Blogger Chat with Jess Cantoni

‘Why do people follow you?’ I asked Jess this question and she modestly struggled to find answers. She said, ‘I think it’s mainly friends and family! I also think once people start following you, they can’t stop. If you let people in, they get hooked.’ I wonder if other bloggers/vloggers could pinpoint their USP. Do... Continue Reading →

Christmasland and Kingdom of the Elves at Bluestone

Placeswithed is very excited as we’ve been invited along to Bluestone next week to review its Christmasland, Kingdom of the Elves! The holiday resort in West Wales, transforms into a magical wonderland at Christmas, with exciting activities happening throughout the season. We’re looking forward to meeting some elves and Father Christmas himself in his workshop... Continue Reading →

The Rise of the Bloggers

Are you a blogger? Probably. The industry is growing with bloggers who write about everything from make-up tips to train journeys. Press officers and PR companies are increasingly turning to bloggers who can get content out quicker, across all social media channels and to a larger and more targeted audience. However, many people moan about... Continue Reading →

A Look Inside Cheltenham John Lewis

John Lewis Cheltenham is promising to offer the ‘future of retailing on the high street’ at its new £23m store with a range of exciting customer services and spaces along with its quality products. Press were allowed in for a ‘construction’ tour today in advance of the store opening to the public on Thursday 18th... Continue Reading →

Are You Listening?

I was at a friend's birthday drinks the other day and was bored stiff by the ‘conversations’ I had with some people there. One guy talked ‘at’ me about his job in IT for a full 10 mins. I heard about where he worked, how much his contracts were worth and not much else as... Continue Reading →

Netmums v Instamums

There’s an ongoing thread on Mumsnet talk (last night about 460 comments strong) discussing/debating the ‘Instamum’ phenomenon. (rhymes or too wordy?!) Many Netsmums (if some of them are real mums?) are calling out the Instamums and dads who are being given free stuff/advertising and not declaring it’s an advert. The thread has developed into a... Continue Reading →

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