People may have expected blogs to have dropped in popularity in favour of YouTube commentaries, but the truth is that we’re reading blogs more than ever. Of course, if you’re looking to start your own blog, or want to improve one you’ve already started, then you need to think about why people are still visiting blogs so regularly. Well, it’s the same reason that most people read anything; because they want to be informed.
The more you enjoy your hobbies and pastimes, the better you become at them. When your hobby is something creative; whether it’s baking, illustration, or perhaps your photography skills have reached new levels after the new camera you received for Christmas, your expertise and passion will grow the more you do it. If friends and family are starting to compliment your work (without being prompted), then maybe it’s time to consider the possibility that you could make some money from doing what you love. You could try blogging, like I have and find an SEO expert to help you to get to the top of your game.
It may seem a little scary; but the only way you’ll know if people will pay for what you’re making is to get your stuff out there for the public to see, try and, fingers crossed, buy. A friendly place to start is local markets and fayres; maybe your child’s school is throwing a summer fete, or there’s a weekly street market in your hometown. Don’t be afraid to enquire about the cost of a stall, and sign up (it’s now or never). Charity bake sales (presuming you bake) are another way to serve up your delights to the public to gauge a reaction and to introduce people to whom you are and what you do.
It’s always a good idea to be set up on at least one social media account, so that anyone who’s interested in finding out more about what you’re selling has a point of contact. Image-based social media, like Instagram and Pinterest, are perfect for showing off your craft, especially if you’re an illustrator or seamstress. You’ll also find a (mostly) friendly community of people on social media who are creating similar things to you; start talking to them, you might be surprised how much help you can gain. If a “meetup” is being organised, try and make it; they are an excellent way to network and, if you’re able to get a babysitter, it’ll be a child-free day for you.
Image via PEXELS
I haven’t read a good dragon story for ages so when I was offered the chance to give Jorie and the Magic Stones by A.H Richardson a go I thought great I’d give it a go!
It’s a children’s adventure book, but you all know I love to read kids books as well, about a girl called Jorie who goes to live with her aunt and discovers a mysterious land beneath the Tarn.
You are in for a great adventure ride!
Hello and welcome back to #LuckyLinky week 10.
Thank you so much to those of you that linked up last week!
As you all know I love to enter competitions and have been doing it for years, much longer than I have been blogging! So we want to see all your lovely competitions all in one place. It will make it much easier for all of us who love to enter competitions and for compers who want to find new and exciting competitions.
The Competition Linky to get your competition more entries with NO comments required!
We run from Monday to Sunday and all bloggers are welcome to add any and all competitions they are running!
Join Katie (MummyinaTutu) and I in a competition frenzy!
Each week we retweet your posts if you tag us in your tweet (@mummyinatutu & @rachelbustin) and will also enter each and every competition ourselves!
We will also add your post to the #LuckyLinky Competition Page over on Facebook! Please remember to put a badge on it and use the #LuckyLinky hashtag to spread the love.
1. Add the #luckylinky badge to the HTML / Text portion of your post. If you need any help linking up, read the fabulous Linky Guide from Cuddle Fairy or tweet us (@mummyinatutu @rachelbustin).
2. Please do 1 entry on both hosts competitions (if we’re running any) and 1 entry on the 2 competitions after yours (if you want to do more then great!)
3. Retweet 2 competitions of your choice using #LuckyLinky (It helps if you have your twitter handle in your social sharing buttons)
4. Link a maximum of 2 competitions per week.
5. By entering the link you are agreeing to be added to the email reminder list. (You can request to be removed at any time!)
Thanks for linking up! Katie & Rachel
P.S. Don’t forget to check out our facebook page LuckyLinky Competitions if you fancy entering a few yourself!
I love to give baby girl fruit puree’s. We started on them on our weaning journey many months ago. They gave me a piece of mind knowing she couldn’t choke, and also that she was getting her daily intake of fruit. I can honestly say we have probably tried most puree’s on sale, until we were offered to try out the ones from the Goodness Gracious Food Company. These were ones I had never heard of!
Today we are very excited to be on the blog tour for Little Mouse Helps Out by Finnish author Riikka Jäntti. You also have the chance to win a copy at the bottom of this post.
Read on to hear about Little Mouse’s adventures and what we thought.