Posts in Behind The Scenes
Behind the Scenes: From general Creative Boss Class to our new Instagram Mini-Class!

If you've been following my journey as a creative business coach for a while, you might remember that I launched a Creative Boss Class last year. After a pretty intense first Christmas season with my project bag business, I decided to hit pause for the Creative Boss Class and get back to it with a full plan of revamps and exciting new topics in the spring so that I could launch a second version of it in summer.Only... spring came, and I kept pushing working on the Class back. I realized I had fallen out of love with the concept of the Class - and I just didn't want to offer it anymore. But then...

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How to engage your audience (aka Instagram is kicking my butt right now). - Part III

Two weeks ago I wrote the second instalment in my mini series on Instagram - more specifically, on how it's been kicking my butt lately with all the changes to its algorithm. Today, it's time for Part III! (You can read Part I here and Part II here.) 

Spoiler alert: It's a bit of a bummer. And I'm not super sure what to experiment with next so if you have anything you'd like to see me do, please hit me up with your suggestions in the comments below!

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My Month in Review: May 2017

Holy moly, it's already June! How can it be already June? It's gorgeous outside, sunny, and not too warm and I can't get over the fact that the year is almost halfway done. I must sound like a broken record, but does anyone else feel like this year is flying by incredibly fast?

A new month means a new review post! May was exciting - in more ways than one! - so let's dive right in:

MY GOALS FOR May WERE…

  • Finish the setup work for the #getshitdonechallenge and have happy challenge participants!

  • Have another successful shop update (May 16)

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How to engage your audience (aka Instagram is kicking my butt right now). - Part II

Last week I wrote about my struggles with Instagram - less likes, a lot less engagement, and a general feeling that something was off. (If you haven't read that first part in my mini-series on my Instagram experiment, you can read it here.)

I'm thrilled and amazed at all the responses I got from you guys in the comments and especially on my Instagram post - it seems I'm not the only one experiencing these things! Some of them made me laugh, others made me think and do a bit of research and some also told a hard truth - I was probably also slacking off at my Instagram. 

Today's blog post is a short update on what I've tried from the things I wanted to experiment with last week, and how that went - plus a few fresh ideas on what else to try!

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How to engage your audience (aka Instagram is kicking my butt right now). - Part I

Two weeks ago, I noticed something peculiar. My Instagram likes and comments went down - A LOT. Over the course of a day or two, posts that usually got >200 likes and quite a few comments struggled to get even 100 likes. At first, I wasn't too worried. Some days you're just off your game, right? 

But then - it didn't change. Post after post, fewer and fewer likes, up to the point where I was really happy when something hit over 100. Now - don't get me wrong - I'm not someone easily influenced by this number. I always tell my Creative Boss Coaching clients that likes and comments are just a (not very good) proxy for how much people like your content and are prone to buy whatever you offer through Instagram.

Still, I got worried.

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My Month in Review: April 2017

And just like that birthday month came and went. I feel like April just flew off the needles ... eh, flew by. The month was filled with lots of family visits, friends, celebrations and just felt gooooood (except for the last few days which felt shitty due to a long overdue cold, so, yeah.).

So let's get into our April review, shall we?

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My Month in Review: March 2017

And just like that it's April which means it's birthday month which means it's spring which means I haven't written a blog post since my review of March which was a month ago which means oops. But! To my defense, I did go to Edinburgh in March and then went on a two-and-a-half-week long vacation so there's that. Life happened.

It still doesn't mean we can't talk about March though! There were a few weeks and a few goals I wanted to achieve, so let's jump into it, shall we?

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My Month in Review: January 2017

As I already mentioned in my blog post about my goals for 2017, I thought it might be a good idea to share monthly progress updates with you here on the blog!

I do this because

  1. I’m super curious to look back on 2017 and see what I worked on during the year and if I don’t write it down, I’ll forget;
  2. I generally enjoy these type of posts from other creatives because they give me a lot of ideas what I could work on and try next, and
  3. I promised I’d share the good and the bad of running a creative business. 
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