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Friday, May 25, 2018

Making a Media Kit For my Blog

Creating a media kit for my blog has been at the back of my mind for quite some time now. I think it's such a useful document to have, not only for brands, but for yourself as well. I consider it a record as much as I consider it a resume. I found it really enjoyable, compiling all my blog's info and then displaying it on a page. It was a great opportunity for me to really nail down my blog's profile as well as get an idea for my where my strengths lay and where my areas for improvement were. 

The first step I took in creating my media kit was scrolling through existing designs on Pinterest. Once I had found a couple of layouts/compositions that stood out to me, I was able to go on to Photoshop and get straight into making my own. Something that I probably should of done before actually starting the design process, was figure out what kind of information I was wanting to include. I realised, halfway into making my media kit, that I was trying to cram way too much info onto the one page. And a majority of the stuff I was wanting to add wasn't even that necessary anyway. I was basically just reiterating what I had already mentioned/ written about. If I were to make another media kit, I would make sure that I properly plan out the information side of things. 

Since I'm such a visual person, I was really keen to incorporate both photos and graphics into my media kit. It was definitely a balancing act making sure the ratio of writing to imagery was even but I think I managed to achieve a good in between. Overall, I'm quite pleased with how my first ever media kit turned out. Here's the final product! 

Thanks for reading! Do you have a media kit for your blog? Or if not, are you thinking about making one?


34 comments:

  1. Ahh that looks great! I always love the media kits and things you can find on Pinterest, I'm not at the stage where it's necessary to make a media kit yet... but this is an awesome one! Good job <3

    Katie | www.katielclark.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much Katie! Yes! Pinterest is amazing! Aw, you're so sweet! :-) AnnieChanie

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  2. It's pretty cool that you have your own social media kit for your blog. I've been wanting to make one but realize it takes a lot of commitment for upkeep. It's always great to see what others make :). I really like how you're strong with personal branding!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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    1. So true! This was something I came to realise as I was making it. If you're wanting to send it out to brands, they'll want the most recent and accurate version. I'll probably have to update it soon! Thank you so much Nancy! :-) AnnieChanie

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  3. That's so cool and creative that you have a social media kit for your blog! I'd make one but I don't think I have the same amount of motivation you do to keep up with one!

    cabin twenty-four

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    1. Aw, thank you Eena! Means a lot! :-) AnnieChanie

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  4. Your media kit looks great! I haven't even considered making one yet as I haven't reached out to any brands for a collab! I'd love to have one eventually but I doubt I'd be able to make my own!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com
    xx

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    1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts Jess! :-) AnnieChanie

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  5. Your media kit looks lovely! I’m definitely going to make one but have been waiting until my blog stats increase a bit so I can send it out to brands! Xx

    Andrea | Trxpical Andrea

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    1. Thank you Andrea! Ooh, exciting! It's definitely helpful to have if you are wanting to reach out to brands! :-) AnnieChanie

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  6. Your media kit looks amazing! I need to make one for my blog too! I have been procrastinating a bit i have to admit it but i know how important it is! it's like your blog's resume! xx corinne

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    1. Aw thank you so much! That's okay! There's no rush to make one! It's all about timing! I had a free afternoon one day so it was a little bit of a spontaneous decision! :-) AnnieChanie

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  7. I like this, it's a nice, clear layout. I don't need a media kit yet as my blog is pretty small.

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    1. Thank you so much! I really appreciate the feedback! :-) AnnieChanie

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  8. It looks amazing! Super clean and neat. I am thinking of creating one soon, too!

    xx
    thedecemberdame.com

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    1. Thanks so much! Good luck! I'm sure it'll look great! :-) AnnieChanie

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  9. I've been meaning to update mine for ages now and you've given me a little insp. Yours looks amazing. I love the design and it fits your blog theme perfectly! x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. Yay! I'm so happy to hear that! Aw, thank you Sophie! That was definitely something I was thinking a lot about as I was making it! I wanted to make sure it worked with the rest of my blog! :-) AnnieChanie

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  10. That laptop case is the cutest thing! I love your media kit, I have one too and I think they're so important to have!
    Sophie - https://sophiehearts.net x

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    1. Haha, thank you! I love my laptop case so much! Definitely! :-) AnnieChanie

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  11. I personally don't have a media kit - think I have to wait a bit for my stats to increase to send it off to brands! Yours looks amazing, it's nice and easy to read and bonus points it has a nice aesthetic!

    Sahara
    http://saharas-dreams.blogspot.com/

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    1. Aw, thank you so much Sahara! Your comment is so sweet! :-) AnnieChanie

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  12. I love this post! I've thought about making a media kit for my blog but I haven't got around to it. I really should make a media kit though!

    Ashleigh | http://ashleighwrites.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! That's okay! You can take as much time as you need! I certainly did! :-) AnnieChanie

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  13. I want to create a Media Kit for my blog, you have made yours so easy to read and pretty I love it! I am glad I read this, I never thought to look on Pinterest for existing ideas. x
    https://sharnahsblog.wordpress.com/

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    1. Pinterest is my go to place for inspiration! It never lets me down! Thank you for your comment! :-) AnnieChanie

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  14. I made mine sometime last week, I like how clean yours is too. You've got a lovely blog.


    Whenever you can I'd love to have you over at my blog www.lilyofnigeria.com

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    1. Aw, thank you so much! You're too kind! I'll check out your blog now! :-) AnnieChanie

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  15. Thanks for sharing! I wasn't thinking about creating a media kit for my blog but now I am!

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    1. I'm glad my post inspired you! Thank you for reading Ravynn! :-) AnnieChanie

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  16. I have made a media kit previously, but I think I need to update it. Most PRs seem more concerned about DA, and I've had very few requests for a media kit. But, they are definitely useful to have just in case! I love your media kit too, your graphic design skills really show through!

    Jenny xx
    https://www.theconfessionsofanonlineshopaholic.com

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    1. Aw, thank you! Your comment is so nice! That's so interesting! I completely forgot about the blog DA! Definitely something to think about! :-) AnnieChanie

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  17. Annie your media kit looks amazing! I love the layout, information presented and images. I seriously need to get one created.
    xo
    S
    The Grey Canvas

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    1. Thank you for such a lovely comment! It means so much to me! :-) AnnieChanie

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