and I had a long conversation about how we can be better at this whole @instagram
Ever since the algorithm changed, it’s been frustrating to pump out content to barely get any likes or engagement 😐I know, I know. You don’t have to remind me that I shouldn’t equate my value to the amount of likes and followers I gain from a post. I get it. It’s not suppose to matter but guess what, to me... IT DOES.
Here’s the thing, my career is centered around creating content so when I don’t have the data to back it up it does make me feel some type of way - if I’m being completely honest.
When “influencers” are preaching their “tips” to help you gain more followers so you can have it too...only to be left with tips like to be authentic, post more, create more, stop caring so much... you feel cheated bc honestly, those “tips” are NOT helpful. 🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️
I wish people would be REAL. Tell me things like, hey I legit bought followers 😂(please don’t buy followers tho lol). I can at least respect the honesty. Or, collaborating with someone that has more followers than you and posting on their page and your page really helps!
For me, I find that if someone tags me and tells their followers to follow me, that REALLY helps. What works for you?! I want to see some REAL TIPS BELOW 👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽
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Last week I went to RENT. By myself. On purpose.
It was kind of a spur of the moment decision to go. Earlier in the week I had reached my limit of time spent with people and I knew I wasn’t going to have a lot of alone time anytime soon. So I looked at tickets and found a seat near the stage that was in my price range. And I bought it.
While this was more of a spur of the moment decision (although RENT is my fave play....I knew it was coming and it was in the back of mind to go), I actually really like going to musicals and movies by myself. A few hours on my own with my phone in my purse and a story playing out in front of me.
When I talked to someone about it earlier in the day, he said, “Sometimes you just need to take yourself out on a date.” So if you need some alone time, take yourself out on a date! Go to a movie or get a cup of coffee. Take yourself out for dinner or, if you can splurge a little, going to a musical was 👌🏼. And this is the perfect time of year to soak up the last days of summer and go for walk. Maybe find a new place to explore!
You won’t regret taking yourself out on a date.
You know, I LOVED photographing weddings, but I think I love seeing couples become parents even more. It’s such a joy to see two people who love each other more than anything suddenly love a whole new person more than they thought possible. It’s amazing how love grows like that- just when you think you couldn’t possibly have more love to give, you find that you actually do.
// The greater the storm, the brighter the rainbow // 🌈⠀
HAPPY NATIONAL RAINBOW BABY DAY!!! 🥰⠀
I don't care how hard or how long this journey took, I would do it 100 times over! Every moment, every smile, every "Mama," every push I endured, the 72 hours of labor--It has been more than worth it! ❤⠀
The phrase "Rainbow baby" is the understanding that the beauty of a rainbow does not negate the ravages of the storm! ⛈⠀
When a rainbow appears, it doesn't mean the storm never happened or that you are not still dealing with its aftermath. It means something beautiful & full of light has appeared in the midst of the darkness & clouds. Storm clouds may still hover, but the rainbow provides a counterbalance of color, energy & hope! ❤️⠀
God keeps His promises, don't you ever forget that! I'm so very thankful for God's endless grace & mercy! ✝️⠀
Isaiah 66:9 🙏⠀
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My heart is about to explode. I rocked Connor to sleep tonight and when I went to put him down in bed, he stirred a bit and said in a sleepy stupor, “I wuv you.... books....” then went back to being sound asleep. Heart melting!!! I don’t know what I love more, the fact that he said I love you or the fact that he wanted his books. 💕 📚 💕📚
⋒𝘖𝘪𝘭𝘴 & 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 ⋒⠀
⚡︎ I love books.⠀
I love coffee .⠀
I especially love books, coffee & oils ⚡︎
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thursday night dancing shoes🖤✨