My Blog

So what do I do and am I willing to do on my blog?

Radio / TV

I LOVE radio, all those buttons and dials make me feel like a kid again!  And any opportunity to get my message out to mums is very welcome.  Check out all my role as a Lifestyle correspondent for Radio Verulam and other interviews on my YouTube page.

Features

I’m always open to writing a feature for fellow bloggers, websites, magazines or newspapers, and will make sure that each one is unique and tailored to your audience

Events

I’d love to come to your event or being sponsored to attend an event.
I’d love to talk at your event about any of the subjects on my blog: check out my tabs for ideas on the themes that I cover.
I would definitely need my expenses covered.

Guest Posts

Guest posts are posts written by someone else.  I do NOT need content provided by someone else,

Sponsored Posts, Reviews, Competitions, Adverts

I’m really unlikely to do your sponsored post or review or have time to reply to you if you contact me.  There might be a couple of exceptions, especially for local events to hertfordshire or festivals and short holidays.  If I do a post for you, I take it very seriously, so it will depend on how much time I have available.

Sponsored posts are those were I get paid to write about something and include a link to a company’s products or services.  If I am paid or gain anything for a blog post I will set it to be no-follow as per googles guidelines and I will make it clear I was paid.  I follow the ‘Blogging with integrity’ rules from Britmums and a few extra of my own.

Charities

I’m having to become more and more discerning about which charities to work with as I don’t want to overload my readers.  If I can’t help with a post I will happily retweet for you.

What is my blog about?

My blog is all about how I tackle the challenges of family life. It’s honest, sometimes funny, maybe a little challenging and definitely a different way of looking at life.

It’s inspired by my life (although I admit I keep some stuff private out of respect to friends/family), my friends and my clients.

I like to be honest about my challenges and show both the challenge and how I resolve it, rather than some parenting coaches who prefer to show a more perfect image.  So I’ve found it both cathartic for me to write and also a brilliant way for me to reach more Mums than I can 1to1.

I LOVE writing, and literally itch when I can’t blog/write a book.

Luckily a few other people like my writing style too, so I’m now an award winning blogger and best selling author (just thought I’d mention that!).

Check out the tabs across the top, for themes and series of blog posts.

What Is A Blog?

I get loads of readers who have never come across a blog before, so what is it and how does it work?

A blog is like a diary online.  It’s not a book, which is more complete.  It’s not a newsletter article, because that is more thought through.  It’s short, pithy, and more off the cuff.

They have become really popular for people to share experiences, or find a community of people, or as a cathartic release or to find something more interesting to read than the latest news about celebrities.

How do you make sure you don’t miss anything?

Now there are a few ways to subscribe.  If you check out the 4 buttons on the right hand side at the top where it says ‘Come and say hi’ , then you have a few choices.
  1. You can press the facebook button and like my page.
  2. Or you can subscribe to my newsletter
  3. Or next to the facebook button is a button with a dot and two curves.  This means that you can subscribe to my blog.  When you click on it you will get a choice.  Most people use google reader to view their subscriptions http://www.google.com/reader/.
  4. Or just below that you can subscribe by email.

Disclosure

Now for the fun legal bit ….

I love comments, so my comment policy is to publish everything apart from spam.  It’s fine to disagree with me or other commenters, in fact that makes for a great discussion.  But be unnecessarily mean, libellous, racist, horrid and I’ll either not reply and just leave you looking like an idiot, or remove your comment (it depends on how insulted I feel my readers will be).  Be warned!

I do the odd ‘sponsored post’ for companies, and will always make it clear I’ve been paid to write it.  The words are always my own though, and I don’t accept content from elsewhere.  I sometimes get paid to run the competitions as well, it depends on the prize.  For more information on my advertising policy go to my contact me page.

I also use ‘cookies’ (wikipedia has a great description about http cookies here) to count how many people view my site (see google analytics privacy policy here), to make sure that you don’t have to login every time you leave a comment (see wordpress’s privacy policy) and for a cool gadget to help competitions run more smoothly (see raffle copters privacy policy here).  If you don’t like the idea of cookies you can change your browsers settings to opt out.

 

Blogging Tips

I’ve written a few posts about blogs and bloggers, so I thought you might want to check them out …

Facebook – beginners information for your business

Posted on Jan 4th, 2018 - By MummyWhisperer - 0 Comments

I'm still seeing it constantly - small business owners, struggling to know the basics of Facebook.  So here are the things that you MUST know to get…

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Blogs

How to use a blogger in your business

Posted on Jun 7th, 2013 - By MummyWhisperer - 9 Comments

I think that bloggers are the perfect match for small to medium sized businesses to help them get their names out into the world.  The big brands…

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Blogs

How to start up your own parent blog and why you want to!

Posted on May 1st, 2013 - By MummyWhisperer - 8 Comments

I went to chat with the deliciously ditzy Sophie Sulehria on the last bank holiday at BBC3 Counties Radio about how I got into blogging. Have a…

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Joe Browns makes great clothes

5 Top Tips For Going To A Blogging Conference

Posted on Mar 18th, 2013 - By MummyWhisperer - 7 Comments

I've got a sponsor for BritmumsLive Yay *does a very happy dance*. A huge thank you to Siblu, who are sponsoring me after sending my family and I…

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Mummy Whisperer in The Times

I’m in The Times … squeal!

Posted on Nov 9th, 2012 - By MummyWhisperer - 4 Comments

Little Dimples and Curly Headed Boy are very unimpressed that Mummy is in a posh newspaper, but I'm chuffed and rather surprised that Mumsnet…

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Dealing with online negativity

Top Tips For Dealing With Twitter Terriers, Facebook Furies and Blog Bummers

Posted on Jul 1st, 2012 - By MummyWhisperer - 2 Comments

I'm not here today. I'm over on the BritMums Blog with my summary about dealing with online negativity or bullying. Go check it out, because it…

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Joe Browns makes great clothes

Britmums Live: Winning, What I liked, Outfits and a change to WIN SWAG!

Posted on Jun 28th, 2012 - By MummyWhisperer - 34 Comments

I WON! OMG I can't believe I won the 'Inspire' category, partially because of what a lovely title it has and partially because of the amazing women…

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Outfit for a blogging conference

What I am wearing to Britmums Live 2012

Posted on Jun 21st, 2012 - By MummyWhisperer - 17 Comments

  Are you worried about what to wear to a blogging conference?   My main tip is to remember: There will be cooler better looking…

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#BlogItForBabies and Predictions for Mummy Blogging in the UK for 2012

Posted on May 3rd, 2012 - By MummyWhisperer - 7 Comments

I'm sorry, I haven't been here for a few days. 'Where've you been?' you might ask? Well I was over at Nickie's place on the fabulous…

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Blogs

I’m a Blogger Blagger, fancy joining me?

Posted on Nov 9th, 2011 - By MummyWhisperer - 39 Comments

So loads of people have been commenting about whether bloggers in general are blaggers, or whether it's just the new ones, just mummy bloggers or…

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Six Top Tips To Being A Successful Blogger

Posted on Oct 27th, 2011 - By MummyWhisperer - 4 Comments

I'm not here today!  I'm over at Featureworld in an article I was asked to write on Top tips on how I managed to be a successful mummy…

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So often our advice is for us, not for them

Posted on Aug 15th, 2010 - By MummyWhisperer - 2 Comments

I had a giggle at myself the other day, when I realized that there is a particular subject that I've been often offering unsolicited advice about in…

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