“It’s not so much that I have confidence in my opinions – it’s just that I think I’m saying the obvious!” This week’s episode is a bit of a fangirl moment for me – Hadley Freeman, author, journalist and Guardian columnist is somebody whose writing and wisdom has inspired me for a number of years.
“ignorance isn’t an excuse” Influencer marketing – endorsement by popular ‘real people’ like bloggers, Instagrammers and YouTubers barely existed four years ago. I can remember googling for agencies as I waited to quit my day job, and finding only a handful, mainly in the States. Repeat that search now and you’ll find 100s, all promising
“When we use acceptance or rejection as a determining factor of our worth in human beings, that’s when we get screwed.” (or, my personal favourite quote from this ep – “You’ve got to spend an awful lot of time with Patrick Swayze in a lake.” 😆) Sas’ website | blog | Instagram | Facebook Sas Petherick is a coach specialising in helping women
“A lot of us have some sort of sinking, subtle awareness that we’re playing small – even if we don’t know exactly what we mean by that. We have this feeling – I’m hiding, I’m holding back, I’m not using my gifts, I’m not really trusting my ideas.” Tara’s website | blog | Instagram | Twitter Sound familiar?
“The content is the key, every single time.” This week on Hashtag Authentic, it’s just me! For this solo episode, I’m chatting about some of the reasons your audience has either stopped growing, or why you’ve plateaued. We are fortunate to have an online creative community that allows us instant gratification , i.e. feedback, and this sort of
“Your brain goes off in nice creative tangents when you’re not thinking too hard.” Helen’s Instagram | twitter | website | shop (coming soon!) Shop all of Helen’s books I know I seem to say this every week, but author and illustrator Helen Stephens is truly one of my very best friends. She’s also brilliantly
“Instagram was something I used to escape the noise of everyday life.” I first met Julia of Humphrey & Grace (nee @JuliaBesideTheSea) at a rooftop party on London hosted by Instagram. We’ve followed one another for years – four of them, to be exact – and I’ve seen her account grow from its early days
“The magic happened within two hours one fine morning in Notting Hill. That’s what happens when you get a really motivated group of people together.” “Creating for Good is a London based collective of creatives who use their passions and skills to make a difference in the lives of women, men and families affected by
“My blog gives me a salary – this is where I make my full time income.” Julia from Stylonylon is a journalist-turned-fashion blogger. I called her up to find out about how she sees blogging fitting into the world of journalism, and what skills she’s brought over for communicating directly with her audience. We also