The sun is shining, the birds are singing – I think spring has finally hit Melbourne!
With that, I will leave you with this week’s links to ponder…
Instagram Images: How to Stand out on Instagram // Social Media Examiner
This podcast was interesting – I’ve definitely seen the trend for very similar images being used on IG, particularly for specific niches. I’ve experimented with a lot, and I found the opposite of what I often expected. For example, an image set out similarly to one I admired ended up getting the least amount of likes. So how do you stand out when it seems everyone is homogenous? And how do you stay true to your own aesthetic in the process?
Everyone’s talking about the revamped Notes section on Facebook – it looks and functions much more like a user-friendly blogging platform. Perhaps a way to get around the Facebook page (dismal) algorithm to get your content seen?
Have you been looking in the wrong places for your audience?
The 5 Biggest Social Media Trends of 2015 (Infographic) // Social Media Today
Number 3 I already knew, but Line? What on Earth is Line?!
What it takes to Make Fashion Blogging Look Effortless // The Atlantic
It’s not all front row seats and fancy lipstick.
I see a lot of bloggers turn pro by instead becoming professional content marketers. If that’s something you’re interested in, Stefanie Flaxman gives a great overview of getting started.
I’m always fascinated about how bloggers make a living from travelling, but this guy earns $1000 a day: something I was EXTRA fascinated with! What a lot to learn.
3 Things all Great Digital Marketers Know // Business2Community
Ah yes… we all forget number 2!
Facebook Audience Insights: 5 Groups You Should Analyze // Jon Loomer
Have I convinced you to come around to Facebook Ads yet? Jon really makes it easy to figure out the best method for maximum results.
How to Use Snapchat for Business // Social Media Examiner
A few weeks ago I linked to an article stating we were missing out on reaching the youth of today if we weren’t implementing Snapchat. Afterwards, I reinstated my account but I guess I’m still missing the point of it. I like the idea in this article of creating a tutorial – I’m seeing a lot of people doing that on Periscope lately.
So what have you read lately? Are you earning $1000 a day?!
Stacey Roberts is the Managing Editor of ProBlogger.net: a writer, blogger, and full-time word nerd balancing it all with being a stay-at-home mum. She writes about all this and more at Veggie Mama. Chat with her on Twitter @veggie_mama or be entertained on Facebook.