Blogging Success – can we all have it?

Blogging success - bubbablue and me

There’s a stat that 90% of blogs started don’t make it to a full year of blogging.  Given I’m 6 (or something like that) years in, I can understand why.  Achieving blogging success can be a time suck unless you’re just writing as and when for yourself and not doing all the associated promotion that’s needed.  Unless you’re lucky enough to be discovered and become a blogging celebrity. In the last year I’ve been surprised at how many bloggers have… Continue Reading “Blogging Success – can we all have it?”

A London South Bank walk – BML17 insta-walk

London southbank insta-walk - Bubbablue and me

After 2 years of having 2 weekends of blog conferences back to back, I know it’s too hard.  In future if the timings are like that again, I’ll be making a decision for one only, and based on  BML17 this year, it won’t be that one unfortunately.  I want to focus this on one of the good things about BML this time, and that was the insta-walk – a London South Bank walk. Much as I love to wander with… Continue Reading “A London South Bank walk – BML17 insta-walk”

Blog on Xmas at Hotel Football

blog on xmas conference - Bubbablue and me

I’ve been going to blogging conferences for a few years now (I think this is my 5th year), but this year was the first year going to Blog on Xmas in Manchester.  Blog on conferences are many bloggers’ highlights of the year so although I tend to be a bit meh about brands at events now, and often don’t get excited about the sessions, I didn’t want to miss out seeing why everyone gets so excited about Laura’s events!  FOMO… Continue Reading “Blog on Xmas at Hotel Football”

Blogging traits – the weird blog world

Blogging traits - weird work of bloggers - Bubbablue and me

Some people start blogging and they might already have got involved on Twitter or Instagram, or follow other bloggers and so understand more about what being a blogger is about. But when I started I knew no bloggers and apart from vaguely being on twitter (ie I set up an account years ago), I had no idea. But 5 (or is it 6) years in, blogging has definitely changed me – I’m now a night owl for example. And that’s… Continue Reading “Blogging traits – the weird blog world”

Why you should edit blog photos and tips on how

How and why you should edit blog photos - Bubbablue and me

With the rapid increase in Instagram users, and bloggers wanting to make their blogs really reflect their content and life visually, photography seems to have enjoyed a resurgence in interest.  Many of my non-blogger friends have ‘big’ cameras (DSLRs that they mostly only use on auto), and the talk amongst bloggers is often about what cameras they should have for photography and/or vlogging.  But there’s so many bloggers who use photos on their blogs but don’t show them off properly. … Continue Reading “Why you should edit blog photos and tips on how”

Tips on coming out with your blog

Going public with your blog- Bubbablue and me

Since starting blogging, I’ve been surprised at how many people haven’t told friends and family about their blogs. It never occurred to me not to make mine public even though I set it up for me, and then N to be able to look back on when he’s older. I happily set mine live, told my mum I was doing it and that was it. The OH isn’t interested – he thinks it’s a waste of time. Otherwise as long… Continue Reading “Tips on coming out with your blog”

Blog stats – do you need them and which do you need?

Blog stats - the essentials to know - Bubbablue and me

A couple of weeks ago I shared a post about blog stats and whether you really needed to understand and follow them to be a successful blogger.  While I love numbers and stats, generally I think bloggers worry about them too much, especially new bloggers.  I suppose that’s easy for bloggers to say when they’re seen to be a big blogger (that’s not me), or have been blogging for a while (that IS me).  But I believe you can pick… Continue Reading “Blog stats – do you need them and which do you need?”

Do you need to understand blog stats to grow?

Do you need to understand blog stats to grow - Bubbablue and me

Stats, numbers, trends and google analytics. Words that often scare people but I love them, helped by my background in market research and data.  I can’t get enough of numbers and analysis.  But even I don’t use all of the social media and blog stats available to me.  If I did I’d not have the time to do anything else.  Instead I dip in and out of a variety of analysis websites. But do you really need to stress about… Continue Reading “Do you need to understand blog stats to grow?”

How to start a blog to be proud of

how to start a blog to be proud of

So many people decide to start a blog at this time of year when people are making resolutions and setting goals. Blogs are also becoming more recognisable even to people who aren’t usually spending al their time online.  There’s so many reasons why people want to start a blog: You want to write a book….start with a blog You’re making a change in your life…start a blog You’re starting a challenge….start a blog It’s new year’s resolution time and you… Continue Reading “How to start a blog to be proud of”

Round up of 2016 and looking forward to 2017

Best of 2016 and looking forward to 2017 - Bubbablue and me

Another year is almost over and it’s time we’re all making plans for the upcoming year. I have to admit that I don’t really do resolutions…or planning goals for the year. Because I know I’m unlikely to stop biting my nails after 30 odd years. And goals change so much, it’s enough that we have to do them for work. So I usually have broad aims. For the blog and social media, I’d like to have a better year than… Continue Reading “Round up of 2016 and looking forward to 2017”