Bloggers on Instagram Tips

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There has been a sudden interest in the blogging community to discover Instagram. I have to admit that if you had asked me what I thought of it last year I did not have a clue. I did not like the idea of having my raw photos exposed to the World, without so much as a watermark. But then I saw some fellow bloggers taking part in an #instahunt and I wanted to join in. You see the thing about blogging for me is the community. I had fallen out of love with devoting my time to linkys because I began to feel that to join in was a commitment and no longer fun. I found that there was a huge community of bloggers on Instagram that did not demand any more of my time than I had available.

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Benefits for Bloggers on Instagram

Personally when reading blog posts my mind starts to wonder and I really rely on the images available. I started to consider what it was about Blogs which I liked and how aesthetically pleasing to the eye they are is a big factor. With this in mind I really wanted to try to improve my photography. I discovered that there are people other than bloggers on Instagram who are willing to help. By looking at images I have discovered more about what it is that I like, and the photographers have shared with me their tips as to how they achieved it.

Instagram is a community – and you can find people with similar interests or inspire you to find new ones.  You can join in hashtags – by bloggers and non-bloggers, with no commitment to time. And as it does not rely on time you can comment on photos taken on the other side of the World and they can read it in their own time.

As I say it is a lot less time-consuming (especially if you are, selectively, liking pictures). This means you can support other bloggers on Instagram, and lots of them, without it taking up your whole day that you could be doing other things.

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#CapturingColour

Top Tips for Bloggers on Instagram

Do embrace the community – follow those you admire, use the hashtags, like and comment on other’s photos, and tag them in with @.  You can follow the top hashtags or popular users hashtags and even look at your stats.

You can use the filters on Instagram but do check out the apps you can adapt your photos on your phone. I simply put the word “photo” in at the app store and downloaded the free ones – there’s a lot to play with. I may need to buy an iTunes voucher soon though to upgrade to the nifty Christmas stuff!

Have your blog url in your bio. Think of Instagram as building your Brand/Audience and that users will want to find out more. How popular your pictures are gives a good indication to how visually pleasing they are – which you can go on to use in your blog posts, or to use as images to promote posts.

It helps to become more creative with your imagery. If you try to do this regularly it will really encourage you to think outside of the box.

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Do you have any other Instagram tips? What are your favourite hashtags?

Please enter your Instagram Account in the comments below and find other like-minded individuals

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47 thoughts on “Bloggers on Instagram Tips”

  1. Brilliant thank you so much for this. I just joined Instagram yesterday and was really disappointed that I couldn’t automatically connect to people I follow on twitter so this is a great way to find people to follow!

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  2. I think I am on all the social media sites, or the main ones anyway, and love them all (bar google plus bleugh!) but I have to say my absolute favourite is instagram- I just love it so much. These are great tips! 🙂

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  3. Great post! I’ve been in instagram for about a year and never knew you can check your stats! I try to share my blog post images and link to the blog, plus relevant hashtags, it’s great to find some other bloggers and get inspired 🙂

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  4. Thanks for some great tips. I have just joined up so am a little unsure of how to get the nest out of it. I have followed everyone I wasn’t already. Great way to find new people 🙂

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  5. Great post – I am just discovering instagram as I have only recently got a smartphone and I was always frustrated before that I could not post on it from a pc. My only problem is that my ‘phone’s camera isn’t great so I can’t take good pics on it but I have found out that I can use the pictures from my Google account and as I use Blogger this means I can share pictures published on my blog via instagram too – so that’s my top tip!

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  6. Thanks about the tips! Instagram is addicting. And I can stalk my exes in there too. I am also following a lot of my blogging faves in there. Photos are so good in their blogs and its the same in their IG & you can see it real time =) #pocolo

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  7. Oh great one! I used to love instagram when my iPhone camera was taking nice pictures. now…not so much but i have a new nokia to try out and i am loving instagram again. will go and follow some folk now 🙂 xx

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  8. Fantastic post! I never knew you could look at your stats either! I love instagram, a picture can tell so much than what a few words can sometimes x

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  9. Really great tips. I love Instagram but at the moment I don’t use it for my blog. I use it just to faff about on a personal level. As there’s people on there that don’t know about my blog I think I might have to open a blog focused one but at the moment I haven’t ventured.

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  10. A great idea, some really useful tips for something I have had on my phone, but never used much and being a new bloggger (www.my-family-ties.com/) Tips like these are so useful! I’ve added myself to the list, many thanks

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  11. I haven’t done anything with Instagram “yet”, but I will say that this post was very informative. Certainly provided information that I can use as I start to explore how to integrate Instagram into my blogging efforts.

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