You know those scary chain letters you get in your inbox? You don't want to open it. But maybe you do. You just want to see what it's about. Then you do. And suddenly, you feel compelled to do what the letter says. Maybe just for a second. Maybe you don't follow through, maybe you do because... karma. That's kind of what the Instagram shadowban has turned into. Lots of rumors with lots of people … [Read more...] about I Got Shadowbanned By Instagram?! Dispelling the Rumors, What We DO know, and How to Fix It
Most girls dream about being a princess. If you're a millineal woman, you might have thought that Prince William or Harry was in your reach. I remember going on summer trips to London and crossing my fingers that I'd bump into one of them. It'd be easy from there, clearly, they'd fall madly in love with me and the rest is history. Well, we never met, and I'm sure that's the only thing that stood … [Read more...] about Feel Like a Queen in Manchester – City Guide
You guys I am so excited right now. I'm trying to very thoughtful and write a cool intro to this post but all I can think is: did you see I made a quiz?! Alright, time to get real. Because I want to explain the immense thought and careful crafting behind this blogging quiz. One of the best ways to grow your blog is to have an understanding of what your audience wants to see PLUS your unique … [Read more...] about QUIZ! What Kind of Blogger Are You?
If I had a fairy blog-mother the one thing I'd ask for is pageviews. (Side note, I'll ask the Instagram Genie for authentic followers). This is the lifeblood of your bad ass blog. I know you've heard from the experts that you need a pretty layout, a newsletter, and a social media strategy. While that helps boost your blog and I agree, those are tips to improve your blog. But think about it: all of … [Read more...] about How I Doubled My Pageviews in 6 Months
I know I've complained a bit about the cold. Okay, maybe more than a bit. But Heidelberg has totally changed it's tune with some of the most beautiful colors I've ever seen for Spring. When we moved here last year it was September and the flowers were still out, the weather was lovely, and the castle was gleaming. Being from Texas I was in awe of the pleasant temperatures outside. But then the … [Read more...] about Heidelberg in The Spring
I recently read an article entitled "Confessions of an Instagram Influencer." The link was a bit click bait because the beginning sentence read that he "used to post cat photos, now he uses a marketing agency." The article went on to explain that becoming "famous" on Instagram, means that you have to do what everyone else likes, instead of posting what you like. While I think that's totally wrong, … [Read more...] about How to Grow Your Instagram the Right Way