Let us start by saying that #bloghour is our FAVOURITE time of the week. Spending an hour + with the incredible blogging community talking about all sorts of weird and wonderful topics. There is so much that we want to talk about and so much that we want to hear from you…so we’ve decided to create a plan for what we’re going to talk about over the next few months. If you’re new to this then we host our highly engaged #Bloghour every single Tuesday at 9pm over on Twitter. Our plan for 2019 has been led by a variety of topics around 4 key areas:
- Mental Health
Now then this list is JUST what I (Lauren) could come up with with a little help from my friends. If you have got an idea for a #bloghour then please email us at: email@example.com and we’ll feature your idea (if we like it…we probably will!)
If you’re a brand or a business and you’ve got something you want to talk about with the blogging community then our #bloghours are available for collaboration with brands too so get in touch with us if you would like to know more (using the same email address).
So…drum roll please… the plan for the next 3+ months is:
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@UKBlogAwards Sorry I missed #BlogHour last night, I was reviewing @AnnieMusicalUK at @VenueCymru
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@UKBlogAwards Head out and embrace it as much as you can! Grab an iced tea, a good book and enjoy the sun ☀️ #BlogHour
@UKBlogAwards .@benandjerrysUK Festival! They don’t do it anymore but it used to make my summers so much better 🧡 #BlogHour
@UKBlogAwards The warm weather, seeing people enjoying the sunshine, holidays, birthdays, fruit picking and Love Island aha! #BlogHour
@UKBlogAwards Not really, however it does impact on the amount I blog! If I’m on holiday I do more social posts than actual posts but I try to continue to do both wherever I am 😊 #bloghour
@UKBlogAwards Definitely! I love making pieces about outdoor events and getting people round to enjoy the best of the weather ❤️ #BlogHour
@UKBlogAwards I love to use the weather to make content that falls around the seasons, such as summer blockbusters or winter cosy classics ☀️ #BlogHour
@UKBlogAwards Thanks for a fun chat! 😊
@UKBlogAwards Thank you for another interesting #bloghour. In keeping with the theme tonight, hope you all have an amazing summer!
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@UKBlogAwards could you maybe do a chat about Accessibility and using Alt Text at some point please? #BlogHour
@UKBlogAwards Get up early when you can! Waking up and instantly getting outside is one of my favourite things in the summer. I love making the most of dining outside too!
@UKBlogAwards definitely. You must always use hashtags and promote yourself whatever the weather. #BlogHour
@UKBlogAwards Just enjoy it and make the most of it before the cold nights come around again! #BlogHour
@UKBlogAwards I dont have any other than, I always just try to have fun, stay cool and stay safe. 🌞 #bloghour
Q6) Summer promos/hashtags/tips for making the most of the sunshine? (Is this a thing?) #bloghour
@UKBlogAwards I've never been to a festival but I absolutely love watching Glastonbury on the TV! That and my birthday right in the middle of summer haha 😁
@UKBlogAwards I don't think I have one! Music festivals or summer festivals have never been my thing! #BlogHour
@UKBlogAwards My birthday as it's right in the middle of Summer. #BlogHour
@UKBlogAwards I wouldn't say I have one tbh. I've always loved @SoundCity but that's not technically summer because it's already been! 🤣 #bloghour
Q5) What is your favourite summer event (it doesn’t matter if you’ve never attended, it could be on your bucket list!) #bloghour
@UKBlogAwards The warmth reinvigorating me as though I were Superman soaking in the rays. Probably that. 🙃 It always has such a positive impact on my mood and #mentalhealth. #BlogHour
@UKBlogAwards Summer clothes, staying out late, beer gardens, late night walks, ice lollies, sunglasses (is that too much?!) #BlogHour
@UKBlogAwards Spending time at home! I've been at uni for almost three years now so any time that I get with my family I absolutely love. It's only a few weeks until I head back! 😁
@UKBlogAwards Spending time with my family! 💞 Summer is always a difficult one because it's wedding season and my boyfriend tends to work alot so family time is always my favourite part! 🌞 #bloghour
Q4) What’s your favourite part of summer (ok not blogging related but we still want to know!) #bloghour
@UKBlogAwards Sometimes yes but mostly not as I like to schedule most of my posts in advance #BlogHour
@UKBlogAwards Not really. I’ll write about any story that resonates with me, no matter when I experience it, so I’m in no rush to blog about the latest releases. I’d rather wait, research them properly, and really get to grips with them. #BlogHour
@UKBlogAwards I wouldn't say its dependant on where I am but it's definitely influenced by my surroundings! E.g. if the weather is nice then I'll write a lot more about local outdoor bars and create more travel-based content simply because it's nice enough weather to explore!
