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S3 E13: On Finding Your Niche with Monica Stott // The Travel Hack

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. 

And more. Listen here or on Apple PodcastsSpotify or anywhere you usually get your podcasts.

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.

Last month’s charityEndometriosis UK

This month’s charityShelter

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 🙂 

S3 E12: On Taking a Stance with Kate McCulley // Adventurous Kate

S3 E12: On Taking a Stance with Kate McCulley // Adventurous Kate

In this week’s episode, I chat with one of the first bloggers I ever followed, Kate McCulley aka Adventurous Kate. Kate has always been super honest and political online, so we chat about her experience being shipwrecked, being political online, and how Kate tries to be an ally as much as possible.We talked about:

  • Kate’s experience being the first blogger to focus on solo female travel
  • Getting more comfortable with speaking out and being political online
  • The topics that have been the most controversial on Kate’s blogs
  • Learning to weave your personality and your political opinions into your writing
  • The stumbling blocks Kate ran into in her early days of solo travel and blogging
  • Kate’s experience being shipwrecked and the travel and blogging advice she’d offer as a result
  • Using your voice to lift up others and support the causes you believe in
  • What’s been annoying us in the blogosphere these days
  • My theory on why there’s a lack of original voices in the blogosphere (spoiler: I blame the patriarchy!)

And more. Listen here or on Apple PodcastsSpotify or anywhere you usually get your podcasts.

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.

Last month’s charityEndometriosis UK

This month’s charityShelter

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 🙂 

S3 E11: On using bots & starting again with Anna // Ardent Wanderess

S3 E11: On using bots & starting again with Anna // Ardent Wanderess

In this week’s episode, I chat with long time Insta-pal and kick-ass human 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. Psssst you can’t see this, because it’s a podcast (doh) but Anna is ASTONISHINGLY beautiful and her face makes me smile. So go seek it out! 

We talked about:

  • Why Anna used a bot to grow her Instagram following before closing it down and starting again
  • Changing directions in your career and why that’s scary
  • Feminism and being honest about where you are, and where you’ve come from.
  • Anna’s project Writing Wilderness.

And more. Listen here or on Apple PodcastsSpotify or anywhere you usually get your podcasts.

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.

Last month’s charityEndometriosis UK

This month’s charity= Shelter 

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 🙂 

S3 E10: On Being an Introvert Online with Cat Horrocks // The Creative Introvert

S3 E10: On Being an Introvert Online with Cat Horrocks // The Creative Introvert

In this week’s episode, I chat with the lovely Cat Horrocks of The Creative Introvert all about being an introvert, including the difference between introverts and extroverts and Cat offers some great tips for any introverts out there who want to start a creative career.We talked about:

  • Why Cat didn’t know she was an introvert for a long time and how she finally figured it out
  • The difference between an introvert and an extrovert
  • Gently expanding your comfort zone as an introvert
  • Quiet by Susan Caine
  • Adjusting your work environment to make it suit your needs
  • How Cat coped with networking while starting her own business
  • Cultivating self-awareness so that you can take care of your own needs and be on your best game
  • Finding the right time to work on your creative projects as an introvert
  • Self-care for introverts
  • The value of coaches and mastermind groups

And more. Listen here or on Apple PodcastsSpotify or anywhere you usually get your podcasts.

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.

Last month’s charityBlossom’s Legacy

This month’s charity= Endometriosis UK

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 🙂 

S3E9: On being out online with Kate O’Sullivan

S3E9: On being out online with Kate O’Sullivan

In this week’s episode, I chat with my friend Kate O’Sullivan about being out online and being an effective ally.

We talked about:

  • 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

And don’t forget that my ecourse Your First Byline is open for registration and starts today!

And more. Listen here or on Apple PodcastsSpotify or anywhere you usually get your podcasts.

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.

Last month’s charityBlossom’s Legacy

This month’s charity= Endometriosis UK

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 🙂 

PODCAST EPISODE: I chat with Kate O'Sullivan about being an ally to those in marginalised communities and she shares her experience of being out online. [Girl with short hair, glasses and 'Girls do it better' tshirt stands in front of patterned wall]
S3E8: On sharing online with Teri // The Lovely Drawer

S3E8: On sharing online with Teri // The Lovely Drawer

In this week’s episode, I chat with Teri from The Lovely Drawer about the power of being vulnerable online, as well as sharing some of our best blogging tips.We talked about:

  • 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

And more. Listen here or on Apple PodcastsSpotify or anywhere you usually get your podcasts.

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.

Last month’s charityBlossom’s Legacy
This month’s charity= Endometriosis UK

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 🙂 

New PODCAST episode: I chat with Teri about sharing online and how getting vulnerable can help grow community. Listen to more #podcast episodes at lucylucraft.com [smiling girl with blonde hair standing in front of white wall]