What She Said

Lucy Lucraft

What She Said is a podcast all about interesting women in blogging hosted by Lucy: a freelance journalist, blogger and podcaster based in Brighton, UK.

If you wanna know the real story behind your favourite influencer, What She Said is the show for you!

All Episodes

I fangirl over the amazing Amanda Appiagyei as we chat all things branding, productivity and and ditching the idea there is a blueprint we need to follow to be successful. Amanda is one of my favourite people on the internet and, in my opinion, is COMPLETELY underrated - those who know her, love her, and those who don't are missing out. Alongside her web design and branding business she also creates INCREDIBLE Trello templates (https://amandaappiagyei.com/template-shop/), brand clarity mentoring and a fabulous course helping you to clarify your brand and unmuddle yourself. I'm doing it right now and highly recommend it. Enjoy! L x Where to find Amanda Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amanda.appiagyei/ (https://www.instagram.com/amanda.appiagyei/) Website: https://amandaappiagyei.com/ (https://amandaappiagyei.com/) Enjoy! L x

Aug 14

55 min

It's another parenting chat as I discuss all things home education with author, doula and parenting educator Eloise Rickman (https://fridabemighty.com/).  We talked about home educating, why it's not for everyone and doesn't have to be forever. Eloise also shared her thoughts on privilege and the responsibility white home educators have in making the space accessible and safe for everyone. And we discuss her brand new book Extraordinary Parenting (https://www.waterstones.com/book/extraordinary-parenting/eloise-rickman/9781913348540). Where to find Eloise Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mightymother_/ (https://www.instagram.com/mightymother_/) Website: https://fridabemighty.com/ (https://fridabemighty.com/) Enjoy! L x

Jul 1

59 min

This week I explore the concept of life without school with author, educator and activist Lucy Aitkenread.  We talk about the GAME CHANGING parenting concept of Sites of Mutual Fulfilment and why we absolutely HAVE to put ourselves first and chase those endorphins as parents.  We also discuss privilege within home education and how to make those spaces safe for marginalised folk.  ** please note that we recorded this prior to the deaths of George Floyd, Belly Mujinja and Breanna Taylor (amongst others) so don't discuss it/the Black Lives Matter protests **  It's a brilliant episode and I hope you enjoy it! L x Chat to me on Instagram > @lucylucraft  Read my blog > lucylucraft.co.uk Support my work on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/lucylucraft (https://www.patreon.com/lucylucraft) And find Lucy here > https://linktr.ee/lulasticblog (https://linktr.ee/lulasticblog) L x

Jun 19

60 min

This week I talk to photographer and author Penny Wincer about the imperfect art of caring. We talk about her experience of caring for a parent and a child and take a deep dive into why she *almost* didn't write her book. It's a brilliant episode and I hope you enjoy it. L x Chat to me on Instagram > @lucylucraft  Read my blog > lucylucraft.co.uk/blog And find Penny here > https://www.instagram.com/pennywincer Buy Penny's book Tender: (affil) > https://amzn.to/2WScVss L x

May 26

45 min

This week I chat with the awesome powerhouse Ingrid Fernandez of Dec&Dash legal consulting. She demystifies all the business bits for us! Contracts, T&C's, invoices and how to protect yourself as a business owner in a global pandemic (and everyday)  It was an eye opener of an episode and I hope you all love it!  Join my Patreon community > Patreonl.com/lucylucraft Chat to me on Instagram > @lucylucraft  Read my blog > lucylucraft.com/blog And find Ingrid here > https://www.instagram.com/decanddash/ (Her podcast and Facebook group are both 'All the business bits') 

May 8

44 min

This week I chat with Anti-Racism campaigner and speaker Nova Reid. We talked about how she came to her work in anti-racism, the reason and truth behind why we all need to acknowledge our privilege, get uncomfortable and start challenging our inner 'ism's.  This is a really inspiring episode I LOVED recording so I hope you enjoy it too.  You can find full show notes here > https://lucylucraft.co.uk/s5e3/ Trigger warning: Racism Support my work on Patreon here > https://www.patreon.com/lucylucraft Come say hello on Instagram @lucylucraft or read my blog > https://lucylucraft.co.uk/ Find Nova > https://novareid.com/ See you next week! L x

