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S3 E16: On Breaking the Instagram Rules with Barbora Kurcova // Her Internest

S3 E16: On Breaking the Instagram Rules with Barbora Kurcova // Her Internest

In this week’s episode, I chat with Barbora about her journey to massive Instagram success, the struggles that came along with that massive growth, and how it led her to break the rules in order to regain her creativity. We talked about:

  • How the creativity of Instagram and blogging helped Barbora come back from a really dark time.
  • The struggle that came with her Instagram account growing so quickly and how it led her to break the “rules”
  • The privilege of being able to take a break and take creative risks online
  • Creating content purely because your audience will like it versus finding creative fulfillment
  • The problem with most Instagram advice out there
  • The importance of getting off Instagram in order to grow your Instagram following
  • Why growth is not always a good thing when it comes to social media
  • Whether the concept of providing “value” online is overrated
  • The misguided, damaging messages that are sent to influencers

And more. Listen here or on Apple PodcastsSpotify or anywhere you usually get your podcasts.

You can find me on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest @lucylucraft or on my blog: lucylucraft.com.

Please think about leaving the show a rating & review. For each one I receive, I give £2 to my chosen charity, which changes monthly.

Last month’s charityShelter

This month’s charity = Help Refugees

Thanks to our sponsors for this season; The Blogger Course (get 20% off with the code WhatSheSaid) and SudioSweden (get 15% off with the code WhatSheSaid). Please support them the way they’re supporting me 🙂 

S3 E15: On Taking Great Photographs with Dave McClane // Man vs. Globe

S3 E15: On Taking Great Photographs with Dave McClane // Man vs. Globe

In this week’s episode, I chat with Dave McClane aka Man vs. Globe about taking great photographs for your blog or social media.

We talked about:

  • How Dave started blogging two years ago, even though he doesn’t particularly like writing
  • Growing your reputation as a blogger so that you get invited to things in the industry
  • Dave’s top tips for street photography and why he doesn’t love traditional street photography
  • How perceptions of photography differ in different countries.
  • Our favourite parts of travelling to India
  • Taking great photographs for your blog or social media
  • The photography equipment Dave takes with him while travelling
  • His blogging schedule while also working a full-time job

And more. Listen here or on Apple PodcastsSpotify or anywhere you usually get your podcasts.

You can find me on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest @lucylucraft or on my blog: lucylucraft.com.

Please think about leaving the show a rating & review. For each one I receive, I give £2 to my chosen charity, which changes monthly

.Last month’s charityEndometriosis UK

This month’s charityShelter

Thanks to our sponsors for this season; The Blogger Course (get 20% off with the code WhatSheSaid) and SudioSweden (get 15% off with the code WhatSheSaid). Please support them the way they’re supporting me 🙂 

S3 E14: On the Ethics of Coaching with Sas Petherick // Self-Doubt Coach

S3 E14: On the Ethics of Coaching with Sas Petherick // Self-Doubt Coach

In this week’s episode, I chat with self-doubt coach Sas Petherick all about the ins and outs of coaching – including the complicated ethics surrounding this profession and how to find the right person if you’re looking to be coached.

We talked about:

  • Sas’s journey of studying self-doubt
  • Her Self-Doubt Archetype Quiz and the fact that we’re not alone in our self-doubt patterns
  • Why coaches need to have their own coach and whether coaches should have a coaching qualification
  • Evaluating a coach and seeing beyond their marketing to decide if they’re right for you (and whether they’re even qualified!)
  • The problem with a “follow this formula” approach to coaching
  • Why I started offering coaching even though it wasn’t the right fit for me
  • What coaching is and isn’t
  • The juicy questions to ask a coach you’re considering working with
  • Advice for working in a “helping role” such as as a coach

And more. Listen here or on Apple PodcastsSpotify or anywhere you usually get your podcasts.

You can find me on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest @lucylucraft or on my blog: lucylucraft.com.

Please think about leaving the show a rating & review. For each one I receive, I give £2 to my chosen charity, which changes monthly.

