30 April 2014

How to blog?

Now, there is no way I can sit here and preach to you about how to blog. Not for one minute. Because I am far from the perfect blogger. There are some tips I'd be more than happy to pass on but actually, whilst browsing the interwebs and blogosphere looking at sewing stuff the other day, I came across this brilliant video from Tilly Walnes of Tilly and the Buttons, speaking at a Folksy Summer School in August 2013. Tilly was a contestant on the first series of BBC2's The Great British Sewing Bee. After the series, she left her full time job to spread the sewing bug; designing patterns, writing tutorials, blogs, and books, and she has had great success.

Tilly's talk, entitled Craft Your Blog, is a brilliant collection of mini-stories, hints, tips and thoughts on how to make more of your blog. And sewing — or being a professional blogger — doesn't have to be your thing! There is plenty of good stuff in here for every blogger. Even if you listen to it in the background whilst you're pottering around doing something else, I highly recommend it. It made me realise how much I already know (and simply don't do), how much is common sense, and how much more I could be doing.




Also, I want to mention this year's Blog Every Day in May #BEDM series hosted by Elizabeth of Rosalilium. I took part last May, thoroughly enjoyed it and would definitely recommend! I would do it again this year but I know I simply don't have enough time to keep up. It was a great way of discovering new blogs, as well as promoting your own blog. Elizabeth is great at organising the whole thing too. Click the above link to join the list and recieve the list of topics. So far, over 70 people have signed up! And the list of topics look great.

Any blogging tips you're burning to share? And are you going to take part in #BEDM this year?

Jen

6 comments:

  1. I'm planning on joining in - just had a look at the topics and there's a lovely variety of questions and themes.

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    1. Excellent! Yeah, the topics sound great. Although, at this rate with the number of bloggers joining in, I'm not sure I will be able to keep up even with reading all the posts!

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  2. Yup, I'm taking part again - a true sucker for punishment, me!
    Look forward to reading the rest of your posts! :-) x

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    1. Yup, I'm quite often a glutton for punishment as well. :)

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  3. I really liked Tilly on the Sewing Bee, and she's speaking at Blogtacular this weekend! I'll watch the video later on, when I don't have Power Rangers blaring in the background. (I. Am. Going. Insane.)

    And yes, I'm taking part in BEDM. So far, so good!!

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    1. Ohh I wish I could've attended Blogtacular. I look forward to hearing more about it if you blog about it (?). What, you mean you don't enjoy the Power Rangers soundtrack?! Ha!

      Look forward to reading your BEDM posts.

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