As a blogger and freelancer, I kind of rely on other people to support me. I’m pretty happy to say that, from day one, I feel like I’ve been pretty supportive of other bloggers.
Recently, I’ve really felt the need to pay it forward even more. I’ve been thinking of different ways that others’ might appreciate my support.
Vix Meldrew tweeted a little thread the other day about the lack of real engagement and community going on with bloggers at the moment and I completely agreed.
Think about what bloggers and freelancers, in general, are looking for. Views and followers, yes. Sponsorship and exposure, maybe. Genuine interaction, engagement, interest in their content, definitely.
So, with that in mind, here are some ways in which I think we could all support each other more.
So, I quit my job. It is both the most and the least adult thing I have done for a long time.
You may have already worked this out if you follow me on Twitter/Instagram, and you might be aware that I’m currently trotting about the ol’ globe like a recent graduate. Or, if you happen to snoop on mine & Claudia’s conversations, ‘cause she’s the only person I’ve told in actual words. On Twitter, ofc.
You may have seen some of the travel snaps on Insta and thought “ay up, she’s got some cushy job that allows her to travel” or maybe “she must have some holiday allowance”.
Ha, nope, unemployed life.
Something a bit different for you, today.
There’s no doubt about it….the job market is a bit confusing and frustrating atm. I know, for a lot of people, even applying for jobs can feel like a bit of a stab in the dark. And, actually, how are you even supposed to get to interview stage if there are like 7585949 people applying for 1 job?
I’m excited to have Sophie as a guest on The North Left today! She’s a very experienced HR professional, who has helpfully provided honest answers to some common questions all about writing CVs, cover letters, and applications.
Sophie has amassed experience in her professional life of all things HR, including recruitment, and is an expert on employment law, so she’s an absolute gem of a person to know if I have a question about anything work-related.
My personal highlight from this is learning about the ‘anchorman’ test. Truly excellent.