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What do parent bloggers bring to the table?

August 12, 2020 admin 0

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

October 11, 2019 admin 0

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

March 20, 2019 admin 0

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┬áturning my hobby of blogging in to a paid job and after 12 months of hard […]

How I chose the name for my blog

March 15, 2018 admin 0

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 […]

My first experience of a blogging conference with Blogon

May 22, 2017 admin 1

On Sunday I attended my first ever blogging conference with Blogon in Manchester and to say I was a nervous wreck would be an understatement. I booked it on a whim a few months ago after a couple of glasses wine, a shot of courage and chaser of inspiration and then shut it from my ever anxious mind until the day itself. Well, that day was yesterday and I survived, just! I left with plenty […]

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Blogging – it’s not all free stuff and nights out

April 18, 2016 admin 0

When you read my blog you will see a mixture of reviews from products and events┬áthat I have paid for myself or been bought as gifts and items that have been sent to me from various PR agents in a exchange for a review. Free stuff is definitely a huge perk of being a lifestyle or beauty blogger but trust me writing a blog is not all free stuff and nights out. Over the last […]