It’s official: podcasting has exploded. After years of not really understanding the concept – “but you can just listen to the radio??” – listening to podcasts is now my favourite way to pass time in the car. When my favourite shows release a new episode, I actually look forward to my daily commute and that’s pretty impressive right?
Podcasts on every imaginable subject (seriously) have sprung up over the last year or two and I’ve been devouring blogging podcasts hope of gleaning some nuggets of insight into how the UK influencer marketing industry works. Scribbling down ideas and notes after each episode helps me to capture the inspiration and you’ll see the results from the best blogging podcasts reflected in my blogging goals for 2018.
Honestly, I think my photogenic-ness plummets each year but I’ve been brainwashed into thinking I can’t upload a blog without photos, okay? Without further ado, let’s discover some of the best blogging podcasts!
I couldn’t start with anyone but the Queen of Instagram, podcasting and all things inspirational. If you’re part of the blogging community, you’ll almost certainly need no introduction to Sara Tasker. Hashtag Authentic weaves together incredibly helpful advice – both from herself and a selection of equally awe-inspiring guests – with a relatable human approach that never leaves me feeling intimidated or overwhelmed. She also has one of the most soothing voices you’ll ever hear!
Whether you’re an Instagram whizz or you just need some help to get the creative juices flowing again, this is a podcast you’ll want to check out immediately. Just don’t blame me if you get the catchy theme tune stuck in your head, okay? Sara’s now released a book also named Hashtag Authentic, full of her tips and tricks for building a creative community on Instagram.
Hosted by the awesome Claire and Laura of Twins that Travel, Twin Perspectives is a delightful mix of travel stories and fascinating blogging insights. If you’re looking for outside-the-box blogging tips that you won’t hear anywhere else, they have some incredibly valuable episodes that still resonate with me over a year later.
They’ve built their success in a really interesting way and if, like me, you’re keen to know how the ‘other side’ of the influencer marketing industry works, their episodes with Gosh PR and Whitney Rosenthal, Head of Emerging Talent at Instagram are equally fascinating. Have a notebook on hand when you listen to this one!
What She Said
A blogging podcast with a difference, What She Said is hosted by freelance journalist and blogger Lucy Lucraft. Often more raw and real than some of the more polished podcasts out there, you really get a sense of who Lucy is from listening to these episodes. As well as information useful facets of blogging like creativity and making your blog into the career, Lucy also talks a lot about diversity, feminism and other topics close to her heart.
My favourite episodes include interviews with Monica Stott, Wanderlust Chloe and Dominique from that incredible Instagram account All That Is She.
The Fringe of It
While blogging isn’t necessarily the main focus of The Fringe of It, life and working online often comes into the mix thanks to the hosts. The hilarious duo of Liv Purvis and Charlotte Jacklin make my car a brighter place with their interesting weekly topics alongside chattering about TV (fellow Gogglebox lover here!) and style
The Fringe of It has a really warm, open feel and I genuinely feel like I’m listening to a conversation between two of my friends. It’s fascination to hear what blogging is really like as a career and how, even when it looks like you’ve made it, you can still feel unsure of yourself at times. If you’re looking for a podcast that leaves you smiling, I’d wholeheartedly recommend checking this out.
Ctrl Alt Delete
Ctrl Alt Delete is a giant in the podcasting world and I’d be surprised if you haven’t discovered this if you’ve ever browsed the business and marketing charts. Emma Gannon interviews a whole range of humans about creativity, social media and life around the internet.
I don’t love the adverts in this podcast – something about them feels a little disengenous at times, although I can’t explain why – and I’ll tend to pick ‘n’ mix my episodes a little more with this one. However, with guests including some of the biggest names in blogging as well as Dolly Alderton (ultimate girl crush), Joe Lycett, June Sarpong and Chantel Pae, I’d highly recommend dipping into the extensive back catalogue if you’re looking for something new to listen to.
What are your favourite podcasts? If you have any recommendations, I’d love to check them out so leave them in the comments!
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