Blog sponsorship opportunity – Britmums Live 2015

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It’s a new year, and the time of year when everyone including bloggers, think about their plans and goals for the next year.  A big part of growing a blog is being part of a the blogging community and learning from others.  And that means, blog conferences and masterclasses. One of the biggest conferences is Britmums Live, and after a successful and enjoyable one last year, where Water Babies sponsored me to attend, I had booked my ticket straight afterwards… Continue Reading “Blog sponsorship opportunity – Britmums Live 2015″

2014 blog round up

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This year I tried to work on my blog a bit more.  Ok, a lot more in terms of time spent.  There’s still a lot to do on it, and I’ve got some sorting out of my theme to go, but my blog’s grown and improved over the last year. 2014 saw my blog have: 1. New look, new theme. Thanks to Ellie all at Sea, I have a smart header, blog badge and presence.  I also chose a new… Continue Reading “2014 blog round up”

Britmums Live 2014 – friendly, informative and fun

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Well, I tried to get my title to be all f’s, but informative will have to suffice.  Last weekend was Britmums Live 2014, and this year I made it to the whole lot.  I had a sponsor this year, the fabulous Water Babies, so many thanks to them. While other bloggers were planning what they were going to be wearing, organising meals and ‘stalking’ who they wanted to meet up with (ok, I did do a bit of the latter… Continue Reading “Britmums Live 2014 – friendly, informative and fun”

Why I Blog: An Introduction … and … A Reminder to Myself to Keep at It

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G’day UK! I’m Francesca and the lovely Emma has allowed me to pop over for a visit here on her blog as part of International Blog Swap Day, a joint initiative of Tots100 (UK) and Digital Parents (Aus). I’ve never been to the UK, so this is a nice way for me to travel vicariously through my blog! I’m an Australian married mum of three daughters, aged 7, 4 and 2. I’m in my thirties, work part-time in a corporate… Continue Reading “Why I Blog: An Introduction … and … A Reminder to Myself to Keep at It”

What’s Blog Camp all about?

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You may have seen the tweets flying about last weekend, and noticed the posts that have subsequently been appearing on blogs.  But if not, Saturday was Blog Camp in Birmingham.  This was my first Blog Camp, and I was lucky to get on the list as I missed the original email releasing tickets, so was really pleased to get the chance to go.  Blog Camp is free event run by those behind Tots100, with this day kindly sponsored by Talk… Continue Reading “What’s Blog Camp all about?”

Blogging – just an online diary or something more

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There’s a whole load of reasons why people write blogs.  Some aspire to be writers, or want to write something for them, others want to share some learnings or experiences they’ve had.  Others, like me, start out wanting to journal what they’ve got up to.  With a child, it’s a great way to be able to document the ins and outs, especially now photo albums are much rarer. I used to love flicking through old photo albums and with most… Continue Reading “Blogging – just an online diary or something more”

Top posts of 2013 on the blog and onto 2014

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While I’ve done my round up of the year, I thought I should do a post round-up, sharing the top posts of 2013 on Bubbablue and me.  It gives me a chance to reminisce and for newer readers to find out what else we might have been up to in the last year.  I’ve looked back at a mix of posts, so if you missed them do check them out below. If you’d like to see posts in future on a… Continue Reading “Top posts of 2013 on the blog and onto 2014″

Broadband issues

Serious issues going on at the moment with my home broadband connection to my laptop, and phone isn’t playing ball either, so day 4 no access, and engineers coming out tomorrow means there’s going to be a serious shortage of new posts coming out this week. Feel free to look back in the archives! And hopefully I’ll be moaning and griping over Twitter in the meantime. Hope to see you out the other side soon.

Listography: tips for bloggers

I’ve not been blogging for very long but as Kate says when setting the theme for this time’s listography, there’s tips that are useful from any level of blogger.  So here’re my tips: 1. Write because you want to.  Have a reason – it may evolve and change, but as long as you’re writing and enjoying it that’s important.  I started this blog to be a journal for my son (for both myself and potentially him to read when we’re… Continue Reading “Listography: tips for bloggers”

Published blog

Whoop, another tick (kind of, but I’m claiming it) on my Day Zero list.  One point was get a letter published (thinking of a magazine or newspaper).  But thanks to my advertising my jewellery website in our NCT sale goody bags, I was asked if my review of volunteering at the sale could be included in the Winter newsletter for our area. It came out this week, so hopefully I’ll get a few more readers popping over (hi to anyone new… Continue Reading “Published blog”