the head! Simply loved her recent post about reaching half term. It was with a huge sigh of relief that I sunk on to the sofa last week, with no school runs looming before me!

So there you have it all out latest and greatest finds – make sure you go over and check them out.

 

Bloggers Block – Things to Do when your Mojo Mooches off

Argh the last few weeks I have been blogging away, hardly finding the time to get all of my ideas out. But this last week. Oh man its like a huge fog has descended. I have nothing remotely interesting to say. I could tell you all about how Pudding is now crawling – check out Instagram to see the amount of mischief that little lady is getting into. Or I could happily tell you all about Pie’s first week at school. But in all honesty I don’t think my story telling is quite up to scratch and I wouldn’t do either justice. So whats a blogger to do when their mojo mooches off?Image result for lost mojo quotes

Well you may have seen that the last couple of weeks I have been handing out some blogger wisdom. If you are new to blogging or you aren’t a blogger you might not realise all the stuff that goes on in the background to make a blog successful. Unfortunately its not all about writing a piece and pressing the publish button. Hundreds of thousands of blog posts are written every day. Most of which go unnoticed by the vast majority of people. So if you don’t have a new post to write there is loads of stuff you can do to improve your visibility.

Tips to help you get your blog on when your mojo has gone
  • Spruce up your old posts – sort out those old blog posts that you are all but forgotten on your blog. Add some new images, add a pinnable image. Design an infographic to go with the post.  Then launch it like it’s a new shiney post. Tweet it, share it on Facebook and add it to stumble, All the things you would do with a new post, without the actual writing part!
  • Get on to Pinterest – there is some great stuff on Pinterest. Get pinning, researching, make a new board. Spend some time just enjoying other people’s work. You know the more you pin and share on pinterest the more visible your pins will be. You might find that one of your posts starts to get noticed a bit more.
  • Connect with other bloggers – sharing is caring in the blogging community. Put your keyboard down and spend some time reading other people’s material. You might find a new blog you love. You may even find some great content that inspires you to develop a point of view you had previously over looked.
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  • Join some blogging Facebook groups – these are great for sharing your content. Join some threads, rshare some love. Brilliant for post promotion and getting your face known in the wider blogging community.
  • Respond to your comments – I am hands up terrible for this. Wish I could keep on top of the comments on my blog. I have hundreds to respond too. I love reading the comments people have left and I always intend to reply to them. Go spend some time speaking with your audience. Find out what they like about your posts, whether they have posed any questions you want to answer in a follow-up post.
  • Have a play on Canva – this is my biggest time waster. I can spend ages playing about with graphics and ideas. You could design a new logo, or a new badge for a guest series. I often find I make the graphics before I write the blog post. It gives me time to let my mind wander around a subject.
  • Edit your photos and post on Instagram – get your Instagram profile looking beautiful by spending some time tarting up your pictures. Also a good time to go through and dish out lots of hearts and comments. Remember what I said about sharing is caring in blogger land?
  • Learn about some of the other social media platforms – I like to read about what makes the other areas of social media work for bloggers. Set up a Bloglovin account and try to build up a following there (if you work this out let me know!). Get active on Google+ or even LinkedIn. Share your content across new platforms, make new connections.
  • Send out some PR requests (if you like working with brands) – either over Twitter or direct to companies you would like to work with. Draft an email and get it out. Go and grab yourself some opportunities. Join The Blogger Programme and Bloggers Required to see what opportunities they have that you can pitch for.

There you are a few ideas to keep yourself busy when your blog mojo has a vacation. Of course you could just take a blogging holiday completely. A rest from the world of social media and blogging could be just what you need. Forcing yourself to be creative when you have nothing pressing to say is not in the best interest for your blog. Take a step back, relax. All work and no play remember….

Basic Tips for Instagram Growth and Engagement

Every one loves a bit of Instagram right? There is something kind of warming when you post a picture and you get loads of likes and lovely comments. Certainly I am not an Instagram pro, I don’t have a gazillion followers (yet!) But I do have a nice group of well engaged people who regularly comment and like my content. I am also pleased to see some steady growth on my Instagram account.

So I have heard a lot about the new algorithm for Instagram. Luckily for me I only joined Instagram after the changes so I never knew any other way. Instagram is like every other social media platform. You get what you give. If you want to post one photo a day and leave it to do its thing then don’t expect amazing things. If you really want to make Instagram work for you then you need to understand it, and use the algorithms to your advantage.

