It’s the weekend Eve and I am having a bachelor(ette) weekend. Kent is heading out of town for work so Wolfie, Lou and I shall spend a Mom and fur baby weekend together. Heading into the weekend I have been planning some blog learning. Watched a webinar on pitching, surfed youtube for interesting videos and tried to focus on what I need to work on. I watched about four Instagram Videos on youtube and started wondering are they real, which should I believe.
Instagram How to Videos
There are a lot of very popular videos on Instagram growth and I really want them to be on point. Truly if I am watching and trying to learn, I have decided to embark on an education journey, start really focusing on what matters and how to develop this space of mine.
People love Instagram videos, that is a fact. If you search youtube there are any number of Instagram Hacks, Grow your Instagram, Tricks for Instagram, you name it it is there. Plus they are uber popular. I watched the first few and was struck by a statement one vlogger made ” why should you consider me an expert”. It was an interesting question. She confessed that she did not have a lot of followers but stated that she worked social for other accounts and her strategies worked for them. Well call me skeptical.
The value of Instagram Advice
I started checking stats, I mean if you were giving me advice was it unreasonable to expect it to have worked for you? Did you know many of the experts have very small followings?
Now for a video I do more than just accept face value advice. I check out the social media accounts of the vlogger, or how many followers on your Pinterest if that is what you are writing about. I actually found a few great Instagram videos from a few people I believe actually know what they are talking about.
Do you check credentials? I have discovered over time that many people are just jumping on the advice bandwagon but very few of them put it into action. Spending time learning should be spent on quality tools right? My only advice to you, if you want Instagram tips and tricks make sure the person has a great following with lots of engagement.
If Pinterest is your jam, do they actually have great monthly views and followers? Facebook lessons well how is their engagement. Basically learn from the experts, they have tried and true practices and just maybe they are prepared to help a person out.Instagram videos, Pinterest videos or anything videos need to be backed up with real credentials.
Fringe and the 70’s OOTD
Skipping the education part and not yet to the linkup, although jump down and link up if that is your preference. Today’s outfit is courtesy of closet shopping. I purchased these pants from Forever 21 a few years ago. Actually one of my first “as seen on another blogger” purchase. Shanna from Shanna Said So was wearing them and I thought they were awesome. When I saw them in the store I opted to be a copy cat. Today I added a fun lace and fringe top and my wedge sandals.
Last weeks popular choice and one of my favourite looks were the same. This amazing gingham skirt worn by Deb from Fashion Fairy Dust got my attention. Possibly because of the gingham, maybe the hem or just maybe because we share the same taste.
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A Labour of Fashion 171
A labour of Fashion Linkup 171
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