How to grow your social media

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

The title of this post is actually something I get asked a lot, so I thought it'd be a good idea to take a little space on my blog and summarize what I've learned since I started my own social medias. I'm not an expert but I have picked up some useful tricks along the years. I'm sure you've probably heard a few of them before as they are actually important and make a huge difference, but apart from that, I hope it truly helps some of you out!



  • Use good lighting in photos - always try to shoot in natural light, especially sunny or cloudy days. Rainy days are a no go unless you want that darkish effect. Avoid too much shadows too.
  • Be consistent with your posts - don't over post in one day, but also don't go too many days without publishing something. I like to post 3-4 times a week, which is a nice amount and doesn't let my followers think I fell off the face of the earth (I hope you get what I mean because it's quite weird to say that haha). 
  • Bio and captions are important - my bio is pretty simple, but that's just my personal taste. I know there's lots of people who like to fill up their bio's with links and emoji's and that's cool too, make sure you have something in it and that it reflects a little about yourself or your account. Oh and never leave a photo without a caption either, even if it's song lyrics!
  • Planning your feed has its perks - I like to have my feed planned out a week before, but that doesn't mean I don't post a picture straight up if I like it or have something special to share. But the thing is, if you plan your feed, it will be easier to keep a theme to your grid and everything will look sort of connected! Does that make sense?!
  • Interact with other people - be active and don't be afraid to leave a sweet comment in every picture that catches your heart. The person will really appreciate it and most likely return the love. Also just putting this out here: #moreloveplease


  • Choose a layout that reflects your personality - apart from the posts, the layout it the most imporant thing in a blog, and what will visually differentiate you from everyone else. 
  • Discover your writing style - whether you like to write more formally or casually, it's important to stick to it in all posts, and that will also help build your blog identity. Another thing that is very important is to try and keep your reader's attention throughout the post, you don't want them to read two lines and close the page, right?
  • Invest in quality - Although iphone photos can be perfectly fine depending on how you shoot and edit, I do think quality images are truly amazing. So if you are able, go ahead and invest in some good equipment. 
  • Share your post - make sure to always share your new posts on your other medias because that way people will be able to keep up with all your doings, you'll get more traffic and maybe you'll even get some new readers! 

5 comments

  1. That was helpful and so nice of you to tell us :)

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  2. Really helpful post, particularly with blogger as there isn't much support from their platform when you start up. I find it difficult to create content for 3 posts in terms of photography. How often do you photograph?
    Kate || www.katerattley.com

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    1. Thanks, glad you liked it! Yeah, there are days when it's harder to have inspiration to create something so I take advantage of the days when I'm really motivated and shoot different things. Usually I photograph twice a week. Xx

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  3. Ahh i love these tips, i'm definitely going to try some!

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  4. This was so helpful! Thanks for sharing!

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