• The Truth About How to Make Money Blogging

    The chances are you have come across a blog in your lifetime. Or maybe you’re already a blogger, or you’ve dabbled in the past but never really got anywhere. Lots of people look at me blankly when I tell them that I make money through my blog, but once I explain how to make money blogging it all starts to make sense. When I first started my blog, I had a kind of notion that it was possible to make money but absolutely no idea how. We’ve all seen the big names floating around, most of whom make a steady income. Some of the really big names makes hundreds of…

  • This week the blogger burnout was real, as was the mum burnout. In fact, it was very real; at one point I felt as though everything was falling apart.

    Blogger Burnout: Why Taking A Break is Important

    Blogger burnout is a real thing. It’s no different to the burnout that any other working adult experiences, and it’s pretty similar to Mum burnout. In fact, couple it with Mum burnout, or regular job burnout, or even squish ALL THREE into one big burnout, and you have a recipe for some serious meltdowns. The most important thing that you can do for yourself to avoid any of these burnouts (or even a combination of them!) is to give yourself a break. Metaphorically and actually. Regular jobs have holiday allowances for a reason. Most of us know how it feels to go back to work after a break; yes there’s…

  • Mama Blogger: How To Keep Up With Your Blog Schedule

    Keeping up with a blogging schedule is a hard enough task as it is, without adding kids into the mix. Any parenting blogger will know that finding the time to keep up with your blogging schedule around the kids is an art form. You always run the risk that you’ll end up spending all your evenings working rather than relaxing, and let’s face it; that’s no one’s idea of fun.

  • How about you? Are you a blogger already and totally get where I'm coming from? Or is blogging something you've always wanted to get into but now I've put you off?! Or maybe I've convinced you to go for it! Let me know, I'd love to hear your thoughts.

    It’s a Blog Life: The Pros & Cons of Being a Blogger

    If you’re here, there’s a good chance that you have at least a basic working knowledge of blogging, and the whole array of things that go with it. There’s also a chance that you have absolutely no sodding idea what is involved in blogging and being a blogger. A few months ago, I told Mr C he could help me on a post after he claimed that it was ‘easy’ and that he could definitely do it. He sat down at the PC and I walked him through creating a featured image and pin for the post. After we edited the image, created a pin out of it, saved the…

  • My blogging mojo has been a bit slack recently. I've been struggling with my creative form a bit, and trying to beat back a teeny tiny sense of inadequacy. There are a few things that have been bothering me about the blog overall appearance for some time now, and I just hadn't got around to dealing with those issues.

    Blog Update: A Change is as Good as a Rest!

    My blogging mojo has been a bit slack recently. I’ve been struggling with my creative form a bit, and trying to beat back a teeny tiny sense of inadequacy. There are a few things that have been bothering me about the site’s overall appearance for some time now, and I just hadn’t got around to dealing with those issues. It didn’t seem to matter how I tweaked the site, I still wasn’t happy with how it looked on my phone (and more importantly YOUR phone).