5 ways brands can work with bloggers

As a blogger I often have some fantastic opportunities and collaborations where I get to work with some of the top brands and PR companies in the country. Lots of bloggers, myself included, have written about how bloggers can secure these kind of deals, how they can create such awesome collaborations and where to find them but there is little written about how brands who are new to blogger collaborations can get involved. So this […]


How to Boost Your Blog’s DA in 2021

You may or may not have a good idea of what DA or domain authority ranking is – perhaps you have some idea and understand that it’s important but aren’t sure how to go about making those all-important changes which will help you get the activity you need on your blog. So here’s a quick breakdown of what the domain authority of a website actually is:   It’s a score between zero and one hundred […]

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What do parent bloggers bring to the table?

I first started blogging about 5 years ago as a hobby. I worked for an online blog where I would review beauty products and although I absolutely loved trying out new make up and face creams I knew in my heart of hearts I was not cut out to be a beauty blogger, not long term with that as my only focus anyway, so when an opportunity to review a long weekend in Scotland came […]

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How to start a blog – the things I wish I had known

The online world is fast becoming saturated with blogs. From personal journeys to medical blogs and even businesses with a blog section on their website. Blogs are far more common than they used to be but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t start one. In fact, if you love to write and have something to say, then you absolutely should join this growing platform and get yourself set up. Someday I find my blog a hard […]

How To Make Money Blogging

A little over a year ago I left my teaching job due to the stress and demands it was putting on my life and the realisation that I had less and less quality time with my family each week. After handing in my notice without a clue what I was going to do for money I decided to focus on turning my hobby of blogging in to a paid job and after 12 months of hard […]

How I chose the name for my blog

So many people ask me how I chose the name, The Strawberry Fountain, for my blog and so I thought I’d let you in on the secret. When I first started writing my blog I knew that I wanted to talk about two things: parenting and beauty reviews (although I don’t do many beauty reviews any more), anyway, I knew that I wanted something that could cover both so names like The Parent Blogger or […]

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How to create a logo with Logojoy

When you decide to start your own blog or business one of the things you need to think about is the appearance of your product, the branding. You need to consider what people will associate with the name of your blog and what the image will be that it creates in their mind. You can help to shape this by creating a logo that you believe represents your blog in the way you want it […]


My first experience of a blogging conference with Blogon

On Sunday I attended my first ever blogging conference with Blogon in Manchester. To say I was a nervous wreck before hand would be an understatement. I booked it on a whim a few months ago after a couple of glasses of wine, and then tried to forget all about it until the day itself as these things make me really anxious. But I can report that I went, even though I thought I would […]

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Should I Start A Blog? The things you should know first

“Should I start a blog?” Is a question I get asked a lot. “If you want to, go for it.” Is my general reply. Followed by “Why do you want to start a blog?” A question that I think is very important. There are lots of reasons why you should start a blog but if you are asking “Should I start a blog?” Simply because you think bloggers get loads of gifted items, don’t work […]