When I left uni and began working full-time, I wish i had known these blogging top tips to help balance my time. I’ve been blogging for almost three years and yet until the beginning of this year I did not give it, or my social media, the time it deserves.

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In those years I have trained to be a journalist, interned for six months and then spent the last two years in full-time employment as a feature writer, as well as freelancing in journalism and copywriting.

I hope you can understand how, with such a busy workload, I have struggled to get my blog and social media following off the ground.

(NOTE that I said understand why I have struggled, not why I have failed.)

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Viewing the magnificent Aurora Borealis is one of life’s bucket list experiences and there is an incredible choice of different ways to see the Northern Lights, from mountain biking to ice flotation, or from the comfort of a luxurious glass igloo.

For those looking for inspiration, here’s top ten ways to see the Northern Lights…

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It seems we don’t how how many calories are in our food, with the majority of people in Britain hugely underestimating calorie content.

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Researchers quizzed men and women in the UK on their calorie intake and found the majority of us underestimate exactly how calorific our favourite foods are.

Do you know how many calories are in a supermarket pepperoni pizza? How about chips or burgers or even some seemingly healthy granola? Do you even know what a calorie is? It seems 36 per cent of us don’t.

Time to find out…

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An incredible one in seven UK travellers has chosen a holiday destination based solely on the sights of the food on Instagram, according to new research from Heathrow in their Taste the World report. So wouldn’t it be handy to know the top ten most Instagrammed food destinations around the world before you went away? You wouldn’t want to miss out.

 

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One in five will choose which restaurants to dine in based on what that restaurant’s food looks like on Instagram. As a working travel writer, food reviewer and social media obsessive on the side, I’m not at all shocked by this.

What I was a little surprises at, was the fact that 28 per cent of Brits not only said that they post pictures of their holidays meals, but that they actually they enjoy their holiday more by doing so. If this sounds like you, then check out my post on ten top tips for taking a great #foodie photo for Instagram.

So, where are the top ten most Instagrammed food destinations?

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#food, #foodie, #foodstagram, #nomnomnom… half a billion pictures of food photography have been uploaded to Instagram with these popular hashtags, demonstrating that food is still hugely popular on social media – as if we didn’t know that already.

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Food photography is even shaping tourism with one in seven people choosing where to go on holiday according to food they have seen on Instagram You can see the top ten most  Instagrammed food destinations around the world here.

To help you improve your insta-skills, the famed foodie sisters Hemsley + Hemsley have shared their top food photography tips with me…

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