Motivated by a formula of P. Jones that gives the distance of a Bloch function to BMOA, the space of bounded mean oscillations, we obtain several formulas for the distance of a Bloch function to the little Bloch space, β0. Immediate consequences are equivalent expressions for functions in β0. We also give several examples of distances of specific functions to β0. We comment on connections between distance to β0 and the essential norm of some composition operators on the Bloch space, β. Finally we show that the distance formulas in β have Bloch type spaces analogues.