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How To: Instagram!

Hi Guys,

Welcome to this very vaguely titled post! I went for something all encompassing so I could fit as much as possible in to it.To be honest, I have more tips that I could have added so be expecting a part two soon! But for now, here are five of my top Instagram tips...


1) Stay Relevant- This sounds like such a 21st century problem! What it means is that you need to stay on top of trends. Don't change yourself to be up to date: just make sure that what you're posting will have some interest for other people. It will make all the difference, I promise! 

2) Hashtags- There is such a stigma surrounding hashtags when there really shouldn't be. Using hashtags is a great way to get your posts seen. When you use a keyword as a hashtag, anyone who searches that term will see your post, which means that hashtags are a sure fire way to increase activity on your pictures! Here are the ones I use: #blogger #lifestyleblogger #beautyblogger #fashionblogger #ukblogger #teenblogger #travelblogger #TheGirlGang #BloggingGals #whitetheme 

By the way, I stole all of these hashtags from Geraldine's post about growing your Instagram. I'm not too sure if that specific post is still live, but here's the link to her blog!
  
3) Be Active- Keep your account busy! When people follow you, it's - usually- because they like your feed but it if only gets updated once a month... I'd advice having an upload schedule for Instagram too. That way you can be prepared and make sure that your followers don't lose interest.

4) Always ask to repost- Okay, I'm not going to name any names, but this happened to me recently! I lost my copy of Finding Audrey so couldn't take my own picture of it. I wanted to upload one though, so had a look on Instagram and found a really great image of it. I re-edited it to fit my theme and then uploaded it and tagged the original account I found it on. About an hour after I uploaded there was a comment from the creator saying that I had to take it down because I never asked permission to use it first! 

That story was not meant to throw any shade but it was a warning: always ask first!

5) Take it seriously- If you want to grow your Instagram, you need to be committed. I'd say that I enjoy Instagram just as much as I do blogging because I put just as much effort into both. When you are trying to improve your feed, it really shows! Photography is an amazing hobby but it can also be a great career so use Instagram as a platform to get you on your way!

That is all I have for today! Follow this link if you want to check out my Instagram and please leave yours in the comments so I can go and spam your accounts! Also, don't forget to follow me because I'm trying to be at 160 followers by March. Have a great week!

Thanks for Reading
Runnerella

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