Thursday, November 14, 2013

An Invitation



Hey guys, I'm so excited to let you know that I've been invited on board with blogging talent agency, The Remarkables Group. I'm thrilled about the opportunities that may come but mostly, I'm stoked to be part of a team.

Blogging is a pretty solitary gig. Usually It's just me at the table with my full fat coffee and my Mac so i'm super thrilled to be able to call some long admired bloggers 'team mates'.

Nothing will change here at The Beetle Shack blog but hopefully behind the scenes you'll find me spending a little less time with my inbox and a little more time with your blogs.

Over the past 6 months or so, I've found a large portion of my 'blogging time' (you know that exists, right?) has been spent flagging and responding to emails from 'brands' and it's really cut into the time I have to actually sit and enjoy other peoples blogs- something that drew me into this community in the first place.

Obviously, you'll continue see the odd 'sponsored' content here, just like you always have. It will continue to be clearly labeled and hopefully relevant and of interest to you. If you'd like to read a little more about my views on that, please head back here. In fact, is was your lovely encouragement and feedback on this post that provided me with the courage to take this next step, so thank you! I do realise that there are a small portion of people who strongly disagree with the 'monetization' of blogs, but here at The Beetle Shack I have found a community that is supportive of women on a whole- the way we choose to raise our children and the way we choose to work for money to support them. Thanks for reading this space and providing me with the opportunity to make this blog more than a hobby. I'm endlessly grateful.


YAHOOO!!


Okay, as you were.

46 comments:

  1. Woohoo, congrats! You're in fine company, and well deserved indeed!

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  2. I'm so thrilled for you. You are so deserving and now you can focus on the fun bits of your blogging instead of all the emailing back and forth. Congratulations!! Rachel xx

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  3. Forgive me but I'm a little clueless to what "The Remarkables Group" is...

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    1. Me too! Sounds special though! X

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    2. sorry! I'm a blogging dork! It's a blogging talent agency! I've made an edit to the post to make that more clear!

      #blushing

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    3. Ah! I guessed along those lines :) Sounds pretty great to me and thoroughly deserved :) xx

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  4. Ya! How awesome and exciting for you nrw beginnings hope it brings you lots more adventures. :)

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  5. I’m learning so much from you Em. Following your blogging journey over recent months has been inspiring and educational. You’re opening up issues and ideas that l just hadn’t even considered…..
    I started my blog in January, and ….l just love it. I love that l have an outlet and l love the people l meet. Of course l have a dream of being a full time blogger, working from home, writing about things l am passionate about…..doesn’t everyone? But really l am super happy with where l am at. :)
    Congratulations on being remarkable Em!

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    1. Thanks Chrisy, thats so lovely of you! I'm so glad you are enjoying blogging- it really is the best outlet when you're at home with kids. I'm popping over for a visit as we speak!

      xo em

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  6. Welcome aboard, bro. We're thrilled to have you!

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  7. CONGRATULATIONS! The Remarkables Group continue to live up to their name by selecting only the best and most fabulous bloggers in the universe. So proud of you, Em. You've worked hard to build a beautiful, authentic little space on the internet and I am so glad to have found you. Can't wait to see all the exciting new opportunities that come your way. Much love, Sonia xx

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  8. Congrats! So excited to have you as a team mate x

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  9. welcome aboard! you will love it:) :) Soooooo glad you've joined us!!!!

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  10. How exciting Emily! Big Congratulations….and very worthy of the job too!

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  11. Congratulations and very well deserved! xx

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  12. Congratulations Hon,you deserve it,Your blog is a lovely place to visit xx Lisa Mckenzie

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  13. How exciting and well deserved! Pop open the bubbles I say!!

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  14. Firstly, congratulations!
    Secondly, I am going to be very honest and say my first reaction to reading this post was 'well I am very sorry to hear that'.
    I have found that every blog I have followed that joined the Remarkables has turned into a homogenized zoot-review ad with insincere posts that use their children to sell detol, band aids, woolworths and the like. Which has eventually seen me remove them from my feed.
    Why am I telling you this? To give you feedback and a ghost of Christmas future warning: for the love of all things fruity Em, please stay true to yourself. Huzzah for being with an agency, it's a big step and you are to be commended that your lovely blog is so successful, you have really worked hard (I know not with the goal of money making).
    But please continue to be discerning with the brands that you work with and the content you post.

    I mean this in the friendliest of "watch out you've got toilet paper stuck to your shoe" ways.

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    1. Hey Lady,

      Thanks so much for this comment. As always, I'm so grateful for you feedback. Like I said in our private email correspondence - I'm welcome to honest criticism, I enjoy the dialogue. I'm taking the road and seeing where it leads me, I'm being careful and hopefully I'll find a balance between writing an honest blog about my life and making some money (to contribute to that life) in the process.

      Keep me on my toes Astred!

      xo em

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    2. oh and also, do heed my warning that Detol really will be on the blog mid decmeber. I'll put a big fat "SPONSORED BY DETOL" in the heading so you can avert your eyes

      xx

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  15. Great news Em.... you work hard and your blog is wonderful! I love it when good things happen to people who work hard and deserve it. You are undoubtedly one of those people. Hope you have had a good week :) Kate x

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  16. Congratulations! That is wonderful news! Well done!

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  17. Well done Em, for some reason I thought you were already a part of the Remarkables Team - clearly I think this is a great fit for you!

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  18. I think it's a very good thing!! x

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  19. oh noes - please no dettol and band-aid posts!

    otherwise, congratulations, and please don't change x

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    1. ahaha too funny! Dettol will be coming at cha in December... seriously. Betta skip that one Yaz!

      xx

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  20. Very exciting for you! Congratulations Emily!

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  21. I love reading your blog so much and enjoy your total honesty about motherhood. I hope that this allows you to get a little more rewarded for your wise words.

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    1. Thank you so much Jannika, I really appreciate that.

      xo em

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  22. Big congratulations Em, surprised they hadn't snatched you up sooner! xo

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  23. Congratulations again lovely! Enjoy spending a little less time with your inbox xx

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  24. Nice work Em. They obviously recognise talent when they see it! K xo

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  25. Welcome lovely one! Can't wait to see you at the next Remarkables do! x

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  26. Nicely done Em, look forward to saying hi in person

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em