When it comes to blog photography, there are so many options. You can hire somebody, you can ask a friend to shoot for you, you and a blogger friend can shoot for each other, you can set up a tripod, or you can convince your significant other to humor you and take all of your photos.
But not everybody is lucky enough to have an Instagram husband. Or, rather, an Instagram husband who can actually take good photos. Which is when a paid photographer can come into play.
In this Blogging Basics post, I will not only deep dive into how to find a blog photographer if you want to pay for your photographer… but also some tips and tricks for creating beautiful imagery using said untrained Instagram husband (or friend). Blog photography needn’t cost an arm and a leg. However, there are tradeoffs to outsourcing versus doing the photos and editing yourself.
After yesterday’s whopper of a post, I didn’t really feel up to the challenge of cranking out another 500-1000 words… so I stuffed my face full of popcorn and binge-watched the new show LA to Vegas. BTW it’s hilarious – highly recommend.
But never fear: I’m still here with a new Blogging Basics post. Yay, I know. This week’s topic? An effective Instagram Stories strategy for bloggers (and influencers). This is the strategy I’ve used to double my Instagram Stories viewership over the past three months – I hope it works for y’all as well as it has worked for me!
Finally. A Blogging Basics post which is definitely applicable to those outside of the blogging industry: how to stay focused when working from home.
Y’all: this is a challenge for me. How can I motivate myself to get sh** done while my TV is calling my name? Or my bed is beckoning for me? Or I realize that I desperately need to clean my house and start spring cleaning up the wazoo?
That last one really needs to happen right now BTW.
Whenever life gets busy, the first thing to go is my ability to get content posted on the blog on time. If I don’t schedule blog posts in advance, blog posts go up way late. Like 5PM late. If the posts go up at all.
Whether your life involves travel, work, or just life, things arise. And those things make deadlines hard to meet if you don’t plan ahead. Which is why I so highly recommend that you schedule blog posts in advance in this week’s Blogging Basics post.
Hey friends! Happy Blogging Basics Wednesday! Today’s topic? How I generate new blog post topics. And for those of you who stick around till the very end, I’ve even included 9 of my favorite blog post ideas.
You know, in the event you’re having thatmuch of an issue coming up with new blog post topics. But no judgement: I’ve been there, y’all.
Oh and PS for all the non-bloggers who don’t really care about generating new blog post topics (again, no judgement), I’ve also included all of the details about this outfit and my trip to Palm Beach! So let’s get to it.