THE INSTAGRAM SERIES
Welcome to the INSTAGRAM SERIES content all about helping food bloggers, food instagrammers and food influencers manage their way around instagram and grow their instagram following. Here you'll find all my instagram growth tips, social media insight and snippet of blogging advice that can help you get the most out of your instagram experience. Enjoy!
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The wait is over and the EAT, CAPTURE, SHARE Podcast for food bloggers, food instagrammers and food photographers has arrived. I’ll be talking about food photography, styling, instagram, blogging as well as addressing wider issues around the topic of food. To see all the episodes, listen or subscribe, please go here to find what you’re after.
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? Eager to find some answers, I delved a bit deeper these past few weeks and did some research on the internet. You ready to see what I discovered?
INSTAGRAM SERIES GUEST PODCAST - In this podcast I speak to Elise Joy about how to leverage your instagram stories and instagram LIVE. It's packed full of tips and solid tried and tested advice. If instagram stories still baffles you, than this is a must listen.
It's official, growing your instagram account organically is hard! It's even tougher if you're a (food) blogger, influencer or content creator. But is it possible that the instagram algorithms are actively working against you and deliberately kerbing your follower numbers? It's the topic I explore in depth in this blog post.
Now that we finally know how the instagram algorithms really work, joining a comment pod to increase engagment and thereby beat the algorithm seems more important than ever. Or does it? Read all you ever wanted to know about comment pods here.
Ever wonder if all the hard work and effort you put into instagram is never going to pay off? I address this issue as well as 3 other instagram myths that are currently doing the rounds on the internet. Want to read more, then click here.
Is the instagram shadow ban a real thing? How does instagram instagram's algorithm decide what content to show everyone and what content to push to the back? And is the feed returning to being chronological? All that and more in this blog post. Click here to read everything.
Join me in London on September 23rd, 2018 for my first full day immersion day looking at how to earn an income doing what you love, how to increase your revenue, reach more customers and use social media to grow your small business or blog.
In this blog post I talk about what the recent interest in VERO says about us as social media users, what it says aboutinstagram and what lessons I learned during the rise of VERO. I touch on the concept of social media addictions and lots more.
As the name of the LIVE tutorial series suggests, I ask experts within the food blogging, food photography and instagram/social media space 10 questions so that YOU can benefit from their knowledge, insight and expertise. Want to know who I'm speaking to and when the tutorials go LIVE? Then this blog post is worth checking out!
Ever wonder how you can earn money to post images on instagram? I explain how you can and answer some of your most frequently asked questions about becoming an instagram influencer, working with brands and getting sponsored contact opportunities.
Want to be part of a free, supportive, creative on-line community that shares your interest in food, styling and photography? Need a space to ask for avise, get free monthly video tutorials? Then this blog post may be for you.
In part 12 of the INSTAGRAM SERIES I share some my go-to tools for adding text to my instagram stories allowing you to customise and up level your stories. Make your instagram stories look prettier, more professional and super engaging. If you want to up your insta stories game, then this blog post is for you.
In this blog post I talk in detail about the new instagram stories changes and what these changes really mean for YOU if you're trying to make it as food blogger or instagram influencer. If you're just starting out or if you're a seasoned blogger and instagram is an important platform for you, then this post is definitely for you.
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When we think about food bloggers we can't help but be filled with envy - free cookbooks, well paid sponsored instagram content for fun and delicious brands and prestigious cookbook deals too. But there's a whole other side to blogging that we never talk about - failure, disappointment and tough lessons learned. If you're thinking about a career in food blogging, then this blog post is for you.
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Want to know what the benefits are to using filters on instagram as well as get a good understanding as to why they ay not be as good an option as they seem? Want to know if I use filters and what helped me make my decision? Then part 9 of the instagram Series may be for you.
Are you struggling with yur organic reach and engagement on instagram? Though going LIVE can seem daunting, read this article if you want to see why it's the way to go.
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Instagram series part 7 - Find out why instagram may be changing to a 4 across grid and why this could be bad news for growing your instagram organically.
INSTAGRAM SERIES PART 6 - Find out why and how current changes on instagram will make life for (food) bloggers and those using instagram to promote their services even more difficult.
INSTAGRAM SERIES PART 5 - If you are a full time blogger, have you ever thought about what you'd do it instagram disappeared tomorrow? Do you run an on-line business that relies heavily on instagram and social media. then this blog post may be for you.
INSTAGRAM SERIES PART 4 - Instagram can make you feel a little down sometimes. But I share 5 simple way to ensure you findjoy in instagram again. So if you feel like you're on the verge of quitting instagram, this one is for you.
INSTAGRAM SERIES PART 3 - In this blog post we'll be looking at the 3 real reasons your instagram account is not growing and what you can do about it. So if you feel stuck, this blog post may be for you.
INSTAGRAM SERIES PART 2 - Are you posting your best pictures and still losing instagram followers by the bucket load? Have you not changed your photography and are posting great content, though somehow your followers are leaving your instagram account in droves? If that sounds like what's happening to you, then this blog post may be just what you're looking for.
INSTAGRAM SERIES PART 1 - In this blog post you can find key tips for beginners to help your travel images perform better on instagram. So if you've got a holiday planned and want to know how best to shoot for instagram, or you're looking to be a travel instagrammer, this post is for you.
INSTAGRAM SERIES BONUS - In this blog post I take a quick look at the instagram shadow ban and who it is important for you to fully understand its short and long term implications.
INSTAGRAM SERIES BONUS - In this blog post I talk about setting your price when working with brands as a food blogger. It's a difficult one to manage, especially if you're new to food blogging, so well worth a read.
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PODCAST EPISODE - THE CHALLENGES OF BEING A GROUNDED AND AUTHENTIC CREATIVE BEING IN THE AGE OF SOCIAL MEDIA
INSTAGRAM SERIES GUEST PODCAST - In this podcast I speak to Rachel Korinek about how I grew 30,000 followers in one year and why it didn't make me happy. We also touch on how staying authentic and grounded on social media is so important, what it 'feels' like to be on instagram and how to manage the creative ups and downs. If instagram feels like an emotional rollercoaster to you, than this is a must listen.
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