"It’s an old tradition that has been lost due to email and social media – there’s always wifi somewhere and it’s so much easier and quicker to post a picture and wait for the ‘likes’ to come rolling in."
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@UKBlogAwards I think I just tend to write whatever idea pops into my head, wherever I am! #BlogHour
@UKBlogAwards No, definitely not. I tend to write about whatever I feel like I want or need to talk about. I'm not up with trends or what's going on!🙈 #bloghour
Q3) Is your blog content dependant on where you are and what’s going on at all? (If not why not?) #bloghour
@UKBlogAwards Definitely! Especially because I have a lot more time as I'm finished from uni in the summer. I'm graduating this summer so I'm going to have plenty of time to create content, so exciting!
Definitely yes, as Summer means that everyone releases their Summer ranges that are meant for the warmer weather. #BlogHour
@female_original It's so difficult when the days aren't as long! #bloghour
@UKBlogAwards I feel more positive when I write content, especially when you see everyone going on holiday and just enjoying Summer! #BlogHour
@LucyMaryTaylor Photography is such a biggie isn't it! #bloghour
@UKBlogAwards I think taking more photos is something that I do in the summer months. It's difficult to get good content in the rubbish weather!
@UKBlogAwards Of course, I find it hard not to write about the weather when I'm experiencing the weather. I am greatly influenced by the seasons! 🌞 #bloghour
Q2) Does all of the summer events and generally merriment impact the content you write? #bloghour
@UKBlogAwards I find I have a lot more time to blog and create content during the summer months! Also I have more time to do photography during the midweek as it doesn't get dark so early! #BlogHour
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Weather wise? Beautiful blue skies and sunshine, what’s not to like? #BlogHour
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@UKBlogAwards 'Milk bottle' is literally my summer nickname 🤣#Bloghour
'It wasn’t only gorgeous tiles that caught my attention – the decorative ceramic plates and bowls were stunning. I wish I could have packed some in my suitcase to bring home but alas, space & weight did not allow.' #bloghour #Marrakech #Morocco #ttot #travel #wanderlust
@WIMWonderland It's all about baby steps and small progress! #bloghour
@WIMWonderland Completely agree, it's so hard when you're naturally pale! #bloghour
@UKBlogAwards I use the summer to create summer related content and to get myself out of the house! I doubt this year I will be out much due to my anxiety but I'll try! 🌞 #bloghour
Q1) How do you ‘use’ the glorious British weather to your blogging advantage? #bloghour
@UKBlogAwards I feel like I don't deal with being too hot very well. I always think it's easier to warm up than it is to cool down. I'm very pale and burn very quickly! 🌞 #bloghour
@LucyMaryTaylor Same Lucy, it's so good! #bloghour
@female_original Welcome to the chat, Faye! #bloghour
@WIMWonderland Hi Georgia! How come the sun makes you irritable? #bloghour
@UKBlogAwards I'm loving this weather right now! Hi everyone, I'm Lucy over at https://t.co/x5UwakH6pR ! #BlogHour
@UKBlogAwards Hey everyone! I'm Faye from https://t.co/xP8ASeeRHf 😁 ☀️
@UKBlogAwards Hi, I'm Georgia from https://t.co/Ur3jWFdRyj. I love books, writing and hoarding notebooks. 📓 I'm partially ready for summer. Sun makes me slightly irritable! 🌞 #bloghour
I won't be joining tonight #bloghour with @UKBlogAwards as I have a lot more writing and reading to get done.
But I can't wait to join in next weeks I 🥰
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Hello and welcome to #bloghour tonight - all of this summer sun is getting us in the mood to talk about the weather (how very British) so who's ready? Introduce yourselves please!
