With a desire to take conversations from Melissa Johnson's popular lifestyle blog, Best Friends For Frosting® to a new, engaged level of fun, Melissa launched the “Best Friends For Frosting®” podcast. This joyful podcast encourages listeners to become the very best version of themselves and to celebrate a life they love inside and out. Can’t wait to see you there!
April 29, 2019
I feel like it has taken me years to finally be happy with my Instagram feed as an entrepreneur! And there are 3 apps that I honestly don’t feel like I could have EVER gotten to this level without. I feel like these have made my Instagram so much more cohesive. Total game-changer! I am sharing 3 because these are my absolute go-tos, and less is always more! I want things to feel realistic and easily attainable over here. I can easily get overwhelmed, and I want to keep that from happening to you. Sometimes keeping it simple truly is the best route!
RUN and download the Lightroom mobile app. I recently took the plunge when Monika Hibbs released her high in-demand MH Presets. I didn’t care how hard or confusing it was to download the app, I was sold and totally in! 😉 The MH presets came with thorough instructions, so it actually wasn’t crazy hard after all. I highly highly recommend downloading mobile presets and uploading them to your Lightroom mobile app (which is free, by the way). Jillian Harris just released some bright and airy presets as well. Obsessed! If bright and airy is not your jam and you’re more of a bright and moody kind of girl, you can find many other gorgeous presets online too. There’s something for every style and brand! I love presets because they can make your greens look bluer, or even soften colors. Basically, it makes the colors of your pictures look more uniform on your feed. That is the ultimate trick to how these girls all have their instagram feeds looking SO consistent. It’s all about the grid!
This used to be my #1 go-to app before Monika Hibbs released her Lightroom presets. Once in a blue moon when the MH Presets do not achieve the right color, I go into my Color Story app and play with brightness and use the “Flashes of Delight” presets, which were released in collaboration with Taylor Sterling & Glitter Guide.
It’s amazing how you might have a handful of pictures you love, but you may not love them above or next to another image. The order in which you post on Instagram can change so much in how your feed looks! Planoly has so many amazing capabilities that I cannot successfully run my Instagram page without. My favorite feature is being able to preview how my Instagram grid looks before publishing photos live. You can drag and drop images to make sure they look good before going live. So cool! You can also store your captions after writing them ahead of time, and there is even a section to store your hashtags based on categories and to schedule out your stories. (I don’t use this often as I do my stories on the fly). I’m not kidding, I love Planoly so much that I even did an interview on their website years ago. It has made all the difference!
Instagram is its own animal, and it’s slowly but surely becoming one of the top social media platforms around. Once you nail out your brand aesthetic, voice, and objectives, these 3 app will be the icing on the cake to your success!
Even after becoming a CEO, educator, and podcaster, I’m still the down-to-earth girl next door. Building a profitable business is absolutely doable with the right mindset and the right amount of passion, and I can’t wait to share all I’ve learned with you!