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.
Before you ask what I’m doing to celebrate: I’m checking myself into Hiatus Spa this morning for a morning of pampering. And then I have lunch with Christina of Fashion & Frills at my favorite next-to-campus spot (Dive) so I can get my favorite wrap (their ahi tuna wrap – so good!). And then class + post-class drinks with friends at Tipsy Alchemist!
To celebrate my birthday, I thought it might be fun for me to share 28 things you didn’t know about me (well, unless you’re my parents… and then you def know everything).
Because I’m turning 28 today. In case you didn’t know. (Fact #1 perhaps?)
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!
If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, you might remember that I go on some of the world’s worst first dates. Seriously. If who could go on the worst dates were a competition, I’d be on a box of Wheaties.
Sporting more gold medals around my neck than Michael Phelps.
As a result, I thought it would be nice to do the world a favor and come up with a few fun ideas for a first date. And maybe share a few of my horror stories, just for entertainment’s sake.
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.