• 6 Savvy Tips To Increase Your Instagram Engagement

    You might have noticed that I’ve grown this blog’s Instagram to over 56K followers. We also have an above average engagement rate because y’all are the best community anyone could hope to create. I get a few emails every week from people asking if I have any Instagram tips and it finally occurred to me

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  • BGB + Create Her Stock

    I’m sure you’ve heard of Create Her Stock by now. It’s an amazing resource of stock pictures for women of color FEATURING women of color and it’s owned by a Brown Girl Blogger. I love the site and believe it’s something much needed in the blogosphere today. We use their pictures here on this blog and the

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  • 3 Tips To Take Better Blog Images From Your Smartphone

    If you’re not familiar with Smartphonography (Smartphone Photography), you’re missing out. I’ve gotten tons of great compliments and feedback from many who ask about the type of fancy camera I use to take such great, high-quality pictures for my blog and other social mediums. The secret lies within my smartphone. Yep. That nifty little gadget we

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  • 4 Tips For Reusing Photos On Your Blog

    I’ve written about free places to find stock photos for your site not once but twice. Kari shared her tips for taking your own stock photos and Drea has written about why you should take your own photos instead of depending on stock photo sites. It’s safe to say that we understand how important it is

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  • 5 Tips For Taking Stock Photos

    No doubt, you’ve heard the horror stories surrounding blog images and fair use and scary lawsuits. When we first begin blogging, using photos isn’t something we pay much attention to. We focus on the content, the words and the messages, and then toss in a picture that compliments said post, having scoured the internet for “bouquet

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  • The Benefits of Taking Your Own Blog Photos

    One notable feature of my personal blog is the photography; it is about 90% original. Which is to say, on my blog you’re guaranteed to see photos that I’ve taken and edited myself as opposed to a stock image. Featuring original photography has undoubtedly elevated the aesthetic and appeal of my blog so today I’ll

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  • More Free Photos To Use In Your Blog Posts

    On my never ending quest to find free photos for commercial use I came across a few more sites that meet my high requirements (beggars can be choosers you see…) If you remember back in June I wrote this post on the same topic and I gave some of my favorite places to find free

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