SOCIAL MEDIA TIPS FOR POSTING ABOUT RESTAURANTS ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Absolutely no one: Me: here are my thoughts on social media 😂 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ok but for real I want to share more social tips because I genuinely don’t know what else to talk about 99% of the time other than social media. I’m addicted - welcome to my life. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . Let’s talk about geotagging vs actual tagging in Instagram stories. I was watching a very popular Austin based fashion blogger I follow post about a restaurant she LOVED visiting last night. Here’s the thing though, she only GEOTAGGED the restaurant, she didn’t PHYSICALLY TAG their Instagram page. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ SO WHAT SAR? 👉🏻 As someone who does social media for many restaurants - that made me sad for the business. I know the blogger didn’t owe them a tag, but if she loved it - why not help them grow their page too? A geotag won’t notify the restaurant that she was even talking about them, only a physical @ sign tag will. PLUS - if you don’t tag their account with the @(restaurant name here) they can’t reshare your post to their page. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . If you love somewhere, show them some love with both a geotag AND a physical @ tag! Plus, if they reshare it - it might also help YOU get discovered in your local community. Errrybody wins! 💥 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Martini pic taken @TheCollinsQuarter in #Savannah!
HOW TO PROPERLY GIVE PHOTO CREDIT AND RESHARE AN IMAGE ON INSTAGRAM 📸 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As someone who does Social Media for brands for a living, I feel confident in my credentials to be the person to write this tutorial. First, let's start with how NOT ❌ to give photo credit on IG. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ❌ DON'T ONLY TAG THE PHOTO ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tagging the photo itself is NOT a sufficient way to properly give photo credit. Personally, I RARELY click the photo's tags - so I would never know that wasn't the brand's image. Plus, people often tag tons of accounts in a photo in the hopes of getting reshared so that tag often gets lost in a sea of accounts. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ❌DON'T FILTER SOMEONE'S PICTURE ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you're resharing someone's image, don't add your filter without sending that person a message and ASKING CAN I FILTER YOUR IMAGE TO MATCH OUR FEED? Don't saturate it more, don't brighten it, don't do any filtering without approval. Once you have approval, knock yourself out with the filtering! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ❌ DON'T HIDE PHOTO CREDIT IN THE FIRST COMMENT OR SPACED WAY DOWN BELOW THE ORIGINAL CAPTION. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Why hide photo credit? Don't be sneaky, content creators work hard on creating content every single day. Plus it costs money to create consistent content. Reward them for sharing about your brand with very visible photo credit. Your followers will probably want to go follow them. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✅ DO LIST PHOTO CREDIT IN THE CAPTION BY SAYING ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ PHOTO BY 📸 @IAMSARAHMIZE ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It's not hard, kids. As soon as you're done with your caption, and on the very next line, give photo credit. It's that simple! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thank you for reading my photo credit Ted Talk. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photo taken (by me 😂) at the gorgeous @Saguarohotels in Sunny @Scottsdaleariz
@DopplerDrew and I are getting so close to our 2nd wedding anniversary 👰🏻🤵 on March 3rd! We got married at our favorite hotel in Dallas @TheAdolphusHotel - a place where I am still blessed to work💕 I will forever love this historic gem in Downtown Dallas. Good thing because I’m there drinking coffee a lot 😂 . We chose March 3rd because that was my parent’s wedding anniversary. Every year we vow (see what i did there) to go back to The Adolphus and take a photo together on March 3rd - swipe to the end for last year’s pic. What can I say, I’m just an emotional ball of love this time of year!!!!! I just love being married so much, there is nothing better than life with @dopplerdrew ✨🥰 #socheesy #imsorry . Photos by @ellenashton Makeup by @babeautytx
@DopplerDrew whispering in my ear that he likes the Tennessee Vols more than Texas and that he’s ordered a thin crust extra sauce @pizzahut pizza for us and he stopped to get @bombaysapphireus and a fresh jar of olives for martinis tonight. . JK - he went skiing with a bunch dudes today. Happy Valentine’s babe. I love you dearly, you complete me.
First time in Kansas (or am I in Missouri? I’m not sure, I don’t know geography) ❄️ We are getting some work done at a coffee shop right now and @DopplerDrew told me if I walked across the street I’d be in Kansas but if I stayed put I’d be in Missouri. My brain is unable to process this. . This week we went home to Virginia to have some really wonderful time with my family celebrating my grandma’s incredible life with a lovely memorial gathering. She truly was the original girl power. Between her and my mom, I’ve been blessed with the two greatest female role models possible. I’m a pretty lucky girl. I’m heading into the weekend with a full heart. . We are spending the afternoon in #KansasCity then head to Lawrence this evening to watch @vol_hoops play Kansas tomorrow. #GBO #VFL. Happy Friday friends!
