My Instagram Journey

I’m here Instagram! – Week 1

On Monday, April 27, 2020 I started reading Crushing It! By Gary Vaynerchuk and he inspired me to start an Instagram account! Before the book, I had a plan.

My plan was:

1-Take a photography class in September

2-Buy a cool camera

3-Contact people on LinkedIn with no profile picture and ask if I can take their picture

4-Take their LinkedIn picture for $100

Now with Coronavirus, my plan has been messed up and I decided to postpone it until 2021 or 2022.

In Crushing It!, Gary said just start and so here I am starting. I took a bunch of pictures of my beloved cats with my cellphone until they were annoyed with me. I scrutinized each picture then I asked my sister for her opinion on them. I picked 4 pictures out of 50 and 1 that I took two weeks ago.

I took those 4 pictures and moved them onto the Canva app. I added my Instagram name onto each picture. I sent the pictures to my sister and asked her to write a caption. She did it! I added a bunch of hashtags that I felt applied. Then I posted my first picture on Instagram in my new account @CatLadyGlamazon

I am scared that people will think that I take trashy pictures.

I am scared that real photographers will make fun of me because I don’t know anything.

Despite all my fears, I’m here Instagram!

This is week 1 and I will become a better photographer!

My Instagram is @CatLadyGlamazon


Tips for video meetings

Coronavirus is out here and a lot of people are working from home and to adjust to our new reality, some companies are now having video meetings. Here are my tips to a successful video meeting.

  • Sign in early and check your background. Keep the items behind you simple and not busy.
  • Put your laptop on a stand or bunch of books to increase the height of your laptop so that you are eye level instead of looking down at the laptop. Trust me no one looks cute that way.
  • Pick your shirt with care. Light colors are better especially when you are dark-skinned.
  • Wear pants. You might forget, stand up and be embarrassed. Don’t be that guy.
  • If you wear eyeglasses, they can see the reflection of your cell phone in the lens of your eyeglasses. Lower the brightness of your cellphone and don’t look at inappropriate sites at that time.
  • Have good lighting. Overhead lighting is a must. If you are near a window, keep the window infront of you, not behind you since you will be dark if it’s behind you.
  • Pick a quiet low traffic area where your family will not be walking and talking around in the background.,
  • Mute your microphone when you are not talking. Then remember to turn on your microphone when you are talking.