A couple of weeks ago I was kindly invited
to a Leeds blogger brunch with Jaywing
PR. A bunch of bloggers were popped into a room filled with SEO and PR
experts, as you can imagine,
lots of bloggy related chats occurred, as well as squeals over avo and toast. All the gossip about what makes a
good PR relationship, and also what makes a bad one. I learnt a lot about SEO,
it kind of made me feel like I literally knew NOTHING, other than what the two
letters ‘DA’ meant – there is so much more to it, but it’s okay, I am a total
The wonderfully fabulous Hannah Gale (totes blog goals) was there to talk
all things ‘full-time blogging’ as well as monetising your blog. I left this brunch feeling just SO
INSPIRED, like I could take over the (blogging) world, one berry at a time. That could have been the
pancakes chilling in my tummy though, cheers Banyan*, they were delicious.
I know a lot of bloggers that would
absolutely love for their little space on the internet to become their
full-time baby, and other bloggers I know absolutely hate this idea. I’m rather
indifferent about the idea. I really do love blogging, and I love Very Berry
Cosmo HEAPS, but I like working in an office surrounded by people, I get
lonely. I also really worry about money, I need that CONSTANT financial
security, I need to know how much I am earning each month otherwise I know I
would curl up into a ball of panic.
the thing. I’m not earning money anyway, because I don’t have a job. I feel like I have applied to hundreds and hundreds, and I know it is still early days, heck I only graduated last week, but getting a job after Uni is really flipping
hard, much much harder than I expected. I hate not doing anything, I get
fidgety and feel totally lazy all the time at the moment. This is why I have
decided that I am going to put my ALL into making Very Berry Cosmo into
something that I am really proud of. Working full-time hours on it each week, rather than ohhhhh I haven’t posted in like
3 weeks, I should probably whip one out now. I would like to get 4 or 5
blog posts out each week and also a YouTube video, that is my goal anyway!
Money, Money, it often surprises people that I haven’t ever actually
received a single penny for any of my blog content before, I
have only attended events or accepted gifted items. That’s because for some
reason accepting money scares me, it adds pressure… ‘what if they don’t like
the blog post I have written’ ‘what happens if they aren’t legit and scam me’
basically I am a worrier, but after talking to Hannah at the Jaywing PR
event, there are lots of different ways that you can earn money on your blog,
and they aren’t all scary!
Right now I 10000000000% couldn’t pick to work on my blog over a full-time job,
yano, since I don’t earn a
single penny from it, but because I don’t have a job at all at the moment,
what do I have to lose? I’M GOING FOR IT, AND I AM EXCITED.
Spot the difference?
I’ve been wanting to re-design and rejig
Very Berry Cosmo for quite a while now, and now that I have finally finished my
degree, it just felt like the right
time. So I hope you like it.
I worked really hard developing my hand-written typography during my final
University project and it felt wrong to be using a font that I just downloaded
off the internet, when I could be using my own! My shiny new template is created
by the amazing Pipdig,
and I absolutely love it.
I am looking to begin advertising from
August onwards, so if you are interested in becoming one of my special strawbs
do keep a look out on Twitter – I am looking to give away the first months
advertising slots for free! There is something about a brand new blog design
that gives you that extra KICK OF MOTIVATION! Just what I need now that you
strawbs are going to be hearing A LOT more from me, are you excited? I
hope you are.
Wish me luck!
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* I was kindly treated to the pancakes from Banyan, however all
life rambles are my own *