A quick mea culpa — I’m embarrassed to admit that I failed to give proper credit to a company that was invaluable in the social media makeovers for two blogs that Jess and I featured in our Fitbloggin’ Presentation (“Branding: Not Just for the Big Dogs.”)
While I properly credited Blog Genie in the in-person presentation and highly recommended their work to many of you who asked me about it later, I did not include Blog Genie in the credits of the online presentation. That has been fixed! You should now see Blog Genie listed in the credits of the presentation, but I wanted to take a moment and thank Rita and her team for the amazing work that you see on:
I hate letting things like this slip, and I can only blame the post-Fitbloggin’ brain overload I felt at all the stuff I learned during the 2 days in Baltimore! So thank you to Blog Genie and please consider them if you are looking for design services.
(Also, if you are looking to get some Blog Design Best Practices, mark you calendar for June 15th at 7:30 p.m. — Ryan of No More Bacon and Revive My Blog will be doing the latest in the series of #Fitblog Presentations! Details are coming soon in the #Fitblog newsletter.)
For my #Fitbloggin presentation on branding, I asked healthy living bloggers to take part in an anonymous survey, powered by my sponsor friends at SurveyMonkey (disc). Nearly 400 people responded and the information shared here is part of an ongoing series called “Bloggers in Depth.” The results are available for download here and I invite you to do analysis on your own blog!
Ahhh, money. No matter how much we have, we want more! And you, my healthy living friends, are no different.
When it comes to making money — only about a quarter of you (28%) do (even a small amount):
But most of you — 74% — want to make money.
So, we can assume that there is plenty of room for brands to come in and work with healthy living bloggers — and even more reason for you to read:
OK, back to the survey! For the 28% that are making money from their blogs, it’s not full-time pay. In fact, most of you (46%) report that you make less than $100 a year from blogging. 20% of you make between $100 and $500.
And while I can’t directly correlate the people who make money and the people who spend money, it seems like the income in is about the same as the money out — since 41% of you say you spend more than $0 but less than $100 on their blogs (basics AND extras):
In the next installment, I’ll take a look at analytics — what you measure, what is most important to you and what you do with the numbers you get!
How do you stack up against these numbers? Are you a “typical” blogger or unique, according to these demographics? How can you work with what makes you fit in and what helps you stand out?