How I Got my Bounce Rate from Disappointing to Excellent in 1 Month

I have decided that 2016 is going to be the year that I make improvements on my blog. I don’t want to overwhelm myself with too many targets so each month I shall be focusing on one thing. In June I decided to focus on reducing my bounce rate as it was silly high! Continue reading “How I Got my Bounce Rate from Disappointing to Excellent in 1 Month”

I’ve Been Nominated for Working Parent Blogger of the Year!

Yesterday I recieved an email notifying me that I have been nominated in this year’s mumandworking awards for working parent blogger of the year!

‘Since February our visitors and subscribers to mumandworking have been nominating in their hundreds and now it’s decision time!’

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Still Can’t Believe I Won! – Mad Blog Awards

Last year something pretty amazing happened to me; I was not only a finalist in the Best Thrifty Blog category of the Mad Blog Awards 2015 but I also won it. At the time I was in a complete state of shock as I generally didn’t believe for one second that I would win. I was just so proud to be a finalist; to then go on and win it was just unreal. Still to this day every now and then I have to go and look at my award just to check that it did actually happen and wasn’t some weird blogging dream. Continue reading “Still Can’t Believe I Won! – Mad Blog Awards”

Why I Rebranded my Blog?

You may have noticed that my blog has suddenly changed. It’s been a long time coming really and I’m so happy that I’ve finally taken the plunge and gone for it. The main reason for the change was to regain a bit of focus on my blog. When I first started blogging 5 years ago I had two young children both of whom were still in nappies. It was hard work and I very rarely got any time to sit down and drink a hot cup of tea, hence the name ‘Cold Tea & Smelly Nappies’. However 5 years on and we are well past the nappies stage, both of the kiddies are at school and I regularly drink at least 5 cups of hot tea a day. The name just didn’t fit anymore! That and I was fed up with getting emails asking if we’d like to review nappies even though my youngest is now 5! Continue reading “Why I Rebranded my Blog?”

10 Places To Share a Blog Post After You Hit Publish

When I first started blogging I would spend hours writing a blog post, editing images and just generally making sure that everything looked okay. I’d then hit publish and just sit back and wait for people to read it. It didn’t take me long to realise this was not the way forward. I just wasn’t reaching enough people. Continue reading “10 Places To Share a Blog Post After You Hit Publish”

My Thoughts On Winning A Mad Blog Award

I’m not really sure where to begin with this one? I still don’t think it has quite sunk in.

When Becky from Baby Budgeting tweeted me to congratulate me on being a finalist in the Best Thrifty Blog category I was in shock for about a week. I was convinced it was an error and that I’d get an email come through saying sorry we made a mistake!

Just being a finalist had made my year but then to actually Continue reading “My Thoughts On Winning A Mad Blog Award”

How To Work With Bloggers (The right way!)

How To Work With Bloggers

I have been a blogger for nearly 4 years now and over that period of time I have had my fair share of emails from PR companies. On average I receive between 15 and 20 email pitches per day. Some great, some okay and some just plain weird! Seriously you would be amazed at some of the pitches I have received.

Here are some of my top tips for working with bloggers… Continue reading “How To Work With Bloggers (The right way!)”