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A week in the life of a garden blogger

What does a garden blogger do?

What does a garden blogger do? Or, indeed, what does any blogger do? And, most importantly, does blogging make money? If so, how? The world wakes up in February, after the hungover sleep of January.…

February 19th, 2017 - Writing & blogging help

What you really need to know now about making garden videos

top tips for a successful YouTube Channel

Garden videos don't feature in the playlists of the UK's biggest YouTube stars.  Although it can only be a matter of time before Zoella gets to 'that gardening age'... But video is here in a…

October 23rd, 2016 - Writing & blogging help

How to create beautiful photos of snowdrops

Top tips for beautiful pix

It's snowdrop time. But snowdrops are the most frustratingly difficult flowers to photograph. From this weekend onwards, there will be 'snowdrop walks' all round Britain. The NGS, for the first time, has a list of…

February 7th, 2016 - Writing & blogging help

Transform your blog or social media with brilliant photos

Using the iPhone for summer garden photography

If you blog, tweet or Facebook about your garden, you need wonderful images. If you run a business in the gardening world (or any other world), you need great photos for your website or portfolio.…

January 10th, 2016 - Writing & blogging help

How safe is your blog…your website…your photos? And what to do about it…

Why back-ups are important

I'd just enjoyed a lovely day at The Chelsea Flower Show with a dear friend. And the Middlesized Garden had also been accredited for Press Day. This, along with my no 5 ranking of the 'UK's…

May 30th, 2015 - Writing & blogging help

Why you can’t afford to ignore the power of Pinterest…

Pinterest can drive traffic to your blog months after you have pinned an image.

Many people rave about Pinterest. It's certainly great for planning and research. But how can it help you promote your blog or business? I've carried out a one-month experiment using Pinterest to attract readers to  this…

April 5th, 2015 - Writing & blogging help

Genghis Khan’s Guide to Garden Excellence…and why bloggers need to read it

Zombies Gardening

A good headline is a blogger's secret weapon - it can increase hits on your blog by over 100%. And you also need a good headline for your emails, press releases - and if you…

October 3rd, 2014 - Writing & blogging help

10 effective ways to create more ideas for blog posts

Birches as focal point

Do you run out of ideas when you blog? Is that writer's block? No, it isn't. It's just time to go out and talk to someone, or to see somewhere new. I once worked with…

June 6th, 2014 - Writing & blogging help

20 Ideas for Garden Blog Posts in One Morning – Part 1

Doddington Place Gardens Rock Garden

Garden designer, Caroline Garland, has a blog called The New Vintage Garden.'But I'm having trouble coming up with ideas for things to write about,' she said. So I showed her how she could come up…

May 26th, 2014 - Writing & blogging help

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