*update* The poll is finally up on Instagram, sorry it is a day late however I went from work yesterday and straight out to my works Christmas party in the city and didn’t get any time in between. I work in hotels… so Christmas parties tend to be in January when we have stopped hosting them and it is quiet enough to have our own.

Covent Garden has so far taken 100% of the votes… let’s see if it can hold the lead!

 


 

It’s the weekend! I wanted to do a post that will start the New Year as I hope to end it. With blogging. Lots of blogging.

But in particular this update will focus on another platform, the beast that is Instagram. Don’t worry if you don’t use it as I will remain on WordPress when documenting my adventures, however I wanted to venture a little further outside of it this year and make the most of the social media platforms we have. Not everyone uses WP, such as my close family and friends (is that correct English, ‘not everyone uses WP?!) so blogging on these other channels will reach out to new audiences and will be more accessible to some of my nearest and dearest.

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As I have mentioned a couple of times in recent posts, from now I will be putting where I visit in London to a vote on Instagram. I think this is a fun way to let those on Instagram engage with my blog (and I would love to see you over there!) and an exciting way to find out where to explore. In a way it may help keep me motivated to travel… I won’t be crippled with indecision so much if I put a couple of choices out there every week or so, I will see the result and know exactly where to go. To keep somewhat to a plan I will ensure the two options I choose are of a fairly similar nature or distance, helping me plan in advance what to pack, what to wear and what kind of shots I will be taking once I’m there.

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My Insta story will look like this. A page giving you the option to click on your choice, and the results shown 24 hours later.

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As you can see, Borough Market and Covent Garden are going to be my first choices. Admittedly I have been through both, but I have not had a real thorough look around either of these famous London markets. As they aren’t paid attractions I will be free to spend much more time there and ensure I get the best shots, especially as I will be using a new camera. I am really, really excited to be using a new camera!

I wanted to let you all know of this plan first, for being so good to me over the years and it would only be right. And I would love to know, what would your choice be in London?

Borough Market…

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Or Covent Garden?

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Let me know, and I hope to see some of you vote on Sunday when I put this vote live on Instagram!

Have a great weekend, I am out tonight to see Theo Von, a comedian I really like from Louisiana. He is performing at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire here in London and I had to grab a ticket. I will probably add some pictures to my Insta story and I may add a post or at least a picture here on my blog. Gang Gang!

Happy Friday,

Sam


 

Borough Market Photo by Javier Martinez on Unsplash

Covent Garden Photo by Alex Motoc on Unsplash


 

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      1. It is mainly, but I feel it is a great place to share the pics I upload to WP, and also it is such a huge website I think it will be good to link with my website. Quite a few ‘mini bloggers’ if you will use short posts in the caption section of the picture posts… and also the story section is a good way to share paragraphs. If you want to use it for blogging, you certainly can!

  1. I am glad you are not leaving WordPress, I do use Instagram, but not a lot. I love being able to read your blogs and you take great pictures.Have a great New Year!

    1. I will be here as much as I have always been for sure 🙂 I think it will be fun to explore new avenues too. Thanks for the kind comments, I really appreciate your support!

    1. Thanks Marcus! I have delayed it as I had such a rushed day yesterday, but I will be doing it this evening. Happy New Year to you too!!

    1. I will be on WordPress as much as I always have been 🙂 however want to try and explore new channels 🙂 Thank you for the comments 🙂

    1. Thanks Laura, I love using Unsplash for the royalty free photo’s, so many great photos there!

      Loving London, however I still haven’t done too much exploring! The places I have been I will go again to blog about it properly, and I am very excited for the year ahead.

      Where will you exploring next? Have you covered a lot of London already?

  2. What an odd coincidence. I’m so far behind on my blog reading so I’m still in mid-January reading this haha. Yet you posted stories from Covent Garden today so it’s funny reading this now. Covent Garden would have been my pick so pleased to see you end up there 🙂

    1. Haha at least you won’t run out of reading material anytime soon! As long as it isn’t just mine, I haven’t had a lot this year. But Covent Garden was great fun and I hope the post is an enjoyable read 🙂

      1. Haha right? I’ve got plenty to catch up on.
        It’s always a fun place to visit, excited to see which other parts of London you get around to exploring.

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