Big Bloggers, Little Bloggers: An Introduction

There are two things that I really love in this world that I don’t get to do as much as I’d like to: impact someone else’s life in a positive way and create meaningful relationships with people. These two things are not mutually exclusive, but I often feel like I don’t make enough time to do either one of them. And I thought it was time to change that.

Something I’ve always wanted to do that would allow me to do these two things was be a Big Sister to a child in need. But between all of my current responsibilities, I didn’t feel like I could easily meet their time requirements on a regular basis and I would be crushed to let the child down. So I pushed it off, hoping there would be a right time for it. It’s still not quite the right time, but I still wanted to make an impact somehow.

So I asked myself how I could do that and came up with a way that I could impact someone else’s life and give others the opportunity to do the same. And that brings me to a new feature/project: Big Bloggers, Little Bloggers.

Big Bloggers, Little Bloggers is a fairly simple concept: a program designed to partner up experienced bloggers with newer bloggers. Everyone will be pair up with one other person that best suits what they need or what they are able to offer.

 

As a Big Blogger, you’ll be helping a Little Blogger with things like:

  • Growing their audience
  • Improving their blog design
  • Helping them market themselves
  • Sharing tips and tricks you’ve learned along the way
  • Teaching them how to best use social media
  • Editing images
  • And whatever else they may need

The process is easy:

  1. sign up as a big or little blogger.
  2. be matched with a big or little blogger, depending on what you sign up as.
  3. communicate with them on a daily, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly (whatever works for you both) basis
  4. create a long-lasting friendship while you help each other grow in different ways

If you’ve been blogging for over 6 months but still feel like you have more to learn and would prefer to sign-up as a little, go for it! The guidelines were set as standards for most bloggers, but this is all about where you feel like you’re at in blogging. Sign-up where you feel you fit in best!

If there are not enough big bloggers to match up everyone right away: we will match up people as best as possible. If a match can’t be made right away, then littles will be put on a waiting list with the option to contact me with questions until a match is made. :)

 

we’ll be accepting forms until monday august 13th which is when we’ll begin matching up everyone!

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Comments

  1. This is such a great idea!!

  2. I love the idea but I’m not sure which I am lol. I am a big blogger because of the fact that I’ve been blogging over a year (more like over 4) but would like to learn from a more experienced blogger to improve. argh!

    • Hey Han! If you want to sign up as a Little, you are more than welcome to. It’s more so about where you feel comfortable. :)

  3. Great Idea – but I can’t seem to get the badge to work?? Excited by this whole concept so thank you for thinking of it. xx

  4. What a great concept! Thanks so much for the chance to do this!

  5. Wow! What an awesome idea! I’m in!

    I’m with Han above. I’ve been blogging for a little under 2 years but out of that time, my blogging experience and time put into blogging has only been about a year; probably less.

    I would love to be a “Little Blogger”. There is so much I need to learn and if I can meat some great people along the way, all the better!

    Kim Marie

  6. Oh…and I guess I should ask if I sign up here or e-mail you?

  7. I LOVE THIS!! So exciting, I can’t wait to get into it :)

  8. I would sign up for big blogger because I’ve been blogging for more than 5 years except I don’t know anything about growing an audience, building a market or social networking. to me blogging isn’t about any of those things but I guess that’s just me.

    great idea though.

  9. Just signed up! This is a really really wonderful idea. I appreciate this precious opportunity so much. Thank you Ashley! I will also post this on my blog so everybody will have a chance to join.

  10. What a great idea! I know I can sure use some help and more skills!

  11. The code isn’t working for me either. I’ve tried it a couple times now…

  12. This is such a great idea! Hope to make some great friends out of this!~!

  13. Ashley this is awesome! I must share it :) Hopefully you don’t get bombarded with a million entries :)

  14. I’m so happy you’re doing this! Thanks Ashley! I just signed up!

  15. Would love to participate as a lil sis haha ;) love the idea

  16. I think this is a FANTASTIC idea! I signed up to be a little! I am so new at blogging and I am always wanting to learn more!! :)

  17. OMG this sounds so cool!! Cant wait – thanks for doing all these details!!!

    R

  18. Just signed up!! I can’t wait!! :)

  19. This is awesome-I have been blogging for just a yr but I def need help from a big blogger! This is actually an answer to a prayer. So awesome of you too set this up!! I love it and and will share it with others!! xox

  20. This is so great! I’ve just signed up & can’t wait to paired up.

  21. I came to this post through a couple other bloggers and am so glad I did! I signed up and can’t wait to hear back. This is a great idea :)

  22. I signed up but then the it said the page was busy…can you let me know if it went through?

  23. This is awesome! I signed up! I’m excited!

  24. This sounds like an awesome idea and I can’t wait to participate in it. Haha.

    <3 Jenn

  25. A blogger already did this last year. Krysten at Why Girls Are Weird had a program like this that I was part of. A lot of your information here sounds a lot like the information posted on her blog.

    • Hi Jenn!

      I was unaware that anyone else had done something like this in the past. A lot of my ideas evolved from what I knew of Big Brother, Big Sister so that could be why some of the information seemed to be the same. My main goal here is to help people in the blog world connect with others who they can help or get help from and I’m all for anyone else doing the same. It can be really tough as a new (or even experienced) blogger so I just wanted to help ease some of the frustration if I could, even a little bit.

  26. Awesome idea!!!
    I’d love to sign up.. here’s my thing.
    I’ve been blogging for less than a year but I feel like I have my stuff in order enough to help others… So do you think I should do big or little?? :)

    • Hey Gretchen!
      If you feel confident in what you’re doing, by all means sign up as a Big! We’d love to have anyone that feels like they know what they’re doing help out those that would like some help :)

  27. I signed up! this is so exciting. :)

  28. This is such a great idea! I can’t wait!

  29. PS: For people having trouble with getting the badge to work, delete all the quotation marks and replace them with new ones. That gets it to work!

    • Thanks so much for the tip, Allyssa! It was working for me every time I tried it so I wasn’t sure how what to change for people. :)

  30. I love this! I just started two days ago and this will help me so much! Great idea:)

  31. What a great idea :)

    Iam all signed up and ready to go :)

    Claire x

  32. This is such a great idea. I just signed up. I need help as a little blogger!
    Thank you for this!

  33. Great idea. I love it. Just submitted for the role of little blogger!

  34. I signed up!!! I am so excited. I hope I get paired up with an awesome little blogger – I know I will, in fact!!! Brilliant idea, Ashley. :D

  35. Awesome Idea, i need help building my blog, Im a little blogger :)
    Started blogging back in April

    http://www.ohsoamelia.com

  36. Hey – GREAT idea!

    I wanted to button up, but the code isn’t working for me. It’s giving me one of those “broken image” icons.

  37. Hi! Will you be having another sign up soon?? Just my luck to miss it by a day I would love to sign up as a little blogger..

    • Mayra -
      There will be an update post tomorrow, but we’ll be having a sign-up for it in the future – just not sure when!

  38. So sad that I just found this, two days too late! Maybe next time :)

  39. Bummed that I just found this. What a great opportunity. I would love to be involved in something like this if the chance ever comes up again. I love blogging, but there is still so much for me to learn.

  40. So sad I missed this! Darn it.

  41. Just found this. If you do it again for 2013, totally interested. Started my blog in August this year. Love the idea.

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