Rank #1: S2 E17: How to Become a Full-Time Blogger with The Anna Edit
I know I have a LOT of fangirl moments you guys, but this is a big one. Because I had a chit-chat with one of the first bloggers I ever followed: Anna Newton of The Anna Edit.
I've been following Anna since way back when she was blogging and vlogging under her old name Vivianna Does Makeup. She's a YouTuber, podcaster, blogger and an all-around awesome human.
We chatted about how she managed her side-hustle with a full-time job when she knew it was the right time to quit and why she's taking things back to basics with her vlog.
If you want a giant boost of inspiration, this is the episode for you.
Where you can find Anna:
Her Blog: https://www.theannaedit.com
Twitter = @theannaedit
Instagram = @theannaedit
Facebook = /theannaedit
Where you can find ME:
My Blog: https://wanderluce.com
Twitter & Instagram = @lucylucraft
Apr 23 2018
Rank #2: S1 E21: How to master Instagram with Sara Tasker // Me & Orla
Welcome to EPISODE 21 aka the SEASON FINALE! That's very American indeed. Sorry. This week I chat to the amazing Sara Tasker, aka Me & Orla all about Instagram, Wordpress hacks and building a loyal tribe online.SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST
If you follow me anywhere at all you'll know I adore Sara Tasker. She is an incredible writer, brilliant Instagrammer and a hugely generous human being to boot. Her beautiful lifestyle blog is just that, bloody beautiful, and what she doesn't know about Instagram isn't worth knowing.
I did her Instaretreat course earlier this year and totally credit her with transforming my views on how Instagram can interact seamlessly with your business. Far from making me a slave to it, I've found a happy medium where I post for the joy of it while understanding how it can drive sales/traffic too....because it really can. More than anything, Sara helped me find my tribe which is something I want for everyone!
We chatted about Wordpress hacks, blogging and, of course, about Instagram.
Sara's courses > http://meandorla.co.uk/courses/
Sara's podcast > http://meandorla.co.uk/category/podcast/
Where you can find Sara >>
Her Blog: http://meandorla.co.uk/blog/
Nov 13 2017
Rank #3: S1 E16: How to Avoiding Comparison with Jessica Rose Williams
Welcome to EPISODE 16. These past few weeks have seen me burnout, want to give up before starting afresh with a new, kick ass plan. Thanks to lots of people (including myself!) but also thanks to Jessica. When I recorded this episode I was feeling really low, overwhelmed and lost. I struck up an Insta-friendship with Jessica who, perhaps without even realising, transformed me.
Anyway, all that's to say this is a great episode and one that's a little bit close to my heart! Hope you love it, and if you do: PLEASE leave a review on iTunes. It helps other people find the podcast and stops my ego from shrivelling up and dying ;)
Jessica is a minimalist lifestyle blogger and coach living in Sheffield, and despite only starting her blog a few short months ago (her blog is the same age as my baby!) she’s garnering big numbers and fab engagement, due in no small part to her authentic presence and quality content.
We chatted about minimalism, and the myths that surround it, why and how she finally started her blog and why content will always be king.
If you’re thinking about starting a blog but you feel completely overwhelmed -- this one’s for you.
Oct 09 2017
Rank #4: S1 E5: How to be a better travel writer with Brenna Holeman
In this episode, I chat to one of my favourite writers, Brenna, who runs the travel blog This Battered Suitcase. She is an AMAZING travel writer and tells a story better than anyone I know. She also replies to EVERY SINGLE COMMENT she receives. I chatted to her all about authenticity, storytelling, community-building and why content is king. If you love writing but you feel like nobody’s reading, or are worried you aren’t growing your numbers fast enough - this one’s for you.
Jul 24 2017
Rank #5: S3 E15: On Taking Great Photographs with Dave McClane // Man vs. Globe
- How Dave started blogging two years ago, even though he doesn’t particularly like writing
- Growing your reputation as a blogger so that you get invited to things in the industry
- Dave’s top tips for street photography and why he doesn’t love traditional street photography
- How perceptions of photography differ in different countries.
- Our favourite parts of travelling to India
- Taking great photographs for your blog or social media
- The photography equipment Dave takes with him when he’s travelling
- His blogging schedule while also working a full-time job.
