Blogging: Is 12 Months The New 6 Months?

It’s pretty much 12 months since I got a bit serious with my blog.  By serious I mean growing it, finding readers, writing regularly and dare I say becoming addicted to it. At the start of the process I read a lot of established bloggers blogs to get tips, hints …

Can We Be Inspirational?

Can we be inspirational? Yes, I hope so. If you’ve followed my blog for a while now you’ll have heard me mention #TribalChat.  If you don’t know what this is well it started out and still is a Twitter chat hour on a Tuesday at 8pm.  The brilliant Katie from …

A Q&A Blogger Tag

Helena from Queen of Collage gave me a question and answer blogger tag the other day.  I don’t normally do these kind of tags but I really liked her questions so I figured why not!  It’s only a bit of fun after all.  I first met Helena through a variety …

Robots Reading Round Up #7

Robots Reading Round Up #7 It’s that time of the month again and it’s time to take the library books back and get new ones!  For some reason this month I only got 3 books out the library instead of my normal 4.   It doesn’t matter though as we …

Message in a Bottle

A while ago I wrote about the launch of Message in a Bottle.  Well, after months and probably years of work the team at Message in a Bottle have finally launched their book!   I answered an advert to be part of their book launch team and have been involved in …

Hello, my name is Karen and I’m a blogger.

Hello, my name is Karen and I’m a blogger. Forgive me for sounding like I am at an AA meeting here, but I thought I’d better introduce myself and what on earth I am doing here;  I’m a blogger! There comes a time in a bloggers life that they are …

10 Things I Learnt at BlogOn MSI 2016

At the weekend I attended BlogOn MSI at Manchester Museum of Science and Industry.   If you are not a blogger this is a blogging conference for bloggers to network and schmooze with other bloggers, brands and PR companies.  Along with a collection of inspiring talks, good food, wine and some …

Robots Reading Round Up #6

Robots Reading Round Up #6 It’s that time of the month again and it’s time to take the library books back and get new ones!  The numpty that I am forgot to take my grown up book back at the same time and thankfully I managed to miss a fine …

How is your Image? My Guide to Alternative Text

How is your Image? My Guide to Alternative Text We all know images are important, right?  They break up the text, make blogs look more appealing.  But what if you can’t see the image? What if you can’t see? My friend Sassy over at Thinking Out Loud was the first …