My 10 Top Tips from BlogCamp

As you may know, part of my day job is running the Tots100, Foodies100 and HIBS100 blogging communities – and every so often, we like to invite our members along to one of our free conferences for a day of chatting about all things blog-related. Last weekend saw our BlogCamp… View Post

Things I’ve Learned About Blogging

So it turns out my blog is five years old this month. I know! Five years ago I was blogging about tiny Flea and how we muddled through every day, and I’m still here doing the same thing, except Flea keeps getting less and less tiny. I’m not sure I’ll… View Post

Tips for PRs Working with Bloggers

Blogger outreach and social media is my job. I’d like to pretend it’s all very clever and complicated, but 90% of what I do is just common sense – it’s introducing companies with something to say to people who might like to talk about that thing on social media. There’s… View Post

MAD Blog Awards Outstanding Blogger of the Year

As some of you may know, my company organises the MAD Blog Awards for UK parent blogs. It’s an increasingly big and complicated business – this year we received more than 60,000 nominations in three weeks for thousands of UK parent blogs, writing about everything from food to technology, politics… View Post

You don’t have to be MAD to blog, but…

I bumped into a friend at the supermarket earlier this week, who I hadn’t seen for a year or two. We did the usual small talk about how his accountancy work is going, how the kids are, local gossip – you know the sort of thing. Then he said something… View Post