Last month’s charityEndometriosis UK
This month’s charityShelter

Thanks to our sponsors for this season; The Blogger Course (get 20% off with the code WhatSheSaid) and SudioSweden (get 15% off with the code WhatSheSaid). Please support them the way they’re supporting me 🙂 

S3 E13: On Finding Your Niche with Monica Stott // The Travel Hack

S3 E13: On Finding Your Niche with Monica Stott // The Travel Hack

In this week’s episode, I chat with Monica Stott who runs the blog The Travel Hack and amazing course The Blogger Course (who sponsor What She Said!)

We chat about how hard it feels to find your niche as a blogger and Monica shares her simple, practical steps to hone in on your why and purpose. 

And more. Listen here or on Apple PodcastsSpotify or anywhere you usually get your podcasts.

You can find me on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest @lucylucraft or on my blog: lucylucraft.com.

Please think about leaving the show a rating & review. For each one I receive, I give £2 to my chosen charity, which changes monthly.

Last month’s charityEndometriosis UK

This month’s charityShelter

Thanks to our sponsors for this season; The Blogger Course (get 20% off with the code WhatSheSaid) and SudioSweden (get 15% off with the code WhatSheSaid). Please support them the way they’re supporting me 🙂 

S3 E12: On Taking a Stance with Kate McCulley // Adventurous Kate

S3 E12: On Taking a Stance with Kate McCulley // Adventurous Kate

In this week’s episode, I chat with one of the first bloggers I ever followed, Kate McCulley aka Adventurous Kate. Kate has always been super honest and political online, so we chat about her experience being shipwrecked, being political online, and how Kate tries to be an ally as much as possible.We talked about:

  • Kate’s experience being the first blogger to focus on solo female travel
  • Getting more comfortable with speaking out and being political online
  • The topics that have been the most controversial on Kate’s blogs
  • Learning to weave your personality and your political opinions into your writing
  • The stumbling blocks Kate ran into in her early days of solo travel and blogging
  • Kate’s experience being shipwrecked and the travel and blogging advice she’d offer as a result
  • Using your voice to lift up others and support the causes you believe in
  • What’s been annoying us in the blogosphere these days
  • My theory on why there’s a lack of original voices in the blogosphere (spoiler: I blame the patriarchy!)

And more. Listen here or on Apple PodcastsSpotify or anywhere you usually get your podcasts.

You can find me on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest @lucylucraft or on my blog: lucylucraft.com.

Please think about leaving the show a rating & review. For each one I receive, I give £2 to my chosen charity, which changes monthly.

Last month’s charityEndometriosis UK

This month’s charityShelter

Thanks to our sponsors for this season; The Blogger Course (get 20% off with the code WhatSheSaid) and SudioSweden (get 15% off with the code WhatSheSaid). Please support them the way they’re supporting me 🙂 

S3 E11: On using bots & starting again with Anna // Ardent Wanderess

S3 E11: On using bots & starting again with Anna // Ardent Wanderess

In this week’s episode, I chat with long time Insta-pal and kick-ass human Anna Guggenberger also known as Ardent Wanderess.

We talked all about her experience of using bots to achieve a big following on Instagram as a travel blogger, and why she decided to close her account and start again. Psssst you can’t see this, because it’s a podcast (doh) but Anna is ASTONISHINGLY beautiful and her face makes me smile. So go seek it out! 

We talked about:

  • Why Anna used a bot to grow her Instagram following before closing it down and starting again
  • Changing directions in your career and why that’s scary
  • Feminism and being honest about where you are, and where you’ve come from.
  • Anna’s project Writing Wilderness.

And more. Listen here or on Apple PodcastsSpotify or anywhere you usually get your podcasts.

You can find me on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest @lucylucraft or on my blog: lucylucraft.com.

Please think about leaving the show a rating & review. For each one I receive, I give £2 to my chosen charity, which changes monthly.

Last month’s charityEndometriosis UK

This month’s charity= Shelter 

Thanks to our sponsors for this season; The Blogger Course (get 20% off with the code WhatSheSaid) and SudioSweden (get 15% off with the code WhatSheSaid). Please support them the way they’re supporting me 🙂