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Today, meet Sarah from Melbourne! Sarah runs the @something_about_melbourne page on Instagram. Her enthusiasm for Melbourne is infectious, and was one of the first accounts I followed after moving here. You can find her posting about things around Melbourne and her day to day life. What I love about her page is it’s real. The enthusiasm isn’t faked; the good and bad things about life in Melbourne today are there.
*Sarah’s page has changed to reflect her new exciting adventures: it is now Our Life in Melbourne!
Is your social media your day job/side income or hobby? If a hobby, what do you for work?
It’s a hobby. I’m an executive assistant at an investment bank
What is your favourite thing about yourself?
My kind heart and always willing to help others.
What is one goal you have for the next year ?
I’m working on something pretty big but can’t say what. Will change everything I know about myself as a person. (Check out her Instagram page to find out what she’s been working on”.
What’s one way you’ve been challenged in the last year?
Having to think outside the box, providing content that my audience will enjoy.
What is the main focus of your page?
My Instagram is basically about my life in Melbourne, things to do, see, eat and visit.
What influenced you to start your page?
Having lived in London and Canada, I move back to Melbourne and fell in love with the city. I wanted to show how amazing this town is.
How have you improved the quality of your content since you began?
I originally started just taking photos of Melbourne but I’ve now included my adventures and photos of me. I also think my creativity has improved
Who or what inspires you the most?
This city inspires me, it makes me want to see and explore everything
Who are some of your favourite Instagram accounts?
Any Melb accounts that show of this city
What’s the best piece of advice you have gotten in regards to your account?
To be real. Don’t try and be something that you’re not your audience will love you for you. And always be nice
What’s one insecurity you have about yourself?
I really struggled at the start to do stories of myself. I was critical of the way I spoke and how I looked. But I realised if someone doesn’t like me they can un follow
What would be the ultimate end goal with your social media? Is there something you want to work towards?
To be honest I didn’t start with a goal in mind. I do things because I love it, and I’m thankful when someone reaches out to me. Hopefully that will continue
What’s your opinion on selling and buying lightroom presets?
I have no issue on it. I think some feeds look beautiful with the presets. Unfortunately it doesn’t work on my page but each to their own
Have you met anyone through your social media? How did that go about?
Yes! This is been the best thing about Instagram, I have met so many amazing people. It often starts with you both engaging with each other and then just meeting for a coffee.
What camera do you use?
I don’t use a camera, only an iPhone 8+
What software do you use to edit your photos?
I edit with Light room but to be honest I have no clue what I’m doing!
What is your top pick for a solo traveller on New Years?
Join a tour or a group, as you always meet like-minded people
Are you trying to spread a message with your social media? If so, what is it?
To love your own backyard and get out and explore more
What destination is still on the top of your bucket list?
I would love to see the northern lights but I recently discovered we have the southern lights in Tasmania. So I’d love to see that.
What is one piece of advice you have for someone who wants to travel but is overwhelmed by the process of planning and choosing the right trip?
You can always do it tour and it’s all done for you. Then it gives you the option of seeing things quickly and knowing where you want to go back to
What is your top travel hack?
I like to have a rough idea of what I’m doing and where I’m going. So do you plan a little bit. A great option to look at all modes of transport is an app called road to Rio
What is one thing you take with you on all of your travels?
Take a shawl/scarf. Can be used for so many things like a blanket, pillow, towel, cover your shoulders etc.
What has been your favourite destination so far?
Budapest. I didn’t know much about it and I fell in love with it. It really surprise me how beautiful and cool it was.
Travelling solo or with friends?
There are positive and negative from this. I’ve had a really bad experience with a friend and you learn so much about a person when you travel 24 seven together. I do love solo travel, it enables you to do what you want when you want, and really opens you to step outside of your comfort zone.
Group tours or your own itinerary?
I think either are great. Tours are great if you are new to travel, enables you to see things quickly.
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