The Living Abstracts Blog: helping you with social media

WHAT DOES TBT MEAN AND HOW TO USE ON YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS

Ever seen #TBT on a social media post and wondered what it meant? Here’s a quick explanation of what TBT means and how to use it on your own social media platforms. WHAT DOES TBT MEAN? TBT stands for throwback Thursday. It’s used when we want to share old photos or...

HOW TO MAKE A WHITE BACKGROUND FOR INSTAGRAM (UPDATED FOR 2020)

How to make a white background for Instagram in four simple steps on your phone. Learn how to override your phone camera’s automatic settings, find the best light, correct the colour temperature and retouch for pristine results.

Facebook header size – the perfect pixels for desktop and mobile in 2020

If you’ve ever wondered how big to make your Facebook header or found your uploaded photo looking pixelated, here’s the complete guide to the perfect Facebook header size and making sure it works across desktop and mobile in 2020. FACEBOOK HEADER DIMENSIONS IN 2020...
HOW TO TEST PINTEREST FOR YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS

HOW TO TEST PINTEREST FOR YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS

  There are so many marketing options for your photography business, it can be difficult to choose which are right for you. Here’s how to test Pinterest and find out if it is right for you. Below are the simplest steps to test Pinterest. In...

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HOW TO WRITE THE PERFECT PIN DESCRIPTION FOR PINTEREST

HOW TO WRITE THE PERFECT PIN DESCRIPTION FOR PINTEREST

Learning how to write the perfect pin description for Pinterest can mean the difference between you being found by your ideal clients and not showing up at all in their searches. There are two parts to an ideal pin: the photo and the description. Given that Pinterest...

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HOW MANY HASHTAGS SHOULD BE USED ON AN INSTAGRAM POST?

HOW MANY HASHTAGS SHOULD BE USED ON AN INSTAGRAM POST?

Nothing divides social media users like asking how many hashtags should be used on an Instagram post. Especially if those users have been on social media for more than five years. It's easy to see why. Like Google, Instagram has an algorithm that is designed to help...

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CREATE A VIRAL PIN THAT DRIVES YOUR FOLLOWERS CRAZY

CREATE A VIRAL PIN THAT DRIVES YOUR FOLLOWERS CRAZY

Have you ever wondered how to create a viral pin on Pinterest?  Is there really a formula or is there luck involved? And if you’re just starting out, how can you even get seen on Pinterest? Let’s start with your pin’s purpose: the number one job of a pin is to make...

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WHAT TO PUT IN YOUR INSTAGRAM BIO LINK

WHAT TO PUT IN YOUR INSTAGRAM BIO LINK

What to put in your Instagram bio link takes on critical importance given that you can't put clickable links in Instagram posts. So here some pointers on making the most from the one clickable link you have. What? Instagram only gives me one link in my bio? Yes,...

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THREE WAYS YOU CAN BOOK WEDDINGS FROM INSTAGRAM

THREE WAYS YOU CAN BOOK WEDDINGS FROM INSTAGRAM

If you're a wedding photographer wondering how much leverage you're getting from Instagram and if it's really worth it,  here are three ways you can book clients from using Instagram. It might seem you should have Instagram nailed, right? After all, you have great...

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GREAT LIGHT FOR FOOD PHOTOS

GREAT LIGHT FOR FOOD PHOTOS

One of the key things for food photography - if not all photography - is great light. So what is great light for food photos and how do you get it when you’re taking food photos in your home using window light? In one word: diffusion. It’s so good that even if you’re...

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HEALTHY FOOD HASHTAGS FOR INSTAGRAM

HEALTHY FOOD HASHTAGS FOR INSTAGRAM

  Let's talk for a moment about healthy food hashtags for Instagram - and in fact, all food hashtags for Instagram. We're going to look at some of the most popular food hashtags and how to find the hashtags that will work best for your food, nutrition or wellness...

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