16 episodes

Welcome to Blogging, Unscripted with New York-based life and style blogger, @daniellegervino. In this podcast space, Danielle is sharing her raw, unfiltered advice and dishing on the ins and outs of blogging in order to help you grow your brand. Driven by YOU, she'll share all facets of building a brand from the ground up including productivity tips, social media strategies, brand sponsorships, business hacks and behind the scenes stories.

Blogging, Unscripted Danielle Gervino

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Welcome to Blogging, Unscripted with New York-based life and style blogger, @daniellegervino. In this podcast space, Danielle is sharing her raw, unfiltered advice and dishing on the ins and outs of blogging in order to help you grow your brand. Driven by YOU, she'll share all facets of building a brand from the ground up including productivity tips, social media strategies, brand sponsorships, business hacks and behind the scenes stories.

    16. Building Your Brand: The No-BS Approach to Becoming a Blogger

    16. Building Your Brand: The No-BS Approach to Becoming a Blogger

    In Episode 16 of the Blogging, Unscripted podcast, we're taking a few steps back and tackling one of our most frequently asked questions: how do I start a blog? We'll dig through the most pertinent topics while cutting out the fluff: 

    Common Mistakes New Bloggers Make
    Finding Your Purpose
    Choosing Your Blog Platform
    Setting Up Your Hosting & Domain
    Downloading Key Plugins
    Selecting Your Theme
    Creating Your Key Pages
    Content, Planning, Drafting & Marketing
    Setting Up Your Instagram for Success
    Monetizing Your Blog & Social Media
    For additional discussion and resources, visit our Blogging, Unscripted Facebook Group and come say hi on IG over at @daniellegervino!

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    • 57 min
    15. 7 Steps to Mastering Your E-Mail Marketing Strategy

    15. 7 Steps to Mastering Your E-Mail Marketing Strategy

    In Episode 15 of the Blogging, Unscripted podcast, we're zeroing in on your e-mail marketing strategy. From choosing your e-mail marketing service provider, to building your lists through lead magnets and opt-in freebies and keeping your content flowing, we're taking a step-by-step approach to growing and maintaining your subscriber list.

    For additional discussion and resources, visit our Blogging, Unscripted Facebook Group and come say hi on IG over at @daniellegervino!

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    • 45 min
    14. How to Leverage Instagram Stories to Grow Your Brand

    14. How to Leverage Instagram Stories to Grow Your Brand

    In Episode 14 of the Blogging, Unscripted podcast, we're chatting how you can leverage Instagram Stories to create connections with your community and foster growth for your brand. I'm sharing WHY my followers have made a major shift from in-feed content to Stories, and 8 strategies for utilizing Instagram Stories to foster growth. We'll also cover reach rate (how many views you should be getting as it relates to your following count), and Instagram Story partnerships.

    For additional discussion and resources, visit our Blogging, Unscripted Facebook Group and come say hi on IG over at @daniellegervino!

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    • 46 min
    13. Q&A: Pitching long-term partnerships, Turning gifted offers into paid collaborations, Best editing apps

    13. Q&A: Pitching long-term partnerships, Turning gifted offers into paid collaborations, Best editing apps

    (3:51) Q1 I’ve been hearing about bloggers sending holiday gifts to their clients/contacts. Is this something we should be doing? A handwritten note is always appreciated but what kind of gift is appropriate?

    (5:28) Q2 Is there a way to tell which Pinterest group boards are bringing you the most traffic or are the most beneficial?

    (8:41) Q3 How do you grow your blog's page views? [Also see Episode 8]

    (9:47) Q4 How do I conduct a reader survey so that I can make sure I'm publishing content that my readers want to see?

    (12:20) Q5 How can I use Pinterest to make money? I don't know what to say to brands when I send pitch emails.  [Also see Episode 9]

    (13:28) Q6 How does one go about pitching for PR boxes? I’m on a budget and can’t keep buying new products to stay up to date on new products to share with my followers. [Also see Episode 6]

    (16:16) Q7 Is it true that Facebook pushes posts for groups rather than business pages? I’ve heard that Facebook wants you to pay for booting you page posts so that’s why people don’t see them as much. I want to know which I should focus more on: my page or group.

    (18:40) Q8 I’ve listened to a lot of podcasts trying to execute all of the tips and tricks to get my posts seen more, and crickets. How do you grow your Instagram insights and the amount of people seeing your content?

