All posts tagged: Instagram

Most frequently asked questions on Instagram.

I get asked quite a few of the same questions each week on Instagram DM, so I thought I’d share some of the most frequently asked questions here… (I also get some very random ones too so I shall I leave them all as anonymous)  Do you workout or run everyday ? No. I usually exercise four times each week, but sometimes it’s three times. My training changes each month but it always includes at least two runs per week. At the moment I run an average of 12 miles each week. (This will increase as I work towards Berlin marathon later this year.) I also do HIIT workouts at home, mostly body weight and resistance band work. It’s really important to have rest days and days off but training for me is a part of my life. It’s a non negotiable. I need it for my mind as much as my body. Which trainers do you recommend for long distance running? Without a doubt, adidas ‘Ultraboost’ are the BEST. I’ve been running in them …

Social Media Hacks

Whether you’ve just started a personal blog or you’re using social media to promote your business or brand, we all know that in 2017, social media is important. The online world is fast and it’s 24/7 so it can be hard to keep up, but, you don’t need to spend every hour of everyday on your phone…

Who I Follow on Social Media and Why …

I recently listened to a fascinating podcast about social media. The hosts were discussing mental health and how the use of social media can impact us both positively and negatively. They looked at studies, most of which were targeted to Facebook users, that questioned how often people used social media and how this affected them emotionally. Head over to Spotify and search ‘Stuff To Blow Your Mind – Is Social Media Driving Us Insane?’ to listen to the podcast for yourself. Okay, so we may have created some unhealthy habits when it comes to social media but there is also a huge amount of good stuff happening online too! Of course everyone’s personal experience is very different but here’s how I see it… Unlike other forms of media, like TV, radio and magazines, our social media channels are created by us. We choose who to follow, what to watch and who to engage with. We curate our own news by selecting who and what we want to see. You can find a specific community of …

Blogger Photography Tips

Here are my top tips for taking great photos. Anyone who knows me will know that I love taking photos. My favourites are displayed all over the house and I love making photo albums and scrap books. Long before Instagram existed I used to snap candid photos of my friends &  family, I carried around a huge Nikon camera on holidays, I even took photos for a family wedding. I’ve always loved curating images that capture a real moment. So, I thought I’d share some of my top tips for taking great photos. It really doesn’t matter whether you’re using an SLR, a compact camera or an iphone, the same rules apply. 1. Light. Probably the most important thing when taking photos is lighting. Daylight is the best light for faces as it’s the most natural. If you can’t get outside to take the photograph, make the room is as light as possible. Open the curtains and take the photo near to a window. Always make sure the light (the window) is behind you. (the …

Are You Obsessed with the Internet ?

How much time do you spend each day ‘online’ ? Reading emails, tweets, instagram etc ? Are you online obsessed ? I’m guessing that most of us would probably say no, who would admit to being enslaved to the internet to such an extent, that it is titled an ‘obsession’! Well, apparently we are. I recently read an article about an app that monitors how often people use their phones, and for how long each day. It stated that the average person checks their phone 9 times per hour and over 100 times per day. We are obsessed! Personally, I know I am guilty of scrolling through instagram at all hours of the day. In the car, in the bath and even though I know it’s terrible, in bed! I read blogs, I create Pinterest boards and I scroll idly through tweets. Why are we so addicted to being online? Are we using social media for work, for self promotion or just to validate ourselves with a number of likes or retweets? Maybe we’re a bit …