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How I edit my photos for Instagram

How I edit my photos for Instagram

Everyone has a personal style.  I happen to like photos that are bright, vibrant and colorful.  Admittedly I brighten photos more than I normally would … because brighter photos tends to do better in Instagram.  If this photo were to be printed I’d tone down the highlights and decrease the exposure.  That said – I…

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By MaggieLovesOrbit, October 16, 2017
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How to create a dynamic InstaStory out of your photos

How to create a dynamic InstaStory out of your photos

Instagram loves Videos Videos are easy to consume especially when they are between 7 to 15 seconds in length. But what if you have photos and you want to use them to tell a video story? Here's how: Select no more than 9 photos. Use an app that allows you to piece photos together.  I...
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By MaggieLovesOrbit, October 9, 2017
Comment pods are so 2016.  Try these 20 ideas instead

Comment pods are so 2016. Try these 20 ideas instead

Comment pods are like security blankets.  They give you a false sense of security that you’re getting “engagement”.  In a previous article I wrote about why comment pods can actually be hurting you versus helping you and for those of you I’ve talked to directly … I sensed a nervousness in letting it go. That’s…

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By MaggieLovesOrbit, October 4, 2017
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Never Stop Training

Never Stop Training

I haven’t spent enough time with Orbit.  There I said it. She came into our lives and I let Maggie train her.  Now that Orbit is a year and a half it’s becoming clear to me that I need to spend more time training her. Some of the areas that I need to work on…

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By MaggieLovesOrbit, October 2, 2017
Pavlov and Instagram

Pavlov and Instagram

Humans are hardwired for creativity and connection.  We seek validity and intimacy.  We want to be seen. That’s why the decrease in engagement is turning the Instagram community upside down. It’s touching a nerve in our amygdala.  Often called the lizard brain (because it’s thought to be the oldest part of our brain) … the…

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By MaggieLovesOrbit, September 18, 2017
My secret tool to increase engagement on Instagram

My secret tool to increase engagement on Instagram

Kind Comments – Genuine and Heartfelt Instagram held #WWIM16 worldwide this past weekend.  The them was #kindcomments And it prompted me to write a blog post about the culture of Instagram.  From the beginning they have fostered a culture of #communityfirst and they want people to #postwithintent.  Together we rise together and it’s #communityovercompetition. Instagram…

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By MaggieLovesOrbit, September 11, 2017
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Sneaky Squeaky Stick and Bionic Ball Review

Sneaky Squeaky Stick and Bionic Ball Review

Petstages by Outward Hound Toys are Durable and Withstand Two Boston Terriers The true test of durability is when a toy can withstand several weeks of play by Maggie and Orbit.  They are rambunctious and their favorite toy is whatever the other one is playing with. When Outward Hound contacted me to test and review…

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By MaggieLovesOrbit, September 9, 2017
Shadow ban freakout

Shadow ban freakout

I've been Instagram Shadow Banned I think you'll agree with me when I say reach and visibility has gone down on Instagram.  It's really hard to get as much followers, likes and comments and you might be sensing engagement overall is down. Well as it turns out the the rumours about the Instagram shadow ban...
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By MaggieLovesOrbit, September 8, 2017
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#GOFACE Photo Round Up

#GOFACE Photo Round Up

We’ve partnered up with EarthRated on a contest to find your dog’s best #GOFACE (that funny face they make when they need to go doo doo). To start things off here are a few of Maggie and Orbit’s I got to #goface.  We’ll be watching your entries as well to share them with the community….

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By MaggieLovesOrbit, August 28, 2017
Chasing Sheep

Chasing Sheep

Hobby Herding was Fun We joined The Pet Whisperers last Saturday for a fun morning activity called "Hobby Herding".  In essence we chased sheep.  It took place on private property in Escondido.  The gentleman that hosted us breeds cattle dogs and is a herding judge.  He also happens to give lessons to those that compete...
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By MaggieLovesOrbit, August 21, 2017
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