Y’all I need to tell you how much I love my dog is that ok? . I love this sweet boy so much. General doesn’t show affection as often (read also - nonstop) as Veenie does but he has his own way of making sure you know he adores you. He requires a minimum of 30 minutes a night of cuddle time on the couch together. If we don’t give him that, say we are out to dinner or at a game for the night, he’ll sleep in the bed with us. If we DO give him 30+ minutes he prefers to be alone on his couch or in his dog bed. He also knows, and loudly alerts, when a storm is coming 30 minutes prior to the storm coming. I guess he gets it from @dopplerdrew 😏 . Ok so there’s General in a nutshell and we love his nearly 12 year old self dearly. Although if you ask me how old he is I’ll say he’s 7 because 12 sounds wildly aggressive and terrifying. . He’s my comfort blanket in times of grief and sadness we’ve had this week. He’s my comfort blanket on happy days. He’s simply put my best friend and overall good boy. . Ok I’m done, sometimes you just need a love letter to your dog you know?
Last night the world lost one of the most incredible women. Lucy Burnette, aka Nan, was obviously one of my best friends and the most treasured grandmother a granddaughter could ever dream of - but more importantly she was the greatest, most selfless mother to @anncaudlevb, my aunt Debbie, my Uncle Lynn and my Uncle Jim who passed when I was 20. . To know our family was to love Nan. I don't think she ever missed a birthday, a holiday, a basketball game and for sure NEVER an Atlanta Braves game. I feel like a piece of me is missing but I know she's in a better place. . We were able to say our goodbyes with Nan, a true blessing. I was able to ask her to tell Dad (my dad passed when i was 19) and Uncle Jim we missed them when she sees them. . Nan was 94 (!!!!!!) year's old and was sharp as a tack up until the end. She continued to prove to be Wonder Woman right until the end. . Although we all know she is now at peace, it is the loss of a saint, a genuinely perfect human.. It's such a strange feeling to feel so incredible sad, but also joy for Nan now in Heaven. . We love you so dearly.
Current view 🌴 . LOLOLOLOL JK I’m in Oklahoma tagging along while @dopplerdrew plays in a World Series of Poker ♠️ satellite tourney - no idea if I described that right. Fun fact, while Drew was starting his business he made a living playing poker. Another fun fact I feel as if I should reiterate he is not, in fact, a weatherman. Although that would be his dream job. My 2020 vision board has us going to a weather camp.* . So, instead I’ve found a non-smoking section of the casino (thank the lord) working on my #Cozumel blog post from my trip with @mintspix + @travelswithtam ✨🌴 Editing these images has me itching for Mexico - good thing @streetsbeatseats is getting married in Cabo in June!! . . . *I of course don’t have a vision board, y’all know I’m not that organized.
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Merry Christmas you filthy animals 🎁 I hope Santa was good to you 🥳🎁🥂
December has been an absolute WHIRLWIND! I can’t believe I’ve been to 4 different states and 2 different countries in just the first two weeks of the month. . Not to mention the number of photos from all of the travels I’m dying to edit 🌴 . I’m really looking forward to Christmas break (my first time EVER getting a full week of the office being closed!!) and taking some time to work on my blogs and think about where I want to go with @dallaslovelist in 2020! I’ll be in Virginia this Christmas with @anncaudlevb and while the views won’t look quite like this one from Cozyumel they’ll be beautiful in their own right!
It’s my birthday and for some very odd reason I’ve been feeling a little sad all day. I know this isn’t a normal reaction to a birthday - and honestly I’m not sure WHY I’ve felt so sad. I love my husband @dopplerdrew, love my job, love my amazing friends and all of the bday love via text and phone and social, love my family and my puppies but something about getting older has me in the dumps. I’m absolutely where I hoped I’d be at 33 in life, career and love, so why does getting older feel so depressing?? . There’s an episode of sex and the city (aka my favorite show in the whole world) where Carrie sits and waits for everyone to show up for her birthday and no one shows. Getting older gives me crippling anxiety. There’s so much pressure surrounding these years of a woman’s life (read also: the pressure to have babies before it’s too late). I think birthdays in your 30s can just sometimes be sad no matter how happy your life is. And guess what, that’s ok! . I’m trying to get my shit together, stop the unnecessary water works and now go have an amazing dinner with @dopplerdrew and @susiedrinks who are taking me to some skeeball and pop-a-shot 🏀 . Photo taken in Mexico by my dear friend @mintspix
I’ve been traveling for work (and for play) for 3 weeks now and have spent a total of 3 nights at home since Thanksgiving weekend! . I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to be flying home this afternoon!! I need snuggles from these sweet babies STAT! And most of all from @DopplerDrew. . Fitting that I’m sitting in the Charleston airport right now and it’s pouring rain and I’m soooo ready for home but my favorite @spaceykacey song just came on their radio - Rainbow 🌈 Perfect timing. . Plus tomorrow I have the biggest campaign I’ve ever had coming to life after MONTHS of planning. Basically it’s all smiles over here, friends! Happy Friday, friends!!!