Apr 24

34 min

This week I chat with Frankie Thompson, a blogger, author and affirmation card enthusiast, all about how motherhood has derailed our careers. And why that's not necessarily a bad thing. Trigger warning: PND, birth trauma Support my work on Patreon here > https://www.patreon.com/lucylucraft Come say hello on Instagram @lucylucraft or read my blog > https://lucylucraft.co.uk/ Find Frankie on Instagram @asthebirdfliesblog and read her blog at https://www.asthebirdfliesblog.com/ Buy Frankie's not-for-profit affirmation cards for writers here > https://www.asthebirdfliesblog.com/buy-writenow-affirmation-cards-for-writers and find Frankie's fiction here > https://amzn.to/3a53UQp (affil) See you next week! L x    

Apr 10

45 min

HELLO!  And a huge welcome back to What She Said from ME! It's been a while hasn't it? The year is 2020 and the UK (and much of the world) is in lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic.  But I'm back with a brand new series. Here's what to expect from What She Said. Find me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lucylucraft/ Support the podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/lucylucraft Big love. L xoxo

Mar 30

13 min

Full show notes at https://lucylucraft.com/s4e14 Today’s episode is a JUICY one, as ever and it’s particularly brilliant because it’s with one of my very favourite IN REAL LIFE friends Rabya Lomas aka She Flourished. Rabya is a beautiful writer and photographer creating playful, whimsical and political content on her blog and Instagram.  We chatted about Rabya’s experience of covert racism, how to be a good ally, white supremacy and *that* slow fashion takedown. Show it some love over on Instagram if you enjoyed the episode - it’s potentially the last ever episode so I’d love to go out with a bang! L x

Aug 2019

39 min

Full show notes here >https://lucylucraft.com/s4e13/ It's the PENULTIMATE episode! Sad face? Happy face?! Todays solo episode is all about EMAIL LISTS! Why you should have one, how to get started and my best tips from building my own over the past five years.  Enjoy!  L x REFERENCED IN THE EPISODE Elizabeth Goddard (https://elizabethgoddard.co.uk/) (ConvertKit) Black maternal health petition Find me on Instagram, Twitter @lucylucraft & my Blog or Patreon.

Aug 2019

19 min

Find full show notes at lucylucraft.com/s4e12 In this week's episode I chat with Sarah Starrs about how she became such a kick-ass virtual assistant (VA), navigating childcare, beating the ups and downs of freelancer income.  She started out blogging and creating courses/coaching before burning out and taking a meander into nannying (we talk about that more here) before she settled into VA life.  Sarah is a truly incredible VA and I love how she gets over the feast to famine using client retainers. It's my usual no-BS chat with some excellent and seriously practical advice thrown in for anyone who wants to hire a VA or become one.  Hope you enjoy the episode!    L x  

Jul 2019

34 min

Hey hey!  This has been a little hair-raising....I just recorded Monday's episode and it is FRIDAY. Eeek. I'm usually way more organised than this!  Anyway this week is all about how I juggle work and motherhood, which, lemme tell you is an oxymoron because I definitely don't do it well!   If you liked, nay, LOVED this episode and the podcast in general, please think about doing one of the following things….leaving a rating or a review on iTunes. It’s a faff but it’s free and makes a big difference to whether the show is seen by people or not. OR support me on Patreon! You could leave a $1 tip in the tip jar or sign up for a monthly contribution in exchange for various bonuses.  Hope you enjoy the episode!  Listen on the player below or through your favourite podcatcher! L x

Jul 2019

16 min

Read full show notes at https://lucylucraft.com/s4e10 I chat with nutrition and lifestyle coach Rose White all about diet culture myths, thin privilege and what she thinks about veganism.  TRIGGER WARNING > We discuss various eating disorders from a personal POV. If you liked this episode please rate/review on Apple Podcasts or support me on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/lucylucraft)! You could leave a $1 tip in the tip jar or sign up for a monthly contribution in exchange for various bonuses.  Hope you enjoy the episode! L x  

