A slight delay on this months IG post. Sorry. It has been another crazy month. I have been working both at home and in the office, I have been on a press trip to Denmark and well it has been the school holidays so I have been mum, cleaner, entertainer, snack creator etc etc.
So how has Instagram been for me this past month? Well the algorithm still sucks. I see posts from five days ago at the top of my feed and I actively have to hunt down profiles of people who seem to have vanished from my feed but you know what? I still love it. It is still my favourite social channel by a long shot. When I am away on trips I see the real power of Instagram and the reach and following it can attract. My four days in Copenhagen accompanied by many, many Instagram stories were watched by so many people that it is quite exciting.
Growth has again been slow but consistent. I have picked up 100 followers in the last four weeks without actually following many more other than some great people I met on my travels. Being consistent with Instagram stories especially when at an exciting event such as the cooking festival in Copenhagen definitely helps with follower growth. I am still posting every 2 days or so unless I have something I desperately need to share and I find that although that method is working for me I do miss posting more often so expect an increase..if only a slight one. I still use Instagram daily, I share stories and like and comment on other profiles ..in fact I could probably do with limiting my browsing time but it is so addictive!
My top 3 photos this month were:
Yay for food being back at the top of this list. You’ll have noticed a lack of selfies from me this month.
Well I knew these would be popular but SO many of you liked it and also have since made them which always makes me smile!
The White Walker Cocktail
I made this for the finale of Game Of Thrones and it went down well!
Enough about me and my channel, let’s get to why you are really here…who am I loving on IG this month and who do you immediately need to go follow?
I have some great recommendations for you. From food to travel and just amazing photographs.
Let’s start with Kim from @kim.ou, Kim is a Swiss photographer who is now based in London and she is super talented. We went on a press trip together to Ireland earlier in the year where she was late returning to our mini bus each day as she searched for the perfect pic and have since been lucky enough to travel to Copenhagen together on another press trip. She is lots of fun and her feed is so beautiful. I’m sharing this shot with you because I was there just behind her taking it, I was munching on a fresh Danish Cinnamon bun and supping chocolate milk in the early morning peace.
Next up is Anders, a Norwegian food writer and explorer from @andershusa, I started following Anders a little while ago and then we met in Copenhagen last month. His feed is an absolute dream feed of all of the very best places to eat, mainly in Scandinavia but also in various other locations around the world. His IG stories are a joy to watch, although they will make you both hungry and incredibly jealous. I’m sharing this post from Restaurant Barr as I really want to go there but go check his feed for more as it is all so enticing.
Cate from @cateinthekitchen is one of my true Instagram faves ( I also love her twitter account, same name ). She has the best Instagram stories because they are filled with food and she often posts recipes as she cooks them which I love. She is one of the few accounts I seek out online to catch up with what she’s up to.. not in a weird way I promise and although we’ve never met, she seems perfectly lovely, I think we’d be real life (rather than just online) buddies if she lived closer. Go follow her. You won’t regret it.
Next up is Prim from @StylePetal, I don’t follow many fashion bloggers because I am just not really that into fashion.. I know GASP..who’d have known right? But I really enjoy the few accounts that I do follow and Prim has a great channel. I have met Prim, in fact we spent four days in Benidorm together on a press trip and she is a bit of a babe but also entirely lovely. I really enjoy her stories and her feed. She posts great outfit ideas that are even doable for the fashion clueless like me, beauty product recommendations and often motivating quotes and thoughts. I think her happy nature and her chatty stories will win you over in no time at all.
That is it for this month but next month ( or actually in a week or two ) I have even more fantastic accounts to recommend!