Blogger tips

Tips On Pitching To The Media

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Sincerely, Courtney Renee

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ABC 11 News


This evening I had a great opportunity with one of my blogging networking groups @trifabb to meet at the ABC 11 Newsroom. We were able to sit down and have conversations with some of the members from the ABC 11 news team. They gave us tips on getting our websites out to the public faster and pitching ideas that could be considered news worthy. Bloggers and news channels have more in common than you think. Looking forward to working with you in the future. 

My Favorite Editing Apps! 

In my previous post “Be the best YOU!” I mentioned the phone apps I use for my Instagram and YouTube posts called Fotor and Collage. I’ve decided to screenshot a mini tutorial on how easy these apps can be.

Fotor:

When creating a post the words you add to your picture can’t be flat. Make your image POP. With Fotor you can change font, colors, alignment, size, opacity, and more. Here are screenshots of the text editing.

If these fonts isn’t working or your image isn’t looking right GUESS WHAT Fotor has a in app store you can purchase different fonts, collages, stickers, and more.

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After you’re done adding your text you can edit the quality of the photo. I thought my picture looked blurry so I sharpened the image. After you’re done editing you can turn your image from flat to FAB! What’s great about Fotor is you can use it on your desktop for more features at Fotor.com.

 

Collage:

What I love about Collage is that you can create your own grid. I also use Collage when I’m creating my lookbook posts like this one here. With college you can create borders for the picture as a whole or my borders for individual pictures.

 

Just like Fotor you can purchase extras in Collage too!

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With Collage you can create memes, edit the strength of a filter you want to use, and you can change the aspect. Changing the aspect will create the size you need for that banner, magazine, posts, and more.

 

Now the finish product I’ve created my own custom grid, I’ve added memes, and I changed the color of the images.

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That’s how you navigate through my favorite apps. Comment below if you downloaded these apps or if you just liked this post. You’ll definitely start using these apps often!

Sincerely, Courtney Renee

Be the best YOU!

Living in a generation where everyone wants to be great. Nothing is wrong with that but what is great? Is it to be the next Kardashian/Jenner and Rihanna because you know we all love to work, work, work, work, work. When was is it okay just to be a great you and work with what you have or can afford. Most of the people we fantasize to be like either came up wealthy or worked their buts off to get where they are now. What are you going to do to get yourself to the top. Are you going to copy what they did or are you going to be original and be the best you can be.

For myself I want to become the best blogger/vlogger I can be so how can I achieve that coming from the bottom and working my way up. First I have to come up with great content that hasn’t been done too much but if it has how do I edit it to make it my own. One way to make something your own is to put your personality behind it. Don’t pretend to be someone you’re not because you’ll come off fake and your viewers would think “oh she’s one way here but next she’s someone else”. Be genuine! Secondly your picture and video quality. I don’t have a $1000 camera, a MacBook, artificial lighting, or an extra room I can record so I have to work with what I have. One day I’ll work my way up because I don’t want to go broke all in one day for all that. Instead of a camera I use my iPhone. Yes I said it my iPhone and surprisingly the quality isn’t half bad. I’ve found apps to make photos pop.

Some of the apps I use:

  • Fotor
  • College

These apps works wonder for my Instagram posts and for YouTube. When it comes to lighting natural light can be your best friend but on those cloudy days recording isn’t an option anymore so your planning will change if the weather isn’t cooperating with you. Last tip is research because if you want to improve on something or you have no idea how to do something look it up online. Everything is online and if it isn’t guess what be the first to talk about. That’s new content right there!

I hope this helped you out on how to be a great you and not a great copycat. Figure out ways to make yourself stand out then people are going to be looking up to you and not calling you another one of those.

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Sincerely, Courtney Renee