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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 …

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, …

How to code your blog button!

Blogger Tutorials How to Code your Blog Button + Share with your favorite blogs!  Hi guys! Finally back with Part 2 of the blog tutorial! You can read the first part here How to create a blog button / about me . Thank you for all your wonderful comments and “likes”. You guys are amazing! Now, on to the tutorial. Here are a few tips for your blog button. 1. Make sure your button is not too big. I made mine around 250 x 250 px. The reason is that some blogs might not want to add your button if it stretches out their sidebar. You don’t want that now, do you? 2. Make sure you test out your own code. I could not figure out why my code wasn’t working… so I fixed the problem by adding my code to my sidebar and clicking on it. If it didn’t work – I would go and fix the code. It’s really bad if you give someone your code and it doesn’t work. Even if a reader …

Create a blog swap button / about me

  If you look to the right of my profile, you should be able to see my Button, along with my favorite bloggers! I have to admit, I got started on the button swap bandwagon very late – I haven’t been going on other blogger’s actual wordpress sites and looking around. But, better late than never right? Swapping buttons with another blogger can be a great way to meet other bloggers and get more views!  Why you should make a Blog “Button” 1. You can direct traffic to your site. If you love reading someone else’s blog, and notice that they have a button on their site then don’t be shy! Ask them to swap a button with you. I love going on a blog and seeing other blogs that they love, most of the time the audience and niche are the same also. So, by having your button on someone else’s site, there’s a good chance that their readers will click on your button also!  2. You can make friends! Having a button means also supporting another blog, …

Writing Process Tag

I got tagged by my new friend & fellow blogger Pheobe ! Head over to her blog (Taken by the Lapels) to see all the wonderful things she post about and become friends! This is a fun and easy Tag that doesn’t take long to do and I love all the questions. 1. What are you working on right now? Right now, I’m working on more beauty and fashion posts and branching out to photographers to capture some wonderful photoshoots. Since, I’m working for Serene Sky I’m taking use of all of their wonderful products and trying to gain more experience in the field. I also want to work on taking better pictures, uploading more tutorials for you guys among many others. I’m also doing a Facebook takeover for Serenesky starting tomorrow, so please give me some love on there! & preparing for my photoshoot of these items tomorrow 🙂 Can’t wait to show you guys all the pictures! 2. How does your work differ from others of its genre? Hmm, well I feel like my …

{Blogger Tutorials} How to Edit your photos (No Photoshop Needed)

It’s been a while hasn’t it? I know I’ve been putting out alot of reviews and fashion posts, so here’s a post that I think would benefit you guys. As a blogger, I try to find tutorials on how to edit simply because we don’t need all those tips and tricks. We edit just to enhance our photos. Here’s a little mini tutorial for those who have photoshop. If you don’t have photoshop then check below to see other editors! Adjust Brightness & see the difference 1. Simply open up photoshop and find the document you want to edit. After, go to IMAGE > ADJUSTMENTS > BRIGHTNESS/CONTRAST 2. Change your Brightness, sometimes I go 30 (most of the time), if the picture is pretty dark I go 50 (for Brightness). Then, I like to change the contrast to half (depending on how it looks). Brightening really helps your photos, before I didn’t use it as much because I had decent lighting but now, I ALWAYS brighten up my photos no matter what!  It just really makes a …

E-Courses for Bloggers!

Whether you’re a new blogger or a veteran blogger, e-courses are useful for everyone. I’ve actually only stumbled upon 2 e-courses and although they appeal to me, I haven’t had much time to take one nor the money. So, if you are interested in taking an e-course, check out these links maybe one of them will stand out to you. Of course, in the future I do see myself taking an E-Course to improve my blog whether it’s through blogging style, graphic design or marketing my blog. Consider this part of my series: Resources for Bloggers. In this list, I chose E-Courses for different things such as: ways to improve your blogging style, photography courses, even Free Courses!  Please keep in mind that there are plenty of E-Courses out there… but some of them are only available at certain times so here are some that I saw that were coming up. 1. Five Sixteenths E-Courses These are FREEE !!!! <– I know, I’m surprised also!  I would link the link for you guys, but I think its rude to …

What Myspace has taught me – Graphic Design

Oh Myspace, where would I be without you? Although I don’t use myspace anymore, I (like everyone else) used it in Middle School and until sophmore or junior year in highschool. Yes, Myspace had plenty of cons – you could hide your comments and talk crap about people behind their backs and also post up nasty rumors about people. It was where all the drama started. Many funny examples that I personally experienced..which are funny now, but were traumatizing then. Be prepared to read a long post, with lots of graphics and pictures.