Archive of ‘Blogging’ category

Stolen photos and clickbait headlines

Yesterday began with a very emotional blogger and friend reaching out to ask for urgent advice. Melissa is a wonderful gentle person, who achieved an amazing life goalĀ last year. She had a completely natural home birth with her second daughter. Melissa shared a very moving article on it on her blog, Pretty Messy Melon. She also shared some personal photos to encourage, educate and engage other moms who might be considering a home birth. A friend sent her a screenshot of two photos and she was understandably horrified. The photos show Melissa, her husband and her new born baby just seconds after giving birth. The cover image of a terribly written article on clickbait publication, Babygaga. (more…)

7 myths about working with brands on content creation

Should I “accept” product in exchange for content creation? Do I send my rate card in response to every outreach from a PR company? Should I be demanding payment to share a photo of something somebody sent me in a media drop? Should I always ask for money? Am I personally ruining the blogging industry by doing trade exchanges? Does accepting a service in exchange for a review make me a “blegger”? If somebody pays me an admin fee for a review, does that mean they are paying for my opinion?

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