10 Blog Posts to Help You Build Your Blog and Instagram

Are you an aspiring blogger, instagrammer or microinfluencer? Are you looking for tips to help build your blog and Instagram?

If you are, you’ve probably faced the challenges of building a strong following or reaching out to brands. At some point you’ve probably felt helpless or confused on what to do next. Well friend I’m with you and I literally know how you feel. So today I wanted to pull together some of my favorite blogging/instagramming tips blog posts I’ve shared over this past year to help you on the journey!

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Here are 10 Blog Posts to Help You Build Your Blog and Instagram:

Blog and Instagram Blog Post #1: How to Pose Like a Fashion Blogger: 12 Ideas You Should Try

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One question I’ve gotten a lot throughout my blogging journey is: how did you figure out how to pose in front of the camera? And where do you to look up poses?

Last spring I pulled together the 12 different poses I personally do for Emma’s Edition. I breakdown the classic blogger pose as well as a few other ways to add movement and depth to your photos. Learning how to pose in front of the camera will help you feel more confident and also help you build your blog and Instagram!

Blog and Instagram Blog Post #2: How to Reach Out & Collaborate with Brands as a Blogger

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Another question I consistently am asked is how I’ve managed to land brand collaborations with American Eagle Outfitters, Zulily, Nordstrom Blog, Shop Tobi, and more. I finally created a blog post last September about how I reach out to brands. I’ve included my email pitch and how I find who to reach out to!

Photos: Holly Phan

Blog and Instagram Blog Post #3:  4 Things Brands Look for in a Blogger Collaboration

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While I’ve been asked how to reach out to brands and how to build an Instagram aesthetic, I realized that there was one important question I hadn’t been asked yet: what brands actually look for when they collaborate with bloggers. I share the key insights I’ve learned over the past two years working with brands. If you’re serious about landing brand partnerships, this blog post is for you!

Photos: Holly Phan

Blog and Instagram Blog Post #4: How Long It Actually Takes to Produce One Blog Post

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Blogging is all about getting free clothes and free vacations right? Uhm… not necessarily. I finally broke down the amount of time and effort it takes to find a photo shoot location, shoot 3-5 looks, brainstorming, writing, and then promoting your blog post.

I also share some pieces of advice along the way – especially around in sourcing and out sourcing tasks like photography. Can you guess how many total hours it takes to produce one blog post?

Photos: Holly Phan

Blog and Instagram Blog Post #5: 10 Everyday Tips You Can Use to Grow Your Instagram

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Even to this day, I get DMs on Instagram about how to build an Instagram following. I wrote this blog post last November and these instagram tips are still relevant to Instagram in 2018. No matter where you’re at in the Instagram journey I hope this blog post helps you!

Photos: Ashley Jacklyn

Blog and Instagram Blog Post #6: How to Make Friends Through Blogging

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I honestly couldn’t imagine blogging without all of my photographer and blogging friends I’ve made over these past two years. I share how I’ve personally made friends through blogging and Instagram + why it’s important to build community!

Photos: Karya Schanilec

Blog and Instagram Blog Post #7: 4 Pieces of Advice for the New Blogger

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With the explosion of influencers these past few years, I’ve seen more and more bloggers reach out and ask for help. I decided to put together some advice I wish someone had told me at the beginning of my blogging journey!

Photos: Holly Phan

Blog and Instagram Blog Post #8: To buy or not buy Instagram followers? Why this is NOT the question:

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Do you ever wonder how some accounts go from 1,000 to 20,000 in less than year? Well some people buy followers or use Instagram automation tools to quickly build their followings. I break down in this blog post why buying a following shouldn’t be your focus as an aspiring influencer. Here’s what you should be focusing on instead…

Photos: Holly Phan

Blog and Instagram Blog Post #9: Branding Through Instagram Part 1- Defining Your Brand

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I led my first workshop ever with the Seattle Business Babes! Since there was a limited audience at the workshop, I wanted to share what I taught at the workshop with the rest of my readers/friends!

As a blogger/microinfluencer, you are considered a brand. In this blog post, I share a branding exercise to help you get started about thinking and developing your personal brand.

Photos: Holly Phan

Blog and Instagram Blog Post #10: Advice for Influencers: What to do when a brand reaches out to you

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I honestly wish someone had broken down all of these steps when I started working with brands 2 years ago. Before you agree to trade an Instagram post for a free dress, please read this! I share some tips about asking to be paid and when I personally agree to accept things for free.

I’ve gotten such good feedback around this blog post so I hope it continues to help you and others!

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There you have it friends – my top 10 blog and Instagram blog posts to help you through your creative journey!

Photos: Michelle Tellez

What are other blog posts and bloggers you recommend for blog and Instagram tips? I’d love to learn who else is out there sharing tips!

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If we haven’t connected over Instagram, Pinterest, or Twitter yet, lets connect! I’d love to hear what other blog posts you’d like to see around blogging & instagram!

Thank you for reading!

Love,

Emma

4 Comments

  1. June 20, 2018 / 6:00 am

    I love how helpful these posts are! They’re very insightful.

  2. Marcie
    June 20, 2018 / 11:03 am

    I always love seeing your photos and your post about how to pose has been really helpful! I need to practice a bit more!

  3. June 20, 2018 / 2:15 pm

    I love this post so much! As a somewhat new blogger, all of these articles are so insightful.

  4. June 22, 2018 / 2:27 am

    Thanks for putting these together! I have read most of your posts and they are all well thought out, informative and helpful! You are such a great resource and love that you share your tips/advice!

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

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