August 2015 archive

10 lessons for bloggers from Stephen King

10 lessons for bloggers from Stephen King

Whilst on holiday I read Stephen King’s 1999 book called “On Writing”. It’s a memoir in which he gives his advice on how to write fiction. I found it fascinating as I read it as many parts spoke to me about modern-day blogging. Let’s face it, writing is writing whichever form it takes. Blogging today, and making a […] Read more…

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Hashtags – The Basics

Today, I want to introduce you to hashtags.  If you are a new blogger you might be wondering what they are and how you should be using them to help your blog.  If you are a more experienced blogger you might be wondering how to up your hashtag game and while I won’t spill those […] Read more…

5 tips for taking a blog break

5 tips for taking a blog break

I’m currently just reaching the end of a blog break for my personal blog, Mums Days, so I thought I’d share a few lessons I’ve learnt! 5 Tips for taking a Blog Break 1) You’re last post should be a post explaining you’re away! Jo from A Cup of Jo did this well recently…I did […] Read more…

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Yoast: Get The Most From Your Plugins

If you haven’t guessed by now we are huge fans of WordPress here at LLB. The number of plugins available to enhance your blogging experience are vast and you can spend forever finding new and exciting tools. One such plugin is Yoast and we often get asked how to get the most out of it. […] Read more…

5 Brilliant books for bloggers

5 Great Books for Bloggers

My shelves are positively sighing under the weight of all the blogger books I have – some are lifestyle books by bloggers such as Tanya Burr and Lauren Evarts from the Skinny Confidential, some are inspirational or thought-provoking, others are downright nitty-gritty blogging books about getting google to love you or managing your day-to-day – and […] Read more…

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How To Rock Your About Me Page

An ‘About Me’ page should be one of the key pages on your blog.  It is important that when people read your posts and love what they read, they can click on your ‘About Me’ page and find out more about the person behind the post. So your ‘About Me’ page has a lot to […] Read more…

5 brilliant podcasts for bloggers

5 great podcasts

We love Podcasts! They can provide such a unique, often intimate glimpse into someone’s life. And if you find the right ones they are packed full of amazing advice for running your business, getting inspiration and other great tips for bloggers. One of the predictions at this year’s Britmums is the Podcast is going to be massive this […] Read more…

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Keeping Your Plugins Up To Date

This post is just for WordPress users today but if you are on Blogger and are thinking of switching then listen up! Plugins are one of the best things about WP, they make your blog customisable and make the whole process so much easier! All three of us use WP and we have written about […] Read more…

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