I remember when I first started using Instagram. It seems like forever ago now. The whole hashtag thing was a bit mysterious to me. I worked in marketing and social media, so I understood that a hashtag could lead people directly to others using the same hashtag. But I didn't quite get how hashtagging would work for me. Oh sure, I used a hashtag here and there. But they were never really … [Read more...] about My Favorite Hashtags to Gain Likes and Organically Grow Your 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?
We can all use some tips when it comes to growing our social media. Especially with the constant changes, I'm looking at you Instagram Stories, it's a good idea to stay on top of the trends. I've put together a list of some of my favorite social media tips, all in one place. 1. Instant Instagram Ideas Consistency is key on Instagram. But figuring out what to post can be daunting. Here are 14 … [Read more...] about 8 Top Tips for Growing Your Social Media
I have a secret. Almost every single picture you see on my blog and Instagram are photos taken with my phone. Don't believe me? Take a look: Taking photos for your blog, Instagram, and well, life can seem overwhelming. We want to share pictures we love and we don't always have the time or the money to spend taking photos with a fancy DSLR. I have spent the last few years perfecting and … [Read more...] about How to FINALLY Take Professional, Beautiful Photos With Your Phone
There is A LOT of talk about how to make Instagram work for you. I don't know about you, but it seems like everyone and their mom has an Instagram trick or tip. But one thing you can't ignore: hashtags work. Why? Because hashtags are the best organic way to connect you with other users. Period. I like the fact that Instagram has kept many of it's native design and following elements. It's not … [Read more...] about How to Create A Hashtag That Makes an Impact
It's getting to be my all time favorite part of the year: travel season. Of course, I prefer when I'm on vacation, but I also love seeings others photos. I find it so interesting how people share photos online: their perspective, the places they travel, and the food they eat. One of the best way to see these images is Instagram. I feel like I get a glimpse of your travel destination. Right now, … [Read more...] about 15 Best Travel Hashtags for Instagram