How To Be A Local Influencer & Get Invited to Events as a Blogger

In a world where bloggers are everywhere, how can you stand out? How can an influencer reach new people?

I went to an @midnight taping a couple years ago in Los Angeles & wrote about my experience. I never knew what an impact it would have on my blog.



Every day people search for @midnight related content, which leads them directly to my blog. Some of those people come to be regular readers. If you're wondering how to be a local influencer & how to get invited to events as a blogger, you've come to the right place. These are my insider tips to moving up that blogging ladder.


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53 comments

  1. Great advices especially for me as a new blogger. I live in Denmark unfortunately but I was thinking that maybe it's time for me to get out there with my blog. Would you recommend I have some business cards with me?

    http://mihabalan.com

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  2. Such a lovely & helpful post! I´ve never thought about searching/contacting the local PR person but it sounds like something that I could definitely do!
    xx Lisa | Following Lisa

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  3. loving these tips! I had not thought about contacting pr before, definitely worth a shot!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  4. I love the idea of checking local events for networking opportunities! I never thought of that!

    http://thecourtneydiaries.com

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  5. These are all great tips and I like how you focused the post about how to grow your blog locally because a lot of bloggers skip this step and try to gain an international base first.
    LaToya
    www.toyastales.blogspot.com

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  6. Cool, thanks for sharing some useful tips! :)

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  7. These are great tips and points. I love eventbrite. There are so many events on there, and it really was fun finding fun activities and events when I first moved to LA. Reaching out and being proactive is really key in getting invites.

    Xo,
    Miki
    http://mikialamode.com

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  8. Great tips, Carmen! Staying active in your local community is a must. Also it's good to network and meet new people, reach out to the ones that organize the events etc.

    www.lindseyginge.com

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  9. This was such a great post packed full with useful tips! Forming connections with PR contacts is important and I love how mention blogging both regularly and with love :)


    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

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  10. Totally agree with your advice :) It's kinda like if you speak to everyone, you speak to no one :)
    I def. need to up my social media game :)
    #stress #somuchwork

    xo
    http://style-hue.com/

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  11. This is a great post!! Great tips :)

    www.maggiealamode.com

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  12. Thank you for those tips, they are great and very helpful <3
    xoxo

    http://beseenbepopular.com

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  13. These are all great tips! Thank you for sharing. Xo, Ellese

    Rock.Paper.Glam.

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  14. Awesome tips! Especially about being patient, blogging is a lot of work and the success that comes from it takes time <3

    Green Fashionista

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  15. Thank you for your help sweetie!!

    http://brooklynglam.com

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  16. These are great tips! I have to agree with patience for sure!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

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  17. This is such a great post! Cool tips, thanks for sharing!
    http://hairandvibes.blogspot.com/

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  18. it is indeed very useful. I will actually try reaching out to PR companies. Thank you so much.
    xo, christianne
    Http://simplychristianne.com

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  19. These are amazing tips indeed. You are so right , everything takes time, nothing is going to happen overnight.
    Nina
    Nina's Style Blog _ enter to win $60 Giveaway

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  20. Lovely, thanks for sharing your very helpful tips.

    Patricia // Patricia Stelmach

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  21. Nice tips!
    Kisses!

    www.alasdeangel.net

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  22. Great advice!

    www.eclecticalu.blogspot.com

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  23. Oooh you have so many great tips here especially about mentioning brands in your outreach. Thanks for sharing some of these, gonna try some out myself!

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  24. This post was amazing as is going in my bookmarks folder! Such insparational words ive been blogging for a few years and didn't consider a lot of these points.
    Thank you for the wisdom girl and have a fab christmas xx

    stylegrande.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. Great suggestions. Being genuine is key.

    http://alohalovey.com

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  26. Hi Carmen! Thanks for sharing all of these goodies! I am about to write down all of the information that you listed under finding local PR contacts in my planner, and then read this blog post again!

    http://www.extraordinarycare1.co

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  27. OMG I didn't know anything about contacting PR. That is so interesting. I'm taking notes for sure. -Jocelyne from resonatecreations.com

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  28. Really helpful tips. Thanks for sharing <3
    http://beautifullyme.in/

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  29. Definitely. Speak from your heart & understand who you're trying to reach. :]

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  30. Thanks Gabrielle. Creating authentic connections with PR contacts is key. :]

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  31. Definitely. One's own city can hold a lot of potential if one were to open their eyes & look. :]

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  32. To each their own, but starting in your own neighborhood is a great place to begin. :]

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  33. I've attended some cool events because of that. :]

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  34. Contacting PR has given me some amazing opportunities. :]

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  35. Try it out! Works really well & PR contacts appreciate finding new contacts/influencers. :]

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  36. Definitely - having business cards is really useful to hand out to people you meet, leave in coffee shops, etc. :]

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  37. Very helpful tips.

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  38. really well written, thank you! xoxo Petra
    http://www.bagvibes.com

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  39. Thank you for doing this series, I found a lot of helpful hints! Reaching out to PR contacts is something I never thought about doing but will be incorporating into my blogging

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  40. Thank you so much for writing a post like this! I've been pitching different brands and businesses recently, but I never thought about just reaching out to be added to PR list where I live!

    Great info!
    xoxo Olivia
    www.ourwanderingmind.com

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  41. I love your weight loss analogy. I feel like my blog has been growing soo slowly but you're right, it takes time! Thanks for all your tips!

    Kim
    Simply Lovebirds

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  42. I love this. I'm from Boston but they don't have a huge parent niche. It's almost like they're secret. I'm in year two. I'm starting to blend and finally get included and invited to other events in this niche etc.

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  43. Late to the party but this post is right on time for me. I'm moving to a new city and would love to gain a new local readership and partner with new businesses. It is like starting over in a way. New contacts, new partnerships etc. Good reminders here!

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  44. Carmen, thank you so much for this such an informative and very helpful post! Growing your blog locally first is a great advice for newbies like me! I`m building my personal blog right now and I`m following this amazing steps from https://fortunelords.com/start-a-blog/ and so far it`s been so easy!

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