Episode 50. Our Thoughts on the Future of Blogging & Instagram

To mark our milestone 50th episode(!), we are taking an in-depth look at the future of blogging.

With 21 years of blogging experience between us, we have seen the industry’s landscape change dramatically. Many times over!

The blogging world, as it now stands, is SO different to when we first started. 

As social media platforms, like Instagram, become increasingly more prominent, we’re exploring blogging's relevance in 2019, and what the future of the industry holds. 

We also share advice for newbie bloggers, and bloggers looking to go full-time with their platforms. 

We dip into the relationship between our egos and our analytics, and how we try to keep comparison at bay. 

And finally we round things off by sharing our long-term blogging plans, how we feel about blogs and social media playing a part in our lives, and some of our all-time favourite blogs. 

This is VERY in-depth conversation about the blogging industry, and we hope that you’ll love diving into it with us!

EPISODE 50 SHOW NOTES 

Ella's blog - Coco's Tea Party

Monica's blog - The Elgin Avenue

Ella's Instagram account - @CocosTeaParty 

Monica's Instagram account - @MonicaBeatrice

Our show Instagram account - @LetsDiscussPodcast

EPISODE 50 SHOW LINKS

Laura Jane Williams 

Episode 43. with Laura Jane Williams 

Katherine Ormerod’s book Why Social Media is Ruining Your Life

Episode 47. with Katherine Ormerod 

The ASA guidelines 

What is the Saturn Return?

Why Your Blog Is More Important Than Ever on A Pair & A Spare

10 Social Media Trends to Watch In 2019 on entrepreneur.com by Deep Patel 

Monica’s favourite bloggers:

Geneva Vanderzeil from A Pair & A Spare 

Anna Newton from The Anna Edit  

Sivan Ayla from Sivan Ayla 

Ella’s favourite bloggers:

A Cup of Jo 

Grace Atwood from The Stripe

Ella also mentions: 

Jess Ann Kirby 

The Every Girl 

Danielle Moss

Lark and Linen