Instagram is not new to anyone. It has become everyone’s favorite social media platform for sharing photos, videos and even blogging now. Through Instagram, it has become super easy to connect to your followers, bloggers and communicate with different brands for sponsorship. Many bloggers find Instagram best for their blogging material but many fail to recognize the potential of Instagram. If done right, Instagram can grow your brand tremendously. Instagram can significantly enhance your blog in many ways, from networking to directing traffic.
I am going to share some Instagram tips and tricks for blogging so that newbie bloggers can take advantage of Instagram as much as they want.
Your Profile Page Is Your “First Impression”
As you all know that the first impression is the last impression you give to anyone. And when talking about social media, your profile is the first impression you give to your followers. Make sure to make a good lasting impression through it. Your visitors must grasp who you are upon first glance.
You can leave the best impression by appealing the target audience through your bio, use a recognizable profile image, or add a link to your other blog sites. Also, don’t forget to include contact information of some sort. Provide an email address. You never know when people have inquiries.
Consistency Is Key
Choose a posting schedule and stick to it. Consistency and publishing frequency can help your audience learn when to expect new content from you, and keeping a consistent schedule makes sure you maximize engagement. You are giving them something to look forward to, and in a way, it holds you accountable.
The key is that you don’t post too often nor too less. Depending on your audience, you have to feel out how often and when are good times to post. Try to observe when engagement is at its highest, and then post at those peak hours.
Take Great Photos & Don’t Over-Filter
Well, Instagram is all about the pictures and videos. Try to take the best photos and capture the most creative videos you can. The Photo Quality should be the best; it should not be blurred or poor quality picture or video. Try to take such photos which do not require any filter. Many bloggers shared that they stopped filtering their photos and they’ve gotten the best response. That doesn’t mean stop using filters altogether. The key here is to minimize the use of filters as much as you can and take clear bright photos.
Network, Network, Network
Instagram is a Social Network. ‘Social’ means interaction and collaboration. Find your niche on Instagram through hashtags. Through these, you will find your niche community.
Now that you’ve found your niche communities, go out of your way to comment on other people’s pictures. You want to find the right people and follow them. If you’re a blogger and you find someone that you like what they are doing; follow them. Follow their followers. Instagrammers will recognize that you are active on Instagram and engaging with other. This will increase your chance of others choosing to follow your account. It’s a great way to build your audience organically.
Respond To Comments On Your Posts
One best way to become a popular as a blogger on Instagram is to interact with your followers. Become their favorite in no time by just replying to their comments and to their queries. If someone takes the time to share their thoughts with you, it’s important to respond back to them and show that you’re listening. Engage in friendly conversations. Furthermore, if someone follows you, follow them back. It’s a sort of an unspoken rule on Instagram, where users support each other’s work by following each other.
Posting videos can make your Instagram more interesting. Make sure you only post videos that are in best quality. You can make videos on boomerang to make them more interesting. There are a lot of creative ways and a lot more creative apps to make creative and fascinating videos. Such videos will let you gain followers on Instagram fast which is one best advantage for bloggers. You can also post snippets of videos and redirect your audience to a full video on your blog.
So, guys, these were some tips and tricks for Instagram bloggers to make their blogging game stronger in Instagram. I hope these will help you in blogging the best content you’ve got.
Good luck and happy Instagramming!
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