Growing Your Instagram..

Hello Everyone,

Having an instagram used to be all fun and games, it used to be something that people done for leisure just to show what they have been up to but those days are gone. Sometimes I just miss being able to put up an instagram picture with a couple of hashtags and then see everyone like and comment on it, its never like that nowadays.. I also miss seeing things in order so that I am not seeing things from a week ago on my feed but don’t even get me started on that, I think we could all go on about that forever, hopefully one day they willΒ  put us all out of our misery and change it but until then we will continue on. I’ve always wondered though, why we all haven’t given up on it, I feel that if it was any other platform people would have given up on it and moved on but there’s something about instagram that is keeping us all on it even when there is a lot we don’t like about it.

So that’s why I’m making this post. A lot of us struggle with growing our instagram acocunts due to the algorithms and how they seem to be there to stop the smaller accounts from growing! So hopefully some of these tips will help your account to grow.

 

Instagram Pods

There was something going around on instagram about them blocking peoples accounts when they were in pods but it never happened to me so I can’t say whether it was a rumor or the truth, personally I think they are a great idea. If you are still scared about the fact of the bannings but still want to be part of a pod, there are a lot of bloggers, including myself that have pods in the app Telegram. It works pretty much the same way as the instagram pods, its just safer if you are worried about it. πŸ™‚

 

Posting Often

Like all social media accounts and even your blog posting often is one of the most important things to do. There is no point in having an Instagram for your blog that your not going to post on that often. People won’t find your posts as often which will then bring down your interaction, so posting often is so important! Try and at least post once a day to help gain interaction.

Follow Trains

I haven’t really taken advantage of follow trains but basically they are when someone posts on Twitter that they are doing a follow train for instagram, to join the train you leave your link to your Instagram, and retweet the tweet. Once you leave your link you must follow everyone who has left their links, that way its fair and everyone gains genuine followers! It’s great for anyone starting out especially.

Keep a Theme

 

This is a bit hit or miss as a tip as some people hate when people have themes on their instagram. Basically what a theme is, is that all your pictures have something in common, as you can see from the picture of my instagram above is that my theme is pastels, I am loving how my feed has come together recently and it makes it so much nicer to upload and see all the pictures complement each other.

So they are all the tips I can think of at the minute but if you have anymore for anyone reading, please leave them in the comments to help others out! See you in my next post.

Thank you for reading,

Lauren,

x

 

58 Comments

  1. October 28, 2017 / 1:08 pm

    Instagram really depressed me sometimes… You try hard to give a good content and still is so difficult to grow πŸ™ I will follow you there anyway because I love your blog! And thanks for this post !

    • October 28, 2017 / 2:39 pm

      Yeah it does get so annoying and disheartening when you try so hard to grow it but as long as we don’t give up we’ll get there πŸ™‚ and thank you so much, I’ll definitely follow you back if I’m not already πŸ™‚

  2. October 28, 2017 / 1:20 pm

    This was really informative! I didn’t know pods were a thing at all, I’m going to ask around on insta and see what I can scorunge. Thanks! <3

    • October 28, 2017 / 2:42 pm

      Yeah definitely have a look out and ask around, people tend to ask for people to join theres from twitter πŸ™‚

  3. October 28, 2017 / 1:37 pm

    These are really great tips! I’m currently on an Instagram break though πŸ™ˆ

    • October 28, 2017 / 2:43 pm

      Thank you and sometimes that is definitely needed πŸ™‚

  4. October 28, 2017 / 2:31 pm

    I’m guilty of not posting every day but it’s really difficult for me to come up with brand new content!

    • October 28, 2017 / 2:43 pm

      Yeah it can be difficult when you have exhausted any resources but its all about being creative πŸ™‚

  5. Sophie
    October 28, 2017 / 3:49 pm

    Such a great post. I have such difficulty with being consistent in posting!

    • October 28, 2017 / 4:57 pm

      Yeah it can be really hard to keep up with πŸ™‚

    • October 28, 2017 / 4:57 pm

      haha definitely try find some, they are great to help grow! πŸ™‚

  6. The girl in the green scarf
    October 28, 2017 / 6:30 pm

    I don’t post daily and I hate that. I was shadow banned few days back and now its all fine.

