Instagram is one of the most important social media outlets for bloggers and businesses. Millions and millions of people use it every day, meaning there is a huge opportunity to make your mark in the Instagram world. When I first started using Instagram, there weren't nearly as many people on it. I also wasn't a blogger. So when I started branding my social media for my blog, I felt like I was thrown into a whole new world of Instagram, one that I felt that I couldn't keep up with.
I know that I'm not the only blogger who has had questions about the subject because there are a number of bloggers who have full series, categories and eCourses dedicated to learning how to use Instagram to better your brand. So I've compiled a list into the Ultimate Instagram Guide for bloggers of my favorite posts I've used to up my Instagram game!
Venus Trapped in Mars' Instagram Hashtags for Bloggers
Talk about a killer post that every blogger should pay attention to! Sarah of Venus Trapped in Mars nailed it with this particular post. One of the most shared posts on my Pinterest feed and has been shared thousands of times, it definitely is at the top of my list. Sarah features tons of hashtags that absolutely will triple your likes, no joke! And if you're dying for more, she added on to her list: 30 More Hashtags to Triple Your Likes.
Fall for DIY's How to Edit Beautiful Instagram Photos on Your Phone
First things first, if you aren't following Francesca on Instagram, you're missing out! Her post on editing photos for Instagram on your phone gives readers a step-by-step guide on how she edits her photos. Judging by the amount of followers she has, I'd say it's working. Definitely check it out!
The Nectar Collective's 5 Apps to Edit Your Photos for Instagram
Actually by Chaitra of PinkPot, this post featured on TNC provides readers with resources - free and paid - to edit your photos with. Learning how to edit your photos is important, and having a number of different tools to use will help you find the best combination for your particular aesthetic.
Helene in Between's Instagram for Success
This last one is an eCourse. Helene's Instagram for Success has literally been a game changer for me. I thought I was doing everything right with my Instagram, but I learned so much from taking this webinar/eCourse. She has so many tips, from editing to photos to working with brands through Instagram. And the coolest part: She's all about empowering bloggers to harness the power of this social media tool. I highly recommend signing up for Instagram for Success, especially if you're newer to Instagram for bloggers.
Instagram doesn't have to be stressful. Just take the time to learn more about what a successful Instagram looks like apply it to your own account. I promise, if you take the advice of these four people, you'll learn a number of things and definitely will grow your Instagram following.
For more tips on how to edit your Instagram photos, check out a behind the scenes look on how I edit my own photos for Instagram!