Prior to having our son J, my parents very kindly bought us a JVC HD Everio video camera on which we spent hours recording footage of our little man as he grew before our eyes.

Back then almost nine years ago the JVC video camera was top of the range, it was fairly bulky and required many cables to either charge, connect to a computer or send images to a television screen. I kept the camera along with its cables and many cards within a rather large bag which I carried almost everywhere with me.

It’s hard to believe how technology has advanced since back then as these days I capture almost all of our video footage using my trusty IPhone which is compact, light and can do far more than shoot video.…

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Please excuse my blogging silence, I haven't felt 100% this week and as a result have done very little other than keep the kids entertained or at least alive over the past few days.

I haven't really felt up to blogging recently, I don't feel that there's an awful lot for me to share as of late. I've found myself writing numerous posts filled with torrid rants regarding issues which shouldn't really be shared online or offline for that matter which has resulted in me refraining from hitting the 'publish' button many times over.

Rather than ranting, raving or writing recklessly I'd far prefer to publish positive, humorous, informative posts which will interest my readers rather than send them running for the hills.…

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Welcome to this weeks edition of the ‘Blogging Behind The Scenes’ series. Throughout the ‘Blogging Behind The Scenes’ series both myself and a group of bloggers will be sharing our experiences and advice upon a range of blogging related topics, this week we are discussing apps which bloggers simply couldn’t be without.

Given that we all have Smart phones these days it’s hardly surprising that we’ve become dependent upon Technology and of course the many apps which enable us to do almost anything we so desire at the click of a button or should I say the tap of a screen?…

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Don’t get me wrong I bloody love blogging but there are times when it’s as if I am bashing my head against a brick wall. I’ve worked hard over the past year or so to build my readership, gain social media following and generally improve my statistics through a number of ways and means but at the end of the day what do figures even matter?

I never set out to write a blog for followers, figures or fame. I first began blogging purely and simply as a way in which to express my thoughts and feelings never really expecting anyone other than family and friends ever to stumble across my work.…

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Welcome to this weeks edition of the ‘Blogging Behind The Scenes’ series. Throughout the ‘Blogging Behind The Scenes’ series both myself and a group of bloggers will be sharing our experiences and advice upon a range of blogging related topics, this week we are discussing the basic equipment bloggers require in order to go about blogging.

Blogging Basics

When I first began blogging back in the dark ages yes I was one of the minority that chose to write an online journal back in the nineties I relied solely upon a computer and an internet connection a seriously slow dialup connection using a 56k modem which would prevent family or friends from making any telephone contact whatsoever whilst in use.…

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