Blogging Tips

The Difference Between Bloggers and Influencers, Plus 2 Chambray Styles for Summer

There seems to be a lot of confusion around the term blogger and influencer lately. These terms are thrown around to anyone who has an instagram account, it seems, but there are a few key components that make up these terms and they shouldn’t be thrown around so lightly.

How to “Fix” Your Stats After a Bad Instagram Giveaway

I wrote a while ago about my experience doing a hidden giveaway. While I gained followers, I wasn’t happy with the quality of the followers and how badly it changed my demographics. I corrected my demographics and my Dallas audience actually holds a higher percentage of than prior to the hidden giveaways. Keep reading to see how I “fixed” my stats and got everything from my engagement to my follower demographics back to normal or better than before.

Social Media Mistakes You are Making for Businesses and Bloggers

I’ve managed many social media accounts via agency, work, and freelance. I’ve recognized quite a few common social media mistakes businesses make that prevent them from growing.

I Did a Hidden Giveaway, Here’s What Happened

As a social media professional I’m always curious about new ways to grow. I’ve done loop giveaways, the follow/unfollow method, engaging incessantly, and I’ve tried getting reposted by large accounts. I like to see what happens and understand what is actually beneficial. As expected, it’s getting harder to grow as Instagram changes, so we need to adapt our strategies, because what worked before, won’t necessarily work now. I don’t have all of the answers, but I have dedicated my career as a Social Media Manager, and my hobby as a blogger to finding out, so I tried a hidden giveaway and tracked my results.

The Business of Blogging

Running in Heels started as a creative outlet. While it still serves that purpose, early on I developed a niche and a plan to grow my blog as a business rather than use this as a diary. The point of this post, The Business of Blogging, is to explain to you, my readers, co-workers, friends, parents, and anyone else that it’s not about free stuff: Blogging is a business.

Why You Need Blogger Friends

Today, I’m talking about why you need blogger friends if you are a blogger and how to make them!

Is Social Media Worth It?

It’s just not worth it. How is that a job? They pay you to sit on Twitter all day? So do you just post to Facebook and that’s it? Is social media worth it? It is, and I’ll tell you why.

Perspective on Blogging

Let’s talk about perspective. There’s a lot of talk these days among bloggers about growth, sponsorships, payment, and things that…


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