BlogOn Xmas – tales from the other side

I officially joined the “BlogOn Team” quite a while ago, and have been gradually getting more involved with helping out both at the conferences themselves, with prep beforehand, and with the website. I do most of the graphics and other nerdy things for the conference, so spent the week leading up to the conference designing all the signs, and that sort of thing. This year,… Continue Reading “BlogOn Xmas – tales from the other side”

I’m speaking at Blog On – Icebreaker Linky

This weekend James and I are headed up to Manchester for the Blog On Conference. I am going to be speaking on Sunday to a roomful of bloggers about WordPress. I’m not quite as terrified as last time I did this, because it’s no longer my first time, but I’m still pretty nervous. My slides are pretty much completed – and will be shared here… Continue Reading “I’m speaking at Blog On – Icebreaker Linky”


How to give your WordPress blog an MOT (Part 1)

Hi, welcome to Part 1 of my WordPress MOT blog series, following my recent session on the subject at the BlogOn Conference. Part 1 covers the first few topics of my session; how to “tidy up your blog & quick tips to improve blog appearance”. I hope you find it useful! Please note: these tips are primarily for self-hosted WordPress blogs but some do apply… Continue Reading “How to give your WordPress blog an MOT (Part 1)”

WordPress session

How to give your WordPress blog an MOT (Intro)

On Sunday I spoke at the fantastic BlogOn Conference, about WordPress, sharing my favourite tips & tricks. I haven’t done any kind of public speaking or presentations since university so it was quite a challenge to get up there and talk about WordPress to all these bloggers! I have been using WordPress for over ten years, building my own sites and tinkering with the code.… Continue Reading “How to give your WordPress blog an MOT (Intro)”

Me & James

I’m going to Blog On MSI

I’m off to Blog On MSI in just under two weeks and I’m currently a mixture of extremely anxious and excited. I’m actually speaking this time and I can’t quite believe I’ve agreed to do not just one, but two, sessions! My sessions are WordPress (How to give your WP blog an MOT) and Media Pack & Business Card Design. To help break the ice and put… Continue Reading “I’m going to Blog On MSI”

Blog On MSI Ice Breaker Linky

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it here on the blog or not yet, but I will be at Blog On MSI later this month – and speaking at it! I’m not going to lie, I’m pretty nervous. I find blog conferences really enjoyable, but they can be a little scary for those of us with social anxieties. Hopefully, this linky can help out a… Continue Reading “Blog On MSI Ice Breaker Linky”

Blog On Goodies – the best bits

A few weeks ago I attended a blogging conference called Blog On at the Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester. It was great and I had a really enjoyable day learning and socialising with loads of bloggers. We also got the chance to chat to various brands and PR agencies, and came away loaded down with bags full of goodies. Today I thought I… Continue Reading “Blog On Goodies – the best bits”

This time last week – Blog On MOSI 2015

Last Saturday our little family was up in Manchester, for what I reckon is the best blogging conference around; Blog On. James took the girls around the Museum of Science & Industry for the day, while I was up on the top floor in their conference rooms, chatting to other bloggers and learning stuff. The brands that come along to Blog On are always great, super… Continue Reading “This time last week – Blog On MOSI 2015”