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I recently had the opportunity to host my very own chat over on Twitter where I spoke with other bloggers about working and approaching brands. This was a great chance for me to bring bloggers together to share their own tips and tricks! Something that came to my attention during the chat was how so many bloggers aren't familiar with media kits or some didn't know what one was. I'm in no way a expert on blogging but I've picked up some things along the way that I really would love to share with you all.

Some of you may be sitting and reading this being so confused, so let's start from the top! A media kit is basically a document with everything a brand needs to know about you or your blog before considering a collaboration. I've been asked quite a lot in the past 'how do you make yourself noticed to brands?' and one of my biggest tips is definitely a media kit. I think every blogger should definitely have one, it's an essential for me. The website I use to make mine is called Canva and this is purely down to the fact that I've heard it's the easiest platform (I'll be honest aha!) and it's great as you can go back and edit your media kit as you choose to! This is very useful as you're going to need to update your stats each month. A media kit is essentially a huge way that you sell yourself to a brand. So if you've gained 1,000 views one month then it's important that the brand knows this information.

A media kit helps you stand out from the crowd so don't be scared to feel pushy or sound 'big-headed'. Remember that brands get hundreds of e-mails daily from bloggers, so you're going to want to make yourself stand out from the rest.

You need to give all the vital information about yourself as well - so make sure you include your name and blog name. Brands also like to put a face to a name! Are you a lifestyle, beauty or fashion blogger? This is also so important to include as they're going to want to know if their brand actually fits your content and targeted audience. Why should a brand work with you? What do readers expect when they visit your blog? I think you'd be so shocked at the amount of bloggers that don't even include their contact details on their blog which is crazy to me - it needs to stand out and be as clear as possible! Same goes for Twitter bio's and Instagram business accounts. When it comes to media kits, make sure all your social media pages are listed WITH stats. You could even add your DA score which you can check using the site here. It's good to include your monthly blog views too.

I've also included some of the previous brands I've worked with because I personally think this shows you know what you're doing and other established brands have obviously trusted you in the past to work with you and this also shows you're experienced which is obviously important to brands as they're going to want to be working with someone who is reliable. Collaboration options is a must for me! For example, giveaways with a brand, sponsored posts, product reviews or social media posts! You need to declare in your media kit what type of collaboration you're willing to do because not everyone will be doing all.

And finally.. Show off your photos! This is your chance to show the brand what you can do. Grab some of your favourites and spread them out across your media kit. This can be anything from product photos to outfit of the days!

BLOGGER HELP | A MEDIA KIT GUIDE

I recently had the opportunity to host my very own chat over on Twitter where I spoke with other bloggers about working and approaching brands. This was a great chance for me to bring bloggers together to share their own tips and tricks! Something that came to my attention during the chat was how so many bloggers aren't familiar with media kits or some didn't know what one was. I'm in no way a expert on blogging but I've picked up some things along the way that I really would love to share with you all.

Some of you may be sitting and reading this being so confused, so let's start from the top! A media kit is basically a document with everything a brand needs to know about you or your blog before considering a collaboration. I've been asked quite a lot in the past 'how do you make yourself noticed to brands?' and one of my biggest tips is definitely a media kit. I think every blogger should definitely have one, it's an essential for me. The website I use to make mine is called Canva and this is purely down to the fact that I've heard it's the easiest platform (I'll be honest aha!) and it's great as you can go back and edit your media kit as you choose to! This is very useful as you're going to need to update your stats each month. A media kit is essentially a huge way that you sell yourself to a brand. So if you've gained 1,000 views one month then it's important that the brand knows this information.

A media kit helps you stand out from the crowd so don't be scared to feel pushy or sound 'big-headed'. Remember that brands get hundreds of e-mails daily from bloggers, so you're going to want to make yourself stand out from the rest.

You need to give all the vital information about yourself as well - so make sure you include your name and blog name. Brands also like to put a face to a name! Are you a lifestyle, beauty or fashion blogger? This is also so important to include as they're going to want to know if their brand actually fits your content and targeted audience. Why should a brand work with you? What do readers expect when they visit your blog? I think you'd be so shocked at the amount of bloggers that don't even include their contact details on their blog which is crazy to me - it needs to stand out and be as clear as possible! Same goes for Twitter bio's and Instagram business accounts. When it comes to media kits, make sure all your social media pages are listed WITH stats. You could even add your DA score which you can check using the site here. It's good to include your monthly blog views too.

I've also included some of the previous brands I've worked with because I personally think this shows you know what you're doing and other established brands have obviously trusted you in the past to work with you and this also shows you're experienced which is obviously important to brands as they're going to want to be working with someone who is reliable. Collaboration options is a must for me! For example, giveaways with a brand, sponsored posts, product reviews or social media posts! You need to declare in your media kit what type of collaboration you're willing to do because not everyone will be doing all.

And finally.. Show off your photos! This is your chance to show the brand what you can do. Grab some of your favourites and spread them out across your media kit. This can be anything from product photos to outfit of the days!
Hello, how're you? I expressed in my last post how excited I am for this time of year. This time of year also just to makes me want to waffle on about the fashion that the Autumn/Winter months bring, so here we are again talking about winter.

