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3 Types of Feedback You Should Ignore as a Blogger

Blogging is one of the best things that has ever happened to me. I started blogging over 6 years ago and it has now become more than just a hobby. When I started blogging in 2012, I never thought blogging would ever become my main source of income, but it has become just that, and I am forever grateful. Being able to work from home and be my own boss is a dream come true. I am able to work by myself from home to a schedule that works for me and my family. Every day is different and there is no dull moment in my working life now. My working life and personal life now complement each other beautifully and it makes me feel so fulfilled.

 

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The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Keeping Your Sh*t Together: How to Run Your Business Without Letting it Run by Sherry Welling and Rob Welling

 

I have been busy reading a book  – The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Keeping Your Sh*t Together: How to Run Your Business Without Letting it Run You, on my Kindle. This book is great for any business owner. I have learnt so much from it already and I recommend it to anyone who is dealing with the many stresses of running a business or working for yourself.

This is a book you need to it. Sherry Welling and Rob Welling did a great job with this book. They explain how running a business can ruin your health, finances and even relationships. This book explains how to make sure you run your business without it running you. One of the best parts of this book for me was when Sherry explained how to handle negative feedback from others regarding your business. She mentioned how business owners should always consider the source when it comes to negative feedback. And she is so right. 

 

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3 Types of Feedback You Should Ignore as a Blogger

Our job as a blogger is to write. We share our experiences and views on our blogs and social media platforms. This exposes us to critics. Everyone has an opinion and many are not shy to express it. Many of these feedbacks are positive and many can be very negative as well. To be a happy blogger, we need to know the types of feedback to ignore and the types to take on board.

Here are 5 types of feedback you should ignore as a blogger.

 

Ignore Personal Attacks

Unfortunately people love to hate, especially on successful people or people who appear more successful than them. You need to recognise a troll and ignore personal attacks. The internet exposes to everyone who has an online connection, so we need to have a thick skin if you intend to blog. You should not respond to any personal attack on your person or your blog.

The mute/block button was created for a reason. You should not be afraid to use it. Just because the trolls come for you does not mean you have to entertain them. Delete that rude comment, block that rude person and keeping doing what you are doing.

 

Ignore negative feedbacks on things that work

If you get negative feedbacks on things that work for you and your blog, you should ignore it. If someone complains about the fact that you started off as a beauty blogger, but you now cover fashion and lifestyle because it works well with your blog, you should ignore that feedback. Not every feedback is good feedback. The person may or may-not be coming from a good place, but you know your blog/business more than anyone else. So you evolving from a beauty blog to a fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog, would have been the best decision for you.

You don’t need to keep explaining why you do what you do and you should not change what works best for you. If that person does not like your new varied content, they can skip the blog posts that have no interest in, or skip your blog altogether.

 

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Ignore Vague Feedback

I always ignore vague feedback. If you are going to give me feedback, it has to be constructive and detailed. A vague feedback like “Make it different!”, means you don’t really know what you are talking about. And if you have no clue what I do, you shouldn’t be giving me feedback especially when I didn’t ask you for it.

 

What types of feedback do you ignore?

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Goodbye 2018

We have less than 48 hours left in 2018 and I am super excited to bid this year farewell. It was a good year with ups and downs. I grew a lot this year. It was challenging in some cases but the challenges made me take the bull by the horn and keep moving. I know 2019 is going to be a much better year all around, and I can’t wait to see what the new year brings.

Before we heard into 2019, here are some highlights of my year –

 

My Birthday in January

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I started the year off with my Birthday as a January baby. I had a good time celebrating another year. The thirties are being very good to me and I am loving it.

 

Trip to New York and Maryland

 

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We visited New York and Maryland in April. It was a fun trip. We all had a great time and it is one holiday I can’t ever forget. I wrote a few blog posts about our trip to New York and some of the places we visited. I also wrote about our road trip from New York to Maryland, so play catch up on the posts if you missed any.

 

The Kiddies Graduated Pre School

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My babies graduated Pre School in July and that was a big deal in our house. They are growing very fast before my very eyes and it has been amazing watching them thrive.

 

Collaborating with brands

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This year has been brilliant with me working with some amazing brands in different ways. Long may it continue.

Here are some of the examples of the collaborations –

Leesa Mattress Review

F and F Clothing

Professional Eye Studio

Cheerz

M & S Opticians

Hasbro

 

 

Got to Film with Mumsnet and F and F Clothing

 

 

I got to film with Mumsnet and F and F Clothing last summer. It was my first time filming with a brand and it was a lovely experience. I got to step out of my comfort zone and do something completely different and I loved it.

 

Started my YouTube Channel

 

Half Term in Portugal

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We visited the lovely city of Algarve in Portugal over half term in October and it was amazing. We enjoyed the lovely weather and the resort we stayed in was fantastic. It was a lovely short holiday.

 

 

I started my YouTube channel in the summer as well. It has been on my mind for years and I am glad 2018 was the year I finally decided to just do it. I have not posted a video on there in a long time but I plan to be more consistent next year. I am hoping to grow my channel a little more so do check it out if you can.

 

How has this year been for you? Any new year resolutions for 2019?

 

 

 

 

Are the Days of Influencer Marketing Numbered?

There has been a lot of buzz about influencer marketing over the years. What started as getting celebrities to mention brands on social media has now turned into a sophisticated marketing strategy.

Influencer marketing advanced so much that those who have made it big on social media are also considered as influencers. This is because of the large crowds they are able to pull with their engaging content online.

From YouTubers to Instagram superstars, every influencer’s marketing strength was tapped by brands (big and small) who wanted to make sure that their products and services reach their target audience.

However, influencer marketing was seen as a mere marketing strategy used to trick target audiences into thinking that their favourite stars are using particular products. Some people are more skeptical than ever when it comes to buying products because influencers use them.

 

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Influencer marketing is estimated to be around £8 billion industry by 2020. This by every indication shows that influencer marketing is here to stay. Here’s why:

 

It creates an earning potential for influencers

Without a doubt influencer marketing has turned into a means through which influencers can create their income. Although a lot of people feel that influencers can be easily bought over by big time brands, conscious influencers have shown that they only stand behind brands that they believe in.

If you’re an influencer and you have the interest of your audience at heart, you would never endorse a product that you don’t like. A lot of influencers value their audience and will not compromise their own integrity for just a few bucks.

The good news is that there are now ethical guidelines to influencer marketing that ensure that consumers are protected. The guidelines also ensure influencers don’t exploit their audience.

 

It makes brands relatable to their target audience

If there’s anything influencer marketing was able to achieve it’s its ability to put before consumers content that they find relatable. That’s one of the reasons why influencer marketing is so powerful.

When one sees a post on social media from their favourite influencer using a product, it makes the product instantly relatable to the person viewing the post. More often than not, it motivates them to purchase the product because they think “if he/she can use it, then so can I”.

 

It gets brand awareness to the exact target audience

One of the challenges brands face is getting their product and services in front of their ideal target audience.

Influencers are able to command large audiences through their content. Their audience is easily defined. This makes it easy for brands to target specific audiences through influencer marketing.

 

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Verdict?

Influencer marketing is here to stay and there is no sign of it slowing down any time soon. As influencer marketing grows in popularity, it will continue to evolve. The rules of the game are becoming more and more defined such that the interest of consumers is protected all the way. It’s definitely worth a try both for the brand and for the influencer.

 

What do you think of influencer marketing?

 

 

 

 

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