5 Things to Remember during Sign Ups


One thing I noticed about bloggers is that for someone who writes for a living, a lot of them seem to NOT READ which is really disappointing. You'd think that for people who write for a living, they would actually know the value of reading because that's what we aim for at the end of the day right?

Someone to actually read what we have written.

So I decided to write about the 5 things that people need to remember when they sign up for anything.

1. READ the INSTRUCTIONS.

When you sign up for something, the rules and requirements will always be different. You can't assume that everything will be the same and just have a template ready to post. Nope, it doesn't work that way.

2. CHECK if you actually QUALIFY.

I've seen this happen so many times. Non-beauty bloggers signing up for beauty events. Single women with no kids or even nephews or nieces signing up for Mommy events. Vegetarians signing up for a steak review and the list just goes on.

3. ENSURE you can DELIVER

So many bloggers sign up and when they get in, back out, or worse, just ghost you. This is really frustrating and it makes people question your integrity as a person. Did you just want the feeling of being chosen? Did something better come up? Did the request overwhelm you? Did you die and truly become a ghost?

We deserve an explanation!

4. ANSWER Right

When you actually list down your credentials, please make sure all pertinent details are in there. This is a no brainer.

5. Thank you, NEXT!

If you didn't make the cut, be gracious. Don't message the person demanding for an explanation as to why. If you really wanna know, you can send a nice inquiry asking what you need to improve on so you can do better next time. If you don't receive a response though, simply move on. Not everything is meant for you.

I hope this helps and if you wanna better yourself as a blogger, feel free to read 8 blogging tips, 5 Ways to Syndicate, Content Creation, How to Get People to Stay on your Site, and 5 Things to Remember for Event Invites.

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Comments

  1. Honestly I am guilty of this one. About a year and a half ago, I literally said yes to each and every event, posting and brand deal that I can get my hands on, whether it was for free or paid. I thought that it would help me in putting myself out there, in getting attention on me. I thought I would be able to do it easily despite being a working student. I ended up burned out with zero motivation to create any content and disappointing (and most likely alienating) quite a few brands that I actually wanted to work with. Nowadays I choose who I collaborate with carefully, and try my best to provide quality output to every collaboration that I get.

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  2. I've been doing all these. I think it is not a good impression if you signed up but you cannot deliver. But I like the last part - "the thank you, next, please part". I had my share of rejections, too.

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  3. Since blogging is something I do on the side, I choose the events that I agree to cover, post about, and write about.

    It's totally different if you're required to write something new or jist post a ready made article or write review which means using a product or attending an event, launch, or production.

    In fact, I'd often prefer to get PR ready for posting most of the time due to limitations in time and other things.

    The bottom line for me is, if I have the time and qualifications, I'd try but with no expectations. So, anything that comes comes as a surprise and it brings me more joy. Often, being chosen brings with it pressures even though its good.

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  4. Another good read! Personally, I don't sign up if I feel that I am not qualified.

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  5. I also observe a lot of bloggers who mindlessly drop their channels in posts that ask for specific requirements. It’s like spam and does not convey a good impression. I hope those people would be more professional and send a message of being serious with their craft.

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