How To Use Olicious – Free Tweet Management Tool For #Bloggers

Share This: I’m very lucky to be married to my husband, for lots and lots of reasons.  One of those reasons is that he is incredibly clever.  He’s a very talented software developer and an exceptional problem solver.  He’s very conscientious and takes a great deal of pride in what he does.  For his day job he is a Software…

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My Weekly Photo – Friends & #BML16

Share This: Hello readers and welcome back to my weekly photo.  If you have been keeping up with social media or following me on Instagram you might have noticed I was at #BML16 (Britmums Live) in London this weekend.  It is the biggest blogging and social media conference in the UK and it’s pretty awesome.

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Saving Valuable Time With Crowdfire

Share This: Blogging is hard work.  It’s not an easy ride by any stretch of the imagination.  If you are a blogger reading this, you will totally understand what I mean.  We are growing our own online small business and a lot of hours go into all that it entails.  Apps like Crowdfire are essential to help us grow and…

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How To Win At Instagram

Share This: Instagram is my favourite social media platform by far. Since starting Zena’s Suitcase 2 years ago I’ve discovered that I love taking photographs. I also love looking at other people’s photographs.  Instagram is the obvious social media platform for me to be on and I’ve become a little bit addicted to it.

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My Top 10 Blogs Of 2015 Tag

Share This: Blogging has played such a huge part in my life for the last 2 years, I really wanted to mark it’s significance and celebrate it here on Zena’s Suitcase.  It has given me an outlet for my creativity, that had previously been crushed by the day job. It’s given me and my family some lovely experiences like our…

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#MyFavouritePost #25

Share This: Our linky hosted by me, Ickle Pickle and the lovely Zena from Zenas Suitcase is here again! This linky #MyFavouritePost is for you to link up any post, old or new, about anything, a review, competition, sponsored post or just a post that you want to share because you love it! The linky is growing every week and…

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#MyFavouritePost #24

Share This: Our linky hosted by me, Ickle Pickle and the lovely Zena from Zenas Suitcase is here again! This linky #MyFavouritePost is for you to link up any post, old or new, about anything, a review, competition, sponsored post or just a post that you want to share because you love it! The linky is growing every week and…

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#MyFavouritePost #23

Share This: Our linky hosted by me, Ickle Pickle and the lovely Zena from Zenas Suitcase is here again! This linky #MyFavouritePost is for you to link up any post, old or new, about anything, a review, competition, sponsored post or just a post that you want to share because you love it! The linky is growing every week and…

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#MyFavouritePost #21

Share This: Our linky hosted by me, Ickle Pickle and the lovely Zena from Zenas Suitcase is here again! This linky #MyFavouritePost is for you to link up any post, old or new, about anything, a review, competition, sponsored post or just a post that you want to share because you love it! The linky is growing every week and…

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The Essential Blogging Strategy For Beginners

Share This: I wanted to write a blog post that covered all the key elements to getting your blog off the ground in one handy place.  The thing with blogging is there is so much to it.  You are always learning and making tweaks to improve your blog, increase your reach and get your content writing out there to as…

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#MyFavouritePost 17

Share This: Our linky hosted by me, Ickle Pickle and the lovely Zena from Zenas Suitcase is here again! This linky #MyFavouritePost is for you to link up any post, old or new, about anything, a review, competition, sponsored post or just a post that you want to share because you love it! The linky is growing every week and…

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The Blogger Interview

Share This: Since I joined the blogging community and became a fully fledged blogger, the one thing I love the most is how interesting and diverse parent bloggers are.  Of course, we have to be different, as it would make for a very boring blogosphere if we weren’t.   All our readers would soon get very bored indeed if we…

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How To Work With Bloggers

Share This: When I visited the Mumpreneur and Female Association recently to talk to them about my life as a blogger I realised very quickly that there are a group of business women out there keen to work with us, but don’t have much of an idea of how to work with bloggers. Blogging was a new concept to me about 18…

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Family Update

Share This: It’s been all change here at Zena’s Suitcase these last couple of month’s, and things are on the up, mainly!  As there is so much going on I thought I’d give you a family update, and let you know how we are all getting along. Teen has just finished his A/S Levels, and fingers crossed it all went…

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5 Ways To Build Your Confidence

Share This: I went to a conference recently to speak to a group of Female Entrepreneurs about how to blog.  I haven’t spoke in front of an audience like that for a couple of years, so I was feeling a little nervous and lacking in confidence as I boarded the train to Birmingham that day, I can tell you. It was…

