Grow your Instagram

So this month I thought I would focus on giving out some of my blogging tips! Today I am kick starting it with something every one always asks about, blogger or not! How to grow your Instagram! I started the year with 200 Instagram followers and have now shot up to 1,000 followers in 2 months. How did I do it? Heres how ...

1. Communication

I think this is my biggest tip of all. Communication. When people are kind enough to like your photos or even comment on them, then be nice enough to reply. Before, I used to get one comment a month if I was lucky, however now I almost get a comment on every picture and I really think this is because I take the time to write back and even like some of their pictures in return. Communication also means liking other peoples pictures and following their accounts. I love finding new accounts of upcoming bloggers! I think in this community we should all communicate and help each other. So communication if definitely my number one tip!

2. Continuity

Make sure you upload regularly! Nobody wants to follow an account that only uploads once a week, they will forget you! That account won't get seen in the algorithm and therefore won't be popular. So, if you are trying to grow your account, make sure you are uploading at least once a day . I like to upload twice or three times a day to make sure I am getting my feed out there!

3. Quality over Quantity

That being said, you should definitely focus on the quality of your pictures rather than the quantity. Focus on getting a good picture that everybody can appreciate rather than mediocre ones that aren't as pleasing to the eye. One way try to get around this and make sure that I have good quality photos and plenty of them, is I have a full photo day. In this day I will take selfies, take flatlay's, use props, take OOTD pictures and so on. This way I have a stash of good quality photos and even if I am having an off day, I have a good photo to put up.

4. Hashtags

Hashtags are not my favourite thing, however, they do work! As long as you don't over hashtag. One tip to take on board is to use different hashtags all the time. This way you are hitting new targets. Also, I tend to go for the less popular hashtags. For example if #selfie has over 10 million tags, then I will opt for something more like #selfietime which only has 100,000 tags. This way, your photo is more likely to be seen by people searching the hashtag!

5. Time

Timing is key to growing your account! You definitely get more hits depending on what time of the day you upload. The key times I try to post are first thing in the morning between 7am and 8am, as many people tend to wake up this time for work and the first thing they do is check social media. I also like to post around lunchtime between 12-3pm. Then if I am doing 3 posts that day my last one will be around 9pm at night. As many people enjoy going through there social media last thing at night. Its all about uploading when Instagram gets plenty of traffic.

So there you have my 5 tips of growing your Instagram account. I hope this has helped many of you and please let me know if it did, I love to hear from you all. Also let me know if you want to see any more blogs/youtube videos on this topic? If any of you are bloggers yourselves, then please feel free to leave your URL in the comment section below as I would love to read some of your posts!

Thank you for reading!

By ChristinaR

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