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Blogger Spotlight: Leyla from This Day I love


this day i love

Name

Leyla Brooke

Blog Name

This Day I love

Describe Your Blog

My blog aims to capture a positive from each day.  It is a way for me to record my girls as they grow up and to reflect on what we have done together

Why did you start blogging?

I started blogging as a way to look at the positives.  To remind me of the good from each day

What do you love about blogging?

I love the community and the interaction with other bloggers

What advice would you give to new bloggers?

Always be yourself and be true to who you are.  Do not be in it for the ‘free stuff’ or the ‘page rankings’.  Do it because you love it and because you want to

What blogs should we be reading?

There are lots of wonderful blogs out there but definitely check out mine and these

www.hollybobbs.co.uk

ghostwritermummy.co.uk

waterbirthplease.wordpress.com

You can find Leyla on Twitter, Facebook, G+, Pinterest and Instagram.

I’m Going To BritMums Live!


This year we are sending our community manager and blogger Carol along to attend the BritMums Live Conference. Carol is a blogging conference expert so if you want to ask any questions or need a friend on the day look for her.

BritMums have done a linky which you can add your meet and greet posts to so you can see everyone that is going.

So here is a little more about Carol

Carol Smith

Name: Carol 

Blog: Kids One Stop Shop 

Twitter ID: @mumscoffeeclub you can also find her on her personal twitter @caroljs

Height: 5ft 3inchs

Hair: Red. Sometimes curly and sometimes straight.

Eyes: One brown eye and one green. I wear glasses

Is this your first blogging conference?

No I have been to quite a few over the years and even spoken at one or two.

Are you attending both days?

Yes and I can’t wait

What are you most looking forward to at BritMums Live 2014?

Meeting new and old friends.

What are you wearing?

I’m not sure yet I haven’t thought that far ahead but something comfortable.

What do you hope to gain from BritMums Live 2014?

Catch up with friends and learn some new skills.

Do you have any tips to pass on to others who may not have been before?

Yes. I wrote a post a few years ago about surviving a blogging conference and the tips are still relevant today. Have a read.

Look out for Carol on the day and say hello. Beware she is a hugger!

Blogger Spotlight: Mary from Over 40 and a Mum to One


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Name

Mary Proctor

Blog Name

Over 40 and a Mum to One

Describe Your Blog

A parenting and lifestyle blog, sharing the adventures I have with my 4 year old Monkey son.  We love nature and exploring new places.  We review anything that fits on with our family.  Brewster is our family pet and often features on the blog too.

Why did you start blogging?

I started the blog to share my experiences as a first time older Mum in my 40′s.  But the blog has evolved and I’ve realised how much I love nature, and reviewing as well as sharing experiences of life with my little boy.

What do you love about blogging?

The community.  Sharing information, learning new skills.  The opportunities that have come our way – getting to try lots of new things, go to new places and just have lots of fun.  It gives me some ‘me’ time.

What advice would you give to new bloggers?

Communicate across social media, ask questions, people are generally very helpful.  Be yourself, blog for yourself, don’t stress when you’ve got too many posts outstanding!  Remember why you are doing what you’re doing.  Family comes first.

What blogs should we be reading?

I love redpeffer.me.uk she’s on my wavelength.  For beautiful photos I can never wait to check out a post from www.podcastdove.com

You can find Mary on Twitter, Facebook, G+, Pinterest and Instagram

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Blogger Spotlight: Anna from In The Playroom


 

In The Playroom

Name

Anna Marikar

Blog Name

In The Playroom

Describe Your Blog

In The Playroom is Parenting and lifestyle blog with a focus on children’s crafts and education, as well as days out and general family life

Why did you start blogging?

I had been reading other people’s blogs for years and eventually decided to join in and make my own.

What do you love about blogging?

I love the community; I’ve met lots of lovely new people through blogging. It keeps me busy and for me it’s turned into a great way to work from home.

What advice would you give to new bloggers?

Get involved in the community, read other blogs and comment. This is good for you and good for them, and makes the blogging community a nicer place to be.

What blogs should we be reading?

The Brick Castle

Et Speaks from Home

Red Rose Mummy

My Mills Baby

You can find Anna on Twitter , Facebook, G+, Pinterest and Instagram.

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