It’s been about a year and a half since blogging full time (wow) and I figured I’d just touch base with you all. I feel like a lot of you ladies either have a blog, want to start a blog or even just feeling, well, overwhelmed with how to start.
From talking to you guys over email, on Instagram DM (which I love) and through blog comments; a lot of you guys are killing it, via your blogs’, but often you guys are reaching out to me because you feel stuck, stagnant or even ignored by the industry or brands.
Here’s the truth or at least my truth when it comes to reaching out to brands in the blogging industry; SEND A FOLLOW-UP EMAIL!
You’d honestly be shocked if you saw how many times I’ve sent a follow-up email, and received an email back within the week apologizing for the delay. My rule is to wait 4-7 business days, and if mum is the word, send a short and sweet follow-up.
Something along the lines of: ‘Hi, I wanted to touch base on my previous email, and see if your team had any questions. I look forward to chatting soon!.”
Short, sweet and just a friendly reminder, because guys we are all human, and I’m 100% guilty of missing an email here or there.
I even had a collaboration fall into place today, after sending a follow-up email. As long as you are respectful and nice, there is nothing wrong with touching base.
Personally, I’ll hear a lot of bloggers say they are tackling their inbox, and when I first started blogging, I was super frustrated that I didn’t have an inbox exploding with emails.
Now looking back, I can see that tackling an inbox is way more than just receiving emails; it’s also sending follow-ups, touching base and being present! Which takes time and can be easy to forget.
Which takes time and can be easy to forget. So if you have free time tonight, take some time and reach out to those loose ends. You know the worst they can say is no! xx Aubrey
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Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts! I am really new to this and already have felt frustrated when things seem to stagnate. Thanks for the inspiration to keep plugging away! ????
Thank you for the tips, Aubrey! I definitely have days where I feel like my blog isn’t growing and I will never get to where I want to be but I know that I just need to work hard and be patient!
Taylor | http://www.livingtaylored.com
It’s such a useful skill in all industries I think! I always try and remember that the worst that can happen is getting a no (easier said and done some days). Thanks for the advice!
Believe it or not, I never thought to send followup emails. Thanks for sharing!
Kate || KATE KOUTURES
Thanks for this! a lot of times a blogger it can be discouraging and you’re 100% right, you catch more bees with honey!
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