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Eleven Things Tag

Share This: One of my very good blogging friends, recently tagged me in a fun meme, and I’m really excited about taking part.  I haven’t done one for ages, which is just pure lazy of me really!  So here I am upping my blogging game and about to answer Bex eleven questions.  If you’d like to read her post, which…

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#MyFavouritePost #12

Share This: ​Our brand new linky hosted by me, Ickle Pickle and the lovely Zena from Zena’s Suitcase is here! It has evolved from our #MyFavouritePlace linky, to this new one. This linky #MyFavouritePost is for you to link up any post, old or new, about anything, a review, competition, sponsored post or just a post that you want to…

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My #BritMumsLive

Share This: This weekend saw this #BritMumsLive virgin pop her blog cherry and head to London for the biggest blogging and social media conference in the UK.  I felt it was a good time to be going, my blog feels established in this amazing community and I’ve had a taster of these kind of events now not to be too…

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5 Things Not To Worry About Going To #BritMumsLive

Share This: If you haven’t already heard it’s #BritMumsLive this weekend.  If this had escaped your attention, then where on earth have you been?  Does your life not evolve around knowing what I’m going to be wearing, how many drinks I’ve stashed into my suitcase and whether I’ll be spending the entire time in the brand den 😉 No?  What…

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5 Tips To Get You Started With Vlogging

Share This: Vlogging was something that I’d wanted to get into for a while, but while I had my hands full with Little Pudding at home full time, with her boisterous sister joining her 2 days in the week it seemed like the impossible task.  Then something happened that forced my hand.  I was absolutely blown away to be selected…

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#MyFavouritePost #8

Share This: ​Our brand new linky hosted by me, Ickle Pickle and the lovely Zena from Zena’s Suitcase is here! It has evolved from our #MyFavouritePlace linky, to this new one. This linky #MyFavouritePost is for you to link up any post, old or new, about anything, a review, competition, sponsored post or just a post that you want to…

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Has Your Blog Got Talent?

Share This: First off, your reader has seen your search result, been hooked by the headline and clicked through to your post.  It grabbed their attention from the outset, and helped them with how to tackle the problem they came to your blog for.  Awesome! Then they thought, I wonder if she’s ever written anything on (insert reader problem 2),…

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#MyFavouritePost #7

Share This: ​Our brand new linky hosted by me, Ickle Pickle and the lovely Zena from Zena’s Suitcase is here! It has evolved from our #MyFavouritePlace linky, to this new one. This linky #MyFavouritePost is for you to link up any post, old or new, about anything, a review, competition, sponsored post or just a post that you want to…

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Pro Blogging, Vlogging And Writing Tips From #BLOGCAMPUK

Share This: I have just got back from my second #blogcampuk hosted by the fabulous Tots 100 team and their partners, Frank PR and Cow & Gate.  120 bloggers swarmed to The Studio in Birmingham for an awesome hangout  and bucket loads of coffee.  Just as well as my blogging bestie, Kaz from Ickle Pickle was up at 3am to…

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#MyFavouritePost #2

Share This: ​Our brand new linky hosted by me, Ickle Pickle and the lovely Zena from Zena’s Suitcase is here! It has evolved from our #MyFavouritePlace linky, to this new one. This linky #MyFavouritePost is for you to link up any post, old or new, about anything, a review, competition, sponsored post or just a post that you want to…

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Blogging Awards! Am I Worthy Of A #BIBs?

Share This: To be honest, I really don’t know the answer to that question, but you might!  Blogging is something that I have found by complete accident at a time when I really needed a distraction in my life from some sad stuff I had going on.  I have come to really appreciate all the layers it has to it.…

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How To Develop A Killer Twitter Strategy In 7 Steps

Share This: Being active on Twitter is essential if you want to make it in the world of social influence.  You’ve signed up, you’ve sent your first tweet, but how do you make twitter a successful part of your blogging strategy? Twitter is probably the most effective way to drive traffic to your well crafted posts and let your potential…

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9 Things I Wish I’d Known About Blogging Before I Started

Share This: Before I started writing Zena’s Suitcase I literally had no idea about blogging and what it was all about.  Mine has been a very accidental journey but I’m so glad I started it, because as all bloggers know, blogging totally rocks.  It’s a pretty influential medium now, and it’s only going to get bigger.  PR’s will have to…

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Blogging Tips: Is Your Home Page Working For You?

Share This: If your new to blogging I’m sure your spending a lot of time getting your head round many things.  Getting familiar with your blog platform, experimenting with the look and feel of your site, and learning how you fit into all the different social media platforms to establish your following not to mention blogging etiquette.

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