More Than Mummies Update – January

Goodness me, the cold weather has really set in, brrrr! And with snow forcast this weekend why not grab a lovely hot drink and have a read through some of the wonderful new articles on the site. We’ve got some more to add very soon too!

January was fantastic for new features, it was the most articles we’ve added in one month and also the topics were really varied. Below is a list of all the articles added last month from both new and regular contributors.

3 Steps to a Happy Mirror – PART 3…It’s Get off your Bum O’clock!

Low Cost Ways To Promote Your Small Business

10 Tips for a Successful Business Pitch

Eczema: How Organic Clothing can help

Facebook as a Marketing Tool

The Royal College of Midwives Petition – Why I became involved

Claire’s Crafts – One Mum’s Story of Setting Up Her Own Craft Business

A Yummy Mummy’s Guide to Get Fit and Sparkle!

Setting Up a Pamper Party Business – My First Year In Business

Introducing Sooqini.com…A Great Way to Boost Your Income or Get Things Done!

Home Working and Keeping Distractions At Bay

My Journey to Baby Number Two

 

We’ve had a fantastic response to the articles on the website and we have received some wonderful feedback on how the articles are both helping the contributors increase their website traffic and social media fan base and how they are helping to inspire our readers.

 

We’d love to add some more articles on a variety of topics, here are some suggestions:

  • Your experience as a mum running her own business or advice and guidance for other mums thinking about setting up their own business.
  • Proffessional advice for business mums, accounts, tax, legalities, HR, promotion, marketing, health and safety, etc.
  • Your predictions for 2012; what will be popular fashion wise, make-up trends; party trends; wedding trends; etc!
  • We’d also love more recipes and tutorials. Especially recipes that are quick and healthy and help out busy mums!
  • We’d also love to add some creative articles to our website, story sample, poems, cartoons etc.

If you are interested in writing an article for morethanmummies.com Click here to find out more

 

Valentines Day – Share your tips for a special Valentines

As part of More Than Mummies we aim to come up with novel ways to help you promote your business(or blog), that’s why we run the free monthly themed showcases and encourage articles for our website, although we know not everyone has time to sit down and write an article and this month’s showcase theme may not be suitable for your product or skills.

Before Christmas we tried a little collaborative post Helpful Christmas Tips where you could submit a tip to make Christmas a little easier, more fun or less stressful and also include a link to your website, business Facebook page or blog. These tips proved really popular both with those submitting tips and also the audience of readers so this is something we’re thinking of doing this a little more often. Fun themes where you only need to send us a paragraph or even a sentence and you get to include your link. Of course if you want to send us something and you don’t have a business to promote that’s absolutely fine, we can even add them anonymously if you prefer.

These collaborative posts are aimed at being informative, helpful or even light hearted and entertaining! The one we’d like to try next is aimed at Valentine’s Day as it’s the next little celebration, and it’s for tips or suggestions on romantic gestures that cost little or no money but can make a big impact. These can be things someone has done for you or you for them, or something you wish your other half would do for you, like bring you a glass of wine while your sat in the bath after a very long day (*hint, hint* ) or make you dinner or even just a lovely compliment.

We’ll start to add these to the site as soon as we get them with a cut off being Valentine’s Day itself and if you’d like to take part please email morethanmummies@gmail.com with.

· your tip/suggestioncould be a sentence or a paragraph

· your name how you would like it to be published, ie full name or first name, county, business name, etc.

· you can also include a link to your business website or Facebook/Twitter page, blog to help  promote your business (you don’t have to and if you like it can even be anonymous)

 

Showcase

Our February Showcase, is themed ‘Hearts and Flowers’ and has been really popular, we’ve only got a couple of spaces left! Some wonderful ideas if you’re looking for Valentine’s or Mother’s Day gift ideas. For more details and how to submit an item please see the bottom of the showcase page.

 

Cupcake Bouquet

“CandE Cupcake Bouquet”

 

Competitions

We currently have one giveaway on our website Win a Neal’s Yard Frankincense Face & Body Skincare Collection! which closes on the 4th February 2012.

Valentine’s Card Voting Competition

Our voting competition for Valentine’s Cards made by mums is nearly at a close and it has been a really close contest with the winner still to be decided. If you would like to vote please see www.morethanmummies.com/2012/01/vote-for-your-favourite-valentines-card

This is the first time we’ve run this type of competition on the website and it’s been a learning curve, we’ve had a few issues with the voting system and are looking at ways to improve this in the future as it’s been really popular and we’d love to run more of these competitions. And it’s a great way to get your items seen even if you don’t win! These competitions will always be free to enter and hopefully fun to take part in.

Our next voting competition is still being finalised but will be along the lines of ‘handmade gifts for Mother’s Day’ and will be announcing all the details very soon to give you plenty time to submit an entry.

 

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