Teeny tiny fish, big pond

Today I get to use a line I have waited my whole life to say. “You are going to have to speak to my agent about that” and or “let’s get my people to talk to your people”.

Today I have people. Well, a person. And a very good person at that. Lorraine Murphy has taken a big gamble {I think} and chosen me as one of her 5 bloggers to start her new business: The Remarkables Group. I’m the one in the group that people will say “who is she?”. Lorraine has been pioneering the way in which PR companies work with brands in social media over the past 8 years, and in more recent years, particularly with bloggers through her work at Naked Communications. I am hopeless at trying to work out how to work with brands and unlock the potential this blog. And I truly believe that there is potential here. Somewhere. I’ve never been comfortable with the current solutions that are available to bloggers – and having a professional to join the brand and the blogger in a way that works, that fits, well it just makes sense. Bloggers are better off writing and sharing stories than in trying to negotiate that side of things. Having worked with Ford Australia in the Kidspot Top 50 challenge I have been excited by the prospect of consumer driven advertising. We buy the stuff, so we should know how to sell the stuff right? And being able to do so in creative, funny, quirky ways, in our own way, through our blogs to connect with all these amazing people that read my blog every day, well I reckon that’s pretty cool. We are probably a long way off brands truly realising the potential that bloggers have, but today is the start. And I’m seriously honoured to be a part of it, way here at the start of that revolution.

So what does that mean for BabyMac? Not much right now. Hopefully down the track, working with brands that I truly love and use and would recommend if you saw me in the street and sharing them with you. In my own way and style. It means that I get to work closely with some amazing women, the best bloggers in Australia right now, and I get to call them my colleagues. I HAVE COLLEAGUES. It means that I’m a little less alone in this game sitting here at my kitchen table in my small little village. I guess it makes me a little more professional? Maybe. I’m not sure. I’m just excited about it. Now, I’m off to speak with my agent. Snort. Show Pony factor 10.0

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09393571810604343918 Veggie Mama

    You totally know how I feel about this, and I support you 100%. I support all y’all! This is your space, your creation, and you can use it as you see fit. You have fabulous insight into what works and what doesn’t, and I think only good can come of that. It’s about time your effort is rewarded and I’m here on the sidelines cheering you on! Viva la revolucion! xxoxoxoxoxxxx

    PS still moving in…

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02005492484650666091 BabyMac

      Thanks Veggie x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17315306897011205854 Miss Mandy

    I think you don’t give yourself enough credit Beth, in some ways you are so extroverted and confident in your approach.
    And yet accepting that your blog is fantastic and everyone reads it is, not so much. What is this ‘who is she’ business that you talk of?
    I’m sure your people will do an awesome job. Love this step forward for you and blogging au.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13272090974052486539 Mrs Woog

      I totally agree! Beth your blog is beautiful x

    • http://www.abeachcottage.com/ Sarah

      me too…

      Beth we need a phone call ;-)

      love ya x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16611229357228521510 Hazel

    Exciting times. Look forward to seeing how it works out. But like Miss Mandy says, you should be proud of this blog, you deserve this.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04215161182830545561 Reannon Hope

    Man you deserve all the success that is coming your way. Enjoy the ride, I think it’s gonna be fun xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15049049486292603860 Miss T

    Can I write here now?? Im nervous…will I get sued?
    LOVE YOU WORK x
    T x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11937511046069347576 edenland

    FISTPUMP.

    Congrats, lady

    xxxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06483003532396329746 rex

    This is great Beth! so pleased for you. I can see exactly why your blog was chosen.

    It’s real and its you.

    xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02190695242707409677 Ms Styling You

    Beth, the world is ready for you! x

  • Nic

    Wow Beth – congratulations – you’re in the big league now!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10820427670347489839 madeleine

    LOVE this. You are fabulous and deserve it all. Well done.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09334181966209041832 Corinne – Daze of My Life

    A BIG congrats. You know you talk of not knowing what to do when you grow up? Well, I think it’s been right in front of you all along (well for the past 6 years anyway). Wonderful news, well deserved. You’re so on your way. xx

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02005492484650666091 BabyMac

      Thanks Corinne, it might just have been. Who knows?! Appreciate your kind support from way back when x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17317677066408030053 Faux Fuchsia

    How terribly Exciting.

    My colleagues are lawyers but I am very attracted to the concept of having cyber colleagues who are Bloggers of Note.

