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We’re well into 2019 and if you didn’t make any resolutions around your social media marketing, now’s the time.

Social media can feel like a constantly changing, overwhelming thing that you know your business needs but you just can’t face diving into it.

That’s what this short list aims to help you with. If you only try one or two of the things on this list this year you’ll be bang on trend and you might even find that you enjoy it!

1) Video

Everyone loves video, right? Whether it is kittens falling over each other, music videos or your friends slightly…

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Almost 90 years ago a British economist suggested that, by now, machines would have freed people from laborious work.

John Maynard Keynes said that “automatic machinery and the methods of mass production” would allow us to work a 15-hour week.

While he wasn’t predicting the internet revolution, since the invention of the internet and world wide web plenty of thought leaders have predicted a similar change to the way we work. …

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Take a look at your phone, tablet or recently visited web pages.

Do they include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or LinkedIn?

Yes, Pinterest is social media. So is YouTube.

83% of adults are on social media in the UK.

32.5 million people aged 18–54 use Facebook. The fastest growth is in older users, if your customers are 55+ Facebook is the place for you.

“Facebook gets used more than once a day by around 44 percent of the UK online population. Only 21 percent of UK adults that go online don’t use Facebook at all.” Stastista

It’s awful. You’ve just had a baby and when you look at him or her you are so filled with love but when you look at anyone else you think you might die.

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I think, probably, lots of people told me about sleep deprivation. I certainly worried about it before y daughter was born but nothing could prepare me for how hard it would be to not remember when I’d had more than 2 hours sleep together.

People will recommend sleep training but it’s unlikely to work before 6 months. Even after sleep training expect your little one to have…

When I was on maternity leave I found exercise really helped my sanity. I also made some lovely friends and enjoyed my body feeling stronger and more flexible. Here’s a list of some of the best opportunities I found in and around Streatham that you can do with (or without) your baby.

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Madia demonstrates a core strengthening exercise

Physio4me — I absolutely love Madia’s postnatal classes. They help you focus on your pelvic floor and opening and strengthening all the areas of the body you use the most as a new mum (think opening those shoulders hunched from hours of feeding). …

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Tools of the trade

Are you sitting comfortably?

I started writing this halfway through the Digital Mums Social Media Management course. Reading those diary entries now, some of it is really raw. I have had an amazing experience, I feel like I have grown as a person, regained confidence I didn’t realise I had lost, and learned so many new skills. At the same time I have had virtually no social life (the irony is not lost on me) and, at times, my homelife and relationship has suffered.

I am not going to lie.

The beginning

I turned to Digital Mums as, like many new parents, I want a better…

Beth Howe

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