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
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
Instagram Stories is one of my favourite ways to get creative. It offers so many possibilities and, now we have the ability to save our Stories to our profile, it means putting all that hard work into them makes more sense.
Instagram Stories is a more relaxed way of communicating with an audience. But I know many creatives struggle to know what to share on there or end up sharing too much; with audiences getting bored and swiping to get to the next person.
Here I share a number of ways in which you, as well as your followers, can get more out of Instagram Stories.Read More
Why it's important you share the light and dark within your online storytelling - on your blog and on social media.Read More
If you follow me on Instagram, and if you've been following me for some time, you might have noticed a bit of a change in my feed. My photographs have become slightly darker and there is an obvious brown colour scheme running through it.
This isn't as a consequence of me trying harder. In fact, it's me trying less.
It's also as a consequence of experimenting and trying different things over the course of two years. If you'd told me a year ago I would've loved an Instagram feed of mainly brown I would have laughed in your face.Read More