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People we love: Bangs and a Bun

18 Aug

We HTC girls have lots on our plates. Alongside our pretty pod, Sam is head of Catch 22’s volunteer unit and balances blogging with baking on an epic scale. Lea juggles Apple communications with magazines, lingerie and soon a little blogging for Old Spitalfields Market. We nurture and baby our lovely HTC blog in our own time. Wouldn’t it be just perfect to make a living out of our beloved blogging? What we need is a little something to show us how to brand, plan and publicise a blog that brings in the lolly and a career all at once.

Oh, hello Bangs…

Bangs and a Bun is a London based blogger of the most prolific kind. She’s smart, funny, gets thousands of hits every day on her blog and – most enviously – that is her job. She is a full time blogger.

The beautiful Jo Gifford of Cherry Sorbet hosted a Cyber Savvy event at our beloved Drink Shop Do so that Bangs – real name Muireann Carey-Campbell (pronounced Mirren) – could tell us how to make our blogs a real success… with a couple of epic stories thrown in (death threats for dissing Madonna… Only Bangs!). We tweeted live from the workshop under #CSBANGS about the key points you need to consider to be seriously blog and brand savvy. They are:

  • Have a plan! Bangs planned her blog posts for months before starting (so, my Digital Manager at work was right then!)
  • Be prepared to talk about your blog to everyone, and everywhere. Get blog business cards
  • Go self hosted – far easier to create your brand and image
  • Look at the posts that are getting the most attention, and work out why – maybe they are the ones that will keep your audience coming back
  • Tweet about your blog incessantly – if you are not annoying yourself, you are not tweeting enough! *
After a couple of hours chatting to the inspiration that is Bangs and consuming our fair share of tea and cake (what else?), we left with a handful of new friends, a massive girl crush on Jo – event hostess extraordinaire – and a big fat catalyst to make The High Tea Cast bigger and better as we build up episodes and attention.
Thanks Bangs – with you’re help, we plan to stick around for a good long while!
*Points taken from Sam’s blog: All things good and proper.
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