If you’re someone who blogs for more than just fun, it’s crucial to have a media kit.
Media kits (also known as press kits) are like resumes for your brand. As a blogger, the need to have them is just as pressing as if you owned a more traditional business.
Someone in my private Facebook community for bloggers asked a question about media kits, inspiring this post. With my public relations background, I’d never considered that the average person doesn’t know what they are, how to use them and what they should include.
So here you have it folks!
If you haven’t launched your blog yet because you feel a certain level of anxiety, apprehension or nervousness then know that you are not alone. Many aspiring bloggers find themselves in a statue-like state as and when it comes to clicking the publish button.
And it’s all because of fear.
Fear of what, exactly?
Well it’s a lot of things wrapped into one. I know because I experienced it before I launched this site.
Have you ever dreamed of writing and publishing your own novel? Now is the time to get started.
Apparently there’s this challenge circulating that encourages professional, amateur and aspiring novelists to write a novel in one month’s time. It immediately piqued my interest because I’ve had a completed novella (shorter version of a novel) on my computer for the past two years that I’ve never published.
So I decided to check it out.
If you’ve been blogging for longer than 2 seconds, you’re probably already feeling overwhelmed with all there is to learn.
When I first started blogging, I didn’t know what to look for in terms of building my blog. Now that I’ve been doing it for a while, I’m constantly coming across different resources to help make my blog better and get the results that I want. From creating products and services to working with major companies, there is information galore just waiting to be found all across the web.
When I first started my blog in 2012, I was so excited. Everything was new – content ideas, deciding on a design, meeting other bloggers, interviewing people and the list goes on. As with any new start it’s easy to be motivated and hit the ground running every single day but after awhile, it all gets a little…for lack of a better word…boring.
It’s very common for bloggers like me and you to lose our motivation, especially when you’ve been in the game for years.
Because we’re considered “creatives” (thought leaders, someone who doesn’t fit in just one box, our brains are wired to create and explore new ideas) we tend to reject routines in favor of unpredictable work days. Let’s be honest…when you’re blogging for coins or trying to build your audience to eventually earn the coins, you have to follow some sort of routine: come up with ideas, create a schedule, write a post, find an image, publish, share, repeat. Boring, right?