How to Take Better Instagram Photos

Let’s talk about Instagram today, shall we?


Reason being, I had the opportunity to host a tweet-up last night, which — as I explained to my parents — is essentially an hour-long period in which Twitter users join forces to share knowledge and create categorized noise. It was all about Insta, and it was actually really fun!

Someone owes me a coffee today (and I’m looking at you, Alyson), because I combed through nearly 700 tweets to pull out the very best tips & tricks to recap the conversation and ultimately help you become a better phone photog.

Just kidding, of course — but seriously, if you want, I’ll take you up on that coffee…


The most successful Instagram feeds contain a well-curated mix of consistently compelling content, and with the summer season in full bloom, there’s no shortage of photo ops available at your fingertips.

So, are you ready to up the ante on your Insta-game? Here are the highlights from last night’s discussion — plus five of my own personal tips to immediately take your snaps to chic new heights.

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corals + The Smart Girls’ Guide

Well, my friends, I would have had a new blog post for you today, but instead I felt a moral obligation to attend a wine-tasting event last night and, naturally, follow it up with a few nightcap cocktails. Ay, tequila!


As such, I thought I’d take the easy way out share an interview I did with the Smart Girls’ Guide, a magazine for ambitious women striving to live the Smart Life. We chatted about my creative writing process, how to gain readers (love ya’ll), work/life balance/blog balance, and so on.

Here’s a peek at our conversation – the full interview is linked at the bottom of this post.

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