Jul 2019

47 min

Read full show notes at lucylucraft.com/s4e9 In this week's episode I share exactly how I earn money (and how much) from my tiny blog. It's very no BS and I'm completely transparent so.....enjoy!  5* REVIEWS THIS WEEK BIG thanks to HumRose, AnnaBee6, MyCustardPie and Bekahloveslula who all left 5* reviews this week :) Leaving a review makes a big difference to whether What She Said is buried in the iTunes ether or not so THANKS  :) Support me and get exclusive content, early access to podcast episodes, discount across my courses and coaching calls on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/lucylucraft L x

Jul 2019

15 min

Read full show notes at lucylucraft.com/s4e8 This week on What She Said I chat with Aja Barber about using Patreon for your business. Aja is a badass in the sustainable fashion world and I’m very lucky to call her a friend too.  We chatted about Patreon, where Aja creates a whole heap of valuable content for her audience and makes the bulk of her income.  We touched on HEAPS of topics including ethics, and what it's like to be an influencer who doesn't work with brands. L x

Jun 2019

43 min

Full show notes at lucylucraft.com/s4e7 In this solo episode I chat about some of the conflicts that have come up for me when it comes to my many, many values! It's a topic I’m kinda in the midst of working through so forgive any nonsense that comes out of my mouth. BUT keep me accountable - if I say something offensive, tell me. Listen on the player below or on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or anywhere you usually get your podcasts. See you next week! L x  

Jun 2019

15 min

Full show notes at lucylucraft.com/s4e6 In today's episode I chat about Instagram growth with award winning Instagrammer Brontë Huskinson aka From Bee With Love.  Brontë started out primarily in the #bookstagram community and quickly grew her Instagram and blog from 7k to over 35k followers. She then took a pivot as she grew and evolved from her previous moniker, A Bookish Bronte, to where she is now with From Bee With Love. A self-confessed feminist in training, she embraces the messiness and imperfection of life and has been really honest about hitting a wall with Instagram creativity, getting it wrong and making big changes even when her audience doesn't necessarily like it. Enjoy! L x

Jun 2019

39 min

For full show notes, head to lucylucraft.com/s4e5 In this solo episode I chat about the five things I've learned about starting a podcast! It's a rambly, non-exhaustive list of the things I think matter and what I've learned really, really doesn't. It's 100% my own experience and please know I HATE RULES so....yep, don't do anything you disagree with just because it worked/didn't work for me. L x PS - my podcast course is OPEN! Early bird rates expire in a couple of days so head to https://lucylucraft.com/podcasting-for-bloggers/ if you want to sign up.

Jun 2019

13 min

For full show notes head to lucylucraft.com/s4e4 I chat with Kristabel Plummer who writes the travel & lifestyle blog I Want You to Know. She’s an OG blogger who isn’t afraid to be herself and stick her head above  the parapet. She’s honest, approachable and self deprecating and we chatted all about her blogging journey, why ethics are so important and how blogging success comes in different forms.   Thanks to this weeks sponsor: WriteNOW cards. WSS listeners get a special discount (quote WHATSHESAID at checkout). Buy them here: bit.ly/WriteNOWCards Thanks to my Patreon supporters for helping to fund the podcast. L x

May 2019

47 min

Read the full show notes at lucylucraft.com/s4e3 This week I chat ALL ABOUT PINTEREST and why you should be as obsessed with it as me. Sign up for the free email challenge Buy the Pinterest For Bloggers Course!  Sign up for Tailwind now. But remember my number one rule? Don't do anything anyone tells you so if you hate it then move on :) Like, subscribe and review the podcast and come find me on Instagram > @lucylucraft. L x

May 2019

21 min

FULL EPISODE NOTES ARE HERE > lucylucraft.com/s4e2 Hey you, Hope you had an EXCELLENT weekend. I did, thanks for asking (I'll go ahead and presume you did...) Welcome to episode two, where I chat with plus sized travel blogger Kirsty Leanne, who is L-to the OVELY. She talked to me about her journey, from starting out as a beauty blogging before transitioning into travel. In particular, we talked all about the inequality and fattism in travel blogging and how Kirsty calls out brands and aims to level the playing field. Referenced in the episode: The Travel Hack (https://thetravelhack.com/) // Monica Stott The amazing Asda Liquid Talc! Trek America (https://www.trekamerica.com/) Kirsty's post about plus-size travel inclusivity Kirsty's Plus-Sized Travel Too community on Instagram | Facebook BLOG OF THE WEEK: Mighty Mother She is passionate about building community and, in her words, “In a community where plus size travellers are made to feel unwelcome, I want to inspire and advise people like me on how they can make the most out of their own incredible travel experiences.” I loved chatting with her and hope you enjoy the episode. Please rate, review, share it if you did! L x Listen on the player below or on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or anywhere you usually get your podcasts.