Dec 03 2018
Rank #6: S1 E8: How To Successfully Blog Part-Time With Sophie Cliff
The week I recorded this (mid-July) my baby had a growth spurt.....yep, that's right. And she was a little more chatty and grizzly than usual so from now on expect to hear lots of her in the background! I hope you don't mind, but like Sophie said to me at the end of our chat -- I am a working mum, so hearing a baby gurgle, hiccup and snuffle while you hear me multitask is my reality. But, obvs, hope you don't mind it too much ;)SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST
I chat to the ever lovely Sophie Cliff, who runs the eponymous blog SophieCliff.com. She’s an award nominated blogger, and covers all things travel, lifestyle and musings on her daily life with her musician hubby Sam and cute cat Lola. Sophie is one of the nicest ladies around, and manages to blog daily despite having a full-time job!
We talked about starting out in blogging, growing a super engaged audience without caring about the rules and how she manages to create so much content while holding down a day job.
If you’re a part time blogger wondering how to make a success without losing your day job -- this one is for you.
The Travel Hack Blogger Course
Faraway Lucy’s Pinterest course
Where you can find Sophie
Her Blog: http://www.sophiecliff.com/
Aug 14 2017
Rank #7: S3 E11: Using Instagram bots and starting again with Ardent Wanderess
In this week’s episode, I chat with long time Insta-pal Anna Guggenberger also known as Ardent Wanderess. We talked all about her experience of using bots to achieve a big following on Instagram as a travel blogger, and why she decided to close her account and start again.
Read full show notes at http://bit.ly/wsspodcast
Nov 05 2018
Rank #8: S4E8: Using Patreon for your Business with Aja Barber
Read full show notes at lucylucraft.com/s4e8
This week on What She Said I chat with Aja Barber about using Patreon for your business.
Aja is a badass in the sustainable fashion world and I’m very lucky to call her a friend too.
We chatted about Patreon, where Aja creates a whole heap of valuable content for her audience and makes the bulk of her income.
We touched on HEAPS of topics including ethics, and what it's like to be an influencer who doesn't work with brands.
Jun 24 2019
Rank #9: S3 E13: On Finding Your Niche with Monica Stott // The Travel Hack
In this week’s episode, I chat with Monica Stott who runs the blog The Travel Hack and amazing course The Blogger Course (who sponsor What She Said!)
We chat about how hard it feels to find your niche as a blogger and Monica shares her simple, practical steps to hone in on your why and purpose.
You can find me on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest @lucylucraft or on my blog: lucylucraft.com.
Please think about leaving the show a rating & review. For each one I receive, I give £2 to my chosen charity, which changes monthly.
Thanks to our sponsors for this season; The Blogger Course (get 20% off with the code WhatSheSaid) and SudioSweden (get 15% off with the code WhatSheSaid). Please support them the way they’re supporting me 🙂 L x
Nov 19 2018
Rank #10: S1 E3: How to make money blogging with Monica Stott
Welcome to the THIRD episode of the What She Said Podcast, where I chat to interesting women in blogging and the online world. In this episode, I chat to Monica Stott aka The Travel Hack about how she grew her business from a small hobby blog while she was travelling to one of the UK’s top travel websites with a team of 7! She shares her growth game-changers, and some seriously brilliant tips for working with brands.
If you want to know how to make money blogging, this one’s for you!
Full show notes at lucylucraft.com/podcast
Jul 10 2017
Rank #11: S4E9: How I Make Money Blogging
Read full show notes at lucylucraft.com/s4e9
In this week's episode I share exactly how I earn money (and how much) from my tiny blog. It's very no BS and I'm completely transparent so.....enjoy!
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Jul 01 2019
Rank #12: S3 E8: On sharing online with Teri // The Lovely Drawer
- The support systems that helped Teri feel more confident about taking the plunge into self-employment
- Finding a community of other bloggers and friends in the industry who you can share openly with
- Our best tips for successfully getting brand collaborations and charging your worth
- Teri’s brush lettering workshops and how they’ve helped her gain confidence speaking in front of a crowd
- Diversifying your income as a creative person and how this can be great for your creativity
- Making the choice to share personal parts of your life with your audience
- How being vulnerable online opens you up to support
- Why our society discourages women from talking about miscarriage
Oct 15 2018
Rank #13: #PODMAS Day 4: What to do if you hate your press trip/freebie?
