Day 17 of the Blogtober Challenge – my top tips for new bloggers

Put simply...just write. It's all I can say. Many people gave me advice on how to make a blog readable and it all came down to 'use your own voice'. Well, to make a voice sing beautifully, you have to exercise it. Also, and it's obvious when you think about it, if you don't write … Continue reading Day 17 of the Blogtober Challenge – my top tips for new bloggers

Dear Future Me…

I'm afraid I don't have much time - this imaginary bubble is bound to be burst any minute now. I have the opportunity to ask you some questions on assignment for the Blogtober Challenge. I've no more direction than that so I'm a little bit rudderless. I thought about being horribly practical with this question (you … Continue reading Dear Future Me…

Jay Miranda, a blogger I admire – Day 15 of the Blogtober Challenge

Without a doubt, the blogger who got me interested in writing Sophie's Voice most is Jay Miranda. She's best known as a fashion blogger but she also writes the odd article about motherhood. and Hispano-American politics. When I started I thought that I would write about fashion most of the time - following on from the … Continue reading Jay Miranda, a blogger I admire – Day 15 of the Blogtober Challenge

Wordless Wednesday – what it really meant

On Wednesdays, many bloggers use a sole image to convey their message. Super idea...except that my blog is called 'Sophie's Voice'. Also, my photograph requires a little explanation. On Tuesday night a friend complained that there was nothing to be done with this image. I had suggestions but they were rebuffed. However, I like it … Continue reading Wordless Wednesday – what it really meant

Day 13 of the Blogtober Challenge – My dream destination

The disadvantage of the Blogtober Challenge is that I have to write to order. I don't enjoy taking orders. I don't enjoy it at all. At. All. Today I have to write about my dream destination. I haven't really wriggled with the rules yet this month but I'm going to have to today - and … Continue reading Day 13 of the Blogtober Challenge – My dream destination

Day 12 of the Blogtober Challenge – my favourite resource…and how I’ve grown since I started blogging

I started blogging because I became isolated after having my first baby. I was content to live in a state of 'shut in-ness' for almost two years after my eldest daughter was born but I realised that I didn't want my life to be held on hiatus until my kids left for college pretty quickly … Continue reading Day 12 of the Blogtober Challenge – my favourite resource…and how I’ve grown since I started blogging

Behind the scenes of Sophie’s Voice

Goodness. Behind the scenes of Sophie's Voice. I barely know where to start... Okay, Sophie's Voice is run from my desk. In my bedroom. Or from the kitchen table. Or on the move from my phone or tablet. It's not very professional - it's managed in time with my family members' lives and my (very) … Continue reading Behind the scenes of Sophie’s Voice

My favourite product – Day 10 of the Blogtober Challenge

Well, you all know what my everyday essentials are so I've decided to review something that's a real treat to myself. My review is slightly biased. It's a product that I use nearly daily. I'm very familiar with it. I buy it again and again. In short, it's kind of a 'go to' for me. … Continue reading My favourite product – Day 10 of the Blogtober Challenge

Day 8 of the Blogtober Challenge – share your favourite apps

Due to a sickly baby, I have completed almost all of my Blogtober Challenge posts from my smartphone thus far. At times like this I would be screwed without apps. I blog on several social media channels. One of them has only just gone ahead with a website so I will have to shortlist that. … Continue reading Day 8 of the Blogtober Challenge – share your favourite apps