One of the things I hear most often from people stepping into the world of sponsored content is that they find it awkward. We worry our readers resent it, that it sounds false and salesy, that nobody will stop to read what we have to say. And honestly? A lot of the time that’s true.
There’s an annoying thing you might notice, if you ever watch Mark Hamill being interviewed. (What do you mean you’re unlikely to ever watch Mark Hamill being interviewed?! You should do it for me, ok? ?) I’d say it happens about 50% of the time. The interviewer, or perhaps an audience member, will ask a
If you caught my Instagram Stories earlier this week you may have seen me ranting to camera about the unpleasant experiences I’d had using Instagram Live that day. While previously Live has always been a joy – a direct connection with friends and followers for real time interaction – something seemed to have changed. Both
Just a heads up before you read on – I’m getting political here, which is not something I do very often on this blog. If that’s not for you, I totally understand – feel free to skip this post, and normal service will resume tomorrow :). 1. The NHS. I worked for the NHS under
The mind of a four year old is a wonderfully unpredictable thing. Whereas with adults I can pretty easily predict the direction a conversation will take, with Orla I frequently land in discussions that aren’t even on the map. So it is that her new favourite thing is the ‘I hate game’. What started as a teasing
If you’re regularly posting a mixture of phone and DLSR shots to your Instagram, you might find that it can be difficult to get the two to match up. Side by side in your gallery they can tend to look very different – both in quality and resolution, but also in the editing. However much
You’ve undoubtably come across the terms introvert and extrovert before. They’re used to to describe a couple of interchangeable phenomenons, which means the meaning can often get muddled, but the definition I’ve always taken most interest in – and the one that seems to be backed by research & evidence experience – goes something like this:
Comment pods sprung up around a year ago via one of the company’s advocating (and usually also selling) botting growth techniques. The premise is fairly simple: a group of Instagram users join together in DMs and agree to like and comment on one another’s posts. The idea is generally to do this quite promptly – ideally