What every blogger wants is more followers, more engagement, and more traffic. The rules of the game are simple, but the game itself is a roller coaster of emotions.
| GAME RULES |
⭐ Commit daily
⭐ Post daily but keep in mind that posting something is not always better than posting nothing
⭐ Stay within your niche
⭐ Use an actual camera
⭐Filters are your friend, but tread lightly
⭐Tag, tag, tag
⭐Interact and engage
⭐Pay attention to what works and what doesn’t
⭐Create a theme for your photos
⭐Geotag your photos
⭐Share your photos and posts to your other social media accounts
If you haven’t already figured out what the name of the game is, here is a little hint – it starts with a B and ends with logging 💻 📝 📧
You’re probably wondering why it’s so complicated when the rules are so simple 🤔 💭
I launched my blog in February 2018. Before I launched my blog, I spent the entire 2017 summer researching how to start a blog, thinking of a creative domain name (20 of which were already taken), and 2 months designing it and adding content so it’s not naked for the launch. ✔
After I launched my blog, I thought blog school was officially over and all that had to be done moving forward was post.
… YAH RIGHT … 😒
Being new to the game; saying “I am overwhelmed” is an understatement.
… 🤦 And this new Instagram algorithm 😒 …
The amount of exposure I used to get is nothing compared to what I get today. I have to work twice as hard to reach my audience. “Now it’s estimated that only 10% of your audience is actually seeing your posts” (read full article here).
As stated in the article; “The order of photos and videos in your feed will be based on the likelihood you’ll be interested in the content, your relationship with the person posting and the timeliness of the post.”
I really don’t know how I feel about that. The only thoughts and questions going through my mind are inappropriate lady words, business vs personal account, or to just continue being consistent and creative. I’ve considered going back to personal but the analytics that come with the business account are just so helpful. Arrrgghhh – what do I do? 🤦