In the month of February I was working on building and understanding how to leverage Instagram to grow our blogs, our brands and how it can help small businesses.  All month I collected Instagram posts that would help us, inspire us and teach us how to do all of that.  Here is my Pinterest Board which now has 85 pins and growing.  Don’t forget to follow along.

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I started the month of February with just reaching the 500 mark and through out February have grown to 580.  My February goal was 600.  Almost there.  Perhaps this giveaway will help me reach 600.  I wanted to hold a giveaway to thank everyone for helping me reach 500 and grow as a blog on Instagram.  My other reason was to understand the whole giveaway process so that way when I open my own online shop (Very soon) I will know how to leverage Instagram for small businesses.  I had to learn how to hold the giveaway and make sure it was legit and followed Instagram Rules.  I have been fascinated by the loop giveaways you see businesses and bloggers participating in and I have tried to participate but no success so far.  Actually, I’m getting a little annoyed with the really long loop giveaways because my app would freeze and stop working as I worked through the loop and then to start over again well who has time for that.  And if you don’t complete the loop well your entries don’t count.  So I find I have followed a lot of new people that I probably wouldn’t normally but again I don’t have the time to go through and figure that out to unfollow now.  Although when I do see posts in my feed from a company I recognize as being in the loop I then unfollow usually.  Not always, depends on the company. What is your experience with loop giveaways?  Love them, or hate them?

I have not created a loop giveaway but just my own small 500 Thank You followers giveaway, however, to hold this I had to learn a lot of things which I will post about once the giveaway is over.  If you are interested in entering just head on over to this link Adalinc 500 Thank You Stationary Love Giveaway or take a look at my side bar and you will see the entry box there.  Just follow the instructions or click on this photo.  Please read the Terms and Conditions carefully in order to enter.  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.  This giveaway will only be open to Canadian Residents excluding Quebec 18+.  Why only Canadian this time?  Shipping mainly and well how many times to do see a giveaway not open to us Canadians.  A post for another time.  This giveaway is in no way administered, sponsored or associated with Instagram. Giveaway ends March 10, 2016 at 11:59 pm Mountain Time. Winner will be sent a skill testing question which they will have to answer successfully before winning.  Chances of winning are based on number of eligible entries. The winner will have 48 hours to answer and respond to the skill testing question after 48 hours a new winner will be chosen.  The winner must have a valid email address, provide their full name and valid shipping address in order to claim prize. I will ship out the order only to a valid Canadian address with a tracking number.

My new online shop will focus on a couple of things but one of them will be Stationary products either ones I create or packages I put together.  I love stationary!  And also if you follow my blog, books, books and more books.  It will have like new books, vintage books, gentle used books and possible other bookish items.  I’m currently in a creating frenzy and brainstorming mode but I love it.  I want to share my love and passion with all of you.  I would love to follow you on Instagram too, just leave me a message and link to your Instagram account in the comments.  I don’t usually follow private accounts unless I know you from connecting with me elsewhere.


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