May 2019

32 min

Hey hey! Welcome back to the podcast! It's season four and over two years since I started it, can you believe it? I can't. Here's a little update and preview of what's to come. You can find me on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest @lucylucraft or on my blog: lucylucraft.com Support me via Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/lucylucraft Buy my Pinterest course here:  https://lucylucraft.com/courses/pinterest-for-bloggers-course/

May 2019

8 min

A little update on season three of the podcast and what's to look forward to in season four, launching May 1st. Support the podcast FOR FREE by leaving me a lovely rating and a review, as well as telling every person you have ever met how great the show is ;)  MUCH LOVE! L xxx Support my work via Patreon right here >> https://www.patreon.com/lucylucraft Your First Byline closes for enrolment on the 28th Feb; secure your spot right here >> https://lucylucraft.com/courses/yourfirstbyline/ Thanks to Monica Stott and our season three sponsor The Blogger Course >> https://courses.thebloggercourse.com  (for discount on the course use the code WHATSHESAID)     

Feb 2019

17 min

In this week’s episode, I chat with Flora Baker (aka Flora the Explorer) about our individual experiences of grief,  the surprising benefits it offered, and how to support someone who is grieving.   We talked about: Why Flora doesn’t “write for SEO” - and the pros and cons of this approach for her Transitioning from writing about travel to writing about mental health when her dad died Griefcast (https://www.acast.com/griefcast) The benefits of being more open in talking about mental health and therapy What it’s been like for both of us to transition away from travel blogging The mental health impacts of travelling Writing for the joy of writing Dealing with grief and supporting someone who is grieving (here’s Flora’s post about how she details with grief) Nick Cave’s letter on grief The surprising benefits of grief   And more. Listen here or on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or anywhere you usually get your podcasts.   You can find me on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest @lucylucraft or on my blog: lucylucraft.com.   Please think about leaving the show a rating & review. For each one I receive, I give £2 to my chosen charity, which changes monthly.   Last month’s charity= Endometriosis UK This month’s charity= Shelter    Thanks to our sponsors for this season; The Blogger Course (get 20% off with the code WhatSheSaid) and SudioSweden (get 15% off with the code WhatSheSaid). Please support them the way they’re supporting me 🙂 

Feb 2019

43 min

In this week’s episode, I chat with Vicky Flip Flop about the nitty gritty of going on press trips - what it’s really like, how to get invited on them, and how to provide value to brands.   We talked about: Vicky’s journey as a festival blogger and how it’s opened her up to some “cheeky” collaborations Whether it was easier for us starting out in blogging before everyone had slick websites with all the bells and whistles (check out Vicky’s blog post on this topic) How Vicky knew it was time to take her blog full-time The stress that comes with being a digital nomad What it’s like to go on a press trip and why it’s not a free holiday The things that provide value to brands and what could get you in trouble as a blogger Why Vicky hates Instagram and my top tip for falling back in love with the platform My conversation with Anna aka Ardent Wanderess  How Vicky stays consistent with blogging three times a week Tips for creating a great webinar   And more. Listen here or on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or anywhere you usually get your podcasts.   You can find me on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest @lucylucraft or on my blog: lucylucraft.com.   Please think about leaving the show a rating & review. For each one I receive, I give £2 to my chosen charity, which changes monthly.   Last month’s charity= Endometriosis UK This month’s charity= Shelter    Thanks to our sponsors for this season; The Blogger Course (get 20% off with the code WhatSheSaid) and SudioSweden (get 15% off with the code WhatSheSaid). Please support them the way they’re supporting me 🙂 

