it's about me not you a career in blogging

It’s About Me, Not You – Two Years & A Career in Blogging III

Gavin Wren Food Blogging, Writing

Welcome back for Part 3 of my super special two year anniversary post! Today I’ll explain why it’s all about me, not you, the reader. You see that image up there, that was my office a few weeks ago, one of the benefits of freelance life, spending the day working in Richmond Park with my little pooch!
If you haven’t read Part 2 you can catch up with it here.
It’s Not About You. In the early days of writing my blog, I read some enormously misguided information. In particular, I read an article about how to create blog posts, which extolled the virtue of writing for the audience. Writing for you, the reader. It was saying how it’s all about the reader and that’s what I needed to focus on. It was a lie. Fact 6. You can never, ever expect to know what someone else is thinking. It’s…
Growing a blog 2 years and a career in blogging

Growing a Blog – Two Years & A Career in Blogging II

Gavin Wren Food Blogging, Writing

Welcome back for Part 2 of my super special two year anniversary post! Today is about growing a blog and growing the inner me.
If you haven’t read Part 1 you can catch up with it here.
Psssst, Wanna Hear a Secret? I’m going to talk about growing a blog and how I found my style, but first, can you keep a secret? Do you want to see my traffic for this blog over the last two years? Do you? Well here it is: When I look at that graph, I feel quite proud. If I ever need an example of solid, consistent traffic growth then I’ll refer back to that graph, because it’s constantly creeping up and up and there’s no shame in never having ‘gone viral’. Only very few if us will ever go ‘full viral’, and retaining those viral visitors can be quite tricky, leaving you with…
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Advertising a blog using Twitter ads and promoted tweets

Gavin Wren Food Blogging, Writing

Ad Men This month I decided to look at some different ways to and increase the readership of my blog. I considered various techniques that help to raise the profile of a blog, especially through social media. My personal favourite social media channel is Twitter, simply because of the way you interact with other people through words, rather than images. Don’t, however get confused with my favourite for driving traffic, which is undoubtedly Pinterest. Something that kept on coming back to me was Twitter Ads, mainly because I keep on getting a Twitter ad, for Twitter ads, flashing up in my Twitter feed, trying to entice me into the world of paid advertising. If I were able to promote my Twitter feed in this way and get a few more people on board, then hopefully the word of le petit oeuf will be able to spread far and wide. Now,…