Today, we are going to talk about a topic that differs quite a bit from the usual posts that highlight our food and travel escapades, but we promise it will be no less exciting! We are extremely grateful and proud to announce that we have officially gained more than 10,000 followers on Instagram! Here’s the kicker: we did it in just ONE year (a goal we certainly could not have achieved without your support)! The goal of this particular post, is to share with you – our aspiring fellow bloggers – exactly how we achieved this milestone, as well as some great tips on how you can expand your social media presence, and ultimately, your brand!
Before we dive in, we wanted to start off by introducing you to Chicky Treats, the mastermind behind the gorgeous 3D-cake below that was specially handcrafted for the East Coast Contessas. Chicky Treats was founded by Daniella Da Silva, an NYC-based self-taught baker who was gracious enough to partake in our milestone achievement with us! Take a closer look her adorable creation:
This beautiful work of art was made with vanilla cake, vanilla buttercream frosting, edible gold flakes and topped with a fondant ’10k’ illustration! It tasted as decadent as it looks.
1. Do something you’re good at and stick to it!
2. Identify your audience
4. Research, Research, Research!
5. Cherish your partnerships and have a strong pitch template
6. Consider it an Investment
7. Be Patient!