Changes on YouTube and the blogosphere

Due to my profession, I watch many YouTubers, Influencers and Bloggers. I have been observing some of them since the beginning of their channels, in other words for many years. Some of them stopped running their channels, e.g. nissiax, which I liked very much because they were very substantive. It is thanks to her that I became interested in natural care. Many YouTubers change their channels along with the changes taking place in their lives and I mean, for example, Asian sugar or Lisa Piekło. On these channels it is very easy to notice the changes that have occurred in the presenters.

I admit that the owner of the channel Lisa Piekło inspired me to think about the changes, which I watched (okay, irregularly but watched) years ago. I loved her sense of humor and style in which she speaks. Currently, her channel has undergone a huge metamorphosis, and today I will consider whether people change, what influences their changes and why people are so negative about changes (including actions aimed at these changes).

The beginnings of blogging - how did it start?

When I started blogging (in 2009) I never thought that he would be with me for so long. This is my longest project I have ever realized. Initially, the blog was an escape from summer boredom, as well as my response to changes that began to take place in me (not only visual, but also mental) during the holidays between studies. I knew then that I wanted to study extramural and work, thanks to which at the age of 19 I started to gain professional experience (thanks to this I am now where I am). This plan for the student years from the beginning of the 3rd grade of high school was on my mind, but only after I did not get to the chosen field of study - day political science (I was also recruiting for pedagogy and sociology and to this day I thank God that I did not decide to those directions) I got the courage to implement my budding plan into life.

The beginnings of dpblog.pl, i.e. it started with an idea

Before I started working in the hair salon at the reception, which took me the last of my life and energy (I was only free when there was a holiday, and I worked weekly for a week, because the lectures were also on Fridays and I had to make up for hours at work) I had a lot of free time time and I felt that I had to use it properly. I didn't want to waste my life spending all my free time lying on the beach (I had 15 minutes to walk to the beach near the pier in Sopot) but to do something really big. At that time, I didn't know that blog would become not only my hobby, but also a form of additional income.

I set up a blog on blog.pl, because at that time it seemed the most sensible to me (or maybe it was simply the first portal I found by typing in the search engine "blog"). I have been on blog.pl for many years (and I achieved really great successes there - my blog with the graceful name Good for You was often distinguished on the blog.pl main page) before I dared to say about my passion to Piotr, who totally changed his path of development blog, but more on that later.

Blogging - start time

I don't even remember what our blog looked like at the beginning of its existence. Surely he had terrible photos taken quickly, but he was characterized by regular publication and reliability (which is still very important to me, although it may vary with regular publication). It was a time when brands began to see the potential of blogs and willingly sent their products for testing (of course, there was no question of any payment). So brands sent me products, I tested and reviewed according to a certain pattern (posts looked the same) and everyone was happy. Until the day came when I began to feel that I wanted something more from blogging. It was the time when I threw out all the products for testing from the cosmetics cabinet and came to the conclusion that it couldn't go on. My cabinet was bursting at the seams, and I no longer felt the joy of testing and reviewing cosmetics.

changes on YouTube and the blogosphere

The idea of ​​minimalism was a bull's-eye for me. It is my answer to my thoughts at that time. Contrary to appearances, minimalism is not such a recent trend. In accordance with the principle of minimalism, I got rid of most cosmetics (I left only those that I really liked) and gave the rest to friends and family. I felt extraordinary lightness and in a sense also ... freedom. The excess of cosmetics and other things overwhelmed me. Since then, I do not allow the feeling of being surrounded by too many products (this applies to both cosmetics and clothes, and actually everything that surrounds me). It was the moment when my thinking changed completely. I became a conscious consumer and I felt a great power to act, and more precisely to make people aware. Make you realize that you can live differently.

Minimalism in everyday life

Eight years have passed since this cleansing event, and I still remember this feeling with great joy. It was the moment when my world changed, my perception of the world changed and I changed. I wasn't the same person I was before. I began to be more aware. Aware and sure that I want to live a different life than before. The changes that took place in our lives then also directed the blog. Cosmetics reviews still appeared on the blog, but not as much as before. And if there were any cosmetics - they were natural cosmetics, which I chose myself, and not which someone sent to me for testing, not paying attention to the fact that I do not have dry and combination skin.

Along with professional development, I felt the need to write about my experiences - this is how the department was created,Personal development"Which will probably get this post. I wrote about my turbulent development, job changes and seeking my career path. Until the moment came in 2014, when I started not only as a hobby, but also professionally deal with social media (and it remains so today). It was also the moment when my mind began to germinate Blogger's guide. However, I realized this project on the blog long afterwards, because the priority related to me was the department related to vegetable diet and Wedding Guide (I was getting a lot of questions about how I was able to organize the wedding and not go crazy, of course, as I think about it now it turned out to be a really big feat).