In todays episode, Elle Croft and I spontaneously recorded our chat about the perils of leaving a good review for something you didn't enjoy and why your readers will never trust you again if you do!
If you've been given something to review, or have been on a press trip and something has gone wrong meaning you hated it.....what do you do? We explore a few things you can do, and give you a good example of what not to do too!
Find ME on Twitter & Instagram @wanderluceblog and my website http://wanderluce.com
Dec 04 2017
Rank #14: S4 E3: Why You Should Be Using Pinterest!
Read the full show notes at lucylucraft.com/s4e3
This week I chat ALL ABOUT PINTEREST and why you should be as obsessed with it as me.
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Buy the Pinterest For Bloggers Course!
Sign up for Tailwind now. But remember my number one rule? Don't do anything anyone tells you so if you hate it then move on :)
Like, subscribe and review the podcast and come find me on Instagram > @lucylucraft.
May 20 2019
Rank #15: S2 E14: Improve Your Instagram Photography The Slow Traveler
(with code EASTEREGG)
This week I chat with the wonderful Carolyn of The Slow Traveler. It's another giggle fest as we had a natter about Instagram, slow travel (including India tangents.....) and how and why Carolyn decided to do a degree in photography.
FULL DISCLOSURE: We recorded this episode before Carolyn hacked her own Instagram account, so that's the reason we didn't chat about it!
Carolyn was so honest, generous and funny and I felt super inspired after chatting with her.
If you are feeling a bit 'meh' about Instagram, this is the episode for you.
Carolyn's post on quitting her job to travel.
Where you can find Carolyn:
Her Blog: http://www.theslowtraveler.com
Twitter = @theslowtraveler
Instagram = @theslowtraveler
Where you can find ME:
My Blog: https://wanderluce.com
Twitter & Instagram = @lucylucraft
Apr 02 2018
Rank #16: S3E9: On being out online with Kate O'Sullivan
- Being an effective and vocal ally online and how it feels when you lose followers because of it
- Internalised homophobia and realising you’re gay as an adult
- The problems with the words “tolerance” and “acceptance"
- Creating safe spaces online
- A breakdown of the acronym LGBTQA+ and the importance that labels can have for people
- Imriel 'Inclusivity Queen' Morgan and why it's not about having privilege, but what you do with it
- Differentiating what is cultural appropriation from cultural appreciation
- Centering marginalised people rather than centering yourself
- The shaming of people’s sexuality and the fetishisation of a coming out story
Oct 22 2018
Rank #17: #PODMAS Day 5: Imitation vs. Copying
Dec 05 2017
Rank #18: S4E10 Intuitive Eating Diet Culture with Rose White
Read full show notes at https://lucylucraft.com/s4e10
I chat with nutrition and lifestyle coach Rose White all about diet culture myths, thin privilege and what she thinks about veganism.
TRIGGER WARNING > We discuss various eating disorders from a personal POV.
If you liked this episode please rate/review on Apple Podcasts or support me on Patreon! You could leave a $1 tip in the tip jar or sign up for a monthly contribution in exchange for various bonuses.
Hope you enjoy the episode! L x
Jul 08 2019
Rank #19: S4E6 Instagram & Intersectional Feminism with Bronte Huskinson
Full show notes at lucylucraft.com/s4e6
In today's episode I chat about Instagram growth with award winning Instagrammer Brontë Huskinson aka From Bee With Love.
Brontë started out primarily in the #bookstagram community and quickly grew her Instagram and blog from 7k to over 35k followers. She then took a pivot as she grew and evolved from her previous moniker, A Bookish Bronte, to where she is now with From Bee With Love.
A self-confessed feminist in training, she embraces the messiness and imperfection of life and has been really honest about hitting a wall with Instagram creativity, getting it wrong and making big changes even when her audience doesn't necessarily like it.
Enjoy! L x
Jun 10 2019
Rank #20: S4E13: Getting Started with Email Lists
Full show notes here >https://lucylucraft.com/s4e13/
It's the PENULTIMATE episode! Sad face? Happy face?!
Todays solo episode is all about EMAIL LISTS! Why you should have one, how to get started and my best tips from building my own over the past five years.
REFERENCED IN THE EPISODE
Aug 05 2019