What is Bleet?
Bleet is an app being designed to help bloggers find likeminded people near them with a simple swipe.
How did the idea for an app like this come about?
Being a blogger myself, I know how nice It’d be to have a Blogger friend up the road. So Sam and I got talking one day and decided to make it a reality. That’s when Bleet was born!
How did you come up with the name Bleet?
We spent ages brainstorming ideas and nothing seemed right. Then one day I mentioned it to my brother and he came up with Bleet within seconds. Its ‘bloggers’ and ‘meet’ smashed together.
What inspired the look of Bleet?
We wanted to go for something that felt fresh and easy to look at, that’s why we went with the colours we have. As for Bertie the sheep, it had to be a sheep with the name Bleet.
Will Bleet be a blog in itself?
At the moment we do have a blog on our website, but that’s just for progress updates. We also have our newsletter where we feature new bloggers every month. We don’t have anything definite planned yet, but it’s always a possibility.
It states on the website that this app was made by bloggers for bloggers. Why was it important to have the input of other bloggers?
The app is built solely for bloggers, so we’d be crazy not to get their input on it. We want it to be something that they enjoy using, and to do so, we take on all feedback.
How important is it to have blogging community?
Very. I don’t think blogging would be the same without the lovely community that comes along with it.
Would there be future blogger/vlogger events held by Bleet where everyone could meet?
Hopefully! We can’t confirm anything yet, but we’d love to do something to bring bloggers together.
What is the future for Bleet?
We want Bleet to be more than just an app, we want it to be a community. We have a lot of ideas and plans for it, but we’re keeping them under wraps for now.
As a blogger yourself, how useful would you have found Bleet if you had it from the start of your blogging career?
Extremely! When I first started blogging I had no idea what I was doing, I felt like I was wondering around in the dark. It would have been amazing to have met other bloggers that could help and guide me from the start.
What has been one of the most exciting points of creating this app?
I’d say every step of it has been exciting. From the first look to the tweets we get from people regarding the app. Every minor thing is exciting, we’re really looking forward to launching.
When will the app be available and how will the celebrate its launch?
We don’t have a set launch date yet, but it will be out this year. As for the way we’ll celebrate it, we’re not sure yet… you’ll have to keep an eye out.
Interview by Lucy