Blogger of the Month : June

Wonderful You


wonderful_u; interview with megan gilbride

An online powerhouse and expert on all things fashion and lifestyle, Megan of Wonderful You is a dream to work with. From her incredible photography to quick responses on reach outs, we couldn’t ask for anything more.

Here’s a little insight into the businesswoman behind the blog.

How long have you been blogging for and how did you get into it?

It’s just come up to 5 years (gosh, that’s a bit frightening actually!) It was before I actually knew what blogs were – I was randomly googling hair styles and stumbled across Zoe Sugg – her hair was obviously ‘on point’, so I clicked on through to her site and became engrossed in all of these posts about car boot hauls and beauty favourites. I wasn’t sure what it was, but I liked it – and shortly afterwards I started my own.

Roughly, how many PR emails do you get per day? We can imagine it must be hundreds!

Do you know, one day I should leave my inbox unattended and see how many build up – but I’d have to agree, easily hundreds.

What makes you say yes to a PR request?

It’s so important that PRs and brands alike do their research and that you aren’t a targeted blanket email warrior. I understand how busy a PR’s profession is, but the emails I will open, and be happy to engage in conversation with, will be the ones I can tell are just as passionate about this business as I am.

Do people tend to approach you via social or email? Which do you prefer?

For collaborations, it will usually be via email. To be honest, I don’t have a preference, whichever someone prefers – but if a great deal of communication is required, I’ll usually refer someone onto email!

The term ‘influencer’ is becoming more and more prevalent; how do you feel about this? Do you think it accurately reflects you?

Haha, I like this one. I still don’t refer to myself as an ‘influencer’, but I suppose it’s an easier term to describe the services we’re able to provide? For me, blogging, filming, social media-ing has never been a chore, and it didn’t originally start out as a job – so I wouldn’t say it accurately describes me personally, but I get it!

When you’re approached by a brand, do you have a checklist of things that ensure that the brand in question is an appropriate one to promote to your audience?

I only ever work with brands that I would/already use – so nine times out of ten I’ll know what I’m signing up for. Also, a collaboration is just that, so I’ll always work with a brand to bring *both* our ideas to life.

You recently reviewed Lords of the Manor – what was your favourite thing about your trip?

I did! It was such a beautiful location – I felt so peaceful and at ease. It’s rare, in this digital age, that I get to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life; it was a real haven.

If you’d like to be considered for our blogger of the month feature, or would like to work with Wired to review some of our wonderful hotels, email us at digital@wiredmedia.co.uk.

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