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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.

Be Your Own Best Publicist

I've worked with a Publicist for a while to help me with the load as my blogging business is rapidly expanding but I've always believed and practised promoting my own work whether that was filmmaking, my journalistic work to right now, as a full time professional blogger.
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My Top 10 Tips To Help Bloggers Go Pro

Oh the irony that this in itself is a commissioned post (!) but it is of value to you and my tips will hopefully help you too get work. You see, I'm a full time professional blogger and have been for over 2 1/2 years, working with clients and brands both big and small that fit my blog and importantly my audience: you. If they're of interest and use to me, products and services I would use myself, then I'm happy to endorse them on this blog here and mummysgotstyle.com, my style blog.
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Speaking about my Blogging Career for Mode Media at the Internet Advertising Bureau

Yesterday was a whirlwind of a day as I spent it in London with my Mum (we arrived the night before) so I could speak on a prestigious panel for Mode Media first thing (Mode represent the display ads on my blogs) and set up this breakfast meeting with a panel on pro blogging and brand endorsement for a large audience of major UK brands.
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Brilliant Blog Posts 23rd October 2014

Hi guys After an incredible week last week with over 89 posts linked up last week, I'm back again with #brilliantblogposts welcoming all bloggers to link up their posts in any genre. I ask you kindly add my badge or link back to my blog on your posts and comment on at least 2 posts linked up along with my own minimum please.
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My Top 10 Blog Camp Blogging Tips

It was an honour to be asked to speak on two panels about my professional blogging career this weekend at the Tots100 Blog Camp in Birmingham and share what I know. It was fabulous to meet so many of you and I'm so glad with the feedback that my sessions informed and inspired so many of you. For those who couldn't make the brilliant event (I hope you can book the next one), I wanted to share 10 of my top blogging tips from my sessions.
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Blogging Tips

Yes I'm a full time professional blogger but I'm always learning. Some refer to me as an expert but this is an ever-changing, exciting brave new world so not sure about that but let me tell you, parenting bloggers are HUGELY influential game-changers.
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Brilliant Blog Posts-9th October 2014

It's that time again, Brilliant Blog Posts-the chance to share the posts you are most proud of and to discover new blogs to follow!
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My Time At BritMums Live

BritMums Live was a total and utter whirlwind of a weekend of which I'm not sure I'm even remotely recovered from, but I'll try to articulate my highlights for you here... It was a weekend sponsored by wine (literally) thanks to Lindeman's Wine so forgive me if I've forgotten anything or anyone.
Vicki-Honest Mum

My Career as a Professional Blogger

I'm often asked what my career is and although I'm a trained, award winning filmmaker and adore directing, the last few years have seen me become a full time blogger, a career that happened organically and is one I LOVE.
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My Interview for Cision UK

Really honoured today to be featured on the very prestigious Cision UK's blog as this blog and my style blog Mummy'sgotstyle go under the spotlight.
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A Creative Life-Pushing Through The Self-Doubt

Being creative can be hard work. Hard to get the words onto the screen for that next draft, hard to get the confidence to write the book, launch the blog, heck even write that funny tweet. Creatives are riddled with self doubt. Fact.
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Becoming Inspired…

I recently read a superb article in the Guardian on what inspires some of the greatest creatives out there. It got me thinking about what inspires me, whether it's writing a feature screenplay, animation script or this blog right here. Here are my tips to becoming inspired. Happy 2012!