Every time I got to a blogging conference or read an article on expanding readership, I always hear the same thing: exploit social media, cross promote, brand! brand! brand!. And frankly, that’s just not for me.
When I started blogging in 2008, I never envisioned a world in which bloggers would create quasi-cults of personality with millions of social followers watching their every move. And, over the past few years, I’ve tried to embrace social media in a way that feels authentic to me. I don’t want to be in the business of selling my life to people, but I like that blogging is a more personal medium than magazine editing. And I love interacting with you ladies on Instagram and Facebook.
So in case you want to follow my social channels, I thought I would show you how. And if you don’t want to, I will not beg or harangue you to follow me. There are plenty of blogs and celebs that I love, but don’t need their constant presence in my online social life, so I get it.
Pinterest is my favorite social medium. I love sharing recipes, fashion ideas, new nail polish colors, and home decor. I’m really glad Pinterest is making a comeback because, for me, it’s a great way to consume a lot of content in a short amount of time. Plus, I love all the tips and tricks I learn from other bloggers (did you know
You can follow me on my page, @abrabelke.
I am slowly breathing life back into my Instagram. And I hope that over time, I can get to a place where I share things that I love or that inspire me without feeling like my life is on display for the comment of others. I adore Instastories, and I loved the AMA we did a few weeks ago, which you can view here.
I don’t post very often, so you don’t have to worry about me blowing up your feed if you follow. And I also don’t use LiketoKnowIt, because who needs another app to follow? Find me here, @abrabelke.
Facebook is the medium I probably use the least (but if I ever get around to hiring a social media manager– hello, back burner). The main reason to like the Capitol Hill Style Facebook page, is so you can have access to our Thirtyish Community Group and Thirtyish Fit Club Group. Both groups are safe, vibrant communities for women that try to bring supportive-feminism, community, and calm to the tumult of social media.