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My Diary For 2023

Every year I write a blog post about which diary system or set up I am going to use for the following twelve months. In recent years, I have moved away from a Filofax (I trialled something earlier this year - more of that in a minute) and fallen in love with the Hobonichi printed diaries. For the last two years I have used a Hobonichi Weeks as my personal planner and I won't be deviating from that this year. I have tried a Hobonichi Techo A6 a couple of times but have never managed to feel comfortable with it size-wise.  I have always lusted after the Hobonichi Cousin A5 as a main work planner so, this year, I have bitten the bullet at launch time and invested in my very first one. Hobonichi Weeks The Hobonichi Weeks is a slim diary with a yearly, monthly and weekly layout. The main section is a "week to view with notes" and there are an additional 70 note pages at the back. This year (2022) I used the "Mega" version which comes with almost three times as m

The Bloggers e-Course - Review

When I decided to dust off the blog again back in July 2009 I started out slowly but felt that there was more to know and new ways to get myself noticed.  I heard about a free e-Course that Erica from Little Mummy was writing centered around "mum blogging" and I was intrigued.

I signed up and received a lovely introductory email from Erica detailing an overview of the first ten lessons and ways in which she hoped that the course would help me.  The e-Course lessons were to be delivered weekly which I felt was an acceptable amount of time to try out Erica's suggestions and to implement my own ideas onto my blog.  The first few lessons are aimed at people just starting out as bloggers but I felt it was good to revisit the basics to make sure that I had everything covered.

There are many subject matters covered in the course, including links, vlogging, blog etiquette, social network promotion, basic HTML and much more and Erica is always working to have the most up-to-date information available in her e-course.

This e-course comes highly recommended by me, not just for beginners or mum bloggers, but for anyone who has thrown themselves into blogging at some point.  To start the e-Course just head on over to the sign-up page and get ready to have the most useful blogging information delivered direct to your inbox.

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