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As a content creator and recent co-founder of a social media management business (more on that soon), I’m all about image. I know how effectively creative content can attract a loyal audience and the importance of strong branding. You’ll understand my excitement then when I discovered Design Bundles, the home of all things creative. From Templates to a dedicated section for all things Social Media, they boast a range of creative bundles for professional brands.
Instagram is at it again, bidding for competitor traffic. TikTok’s exclusively short-form video content has proven popular enough to panic them and has led to the introduction of a brand new Instagram Reels feature. Does this story sound familiar? That’s because in 2016 Instagram similarly launched its Stories feature after Snapchat proved itself a worthy competitor. It seems as though they’re determined to be the app that offers it all and, so far, it’s working
You don’t need to be a professional photographer to run a blog or Instagram, but it certainly wouldn’t hurt. With so many fantastic accounts popping up on the explore page every single day, it’s hardly surprising that creative, high-quality images tend to perform better. I recently shot with the lovely Abbi from Abbi Grief Photography and wanted to explain why using a professional photographer for some of your images is an option worth considering. Plus, if it’s something you’re looking to pursue then I’m sharing three top tips that will hopefully help you to get the most from your experience.
Well it’s certainly been an historical week. The Black Lives Matter Movement seems to be stronger than ever, and alongside so many others, I’ve been educating myself. I hope it’s obvious that I’d never class myself as a racist person, but what I must do is acknowledge my white privilege. After consuming so many resources and hearing so many black stories, becoming much more actively anti-racist is long overdue. It’s not enough to blinker ourselves and to battle racism only when it happens right in front of us.
So this is my commitment, an ongoing one. To encourage equality and attempt to carve out a more level playing field. To lift black voices, support black businesses and donate to black causes. This is a short and non-conclusive goal because I know that I must continue to learn, grow, and consistently consider what more I could be doing.
Anyone who views their blog as a business will know the importance of tracking statistics. Looking back at popular posts and where traffic is coming from is incredibly helpful and I also find it interesting. I wrote a similar round-up post last year, summarising my most popular posts of 2018, so I thought I’d take some time, again, to look over my top 5 blog topics. This time of 2019.