Instagram Tips for Growth & Engagement:
  • Probably the most obvious thing is great content. A few fuzzy pictures is not going to get a gaggle of followers. Spend sometime editing pictures, everyone knows that Instagram is not a true depiction of your life. Besides you are creating a brand of sorts. People like to see a kind of pattern or uniformity to your feed.
  • The first 15 minutes is key. This is when your picture is most active in the Instagram algorithm. You need to get as many likes and comments as possible in this time to keep your picture in the algorithm so more people see it. Instagram pods are great for this (more on this later)
  • Timing of posts is really important for getting your picture noticed. Catching people in the morning between 6.30-7.30am and in the evening between 5-6pm when they are on their commute is the best time. This is when Instagram is the most active, giving you lots of extra likes.
  • Hashtags are the currency of Instagram. Some posts suggest that 11 or more is the way forward. I can’t say I have tested it under strict conditions but there are some hashtags that perform better than others. Spend some time working out what works for you. Look at the feeds you admire that have lots of followers, likes and comments. Try out some of the hashtags they use.
  • Join a pod. Not sure what this is? Basically its a group of people working together for each other. The pod is usually run via the message part of Instagram. When you post a picture you drop a heart and the others in the pod like and comment on your picture as soon as they can (ideally in 15 minutes). In return you are agreeing to do the same for each heart dropped by others in the pod.
  • Comment and like other photos. This is really important. If you have taken the time to follow lots of people its only courtesy to spend some time looking at their feed. If you want your own followers to be engaged with your feed you need to engage with theirs. Take some time to scroll through the feed and share the love.
  • Get involved with some of the available Facebook threads. Most of the blogging groups will run an Instagram feed where you agree to like all the pictures linked up. Personally I like this group. A lot will also run a follow thread too. If you join this make sure you follow all the members and don’t be a bad sport and unfollow them immediately afterwards.

So there you go. Some really easy tips for getting your Instagram account off the ground. I am by no means saying I have the answers for a viral feed, but these tips should help you grow an engaged community. Do you have any others you want to share?

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#EatSleepBlogRT – Week 7

Welcome back to Week 7 of #EatSleepBlogRT, this was our best week ever with 49 posts! Don’t forget this is the retweet linky so make sure you are sharing all the other fabulous blog posts over Twitter! My lovely co-host has decided that due to family and work she will no longer be able to host 😔 so this week it is me and Becky from Sparkly Mummy!

I am still working my way through the commenting and retweeting, please accept my apologies if I have not got to you yet, I have been on a run of night shifts! Rachel has done a fantastic job of reading, commenting and retweeting. She has chosen Right Royal Mothers post about returning to work with her fantastic infographic. If you didn’t get chance to read this post you can have a look here. Grab yourself a featured badge lovely.

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Our Top Retweeter this week was @katcandyfloss can anyone steal her retweeting crown??? Please grab the Top Tweeter badge and thank you for your amazing blog sharing!

Petite Pudding

 

This week I am linking up my post about how hard it is to admit to yourself and others that things are not going so great after the birth of your baby. I was very lucky to be front page on Mumsnet with this post earlier in the week and would love to hear what you think.

My run of night shifts continues until Monday (boo) so I won’t be so quick on the retweets this week but I promise I will retweet every thing that I have been tagged in. I would just like to say thanks to all that are making this such a great linky and am sorry my hosting skills are a bit hit and miss this week.

Love Zoe

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#eatsleepblogrt

Welcome to the #EatSleepBlogRT linky! We know there are loads of linky’s out there so we have designed this one to help drive more traffic to your blog by asking people to retweet posts on Twitter as well as to comment. As hosts we will retweet your blog when you link up and when we comment. So that is 4 retweets already! Sharing is caring so the more retweets you do the better. The person with the most shares on social media will also get a backlink the following week as well as our favourite post.

Linky Rules

    • You can link up to 2 posts – old or new of any subject. Please only link one review/giveaway each week.
    • Linky runs 8pm Sunday – Tuesday 8pm
    • Please put our lovely badge on so that we can show off its fabulous design!
    • Comment on at least two posts (they don’t have to be the hosts post but we always love it when you do!)
    • hosts will comment on all the posts linked up by the following week (if we are a bit slow some weeks, bare with us we are busy ladies, we will get there I promise!)
    • Please retweet at least 3 posts on twitter using the #EatSleepBlogRT hashtag (if you don’t use the tag we won’t know who was the most sharing caring person!)
    • Hosts will retweet when you link up and when we comment. We will also retweet if you tag us in the posts you retweet (crikey thats a lot of retweets!)
    • We will pick one post each week as our featured post
    • The person who retweets the most will also get featured with a back link
    • Tag @petite_pudding &  @sparkly_mummy when you link up

So their you have it – simple right? Lets get out there and set the Twitter world alight with our blog sharing!

