If Instagram closed or if my account was lost I would lose an awful lot of photographs. Photos that have documented my writing and country life over the last five years. So I’ve decided to created a non-digital journal of my Instagram feed. This blog post and video shows how I’m tackling the project.Read More
Instagram has encouraged me to call myself a writer, it has driven me to ‘up my writing game’, it has created opportunities, given me confidence to try new things (like YouTube and Patreon) and introduced me to a wonderfully supportive community.
Instagram Stories is a more recent addition and it is one I embraced from the beginning. I love it. It has been a huge encouragement for me to try different creative things on the Internet and without it I doubt if I would have tried IGTV, YouTube and Patreon.
Click through to watch the video as I explain how I use Instagram Stories as a writer.Read More
A video on how Instagram has helped me as a writer and how I share my writing life in photos on my main feed to enable me to identify as a writer, to improve my writing skills, to develop and discover my writing voice and gain confidence.Read More
I decided to change my Instagram name as A Bookish Baker was no longer in keeping with what I was online. But I wasn’t prepared for the vulnerability or the loss in followers…Read More
How to create an Instagram flatlay to give a cosy feel to your Instagram feed.
This post and demonstration video is all about how I create flat lays to give my Instagram feed a cosy feel. I detail the seven things I think about when creating a flat lay for Instagram and show these in the video.Read More
Is 2019 the year the blog returns?
With all the issues and frustrations Instagram have had in the past year it doesn’t make sense to put all your eggs in one Instagram basket. More and more people are returning to their blogs as this is a platform they can control.
This is why my blog is more important to me than Instagram.Read More
Pictures of my chickens eating apples fallen from the tree, a bouncing puppy, a gorgeous yellow labrador. It all looks like a blissful country life. It’s obviously not always like that in reality. So am I selling a lie on my Instagram page? Or guilty by omission?Read More
Not content with just writing my blog, novel and essays I’ve now decided to document my writing journey in a series of vlogs on IGTV. Read all about it in today’s blog post:Read More
I really enjoy telling my stories in my Instagram captions. I always think about how I feel when I’m describing something and how I can use words, similes or sentences to convey this feeling. With practice this has helped me uncover my writing voice and made me a better writer.Read More
Some months ago I wrote a blog post about why I loved creating mini-films for Instagram Stories.
This joy continued over the coming weeks and months and I've created a lot of mini-films set to music for Instagram. Each time I created one, however, I would have to chop it up into individual 15 second clips so they didn't get cut off in the Stories format.
Then Instagram TV launched last week. Or, IGTV. And I love it.
This is a post about why I love it and some of my top tips.Read More
A short essay on how Instagram may have changed over the past few years. But then, so have I. I no longer want to swim with the tide. I want to share my stories my way.Read More