Do you get hacked off logging in an out of different google accounts to check your analytics?

The Problem

When I first started this blog I added it to a Google account that I had created using my hotmail account.  Then I set up a gmail account for Mediocre Mum.  I found that I was forever having to switch between the two and I hate a faff.

The easiest thing to do,  it will seem blatantly obvious once you see it, is to add yourself as an administrator.  This is the best way to do it without losing all of your data.

 How to

1) Log onto your original google account>go to account>products>analytics

2) Then select the account in the top left in the orange banner

adding admin on analytics


3) You should then see a user tab and add new user.  Add the google email address  you would prefer to use, make yourself an Admin and finish by clicking on add new user.

Adding a User

Now when you log out of this account and into your other account you should see your blog listed.  I hope this helped.

Any problems, do shout.


Introducing My New Slow Cooker Blog

I finally decided to take the plunge and start a new blog just for my slow cooker recipes. I was very conscious that I may be confusing my readers.

Those who subscribed just for recipes may not be interested in my parenting antics and those who were coming to laugh at my parenting ability (or lack of) and didn’t have a slow cooker, may not be interested in all the recipes.

Don’t worry if you have any of my old recipes bookmarked as they will stay put, but any new recipes will be posted on Slow Cooker Queen. So, feel free to pop over and subscribe to the new blog. I’d love to hear any of you feedback both positive and negative.


Slow Cooker Recipe Blog

As for the name, Slow Cooker Queen, I genuinely don’t believe I’m royalty but on a few occasions I’ve been called this on Twitter so it seemed fitting and I’m always tickled when people do say it.

Thanks again for all your support and I do hope to see a few of you over there.

Cheers,  Chrissie

2012 Wasn’t That Bad Really

2012I was speaking with someone recently, who didn’t have the best start to the year.  She then said to me you haven’t had the best year either and if I stop and think about it, it wasn’t the best year but I’m not the kind of person to dwell on it.   We’ve had a few challenges this year but for the most part it’s been fairly positive.

The year started out as normal, enjoyed getting back into routine in January after all the Christmas festivities.  We were invited to a secret event in London hosted by Richard Branson.  I managed to persuade Helen from Actually Mummy to come with me.  As usual, Branson didn’t disappoint, we were privy to a rather impressive 3D projection on the Senate Building in London.

Then it all went horribly wrong in February.  My hubby was hit by a gritting lorry whilst cycling home from work and sustained substantial head injuries and ended up in a resuscitation unit in London.  We are incredibly lucky as he has pretty much made a full recovery.  This is not a phone call anyone loved one wants on a Friday night.

You’ll probably agree but it was about time we had a bit of luck.  In March, I won a trip to Copenhagen.

In April, we had the opportunity to take Madame to her First Ballet, My Sleeping Beauty, put on by the National Ballet!  It was truly magical. Unfortunately amidst all the magic, my hubby was made redundant and our daughter didn’t get her first choice of school so we would be losing our childminder she had since she was 4 months old.

I have never been so cold.  In May, we went Glamping in Shropshire.  It was great to get away and spend some family time together.

In June, the lovely Sheba invited us around her house for a Feast Through India.  The only way I can describe it is Come Dine with me but with Class.  The food was amazing and we met some lovely people.

This is the stuff dreams are made of….. Our daughter is 5 and was the perfect age for a trip to Eurodisney in July.

In August, we made our yearly trek to Canada to see my family.  We always have an amazing time; one of the highlights was Ziplining in Chase Canyon.

Madame, started school in September, luckily we caught it all on Camera as any good blogger would do.  Even, though she didn’t get her first choice of school we are incredibly happy where she is and she has settled in well with her new childminder.

In October, to celebrate our Anniversary we went to Copenhagen.  It was our first trip without our daughter, it was a bit of a logistical nightmare and we felt weird leaving her behind but we all had a great time.

As a Canadian, I grew up spending most of my time outdoors, predominantly in the woods.  So when I saw a Forest School advertised for school holidays in November we jumped at the chance.

Where did the time go, before we knew it was December?  I finally managed to have a proper catch up with a mate, whilst enjoying a spa day.

I was originally inspired by Laura from Yummy Mummy Flabby Tummy to write a year in review post after seeing hers.  However, I found it to be an incredibly useful activity to remind myself how fortunate we are and to be grateful for what we have.

As a family, we are looking forward to seeing what 2013 holds for us.  One big positive is that hubby starts work next week!  Yay!



299 Steps to Blogging Heaven by Nikki Pilkington

One of the only good things that came out of the Social Media Course fiasco was crossing paths with the lovely and talented Nikki Pilkington, who’s been helping businesses  promote their websites since 1994 and really knows her stuff.  She doesn’t like to call herself a Social Media Marketing Expert but I have to say she’s pretty damn clever.

I managed to blag a copy of her e-Book 299 Steps to Blogging Heaven (£10). It’s an easy read, full of great examples, made me laugh and is not riddled with technical jargon.  I managed to bomb through it in about 45 minutes, but that doesn’t mean it was light on content; as its jammed packed with loads of useful tips.

I was pleased that I was already doing quite a few of the things she was recommending, but by the time I finished reading it, I had a list as long as my arm of things to do on my blog.

She covers everything from:

  • what to write about and what not to write about
  • basics of SEO
  • importance of headers
  • generating key phrases
  • blog design and placement of content
  • recommended plug-ins to make your blogging more efficient
  • driving traffic to your blog
  • guest posting
  • also two very high-profile bloggers make an appearance
  • plus loads more

If you’re a blogger this is a must read!  What are you waiting for?  Off you go and get it.  I’d love to know what you thought so please do leave a comment.