What to expect from your first blogging conference

This is a collaborative post. On Saturday, I headed up to Manchester with a few other bloggers to attend the Blog On conference. I had previously attended World Travel Market (WTM), which a lot of travel bloggers attend. However WTM isn’t specifically aimed at bloggers so Blog On was my first proper conference. About blog on Blog on is huge gathering of bloggers from various different genres. Many of the people who attended were family bloggers but it wasn’t aimed exclusively at that blog topic. The conference consists of four 45 minute slots during which a series of relevant talks take…

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Blogging: 5 tips to get you started

People often ask me how to start a blog. I think back to what a complicated process it was and what an enormous number of mistakes I made along the way. So, here are 5 things I wish I’d known when I started blogging. 1. Know your topic When I first decided to write a blog, it was tied into my work. I had no idea where to start – I didn’t even know what to write about. After several false starts, I fell into writing a very generic parenting blog. These days, I have a bit of a focus on travel, days…

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