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Attending my first Workshop + some gorgeous photos!

Attending the Snap! Workshop in LA I have exciting news ! I launched my blog, The Coffee Date on Thursday and I’ve been getting around 300 views a day! This is huge as Dianasadventures doesn’t get anywhere near that even though I have 600+ wonderful subscribers 🙂 You guys all know how much I love to share blogging tips + photoshop tips so if you want some more of that, don’t forget to subscribe to my new blog http://www.thecoffeedate.com and follow me on there. Anyway, back to the main article which is what you guys are hopefully here for! haha, I was able to attend my first workshop on Saturday in LA and it was all about Instagram! The workshop was hosted by thebrandgals.com and taught us tricks and tips to utilize Instagram – though I’m not very active on Instagram and don’t consider it part of my social media strategy. The venue was amazing, and the workshop lasted from 11 – 4 PM. We were fed 3x, which is why this post is filled with so much food! I have to …

Download some stock photos for your site!

Hey guys, I know how hard it is to find images for your blog post, so after taking some photos for my new blog I decided to let these be available for download!  You can easily download them by visiting my new site >> The Coffee Date << Just enter in your email (you’ll receive tips on how to be a better blogger). Feel free to use them anywhere! No credit needed. 

Pool Side Pretty Recap , Orange County

#PoolSide Pretty Event Recap!  This weekend, I was lucky enough to be invited to attend Poolside Pretty event! It was hosted by my former boss, Donna owner of Serene Sky + Cheryl from Skinny on Beauty . I’m sure there will be some posts from other bloggers about the event, but I just love love love behind the scenes posts because our lives are not all as glamorous (not saying mine is, in general) as other people think it is + you rarely see photos that weren’t meant to be posted on certain blogs… but since I was in charge of taking photos, I took a bunch of photos! Haha! So, Lindsey helped me take photos and we kept each other company while setting up before the event. Seriously, Lindsey is just the sweetest & amazing, so I hired her to help manage my blog (more on that later!). I interned with Lindsey last year, and always see her at events so it’s always fun to have a familiar face 🙂 ❤ Lindsey, if you’re reading this – I love you! haha Did I …

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How to increase your Instagram Followers

Getting Instagram followers is hard, I should know. I actually made an Instagram for my blog 3 times, and deleted it twice. The last time I deleted my Instagram, I decided to connect my blog with my personal instagram, but I felt like I was spamming my friends so I ended up creating my Instagram 15 weeks ago and have 99 followers. So, what’s the key to getting Instagram followers? I decided to ask Jennifer from jenniferleighg.com what her secret was. Jennifer has 10K+ followers on Instagram.  > Check her out on IG here<  The Interview 1) What is your blog about and why did you start it? I think nearly every blogger has that moment where they ask themselves if they should really start a blog and put themselves out there ; I certainly did, and I’m really happy I made that decision. My blog is a place where I can document my ideas, opinions, and life, all while sharing it with others who may be interested. I started my blog in February of 2015.  It has been live for only a few short months, but already I’ve been …

8 tips for staying productive and focused

How to make the most of your day, even if you’re working at home. Keep productive with these easy tips and FREE PRINTABLES! I work at home as a social media specialist, so I thought I would share some tips that I use to make sure that I stay focused and motivated! 1. Wake up early and drink a glass of water with lemon. Drinking water with lemon has been known for its amazing detox properties, so it’s always a great way to start your day and give your body an energy boost! Tip: Put lemon water next to your bedstand, so it’s easy for you to grab it first thing in the morning!  2. Get your coffee fix or Tea Fix Coffee has been known to have some health benefits, such as lowering your risk for diabetes, or helping you burn fat. But, for this post’s purposes, we will only focus on how Coffee can wake you up and make you feel more energized and focused.  Tea, on the other hand, is known to be healthier and have …

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Win a custom Illustration !

{ The Contest has ended, thanks to everyone for entering! I have already contacted the winners and will be contacting the designer } As you guys can tell, my blog got a major makeover! I reached my goal of 500+ followers three weeks early and wanted to give a huge thankyou to my new followers + my followers who have been there for me since day 1! What better way to thank you than to give you something that you can put on your blog?  There will be 2 Winners!  What You Get 1. A CUSTOM illustration of anything you want (In Black & White) You can use this custom illustration to make a blog header (like I did), or to print out and keep up on your wall. It’s entirely up to you. You may not, however, use this to sell or as a commericial product.  How to Enter (MANDATORY) 1. Follow My Blog If you haven’t already. Don’t have wordpress? Don’t worry! Follow me either through e-mail or through BLOGLOVIN’. Bloglovin’ link here!  2. Follow me on …

Tips for New Bloggers

After blogging for more than a year and a half, I decided to compile a list of things I wish I knew earlier on in my blogging journey. I’ve always wondered why people had so much more followers compared to me when they had only been blogging for a month or two. Though some could say that it is content, (cause my blog sucks) others might say that it’s due to how hard they work. To be honest, when I first started blogging the first few months I did practically nothing. Yes, I managed to post about 3 times a week, and I have gone months where I posted everyday, but that was all I did. No interaction, nothing. So, if you’re a new blogger, I hope you can see this list and hopefully learn something that will help you on your journey that we call “blogging.”  Included in the list are some tips that I just recently learned!  1. Find people to follow by using the search tag option. When I first started, for some wild reason I never really took advantage of the sidebar, …