Blog Spotlight with Kate Davis-Holmes, editor of The Naked Mum blog
Mums fear nothing and bare all in today's Blog Spotlight. Founder and editor Kate Davis-Holmes gives us an insight into her blogging career.
Tell us about The Naked Mum Blog
Naked Mum is a blog with a philosophy around encouraging mums to value themselves more and to be proactive about changing their lives for the better.
How do you source content for your blog?
I write a lot of it myself. I also have a feature once a month where a mum gets naked (think Calendar Girls!) and tells her story. Once a week, I feature charities and good causes of interest to mums and families. I also like to do reviews and accept sponsored posts.
Do you like to write reviews? How many people read your reviews?
I love writing reviews. I have a strong following who check out my reviews (almost 4000 followers on Twitter and around 5500 pageviews per month and growing.
How did you build a following for your blog?
I built a following by using social media and both blogging and mum networks. I have a reputation for being honest and supporting others so there is a great deal of trust in my blog. I was nominated for a Brilliance in Blogging Award last year (I am ineligible this year as I do social media freelancing for BritMums who run the awards). I am on the list of the top ten outstanding bloggers in the MAD awards run by Tots100. I write for the BritMums website so people sometimes find me via that route.
Are you a PR friendly blog?
Yes. I love working with PRs.
How best do you like to be approached by PRs?
Via email initially and with some indication that they have an awareness of what I write about.
Marmite: Love or hate?
Marmite is like my blog – you either love it or hate it. I hate Marmite but I hope you love my blog and get naked!