I have a secret: Facebook groups have helped me massively increase my pageviews on my blog. Why? Because Facebook groups are some of the best ways to connect with like minded individuals to help get your content seen organically. Let's face the facts: right now, many social media networks, Facebook included, are focusing on "pay to play" in order to get your content seen. Actually, the cold, hard … [Read more...] about 75 Facebook Groups for Bloggers and Entrepreneurs
One of my all time favorite pastimes is writing. Um duh, Helene, you are a blogger after all. But not just writing short blog posts, getting to sit down and hash out my thoughts in a meaningful way. Both my parents are writers and authors, so it's in my blood to follow in their footsteps. Today I'm thrilled to announce I wrote my very own book! Keeping in line with my years as a blogger and … [Read more...] about I Wrote a Book!
Instagram is everyone's favorite photo app but, it's also my most cherished tool to drive traffic to my blog, make money, and make real connections. I attended a travel blog conference recently and two things were discussed: social media is important now more than ever and so are the messages that you post. Instagram is one of the TOP drivers of traffic to my blog. And I also find that I spend … [Read more...] about 15 Ridiculously Easy Travel Instagram Photo Ideas and Poses
Many people see me as an outgoing, some what carefree person, but truthfully I am a worrier. I am constantly fretting over being good enough. Making sure I hit the mark whether it be my business, my health, my looks, you name it. I think we all do this to a degree. But what I've realized is that life isn't going to wait for you. You do have to get comfortable with change- a big hardship for me. … [Read more...] about What I’ve Learned from Working for Myself
This year alone I've traveled to Paris, Innsbruck, Bern, Zurich, Salzburg, Zöll, Ellmau, Rothenburg, London, Florence, Killarney, Hannover, Milan, Nuremburg, Neuschwanstein, Nice, Strasbourg, Vienna, Monaco, Lyon, Manchester, Venice, Dublin, Berlin, Rome, Liverpool, Sofia, and that's what I can remember. Which is more than I can say I've probably traveled the last few YEARS of my life. It's been … [Read more...] about How My Blog and Instagram Helped me Live my Dream
I was wrong about Instagram. There. I said it. A few years ago I thought I had it figured out. I thought I should do it like everyone else. I listened to the gurus. I posted pictures of my lattes on a white foam board (not joking). And my Instagram barely budged. DUH HELENE! But seriously. There is so much talk about how to grow your Instagram and a lot of it comes from people who … [Read more...] about Conquer Instagram’s Algorithm (STARTS TODAY!)