Petite Pudding

 


So you couldn’t give a crap about Klout? You Should!

Most of the internet have scorned the Klout algorithm recently. Well I say most of the internet, the reality is that unless you are trying to make an impact on social media you don’t even know what a Klout score is. Lets be honest a Klout score of 99 probably isn’t going to change your life. More importantly it’s probably not even possible. But a decent Klout score does come with some benefits.

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Just to give you a bit of an overview most people who don’t spend their lives on social media have a score of around 10-20. Popular opinion states that anything over 50 is heading in the right decision. Obama has a score of 98 (you would kind of hope the US President had a good bit of Klout.) The pro-bloggers are sitting in the 70s.

Having a good Klout score isn’t automatically going to bring extra work your way. What it can do is raise your profile and make you raise your online presence. Think of Klout as a way of measuring your own effectiveness on social media. Because it breaks down which areas your score is coming from it can highlight the areas you need to improve. For example my Klout score is mainly derived from my Twitter presence. My Facebook page isn’t really pulling it’s weight and my LinkedIn profile is barely registering.

The other nice thing you can do on Klout is hand out some K+ to your fellow bloggers. It’s such a quick and easy job. Now you only get 10 of these beauties a day so use them wisely. Everyone on Klout gets a load of categories they are ‘expert’ in. Don’t be alarmed if yours are random. For example I am an expert in Pudding (believe me there are worse things to be expert in!). You can award your precious K+ to anyone’s expertise. In return you kind of hope they will do the same to you (so choose wisely).

Giving and getting K+ will improve your Klout score but not in the same way improving your social media reach will. For example my score might get a 0.05% bump from getting 10 K+ a day. But I can get a 0.80 bump from a busy day on one of the social media platforms.

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The best way to use Klout to improve your online presence is to make sure you link all your social media profiles. The main ones being Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google +. These are the channels that directly effect your Klout score. As previously mentioned my Facebook page isn’t helping me out much on Klout. This shows me that this is a social media platform that I need to work on. With millions of users, Facebook is not one of the areas you want to be falling behind on! Likewise with LinkedIn, this is now the 3rd biggest social media platform. It’s also where freelance writers and bloggers could potentially gain new contacts and new opportunities.

Are you starting to see what Klout can do for you? If you want to be a giant across all social media platforms this is going to help.  Not only does Klout highlight those social media platforms that need some work it can also show you how effective your marketing strategy is.

For example, I only joined Instagram about 2 months ago. I had no idea what I needed to do to grow my following. I read a few posts, did a bit of research. Developed a strategy and set about testing it. The strategy I chose was very time-consuming and I have to say not that effective. I didn’t see a rise in my Instagram followers and I didn’t see much of a rise on Klout either. So I changed my strategy. Within in 4 weeks I had doubled my Instagram following and had a corresponding 3 point bump on Klout. My Instagram profile now contributes nearly 40% to my Klout score!

So there you have it. The two main reasons you should give a crap about Klout. It can give you great insight into your reach across all social media platforms. As well as help you to measure how effective your engagement across social media is.

Do you use Klout? In you opinion is it worthwhile in growing your social media presence?

Mummy Bloggers; a 21st Century Feminism Movement?

Feminism is a word that I have found on the tip of my tongue recently. I read more stories of women treated unfairly during pregnancy. More reports about the ongoing debate around the gender pay gap. Yet as I look around there is a shift in political power towards women. With Theresa May in the top government seat, Angela Merkel leading the way in Germany and high hopes across the pond that Hillary Clinton will be the first female American President. The status of women is changing. It is a brave new world for women everywhere and we need to stand up and grab it with both hands.

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Never would I have labelled myself a feminist. Certainly not the bra burning images that sprung to mind when I first thought of feminism. But on closer inspection of the true definition of feminism I can state proudly that I am firmly in that camp. Equal opportunities for all, no one gender or race above any other. Unsurprisingly I find many of my blogger friends hold my beliefs.

Feminism is the belief that all people are entitled to the same civil rights and liberties and can be intellectual equals regardless of gender. However, you should still hold the door for a feminist; this is known as respect or politeness and need have nothing whatever to do with gender discrimination. – by The Thinker-Writer January 31, 2010

Blogging has provided an excellent platform for women to share ideas as well as the highs and lows of raising a family. It has given Mum’s everywhere a voice. Advice flows freely, bad days are shared and good days are triumphed. Communities are built online providing support for both personal and professional issues. Letting all mums know they aren’t alone, that whatever they are going through someone has been there. I have received fierce and loyal encouragement from my fellow bloggers.