Feb 2019

34 min

In this week’s episode, I chat with Emily Sharpwho is a video content producer for Whalar - in addition to having her own amazing Instagram account. We had a great conversation about the evolution of influencer marketing and how to create great video content for social media.   We talked about: The evolution influencer marketing and, from an agency’s perspective, how they determine who they want to work with How the importance of “riding the algorithm wave” on Instagram has become even more important than cohesive style The ASMR episode (https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/80216752) of Explained on Netflix The Stories of Tori (https://www.instagram.com/thestoriesoftori/)’s video content Emily’s top tips for creating films and video content for social media Our different approaches to planning our grids versus being more go with the flow Beginning to grow your following and work with brands The new trend of brands using influencers as content creators rather than influencers Navigating the murky waters of compensation when working with brands   And more. Listen here or on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or anywhere you usually get your podcasts.   You can find me on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest @lucylucraft or on my blog: lucylucraft.com.   Please think about leaving the show a rating & review. For each one I receive, I give £2 to my chosen charity, which changes monthly.   Last month’s charity= Endometriosis UK This month’s charity= Shelter    Thanks to our sponsors for this season; The Blogger Course (get 20% off with the code WhatSheSaid) and SudioSweden (get 15% off with the code WhatSheSaid). Please support them the way they’re supporting me 🙂 

Jan 2019

43 min

In this week’s episode, I chat with Kate McKibbinabout the ups and downs and ins and outs of creating and selling online courses.   We talked about: Kate’s blogging journey and how she was ahead of the curve when it came to online shopping Creating her first course, Secret Bloggers Business Why you shouldn’t put everything you know into an online course Why the information that people want to gain from courses has changed Figuring out the price of your online course The ethics of pricing and the danger of over-investing in yourself Kate’s thoughts on how to successfully launch an online course What’s currently working when it comes to selling online courses   And more. Listen here or on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or anywhere you usually get your podcasts.   You can find me on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest @lucylucraft or on my blog: lucylucraft.com.   Please think about leaving the show a rating & review. For each one I receive, I give £2 to my chosen charity, which changes monthly.   Last month’s charity= Endometriosis UK This month’s charity= Shelter    Thanks to our sponsors for this season; The Blogger Course (get 20% off with the code WhatSheSaid) and SudioSweden (get 15% off with the code WhatSheSaid). Please support them the way they’re supporting me 🙂 

Jan 2019

38 min

In this week’s episode, I chat with Lola Hoad, a creative business coach and founder of One Girl Band. We focus on the importance of finding your way when it comes to creating a business and creative work that you love.   We talked about: Lola’s experience of being made redundant and starting her own business Her experience of going back to work into retail and how it gave her the nudge she needed to take her business seriously The problem with the term “side hustle" Lola’s Busy Doesn’t Equal Success ecourse The importance of knowing your “why” and the practical steps for getting closer to that Start With Why by Simon Sinek Creating safe and inclusive spaces The dark side of the coaching world and how Lola tries to do things differently   And more. Listen here or on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or anywhere you usually get your podcasts.   You can find me on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest @lucylucraft or on my blog: lucylucraft.com.   Please think about leaving the show a rating & review. For each one I receive, I give £2 to my chosen charity, which changes monthly.   Last month’s charity=Shelter  This month’s charity= Shelter    Thanks to our sponsors for this season; The Blogger Course (get 20% off with the code WhatSheSaid) and SudioSweden (get 15% off with the code WhatSheSaid). Please support them the way they’re supporting me 🙂 

Jan 2019

39 min

In this week’s episode, I chat with Barbora about her journey to massive Instagram success, the struggles that came along with that massive growth, and how it led her to break the rules in order to regain her creativity.  We talked about: How the creativity of Instagram and blogging helped Barbora come back from a really dark time. The struggle that came with her Instagram account growing so quickly and how it led her to break the “rules" The privilege of being able to take a break and take creative risks online Creating content purely because your audience will like it versus finding creative fulfillment The problem with most Instagram advice out there The importance of getting off Instagram in order to grow your Instagram following Why growth is not always a good thing when it comes to social media Whether the concept of providing “value” online is overrated The misguided, damaging messages that are sent to influencers   And more. Listen here or on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or anywhere you usually get your podcasts.   You can find me on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest @lucylucraft or on my blog: lucylucraft.com.   Please think about leaving the show a rating & review. For each one I receive, I give £2 to my chosen charity, which changes monthly.   Last month’s charity= Endometriosis UK This month’s charity= Shelter    Thanks to our sponsors for this season; The Blogger Course (get 20% off with the code WhatSheSaid) and SudioSweden (get 15% off with the code WhatSheSaid). Please support them the way they’re supporting me

