This week we caught up with Model and Bride to be, Mel Tongue...
How long have you been blogging and what motivated you to start?
I only really started last year so I'm still finding my feet. I was already active on my instagram daily with my modelling work and after few brands approached me asking for me to promote their products I decided to change the style of my instagram and start showing the non model side of me and all the things i enjoy. Since then I've had more and more brands get in touch.
What has been your biggest challenge so far?
The forever changing algorithm! It's hard to judge what gets reach and what works. I use to post alot of lingerie photos and would love to get into this side of blogging but it's always a fine line of what is allowed. Reach goes up and down alot and with other things going on in my life I do like to take a day or so off to sort personal things such as my wedding!!
What's a typical day like for you?
I work other jobs so usually when I get home home from work I check my socials and answer any emails, I like to stay in touch with brands through out even after posting their products on my feed. I will sort outfits and products i need to shoot and either shoot them then or get my lighting and tripod set for the next day. A bit of editing and will usually save my favs ready to go online, I also like to send brands photos in a bulk so the can use right away.
Finally, If you had one piece of advice to give to other aspiring influencers, what would it be?
Just keep at it! It is hard work to start with but once your name is out there it gets alot easier.
Follow Mel's journey on Instagram here