The Importance of Spreading Yourself Around

I just love Instagram because there are so many great people that I sorta re-find again and as a result of their photo stream, I suddenly pay attention for some reason. Like with Brittany Jepsen from the blog, The House That Lars Built... I've seen her work around blogland before but seeing her behind-the-scenes on IG made her come to life and suddenly I really pay attention to what she's up to. Here are a few photos from her IG account and blog (@houselarsbuilt) if you'd like to follow her, too. Here are a few from her blog that I love spotlighting her recent trip to teach in southern California. huge-blow-up-swan-for-pool no-one-belongs-here-more-than-you swag-bag

I really love flowers, so her paper flower garlands and workshops in general, that she teaches in the states, definitely caught my curious eye. And I love the DIYs that I just discovered on her beautiful blog, too. Here are more images from her gorgeous IG account.

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Do you have any favorites on IG that you knew about before but following them on IG made you a believer, too? Isn't it true how certain social media outlets really aren't "one size fits all"? People who may love your blog may not connect the same through your IG photos, Facebook account or twitter... You know? That's why I always tells bloggers to experiment and see what works and what people are responding to that you also love and feel you're reaching others making a genuine connection. I think lots of bloggers make a common mistake - they measure their followers by how many BLOG readers appear on their site each day. That's not such an accurate way to determine how many followers you truly have since lots of people may follow you on Instagram but never read your blog. So keep an open mind about that and don't get down if you have 1,000 blog readers and 30,000 on Instagram and another 800 on Facebook and 500,000 on Pinterest - I mean, c'mon - you definitely have more than 1,000 people who dig your work, they are just coming in from different streams.

What do you think about spreading yourself around when it comes to social media?

p.s. Brittany you're awesome!

(Images: Brittany Jepsen)