So Tuesday turned into hanging out with friends in the garden, drinking Cava once more (well you have to if its a little bit sunny right?) watching our children play. Wilf decided to rearrange my friends rockery, carefully picking up one rock after another and bringing them to me to arrange in a pile before returning them and starting over. Did I tell you I am LOVING this phase? Toddlers are hilarious.
On Friday I went to a Blogsummit run by Tots100 where I got to put faces to names and catch up with friends I already knew. The lovely Jessica (who is so close to meeting her little boy!) and beautiful Adele kept me in great company and I found the talk on Pinterest by Cathy from Nurturestore very interesting, it has inspired me to put better use to my pinning.
My top tips from the day being:
Schedule pins (most popular Pinterest time is between 2pm-4pm) you can use Pingraphy to do this
If you want to attract American readers then pin during 2-5am (clearly you should schedule these unless you are up at this time..which I often am.. but hey ho)
Make sure your FB page is up to date, add tabs for your Twitter/Instagram/Shop using the app Woobox
Don't just link to your blog post to your FB page upload and image too, this will be more striking in people's feeds
Google don't own your blog but paid posts should always be disclosed, its illegal not to
Use the 'rule of thirds' when taking photographs as this will make your images more pleasing to the eye
Get a cheap desk lamp and shine the light off a wall when taking photographs in the evening
Such simple pieces of advice but some things I had not thought of before!
Tom spent the day with Wilf and they went to a 'toddler takeover' at