Are changes needed in life?

During these 10 years, since I run a blog, not only its template has changed, but also its content and I have changed. Along with the experience, which is really enormous in my life. I do not exclude that in a few years the blog will look completely different (although I love its current appearance), but maybe other content will also appear. Will it be like this? I cannot answer this question at the moment. Because only the passing time will show what's next with dpblog.pl

Stories on Instagram - why record them?

Insta Stories is a wonderful tool for contacting your Watchers, but not everyone can use it. Stories neglect a lot of Influencers and brands, thinking that publishing photos on Instagram is enough to succeed. The most interesting thing is that more and more Influencers and Specialists who run brand profiles point out that Stories often have better ranges, not photos on the main profile. Isn't that the best argument to start recording Stories on Instagram?

Instagram stories

Stories (short for Insta Stories) can be recorded on Instagram by going to IG and clicking the camera icon in the upper left corner. There are different variants of Insa Stories - text on the background (I don't like this option), no special effects (photo), boomerang (moving photo like Harry Potter), super-zoom (I rarely use this option) and hands-free (preferably through chosen one, which allows recording a video with sound).

Make yourself known on Insta Stories

Adding photos to Instagram is just one of the elements of creating an image on social media. I often hear from my clients that they add photos and their profile does not grow or from Influencers (I advise Influencers what to improve / change on their profiles), "listen, I add photos and I have hatred". By operating on social media, running a blog or doing something that others can rate, you need to be prepared for hate. He will appear sooner or later (to a greater or lesser extent). People love to criticize others. Today, when people feel anonymous on the Internet (this is completely not reflected in reality, because no one is anonymous on the Internet), they also feel unpunished. It is very often the case that the more you grow, the more criticism falls on you. Do you think that there were no adverse comments from us? If so, you are wrong. However, this is a topic for another occasion.

At first I was afraid to record Stories. I love to speak, but I didn't think that what I am saying could interest anyone. I started recording Stories showing what I want to show and saying in the background. I practiced this type of Stories for a long time. It was surprising to me that when I started talking, followers began to appear on our profile (who are with us today, which is wonderful!). I got a lot of news from people that they had a wrong opinion about me because I am a very nice person, and after the pictures you can't see it (probably because I rarely smile at the pictures). It was a turning point for me when I felt the desire to talk to Stories, to people. I recorded the first talk coverage for the camera 17 times, until I finally released them into the world. It also attracted new Watchers and strengthened my image as a person who I am among the current followers. I just made myself known.

What and how much should the brand publish on Stories?

Very often, people who start promoting their business on social media have a problem with the publication of Stories. Many brands don't publish Insta Stories at all, which I think is a huge mistake. There are many ways to use IG accounts to create an image and increase brand popularity. First of all - it is worth publishing the business from the inside, i.e. showing the creation process. If you run the fashion brand - show on Stories the fabrics from which you will sew clothes. If you produce high-quality shoes (we are not talking about Chinese shoes that come to Poland in containers), show the process of their creation. Restaurants can show their crew or fragments of restaurant life or cooking dishes.

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There is no definite answer to the question "how much to publish reports on IG". The absolute minimum of daily publications is 3 Insta Stories. However, do not follow the principle "the more, the better". It is worth to be careful here and publish less but better quality (well-thought-out) materials.

What and how much Influencer should publish on Stories?

If you're an influencer, share your everyday life on Stories. It is known that you don't always go to great events (unless you are an influencer, "I'll go where and get what I want"), but your everyday life can also be interesting. You decide what you want to show (it's best to think about it this way - what you like / want to watch on Insta Stories). I will immediately point out that I am not a supporter of publications from every second of the day. Let's keep moderation and leave some secret (not everyone needs to know what toilet paper you use..If you know what I mean).

In the case of influencers, it is also worth applying the principle of a minimum of 3 publications a day, but if you really have no idea what to publish, don't do anything by force. There are days when I share with my Watchers a song that caught my ear or the inspiration I found. And there are days when I want to talk about a topic and record spoken stories. A great example of building relationships on Insta Stories with Observers is Jessica Mercedes, which in my opinion wins when it comes to Stories in Poland. Jess's recordings are always her style, often with a lot of humor and slack.

building an Instagram account

Icons for featured Instagram coverage are a very nice idea. We can divide them into different categories, so that we can easily show recipients what they can find in a given relationship. I have instructions for you how to add featured icons on Instagramand also 3 color versions of icons designed by Piotr.

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I am very curious if you use Insta Stories and what do you usually upload there? Share your experience in the comments (you don't have to set up an account anywhere to add your opinion 😉).