Happy JULY and welcome to Thursday Favorite Things! I am thrilled to celebrate my FIFTH year co-hosting this fabulous weekly link party for bloggers and blog readers with Katherine of Katherine’s Corner and a fantastic group of bloggers! We recently celebrated the 600th TFT! Please hop over to Katherine’s after linking up to congratulate her on the milestone and to thank her for starting this wonderful party.
NOTE: The party time has changed to 9:00 a.m. MDT (11:00 EST)
If you would like to make some new friends, grow your blog audience, or just find some weekly inspiration, this is the place to be! *Bloggers: Please leave a comment with the number of your link up for a chance to be featured at next week’s party. The hosts are all looking forward to what you’ll share this week! (If you missed the last party and the AWESOME features, you’ll find it here. Here’s what I have been up to recently:
I hope everyone had a happy Fourth of July!
We aren’t moved in our new house yet, but things are shaping up enough that I was able to do a little decorating for summer and the Fourth of July in our new living room! Here’s a post I put together with some of the pics I shared on Instagram. I will be sharing more posts on Instagram as we go along because it’s just a little easier right now than full blog posts.
We are hoping to squeeze a little beach vacation in at the end of summer. I just about can’t stand not to see the ocean at least once a year, and I like to surround myself with some summer coastal touches to help me feel connected to my beloved seashore. Our new house really has a New England or even a Southern Coastal Cottage vibe and I am just loving how it is all coming together.
Thoughts on IG
Speaking of Instagram, my engagement is extremely low. With over 12k followers, it seems crazy that I am getting less than 30 likes on each photo some days. I truly believe this is because of algorthim changes and I am not posting reels everyday. After reserach, I found that now only 10% of your followers see your new posts on IG with the algortithm changes. If you haven’t been seeing my content, you will probably have to actually search my account and just comment a couple of times and maybe IG will start putting my posts on your feed. I have had to do this to see many of my favorite bloggers as well, as too many random ads and things are all I see these days on IG.
Summer Welcoming Decor ~ Masterpieces of My Life
Quick Change Up Patriotic Decor ~ Common Ground
15 Easy Ways to Style Apothecary Jars in the Kitchen ~ WM Design House
French Linen Painted Buffet ~ The Crowned Goat
The Dining Room As It Is ~ Design and Events
Keto Mediterranean Citrus Chicken with Carrot Salad~ Fit to Serve Group
Thanks for visiting, enjoy the party!