@spartathesheltie was mentioning before and after photo posts being helpful and I have to agree! I learn a lot from seeing the raw “before” image along with the finished “after” image and while I understand that most photographers keep these things a secret, I’m a big proponent of community over competition! Learning and helping others learn (without stressing yourself out, that is) is so rewarding!
While I don’t really have a set “thing” I do to get my “style”, there are things that I’ll do to each photo to get them to a happy place and I’ll go over what I did with each of these before and afters. In all of these, the only editor I used was Adobe Lightroom 6 (because I’m not getting CC on principal) and they were taken using a Nikon D750 with a 50mm f/1.8 lens.