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Sandra Bellamy first started to blog on the 7th of November 2010, when she launched her writing blog quirkybooks.wordpress.com. Initially Sandra started it as a way of practising her writing skills and to get an idea of what books to write and publish on her quirkybooks.net site. She never envisaged that she would interact with such diverse  people from around the globe and make so many blogger friends. She often jokes that sometimes she speaks more regularly with her blogger friends in the virtual world, than she does with her friends in the physical world. She also says that some of her blogger friends seem to know and understand her better than the colleagues she works with in her day job, whom she sees daily. Sandra was thrilled to be able to meet a blogger friend in Person, for the first time, in September 2013.

On quirkybooks.wordpress.com, you can expect to read blog posts about:

  • Writing
  • Writing how to
  • Writing know how
  • Writing help
  • Places she likes to visit – With photos
  • Her guineapig family
  • Events that happen in Sandra’s life

Although the theme of quirkybooks is about writing. quirkybooks.wordpress.com looks at different aspects of Sandra’s life, so that we are able to get a better understanding of what influences her life as a writer. We are able to sample her writing style and become accustomed to her quirkiness.

On the 16th of May, 2011, Sandra started her second blog, beatredundancyblues.wordpress.com. This blog gives help, advice and inspiration, to enable other people to:

  • Realise their dreams
  • Pursue their dream job
  • Get back into work
  • Know there is life after redundancy
  • Have self-belief
  • Think positively

On July 25th, 2013, Sandra started a third blog on her beatredundancyblues.co.uk site. On this blog, Sandra offers practical and inspirational advice. Some posts you may find useful are:

Now Sandra asks you to subscribe to www.beatredundancyblues.worpdress.com for the latest blog posts and inspiration.

Sandra has guest blogged for:

Sage One: Have you got the guts to run your own business?

Pay Justice: How can women make men pay for injustices -16 warning signs of constructive dismissal

Her biggest blogging triumph to date, was a blog article that she wrote for HR company Exclusive that got a mention in The New York Times:

To view the article click on this link:  Manager, Leader, Teacher or Coach?

View Sandra’s article being mentioned in The New York Times, by clicking this link: boss.blogs.nytimes.com//this-week-in-small-business-best-facebook-pages

Sandra gained a PTTLS Level 4 teacher/trainer qualification in 2012 and is delighted to have experience teaching “Blogging as an aid to recovery – How to start a WordPress.com blog” for the recovery learning community, and Twitter and Facebook for Recovery from mental ill health too.

If you want to hire Sandra to teach you or your organisation, how to start and run a WordPress.com blog, or Facebook and Twitter account for your business or personal use, if you live in the UK, you can contact her on 07932 768970 or 01392 434202 for a free 20 minute consultation . If you live outside the UK, please email her using the Contact form, or message her at Facebook.com/sandrabellamyuk  or on Twitter/sandrabellamyUK in the first instance.

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