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Good evening #SBSWinnersHour. A huge welcome to this week's winners - we've given you a follow and look forward to watching you flourish! Here at Kraft Space we showcase quality unique #handmade creations from independent UK designers and makers if you fancy a look. ☺️ #bloghour
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Who's joining us for #bloghour tonight? It's a bit of a weird topic...but we are LOVING this weather >> https://t.co/Jywoh5Kimj #ukbloggers
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With that, there's the respect we have for mediums. We talk about everything with respect and professionalism. We call things bad and are cynical but we explain why and want to have conversations on it rather than being an arbiter of what's good or bad #BlogHour
The phrase I've always had is "I'd rather be good than first". I'd always prefer to wait for more information or spend more time with a game than just throwing stuff out to be first. Think that's why people like our journo coverage #BlogHour
Q6) Why do you believe your followers follow you? (LET’S GIVE OURSELVES A PAT ON THE BACK HERE – DON’T HOLD BACK – SHARE!) #BLOGHOUR
Last one for @UKBlogAwards #BlogHour while I'm on my lunch break...
@UKBlogAwards I'm hoping it's because they enjoy what comes of of Blazing Minds HQ and like to get involved via social media etc, plus love to come back to see more 😉😉 #BlogHour
@UKBlogAwards Communicate, mix business & pleasure and of course bring in good content that followers find interesting and like to interact with. #BlogHour
@UKBlogAwards Yes indeed, Google Analytics is great for the website, for social media etc I use @ZINECO_Official and AudienseCo, and then there's @buffer for sharing stats as well. #BlogHour
@UKBlogAwards All updates from the website come to Twitter so there's a starter point 😉 #BlogHour
@UKBlogAwards Yes indeed, I try to answer as many tweets as I can, same for FB and Insta with the comments, having a good conversation on social media is good for the stats as well. #BlogHour
@UKBlogAwards I would like to think so, here on Twitter we have good following, Facebook and Instagram are getting there and the website does seem to have a good following as well. #BlogHour
Arrrghhhh .. Missed @UKBlogAwards' #BlogHour last night, so going to answer last night's Questions today.
Well... Make more. Need to have content for them to follow. Have to have a reason for them to come back and the simplest way is to just keep making content.
Hardest part is staying relevant. Soon as you stop being relevant, the audience goes with it #BlogHour
Q5) Do you have a strategy to grow your loyal followers? #Bloghour
Every site has analytics and we use all of them. Although most of the time it just descends into working out what was popular.
Audiences are very fluid and what's 'it' can shift suddenly so hedging on one thing can lead to a weak foundation you build your content on #BlogHour
Q4) Do you use any type of analytics to understand who/what/why/where etc your followers are? #Bloghour
Engage with them, i.e. talk to them and ask them questions. It's the passive audience idea. Give them something to do to make them active participants rather than passive watchers #BlogHour
Q3) How do you maximise your followers’ engagement? #Bloghour
Mostly through Twitch. On most other sites we have what, in media terms, would be a passive audience. Like they use the Twitter for updates and notifications rather than talking to us. Which is fine. It just has a different use #BlogHour
Q2) Do you regularly interact with your following? (Either through the comments on your site or via social media) #Bloghour
Should just reply to #BlogHour rather then retweet them shouldn't I... Or should I let them appear in the main feed?
We have a 'big' one for the site but I think we have a lot of other small ones on other sites, like we got a bit of a following for our Twitch around #warhammer40k and @40kcrusade #BlogHour
Q1) Do you think you have a following? (no matter how small!) #Bloghour
It's the Wednesday morning before work shift so let's have a look at @UKBlogAwards #BlogHour
What are people’s opinions on using stock photos to create a more consistent #Instagram feed? For or against? #bloggers #BlogHour #BloggersTribe
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@UKBlogAwards I'm not sure I have a following yet, but I am surrounded by lots of lovely supportive people from the blogging community ☺️ #Bloghour
@VisitThanet @IndyTravel I agree! There's so much to see, do and eat! #margate #bloghour @visitthanet @explorekent
@UKBlogAwards I’m hoping they have an interest in orthodontics 😂 #BlogHour
@UKBlogAwards Thank you for hosting yet another wonderful chat!🥰 you guys have been wonderful to chat to, until next week! 😄 #bloghour
@ChloeChatsBlog @UKBlogAwards I love it when someone tells me my posts or messages have helped them in some way, it's such a lovely and warm feeling🥰 #bloghour