Instagram to Blogging.
I’m Shelby and I’m new to the world of blogging, so bear with me. Haha
I thought it would be appropriate for my first blog post to talk a little bit about what got me here.
I started an Instagram account back in September 2015. Just posting pictures of my everyday life, no real niche or direction. When I started becoming more involved on Instagram I discovered amazing accounts! From lifestyle bloggers, beauty gurus and fashionistas to photographers and wonderful food & cocktail bloggers.
This is when I realized I needed to find my niche. When I was much more into glam makeup, I went that direction. It wasn't until my following started to grow and other Instagramers engaged with my post that I truly realized how fun it could be!
After a while, my infatuation with full face glam make up for every day faded. Even though I still enjoy makeup and share lots of my favorite products, I decided I wanted to find a different niche. I widen my horizon by sharing mostly affordable style, and beauty as well as food, travel, and drinks!
I had this new niche that I love posting about, but there was still something missing. Something that I noticed on lots of other successful pages, and that was a visual theme. With posting about a larger variety of topics my feed still seemed very sporadic. I decided to color block my posts as well as adding an inspirational message on each row. [Because we all need a positive reminder every now and then :) ] Not only does it look more aesthetically pleasing but I have definitely noticed an increased following after doing so.
I told myself I needed to move to the next step. I've been thinking about it for a while and it's time to start my own blog￼. So here we are! Learning and growing on Instagram has been a fun journey and I know that I'm going to enjoy blogging just as much. I appreciate all your support!