Writing a Pitch Letter 101

Writing a Pitch Letter 101 #Blogging

This post is a mini challenge for the Summer 2014 edition of the Biannual Blogathon Bash. While anyone can use this information for growing their own Instagram following, only participants of the Blogathon are eligible for prizes. If you'd like to learn more or sign up, check out the Biannual Blogathon Bash website! If you are a blogger wanting to do product reviews or other opportunities with brands, a pitch letter can help get you noticed. … [Read more...]

Do you Need a PR Info Page?

The Benefits of a PR Info Page & What to Include  Basics4Bloggers.com #blogging

If you plan to work with brands through blogging, you need to make it obvious that you want PR and brand reps to contact you. Not every blog automatically emits a "please pitch me!" vibe. A PR Info (or PR Friendly) page in your navigation menu makes it easier for those interested in working with you to know you want to receive such pitches. Benefits of a PR Info Page As stated above, the most obvious benefit is it lets reps know you are … [Read more...]

5 Things You Should Have in your Blog’s Sidebar

5 Things You Should Have in Your Blog's Sidebar  Basics4Bloggers.com

Most blogs these days have a sidebar alongside the content on their pages. This is a great place to add things that you want every visitor to see as they find your blog. It's for the important components that you don't want to hide on a page or in a blog post. It's vital that you are using this space properly, for a better user experience and so you can benefit from the sidebar. Below are five things that you should have in your blog's sidebar. … [Read more...]

8 Tips to Growing your Instagram Following

8 Tips to Growing your Instagram Following via Basics4Bloggers.com

This post is a mini challenge for the Winter 2014 edition of the Biannual Blogathon Bash. While anyone can use this information for growing their own Instagram following, only participants of the Blogathon are eligible for prizes. If you'd like to learn more or sign up, check out the Biannual Blogathon Bash website! Instagram is yet another social media network that has become very popular in the last year. It's centered all around photos, … [Read more...]