1. Thank you so much for this article! I started blogging in 2013 and just this year I decided to work more at it harder then ever!! It's hard to keep it all going especially when I have 2 jobs and doing online schooling. BUT, I have to pursue the passion I have.

    You have just motivated ME!



  2. I’ve been blogging a long time, I have a big following , big figures. I don’t have a media kit and have never needed one. So I wonder if this advice is correct. I sinply add a couple of lines to the email with my total stats. followers. Also, free stays are a PAIN. I travel because I want to travel, if you travel to get free stuff you ruin the experience for yourself. We’ve just done 5 days in luxury hotels in Thailand out of a 6 week trip, quite honestly, I’d rather pay, the amount of work involved in promoting a hotel is huge and you need to do a really good job to not spoil it for future bloggers. You see this a lot, brands work with bloggers and get poor return, then won’t work with bloggers again. A lot of blggers fake their stats ( buy followers etc) and get no return for the client., it spoils it for us. So anyway, we fully fund our own travel, don’t do press trips, rarely accept free stays ( they approach us, we never chase them) and make a living through the blogs. We earn the money to pay for the trips. Just don’t think of getting “free stuff” as the be all and end all of being a travel blogger. It’s about deliverring.

    1. It is a good thing that you have a big following, Alyson. I am still a novice when it comes to blogging. I have been blogging only for less than 15 months now and this was written from a perspective of a novice blogger.
      I agree with you on some of your points. We have to always commit ourselves and ensure that we provide the best to all our clients and readers. In many cases, people are just after the free stuff. What they don’t realise is that nothing is free in life. You have to work to get stuff in life. Since this was written before my first sponsored trip, I was still learning. Now I know how much hard work goes in promoting every place I stayed at.
      In my case, I have been traveling for a while now. I still fund 80%of my travels from my other job while my blog is growing. I hate when people buy followers. It really spoils it for people like us, who are trying to make our difference in the blogging world through hard work and uniqueness,

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