    (20:32) Q9 How do you stay motivated to have creative and have a variety of content?

    (22:53) Q10 What camera do you use?

    (23:21) Q11 Do you enable the google ads on your blog? Is it worth it?

    (24:18) Q12 What does a day in the life of a blogger look like?

    (27:00) Q13 How do you turn a gifted offer to a paid offer?  [Also see Episodes 6 & 7]

    (31:02) Q14 I know many bloggers use the LIKEtoKNOW.it app to get commission. However, when you’re taken to a direct link from a blog, do bloggers have deals with all those brands they are linking? Or is there some sort of way to get commission that I’m unaware of?

    (32:32) Q15 How do you land long-term brand partnerships? [Also see Episodes 6 & 7]

    (38:41) Q16 I want to do more IGTV and videos in general. What are some editing apps for videos? where I can add music, filter, fast forward etc.?

    (41:20) Q17 Hashtag research tips. Do you have any? [Also see Episode 3]

    (41:25) Q18 How is Pinterest used in marketing one’s blog to brands? What stats are they looking at, and what would be considered impressive numbers for those stats?
    How can I maximize The analytics in Tailwind vs. the analytics on Pinterest?

    (44:13) Q19 How do new bloggers manage to get new content (new clothes, handbags, shoes, accessories, etc.) without breaking the bank? What are some tips and tricks to keep costs low but new content rolling in. Is it normal to spend your own money when you start blogging?

    (46:25) Q20 How can I better reach my targeted audience? The content I'm publishing is geared towards women in their 20-30s, yet I'm struggling to reach them. [Also see Episode 3]

    (46:56) Q21 What are the best apps for photo editing, Instagram posts, photo collages, story templates, video editing, etc.?

    (49:10) Q22 What is a great way to connect and/or meet local bloggers? I've love to collab, network and just have a like-minded person in my area that is in the same industry.

    (50:12) Q23 I’m just getting started; only a little over 400 followers (mostly family and friends). Where do I start?

    (50:34) Q24 What does the first month of blogging look like?

    (52:31) Q25 I am brand new to blogging. At what point do I create a media kit?  [Also see Episode 5]

    • 54 min
    12. Successfully Navigating Holiday Season as a Blogger

    12. Successfully Navigating Holiday Season as a Blogger

    In Episode 12 of the Blogging, Unscripted podcast, I'm equipping you with all of the strategies you need to effectively navigate holiday season as a blogger. We'll chat about the best practices for holiday content planning, holiday pitching & collaborations, and how you should be shifting your content during Q4 to set yourself up for success.

    NEW: Blogging, Unscripted Premium resources. If you’re looking to level up and take our episode content one step further, make sure to visit bit.ly/bloggingunscriptedpremium. Premium resources for this episode include a Holiday Pitch Template and a Q4 Timetable, including top-pinned content and buzzworthy topics of interest for October-December.

    For additional discussion and resources, visit our Blogging, Unscripted Facebook Group and come say hi on IG over at @daniellegervino!

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    • 44 min
    11. How to Increase Your Productivity by Staying Organized AF

    11. How to Increase Your Productivity by Staying Organized AF

    In Episode 11 of the Blogging, Unscripted podcast, we're tackling organization and productivity. I'm quizzing you to find your personality type and sharing my tips for tackling the three stages of production: content planning, drafting and marketing. We'll also chat about keeping your content organized through digital folders and lists, and how to clean up your inbox.

    For additional discussion and resources, visit our Blogging, Unscripted Facebook Group and come say hi on IG over at @daniellegervino!

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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

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224 Ratings

224 Ratings

Savannahdabanananaaaaaaz ,

Come Back Danielle

I just started listening to this content earlier this week and binged it faster than Stranger Things on Netflix. I need more. Come back!

PrettyNikki20 ,

Such great content!

I’m late to the party, so I just found out about this podcast this year. The tips I learned for my blog are top-tier. But where did she go?! I see there are no new episodes, I want more!

While there is plenty of content, and I have listened to some more than once, I would love updated info. But it’s still useful so I’ll still listen. Thanks Danielle!

AlliePV ,

Great podcast

Wow I’m loving this podcast! I’ve only listened to 2 episodes and I’ve learned so much already. I’m literally taking notes over here :) I hope we get more episodes soon!

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