Bigs & Littles Blogging Network.
The last two months I’ve been part of the Bigs & Littles Blogging Network. It’s an amazing mentorship program organized by — . It was exactly what I needed to get Dutch, Dutch, Goose! up and running in a serious way.
I have been writing down my travel itineraries and sharing them since 2008 when we moved to California. I used the blog, Out of Edwards, to share my trip plans for U.S. trips with others who wanted to travel. I wasn’t worried (or even aware) of the many requirements for an actual blog that people want to read each week.
Queue the Bigs & Littles Blogging Network.
I came across it randomly in the midst of a Pinterest black hole and immediately marked my calendar for sign ups. You can sign up to be a big or a little. (I obviously signed up to be a little!
The Bigs & Littles Blogging Network works like a mentorship. I had someone just an e-mail away to answer my blogging questions, encourage me to push forward and give me feedback on the blog. We covered everything from simple details like reordering my sidebar to the broad topic of SEO. My mentor shared her Pinterest boards with me, her media kit and her experience.
The first few days felt like a crash course. We exchanged e-mail after e-mail about details and then I was set free to work on the larger stuff. I checked in each week and received encouragement and feedback. In short, it was amazing.
I was paired with Kristyn from Chits & Giggles. Turns out we had a lot in common. We are both from Atlanta, Georgia and enjoy reading and Pinterest projects. Kristyn was my go to guru for all things bloggy. She encouraged me to get things up and running. Under Kristyn’s guidance I updated my sidebar, got business cards and a media kit put together, set up a blogging schedule and learned so much about SEO. I honestly felt like I was in an intensive course on blogging, which is exactly what I needed.
Once most of the major work was done Kristyn checked up on me and sent along some more pins to continue my growth as a blogger. It was so nice to have someone to ask about the confusing world of blogging.
I highly recommend this program if you are looking for some guidance on what to do next.