As I briefly mentioned in my previous post how insanely obsessed I get with this time of year, I've also discovered my love for comfy knitted-wear.

As soon as Autumn hit, I couldn't wait to browse the web and order myself some! As far as seasons go, Autumn and Winter scream comfort for me and that's where Lyst comes in as they make it so easy for you to find the pieces you're looking for: Lyst which is a global fashion search engine that connects you with the world's biggest inventory of luxury fashion items in one place, helping you find the right item, in the right size, at the right place and it has changed. My. Life. It's often a struggle for me to know what site to browse through when online shopping or who has the best sale on at the moment? Lyst changes that dilemma for me as it gives me everything I need in one place.

This post is inspired by Lyst but as always, all opinions are my own. Thank you x

I'M OBSESSED WITH JUMPERS | AD

Hello, how're you? I expressed in my last post how excited I am for this time of year. This time of year also just to makes me want to waffle on about the fashion that the Autumn/Winter months bring, so here we are again talking about winter.

As I briefly mentioned in my previous post how insanely obsessed I get with this time of year, I've also discovered my love for comfy knitted-wear.

As soon as Autumn hit, I couldn't wait to browse the web and order myself some! As far as seasons go, Autumn and Winter scream comfort for me and that's where Lyst comes in as they make it so easy for you to find the pieces you're looking for: Lyst which is a global fashion search engine that connects you with the world's biggest inventory of luxury fashion items in one place, helping you find the right item, in the right size, at the right place and it has changed. My. Life. It's often a struggle for me to know what site to browse through when online shopping or who has the best sale on at the moment? Lyst changes that dilemma for me as it gives me everything I need in one place.

This post is inspired by Lyst but as always, all opinions are my own. Thank you x
So I'm back, hello! I've been super busy with other things I'm involved with away from my 'online shit' and my blog has took such a back-burner in my life lately but I'm so happy to be back. Honestly, how is it September already? If I'm honest, I've been waiting for this time of year as it's one of my favourites and Halloween isn't too far away so I'm feeling very content. As I'm writing this, it's currently 01:17am on the 8th September (my birthday woop) and I always take birthdays as a good time to reflect  on everything that's happened between my last birthday and today.

So I thought it would be a good idea to list and talk through some of my goals that I'd like to achevie whilst fading into my early 20's. Here we go

1. On a serious note, I want to be way more productive. This sounds major broad and vague. A lot of people say that you shouldn't even make goals or aims but it's exactly the way I get stuff done for myself. Regularly suffocating myself in my bedroom on days where I plan to do blogging and admin has proven not to be the most successful, you'd be surprised how your environment can effect your work so much. The days where I use to take myself to a coffee shop and get everything I needed to get done are the days I miss and majorly need to get back. I'm making huge progress when it comes to sorting out my sleep schedule and pattern and by Christmas I want to be in a strong mind sense.

2. I desperately want to stop worrying about my future. I constantly put pressure on myself for a successful year which it's proven to be quite challenging which I may talk about in the future. I want to breakthrough the unrealistic expectations and goals that I drill into my mind because that's so unhealthy for anyone, especially when it gets you down because everyone's life moves at it's own pace and we should definitely be embracing every step we succeed in and not just the end product; essentially where we want to be.

3. On the brighter side, I want to experience new places which will hopefully will encourage me to grab my camera out a lot more to help my desire to fill my blog with images that make me happy and capture more of my life.

That concludes everything for now and I hope you enjoyed this chilled post! I'm honestly so happy to be back.

I'M BACK, TURNING 20 + GOALS

So I'm back, hello! I've been super busy with other things I'm involved with away from my 'online shit' and my blog has took such a back-burner in my life lately but I'm so happy to be back. Honestly, how is it September already? If I'm honest, I've been waiting for this time of year as it's one of my favourites and Halloween isn't too far away so I'm feeling very content. As I'm writing this, it's currently 01:17am on the 8th September (my birthday woop) and I always take birthdays as a good time to reflect  on everything that's happened between my last birthday and today.

So I thought it would be a good idea to list and talk through some of my goals that I'd like to achevie whilst fading into my early 20's. Here we go

1. On a serious note, I want to be way more productive. This sounds major broad and vague. A lot of people say that you shouldn't even make goals or aims but it's exactly the way I get stuff done for myself. Regularly suffocating myself in my bedroom on days where I plan to do blogging and admin has proven not to be the most successful, you'd be surprised how your environment can effect your work so much. The days where I use to take myself to a coffee shop and get everything I needed to get done are the days I miss and majorly need to get back. I'm making huge progress when it comes to sorting out my sleep schedule and pattern and by Christmas I want to be in a strong mind sense.

2. I desperately want to stop worrying about my future. I constantly put pressure on myself for a successful year which it's proven to be quite challenging which I may talk about in the future. I want to breakthrough the unrealistic expectations and goals that I drill into my mind because that's so unhealthy for anyone, especially when it gets you down because everyone's life moves at it's own pace and we should definitely be embracing every step we succeed in and not just the end product; essentially where we want to be.

3. On the brighter side, I want to experience new places which will hopefully will encourage me to grab my camera out a lot more to help my desire to fill my blog with images that make me happy and capture more of my life.

That concludes everything for now and I hope you enjoyed this chilled post! I'm honestly so happy to be back.

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