As you may know, I celebrated two years of blogging late last year. Because I’m asked about blogging and working with brands on a regular basis, I wanted to share some tips for new bloggers, especially on sponsored posts.
Let me start by saying that there is no formula, it’s good old trial and error. You have to figure out what works for you. Blogging takes a lot of time, research, and planning! To me, it is all worth it; especially since I’m a naturally creative soul! I went to school for Marketing + Communications, I even had a certain visual for my career. When my visual didn’t turn out as planned, I found my purpose through blogging. This is why I feel that blogging is worth everything I’ve put into it.
I won’t deny that finding the right balance between being a mom, wife and blogger can be a bit hard. And will say this, blogging is not for the faint of heart! But it is absolutely worth it!
If you’re thinking about becoming a blogger or have just started blogging, I think this post will be helpful. No, I don’t have all the answers but I think it’s important to share my experience as a blogger for others who are coming after me. My top three points of advice to new bloggers are these:
1) Consistency is very important, especially in terms of social media. It trains your audience to engage with your content since they can anticipate at what time you will post.
2) Have a system! Whether it’s a do do list or a calendar; whatever will help you keep organized. Blogging has so many moving parts that things can easily slip your mind.
3) Connect with others who are on a similar journey, a great place to connect with other bloggers are Facebook Blogger Groups. I will gather my favorites and add them here or on a separate post! 😉
How to Work with Brands
I will say that some of the largest campaigns I’ve been part of have happened thanks to an agency reaching out. Whereas others, have happened due to my diligence in applying for campaigns. How do you do this? Through influencer platforms – it’s like applying for jobs online – and below I’m sharing some of my favorites.
I realize that I have much more to share about blogging but it may be helpful if I break it down into multiple posts… so keep an eye out. 😉