How do I make a bloggy BFF? - Baker Days (Review & Competition)

Baker Days Letterbox Cake 

Entering the blogging world can feel a little like being dumped in a busy bus station with a packed lunch, a ticket to Bloggersville and no idea where your stop is. People rush past you, their faces scary and unfamiliar. Some don't have time to stop and some are walking in a big bloggy pack so you just wait around looking lost until a very nice commuter says, 'Maybe I can help?'



You've found your fairy blog mother (or father)! My blog mother, and one to many, I'm sure, was Aby from You Baby Me Mummy and once she pointed me to the right place (Stop F, opposite the Costa) I was direct to Bloggersville, picking up bloggy BFF's along the way. So if you still feel like you're still in the bus station here are four tips to bonding with bloggers.



TWEET LIKE NO ONE'S WATCHING -  Sometimes twitter can feel like standing in a shopping centre shouting. Instead pretend you're at a coffee morning with a bunch of really cool people and you might relax a bit. Be yourself and encourage a few tweeps to get to know you better.  



GET LINKY - There's a linky for everything! You've got no excuse not to join the party but even if you don't have the time to participate linkies are a fab place to hang out and get to know bloggers interested in building a community. I regularly stalk my favourite linkies for like minded bloggers.



CHECK THE ARCHIVES - When you find a blog you love, don't forget to dip into the archives. That way you can really get to know the writer and what interests them. It will be easier to connect if you understand what's important to them.



SEND CARBS - Never underestimate the power of carbohydrates. I have not yet found a predicament that could not be fixed with carbs. Baker Days offered me the opportunity to send some cake direct through the letterbox of my chosen recipient. I decided to target the super supportive Misunderstood Mummy. Baker Days letterbox cakes are perfectly proportioned for one or two people. As the name suggests they can arrive through the post just like a birthday, bar mitzvah or blimey are we still married card. 



The Baker Days website is clean, well laid out and very simple to navigate. There aren't loads of bells and whistles which is great - I like a site I can operate after three mimosas. They have tonnes of options including photo cakes for the ultimate selfie and personalised cupcakes. You can make your own design! Any words you want! Swears and stuff! I got this: 





You can edit your cake design on the site and they'll show you a really accurate preview. Whilst your preview is loading a little cartoon baker does a dance. I did this several times because I enjoyed his moves so much. 



They deliver within five days but you can also request an express delivery which is perfect for 'I totally didn't plan anything for you but I still want you to respect me' people like me. Misunderstood Mummy tells me that the cake arrived straight through her letterbox, so no interaction with her dodgy neighbour, and was a delicious tea time treat. I'm sure she'll happily be my bloggy BFF; I'm currently making her a three colour loom band



If you want to dazzle someone with carbs please enter the competion below and make sure you stop by Baker Days to check out that little dancing baker!




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14 comments

  1. Ah thank you so much, that is so lovely of you. I am always happy to help xx

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  2. Thanks for all the bloggy love you spread x

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  3. You are so lovely! i love cake, especially surprise cake! Il definitely be your bloggy BFF.
    I will eagerly await the arrival of my loom band ;) xxx

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  4. Great advice and the cake looks yummy!!! I think sending carbs will cheer anyone up :) xxx

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    1. Honestly you could send me a loaf and I'd love you forever, I like me some carbs :)

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  5. Aw, how lovely that you've found your blogging community, it's great to have people that comment regularly and take a genuine interest in what you're doing isn't it? It sounds like you've made some great blogging friends.xx

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    1. Thank you Natalie, I'm really enjoying this community. Sometimes find it hard to socialise with the tiny man so this has been ace. x

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  6. Charlene, I've been most impressed by your twitter presence. You are my twitter inspiration. You've done so well in such a short period of time! x

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    1. Thanks so much! I love it. Feel less like I'm talking to myself all day :) x

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  7. Great post. What a lovely thing to do for your bloggy BFF! And loom bands too? Brilliant. Who doesn't love cake. :)

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  8. Great advice and those cakes are so very yummy!

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  9. Ooooo great tips thanks for sharing - I still have no idea what I am doing most of the time! Xx

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  10. I'm by no means an authority but I think that's an advantage! Then everything you do is authentic x

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