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
You guys, taking care of a full grown man who is acting like a 4-year-old is hard work. Michael dislocated his right shoulder and cannot: drive, shower, open anything, water the yard, or do anything remotely helpful around the house. 3 and a half years ago I broke the crap out of my ankle and leg. And I KNOW that he did everything around the house. I'm sure of it. BUT we both work from … [Read more...] about Needs Vs Wants + #7in7Challenge Day 2!
For the past few weeks I've been trying to create a fun challenge to do on the blog. Why, you ask? Because blog and Instagram challenges are awesome and it's a fantastic way to connect online. Last April I did #30PhotosInBetween Instagram challenge, then last July I did #31PhotosInBetween. I wanted to change it up completely. I've been racking my brain on just how to do it. Then, I went to … [Read more...] about April Instagram Challenge: The #7in7Challenge
By now, you probably know that being on Instagram is massively important for your blog and/or business. You know what's also important? Posting consistently. And posting great content... consistently. Doing both of those things can be very overwhelming. But there is actually a super simple way for you to do both: schedule your content. I'm a HUGE fan of scheduling. Whether it's scheduling blog … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Guide to Scheduling Your Instagram + Instagram Lessons
Instagram tends to be most people's favorite social media app. But that might change with last Tuesday's announcement. Instagram is moving to an algorithm based feed. What does that mean? Well, as this New York Times article states, it basically means posts you regularly like and posts with more engagement get seen first. It will no longer be chronological order, but instead "best posts" (aka … [Read more...] about HUGE Instagram Changes + 10 Mistakes You’re Making