Remember when I said I was getting an iPhone for my birthday? Well, it turns out that all those people who woke up in the middle of the night to preorder theirs did so for a reason- because mine still isn’t here yet. But that hasn’t stopped me from stalking the mailman and fantasizing about what I will do with my new toy when it arrives.
Hands down, the thing I am most excited about is getting to finally be on Instagram. I feel like I’ve been missing out on this social media outlet, and I can’t wait to get started!
However, every social media outlet has it’s rules and faux pas, and I know that when I finally get on there I’ll be miserably behind. So this Tips for Better Blogging post is gonna be a little bit different.
I’ve been hoarding Instagram tips like a crazy person- here’s what I’ve found so far:
Allie posted her presentation on telling your story via Instagram.
The VSCO app might be the first thing I install on my phone.
I didn’t even know Instagram had a popular page, but here’s how to get on it.
Instagram 101, complete with infographic. (Thanks for the tip, Brooke!)
More Instagram tips and tricks.
Now, here’s where you come in. I want to hear what you’ve learned from your own experience, your pet peeves, your favorite tools, anything and everything! Have you written a post that includes Instagram tips? Leave the link in the comments- I’d love to read it!
Also, don’t forget to leave your Instagram username in the comments! This phone will come someday, and when it does I’m going to need some peeps to follow.
This is such a great post on instagram! I’m now downloading the VSCO app, and these links you’ve shared have made me second-guess my photo-taking ways on the ‘gram (for the better though!). I hope you’re having a lovely Thursday!
April Marie says
First of all, can’t wait for you to get your phone because the iPhone is amazing. I got my first one last year for my birthday and we are inseparable. Really… Secondly, Instagram is tha bomb because I’m on it all the time and I love looking at everyone’s pictures :). Thanks for the tips, I will definitely put them to good use!
You can find me at indieprepgirl on Instagram and would love to follow you back!
haha I’m actually kind of scared of how addicted I’m gonna be to this thing, and it’s not even here yet! Oh well :) Thanks April, I’m glad you like them!
Chrissi Holt says
Hi Kate …. tell me about it I have been waiting 2 weeks and I too have been stalking the mail box damn it … better arrive soon … I am so desperate to have an iphone that actually works properly …
I use Instagram @christianaholt but have issues with it as my phone refuses to work properly so you may see some duplicate photos which I need to find a way to remove (anyone know?)
Good luck to us !
Love Chrissi xo
Love these tips! I didn’t know about the popular page either! I need to dabble with IG a bit more now :)
Lauren | Seventeenth & Irving says
My best tip is make sure your Instagram name is the same as your Twitter handle. Not only does it make people easier to find you, but when people tweet photos from Instagram, they can use one name and you get notified and seen on both.
That’s a good one! Thanks for the reminder! :)
Great tips! I’ve been on Instagram for awhile and I’m still trying to get the hang of it!
I think my one tip would be to follow the people you’re seriously most interested in keeping up with –aka: no obligation follows. Because then you end up seeing someone snapping a picture of their half cousin’s sister twice removed puking up bourbon when — really — you just wanted to catch a glimpse of your parent’s new dog.
or something like that.
Good luck! My username is alexlately.
Emily Jeffords says
Grea post! I feel like everyone is always learning about Instagram! It’s is CRAZY fun! I’ve actually made some new friends and clients via instagram, so I’m a big fan.
My only tip outside of the ones you mentioned is to get the Wood App!!!! A friend of mine designed it and it has taken off like wild fire with rave reviews and sooo many users. It’s the very best in-phone photo editing app I’ve used so far. I think it costs $2!!!
I can’t wait to start following you on Instagram!!
@BeautifulHelloBlog (IG username)
I love Instagram! I am pretty sure it is the main reason I wanted an iphone! You will love it!
You’re going to looooove it. I use VSCO exclusively and love that too. My other tips would be to try to post things on Instagram that people won’t see on your blog, Twitter or FB. Gives them a reason to follow you + it’s annoying when people post the same picture to every.single.account.
Such a useful link roundup! I use Instagram all the time and didn’t even know some of these things. Thanks, lady!
I love these! I Instagram all day, every day @megan_flynn.
Kathy - Tickled Peach Studio says
Great tips! I am a Instagram newbie. @tickled_peach