Social Media. Everyone has it these days. And every blogger should. Social Media can definitely boost your blogs success. Plus, "I have to for my blog" is the perfect excuse to put off something productive to scroll through your Instafeed. #sorrynotsorry
But as a blogger there are "rules" for managing these accounts to benefit you and your blog. The do's and don'ts.
DO have your blog URL in your profile for easy access. Instagram still doesn't allow clickable links through your posts, but add a "link in profile" to get followers to access your blog easily.
DONT leave comments only asking people to follow you. Just don't. Not cool.
DO use creativity. Take pictures using different angles, from a different point of view, etc.
DONT comment with #tagsforlikes or #commentforcomment. That's spammy. No thank you.
DO use filters and edit your picture. But don't over do it. These should enhance your picture not completely change it.
DONT go to someone's account and like their past 20 pictures, only to not follow them. Spammy. If you like that many pictures, follow the account. It only makes sense.
DO post pictures of babies. Everyone loves babies. Pictures of babies get more likes. FACT.
DONT post more than twice a day. More than this becomes excessive, and no one wants just one user filling up their entire feed. Exceptions? Weddings + Babies (see above.)
DO follow me. What kinda blogger would I be without a shameless plug? ;)
DONT only post promotional pictures for your blog/brand. Post personal pictures as well, readers love to know what happens behind the scenes.
So there you have it. My ten dos and donts of Instagram, to improve your following.
What would you add to my list?
What is your favorite blog tip?
What other blog related topics would you be interested in reading more about?
Happy Monday my sweet peas.