Good Morning and happy Wednesday! Well let’s just cut the crap it’s HUMP DAYYYY!!! 🙂 Hope everyone is off to an amazing day! I’ve been super busy running around this week and working out twice a day. It’s been tough but I know it’s good for my body so I’m trying to keep at it. Today I want to talk about a topic that seems to be everywhere, at least for bloggers. It’s all about Instagram. I’m going to be sharing some Instagram tips that have helped me and hopefully help some of you! (Especially with this new Instagram Shadow ban) -_-
Tip #1 Engage, Engage, Engage!
Okay so this one is pretty obvious. You are on a social platform so be social! I love finding new people that have common interests or share the same love for food! (That’s right foodie Instagrammers I’m talking about you!) I think it’s kind of silly that some people don’t think this is a key to growth or don’t do it because they feel like people will find them. NEWS FLASH: WRONG! Just be social and make new buddies and don’t forget to continue to interact with those who already support you.
Tip #2 It’s not all about the numbers
The number one question (literally) that everyone has is how do I grow? How do I get to 10K? Are numbers important of course but don’t kill yourself trying to get to that 10K. If the girl next to you grew her Instagram magically with unicorn dust don’t sweat! You will get there too and your results will be a lot different than hers (trust me). It’s going to take time, hard work, and patience so just try to remember you aren’t doing anything wrong.
Tip #3 Less Hashtags
I was a firm believer in using like 20 different hashtags. Well with Instagram changing the game yet again, don’t. I’ve been using somewhere between 5-7 hashtags and putting them in my caption instead of my comments. No, I’m nowhere near the amount of likes I was getting before but it keeps me from getting shadow banned. Try it out on a couple of your photos and see where it gets you! 🙂
Tip #4 Use Instagram Stories
I was not a huge fan of Instagram stories whenever it first came out. I mean no filters!?! But recently I’ve been utilizing it daily and it’s gotten me some great feedback! Your followers will see your floating head (or title) and this may get them to come onto your page. Make sure to integrate something to make them go to your Instagram or something to have them engage with you! That way you can remind them to check it out on your Instagram.
Tip #5 Remember Instagram isn’t God
I don’t want to start to much commotion over this but I’ve been seeing everyone getting so riled up about Instagram. Trust me, I get it it’s a HUGE business opportunity for many users and helps many get there name out there. I just want to say that when you started you didn’t start with Instagram and say hey I’m going to make a blog out of this. You started with a blog and then converted Instagram to match. Let’s just all calm down and drink a margarita! I know it’s been a rough month for so many people (including me) but all we can do is keep on keepin. If your following is loyal then you have nothing to worry about! 🙂
Hope you guys enjoyed these tips! If you have any tips please feel free to share! Remember sharing is caring. 🙂