Blogging

MAD for it!

Well where to start? Thanks to the kind people who read Diary of the Dad, I was lucky enough to make it to the final of the MAD Blog Awards which took place in London on Friday evening. If I’m honest, I thought that was as far as I was going to get; I was …

Basic SEO for bloggers

The SEO course I mentioned in my last post has got me thinking: while those of us who blog do so because we want to, the majority of us also keep one eye on our readership statistics. After all, if you’ve written something and enjoyed writing it, it follows logic that you hope that others may …

Forward thinking

Regular readers of Diary of the Dad may remember that this here blog was very kindly given the Kreativ Blogger Award a couple of months ago. Well guess what? We’ve been given another one of these ‘memes’ which, having swotted up on the subject – well, I am still something of a newbie – are a nice way of bloggers …

The final countdown…

Today was fairly mediocre to begin with; I grudgingly got up, made myself vaguely presentable, made Dylan’s breakfast, had mine with Kate and trudged off to the station with my grumpy going-to-work face prominently on display. The train journey to work was uneventful, ditto the first couple of hours in the office. But then, from …

Kreativ thinking

Last Monday was a good day. Thanks to my shiny new smartphone, I was able to learn that Tottenham’s Gareth Bale had won the PFA Player of the Year Award on my way in to work and, with pleasing symmetry, that I had been given an award of my own on the magical mystery tour …