So I’m Kirsty, founder and owner of Better Your Blog and HLDN media.
I am a 30-something mother of two (three if you include the husband!) from East Yorkshire in the north of England and for the last 14 years I have been working in the administration department for the MoJ.
My jobs since leaving school have all been office based and around administration. My roles have included being a Senior Administration Officer, a Team Leader, a Sales Office Manager, an implementor of LEAN and even a Customer Service Liaison Officer!
The last 7 years I have spent running my own businesses, working part time and being a mum but it wasn’t until the summer of 2018 that I decided I just didn’t want to to be in the corporate office environment anymore.
I couldn’t go through another flexible working application and appeal (in total I think I had 3!) trying to justify to someone why I wanted to spend more time with my children over being at work.
However I also wanted to continue doing what I was good at and what I throughly enjoy doing which is why it took me so long to make the jump.
The fact that I was made to feel guilty for wanting to be there for my children and the fact no parent should to seek approval to do so pushed me to go self employed full time sooner than I ever though I would.
July 2018 saw me decided to put everything that I have learnt in the last 17 years of office work and set up my own business!
So here I am.. this is me (& my little family!)
Doing what I love, doing what I know and doing what I do best…
After nearly 20 years experience of providing a high quality, professional and efficient support service to those within a corporate environment alongside nearly 80,000 other employees; I can now continue to do what I love but on a more personal 1-to-1 level and directly offer my services to those that need it the most.
I’m not going to say I’ll never head back into the corporate environment but right now I am loving the flexibility my work gives me and allows me to work whenever and wherever in the world and be there for my family!
WHY CHOOSE ME?
In addition to everything that I’ve already told you about my corporate background, I am also an multi-award nominated blogger and owner of the Trips100 top 10 UK travel vlog of 2018.
In addition to my administration background, this allows me to not only provide support to your business but also help you with most if not all digital ways and means of optimising your blog or business.
Blogging has allowed me to gain an extremely comprehensive knowledge on the designing of WordPress websites, on page SEO as well as basic graphic design (Canva), social media management, diary management & the overall digital marketing of brands.
I have the ability and experience to enhance both a YouTube channel and blogging platforms’ search and discovery potential as well as having extremely extensive knowledge of copywriting and video editing.
Given my background of working in the MoJ and the fact I have ran my own businesses for many years; working to deadlines/targets, having a right first time attitude, being responsible for my own time and conscious of the work I produce is something that now just comes natural to me these days.
So, if you do want to work with a conscientious and highly focused, award nominated blogger and senior administrator that will help, guide and support you whilst helping you take your blog or business to the next level then you’ve come to the right place!