Today is the 7th day of March 2017, and I have another Instagram update post for your reading pleasure. Last month, I wrote about my love and hate relationship with Instagram, and how I struggled to understand the platform. Well, I am still struggling to fully understand it. It is not the easiest social media platform to understand, the algorithms seem to keep changing and it feels like a game of chess most of the time, but I am getting there.
Just to elaborate on how confusing this platform is, I posted this picture below on my Instagram Page some minutes ago, and I got over 80 likes within the first 5 minutes. I know it is pretty picture, but I think I have posted prettier pictures and got a lot less likes so I really not sure what I did differently. Have you had this experience?
As at time of posting, I have 3704 followers which is a good improvement. I have about 100 new followers since my last Instagram update post so I am heading in the right direction. My target is to hit 10,000 followers by the end of the year, so wish me luck, and follow my page if you haven’t done so already.
My engagement has also increased since my last update post, and I like that a lot.
So what am I doing differently?
- I upload more regularly. I aim for 2/3 Instagram posts a day.
- I use relevant tags, I aim for 20/30 tags on each post.
- I post pictures I really like.
- I play around with the filters to get the right mood right for each shot.
- I like and comment on posts I like/have something to say about.
- I follow pages that truly interest me.
I hope to carry as I am, and hopefully smash my targets very soon.
How are you finding Instagram? Do you have any tricks or tips to share?