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What you need to know if you blog for money #blogging

What are the risks when you blog for money?

Do you blog, vlog or podcast for money? And if so, are you doing it legally? Or are you risking your blog being removed from Google listings? Perhaps you get…

October 7th, 2018

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best blogging tips this year

The best blogging tips of the year….

What are your best blogging tips of the year? I’ll tell you mine, if you tell me yours. Britmums is a blogging collective. Although it’s mainly for parenting bloggers, it…

December 10th, 2017

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Is your blog being stolen by someone who is 'scraping' your posts? Find out and do something about it.

Is someone stealing your blog? (And what to do about it)

How do you know when someone is stealing your blog? And what can you do about it? I’ve just had this experience (not for the first time). So have several…

October 14th, 2017

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Why Facebook is important

Are you missing out? Why Facebook is important

I’ve had so many questions about why Facebook is important in the past few months. Even those who hate social media are tentatively asking me whether I would explain a…

March 5th, 2017

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What does a garden blogger do?

A week in the life of a garden blogger

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…

February 19th, 2017

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top tips for a successful YouTube Channel

What you really need to know now about making garden videos

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…

October 23rd, 2016

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Top tips for beautiful pix

How to photograph snowdrops

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 has a list of…

February 7th, 2016

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Using the iPhone for summer garden photography

Transform your blog or social media with brilliant photos

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…

January 10th, 2016

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Why back-ups are important

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

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…

May 30th, 2015

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

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

Have you considered finding garden ideas on Pinterest – or using it for promoting your garden blog or business? It’s great for planning and research – you can use it…

April 5th, 2015

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Zombies Gardening

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

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…

October 3rd, 2014

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Birches as focal point

10 effective ways to create more ideas for blog posts

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…

June 6th, 2014

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