How Instagram Hiding Likes May Affect Influencer Marketers

I had a post almost ready to go tonight about Instagram hiding likes and the reasons I welcomed the idea. The blog was actually titled ‘Why I Sometimes Wish Social Media Didn’t Exist’ because the hiding of likes got me thinking of all the other reasons I don’t like social…

What’s Worse: Influencers Faking Followers or Faking Images?

I’ve written a couple of posts about Influencers and fake followers on here. One discussed whether we should name and shame those who do it and the other pointed out five ways to spot those who partake in the act. But now I’m going to write about another aspect of…

Is Blogging Worth the Time Invested?

Last Tuesday, I took some videos of myself talking to my camera about the current situation I was in. I had seen fitness Influencer Sinead Hegarty look back at old videos she took of herself at her low points and feel accomplished at how far she’d come since then. When…

Influencer or Fraud? Should We Name and Shame Influencers Who Buy their …

There has been a lot of talk this week surrounding Influencers and the buying of followers, likes and comments. It’s been a tricky subject for a while, with a lot of people giving their opinions of seeing it happen first hand, yet we still won’t jump that final hurdle and…

A Life Without Numbers

There’s been some thoughts floating around the web these past few weeks about the idea of not showcasing our social media following and likes on our pages. Would it make people feel better? Help improve their feeling of self-worth? Stop us competing with one another? A lot of us value…

What Makes an ‘Influencer’ an Influencer?

Did you know, there are people out there, self-employed, being paid thousands of pounds just for a post on Instagram? Being taken on all-expenses-paid trips around the world for money-can’t-buy experiences, in the hopes that they will post something on their social media channels? Receiving ‘blogger-mail’ i.e free gifts/new launches…