The rise in ‘mummy bloggers’ has increased dramatically in the last few years. Although not many are well-known outside of their own sphere many are taking on the tough feminist questions and providing new ideas and concepts. Some have developed into business owners and flourished as entrepreneurs. Proving that women can be just as successful as men on a level playing field.

The few headline successes have inspired others to take to a keyboard and add their own voices to the collective. Demanding the attention of the world to look at women’s every day struggles to have children, to raise children, to work and to mother. Highlighting the shortcomings of childcare in supporting mothers to return to work and to help change the perception of stay at home mums. Mummy bloggers everywhere have climbed on their virtual pedestal to shout: ‘Hey its not all roses over here! We need support from the government and employers to achieve our full potential. We need to be recognised for the sterling job we are doing raising the next generation’.

I know that many people are fed up of hearing the same old rhetoric from Mummy Bloggers. Hearing people say that there is a limitation in the content we can write irritates me. Most of us realise that we are never going to be superstar bloggers. That’s not why we do it. We do it to be heard, to know that we can say what we need to. Because no one can change the world overnight. But if enough people can stand up and say this needs changing then eventually it will be.

I would like to think that my daughter has been born into a world where she will believe there is no difference in what men and women can achieve. That she can reach for the stars and they can be hers. Whether she wishes to be an astronaut or a stay at home mum. Anything is achievable for her.

100 years ago no one would have believed that a woman would hold the office of Prime Minister, let alone potentially be President of The United States. Here we are on the cusp of amazing things for women and although Mummy Bloggers may not be leading the charge they are definitely giving it some momentum.

Teen & Tween Talent Spotting: After The Playground

Blogging about your teenage children is a very different matter to blogging about your baby. Teen and tween offspring are highly active on social media and, perhaps more importantly, so are their friends. This means that you will be highly censored. There will be limits placed on what you can say and which photos you can use. As you can see – I only just made it into this one. I’m squeezed in behind my eldest daughter!

After The Playground

On the other hand, it is definitely not all bad news. Ever the optimist. I decided to use the fact that I have older children to my advantage and recently launched a recruitment drive.

I put together a tongue in cheek CV for each of my children (and my husband) to work out what skills I could (exploit) harness to promote my blog.

Here are the skills that my family brought to the table. (without them even knowing it)

  • Husband – wry observations and witty anecdotes on raising three daughters which provide an endless supply of material. Useful to take with me to events as can be relied upon to find where we are supposed to be going/not say anything too embarrassing/get me home safely.
  • Eldest daughter – musical aptitude, video editing skills, provides material on kids leaving home and starting university and looks good in photos.
  • Middle daughter – IT skills, social media savvy, provides material on teen issues and looks good in photos.
  • Youngest daughter provides material on primary school kids and sentimental pieces on growing up, has a great eye for photography and looks cute in photos.
  • Pet rabbit – not quite sure yet but will be expected to contribute or will be removed from the team.

Pretty impressive or what? The moral of the story is this. If you have older kids and can get them on board they can definitely turn out to be more of an asset than a liability. To prove my point, here is a little video ‘we’ managed to put together. I honestly couldn’t have done this without them!


Introducing After The Playground

I am (in no particular order) a wife, a mother of three fabulous daughters (17,14 and 10 years), an academic with a PhD in epidemiology and a writer. And I am me. I fully intend to discover who that is and I’d love to share my experiences after the playground with you.

After The Playground was created out a perfect storm of unpleasantness during the early stages of 2016; pre-menopausal hormones, the not too distant prospect of empty-nest syndrome, a health scare and an especially nasty bout of flu left me feeling a little lost. It is my way of creating something positive from a potentially negative set of circumstances. I am no expert but as I find out what works for me I will share my experiences – I hope you find some of them helpful.
You can follow After The Playground on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Pop over and say hi! Don’t forget to say Pudding sent you 🙂

 

#EatSleepBlogRT Linky – Week 2

#EatSleepBlogRT – Week 2

Welcome back to Week 2 of #EatSleepBlogRT, I was blown away by the great response from last week. 35 fabulous posts linked up in total and my Twitter feed has been exploding all week with hundreds of tweets and retweets. Well done guys, all this blog sharing is fantastic.

I have to say I had my work cut out getting all the commenting done this week, but I had a great reading session on Friday night and managed to everyone. My favourite this week was from  Sassy at Thinking Out Loud – I was expecting a lovely happy little post and was totally unprepared when disaster struck! Sending you well wishes Sassy hope you make a quick recovery! Please grab yourself the featured badge.

