Having disappeared down a rabbit warren of negativity amidst the whole ‘Instamum’ Mumsnet debate last week, I’m feeling the need to defend not just my own personal choice, but the choice of many other women (and men, for the record) carving a flexible career out of blogging. more “Instamum: 12 ‘Mummy Blogger’ myths dispelled”
As has become customary in the two years Mum Muddling Through has been running, when it comes to school holidays, things take a totally different schedule. Since January this year here at HQ I’ve been working my socks off to make sure there is a post live every day at 6 a.m., with the odd exception during the week breaks from school when there has been a total blog break. more “Slowing down for summer…”
A few weekends ago I was finally lucky enough to get my hands on a ticket to a ‘Lucky Things Meet Up’ event in London – a seminar and networking event organised by Sunita from ‘Lucky Things Blog‘. The theme of the event was ‘Career confidence’, and whilst I planned my journey and my outfit it occurred to me that this perhaps was the worst themed event I could have gone to. After all, I’m on a career break, being ‘just’ a stay at home Mum, doing ‘not much really’ as I so often respond to the question ‘What are you doing now?’. more “Measuring success; #IAmABlogger”
There was an article this week on some newspaper or other that gave parenting bloggers a right old bashing. Bloggers, who, like me like to keep it real when reporting the daily (and nightly) grind of being a Mum. more “High Five to the honest Mum blogs #solidaritea”
In January 2017 I applied for a part time job. It was in a totally different sector to my previous career, the money was hideous, and I would have needed to pay childcare fees for my two children to accommodate the hours. more “#skillspaybills – Earning money from your blog”
Pinterest. Love it or hate it, there’s no doubt as a blogger it is a huge tool for driving traffic for your site. I know this not because I am a blogging guru, or a pinterest master, but because I see it in my stats (Oh, and I read it on the internet). One of my posts which continues to be the main driver of my views is constantly pushed around by it’s little place on that pinterest platform. more “#coolmumclub on Pinterest”
I truly believe that the internet is big enough for all of us parenting bloggers – the big, the small, the old, the new, the niche, the rambling, the beautiful and the truthful.
It does seem though, that there are a number of post titles (with familiar looking stock photos to boot) that crop up over and over (and over) again. Don’t get me wrong – I’m as guilty as the next person of churning these posts out. In fact, maybe this post is one of those posts in itself…but if we can’t laugh at ourselves, what can we laugh at eh? more “The cliche blog posts you just can’t help but write…”