I love flat lay photography, whether a photo is focused on plated food, makeup mess, clothing pieces or books. Not only do I love viewing flat lay photography, but it is my favorite type of content to shoot for my blog. Admittedly, when I first started shooting flat lays I felt super discouraged. My work felt subpar to the amazing flat lays that I saw all over Instagram; however, I kept plugging on. Although lighting and featured products play a vital role in creating the perfect flat lay, the background sets the mood for the entire photo. Before I started trying to develop my craft, I'll admit that I felt I'd never create luxe looking flat lays... but I quickly learned that there are ways to create high end looking flat lays without dropping tons of money on fancy backgrounds or decorative pieces. If you struggle with finding the perfect flat lay background, please keep reading for XX background ideas for your next flat lay. P.S. many of these items, you likely own in your home or wardrobe already!
Whether we blog purely for passion, a side hustle, or a full-time gig, consistent blogging is a big time commitment that requires a lot of planning and effective time management. As a blogger who works two jobs and is in graduate school, excellent time management is essential for me to maintain consistency with my blog without bleeding into my personal and professional life. Please keep reading for my top time management hacks that help me make the most of my time.
Guess who's back, back again? LP's back - hello friends! 😀 Hi friends - I am so THRILLED to be back at it, reading and writing blog posts. To those I am connected with on social Twitter, this explanatory post may seem redundant to you, but I wanted to make sure my friends on WordPress understand that I didn't abandon my blog or suddenly ghost them. After an excruciating June, I took a much-needed, abrupt blogging break where I stopped writing, posting, and promoting my blog, as well as reading and commenting on other blogs.
#Follow4Follow is a growth strategy that many bigger bloggers poo-poo, but this is a must-try strategy that all new content creators should consider. Please keep reading for top tips on using the Follow for Follow strategy for growing your blog. What is the Follow for Follow Method? Follow for Follow is a growth tactic for [...]
This past Winter I was nominated for three Mystery Blogger Awards by the lovely and talented Sonia Georgina of Chronillicles, Amarjeet Sonia Madaan of Kaurstylefile, and Jenni of Housewife Hustle. The Mystery Blogger award is a blogger to blogger tag created by Okota Enigma. Thank you all for nominating me. I may be slow to [...]
As a blogger, there is nothing more disappointing than pouring your heart and soul into a blog post that performs poorly in terms of engagement. Not only can this be a frustrating experience, but it has the potential to dishearten or dissuade you from blogging in the future. As we all know, failure is a [...]