13.8.18

#Discussion: Posting on Instagram // #Instagram101

There have been a lot of articles written about the pros and cons of Instagram, how to "hack" the new Instagram algorithm, and anything else you can think of regarding the largest photo sharing social media platform. Whether you're using Instagram for business or personal, here are some tips for creating a feed that everyone wants to follow - and have "post notifications" for.

We've discussed planning out your feed and your photos! Today we are focusing on determining when and what to post on Instagram.



Read the whole series to upgrade and maintain your instagram feed by clicking on the different links below!
Planning Your Feed | Taking The "Perfect" Pictures | Posting On Instagram | Caption Writing 101

Timing

If you have an Instagram Business Account (as you should since you are an Influencer), you can see the hours your audience is most active on each day. You can try to post during these hours or post consistently at a specific time. I post consistently at the same times every day (9:30am and 2:00pm).

It's up to you to choose what you want to do! 

Photo


Now that you took the perfect photo, you need to post it! That's key to Instagram. But you could also use a handmade graphic (maybe from Canva) that discusses a new feature, an event that you're going to, or anything else you need words for or that you want your audience to read.

Caption

Sometimes people don't read captions - just see the photo, like it, and move on. But it is important to have the caption for the people (like me!) that read every single caption. Describe the scene, explain whatever the object your featuring is, say where to get it (maybe there is a link in your bio!), and then ask a question to engage your audience. This one is essential - you need to action your audience to interact with them.

11.8.18

#BlogTour: PSYCHOLOGY OF TIME TRAVEL by Kate Mascarenhas // #Spotligh

Hello and welcome to my blog tour post for

PSYCHOLOGY OF TIME TRAVEL by Kate Mascarenhas!

I have a spotlight of the book for you today, so let's start by learning more about the novel!


PSYCHOLOGY OF TIME TRAVEL

Author: Kate Mascarenhas
Series: N/A
Source: eARC via Publisher
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Publication Date: August 9, 2018

Summary:
1967: Four female scientists invent a time-travel machine. They are on the cusp of fame: the pioneers who opened the world to new possibilities. But then one of them suffers a breakdown and puts the whole project in peril.

10.8.18

Subscription Box #Review: July 2018 #OwlCrate!

I love surprises and subscription boxes so I decided to buy a few different ones and then review them for you guys because why not! So you will get to see a few different subscription box reviews!

Just so everyone knows, I live in Canada, so the prices and such that I am going to talk about are in Canadian Dollars and shipping times are Canadian since they ship it out of Vancouver, British Columbia.

The OwlCrate website!


Every month. They also offer an OwlCrate Jr. box for MG and younger books if you don't get enough with the regular OwlCrate box.


Monthly: $29.99 USD
Every Three Months: $86.98 USD
Every Six Months: $167.94 USD

Plus shipping, which for me, cost $10.59 USD


I just looked at my bank statement and it cost me $53.54 Canadian. Which is a BIT expensive for me but I am making money now so it's all good.

7.8.18

#BlogTour: THE RAGING ONES by Krista Ritchie and Becca Ritchie // #Interview

Hello and welcome to my blog tour post for

THE RAGING ONES by Krista and Becca Ritchie!

Today I have an interview with the authors for you about weird things they had to research and their inspiration for the novel! But first, let's learn more about the book...


THE RAGING ONES

Authors: Krista and Becca Ritchie
Series: The Raging Ones #1
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Publication Date: August 14, 2018

Summary:
From New York Times bestselling authors Krista and Becca Ritchie, comes The Raging Ones, an edge of your seat sci-fi romance with twists and turns that you will never see coming!

In a freezing world, where everyone knows the day they will die, three teens break all odds. 

Franny Bluecastle, a tough city teen, dreams of dying in opulence, to see wealth she’s never known. Like the entire world, she believes it’s impossible to dodge a deathday. 

Until the day she does. 

Court Icecastle knows wealth. He also knows pain. Spending five years in Vorkter Prison, a fortress of ice and suffering, he dreams of life beyond the people that haunt him and the world that imprisoned him. 

Mykal Kickfall fights for those he loves. The rugged Hinterlander shares a frustrating yet unbreakable connection with Court—which only grows more lawless and chaotic as their senses and emotions connect with Franny. 

With the threat of people learning they’ve dodged their deathdays, they must flee their planet to survive. But to do so, all three will have to hide their shared bond as they vie for a highly sought after spot in the newest mission to space. Against thousands of people far smarter, who’ll live longer, and never fear death the way that they do.
Purchase:

Working with another author is hard, let alone with your twin! What was working together like and how did you address differing opinions on the work?

Krista & Becca Ritchie: We've been writing together since high school, so we've been able to really fine-tune our process. Being sisters seems like we'd bicker a ton, but we find our bond a huge strength. We understand each other's vision and welcome varying opinions and ideas. We always describe what we have as a mini "writer's room" where we constantly bounce thoughts off one another and try to improve our work.