If you read my blog post the other day then you will understand that I am trying to come up with fun ways to really make this Thanksgiving special. My first idea was to add Thanksgiving-themed cocktails to the menu. And today I have come up with a way to make my pies look amazing!
Every once in a while I feel like a complete idiot on Instagram. Usually, it happens when I am in a DM chat. You know that feeling, when somebody says, “just archive it”, and you have no idea what they are talking about?
Just to save you major embarrassment, I thought I would share the five best shortcuts I have learned about Instagram.
Recently it occurred to me that I needed business cards for my blog and @my100yearoldhome account. I was heading to the Haven Conference and wanted a nice leave behind for new people I connected with at the conference.
In the spring of last year, Instagram did away with their chronological feed and replaced it with an algorithm that ranks posts based on engagement (likes and comments). The good news to this is that the images you now see at the top of your feed are more likely to be interesting. The bad news is that your posts could be easily buried if you don’t inspire enough engagement right off the bat. The truth is, no matter how good your content, it won’t get very far if you post it at the wrong time.
Before I started transforming the decor in my home to a farmhouse style, I had a lot of color in my house. My living room was tan with highlights of aqua and my family room was gray, dark red and green. Our master bedroom was themed in yellow with orange highlights. Oh heavens, now that I am writing this I realize how awful it sounds! What was I thinking?
Last weekend I was thrilled to host my family for a Sunday evening garden themed dinner party. My brother and his family were in town from Atlanta so I thought it might be fun to incorporate peaches into the menu.
Last week I filmed (and saved) an Instagram story on my phone just before I left for the airport to head to Atlanta for the Haven Conference. My intention was to post it the following morning an hour before the video expired. (You all know Instagram Stories has a 24 hour limit on the age of a video.)
Sadly, I missed it by five minutes.