A couple of weeks ago, I started a series called How to Start a Blog, which seemed to go down well, particularly the idea of starting a mentoring scheme for bloggers – more of which later. In that post, I talked a little bit about … [read more]
Cat from Sorting Self, who organises personal development events for local mums in North London, invited me to give an informal presentation about blogging. The event was earlier this week. Despite having given several lectures on blogging and (ironically) presenting techniques to a group of … [read more]
I met a blogger recently who was compiling a ‘50 things to do before I’m 50′ list. I’ve had some adventures in my life and am clearly not finished yet, but 50? I struggled to come up with a list of 20. In true Law … [read more]
Self-employed people: they’re everywhere. Opening up boutiques, or industriously working on laptops in coffee shops, or beavering away in their home offices. Of course, they had always been there, but I’d been safely tucked away in my office, busily not noticing them. Each new chapter … [read more]
“What is a lifestyle blog?” This question comes up in my life a lot. Most recently, at two very different events. The first was at a networking event for all sorts of professions and the consensus around the room was one of blissful ignorance. Lifestyle … [read more]
Regular readers will know that we’ve been renovating our kitchen since March. The builders left a couple of weeks ago and it’s taken me this long to recover and regroup. I’ve been feeling quite lonely since the team said goodbye. It’s disorientating to return to … [read more]
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