So after 2 years of blogging I thought I knew a lot about blogging! I’ve got scheduling down, Im getting a nice volume of weekly views, I’ve got a lush thing going right?!! I was very wrong! Turns out I am the Jon Snow of blogging. I know nothing!! So let me explain… recently I’ve been trying to take the next few steps on my blogging path to try and get my blog out there a bit more. Eventually in a distant dream I would love this to be a full time thing! So because of this I’ve been interacting more on my social media sites, if you follow me you might have seen. I’ve taking part in blogger chains on twitter, followed loads of people on Instagram, restarted Pinterest and have started doing little instagram story things, which I actually like recording. I also started to think about getting myself out to brands (because all popular bloggers have brand deals right?! Thinks little Chloe as she sits being her usual shoddy blogger self). I had no idea how little I knew!
- Media Kits: Do you know what a media kit is because until last Thursday I had no idea what one was! Apparently when reaching out to brands, people or possible collaborators you should create a media kit to present to them to show what your about. So basically a cv for your blog. Showing what your about, your stats and all of your many links. Makes sense right? So off I went to make a media kit, still half clueless but I made one anyway. I will include it below. (Any advise on how to make it suck less would be helpful!!) it looked like I needed one so I made one
- DA:Okay this bit still confuses me but there is a website you type you URL into called MOZ and it shows you a lot of information about your blog that say your WordPress stats don’t show you. According to my WordPress insights I am smashing it in the world of the internet! This MOZ thing not so much! Things like how many clicks are proper clicks, how many things are linked to you all crazy things I am yet to sit and take in. TBH lets get real it confuses me and has a lot to do with the SEO that I don’t really get either. But basically the bigger your numbers on DA sites like MOZ the better! And currently I’m on like 15/100. Improvement is needed.
- Approaching brands: So the main issue I feel is the fact that I am not sure which brands to talk to? I don’t feel I am big enough to tackle big brands I dream of working with just yet. I need to start small but where?? I have no clue (told you I was a Jon Snow). But once you’ve picked a brand what the bloody hell do you say to them without sounding like a massive penis and actually getting what you want in return. Because I just sound like an complete idiot when I’ve attempted it a few times this week!! (again any help is welcome). I message one lovely blogger who was really helpful but I still feel like I am so unsure of what to say! “Hello company, I’m Chloe! I write a blog my grammars dodge and I would like you to give me things or a discount. Thanks bye” (don’t worry I didn’t send that!)
All im saying is blogging is a bigger world than I ever thought! And I think it is going to take a while yet and a lot of research before I can play in the big boys playground. I am keen to learn more, any any help is very welcomed but there seems to be a lot of things I was totally unaware of!
Wow now that was a brain fart post!!
Thanks if you read to the end!
Little Mayfly x