Red Ted Art is the creative crafting blog from Maggy Woodley. Covering a range of easy and fun crafts for all ages, Red Ted Art was also recently ranked in our Top 50 UK Blogs making Maggy one of the top bloggers in the UK today. Here Maggy tells us the secret to her success, toilet paper roll crafts and how she likes to work with PRs.
Can you tell us about your blog?
Red Ted Art is a kids’ crafts blog that has been running for seven to eight years. It is designed to help both busy parents who feel that they are ‘not crafty’ to get creative with their kids, as well as older kids to find easy craft inspiration to get creative on their own. Crafts should be fun, easy and for everyone.
How did you get into blogging?
Like many bloggers, I was looking for ‘something to do’, when my kids where young. At the time, they were two years old and a baby. The blog gave me weekly photos to create activities with them… and it grew from there!
Blogging is a very competitive market. How do you make your content stand out from other craft blogs?
This is a tricky one, as there are so many great craft blogs out there. I think it is important to try and stay original and always put your ‘mark on something’. Following personal interests and passions helps too and getting known for certain types of crafts. When the kids were younger we did a LOT of toilet paper roll crafts and I was known for that. Now they are older we LOVE making bookmarks, as well as coming up with new finger knitting projects, like corner bookmarks.
How do you define the success of your blog?
I think the key to the success of my blog has been consistency – I regularly blog, week in and week out. My content is often different, but still has the same ethos – using (mostly) easy and accessible materials. My readers know what they are getting from me.
What opportunities have been presented to you since you started blogging about crafts?
I have had the opportunity to speak at a variety of conferences which has been great. Blogging has also allowed me to ‘stay at home’ and spend more time with my kids. Even if it is a juggle at times.
What type of PR campaigns are you interested in working on in future?
I particularly enjoy any creative or family-fun PR campaigns. We love creating campaigns around new movies, creative products or family days out!
What would be the best way for a brand or PR to approach you?
Dropping me an email!
Will you be working on any exciting projects this year?
Oh yes, I have some great PR projects in the pipeline, but am under NDA agreements. So you will have to watch this space. At the same time, I continue to focus on my YouTube channel, which is great fun and a wonderful way to reach kids directly.
Do you have any advice that you would like to give to any aspiring bloggers?
Believe in yourself, persevere and find your own niche, voice and style!
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