Blogger Profile: Lolli Franklin talks Gigs
Blog: Better in Bulk On Twitter: @1momof5 Twitter Bio: I blog. I tweet. I take lots of pictures. Oh, and I have 5 kids. Twitter, take me away!
What gigs do I want in 2011?
When I started blogging in October 2007, I had no idea that the term “Social media” existed, and I certainly didn’t know what it meant. I also didn’t have any idea that in a few short years, brands would be valuing MY voice and MY opinion. My journey into the world of social media has been fun and exciting, but it has also been a lot of work…Time and effort that has not always been adequately compensated.
I have had the opportunity to work with many brands over the last few years, doing everything ranging from testing products and providing feedback to sponsored posts and reviews on my blog. While taking surveys or answering questions about products and services take the least amount of time, the most fulfilling gigs I’ve had have involved longer-term interaction between myself and the companies I’ve come in contact with. In those cases, I have felt like I’ve had the most impact on the future of the brand. I have also enjoyed writing posts about products for my blog, and make it a challenge to find something personal to write about within each review.
I love receiving positive feedback from brands about the stories and personal experiences I’ve included in my posts….and I always get the best responses from my readers when I include a personal touch. As we get ready to start a new year, I look forward to the gigs that I’ve already got in the works as well as those that will be coming along.
Just a few years ago, I was “just a mom” (something, by the way, that I have always taken great pride in). Now, I am a Mom with Influence. And I love it.
What kind of gigs are your favorites to do?