The Sophie’s Voice declaration – or don’t let the GDPR get you down…

As boring as GDPR probably seems to most people, it's important to bloggers who run a newsletter or who regularly communicate with their followers by email or other forms of messaging. I don't. In all honesty, I've never wanted to bother you, dear readers. I get so much junk mail that I appreciate how quickly … Continue reading The Sophie’s Voice declaration – or don’t let the GDPR get you down…

Follow Friday – who I follow and why…

I live and work social media and the digital world and that can mean that I need to edit my personal use. There's a lot to look at and nobody can keep an eye on it all. I'm a bit super but, despite what my kids think, I'm not Wonder Woman. This Friday I offer … Continue reading Follow Friday – who I follow and why…

Tuesday review…

Today's review takes us off piste. I have a backlog of products to review and I'm busy updating the Sophie's Voice business plan at the moment. I've been talking about working towards blog profitability for a while but I needed a little assistance and inspiration. Well, last month I got it. I can't thank my … Continue reading Tuesday review…

The sad truth about blogging…

Lots of things about blogging are wonderful - the invites, the freebies, the people you meet, for example. The image of the typical blogger is a cliché nowadays. Apparently we're all blonde, thin, young and live in lofts with bare or bright white walls that are full of furniture from a Scandinavian modern design classic … Continue reading The sad truth about blogging…

Flashback…

If anyone thinks I'm not a social media natural, I simply refer them to this post - written during the labour of child 1. I even managed to write this comment... "I can confirm that 'we' are in labour. For that, please read: I'm just lying around while my tiny, so far unborn, offspring tries … Continue reading Flashback…

That screen shouldn’t be a veil…

Katie Hopkins is being sued for libel by Jack Monroe - the writer of the Cooking On A Bootstrap blog. Hopkins took down her original tweet after, apparently, mistaking Monroe for another woman - I guess socialists all look the same, right? - but that didn't stop her digging deeper. And her moronic Twitter followers took the … Continue reading That screen shouldn’t be a veil…

Throwback Thursday: back to the very beginning…

This post comes from the March 18th, 2015. I was shedding the mantle of It Took Two and becoming the Sophie you kindly listen to. I didn't want to call the blog 'Sophie's Voice' at first. I was too shy and unsure of myself. Too many things had happened that persuaded me that nobody cared … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: back to the very beginning…

Wordless Wednesday – how I feel about being photographed…

Happy Wednesday, everyone!

Patisserie Valerie Coffee and Cake Blogger Morning

Obviously, my life is highly glamorous. My children are picturesque and cared for by nannies; my baths are long and Cleopatra-esque in scale; my fridge is full of caviar and champagne; my walk in wardrobes are multiple; my footwear only has red soles and... Actually, contrary to popular belief, bloggers have pretty normal lives in … Continue reading Patisserie Valerie Coffee and Cake Blogger Morning

January’s Instagram Challenge

I like challenges but I've been suffering from a health condition that makes my output levels variable for almost a year now. In the past I've done them and had to pick and choose which projects I could realistically complete. More often than not, that meant that I didn't really experience the satisfaction that comes … Continue reading January’s Instagram Challenge