I’m on a bit of an accidental Instagram hiatus at the moment after Archie pee’don my iPhone & killed it. I’m still waiting on my insurance to sort out my new phone so at the mo, no Instagram for me. I’ve recently been working on my Instagram, building my following & passed the big 1000. I know that’s not huge to some people but 1000 is just the start, so whilst I’m without a phone I’m setting myself some goals to refine & grow my Instagram ready for when I’m back in the game. So after doing my research I’ve got my 3 basics to boost your Instagram.
Consistency is key. I’ve been working on consistency across my images, trying to use the same style in my photos. If you’re going to use the filters then choose one and stick with it rather than having a complete mix of styles & filters. Find your own style, do you like bright photos, colourful, black & white?
Whilst I’ve been trying to bring consistency in my style, I haven’t been consistent in my posting. For the best growth, a couple of times a day is best. This is when I’ve noticed more like & follows. Too many times can be a bit spammy, not enough and you’re not reaching potential new followers.
2. BE ENGAGING
Both with engaging content & being engaging with your followers. When I first joined Instagram I posted photos then ran, now I’m trying to make my comments more engaging, using the right hashtags for my photos to reach more people but also liking and commenting on other photos too.
Don’t spam other people’s photos with generic comments, genuine comments might lead someone back to your account and gain you some genuine likes too.
3. BE POSITIVE
People love Instagram for it’s aesthetics, for it’s prettiness & positivity. Even if I’m having a bit of a moan & posting a photo of the latest potty training disaster I’ll try & add a bit of humour rather than just having a moan.
I always get a great response to positive to quotes so I’ll definitely be creating some i my own style to complement my photos plus I’ll be adding name/web to try and get followers and likes back to my account.
So there’s the three areas I’ll be concentrating on once I finally get a new phone. What are your best tips?