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MumsnetBloggers (MNHQ) Sun 26-Jun-11 22:27:00

Some of you may already have caught wind of our Mumsnet Bloggers Network but we want you ALL to know about it - because we're on the hunt. We want to find new voices, encourage loads of Mumsnetters to start blogging and provide a network for those that already do.

Whether you're a seasoned writer or a plucky newbie, we're here to help you blog better and share in any revenue you generate through our network.

And you're here to tell us what you think! We'd love to get your thoughts, quibbles and suggestions for the network, and answer any burning questions (as best we can). But if you just want to get straight on with joining, do jump on to the registration form.

veritythebrave Mon 27-Jun-11 11:25:48

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ElinorMumsnetBloggers (MNHQ) Mon 27-Jun-11 13:41:40

Cyber who? grin Nah, we're big fans of CyberMummy, but we're doing something a little bit different with our network (which we've been tinkering with for a couple of months now). We're basically looking to give bloggers a wider audience through Mumsnet, which is already stuffed with talented voices and folks who appreciate great writing. So we just want to bring together some fabulous homemade blogs from our community and some established names - on everything from parenting to politics to, erm, pies. Simple! < head spinning >

ChickensHaveNoEyebrows Mon 27-Jun-11 13:47:14

I joined the network a few weeks ago. Possibly months. My sense of time is waft. Anyway, can you tell me exactly how it will work? Because AT&T he moment, I have a badge on my blog bringing people here, but there is nothing here bringing people there, iyswim.

ChickensHaveNoEyebrows Mon 27-Jun-11 13:48:07

That should say at the moment. The iPad seems obsessed with AT&T.

veritythebrave Mon 27-Jun-11 14:12:14

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ElinorMumsnetBloggers (MNHQ) Mon 27-Jun-11 14:27:16


I joined the network a few weeks ago. Possibly months. My sense of time is waft. Anyway, can you tell me exactly how it will work? Because AT&T he moment, I have a badge on my blog bringing people here, but there is nothing here bringing people there, iyswim.

Hi there. Thanks for joining! We plan to promote great writing, and to promote your blogs to the MN audience and to each other. So we’ll be offering a lot of ways to do that, and we’ll also be sharing tips on how to improve your blog and build your audience. We’ve been collecting interested bloggers while we prepared to go live, and we’ll be ready to get going very soon <drum roll>. So I’ll be in touch with network members this week with full plans.

grinningbee Mon 27-Jun-11 14:38:12

Harrumph! Just sent a message and it disappeared.

Take 2

Can I ask a question please? I've read a couple of blogs from on here and quite fancy giving it a go. But would anyone be interested in the ramblings of a mum with a 2 year old and a 7 month old, who is trying to lose a lot of lard, and wants one day to get back to candle making?

ElinorMumsnetBloggers (MNHQ) Mon 27-Jun-11 15:01:15

Yes! We all need more candles in our lives. That’s the fun - and the power - of blogging: people create them for all sorts of reasons. Why not give it a whirl? You could check out our guide to all things blog as a starter, and see if it grabs you.

purplepidjin Mon 27-Jun-11 18:17:47

I asked to join when I first started my blog, was told to blog more, did so, emailed again and nothing. I'm a bit irregular (work long shifts) but do manage 4 a month...

Please may someone have a look and see if I'm good enough yet? Thank you

ElinorMumsnetBloggers (MNHQ) Mon 27-Jun-11 18:31:31

Absolutely. I'm so sorry about the delayed reply. We've been a bit swamped, but I'll get back to you this evening.

PerAr6ua Mon 27-Jun-11 18:37:57

Ah. Does this mean revealing my secret identity though?

purplepidjin Mon 27-Jun-11 18:39:08

No rush, just wanted to know what to do to improve!

Sorry, I figured if you'd stickied it you'd got rid of the worst of the backlog smile

ElinorMumsnetBloggers (MNHQ) Mon 27-Jun-11 18:55:38

I wish! But we're blasting through it, and it's good to have a full inbox. confused

purplepidjin Mon 27-Jun-11 19:16:56

Thank you! I now have a big fat MN badge on my blog!! grin

And I'm kicking myself for not living near Kentish Town sad Need anyone darn sarf with a decent internet connection? wink

MmeLindor. Tue 28-Jun-11 08:14:52

Loved your post about wheelchair users.

Go for it. There are a LOT of blogs about parenting out there so having an interesting hobby would make your blog stand out.

purplepidjin Tue 28-Jun-11 09:04:56

Merci, Mmme. Unfortunately it's playing silly buggers again and won't let me reply!

MmeLindor. Tue 28-Jun-11 09:11:21

Blogger has been having problems over the past couple of months. It was part of the reason I moved to WP.

EdnaTheInebriate Tue 28-Jun-11 09:21:50

It would 'out' people no? That is something i have to consider...hmmm.

EdnaTheInebriate Tue 28-Jun-11 09:23:24

Maybe i should just get over myself? grin Just wondering if anyone else has this dilema...

MmeLindor. Tue 28-Jun-11 09:25:13

What do you mean Edna?

EdnaTheInebriate Tue 28-Jun-11 09:28:12

Well my blog has my real name on it...while i'd love to be a member of the blogging network it would 'out' me to do so. So it's a consideration for me. I don't mind it the other way i.e. other readers of my blog seeing i'm an MNer (out and proud) grin

MmeLindor. Tue 28-Jun-11 09:31:31

Ah, I see.

I blog anonymously, not because I am ashamed of what I write, but I feel that my family deserve to have some privacy. My DH is not even on FB, he does not exist online.

When I take photos of my DC, I take them so that they cannot be identified.

Perhaps over-cautious but I prefer to preserve my family's privacy. I use the same name on MN and Twitter as on blog.

purplepidjin Tue 28-Jun-11 09:44:01

I'm the other way round, I blog to promote my business, although I do seem to have developed a rather alarming habit of ranting about the day job blush and the actual business-promotion side of things is a little, shall we say, oblique?!

But then I'm easier to google as Purple Pidjin than I am by my real name, which I rarely own up to online confused

purplepidjin Tue 28-Jun-11 09:44:32

And I don't think my cat and rabbit are too worried about paedos wink

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