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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.

HOW MUCH SHOULD AN INSTAGRAM CONTENT CREATOR EARN? + SAVEUR COUNT DOWN PART 3

HOW MUCH SHOULD AN INSTAGRAM CONTENT CREATOR EARN? + SAVEUR COUNT DOWN PART 3

NOTE: This blog post is part 22 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 to get paid for posting content on instagramhow the algorithms really work and is your instagram account worth following. Just click here to find all the other parts in the series. Now on with today's controversial (?) post...

How much should an instagram influencer slash content creator earn? How much should we charge for our work as photographers, food writers, stylists? It's a question I get asked quite a lot and one that recently came up inside my creative community. I've written about the topic before, more broadly, but that blog post feels like ages ago and hence a few years older and wiser, I thought I'd tackle the question again on instagram and here on my blog AKA my home turf. 

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?! 

12 DAY FREE AUTUMN INSTAGRAM PHOTO CHALLENGE

12 DAY FREE AUTUMN INSTAGRAM PHOTO CHALLENGE

Creating the best FREE instagram photo challenges are one of my most favourite things to do, EVER! Honestly, they are sooo much fun, full of creativity and make me feel THAT much closer to YOU, my fellow food photography fanatics. Having said that I have noticed that there are A LOT of food photography challenges happening on instagram of late and - when people move one way, I kinda like to move the other way ;).

This means that this season's Autumn instagram food photography challenge in this 12-day format will be one of my very last. Even more reason to sign up then AND tell your friends about the challenge isn't it ;)?! Learn about food photography, food styling and be part of the BEST online creative community a food lover could ever be! Ready to make a commitment to your learning and master the perfect insta food flatlay? Then please read one... 

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.

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.