Hobbies to Boost Confidence and Self-Esteem

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Confidence and self-esteem are things that most of us struggle with at some point in our lives. For some, it’s a constant battle, a natural lack of confidence, or longing to withdraw, that they are always pushing against. For others, a lack of confidence can be the direct result of a knockback. Even the most …

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The A-Z of Blog Jargon for Beginners

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Blogging is filled with terminology and jargon. Words that are tossed about like normal speech by established bloggers who know the lingo.  The truth is many of these established bloggers have learned blogging jargon along the way.  For years, I spent so much time Googling Blogging Phrases and terms that other people just seemed to know. …

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26 Blogging Tips for Beginners

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I’ve been blogging for about five years now. I’ve got two blogs. This one, and a recipe blog, which is my main website. And I built and run the site for my husband’s business. I still feel like I’m learning all of the time, and to be honest, probably always will.  I’m not an expert. When it …

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How to Write an Awesome Blog Post

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Looking to write awesome blog posts that get found by search engines, are popular with readers and help you to build relationships? There’s a lot to think about! Here are my top tips to help. I did not know how to write a blog post when I started. Which is ridiculous really. I was working …

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Why Your Blog Needs SEO

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I’ve got a few websites now. My first, Donnadundas.co.uk I launched about 5 years ago. It’s been through a rebrand and gone from a mummy blog to a family food blog, where I share all our favourite recipes.  Then, there’s this one, which is a bit of everything, basically because sometimes I want to write …

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10 Top Tips for Hiking with Kids

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Hiking is a great way to get some exercise and fresh air, a way to explore the world around you and spend some time relaxing. Hiking across varied terrains and tackling hills is amazing exercise, burning calories, and working your muscles. In fact, a good hike is often better for building muscle than running.  Believe …

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Hobbies to Boost Your Mental Wellbeing

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Taking care of your mental health is as crucial as looking after your physical wellbeing. But, we’re not always very good at it.  When we’re injured, we rest, when we’re ill, we sleep, we take medicine, or we see a doctor. But, when we’re stressed out, depressed or feeling burned out, we carry on.  Many …

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