    Meanwhile, good luck with your Journey and may the Producers of Consumer Durables Shower you with what can only be described as high end fancy-pants Gift. Or Gifts.

    xx

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02005492484650666091 BabyMac

      I hope I get some kind of high end fancy pant gift too. COME ON IT’S TIME right?! x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03283618400442819761 Sonia LifeLoveandHiccups

    Congratulations Beth – This is soooo exciting and so deserved. Go you Good thing! xxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16423155273754490984 Something Gorgeous

    Wow, that all sounds very exciting. People seem to be really taking notice of bloggers and its great that someone as talented as you will be there leading the way.
    Congratulations xT

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02005492484650666091 BabyMac

      Thanks SO much. It is exciting!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03681294256769294199 Nina D

    Congratulations! What an awesome bunch you make :) You totally deserve it – you are very talented!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16543791863884733714 Mum on the Run

    Go get ‘em!!!
    Do you get to buy a new power suit now?!!
    :-) xx

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02005492484650666091 BabyMac

      Oh my STARS I hope so! I imagine us to be like the birds in Working Girl. I would have shoulder pads that Melanie Griffith would be jealous of. Is Nikki Sigourney Weaver?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13151973819133926868 Mama of 2 boys

    Oh Congrats lady, this is just fantastic! Actually quite groundbreaking stuff in the evolution of blogging. Why am I not surprised you’re at the forefront. Well done my friend, this is just the very tip of the iceberg for you xoxo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13823564682558900328 Kylie @ Octavia and Vicky

    Fabulous news, congratulations!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05133002988641939140 Profiles

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  • Heidi Fitz

    Makes total sense… might surprise you but doesn’t surprise us! looking forward to some great collaborations … and lots more of you. Hx

  • Debyl1

    Congratulations on this new journey you are taking.You have worked hard to get here.Cant wait to share it with you as I so trust your judgement.Your blog is like a breath of fresh air and it makes me happy that this has happened for you.Be proud and enjoy the adventure xx

  • http://blog.scissorspaperrockdesigns.com.au/ Claire Chadwick @ Scissors Paper Rock

    Exciting times ahead Beth, Congrats! You & your blog are VERY deserving! ENJOY the ride :)
    x

  • http://www.heytherejustme.blogspot.com/ Sue

    Yay that is fabulous news. Love your writing, love your blog, love your pics and love your recipes. Congrats, congrats!

  • http://www.lipglossmumma.com.au/ lipglossmumma

    Yay for you Beth. You will rock it, of course!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07422068499429667636 Posie Patchwork

    Congratulations, this really sounds fantastic, you have ‘people’ tee hee. Love Posie

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18102432392715128346 Smykolandia

    Congratulation. You deserve it, for sure.

  • Anonymous

    The most well deserved sell out going round.

    You have my full/partial support, as always.

    Mr Anonymous.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17646925050489695536 Mother Down Under

    Congratulations! That is great news! Can’t wait to see what the future holds for you and your colleagues!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00859110942745952818 Tahnee

    awesome beth! congratulations, you absolutely deserve to have *people*. I hope you’re practicing your sullen celebrity pout? x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06161791158132670303 Nat – Muddy Farmwife

    Congrats. This is the beginning of something big, looking forward to watching the ride.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04659789458460830707 Cherie @ ‘a baby called Max’

    Wow, I feel honoured to have once shared a cab with you, you remarkable thing you :)

    P.S rate yourself a little more, for shit’s sake ;)

    You’re awesome! Absolutely awesome.

    And it’s about time something like this happened to you, & other noteworthy bloggers.

    This should very much so put an end to those kinda ‘dear blogger, we value you, now please write a sponsored post for free’ e-mails :)

    So proud Beth, so so proud! :)

    xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11416451148055700239 Elisa {with grace and eve}

    Congratulations! Such exciting times! Little bloggers like me looking up to you! :) xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12124831265480163064 wsb

    Enjoy the ride – you do deserve it and your blog is a beautiful space! I can only imagine the shenanigans yourself, Mrs Woog and Eden will be capable of during meetings….

    Love your work x

  • http://www.tinysavages.com/ Carli (Tiny Savages)

    Congrats Beth, it was great to read your name in the mix – I think after the Ford video you’ve shown a gift for the whole brand gig. Keep them coming I say.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10992540563706358499 Danielle

    go beth, go beth, go beth!