(PHOTO CREDIT: @BROWNEYEDTOAST)
Last week, I had the pleasure to lunch with a fellow blogger, who I met during fashion week. We met at at Cafe Minera. A little cafe that many NYC bloggers hangout. Sit and enjoy a latte while admiring the beautiful brownstones in front of the this cozy spot located in the ever-so trendy and chic West Village. Sitting in this cafe you can definitely get the creative juices flowing. We also found that with such large windowpanes and awesome nature light seeping in it made for a great photo op! (We were lucky enough to enjoy it on a beautiful Fall Sunny Day). It was so great to meet and chat with a new blogger friend . I enjoyed our discussions on life, blogging, what inspires us and so much more. One of the things we talked about is the inspiration behind this blog post: the power of social media in particularly: Instagram.
Social Media has shaped the way of our society, its help build and grow businesses, connecting people in such a unique way. Social platforms such as instagram, facebook, twitter, and snapchat are just some explains to show how technology has evolved and how it will continue to in the future. It goes to show that by using these platforms, it can not only be beneficial but a great tool in taking your business to the next level.
No matter what we do in life or who we meet along the way, the people we meet whether positive or negative can make some kind of impact on us. I’ve felt this way in my years working in Public Relations and Talent Management. And now, diving in head first as a full pledge blogger I see this too, but through social media in particularly instagram. I’ve discovered a newfound appreciation for social media and how it’s been a driving force for gaining inspiration for my blog, a means to grow and build my brand, and one of the main resources in meeting and creating new relationships in the blogger community. Even though I created my blog: SocialFashionistaBeauty back in 2013, I still consider myself a newbie to the blogger world. Because in this last year, I decided that I wanted to fully committed to creating new content for my blog as well as building a brand for myself. And it’s so great to meet other bloggers and exchange ideas, gain exposure/experience, and become more familiar with those locally.
Nowadays, social platforms like Instagram has played a big role in helping many bloggers/creatives type like myself build their brands, gain exposure for our respective blogs, while also creating relationships in this rapidly growing community. I just LOVE looking at different IG feeds and seeing what others find beautiful. For me I believe in the phrase, ” I aspire to inspire.” I feel IG is a great source for just that. It also gives you a little insight on what others Love and admire in life. And not to mention it makes us happy too. For others it may not have the same meaning, but for myself it’s been quite inspiring and uplifting. A simple photo could mean nothing to one person, for me I see it as a form of art and something beautiful. And for me I try and see the beauty in everything, no matter how simple or extravegant it may be. And just by liking eachothers photos or quotes and exchanging a few meaningful comments we start to build and create relationships with such great people. Who have become great role models to me as a new blogger.
Instagram has become such a powerful channel for so many. I will admit, as of late I’ve become a little IG obsessed. But I truly admire the beauty others see in anything and everything. Blogger @browneyedtoast and I expressed our experiences with instagram and what it means to us. We also exchanged ideas and thoughts for our respective blogs. But we equally shared the same feelings on how instagram has been a great source for creating relationships with other bloggers. I hope to continue to meet and create new relationships, to inspire others, engage and exchange ideas and help others in the community however I can. I also hope to work and collaborate with people in the blogger community in the future. If aren’t following or haven’t seen @BrownEyedToast instagram feed you should.
She has some great photos on there it and its DEFINITELY worth checking out. Keep a look out for her blog which is launching soon.
Cheers and lets continue to: engage, empower, inspire, stengthen, support and love one another one photo or blog post at a time. 🙂
Who have you met that has inspired you?
What are your thoughts of Instagram and other Social Media Platforms.?
How has it influenced you or made an impact on you?
I’d love to hear from you, share your thoughts with me.