The last three years have been a wonderful journey on Instagram. Today I am sharing some of my tips on how to help you grow your Instagram.
I guess you could say I have a love/hate relationship with Instagram. Most days I love Instagram. I love that it provides me with a place to share what I love to do. I love that it provides a platform where I can earn a great living, I also love that it has introduced me to so many amazing people. Instagram has given me so many new opportunities and enabled me to have the best job in the world.
I just returned home from the Haven Conference in Atlanta, Ga. and it was one of the most inspirational weeks of my life. As a blogger, influencer and owner of a small media company, I work out of my home and communicate with a lot of people online. Having the chance to meet all of these people in one setting is pretty special and I am so thankful for the opportunity. The photo above represents all of the gals I have had the chance to get to know, share ideas and grow with over the past few years. I was thrilled to host these ladies at my brother’s home in Atlanta. This is what I love most about my job. These people!
Two years ago I attended the Haven Conference. If you have no idea what the Haven Conference is, it’s a design and DIY blogging conference for home decor bloggers and influencers. It is usually held in July and most years it has been in Atlanta, Ga. I attended my first Haven Conference four months after I started my @my100yearoldhome Instagram and blog. I walked in the door on the first day and knew no one. Not a single person.
Welcome to one of my blogging series, The Biz of Blogging.
Lately, I have noticed a trend on the Instagram message boards. Many people are commenting about losing followers and how they aren’t growing their Instagram as fast as they expected. At first, I thought it couldn’t be true. But I did a little research and I was really surprised by what I found.
In previous posts in my Biz of Blogging series, I have discussed many different ways you can grow your Instagram account. I have mentioned posting more frequently, knowing your audience, participating in share groups, engaging your audience and participating in giveaways. Today I am going to share my thoughts on the pros and cons of participating in giveaways to build your Instagram following.
I know what you are thinking. Huh? What are the nuts and bolts of my blog? To me, the nuts and bolts are your internet service provider, your website platform, and your domain. They are the building blocks of what makes your blog work. But these are three things, that when you are blogging, are hard to understand. Today I am going to try to help you understand what these terms mean.