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Do bloggers need Media Kits?

Do you need a media kit? Kinda depends doesn’t it?

Personally I do. I have a multitude of jobs and tasks I can do. I also approach people a lot looking for work. I need to put myself and the jobs I am capable of doing out there somehow.

There is room for improvement. Although I have 2 images at the bottom, I still like the flow. I want my services right under the ‘Hello’ section. I could do with squeezing in some reviews or brands I have worked with in there, but it is cramped as it is. Also, most people get a good gauge of me from my website.

My price list and complete job list is separate, that thing covers 6 or 7 pages. You can see why when approaching brands, I need something like this to show what I can do.

So do you need one? It depends entirely on what you are trying to achieve in work and with your blog. Do you want to reach out to brands and introduce yourself? A media kit discussing your blog and what you can do for a brand will help. On the odd occasions I get sent a media pack from a blogger asking about a brand, they immediately had my attention. Not only does a media pack make you look serious, but it also tells me most of what I want to know up front.

(Click here for 7 things I look for in bloggers looking for products for review)

On another level entirely, do you want work beyond blogging? Lord knows I do! I love blogging, I love the community and I love reading blogs. But good grief the pay for blogging is awful. 99.99999% of people cannot make a living from blogging alone.

So do you offer other services other than blog posts? If you do, you might also want to make yourself a media kit with a rough list of services you offer on.

If you cannot think of a reason to give anyone a media kit, you don’t need one. Not everyone blogs for the same reason. If you blog as a diary for example, I imagine you would be wasting your time making a media kit.

Something to think about for a lot of you though I am sure. The above media kit was made in Libre Office Word, using an old CV template, with my own images added.

Download my media kit as an example.

Download Link to Sables Media Kit

Monsters Ball

One of my favorite events at the Blue Moon. I am dire at dressing an avatar, but seeing the beastly creations others come as is always good fun.

Beth is on the door, and Sath will be playing us some tunes. It’s in the virtual world of Second Life, so no matter where you live in the world, you can come and join is. The event is posted at 2:30pm SLT on Saturday 19th November. That’s 10:30pm to the British among you and 2:30pm Pacific Daylight Time for the Americans out there. Come say hello to us.

The Devil DJ is back – bringing out the monster in us! The usual crowd talking the usual ol’ bollix with awesome tunes from your almost-live DJ – Sath Gandt. Hellions, punks, rabble-rousers all, get here and jangle some Monster Balls. Body burying shovel optional…

maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Feschenko/45/212/25

Social Sable

I enjoy social media for work. Building brands social media accounts is always enjoyable for me. I like talking on the internets (you may have noticed this!).

I am bloody awful at pushing my own social media and blogs social accounts though. Its just not something I am interested in doing during blog time. I am however making an effort this month to be seen somewhere by people other than bloggers. So heres some of the social medias I share too.

I am honestly only active on Twitter and sometimes Flickr. But I do check them often so please do say hello if you frequent any of the below networks.

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Jetpack 4.3.1

Something has happened. And it is a bit hurty.

Since updating Jetpack a few days ago, everything on my site stat wise went into free fall. I went from comments on every post with 100+ likes down to less than 10 likes per post. I’ve tried reconnecting Jetpack, apparently to no avail. I am not the only person having problems.

I will figure it out. But for now, I shall simply shout at my devices until something works.

Let me know if you to have had issues with this update. We can shout (or fix things) together. 🙂

Pinterest for Small Businesses

One of the 5 Skillshare courses I took for this months to-do list was Pinterest for Small Business by Lisa Rusczyk.

I keep going back to Pinterest, but still have not gotten my teeth into yet, so a course was required to try and get up to speed. The course was pretty good. I do not believe it was planned, but she ended up showing some examples of what not to do on Pinterest and explained why. Its helpful all the same. Shes good over the mic and her explanations are clear.

The project for the course was to create and link to a pin, that was tall, had a picture and some text. Not quite what she had in mind, but I reworked the old Blue Moon Theatre poster, and pinned that.

I would recommend Lisa Rusczyk’s Skillshare Course.

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