I was looking at a calendar when I realized that I relaunched my blog nearly six months ago! It’s weird because it feels like I’ve been blogging forever (cliche, I know) because so much of my time is now devoted to content production. Truth be told, I really only started posting regularly + prioritizing high-quality content a few months ago, and I began aggressively looking for ways to grow my following + engagement in January, so I’m still new at this! It’s been so much fun, but as I reflect, I realize that there are things I do and don’t want to continue for the rest of the year. True to form, I made a listicle about it, because what else would you expect from me?
If you’re thinking about blogging or just trying to up your social media game, you already know that how you present yourself is everything. Attracting an audience will require good content, which is a lot of pressure! You may look at big-time influencers and wonder whether you need to shell out major money for a fancy camera. Before I start, I wanted to point out the difference in the three above pictures. Far left is taken with an iPhone 8+ after brunch, the middle is an professional photo from the amazing Emily Staubus, and the last one is a taken with a Canon 60D body and EF 50mm f/1.8 lens.
Happy Tuesday, y’all! It’s been such a busy two weeks, and I’m finally taking a bit of a break. I spent today at Starbucks (work from home perks) and on the couch. It was actually a relief to not do anything after work, since we’ve spent so much time catching up with old friends now that we’re back in town. One of the fun things that happened during these busy weeks was a photoshoot with Emily Staubus, an INCREDIBLE photographer who I went to college with! She’s a photographer by night and engineer by day, which is honestly like Hannah Montana but a million times cooler.
When I heard our pastor say, “It is my joy to present to you, for the very first time, Mr. & Mrs. Vagner Lage,” I almost cried for the millionth time that day. I will always remember the elation I felt when I realized we’d actually pulled it off and were finally married. All of my fears faded away as I partied the night away with my brand spankin’ new husband — it was seriously the best day of my life.