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What are the risks when you blog for money?

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

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 sent products for review? Surely…

October 7th, 2018 - Writing & blogging help

The best blogging tips of the year….

best blogging tips this 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 has some great resources and…

December 10th, 2017 - Writing & blogging help

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

Is your blog being stolen by someone who is 'scraping' your posts? Find out and do something 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 other bloggers. As I occasionally…

October 14th, 2017 - Writing & blogging help

Are you missing out? Why Facebook is important

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 few things. And those who…

March 5th, 2017 - Writing & blogging help

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 photograph 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 has a list of private gardens open for snowdrop…

February 7th, 2016 - Gardening know how, 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