Jan 2019

30 min

A rambly chat about how I'm merging new and old traditions to form one MEGA Christmas this year.  See you next year for #PODMAS 2019! xxx

Dec 2018

14 min

  Today is a bit chunkier because the topic required it. I'm chatting about how I encourage diversity in my messy, imperfect way!  Thanks SO much to everyone listening, taking part and encouraging #PODMAS this year. It has been SO much fun!  L x Buy my SEO course for £65 before it closes forever: https://lucylucraft.com/courses/simple-seo-success-2/

Dec 2018

18 min

I chat about some things I've been scared to share with you and reveal some exciting news. Also, Anaïs is present at all times so....yep, sorry about that. Buy my SEO course for £65 before it closes forever: https://lucylucraft.com/courses/simple-seo-success-2/ See you tomorrow! L x

Dec 2018

12 min

Three things you DON'T know about me! The episode is short because.....you know pretty much everything!  ps My SEO course is £65 for December. You can buy it here > https://lucy-lucraft.teachable.com/p/simple-seo-success

Dec 2018

7 min

I chat about why I left London and moved to Brighton. Read more here >https://lucylucraft.com/why-leave-london-move-brighton/ ps My SEO course is £65 for December. You can buy it here > https://lucy-lucraft.teachable.com/p/simple-seo-success

Dec 2018

13 min

Coming to you crazy late but technically still on time, it's DAY SEVEN!  I chat all about my values, and how I endeavour to live them with some real life examples of where I've been conflicted and fudged up too. L x

Dec 2018

13 min

Today I'm chatting about why I podcast. Why I started my podcast and what I'm doing with series four.                                       ------ Make sure you share your #PODMAS2018 podcasts/Instagram lives/stories etc etc using the aforementioned hashtag or #PODMAS and tag me @lucylucraft too. Catch up with previous episodes here and please feel free to join in on Instagram too.  If you navigate to my bio, you’ll see the #PODMAS2018 highlights where I’ve saved anyone who’s tagged me in their stories and I’ll be saving little IGTV’s if you’d like to watch them that way too!  See you tomorrow! L x

Dec 2018

12 min

Happy day FIVE, y'all!  Today I chat (in two parts) about the prompt: I'm [...] because [...] and annoy myself with my own sound effects.  Catch up with previous episodes at lucylucraft.com and be sure to tag me in your social posts @lucylucraft and #podmas. See you tomorrow!  L x

Dec 2018

10 min

Hola! And welcome to #PODMAS Day FOUR where I chat about the worst piece of advice I've been given. It's shorter than the others, which is irritating because messy, but hopefully it's a nice little snippet of a cold-filled moi in your earholes.  Catch up with previous episodes here and please feel free to join in on Instagram too. If you navigate to my bio, you'll see the #PODMAS2018 highlights where I've saved anyone who's tagged me in their stories and I'll be saving little IGTV's if you'd like to watch them that way too!  See you tomorrow! L x    

Dec 2018

10 min

Hey YOU! Happy day three of #PODMAS.  I'm still full of cold and record to you while making a bizarre and healing concoction of coffee, turmeric and cinnamon. Spoiler alert: I didn't enjoy it ;)  Today's prompt is: 'I have learned [...] about myself this year.', so I get all reflective on a year that saw me return to work, move to Brighton and add a few strings to my bow.  I mention my SEO course, which is on sale until December 31st (£65 vs £147) when it will CLOSE FOREVERMORE. Buy the course here. See you tomorrow! L x

