Monday, 11 September 2017

Three Must Read Books For Bloggers & Instagram Influencers

3 Must Read Books For Bloggers

I've read three brilliant books recently that I think are must reads for all bloggers, Instagram influencers and girl bosses! 

I know a lot of my regular readers, in addition to being beauty lovers, also fall into one or more of the above categories, so I thought I'd share these books with you.

They each have the potential to help you succeed in very different ways.


Must Read Books For Bloggers, Instagram Influencers & Girl Bosses

I am a huge fan of Instagram, blogging and photography and am always looking to improve the quality and style of my photos.

It's true what they say about photos - a photo is worth 1000 words! 

And if you're an Instagram influencer good quality, stylish photos can be worth quite a lot of money to you as well!

Thanks to apps such as the Tribe and also to brands who approach you direct with sponsorship offers, or who you approach direct with sponsorship proposals, good quality photos on Instagram can turn into Insta Gold!

That is why I was so excited to discover Aimee Song's book Capture Your Style.

Aimee Song for those of you who aren't familiar with her is the blogger behind Song of Style and has over 4.6 million followers on Instagram. Her photos are absolutely stunning! 


Capture Your Style by Aimee Song

Her book Capture Your Style will help you up your InstaGame and also the photos on your blog too.

She shares her secrets to taking gorgeous Instagram photos, building your brand and following, and showcasing your style.

Whether you are just starting out or already have countless followers Capture Your Style will help you optimise your content further, and take your imagery, strategy and skills, and thus your earning ability, to the next level.

I was so impatient and wanted to start reading Aimee's book Capture Your Style as soon as I spied it in my local book store so I paid full price for it (damn it) but you can click HERE to buy it from Booktopia for 31% off. You may as well save some money even if I didn't!


Girl Code By Cara Alwill Leyba


My next must read book recommendation for bloggers & girl bosses is Cara Alwill Leyba's Girl Code - Unlocking The Secrets To Success, Sanity and Happiness For The Female Entrepreneur.

This book teaches you how to build confidence in yourself, reconnect with your 'why', eradicate jealousy and ultimately learn the power of connection.

It also advises how to cope with the haters and copycats.

Following the principles in Girl Code we can ALL succeed!

This book is so inspirational and relevant for female entrepreneurs, professionals and 'side hustlers' like a lot of us bloggers with other full time or part time employment. I have found it immensely beneficial.

Girl Code is full of personal stories from successful female entrepreneurs, inspirational quotes and mantras, with practical workbook sections. It's interesting to note that companies such as Kate Spade and Macy's have brought Cara in to teach her 'Girl Code' to them.

Click HERE to buy Girl Code from Booktopia for 34% off.



The Mummy Bloggers by Holly Wainwright

Last but not least, I couldn't put Holly Wainwright's The Mummy Bloggers down after I started reading it last week. It's such a great fictional read that seamlessly weaves into it numerous recent online and offline scandals and parenting issues.

It shows us what can happen when bloggers descend into full-on competition mode with each other - not a pretty sight at all! 

The Mummy Bloggers highlights how every thing behind the screen is not always as rosy and perfect as it seems. It also depicts how trolling can get out of hand.

Apart from being a very funny and entertaining read, The Mummy Bloggers shows us the dangers of being too competitive and not supporting each other in our blogging journeys. These Mummy Bloggers really should read Girl Code! Thank goodness the majority of bloggers I've met to date are friendly and non-competitive! 

If you're a blogger, regardless of your niche, I really think you will enjoy The Mummy Bloggers as a lighthearted read.

Despite being a very recent release you can click HERE to buy The Mummy Bloggers for 25% off.


Have you read any of these books?

Do you have any other must read book recommendations for bloggers?


xxx
Ingrid.

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54 comments:

  1. These sound like great books, Ingrid. I'd love to grab all three!

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  2. I loved The Mummy Bloggers! And I'm not sure MY photos are worth 1000 words - probably more like 150 or so ;-)

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    1. Mummy Bloggers is such an entertaining read!

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  3. I think I really need Capture Your Style! I'm always working on my Instagram.

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    1. I was shooting an outfit post this morning with my daughter and Aimee's tips made such a positive difference!

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  4. I love the sound of girl code... looks like it is right up my alley.

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    1. You'd definitely love Girl Code Natalie! It ties in nicely with the theme of your blog!

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  5. These books sound great, I especially think I'd enjoy Capture Your Style. Thanks for sharing these, perfect for us bloggers!

    Di from Max The Unicorn

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    1. It's amazing the difference that Aimee's tips make! A lot of the tips are just little things that are easy to implement but which make a huge visual difference! I just need to remember to apply them!

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  6. I've read Mummy Bloggers, but haven't read the first two. I definitely want to read those now you've drawn my attention to them.

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    1. The first two books are the more helpful ones for bloggers. The Mummy Bloggers was more a fun & entertaining read!

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  7. I've been meaning to buy Capture Your Style for so long! I need to stop being lazy, everyone seems to love it x

    Billie | www.othersummers.com

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    1. I definitely learnt some useful new tips from Capture Your Style!

