• Five ways to annoy other bloggers

    In general, the world of blogging is a fairly friendly one (depending on your sector – certain sectors have a reputation for being quite…shall we say ‘passionate’?) But there are a few things some bloggers do that can upset or annoy other bloggers. Copy content Possibly one of the worst things you can do in […]

  • Getting to know your local community: Gossip Girls

    Just a quick post today to let you know about a project I got involved in recently (well, last night to be precise). Across the UK are a string of Facebook groups called ‘Gossip Girls’ groups, which bring together the women in each area to discuss everything from builder recommendations to how to deal with […]

  • Poll: Are you an early riser, a night owl or a nine-to-fiver?

    What are your working hours like? Do you love getting up early to attack your work before your inbox fills up? Or perhaps you find you’re most productive late at night? Everyone has different working patterns. In fact, this is one of the motivations behind a lot of people’s decisions to go freelance – to […]

  • Five bad health habits of freelancers

    1) Snacking/bad diet A lot of freelancers I know, myself included, have put some weight (freelance fat) on since starting to work from home . You’re right near the kitchen, it’s tempting to comfort eat when things get tough and lunch portions can gradually increase with access to an oven. Freelance Health Tip: Meal plan, […]

  • Do you believe in luck?

    Ever been told you’re lucky? I’ve heard it a few times recently, especially now I’m going back to freelancing. Generally it’s said with good intentions, along the lines of “You’re so lucky to do what you do” or “You’re lucky to work from home”. But I can’t help feeling mildly irritated when people say it. […]

  • Ten signs you’re addicted to blogging

    Think you might be an itsy bitsy teeny little bit addicted to blogging? Let’s see how you fare on this checklist.. 1 ) Every time you go out, you take photos as “it’ll be great for your blog.” Even if it’s just a trip to ASDA. You don’t even notice your family rolling their eyes any […]

  • Branding: It’s not just for the big guys

    How do you feel about branding? Just something the big guys do, right? With their fancy logos, huge budgets and whole teams of marketing types? Well no, not really. I’ve been reading up on this quite a bit recently, and had a few conversations with other freelancers about it. See, we’re not very good at […]