ICYMI ✨ Y’all I’m trying to post everyday through the end of the year which is honestly very hard for me to do since social media is my full time job. CAPTIONS ARE HARD. What I’d REALLLLY like to say here “click like on this door photo thanks.” . I drove this morning from our property in Savannah - @TheAlidaHotel - to our future property in Charleston which comes online in May! I went around and got some Christmas shots that we can use on our feed next year during the holidays and -WOW- #Charleston in December y’all. It’s the time to come! It’s not sweltering and the decor is all SO PERFECT! . Tomorrow I go home to see @dopplerdrew and I’m so ready to kiss his weather loving face 🥰
I haven’t had time to edit all of our pics from #Cozumel but I’m loving this photo that @alexandramintonphoto snapped on our first night. ☀️ . This was taken at the money bar which is less than a mile from the @VRBO we stayed at!! Full blog post on our trip coming soon, but for now here’s this dreamy shot. . Wearing @renttherunway (a dress that I purchased from the app for only $56 I loved it so much!)
WHICH PIC IS YOUR FAVORITE?? I’ll post y’alls favorite next on @TheAlidaHotel page! . Things I’m bad at: posting to my OWN Instagram. I usually overthink it, get intimidated by writing a caption (after writing dozens of captions for full time job) and then say forget it - and go snuggle @dopplerdrew on the couch. And by snuggle drew on the couch I mean we both stare at our phones while he scrolls Twitter and I watch Instagram stories. . So, I’m setting a goal to post EVERY DAY, through EOY! Can I do it??? Here goes #The22PostProject (as if I don’t have plenty of content 😏 I can use ) . Shown is the @sippinsanta cocktail lineup available at our #Savannah hotel @TheAlidaHotel (and any/all #SippinSanta bars - like @tinyvictoriesoc or @dibsonvictory if you’re in Dallas!)
When I get home I’m painting my Ford Escape this exact pattern. It’ll be a hit! . In other news, @mintspix and I have had the most productive and fun day in #Cozumel 🌴🏝🎄✨ It’s my first Mexico Christmas and I’m here for it. Guess @dopplerdrew will have to fly to Mexico to celebrate my bday this year because I’m not leaving until at least Dec 26th!
Finishing the work day with this view and then diving 🏝 into a Cozumel weekend of fun with @mintspix 🎄🕺🏻🌴 . Thank you so much to @travelswithtam who opened up her gorgeous Mexico home to us for the weekend. Lots of great pics of this 4 bed, 4 bath beachside retreat with private pool to come! Y’all are going to want to rent this place in 2020, mark my words!! . Oh and this is my first time in #cozumel!! We already saw some vintage VW bug convertibles in PINK we want to rent but neither of us can drive a stick shift 😂 might be taking a YouTube course later tonight 😂🤦🏻♀️
✨🥰LOVE IS THE THING YOU KNOW🥰✨As you guys know I’ve been a @HornitosTequila ambassador for the past several months and I’ve had so much fun talking about their #ashotworthtaking campaign. For our last collab, I’m bringing in my best pal, @dopplerdrew to tell y’all about taking a shot at love! No matter what you do, there’s always a shot worth taking out there – it’s been great to work with a brand that believes so strongly in this. . I WAS TERRIFIED TO PUT MYSELF OUT THERE, but just like @HornitosTequila’s campaign encourages, I decided to take that risk of being vulnerable in a public, internet setting and join match.com back in 2014. After a slew of bad dates, I really wanted to call it quits. I didn’t want to take any more risks. Then I met this charming guy on the chat app and agreed to just take ONE MORE RISK and go meet him for drinks. The rest is history! I remember when we first said I love you I think we were only like a month in but we were both just so head over heels in love, it only felt natural Once you know you’ve taken your shot, the rewards start to roll in. Through the years we’ve continued to love and support each other, encouraging each other to take shots of our own and taking them together as the perfect team ❤ . Thank you to @HornitosTequila for encouraging #AShotWorthTaking - whether it be in love, life or career! Don’t be afraid to declare your SHOT at something you find completely risky for the new year! #ad . Photos by @alexandramintonphoto
The holidays are alive and well in #Denver and I’m here for it! Like, what can I do to just travel the country and review festive alleyways - asking for a friend... cc @cntraveler 😂
I never post selfies 🎄🕺🏻 but @TheAdolphusHotel elevator had me feeling festive AF yesterday! Maybe I’ll regram myself 😂😉✨ . Also peep all that cash I had. 2007 called and wants all their dollars back. Who carries cash anymore?? I feel like only dudes do...