The Business of Pineapple Blogging
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Last week I found myself walking downtown carrying a pineapple and looking for a brightly colored wall.
And it was completely normal. Just another workday.
Well kind of. I don't have my shit together enough to be the type of blogger who brings props to pics. And going outside of a one mile radius of my house for a photo op is a BIG DEAL. Because I am lazy.
However, my friend Ali who is the creative mind behind Alice & Wonder, does have her shit together. Not only does she have a great eye when it comes to fashion, she also knows how to look away from the camera AND giggle for a pic. That took me seven years to master!
Props AND a bright wall downtown? On Tuesday morning no less. Ali's only been in the insta game for about a year, but if you scroll her feed @aliceandwonder you'd never know. She's got this down. It almost pisses me off.
Because if you've been a blog reader for awhile you know it takes me some time to come around to bloggy things. For example I blogged for three years without posting a single photo. And when I did start posting photos they were terrible. I know a lot of mine still are. But I am learning! And running a t-shirt line is forcing me to learn even faster.
If I'm going to be putting nice respectable t-shirts out there that say things like Let's Day Drink, I need to step up my game and stop it with the half ass crappy photos. I want people to take me seriously!
So yes, in an attempt to grow my t-shirt line I've been trying to put better content on my Instagram feed. Some of you have noticed and have left snarky comments like, "whoa look at the fashion blogger," which I read and appreciate! Asshole.
Don't call me a fashion blogger, I prefer t-shirt blogger. Jk, call me whatever the hell you want. I know your comments aren't meant rude (right?!) And I get jollies off of posting fashion pics with stupid captions, so it's fine. If you can get past the "too muchness" of it, Instagram can just be a big fun game. Especially when it's your job to dissect it and use it for marketing purposes.
Which brings me to part two. A new hashtag! #MYSUMMERSPARK
A landing spot for all of your good, bad, and completely unnecessary insta pics that get you in that good summer mood!
Why was I sitting on this stoop smiling? Why does it matter?
It doesn't! It felt like summer so I wanted to! #MYSUMMERSPARK. Yay. See what I'm getting at here? And perhaps I just wanted to show off my new shoes I'm very proud of because I don't often buy new peep toe booties.
Yes, that was probably it. Also jeans found here.
Like I've done in the past, I'll post my favorite pics from the hashtag on my blog to fill everyone with warm summer jollies. To kick off the start of #MYSUMMERSPARK Alice & Wonder is giving away this adorable pineapple shirt! Trust me on this, you do NOT want to be without a pineapple shirt this season.
Same goes for this pineapple thing. Did I just buy it yesterday? Yes, yes I did. No regrets.
To enter to win the shirt:
1. Follow Alice & Wonder on Instagram @aliceandwonder.
2. And head to her site, if not just to see my huge face flashing across the top which I just now saw... eeek, but also to comment below and tell me which item you like the best. That's it!
Now go pineapple your heart out and share your pics using #MYSUMMERSPARK.
Have a great Wednesday!
*Stoop pics by Ali B Photography.
*Pineapple pics by Iron And Honey.