Visible Posts Jun 25, 2019

How do I get my posts to always appear for my followers?

This was a question one of the the hope*writers asked me. 

The quick answer:

You can’t.

A (hopefully) more helpful...

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Stories vs. Posts: A Comparison Jun 24, 2019

Posts: Image + caption 
Stories: Images with words or gifs on them, or videos that last 15 seconds each

Posts: Forever (unless deleted)
Stories: Temporary (shown for 24 hours)

Posts: Buttoned-up...

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Hearing Crickets On Social? Jun 20, 2019

Feeling like you’re bearing your heart and soul in each and every post but not getting any response in return is the absolute WORST part about starting out on social media!

Unfortunately I...

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Engagement Jun 18, 2019

Engaging social media posts don’t just happen. They take time. 

Today me and the hope*writers got to hear from Facebook ad expert Amanda Bond, @theadstrategist. I was...

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3 Ways to Find Good Hashtags Jun 17, 2019

Anywhere from 10-30% of the interactions on my posts come from the hashtags I use at the end of each post. You’re allowed 30 tags on each post, but not all hashtags are created equal. Some...

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Parked Car Jun 14, 2019

You can’t steer a parked car.

Kendra Brodin said this to me today. She’s a super smart fellow member of hope*writers.

We were talking about the direction of her speaking and...

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Minimalist Photography Jun 14, 2019

I saw an article the other day that called minimalist photography a “trend” and I have a theory why it’s become popular:

We’re all walking around with these little screens...

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Is Instagram The New Blog? Jun 13, 2019

Is Instagram the new blog?

Sure and not really.

I think when most creatives ask this question, they’re really asking: Can I skip the hassle of building a website – buying a domain name,...

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How to Get More Followers on Instagram Jun 12, 2019

Do something not on Instagram.

I wish there were stats on this type of thing so I could tell you for sure, but if I was a betting woman, I would put my money on:

People who do great things offline,...

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Control Jun 11, 2019

Focus on what you can control on social media and don’t stress over what you can’t. 

You can control: 

  • Who you follow, but not who follows you.
  • What you post and how often,...
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Don’t Should All Over Yourself Jun 10, 2019

Don’t “should” all over yourself!

One of my mentors said this once. When it came out of her mouth, I literally thought: I will remember those words for the rest of my life. I have...

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Boundaries Jun 07, 2019

Hitting send on this post is the last thing I’m going to do before closing up shop for the weekend. 

They say if you love your work, you’ll never work a day in your life. I think...

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