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Meet other Bloggers in Manchester

The blogging world can, believe it or not, be a lonely one unless you actively meet other bloggers. Although bloggers may get to attend events, openings, awards and go out and travel, review restaurants or other awesome stuff…we essentially spend the majority of our blogging lives glued to our laptops and phones…alone. (Cue violins)…

BUT, if you look, there are many ways to meet other bloggers, other people who like to talk about blogging, the good and the bad, people that don’t glaze over when you’re questioning the latest instagram algorithm and why you keep getting so many follows-unfollows (damn them!).

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Working from Home and Hygge

Since August this year, I’ve been officially self-employed. It’s a constant mixture of pressure and doubt, teamed with excitement and endless possibilities. The positives definitely outweigh the negatives (so far) and I’m loving every minute of it.

I get to do something different each day, combine 3 different “jobs”, work flexibly, be my own boss and work from home.

Working from home is one of those things that on the outside, seems the ultimate luxury. But on the other hand, means you have to be self-motivated and have the will-power to not do all those jobs around the house that need doing (you know, laundry, washing-up, general tidying) instead of your work.Continue reading

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The 1st WeBlogMCR meet-up

As I’m still fairly new to the world of blogging (about a year into this blog), and still fairly new to the city of Manchester, I realised that I wanted to meet other bloggers in the north. I wanted to meet like-minded people, who are into blogging and make new friends…ahhhh.

So one evening I thought I’d send a tweet out to see who else was up for meeting bloggers in their area, to see if I could find a few others up for an informal drink and chat. Well I certainly didn’t expect the response I got! Tweets and RTs! Before I knew it, I had over 20 awesome bloggers interested and a spread-sheet was forming.Continue reading