How Do You Know If You're Ready to Start a Blog?

I began my blog earlier this year with little fanfare and even less understanding of what I was about to get myself into.  I had researched how I could start my own blog. But most articles focused on the technical aspects. WordPress, blogger, self-hosting, css – it was an entirely new world. What I didn’t realise at the time was that blogging takes so much more than that. It takes soft skills. Not everyone is cut out to be a blogger. So for anyone who is thinking of starting their own blog and for those of you who like me, jumped into it, this list is for you.  Here are the things it’s important you consider BEFORE starting a blog. ...more
hbksloss Hi there. Connecting via social media or blogging groups, link ups and the like were ...more

A Collection of Crochet Necklaces

Originally Published On:  LifebloomingA couple of years ago I was inspired to create a range of crochet necklaces.My skills are pretty basic. I learned how to crochet at school when I was twelve.It sounds a strange thing to teach a bunch of pre-pubescent girls but it wasn’t as anachronistic as it seems. We weren’t being taught proper, womenly occupations. We were in fact innocents caught up in a well-planned blackmail exercise....more

The Parenthood Disease - Advice Overload Syndrome

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E. R. Catalano Haha!  Elderly folk shouting random things at you is disturbing.more

What You Need to Do Before You Publish Your Next Blog Post

Sometimes we all need a little help to add the final finishing touches to a blog post.  In this post you'll find a guide that does just that....more
Tammy DeMel Thanks Tammy!  For the first few months on my blog I admit I was solely focussed on ...more

Easy Photo Cheat: DIY Backdrops

When real life is photobombing your blog photos, it’s time to take action.   That action is easier than you think—and, with little to no cost, you can stop a less-than-attractive real life from ruining your next fabulous blog photo. DOMESTIC DETRITUS ...more
Pecked2DeathByChckns thanks Susan!more