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  8. The Mummy Bloggers is already on my radar ... :-) . I'm not sure about Capture Your Style though, I feel like part of my brand is keeping it real rather than creating such a curated Instagram feed as many other bloggers do. But I may yet eat my words ...

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  9. Haven't read any of these books but I'd like to read them all! I've heard great things about "Mummy Bloggers." Hope to get my hands on one or all of these very soon!

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  10. I'm looking forward to reading the Mummy Bloggers!

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  11. Thanks for sharing them, they seem interesting!

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  12. I've been reading loads of good reviews for Mummy Bloggers so I've been meaning to pick it up on Kindle this weekend, but I think I'll have to add Girl Code to my wish list as well.

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  13. I'm really enjoying reading the Mummy Bloggers at the moment!

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  14. I'm interested in the photography book. I adore instagram - it's by far my favourite social media. #TeamLovinLife

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    1. Despite all the algorithm changes Instagram is still my favourite social media too!

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  15. Oh thanks so much! I'm definitely checking out the Capture Your Style book as I struggle with making my photos look good for Instagram.

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    1. I hope you find it as useful as I did Sue!

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  16. My must read is How to Blog and Tweet without getting Sued. Excellent read.

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    1. This definitely sounds like a must read book too! I'm going to try and find it.

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  17. Fantastic! Thanks so much for letting us know about these books. They all look like a great read! I'm seriously off to Booktopia right now to wishlist them and see which ones I might be able to afford right now. #TeamLovinLife

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    1. I'd be interested to hear what you thought of these books if you do end up reading any of them down the track.

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  18. I've actually not read any of these despite being a huge reader.... though I'm more of a thriller / mystery fan. A friend did let me borrow her copy of the Mummy Bloggers one (cos everyone's raving about it) so I might take a look at that, though I'm not sure it'll be for me. #teamlovinlife

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    1. I'd be interested to know what you thought of The Mummy Bloggers once you've read it.

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  19. Great selection! I loved The Mummy Bloggers. Girl Code looks really interesting as well.

    SSG xxx

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  20. Some good selections here. I have The Mummy Bloggers on my TBR list as I've only heard good things about it #teamIBOT

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  21. I'm definitely going to give these books a go. I do need some inspiration. Thanks Ingrid.

    Lubz || http://lubzsays.com

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  22. Thanks for these, Capture Your Style sounds like something I would love! Adding that to my reading list.

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

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  23. I have Capture Your Style and it's a great book, not to mention a great photography prop as well! Girl Code sounds like a great read, will have to check it out. Thanks for sharing!

    Jenny | Geeky Posh

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  24. Great selection, I've read capture your size and found it very useful. The other two are now added to my to read list.

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  25. Thanks Ingrid for reviewing these books. I am keen to explore ideas to improve my photos for Instagram & my blog. So I am keen to follow up with Capture My Style :)

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  26. I will probably read capture your style! Thank you for your suggestions, they were really precious:)

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  27. The only one I've read is The Mummy Bloggers and I loved it!! I will have to grab the other two and read them too xx

    Laura || www.thelifeoflaura.com.au xx

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  28. I want to read Mummy Bloggers! I might go online and grab it now in fact. Also pretty keen to read Girl Code so will grab that while I'm at it. Thanks for the inspo! #teamlovinlife

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    1. I couldn't put The Mummy Bloggers down once I started.

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  29. These sound like must reads! So many books, so little time!

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    1. Finding the time to start reading can be tricky at times! But when I'm in the middle of a good book it's amazing how I manage to create opportunities to read! Lol!

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  30. The Mummy Bloggers sounds interesting. Makes you wonder if the author had any real bloggers in mind...

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    1. Hmmm. The author did borrow quite a few current events from the blogging world and media in general. She may have had one particular blogger in mind for one part of one character but I'm glad to say I personally don't know any bloggers quite like the ones featured in The Mummy Bloggers!

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  31. Great suggestions - I definitely need to check out The Mummy Bloggers, have heard great things about that one!

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  32. I've never read a book on blogging! lol. I probably should but I just started my blog on a whim. I know I could learn a ton! TFS!

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  33. I read The Mummy Bloggers as it was recommended by a blogging friend and found it Ok but had to read to the end to see how it all worked out. Sent my copy to Claire at Life On Wallace for her to take on holidays. Thank you for linking up for #lifethisweek 36/52. Next week's prompt: Beach or Bush.

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  34. I hadn't heard of any of these books, so thanks for sharing your recommendations! <3

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  35. I haven't heard of any of these books before, but I think I need to have a read of Capture Your Style since photography is my weakest spot & Girl Code because who doesn't need a confidence boost! Thanks for sharing Ingrid.

    Shell // The Novice Life

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  36. I love Girl Code and Capture Your Style. I always refer to them when I need inspiration :) x

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  37. Thanks for the book inspiration!! I paroce the look of Capture your style!

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  38. Awesome idea for a post Ingrid - thanks heaps, all three of them sound like such great reading for those of us in the blogging game xxx

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