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.… Read more from this post

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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?… Read more from this post

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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.… Read more from this post

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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.… Read more from this post

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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 being a blogger from a small town or community,  how bloggers cope with their friends, family, neighbours, parents in the playground and local public being aware of their blog and whether or not it may be an issue.

Small Town Small Minds

Whilst I’m far from the stereotypical ‘country bumpkin’ I was brought up and have lived within this rather isolated, rural area for almost the entirety of my life.… Read more from this post

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