Petite Pudding

 

So our Top Retweeter this week was @myrealfairy with an amazing 38 retweets. Please grab the Top Tweeter badge and thank you for your amazing blog sharing!

Petite Pudding

 

This week I am linking up my own post, for the first time in a long time! The newbie showcase is still running and I will be back with some more newbies to feature next week. If you want to get involved with this then please send me an email to contact@petitepudding.com for more details.

Right that is enough waffle from me – get linked up and get those retweets going!

Love Zoe

PS I am working today and won’t be at my laptop until 8.30ish but I will retweet once I have poured a large glass of vino!)

#EatSleepBlogRT

Welcome to the #EatSleepBlogRT linky! We know there are loads of linky’s out there so we have designed this one to help drive more traffic to your blog by asking people to retweet posts on Twitter as well as to comment. As hosts we will retweet your blog when you link up and when we comment. So that is 4 retweets already! Sharing is caring so the more retweets you do the better. The person with the most shares on social media will also get a backlink the following week as well as our favourite post.

Linky Rules

    • You can link up to 2 posts – old or new of any subject. Please only link one review/giveaway each week.
    • Linky runs 8pm Sunday – Tuesday 8pm
    • Please put our lovely badge on so that we can show off its fabulous design!
    • Comment on at least two posts (they don’t have to be the hosts post but we always love it when you do!)
    • Both hosts will comment on all the posts linked up by the following week (if we are a bit slow some weeks, bare with us we are busy ladies, we will get there I promise!)
    • Please retweet at least 3 posts on twitter using the #EatSleepBlogRT hashtag (if you don’t use the tag we won’t know who was the most sharing caring person!)
    • Hosts will retweet when you link up and when we comment. We will also retweet if you tag us in the posts you retweet (crikey that’s a lot of retweets!)
    • We will pick one post each week as our featured post
    • The person who retweets the most will also get featured with a back link
    • Tag @petite_pudding & @mrs_rachb when you link up

So there you have it – simple right? Lets get out there and set the Twitter world alight with our blog sharing!

Petite Pudding

 


Stylish Blogs You Need To Follow

There are so many fantastic blogs out there, covering all subjects. For me when I am reading a blog or looking for inspiration I like to look at these super stylish blogs. Their clear-cut graphics and simplistic themes make reading a pleasure. Of course it also helps that they are full of fantastic content. If you haven’t seen some these beautiful sites I urge you to go check them out.

Inspired by Style

My Petit Canard

This was one of the first blogs I discovered. I love the simplistic header and unusual name. But what really got me was the amazing pictures. Artistically shot and with care given to the composition of the picture. Emily has a great writing style too and I recommend you check out her #breastfeedingstories guest post series.

Island Living 365

I love Emma’s blog! It is one of my absolute favourites. The layout is so simple and the header is very stylish. Again the photographs Emma posts are always perfect and look great with the posts. But Island Living 365 is not a blog with all style and no substance. Emma writes not just about her family and day-to-day life but also tackles current issues. I love this recent post about Why Blogging is A Feminist Act

You Can't Have Style if You Don't Have Substance

Candyfloss & Dreams

A relatively new acquaintance to me. Kat’s blog is full of bold script and pinnable pictures. I like the theme and its so easy to navigate through her content. It’s a stylish theme, that is just a bit different to the other blogs out there. There are a range of posts but I found Using Social Media to Grow Your Online Business had some really useful tips.

Love From Mim

This is one of those blogs that really inspires me to work on my own blog layout! I love the sliders, the easily navigation and the fantastic pictures. Cool and stylish Love from Mim was designed for reading pleasure. I have to say I struggle to find just one post that Mim has written to feature, because I enjoy her writing so much. However after much debate, I recommend Mim’s post on getting more retweets on Twitter, I really appreciate it when a blogger takes the time to share useful information with the rest of us.

Diary of a Dad

A blog that shows blogs don’t have to be all flowers and butterflies to be beautiful. Tom’s blog has the most amazing logo which I just adore. The blog itself is clean-cut and unlike the my other favourites it’s not covered in amazingly ‘perfect’ pictures. A bold typeface with the space given over to well-constructed content, drawing you into read the post. The blog has a wholesome, sturdy feel to it, which I like! I have been enjoying the Calypso Holiday hacks post and this one with the indoor scavenger hunt is a brilliant idea.

Hope you agree that these are some super stylish blogs. I know that having spent the morning happily perusing them that I am itching to go and start messing with my own blog. Have you got any favourites that inspire you?

 

”Inspire