3 Basics to Boost your Instagram, three super simple ways to up your Instagram game @gymbunnymum

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 3000. I know that’s not huge to some people but 3000 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.

3 Basics to Boost your Instagram, three super simple ways to up your Instagram game @gymbunnymum


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.


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.


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?


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  1. June 24, 2016 / 11:52 am

    Great tips and advice and I love your image. I’m terrible at images and so I haven’t even started with Instagram yet, but I can absolutely see that positivity has to be a great way to build followers. x

  2. June 24, 2016 / 7:54 pm

    Soem good tips here. Thanks for sharing. I will try some of your stuff.

  3. June 25, 2016 / 8:08 pm

    Great advice, I need to find an Instagram ‘style’ but don’t really know where to start! #BrillBlogPosts

  4. June 28, 2016 / 2:13 am

    Lovely tips, especially about being engaging which can be difficult when you’re time poor. That said though, I could happily spend hours on Instagram, it’s so pretty and addictive 🙂 x #TheList

  5. June 28, 2016 / 5:43 pm

    Good tips! I always find the consistency thing hardest. My feed is like a mishmash of random stuff! #twinklytuesday
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  6. June 28, 2016 / 11:19 pm

    I’m new to a blog linked Instagram. I have a personal one, that I’ve always kept as private. These tips are useful for a ‘newbie’ like me 🙂

  7. June 29, 2016 / 9:01 pm

    I need to get better at all of this! I don’t really put much thought into some posts I just point and shoot! eek! Great post! #TheList

  8. July 7, 2016 / 7:36 am

    Great tips I need to use instagran a lot more and definetly need to engage more.

  9. July 7, 2016 / 9:06 pm

    I love Instagram but I feel that I am terribly bad at it. These are some great tips and nice and simple too. I will have to start using them myself. Hugs Lucy xxxx

  10. July 27, 2016 / 5:45 pm

    These are such great tips, and sometimes it’s easy to forget. Consistency is the one I really have to work on because I can get so caught up with everything going on that I forget. But thanks for the reminder to stay on the ball!

    Danielle | http://www.followmygut.com <3

  11. August 4, 2016 / 8:29 pm

    These are great tips and your pictures are lovely, do you take them with an iphone all the time or sometimes use a camera? Thanks x

  12. October 10, 2016 / 9:38 pm

    I totally was not expecting your opening sentence lol! Hope you get your insurance sorted out soon. I love Instagram, it is my favourite platform by far. I have two filters that I have been sticking to, but I am wondering if they will be too dark now it isn’t sunny any more. Wondering if I should pick one for indoor / less light or something…. great tips hun xxx
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  13. October 11, 2016 / 9:26 pm

    I love instagram too, it’s still one of my favourites. I love accounts that have beautiful photos and/or stories. I’ve recently just hit 1000 followers too which is such a great feeling 🙂 Totally agree with your points about engaging a bit more and making it more interesting.

  14. October 12, 2016 / 10:03 pm

    sounds like the perfect plan, I find quotes work a treat. Instagram is one of my favourite platforms, I love seeing photos of real time situations all over the world.
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  15. October 14, 2016 / 9:48 pm

    Great tips there! Instagram is the next thing I’m going to need to concentrate on. The quality bit especially is such an important point to remember! I’m currently just snapping pictures here, there and everywhere and it does not a pretty feed make. If I look at the people I follow, there’s a clear pattern of high quality pictures, certain aesthetic and consistent posting. If even one of the three is missing, I don’t follow.

    Should practice what I preach, eh?

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