There is always so much buzz about Instagram. How to grow it, how to get engagement, followers, and how to succeed on Instagram. It seems now everyone is coming up with their own version of a course or tips on how to succeed and as someone who has worked in social media and marketing for forever, a lot of their advice makes me shudder. I think a lot of what we hear about social … [Read more...] about Why Everything You Hear About Growing Your Instagram is Wrong
We all want to succeed online. Yes, we might all define success differently; not everyone out there is trying to make their blog a full time income, or gain millions of followers (although let's face it, that'd be great!). But we all do want more traffic and acknowledgement for our work. It's natural. So, how can you set up your blog for success, no matter what stage blogger you … [Read more...] about How To Set Up Your Blog For Success (No Matter What Stage You’re In!)
Ever get stuck with what to post to Instagram? we've all been there. We know that the best way to create an engaged Instagram is to post regularly. But who has time to always think of what to post? These 15 photo ideas for Instagram will totally have you covered! I decided to take this a step further from my previous Instagram photo ideas post and give you a hashtag to go with … [Read more...] about 15 Photo Ideas For Instagram
Live video is quickly becoming the best way to interact and engage. If you want to have a thriving audience online, you need to include streaming video. A few years ago Snapchat released it’s live chat and video to the world. Like every other trend, teens picked it up first and used it as a way to send sometimes inappropriate pictures and videos that would be safely deleted in 24 hours. Then, we … [Read more...] about Snapchat vs Instagram Stories, Which Should You Use?
Let's face it: we all start out at 0. For the most part, all of us are on the same blog playing field when it comes to growing and establishing our online presence. When we start, we often wonder, what am I doing wrong? People might not be reading, or commenting, or following. But there are some definite things you can do right now to help with this. Since September marks 5 years of Helene in … [Read more...] about 5 Things I Did That Exploded My Blog
It dawned on me recently that it's now been a little over a year since I quit my job to be a full time blogger. WHOA. So much of my life has changed and I wanted to take some time to reflect on that. Doing this full time has honestly been one the best things that has ever happened to me in my life. That might sound a touch dramatic, but it's true! It has let me to try so many different things, … [Read more...] about Thoughts on Blogging Full Time for A Year