What I’ve learned after 12 years of blogging

I haven’t written a blog post in two months! But thought I should return to my first love after Facebook alerted me that it’s my blog’s 12 year anniversary. I looked at the app surprised! I’ve been in the game 12 years? That’s wild! So I decided to discuss what I’ve learned by creating my little space on the Internet.

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#BloggerLifeChat: What will people THINK?

This week’s #BloggerLifeChat discusses FEAR and the Imposter Syndrome! Most times when you think about change or starting a new task, a pinch (or bucket) of fear rises up in you. You start to ask, WHAT WILL PEOPLE THINK? Click here to watch What will people think if you decide to start, change, or try? That’s not your business to wonder, it’s your business to … Continue reading #BloggerLifeChat: What will people THINK?

#BLOGGERLIFE: Posting through the COVID crisis

As a Digital Entrepreneur, I worried about posting on social media during this time. Should I promote my content? Would I be viewed as shallow? Does anyone care about my fashion posts? The answer is YES! I’d posted during personal crisis before and I can take what I learned to post through the COVID CRISIS now.

Let’s discuss how and why we should post through crisis.

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#BLOGGERLIFE: How much should YOU charge for an Instagram post?

How much should you charge for an Instagram post? Whew! That’s a question I get often!⁣ Now that I’ve started social media consulting for individuals and entrepreneurs I get lots of questions. Most are centered around making MONEY! For my digital influencers, the desire to work with brands is two-fold: to make money and to create awesome content. Most times, creating awesome content take MONEY and making money comes from creating content. 

So, how much should you charge when asked to create content for a brand? Let’s discuss!

But first follow me on Instagram: @fabglance and @glancedigitalstrategy
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#BLOGGERLIFECHAT: Can you be successful at your day job and at your side-hustle?

Most bloggers have a day job and use blogging as a side-hustle. It’s me, I’m ‘most bloggers’. Truth of the matter, as lucrative as blogging CAN BE, the most diligent of us are making up to $1000 extra month. Now, I’m not going to scoff at the number, but I can’t pay all my bills with free clothes and a couple dollars in my PayPal.

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BLOGGERLIFE: A life without ‘LIKES’?

Last Friday, the streets were buzzing with news that Instagram was testing a feature that would remove likes from posts. THE HORROR! How are we to know if everyone is lusting over our new sneakers, amazing vacation, cute bae, or bangin’ outfit?

The Top Five platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and Youtube) all use some sort of ‘like’ system as a way to show engagement from followers. To imagine a world without am IMMEDIATE response to online content is tricky (and almost unheard of). What does this mean for actual blogger-influencers who report those stats to brands? How would we mesure our influence?

Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty. A spokesperson from Instagram said that, they are “Exploring ways to reduce pressure on Instagram . . .” and it, “is something we’re always thinking about.” However, removing likes isn’t happening anytime soon. Instagram is still trying to get rid of FAKE likes and companies who sell non-organic engagement. So, like, put down you torches and pitchforks, calm down, and keep reading. Because, if the option is being discussed, that means changes ARE coming.

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#BloggerLife: Content Planning and Consistency can save ya life!

On this weekend’s #Bloggerlifechat (hosted on my instastory, every Saturday – follow me) I discussed the importance of planning your social media/blog content and staying consistent. It’s really important to keep giving the people what they want and doing it on a consistent basis. And, since it’s the beginning of the month, it’s a perfect time to plan your content for the month. Publishing content for the sake of publishing content is useless – but publishing with a purpose is the key to success and sanity.

Below, are some notes from Saturday’s chat. Do you plan your content every month? Has it helped you? Let’s discuss!

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#BLOGGERLIFE: It’s Time to Recycle … those old posts!

In this week’s #Bloggerlife post, we’ll discuss recycling content. As online influencers it’s easy to get stressed about creating new and amazing content. All the ‘gurus’ tell you to have the best photos, the most amazing and engaging captions, and a blogpost with the perfect keywords for SEO optimization. While those are true, sometimes you’ll post and not get the views your content deserves. That’s when it’s time to recycle!

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