Are you a South West entrepreneur thinking ‘why bother with Twitter’?

Fiona 2013 - 3

Today I was asked to write a blog post about Twitter - so I'm happy to oblige. Why? Well, as a media consultant and journalist I often hear comments like 'why bother with Twitter?' or 'I'm on Twitter but I've no idea what to do'. These phrases are … [Read more...]

Wiltshire journalist shares her story to inspire women throughout the UK

My story shared in Playing & Staying At The Top of Your Game

Have you ever thought - I'd like to write a book? I'd like to tell my story? Can I write a book? Would anyone actually be interested?    As a person who does a lot of writing as part of my business, it may seem strange to tell you that I've … [Read more...]

Grandparents inspired to take action after daughter-in-law’s traumatic pregnanc

This article was first published in January 2014 in the Wiltshire Gazette & Herald. Grandparents Bruce and Bev Bodio are on a mission to help expectant mums deal with difficult pregnancies. The couple, who live in Stockwood Road, Devizes, … [Read more...]

Fracking – is it on your radar yet? Coming to the south west in 2014….

This is an article which appeared in the Wiltshire Gazette & Herald on January 2 2014 and includes an interview with mum Becky Martin, a scientist by profession. As 2014 dawns, it could be a very important year for one campaigning mum from … [Read more...]

The police, young people and mental health…in Wiltshire…

Today I'm reproducing an article I wrote for my family column in the weekly newspaper, The Gazette & Herald, which covers much of the county of Wiltshire. It was published on Thursday August 29 2013  and I'm reproducing it here at the request of … [Read more...]

Tired Swindon dad spells out demands of being a father…

Now's the time to sleep? or is it?

Guest post from my Twitter friend @Ianaf72 or Ian Francis from Swindon - we had a little twitter chat about being tired and I challenged him to write a guest blog. Here it is! ‘Man was made at the end of the week’s work when God was … [Read more...]

Now I really have got a little Klout! – Have you?

What's your number?

Today I have done a little dance around the room because my Klout score has gone up to 65 - the highest it's ever been. This may seem like a small victory but it's taken me four years to get to 60 and a week to jump five points - so I believe … [Read more...]

A few things I hate about LinkedIn….please don’t sell at me!

Don't yell at me with your marketing message on LinkedIn - that's not what I like. Tell me quietly and I'll consider.....

Today's blog is a bit of a rant. I cannot help it but within the space of 12 hours, two things about LinkedIn have really annoyed me. It's also made me think about the role each social media offering plays in my life, both professional and … [Read more...]

What has Twitter done for you this week? Come on – share the pr love!

Twitter and social media outcomes

Today, I decided to talk about a week where social media has really started to show its power. I've been taking social media seriously now for the last two years, sometimes feeling as if I'm too embedded in a virtual environment - a bit like that … [Read more...]

GCSEs and A levels are easier…so let’s make them harder. Really?

Everyone should have a chance to shine.....

I always find this time of year frustrating when exam results come out for young people - results on which the future depends - or so it seems for those affected. For young people of 16 or 18, getting the 'right' results can feel like it's the only … [Read more...]