Let’s talk Instagram?!
Instagram a platform which you all love to hate but also love to use. Speaking truthfully it has also been a platform that I’ve struggled with finding my voice for ages, that is until mid last year when things started to improve and I started to see rewards. I have by no means got thousands upon thousands of followers but growth is not always about following is also about engagement too. I actually achieved this by following a few small tips to boost my engagement and beat the algorithm.
Keep it regular!
Create a regular posting schedule. I find posting mon-friday works well with me at around 8am everyday. I rarely post on the weekends unless its a photo I really want to share. Creating a regular schedule was a game changer. One app I highly recommend for IG post scheduling is Planoly, you get 30 free posts per month and it will automatically publish your post without you having to do so via a push notification.
Engage in a similar audience – follower size, content interests and leave genuine comments. Not only are you building your own community but engaging with like minded content creators is also a great way to network and build friendships!
Think about those hashtags
Add specific hashtags to your posts. See whats popular and adapt it to your content. See what other people are including on the hashtag front and adapt accordingly.
Create notable captions
Create content with engaging captions. Tell your audience whats on your mind, how you’re feeling or what you were up to when you shot that photo. I find people are more likely to engage (like or comment) when you’re sharing a bit more about yourself or your day in your captions.
*Most importantly* post content that you’re proud of. ‘Filler Photos’ are a thing of the past. People want to see genuine content. Trust me if you miss a day out of schedule people won’t realise as you much as you do.
Speaking of which you can follow me on instagram here.
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