Kidspot #Voicesof2015 Masterclass and Launch Event!

WOW what a great day it was at the Kidspot Voices of 2015 launch event and masterclass! I was so honored to be asked to speak about my two passions; blogging and SEO and I think I managed to get through the presentation without being too nervous (I hope!).

There were some truly amazing and inspirational bloggers at the event, it was a room full of creative like minded people and I LOVED IT!

I had been (not so secretly) stalking a few of my favourite bloggers and it was so fab that I got to finally meet them and let them know how great I think they are!

A few takeaways from the day:

  • “Focusing energy on lost followers is like asking why a stranger in the street didn’t return your smile” – Easy Peasy Kids
  • “Work hard, do good work, and work consistently. Do interesting things on and off your blog to get noticed” – Meet Me At Mikes
  • Bloggers be bold! Pitch your ideas directly, you never know what the outcome might be!
  • Loudness does not equate to quality. Stop comparing yourself to other bloggers. Be yourself.
  • Find out where your audience is and be there. Make sure that if your community is talking to you, you are talking back.
  • You can spend hours over-analysing the best time to post, but remember social media is 24/7!
  • Search is always about a question or problem people have. You can use tools such as the Google Keyword Planner, Google Trends and Google Suggest to find these problems…. then write about them!
  • Invest time into creating eye catching, engaging and shareable images and infographics, Pinterest is a bloggers best friend! 
  • And most importantly…. the blogging community rocks!

A big congrats to the Top 100 finalists of #Voicesof2015, I can’t wait for the Gala night in a few months! See you all there!

PS – I borrowed (or stole) a couple of these photos from some fellow bloggers, it is definitely worth checking out their sites here: Erin Made This, Recycled Interiors, The Good Girl Confessional and The Mummy Project.

Shannon xo



Shannon Clarke - Editor, The Wild Hideaway
Shannon Clarke - Editor, The Wild Hideaway

Shannon is a travel and lifestyle writer with a keen taste for global adventure – whether it be snorkeling in the waters of Fiji, or exploring the art and architecture of Barcelona. When Melbourne calls her back home, she spends most of her time exploring and planning weekend road trips. To fund all of her trips, Shannon is a freelance writer and marketer – she was named the Australian Young Marketer of the year in 2017!

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2 Comments

  1. June 2015 / 10:27 am

    I’ve said it once already but I’ll say it again, you did an awesome job (didn’t seem nervous at all!) and I certainly learnt heaps from listening to you

  2. June 2015 / 10:14 pm

    Shannon I absolutely loved your presentation and you didnt seem nervous at all! I learnt SO much from you!! Thanks xx

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