Dec 2018

12 min

PSSSSSST! My SEO course is on sale until December 31st (£65 vs £147) when it will CLOSE FOREVERMORE. Buy the course here.   In this week’s episode, I chat with Dave McClane aka Man vs. Globe about taking great photographs for your blog or social media. We talked about: How Dave started blogging two years ago, even though he doesn’t particularly like writing Growing your reputation as a blogger so that you get invited to things in the industry Dave’s top tips for street photography and why he doesn’t love traditional street photography How perceptions of photography differ in different countries. Our favourite parts of travelling to India Taking great photographs for your blog or social media The photography equipment Dave takes with him when he’s travelling His blogging schedule while also working a full-time job.   And more. Listen here or on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or anywhere you usually get your podcasts.   You can find me on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest @lucylucraft or on my blog: lucylucraft.com.   Please think about leaving the show a rating & review. For each one I receive, I give £2 to my chosen charity, which changes monthly.   Last month’s charity= Endometriosis UK This month’s charity= Shelter    Thanks to our sponsors for this season; The Blogger Course (get 20% off with the code WhatSheSaid) and SudioSweden (get 15% off with the code WhatSheSaid). Please support them the way they’re supporting me 🙂 

Dec 2018

32 min

THANKS SO MUCH to everyone joining in with #PODMAS via podcasts, Instagram lives and stories. You have blown me away with your incredible pieces of advice (yesterday's prompt) and I can't wait to hear Day TWO. Today I'm recording while cooking, and pausing to sneeze. I sound like death, because I am STILL full of cold so apologies for that. Today's prompt is 'Being vulnerable online means [...]' and I dig into what that means to me.  Find me @lucylucraft everywhere and please do tag me in your #PODMAS efforts xx

Dec 2018

12 min

In today's episode I chat all about the BEST advice I've ever been given as I run some errands and ramble :)  Find me @lucylucraft err'ywhere online and on my blog lucylucraft.com.  Make sure you share your #PODMAS2018 podcasts/Instagram lives/stories etc etc using the aforementioned hashtag or #PODMAS and tag me @lucylucraft too. L x

Nov 2018

12 min

PSSSSSST! My SEO course is on sale until December 31st (£65 vs £147) when it will CLOSE FOREVERMORE. Buy the course here.   In this week’s episode, I chat with self-doubt coach Sas Petherick all about the ins and outs of coaching - including the complicated ethics surrounding this profession and how to find the right person if you’re looking to be coached.   We talked about: Sas’s journey of studying self-doubt Her Self-Doubt Archetype Quiz and the fact that we’re not alone in our self-doubt patterns Why coaches need to have their own coach and whether coaches should have a coaching qualification Evaluating a coach and seeing beyond their marketing to decide if they’re right for you (and whether they’re even qualified!) The problem with a “follow this formula” approach to coaching Why I started offering coaching even though it wasn’t the right fit for me What coaching is and isn't The juicy questions to ask a coach you’re considering working with Advice for working in a “helping role” such as as a coach   And more. Listen here or on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or anywhere you usually get your podcasts.   You can find me on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest @lucylucraft or on my blog: lucylucraft.com.   Please think about leaving the show a rating & review. For each one I receive, I give £2 to my chosen charity, which changes monthly.   Last month’s charity= Endometriosis UK This month’s charity= Shelter  Thanks to our sponsors for this season; The Blogger Course (get 20% off with the code WhatSheSaid) and SudioSweden (get 15% off with the code WhatSheSaid). Please support them the way they’re supporting me 🙂 

Nov 2018

53 min

In this week’s episode, I chat with Monica Stott who runs the blog The Travel Hack (https://thetravelhack.com) and amazing course The Blogger Course (who sponsor What She Said!) We chat about how hard it feels to find your niche as a blogger and Monica shares her simple, practical steps to hone in on your why and purpose.  You can find me on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest @lucylucraft or on my blog: lucylucraft.com. Please think about leaving the show a rating & review. For each one I receive, I give £2 to my chosen charity, which changes monthly. Thanks to our sponsors for this season; The Blogger Course (get 20% off with the code WhatSheSaid) and SudioSweden (get 15% off with the code WhatSheSaid). Please support them the way they’re supporting me 🙂  L x

