My writing background
I have loved writing for pretty much as long as I can remember and have always been writing in some way or another. I have a 2:1 BA(hons) degree in Magazine Journalism and Feature Writing and since I left uni in 2012 have been on quite the writing quest since!
Publications I have written for include:
- Nuts Magazine (2011)
- Front Magazine (2011)
- Bizarre Magazine (2012)
- Terrorizer Magazine (2013)
As you can tell from the previous two magazines, I started out my writing career as a music journalist, specialising in my absolute favourite genre – heavy metal <3. As the world of music journalism moved online, I wrote regularly and extensively for the now closed website MetalMouth.net and webzine Ave Noctum from 2013-2017. During my time writing for these websites, I reviewed albums, live shows and festivals (both in the UK and abroad) in a press capacity and had the privilege of interviewing some of my favourite bands too. Overall it was a pretty fucking badass time!
Whilst my love for heavy music never waned (I’m currently listening to Fenriz’s metal playlist as I type this, bonus points if you’re reading this and know who I’m on about) my obsession with pole dancing took over in October 2015, and the focus of my writing has gone from blast beats and guttural vocals to 8 inch Pleasers and split drops. Chrome Chronicles was born on 1st February 2017 and has been growing into its own ever since!
I am happy to say that as well as running Chrome Chronicles, I am also proudly writing for the awesome Pole and Aerial magazine When in Chrome, click here to subscribe to it!
What Chrome Chronicles covers
Chrome Chronicles covers pretty much anything and everything pole dance related! The blog’s tagline is “An average girl’s adventures in the world of Pole Dance” and that is exactly what it is. The blog basically covers all my pole dance experiences, including rants about nemesis moves, posts about my ongoing flexibility journey and gushing, admiration posts about my pole idols. Chrome Chronicles is also chock-full interviews with key members of the pole dance community and reviews on all manner of pole products and services.
Additionally, I am working hard to continue my learning and both promote and incorporate inclusivity and diversity within Chrome Chronicles. This is an ongoing goal for both my blog and myself and not one that has a completion date, as I believe there is always more work we can do to encourage both inclusivity and diversity.
One very important topic which also features heavily in Chrome Chronicles is that of mental health. As someone who has lived with anxiety of various levels throughout their life since the age of 19, I talk at length in this blog about how pole dance has affected my anxiety and vice versa. Most importantly, I try my hardest to ensure that Chrome Chronicles is a positive and empowering corner of the internet, so expect to see lots of posts about how we should love and be proud of ourselves no matter what stage of our pole journey we are at.
Lastly, (but also very importantly) Chrome Chronicles is one thousand and ten per cent pro strippers! Pole dancing started out in strip clubs and I won’t hear otherwise. If you can’t accept or respect our fore founders, get a new hobby.
What I will promote
- Any and all products and services pole dance related! Have you got a cool new grip aid that you would like me to review? Just invented some swanky knee pads that stick to the pole and are comfy as hell on your knees? Send them over and I’ll test them out.
- Only products that I would use personally. I pour my heart and soul (god that sounded cheesy, but it’s true) into this blog and want it to be a true and honest reflection of who I am, therefore I’ll only be promoting products and services that I would tend to use in my day to day life. For example, I haven’t set foot in a gym since 2011, so gym memberships are wasted on me. However if you’re offering dance workshops to try out, I’ll snap them up like a hungry hippo.
What I categorically will not promote
- Anything of a racist, homophobic, transphobic, fatphobic and general prejudiced nature. This blog is an inclusive space for everybody. Period.
- Any sort of MLM/Pyramid scheme whatsoever. I am not stupid, and neither are my awesome readers. Take that shit elsewhere.
- Any weight loss related products and/or meal replacements. I love food more than anything on this planet (yes that includes pole dance too), eat 3-4 meals a day and snack like my life depends on it. I really am not interested in some magical, new fangled weight loss “tea” that makes me shit every five minutes. I don’t take it so I won’t promote it. Simple. This doesn’t include protein powder, which of course is meant to be chowed down on in addition to meals.
- Anything that shames strippers and sex workers.
Partnership opportunities and sponsored posts
If you like my blog and would think it would be a great fit for your brand to run a giveaway through, please drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can discuss the juicy details! Alternatively, I am happy to write a sponsored post about your brand and it’s products and services providing that it fits in nicely with Chrome Chronicles. For example, if you want me to write about your swanky new brand of pole shoes, great! If you want me to write all about your household appliance business, it’s a no from me. Of course, all giveaways and sponsored posts will be shared on both my personal and Chrome Chronicles Facebook and Instagram accounts, as you can see from the example below. Of course, all paid for and sponsored posts will be disclosed in the post’s title to provide full transparency.
New blog day is here! This week, I reviewed @poleboxx , an awesome little monthly gift box, with a strong focus on promoting veganism and sustainability. You don’t need me to tell you how important it is that we work with mother nature and look after our planet now more than ever, so a Boxx that provides vegan protein powder, exclusive discounts to vegan lifestyle products and other goodies made from 100% recycled materials is a bit of a winner! Link in bio to give this a read 😘 * * * * #poleboxx #poledancersofig #poledancersofinstagram #blog #blogger #wordpress #poledanceblog #danceblog #polefitness #poledancetraining #strongwomen #poledancer #poledance #unitedbypole #poledancenation #poledancing #poledancingmotivation #poledancelife #giftedreview #vegan #sustainability #environmentallyfriendly #subscriptionbox #giftbox #polesubscriptionbox #polegiftbox
I am also more than happy to advertise your brand via sponsored and affiliate links on my blog, provided of course that they’re relevant to Chrome Chronicles readers. These will be marked as sponsored/affiliate links, just like the affiliate link to X – Pole below.
Again please drop me an email to discuss advertising via sponsored and affiliate links on my blog.
Have an ad for a product or service that would fit in nicely with Chrome Chronicles brand and readership? The please feel free to email me to discuss rates and where we could put it on the blog, as I would love to promote useful products and services to my readers.
Guest blogging and freelance work
As stated at the beginning of this page, I love writing and am keen to write for all manner of pole brands, publications and websites far and wide. Please drop me an email at email@example.com to discuss rates and what type of features you would like me to write.
Who doesn’t love going to a good old pole event? Be it a competition, festival or workshop weekender, you can’t beat a bit of a pole dance bonanza. If you’re hosting a pole event that you would like me to attend and review, I would love to do so but please let me know in advance. As well as being the one woman tour de force behind Chrome Chronicles, I do have a full time day job, so I need to know about events in advance so I can fit them nicely into my schedule. I drive and have a little rust bucket of a car (Ford KA club represent!) so can travel across the UK for events.
Any paid for or gifted reviews of products or services will be stated clearly in the title of the blog post, as you can see from this gifted review of the Pole Boxx. My readers are very important to me, so it’s vital for me to be completely honest with them.
If I am gifted an item or service to review that I am unable to for whatever reason, I will contact the supplier, explain why I am unable to review the product or service and offer financial reimbursement. I want to be completely fair, transparent and honest with my suppliers too!
If you’ve read through all of the above (firstly well done, it turned into a bit of an essay didn’t it?) and are interested in working with Chrome Chronicles, then please do contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can have a natter 😊