Catherine Dean - Blogtacular

Catherine Dean

Editor - Mollie Makes
Sponsored by Mollie Makes

As Editor of Mollie Makes, Cath is passionate about creating unique content that connects with and inspires audiences.

Working in publishing for 10 years across titles including Your Hair, Quick Cards Made Easy and Perfect Wedding, she’s an expert in identifying your market and finding your publishing niche, both in print and digital. She’s passionate about magazine craft and believes that many of the principles applied to creating high-quality print products are just as relevant to bloggers looking to cement their presence online.

When she’s not surrounded by craft and creativity at Mollie Makes or freelance writing for a number of publications, Cath can usually be found hanging out with her two little cats, Posy and Mittens. She loves Sunday mornings spent with mugs of tea and stacks of magazines, espresso martinis, Margaret Atwood novels, yoga and oversized jumpers (preferably grey).

Cath’s workshop will help you identify your niche and position your work to best serve and grow within it. Drawing on the methods publications use when analysing the market, Cath will take you through exercises to bring clarity around your niche and the way forward for your site.

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  • Tiffany Han is the latest guest on the Blogtacular podcast. We talk about how she found her career, built her client list and created a life that worked for her. If you were lucky enough to hear her keynote last year you’ll know how inspiring her words are and if it’s your first time meeting Tiffany, buckle up, you’re going to love this! Link in profile #blogtacular 📷 @will_ireland_photo
  • Do you need an afternoon off? A bit of time to chat to your creative contemporaries? And dim sum? US TOO!

Join us for a feast on 27th April. We’re having a get together, a chinwag, letting our hair down and basking in the the glow of great company. Once we’ve feasted, let’s head out for a bit of photo fun because we know one lunch won’t be long enough to get everything off our chests. 
We’re calling it the F*ck Brexit Lunch because we’re sick of the endless purgatory that hangs around like a fart in a lift. 
Spaces are limited, link it in profile, hope to see you there! #blogtacular
  • I have a real treat for you on the podcast this week - Keith Brymer Jones. Potter, throw down judge and the designer behind MAKE International Keith has had a long career and is passionate about the value of arts in society. Our conversation takes a winding road through Keith’s history and work. We laugh, we cry - this is such a great episode. Links in profile or search Blogtacular on your podcast app #blogtacular
  • On the podcast this week I meet Stephanie Yeboah the beauty and fashion blogger, freelance writer and activist. We discuss so much including family expectations, being made redundant, fat activism and what happened when she stopped thinking about how to attract likes online. Episode 46 live on your app and online now - links in profile #blogtacular
  • There have been a lot of posts about the press release from the CMA this week. Lots of them about ‘new’ influencer posting rules, some of them inaccurate or misleading. Have you heard something that worries you? We’re always happy to share knowledge and point you in the right direction so please ask if you need clarification. 
You know we’re big supporters of following the rules and clearly disclosing at the beginning of posts - it’s the only way to cement our reputation as an industry committed to transparency. But, as with all rules getting to grips with them isn’t always plain sailing. Our podcast episode 36 is a masterclass from the ASA themselves in how to keep your ads, gifts and products clear online. #blogtacular
  • We’re back and kicking of season four of The Blogtacular Podcast with the hugely talented Emma Block. Emma and I discuss her path into illustration, the red flags to look out for in client work and her new book, The Joy of Watercolour which she wrote in an unusual way. Find us wherever you get your podcasts or click the link in our profile! #blogtacular

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