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INTRODUCING THE EAT, CAPTURE, SHARE PODCAST FOR FOOD BLOGGERS

INTRODUCING THE EAT, CAPTURE, SHARE PODCAST FOR FOOD BLOGGERS

I have been teasing you for weeks (and loving it), but I finally wanted to share what’s been going on behind the scenes: I’ve starting my own PODCAST! It’s something I have been thinking about for so, so long and - with the support of my creative community, who also kept this secret safe and sound - as well as YOUR continued support and interest in me and my little plant-based food photography blog I finally felt brave enough to go for it.

IS YOUR INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT WORTH FOLLOWING?

IS YOUR INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT WORTH FOLLOWING?

NOTE: This blog post is part 21 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 how the instagram algorithms really work, the three real reasons your instagram account is not growing and is organic growth on instagram still possible. Just click here to find all the other parts in the series. Now on with today's postand with that cheeky blog post title...

With soooo much choice of stunningly curated feeds and insanely gorgeous pictures, how on earth do we decide to take the leap and click the FOLLOW button on instagram? Is our decision to follow an instagram account much more complex than all these popular articles acknowledge? Or will a little hashtag make or break me on my favourite app after all?! 

3 SURPRISING REASONS YOUR INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT IS NOT GROWING

3 SURPRISING REASONS YOUR INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT IS NOT GROWING

It was in July, 2017 that I posted part 1 of THE INSTAGRAM SERIES - content all about helping YOU manage your way around instagram - and I can honestly say, I NEVER expected to get the incredible response I did (FYI this is my best performing blog post EVER!) OR that a year on I'd still be adding parts to the never ending saga, sorry I mean series, that is Instagram

Seeing that I'm posting part 20 (!) of THE INSTAGRAM SERIES today, I'm celebrating by giving away 3 copies of my instagram eguide, 3 Lightroom preset mini bundles and a mini ebook outlining my editing process! To find out how to win in this WORLDWIDE GIVEAWAY, please scroll down to the end of this blog post. But first, let's delve into today's instagram topic, shall we?  

CAN YOU BEAT THE INSTAGRAM ALGORITHM WITH COMMENT PODS?

CAN YOU BEAT THE INSTAGRAM ALGORITHM WITH COMMENT PODS?

NOTE: This blog post is part 19 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 am I losing followers on instagram , how the instagram algorithms really work and how to get paid influencer work on instagram. Just click here to find all the other parts in the series. 

Now that the cat is out of the bag and we finally officially know how the instagram algorithms really work, joining a comment pod to increase our engagment and thereby beat the algorithm seems more important than ever. Or does it? In today's post I'll explore this questions in a bit more detail. 

3 ESSENTIAL FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY LIGHTROOM PRESETS

3 ESSENTIAL FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY LIGHTROOM PRESETS

After weeks of teasing you on instagram, my essential food photography preset bundle for Lightroom is FINALLY here! I know it's been a LONGGGG time coming, but I feel it's been worth the wait and I hope the presets will allow you to create the food photography 'look' you love. If you know me, you're probably aware that I like to go over and beyond for my audience and hence the bundle includes a few little extras including special introductory discount code! Want to find out more? Cool, then you've come to the right place.

IS ORGANIC GROWTH ON INSTAGRAM STILL POSSIBLE IN 2018?

IS ORGANIC GROWTH ON INSTAGRAM STILL POSSIBLE IN 2018?

NOTE: This blog post is part 18 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 am I losing followers on instagram , how the instagram algorithms really work and how to get paid influencer work on instagram. Just click here to find all the other parts in the series. 

'What if organic growth on instagram is no longer possible? What if I post my most amazing images on instagram, use the best hashtags, leave thoughtful comments but still don't gain new instagram followers?' It's a question one of my creative community members asked a few weeks ago and one that somehow lingered in my mind. Like her, many of the talented and committed creatives I speak to daily are struggling to gain real traction on instagram or worse, losing followers week after week, month after month.  

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE NEW INSTAGRAM ALGORITHM

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE NEW INSTAGRAM ALGORITHM

NOTE: This blog post is part 17 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 am I losing followers on instagram , how instagram is trying to get rid of (food) bloggers and how to get paid influencer work on instagram. Just click here to find all the other parts in the series. Now on with today's post!

DISCLAIMER: One of my lovely creative community members, Roberta alerted me to the article I will be referencing through this blog post. Thank you Roberta. So grateful.

It has been a while and a half since I've penned a piece for the instagram series; that's because it's been all kinds of busy behind the scenes at The Little Plantation HQ. But with instagram's unprecedented move to speak openly about how their algorithms really work and whether the shadow ban is or isn't a thing, I HAD to create another part in my popular blog series. So according to this article here's what they said in a nutshell and - more importantly - here's what it means for you as a (food) blogger, instagrammer and influencer.