    • October 28, 2017 / 7:01 pm

      Yeah they are starting to shadow ban a few people for some strange reason πŸ™‚

  7. October 28, 2017 / 8:35 pm

    This was so helpful, thank you. Growing your Instagram is so difficult, I’ve been struggling to get there.

    • October 30, 2017 / 9:39 am

      Yeah it can be so hard sometimes, hopefully these tips will help πŸ™‚

  8. Makeup by Erin
    October 28, 2017 / 10:02 pm

    I really want to start an Instagram theme! Thanks for all your tips. Insta can be hard to navigate sometimes. I agree, I miss the old days when it was just all fun and games. πŸ˜•

    • October 30, 2017 / 9:59 am

      definitely do, I thinks it helps tie your feed together, but I definitely agree, it can be a negative social media sometimes πŸ™‚

  9. October 28, 2017 / 10:18 pm

    About the pods… How do we get into an instagram pod… Because you’ll have to know someone there who will add you and these big accounts hardly reply

    • October 30, 2017 / 10:00 am

      on twitter people always ask if anyone wants to join their pods, a lot of smaller bloggers do it really often on twitter πŸ™‚

      • November 4, 2017 / 2:06 pm

        Okay, I’ll check that

  10. October 29, 2017 / 2:24 am

    Great post! We started an Instagram page without a theme and quickly realised how much cooler it looks with one. We’re slowly adjusting it to have a theme, so it can be done even after you’ve started. Thanks for all the tips.
    Insta @theroadtosomewhere_

    • October 30, 2017 / 10:00 am

      yeah I think thats what most people find but themes definitely help in my opinion πŸ™‚

  11. October 29, 2017 / 3:45 pm

    Being part of a pod is such a great idea! I am a part of a few and they have helped boost my engagement. I have never tried a follow train so I will have to join one! Thanks for the tips.

    • October 30, 2017 / 10:02 am

      no problem, hope they help πŸ™‚

  12. October 29, 2017 / 7:04 pm

    This is really useful post. Addiontionally I like these sweet pink theme😍

  13. October 29, 2017 / 7:05 pm

    Such helpful tips πŸ™‚ love your pastels theme! X

  14. Lucy Snewin
    October 29, 2017 / 7:27 pm

    These are such great tips! I feel like instagram is really hard to grow on at the moment, great post!

    • October 30, 2017 / 10:14 am

      thank you πŸ™‚ yeah it definitely is a lot harder than it used to be

  15. October 29, 2017 / 10:55 pm

    Your Instagram looks amazing love the pastel colour theme! I’m trying to give mine more of a theme also, so your post has helped me! Xo

  16. October 30, 2017 / 5:39 pm

    Hello, I nominated you and a few others for the “One Lovely Blog” Award. Check my blog for the post πŸ™‚

  17. October 30, 2017 / 6:04 pm

    They all are great ideas! And you have a beautiful instagram! xx

  18. November 1, 2017 / 6:08 pm

    I love Instagram! But find it hard to grow my following. If your a lover of everything beauty and makeup and general life give me a follow on alicegreenman97 would love to follow you all back too 😍

  19. November 6, 2017 / 3:26 pm

    Would love some tips on how your grew your blog too. I’m really struggling would love some advice.

  20. November 12, 2017 / 11:41 am

    I am so happy I have found your page, I love your blogs! Instagram for me is the hardest one to keep up and look β€œsmart” πŸ™ˆ

  21. yasminthompson
    December 24, 2017 / 5:18 pm

    these were really helpful! Thank youxx

  22. December 31, 2017 / 6:05 am

    I totally agree with your tips and I’ll add mastering Instagram stories πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» and creating good content πŸ•ΊπŸ»

    • January 5, 2018 / 9:14 pm

      Yeah I’ve come to realise instagram stories mean a lot if you ate looking for loyal followers😊

  23. January 3, 2018 / 5:19 pm

    I am being really silly but what is an instagram pod? Thank you xx

    • January 5, 2018 / 9:22 pm

      Its when a group of bloggers set up a group chat on instagram and share a there posts in there so that you all exchange likes and even comments and just have general chats in it😊

  24. February 2, 2018 / 3:00 am

    Great tips…and your Instagram is beautiful πŸ™‚

    • laurenellenscully
      February 3, 2018 / 3:16 pm

      Awh thank you so much! πŸ™‚

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