‘Where’ve you been?’ you might ask?
Well I was over at Nickie’s place on the fabulous IAmTypecast blog discussing my predictions for the UK Mummy Blogging Community for 2012. I didn’t post it here as I know many of my lovely readers are not bloggers. But you might want to take a look, as some of the lessons to be learnt by bloggers in this coming year also work for other groups of people.
I love the Mummy Blogging community, and I think it has great potential. But what I pointed out is that in order to grow and survive it will need to mature and change. I feel these changes coming on now, and hope that the bloggers embrace them with open arms. If they don’t then it could mean the stifling of a great movement, as I have seen in other communities before. Change always creates a bit of chaos, so there is bound to be upheaval, but it’ll settle down.
I described 5 potential directions for the current bloggers and there are some great comments from people discussing them.
Now obviously, some will move around from one to another, and there will be new bloggers coming along in future years. However, I do think that there are going to be distinct ‘attitudes’ that bloggers will adopt. Lets see, we’ll know in the next 6-12 months if I’m right!
I do actually have loads of tips for blogging or running your own small business. Do you guys want me to pop them on this blog? Let me know if you’re interested; otherwise I’ll just do more guest posts instead.
For the rest of the week I was supporting a blogging campaign which shows all the best of the innovative, far thinking and growth potential that I talked about in my guest post.
The mighty Mammasaurus who runs the blogging site ‘Love All Blogs’ is travelling around the UK this week for the #BlogItForBabies campaign to raise awareness of Save The Children Fund’s ‘Build It For Babies’ campaign.
Here is the official blurb: Blog it for Babies hope to raise money for selected equipment for a delivery room in a healthcare clinic in Bangladesh. We would love for a campaign started by parents who are lucky enough to be able to take their babies and children to their GP’s when they are ill to be able to save the lives of little ones in Bangladesh who sadly do not have the same chance.
If you would like to donate a pound, all you have to do is text XVRL71 £1 to 70070
On Mammasaurus’s arrival in St Albans the whirlwind that is Actually Mummy had arranged a tent, with stalls from fab companies (apart from the 2 companies who refused to pay up at the end of the day despite the price being agreed, getting free links from great websites and blogs, and all the free tips available, let alone the chance to get involved in the activities – sorry had to be said!).
There was an hours lesson with ‘The Rock Choir‘, free blogging/SEO/Social Media tips from top UK mummy bloggers, and we finished with my son Curly Headed Boy teaching how to dance to Justin Bieber’s ‘Baby, Baby’, check out our moves here (the little one is Little Dimples):
Those crazy bloggers finished the day with naked ironing; they’ll do anything to raise money for charity!
Now you know why I love the Mummy Blogging Community! There are some amazing women in there and I’m proud to know them.