HOW INSTAGRAM IS TRYING TO GET RID OF (FOOD) BLOGGERS (AND HOW YOU CAN ENSURE YOU SURVIVE)

HOW INSTAGRAM IS TRYING TO GET RID OF (FOOD) BLOGGERS (AND HOW YOU CAN ENSURE YOU SURVIVE)

NOTE: This blog post is part 6 of my INSTAGRAM SERIES - content all about helping YOU manage your way around instagram. In the INSTAGRAM SERIES I've touched on subjects such as why you're losing followers (and what to do about it), how to grow your instagram following and shadowbanning. Just click here to find all the other parts in the series. Now on with today's post!

I agree HOW INSTAGRAM IS TRYING TO GET RID OF (FOOD) BLOGGERS is somewhat of a provokative blog title, but in essence it's the only way to escribe what currently happening in the mysterious world of instagram. And though the title is tongue in cheek of course, I'd dare say today's blog post is by far my most 'serious'. So, if you're a full-time blogger or someone considering making blogging your career then please read on!

METIS® GREEN SMOOTHIE RECIPE (V+, R, GF, GrF, ChF, P, NF)

METIS® GREEN SMOOTHIE RECIPE (V+, R, GF, GrF, ChF, P, NF)

My blog is and will always be a place where I share plant-based recipes I believe in. It will always be a space where I tell you about fruits and vegetables that taste the bomb. That's because I value YOU and am honoured you've chosen to visit and read my blog. Hence if I do a sponsored blog post like the one I'm writing today for the brand new Metis® fruit, please know I've tried and tested the goodies (together with my rather fussy 7-year-old who LOVED them and my man, who ate 3 in one go!) and can whole heartedly recommend Metis® as well as this healthy Metis® geen smoothie recipe ;).

VEGAN PEANUTBUTTER NICECREAM WITH STRAWBERRY COMPOTE RECIPE (V+, ChF, P, GF, GrF)

VEGAN PEANUTBUTTER NICECREAM WITH STRAWBERRY COMPOTE RECIPE (V+, ChF, P, GF, GrF)

September sees the start of what is set to be my busiest time ever here at The Little Plantation. Not only have I got something lovely and fun to announce soon (check the blog in 2 weeks, ok? ;)), but I'm also running my last group food photography and food styling workshop of 2017 with Aimee of Twigg Studios this month, I'm teaching my first vegan cookery course and am running my FREE 12-day instagram photography challenge. Most importantly though I'm finally ''officially'' allowed to start posting lush and delicious sweet treats on the blog, like today's vegan peanutbutter nicecream with strawberry compote. That's cuz with September we (read I) start the countdown to the holiday season. And what is a holiday season without yummy, delicious icecream, cake, cookies and chocolate recipes, right? 

WHAT THE INSTAGRAM HACK TAUGHT ME

WHAT THE INSTAGRAM HACK TAUGHT ME

NOTE: This blog post is part of my INSTAGRAM SERIES - content all about helping YOU manage your way around instagram. Just click here to find part 1, 2, 3 and more. Now on with today's post!

I was minding my own business, when my sister called me last week and asked: 'Have you heard, instagram has been hacked. They're stealing personal e-mail addresses and phone numbers. It's pretty serious!' No, I hadn't heard but the moment I hung up the phone and tried to log into my instagram account I couldn't. 

VEGAN TOMATO AND RED PEPPER SOUP + A COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY! (P, V+, ChF, GF, NF, GrF)

VEGAN TOMATO AND RED PEPPER SOUP + A COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY! (P, V+, ChF, GF, NF, GrF)

t's been over a month since I last shared a recipe with you guys. In fact it's been over a month since I last cooked a meal. Not because I've fallen out of love with cooking, but because we went travelling through South America the entire summer.

But now I'm back and delighted to present you with a recipe I KNOW you'll love. That's cuz this vegan tomato and red pepper soup is utterly delicious, creamy, healthy and super simple to make. Moreover it's a recipe you can find in Jessica Sepel's new cookbook entitled LIVING THE HEALTHY LIFE which - wait for it - is up for grabs this week :). 

12 DAY FREE INSTAGRAM AUTUMN PHOTOGRAPHY CHALLENGE

12 DAY FREE INSTAGRAM AUTUMN PHOTOGRAPHY CHALLENGE

After the success of this summer's 10 day FREE instagram photography challenge, I'm over the moon to invite you all to join me for my 12 day FREE instagram autumn photography challenge! Like last season's photo challenge, this one is really about giving you the framework, support and inspiration to pick up your iphone or camera regularly, practice your skills and fine tune your photographic eye. Furthermore, this on-line challenge was lovingly designed for you, to allow you to establish a regular instagram posting schedule (sooo important as you know from this post here) and become part of a creative community. In addition, we're going to be working to establish a cohesive instagram grid with the aim of making yor instagram gallery irresistable. 

5 SIMPLE WAYS TO ENJOY INSTAGRAM (DESPITE THE ALGORITHMS)

5 SIMPLE WAYS TO ENJOY INSTAGRAM (DESPITE THE ALGORITHMS)

Welcome back to the fourth and last part (for now!) of the INSTAGRAM SERIES during which I've touched on topics such as why you are losing followers on instagram, the 3 real reasons your instagram account is not growing and instagram travel photography tips for beginners. This week we'll be looking at 5 simple ways to enjoy instagram despite the algorithms. Out of all the instagram tips I have shared on the blog so far, I'm most excited about this topic and hope you will be too...

THE 3 REAL REASONS YOUR INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT IS NOT GROWING (AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT)

THE 3 REAL REASONS YOUR INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT IS NOT GROWING (AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT)

Welcome back to part 3 of the INSTAGRAM SERIES during which I've touched on topics such as shadowbanning, why you are losing followers on instagram and instagram travel photography tips for beginners. This week we'll be looking at the 3 real reasons your instagram account is not growing and what you can do about it. I'm really excited to share this topic with you as it's the one YOU requested I talk about. So, without further ado, let's get stuck in!