How To Start A Bookstagram and Kick Butt

Wondering if you should start a #bookstagram or what a bookstagram account even is?  This post will walk you through how to start a bookstagram and kick the platform’s butt.  I’ll share tips for hashtags, photo editing apps, props to use, and why I decided to incorporate bookstagram techniques into my business model.   Business First: The Uncorked Librarian On Social Media & Why Start A Bookstagram? Let me first say that I am a more rare breed of bookstagrammer as I recently started mixing travel and books together, which I am growing to love. Branding and consistency is important for serious bloggers and IGers. Instagram As a book and travel blogger, I always find myself torn across all platforms. My Instagram started out solely as traveling pictures filled with captions and tips. I soon added my beverage of choice, usually wine or beer, and my current read in every…

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Turning Your Blog Into A Business

Are you a blogger considering turning your blog into a business?  Are you wondering if this step is necessary, what it takes, and how you can earn money blogging? If you answered yes, this post is for you.  If no, that’s OK too as I have terrific news to share with you and ways that you can support your favorite bloggers. The Days of Facilitating Library Business Seminars My Intro To Business Start-Up For 4.5 years, I co-taught business seminars at my public library in collaboration with our Small Business Development Center.  Confident yet equally terrified, here I stood a Smithie English and History double major finishing her MLIS yet discussing Reference USA for key demographics.  I cannot tell you how many times I repeated the phrase “register you fictitious name” and stifled a giggle.  WTF was a fictitious name, really? I had no idea what I was talking about but it…

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What Airline Standby Is Really Like

Tales From A Pilot’s Wife Pilot’s wife; pilot’s life. Or something like that. We travel a lot, and everyone always thinks that we both travel for free since my husband is a commercial airline pilot. “Oh, I see you went to Amsterdam in December and Indonesia in February. Must be so nice to pay nothing. I’d travel more if I had that opportunity.”  Would you travel more, though, if you knew what airline standby entails?  It’s also rarely free. via GIPHY Let me preface by saying that we don’t risk flying standby for international flights since my husband does not work for an international airline.  We always pay full price for those seats, especially since we don’t have the time to waste and we’d still have to pay a large chunk of the ticket in international fees. Plus, imagine having hotels and an itinerary booked and paid for but then…

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