Let’s play CHRISTMAS NEWS BINGO

To ease myself back into the blogosphere (what a hideous word), I’m going to make some predictions for some of the season’s classic news stories. Let’s play CHRISTMAS NEWS BINGO!

Responsible reporting about diabetes

Any of my regular readers will know that I am a relatively recently diagnosed type 1 diabetic. If you are a new reader, hi, I’m Kayleigh and I’m a relatively recently diagnosed type 1 diabetic. Potted history: diagnosed in October 2012 following seven months of very obvious symptoms, was hospitalised with severe diabetic ketoacidosis, have…

How Autographer could revolutionise photojournalism

I have a very love-hate relationship with technology, and as such I am very rarely excited by new gadgets and gizmos, but I have finally found something that really gets my pulse racing. Meet Autographer, the wearable camera which automatically takes up to 2,000 photographs a day without the wearer having to do a thing….

Vote for Soup du Journalism in the UK Blog Awards

Hello beautiful followers! Just a quick one today – my blog is up for a UK Blog Award and I would really appreciate it if you could vote for Soup du Journalism! It’s super quick to vote and I’d be so grateful to anyone who takes the time to do it. If you’re a new…

The long-lasting impact of a short story

Short stories are irresistible. While the novel is sprawling and unfurls over hundreds of pages and weaves together dozens of storylines and twists and characters, there is little I love more than the brutal, screaming impact of a short story. When I talk about short stories in this post, I will be referring to short…

Back in the game

Hello! I’ve been crazy busy recently and nothing is showing any sign of slowing down at all. In fact, it’s all about to explode with the BIG WORK CHRISTMAS PARTY (my first ever office Christmas party! It’s finally happening!) which looks amazing and various other festive events to look forward to. This weekend I’m chilling…

Awesome autumn

Hello! So, as you may or may not know, autumn is far and away my favourite season. ‘Autumn people’ are also my favourite people. If you prefer the bright, brisk mornings and moody, mumbling evenings, welcome on board. You’re one of me. As such, I’ve been having a great few weeks, not least because I…

Moving on up

Hello! I have been spectacularly busy as of late, lots and lots of freelance work to do and a very busy schedule in general. I have also just started playing Civilization V and I’m pretty hooked. LETHAL game. Anyway, the big news in my life is that last week I discovered I have been offered…

Why I want to be a travel writer

Every single time I tell someone I have trained as a journalist, one of the first questions is always ‘What type of journalism do you want to do?’ I always stumble through some non-committal spiel about wanting to ‘work in magazines’ or ‘write features’, but that’s not really it at all. I love reading news,…

Should bloggers worry about SEO?

Hello! So, as some of you may know, a lot of the work I do has at least something to do with SEO. It is mostly writing SEO-friendly copy that reads naturally and functions as informative, engaging content for websites so that visitors actually find it useful. I always think about the SEO as being…

The disappearing act

Hello! I know, I know, another excuse-laden post about the fact I’ve gone AWOL. I’ve been very busy with all sorts of things recently, so blogging has very much fallen by the wayside! I’ve had some interesting extra little projects going on recently to keep the writing ticking over, and admittedly a lot of non-writing…

Freelance writing: The good, the bad and the unpaid invoices

Despite the fact I only graduated last week, I have been officially working as a freelance writer for six months already, and unofficially for another year or so before that. Lots of people ask me how I find working for myself, and as with everything, there are good and bad things about being freelance. If…