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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.
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Attending a Pinterest UK Event with Celebrity Hair Stylist George Northwood

PinterestLondon is always a whirlwind for me, and last Wednesday was no exception. Taking my Mum along for a rare night away and quite the party (more of that soon), I had some exciting meetings by day (as always, I'll reveal more when I can)- as we made our way through chic coffee shops in Farringdon to the place I call home in the city, Charlotte Street Hotel, a bustling yet relaxing hub where meetings can turn to dinner easily, and being so close to Soho and the production company I have a TV series in development with, makes it the ideal place for my blogging and TV career to meet.
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Brilliant Blog Posts 11th February 2015

Hey guys, this week's #brilliantblogposts has come around sooner than usual as I'm in London on Wednesday and Thursday so wanted to go live before I go. I've got some exciting meetings while I'm there before treating my Mum to a pre-London Fashion Week party on Wednesday evening I've been invited to by Pinterest. I now just need to decide on what to wear!
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Breathtaking Landscapes

My husband Peter is pretty much a genius behind the camera, this much you probably know (well those of you who follow my blog regularly at least). I'm not too shabby myself, but work life sure is easier with a personal paparazzo to snap away for this here blog. No selfie-sticks needed here!
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Brilliant Blog Posts 22nd January 2015

Welcome back to #brilliantblogposts people (these weeks are flying aren't they?!). This week is rather exciting for me as I'm linking up a new series I launched just yesterday 'Who's the Daddy' that will be monthly feature, or possibly more frequent due to the HUGE interest, showcasing and celebrating the work of a different Daddy blogger each week. Here, contributors will share their perspective on parenting and anything else they fancy. John of Dad Blog UK writes about the pressure he feels at the school gates to look good. Read it HERE.
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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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Brilliant Blog Posts 16th October 2014

It's that time again, a chance to show off your posts and promote the ones you're most proud of. As always, add old, new and as many blog posts as you like-the compelling, the entertaining, the memorable ones you want to share with a bigger audience. All genres are welcome: recipes, beauty reviews, parenting posts, style and more.
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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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Brilliant Blog Posts 2nd October 2014

It's #brilliantblogposts again this week and I'm going live early as tomorrow I'm heading off to the hairdressers first thing to go from golden back to brunette! I'll be sharing my new look with you all soon, of course! Now onto more serious things, HUGE thanks to every one of you who links up to #brilliantblogposts when you can, I am simply staggered but not suprised by the IMMENSE talent of our blogging community and always feel stimulated, entertained, informed and hugely touched by your posts, you lot ROCK!
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Tips for Creative Success

After the overwhelming response to my post My Career as a Professional Blogger, I want to share more tips and advice and will do regularly on my blog right here.
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Brilliant Blog Posts 16th April 2014

It's that time again-Brilliant Blog Posts so come link up all the posts you love and want to shout about. All genres welcome and all bloggers too of course.
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eBay’s New Collections Feature

STOP PRESS as much-loved online marketplace eBay have revamped their UK site to include a new and quite frankly, fabulous 'Collections' feature, reminiscent of Pinterest but with much more purpose...