Nov 2018

37 min

In this week’s episode, I chat with one of the first bloggers I ever followed, Kate McCulley aka Adventurous Kate. Kate has always been super honest and political online, so we chat about her experience being shipwrecked, being political online, and how Kate tries to be an ally as much as possible. We talked about: Kate’s experience being the first blogger to focus on solo female travel Getting more comfortable with speaking out and being political online The topics that have been the most controversial on Kate’s blogs Learning to weave your personality and your political opinions into your writing The stumbling blocks Kate ran into in her early days of solo travel and blogging Kate’s experience being shipwrecked and the travel and blogging advice she’d offer as a result Using your voice to lift up others and support the causes you believe in What’s been annoying us in the blogosphere these days My theory on why there’s a lack of original voices in the blogosphere (spoiler: I blame the patriarchy!)   And more. Listen here or on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or anywhere you usually get your podcasts.   You can find me on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest @lucylucraft or on my blog: lucylucraft.com.   Please think about leaving the show a rating & review. For each one I receive, I give £2 to my chosen charity, which changes monthly.   Last month’s charity= Endometriosis UK This month’s charity= Shelter    Thanks to our sponsors for this season; The Blogger Course (get 20% off with the code WhatSheSaid) and SudioSweden (get 15% off with the code WhatSheSaid). Please support them the way they’re supporting me 🙂 

Nov 2018

31 min

In this week’s episode, I chat with long time Insta-pal Anna Guggenberger also known as Ardent Wanderess. We talked all about her experience of using bots to achieve a big following on Instagram as a travel blogger, and why she decided to close her account and start again. Read full show notes at http://bit.ly/wsspodcast

Nov 2018

37 min

In this week’s episode, I chat with the lovely Cat Horrocks of The Creative Introvert all about being an introvert, including the difference between introverts and extroverts and Cat offers some great tips for any introverts out there who want to start a creative career.   We talked about: Why Cat didn’t know she was an introvert for a long time and how she finally figured it out The difference between an introvert and an extrovert Gently expanding your comfort zone as an introvert Quiet by Susan Caine Adjusting your work environment to make it suit your needs How Cat coped with networking while starting her own business Cultivating self-awareness so that you can take care of your own needs and be on your A-game Finding the right time to work on your creative projects as an introvert Self-care for introverts The value of coaches and mastermind groups   And more. Listen here or on SudioSweden (https://www.sudio.com/) (get 15% off with the code WhatSheSaid). Please support them the way they’re supporting me 🙂 

Oct 2018

34 min

In this week’s episode, I chat with my friend Kate O’Sullivan about being out online and being an effective ally.   We talked about: Being an effective and vocal ally online and how it feels when you lose followers because of it Internalised homophobia and realising you’re gay as an adult The problems with the words “tolerance” and “acceptance" Creating safe spaces online A breakdown of the acronym LGBTQA+ and the importance that labels can have for people Imriel 'Inclusivity Queen' Morgan and why it's not about having privilege, but what you do with it Differentiating what is cultural appropriation from cultural appreciation Centering marginalised people rather than centering yourself The shaming of people’s sexuality and the fetishisation of a coming out story

Oct 2018

48 min

In this week’s episode, I chat with Teri from The Lovely Drawer about the power of being vulnerable online, as well as sharing some of our best blogging tips.   We talked about: The support systems that helped Teri feel more confident about taking the plunge into self-employment Finding a community of other bloggers and friends in the industry who you can share openly with Our best tips for successfully getting brand collaborations and charging your worth Teri’s brush lettering workshops and how they’ve helped her gain confidence speaking in front of a crowd Diversifying your income as a creative person and how this can be great for your creativity Making the choice to share personal parts of your life with your audience How being vulnerable online opens you up to support Why our society discourages women from talking about miscarriage   And more. Listen here or on SudioSweden (https://www.sudio.com/) (get 15% off with the code WhatSheSaid). Please support them the way they’re supporting me 🙂 

Oct 2018

40 min

In this week’s episode, I chat with Rida of Before and Again about our experiences of being biracial women.   We talked about: Growing up with a name that people make fun of or pronounce incorrectly Rabya's Instagram Stories about being invisible online and being a “white-passing” woman Why we sometimes choose to “whitewash” ourselves despite having pride in our heritage The importance of being political and speaking out - even if clumsily - on our platforms The emotional labour of educating others about racism and privilege Rachel Cargle’s free 30-day challenge, Do The Work Amplifying as many voices as possible as an ally

Oct 2018

31 min

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