March 20, 2020
Writing your true feelings in a public blog can be also very cathartic. But can it also open you up to criticism and potentially adverse reaction. Daisy from How Very Horsey discusses this topic in our latest episode of the Haynet Podcast. Being a finalist in the Equestrian Blogger of the Year Awards, judges felt Daisy's honest viewpoint with her writing was very endearing. Come and have a listen as to why she feels being honest with views through your blog writing is actually a good thing.
February 13, 2020
Haynet is the host of the Countryside Blogger of the Year Award and has been running the award in its own right since 2019. MirrorMePR took over the hosting of the Equestrian Blogger of the Year Award in the same year which both awards achieving great success. With our winners and finalists chosen, many bloggers were asking what myself (Samanth Hobden) and Ashley Rossiter (MD of MirrorMePR) were looking for when judging bloggers and their content. In this podcast, both judges chat about what they look for in an award winning blog, discussing their pet hates but also their loves when reading and watching rural blogs and vlogs.
November 23, 2019
In this latest episode of the Haynet Podcast, we have a special guest equestrian blogger Jessica from Gee Gee and Me who predominantly writes product reviews which shows where to spend your money and where to save it when buying for your equestrian hobby! Jessica gives her thoughts on why product reviews are good for blog engagement and the challenges these can sometimes present. So grab yourself a cuppa, kick off your wellies and come and have a listen! www.hay-net.co.uk
August 26, 2019
We have a super guest in our latest episode on the Haynet Podcast! Charlotte from The Forelock Journal is not only a fantastic equestrian blogger but also the current title holder and winner of the Equestrian Blogger of the Year Award 2018.
With plans to give rural bloggers a voice through the Haynet Podcast, Charlotte is a very natural choice to be our first guest presenter. This edition is valuable to all bloggers particularly ones that are thinking of stepping into the world of writing content and sharing their equestrian or countryside life.
A huge thank you to Charlotte who has given some brilliant advice in this podcast, so please kick off your wellies, grab a cuppa and plug yourself in!
August 12, 2019
The humble tack shop or saddlery business is a very valuable asset within the equestrian community. With big brands disappearing from the high street, it is a very tough place for retail business.
Sam Hobden discusses in this latest episode how the tack shop can compete with online competition ensuring that the tack shop remains in our equestrian communities.
June 19, 2019
Writing a blog can be a big commitment and sometimes we may feel we are not posting enough or perhaps posting too often! So what is the happy medium in sharing your content through your website and social media pages?
Sam Hobden discusses this topic in Haynet’s latest podcast and how often you should be writing on your blog and promoting it through your social media pages whether you are a new blogger or a seasoned writer.
May 15, 2019
As you know my blogging theme for the past decade has been about horses and the countryside. And this subject matter is one I love and am very passionate about. But should you write “off-piste” from your niche including this on your blog? Will this put off your audience and following?
Sam Hobden discusses this topic in Haynet’s latest podcast chatting about the pros and cons of writing about what interests you and whether this is a good thing or not.
March 15, 2019
Many rural businesses have a budget when it comes to marketing their brand. In this latest podcast with Rhea Freeman, she discusses the best way in which you should utilise your budget and where it can be more effective in spreading the word socially about your business.
December 5, 2018
Blogging through a social network, particularly Facebook is on the rise. But can blogging in this way be taken seriously? Sam Hobden discusses the pro and cons of blog writing solely through a social network in this latest podcast.
October 6, 2018
Social media is huge and you cannot ignore engaging with your clients through social platforms with your rural business. If you think that this is an area that needs improving, Rhea Freeman gives her ideas on how to help in this podcast.