I spent a lot of 2018 worrying about my ever yo-yo-ing Instagram numbers. Can you believe at one point I was so close to cracking 3,000 and now I am hovering at 2,700? It sucks. Not only does it suck, it often makes me feel inadequate like I don’t have an Instagram followers life, but to be honest I don’t, and that’s just something I have to come to terms with.
The thing is, though, my Instagram numbers don’t reflect my blogging skills at all. I am by no means bringing in hordes of traffic, but I am also bringing in more traffic now than I did when I was closing in on 3,000 page views. Everything is increasing over here, except Instagram, and I find myself so unnecessarily fixated on that.
I love taking blog photos, but I currently live in pretty much the middle of nowhere. Unlike many popular bloggers who live in big cities, travel all around, and get the best city rooftop shots, I live in a town of approximately 15,000 people. We probably have way more trees than our population honestly.
When I moved back to a small city, I knew that I would have to try hard to scout photo shoot locations. I started just taking shots around my house, but when that got boring, I started venturing out into the surrounding city. Today on the blog I am going to chat about how to scout photo shoot locations as a blogger, even if you are in a small town.
If you have been following me for a while, you know I adore Pinterest. One of my favorite things to do is browse Pinterest and pin stuff to my boards. I have been using Pinterest since my college years, and it’s something I am passionate about. If you want to grow your blog, you NEED a Pinterest account. It’s simply non-negotiable. So, today on the blog, I am sharing ten rules you need to follow if you want Pinterest to work for your blog.
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With the onslaught of IGTV, bloggers and business owners are in an absolute tailspin. There are SO many social media options out there, and it seems like new ones are popping up every day. How can anyone stay up to date with new technology in these conditions? I know it’s tough out there!
Today I am giving bloggers and business owners some tips on how to stop being overwhelmed by social media options. This is geared toward all my followers who blog, but honestly, some of these same principles can be used for anyone who is using social media today (aka everyone!)