Oh Instagram, you saucy little minx. You seem to be the topic of so many conversations. From the right strategies to grow, the rumors of Instagram banning accounts (shadowbanning), to the tips and tricks on how to use Instagram as a tool to drive traffic and even make money, it seems there is so much to grasp. One thing I've learned: a lot of followers doesn't matter. An engaged following matters. … [Read more...] about How I Doubled My Instagram Following in 5 Months (+ FREE Hashtag Library)
Picture Ariel in "The Little Mermaid." That red head knew one thing for sure: she wanted her man but more than that, she wanted her voice back. Why? Because if you don't have that, then how can you truly be yourself? *Cue dramatic Disney orchestra music playing.* Forget the idea of a niche. Take away the notion of pigeon-holing yourself into a category. Almost every successful blogger that I read … [Read more...] about How To Find Your Blogging Voice
There are so many rules when it comes to building a successful, money making blog: use SEO, make it pretty, write engaging posts. The list goes on. Whether you're brand new or a pro, I know you've heard it before. But I think that you can create a blog that you love, that others RUSH to, that makes you income, without selling your soul. You can make money blogging, let me be the first to tell … [Read more...] about How To Make Money Blogging (Without Selling Your Soul)
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
There is a blogger that I follow that drives me nuts. I've been blogging for over 5 years and she suddenly has more followers than me on every. single. platform. In under a year. Don't get me wrong, some bloggers do tend to explode, especially on Instagram. But the majority, especially on Facebook and Pinterest pages, the growth tends to be slower. So how did she seemingly get tens of thousands … [Read more...] about Why Buying Followers Hurts Your Engagement