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Wedding suppliers – new and old (I know most of the ‘oldies’ so I hope you won’t be offended… hee!) I need your help! And I’m offering free advertising on English Wedding Blog.

Free advertising on English Wedding Blog

wedding blog photo by Natasha Thompson

Good morning folks and folkesses out there in wedding land, I hope you’re all well and sparkly and have your suncream on for later. What a fantastic week we’re having! I’ve been feeling inspired, not only by the sunshine but also by some of the wonderful people I have around me. One of whom (thanks Adam) mentioned something in an email about blogs, and advertising, which got me thinking about how blogs are growing and in some cases becoming very much like print wedding magazines.

I don’t think it’s cool to have too many advertisers or sponsors on a blog. I also don’t think it’s cool to run a blog as a business without real enthusiasm and passion behind it. What we do shouldn’t be all about money. Blogs’ initial appeal came from their independence, and from being able to promote and support independent wedding businesses and not just those who could afford advertising space. While most wedding blogs now earn money, there must be ways to continue that support for indie businesses, right?

Here’s one…

The bit about you, and free ads

bridalwear by Erica StaceyI’d like to offer three small wedding businesses a free advert on English Wedding Blog. I’m looking for different business types: jewellers, designers, videographers, possibly photographers (although I do have paying photography sponsors already, so you’ll have to be persuasive!) – anyone else starting out in the wedding industry who’d like a little free exposure. Crafty people – I’d love to hear from you.

What your free ad on English Wedding will be

You’ll get a small sidebar ad, below my main sponsors’ adverts. The slot will be for one month only, and your ad will be the same size as my other ads. It will show on every page of the blog (English Wedding gets 32,000 visitors a month) and on every page refresh (the blog gets 61,000 monthly page views). Any reader who clicks on your ad will go straight through to your website (or blog if you prefer).

How to get your free ad on English Wedding Blog

wedding photo by Rob GillespieIt’s dead easy. Reply to this blog post with a comment using the comments form below. Tell me a little bit about you – how new is your wedding business, and what makes you special. Do you have dreams for the future? Surprise me.

Before submitting your comment add a product image to show me. Your favourite design would do nicely thank you! (Please – no images bigger than 600px wide)

My favourite three will get a free ad for a month. How does that sound?!

Claire xx

Photo credits are Natasha Thompson, Love Gets Sweeter and Rob and Sarah Gillespie

Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at www.byMoonandTide.com. Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in 2011 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.

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