INTERVIEW: How a hairdresser walked away with ‘Best Fashion & Lifestyle Blog’ Award

Mrs Dillon's Diary interview with Joanne Sweeney-Burke

This week I met Maria Dillon aka Mrs. Dillon’s Diary at the Into The West Blogger Network 2nd birthday bash. I first met Maria last year when I was speaking at the ITWBN blogging for business seminar. I’ve followed Maria’s business blog with interest and earlier this month she scooped the Best Fashion & Lifestyle Blog award at the Irish Blogger Association Awards. So with a national blogging award in hand, I decided to interview Maria about how she went from colouring hair to becoming an award-winning blogger. Be sure to follow Maria on social media (I love her hair

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10 Blogging Tips for Beginners

I recently held a one-day training course on Blogging for Beginners and from that I have devised JSB’s top 10 blogging tips for beginners. I’m sure you may have your own, so please feel free to suggest them. Image source: I love blogging and those individuals and/or companies that blog experience higher traffic and engagement. A 2014 Hubspot survey showed that marketers who have prioritised blogging are 13 times more likely to enjoy positive return on investment. It’s also great for putting a face to your brand, so why not give it a try? My preferred blog platform is

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OMG! We’re an OMiG Finalist!

Finalist in the 2014 OMiG Awards We have made it to the finals of the first ever OMiG Awards and are finalists in the Online Marketing Leadership Award category, this category aims to find the best-integrated online marketing campaign or strategy. Digital Training Institute could now be in with the chance of winning: EUR 1000 from GCCEB in cash and 4 mentoring sessions and 2 workshops Connacht Tribune – EUR5000 advertising Professional Diploma from the Digital Marketing Institute EUR1495 Tree Light Pictures – EUR2500 video production IMS Marketing EUR1500   Meanwhile our ‘Big Sister’ Media Box is a finalist in two categories: Marketing Leadership Best Blog MediaBox could

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