Creating an engaging post
Finding my feet in photography
As you may or may not be able to tell, I'm still trying to develop a style when it comes to photography. I'm still relatively new to using props and accessories to enhance the photos overall appearance and making products look more appealing. I know that I like to keep my photos fairly minimalistic but with a pop of colour somewhere (which is actually unintentional but I've just realised I always do it). I like switching up between flatlays and using depth of field focusing on one product so nothing is too 'samey' and think I'm finally getting the hang of making decent set ups now. I'm still using my phone which I have been from the very start but I've definitley got the hang of getting the best photo I can from an iPhone with the help from lighting and editing.
The importance of Social Media
A lot of time goes into post planning, typing, photography, editing, proof reading then there's the sharing, social media and interacting aspect of it all which comes after. At the beginning I didn't share anywhere (as I didn't know how to) and I didn't have any social media account except Bloglovin'. Now from having a Twitter account dedicated to my blog, I know that it plays a major part in sharing and interacting with other bloggers. My Instagram account has more recently become important for promoting and sort of advertising, as well as sharing some extra content that doesn't make the blog. Although I've not got to know loads of people yet through social media, the opportunity is always there to network and engage with others and make friends.
I've learnt that it's good to stand out but not to try to be the best, or compete with other bloggers. The blogging world is very supportive and inspiring, but it can also be hard to look unique amongst so many creative people. I think developing your own style in terms of writing and photography, as well as showing personality is the best way you can stand out - by just being yourself, and not trying too hard. Although I don't have a massive following, it doesnt affect what I'm doing and what I'm posting as it's still a hobby for me and I'm enjoying where I'm going.