Another week, another great #irishbloghour. We’re delighted to have chatted to some new bloggers as well as some regulars. We continued on with some blogging questions and topics so we’ve pulled some great tips and advice and shared them below:

Blogging Goals:

  • To post more often and consistently. This means that your followers will become familiar when you will post up on your blog, ensuring that they will come back at the expected times of the week.
  • Traffic goals. Check out your current daily traffic and try to aim to increase it by 200-500% by a particular time. If you have this goal, it will make you try that extra bit harder to work at driving traffic to your blog.
  • Make lists of topics to write about. This will ensure that when that dreaded bloggers blog takes hold, that you can go to your list and work on a topic that you had thought about before.

tips and tricks for blogging

 Traffic Tips:

  • Boosting posts on Facebook and Twitter
  • Good quality articles and content
  • Consistent posting
  • SEO and keywords
  • Writing about current events/celebrity/popular topics
  • Networking on Twitter
  • Honest is the best policy. Be yourself, write about your own opinions and experiences.
  • Reading and commenting on other blogs

how to get more traffic on your blog

We asked #irishbloghour bloggers when they post on their blogs: (how many more times can we say blogs in this blogging title about blogs?)

  • Evenings
  • Weekends

best times to post on social networks

We are looking for bloggers form #irishbloghour to guest post here on this blog. We will be looking for topics centred around blogging and your experience with it. So anything about traffic, blog design, social networking, seo, content, writing etc. With this, we will post your article up on our blog, showcase your site with a blurb and links.

Make sure to join us next Thursday from 8-9pm on @irishbloghour to network and chat other Irish bloggers!



A big congratulations to all the blogs shortlisted for Blog Awards Ireland! We were involved with the judging process for a number of the Arts & Culture section. We really enjoyed rooting through all the wonderful blogs and discovering some gems!

We want to say a special congratulations to all the food bloggers that have been shortlisted that have been/due to be part of our Monday Munchies! Without these guys and their delicious recipes, our blog wouldn’t be doing as well as it is today.

Here’s a list of the blogs we’ve had/will have the pleasure of working with! Click the links below to check out these amazing blogs – oh, and I dare you to not drool while reading them!

Eat Well Travel Far Love Often –  We will be featuring a great Paleo Falafel recipe from Aoife on 8th September

Like Mam Used to Bake –  We will be featuring an amazing chocolate tart on 22nd September! *yum*

Oak Smoke and BBQ Sauce – Next week we will have Mark’s Cajun Prawns with Sweet Potato and Sweetcorn!

The Little Green Spoon – We have illustrated one of Indy’s tasty recipes a few weeks back. Click the image below to have a gander!

easy and quick asparagus recipe from the little green spoon

Asparagus Benedict Recipe from Little Green Spoon Blog



Chicken curry recipe illustration


Hello there!

We are just back from our 2 week annual leave. We thought we would be able to fit our Monday Munchies blog on time this week, but we just got so snowed under yesterday that we had to postpone it to today!

So here it is – a vary tasty recipe from Irish food blog Chopsticks & Cheesecake. Here’s a little bit about Paula behind the gorgeous blog:

“I love to cook, and although I’m an amateur I figured here would be the perfect place to share my favourite recipes, and experiment with new ones.

I also adore eating out (who doesn’t?), and will willingly share my experiences of the restaurants of Dublin and beyond, giving tips on what’s good and what ain’t.

Now a little about me – I’m an absolute T.V, film and music junkie, and a Mexican, BBQ and Asian cuisine enthusiast. And as you will you will probably guess from future posts, I think chicken is the bees knees.

All recipes posted are either original or adapted to what works for me. By no means a professional chef but feel free to try my recipes, share and comment freely! 🙂 Follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates as they happen!”

Do try this recipe out – it’s a great way of using up store cupboard ingredients and also to feed any cravings for take aways at the weekend.

If you’re reading this blog, and you’re a foodie or homecook and you would like to have one of your recipes illustrated by us, do get in touch at doodlemoosedesigns@gmail.com. We are always looking for collaborators for our blog, and we will link to any sites or social media sites you may have as well.

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And if you do try this recipe out, leave a comment below and let us know how you got on 🙂