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My Happy Places Online

There's a lot of, 'Turn off the internet, it's bad for you' warnings circulating and yes, whilst you need time out from your laptop, particularly pre-bedtime for the best chance of a restful night's sleep, the world wide web for the most part, is a force for good, if you ask me.
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The Beginner’s Guide to SEO For Bloggers by Nic Tuxford of Exposure Ninja

SEO and PR can often overwhelm even the most seasoned of bloggers. Why do some blog rank higher than others in Google, and how can it be done for your own blog? Today we welcome back Nic Tuxford, senior SEO specialist at digital marketing agency Exposure Ninja, to share the secrets to great SEO for bloggers
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A Fabulously Festive Weekend In London

Since leaving London, almost 6 years ago, after eleven years in the capital, I've often questioned whether we were, my husband and I, 'tired of life' as John Samuel's famous saying goes, when we departed.
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What To Do If You’re Spending Christmas Alone

The other night, as I began to Google, 'Spending Christmas...' in a bid to discover potential holiday destinations over the festive season, what followed as the top search was, 'Spending Christmas... alone', which took me aback. I'm not naive enough to think everyone spends it with others but to find it was the most entered search term, deeply saddened me..
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My Top 10 Social Media Tips

I'm honoured to be a finalist at the BritMums in Brilliance Awards in the Social Media category so I thought it was high-time I shared my own social media tips for bloggers and business owners. Here's my Top 10.
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A Deliciously Ella Inspired Detox

What can I say? I'm pretty impressionable, particularly when it comes to anything health-wise. I want to feel and OK, look, my best and I've never felt this more since having kids because like all parents, we simply want to be strong and well for our kids, as much as ourselves.
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Being Confident

Recently, I've noticed a fair few people remark on how confident I am, or at least appear to be (it was mentioned several times at Blog Camp where I spoke recently, with many asking me how they could become more confident when it comes to going on camera or making their blog their business and I receive a lot of emails on the subject too.
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5 Blogging Rules to Break

Rules, rules, rules. I get it, many, many rules when it comes to creativity, be it screenwriting to blogging and beyond, are incredibly useful for insight, guidance and inspiration but rules, my friends were made to be broken.
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Top 5 Tips For Growing Your Social Media

Bloggers/business owners/brands depend on social media to grow, expand and thrive. Social media is an easy, instant way to connect with friends and potential readers/consumers.