How To Deal With Frustration

How To Deal With Frustration on Waketon Road

There has been so much conversation this week with my #InstaFam about the changes in the Instagram algorithm. My girl Dana of The Champagne Edit even did a post about how she’s adapted to it. I’ve had several conversations with my blogger friends about the changes. We’ve discussed what our strategy going forward should be. Also what seems to be working for other people. But the number one thing that...

Frequently Asked Questions

I was going through some of my DMs on Instagram the other day and realized I have been asked a lot of great questions. Some of the questions were asked multiple times and others were just topics I wanted to share more of. So I decided to change-up today’s format to answer a few frequently asked questions. Being totally honest, I’m not one of those people who get 500 DMs...

Dear Instagram…

Dear Instagram - Waketon Road - Wearing Lou & Grey

Dear Instagram, I feel like we need to have a chat. It’s no secret that there is an “Instagram struggle” for those of us who use Instagram as a business platform. The new algorithm has changed the way users see content which has benefited a select few accounts and made it a struggle for the rest. When I started blogging, Instagram was chronological and it made sharing images with followers...

How To Not Miss An Opportunity

How To Not Miss An Opportunity on Waketon Road

I have been thinking a lot lately about blogging, social media and all of the things that come along with them. I have shared a few thoughts on the blogging industry and what I’ve learned on the blog before. But recently I have to admit I have fallen slightly out of love with blogging. The struggle to compete in a saturated market and the countless hours spent on social media...

How to Edit in Lightroom – Part 2

How To Edit In Lightroom on Waketon Road

In Part 1 of How I Edit in Lightroom I talked about my typical routine for all of my photos. Sunsets and landscapes take a few extra steps that I wanted to share with you. For the photos I am including in this post I shot them on the darker side knowing that I would be able to bring out the details but upping the shadows. It’s always my goal...

How To Edit in Lightroom

Since I started this blogging journey, my most frequently asked questions typically surround two things. What type of camera do we use? And how do I edit my photos. Photography is something I had never done before the blog. Brian nor I had ever shot in manual mode, nor did we understand ISO or f-stop. I’ll admit Brian got the technical side of photography faster than I did. He spends...

Why You Need A Community

A couple of weekends ago I spent a quick 36 hours in Nashville with some of my favorite blogger babes. What started as an Instagram comment pod (yes that’s a thing) turned into a group of friends. Even though most of us had never met face-to-face before this weekend we created a community of support through Instagram. I’ve talked about the importance of having a community on the blog before,...

How To Work With Brands You Love

Blogging Tips: How To Work With Brands You Love on Waketon Road Blog

A couple of weekends ago I had the opportunity to takeover the LOFT Instagram Stories for a day. If you have followed me for a while, or just poked around the blog you will notice that I #loveloft. It was such an honor that they reached out to me to be part of the 97 Days of Summer campaign. As a relatively newish blogger, being able to work with one...

The Monday Blues

Ah, the Monday blues… but in the best way possible! This weekend I was invited to attend an event at The W with chloédigital. Chloédigital is a lifesaver for bloggers (myself included). They are my “behind the blog” making sure everything runs smoothly. The event was for a handful of bloggers in the area and it was so amazing to finally get to meet so many people I love following....

A Few Thoughts on the Blogging Industry

When I started Waketon Road a little over a year ago, I had no idea what the blogging industry really looked like. I was so drawn to this world of beautiful imagery capturing fashion, travel and lifestyle. I knew I wanted to be able to express my creativity and passions just as all of my favorite bloggers do. What I didn’t know is how much work it is and how...