5 Ways To Make The Most Of Instagram

I know this is crazy but I’ve recently started using Facebook & Google+ Groups & communities. I thought this would have a small impact on my blog growth but it took me by surprise how fast and how much it grew!

Another social media I like is Instagram, it is also a great way to grow your blog. It shows the person reading your blog that your actually a real person. Some blog owners have separate accounts & that’s fun too. To each is there own. I’m lazy so I just have one account. I think it’s fun to scroll through friends & blogger friends (a like) photo’s. Instagram is an awesome tool that can be used especially if your a food, fashion, or beauty blogger.


1. Add your website URL to your profile page.
2. Make use of hashtags. You can also add a few from your niche. This will help other folks find you & your blog if it be on accident or on purpose.
3. Like & comment on photos you like. To others it’s not weird if you don’t know the person. They’ve added their photo to share with the world, they wouldn’t if they didn’t want communication too.
4. As a blogger there are a bunch of Instagram challenges you can participate in. It’s so much fun to see what other people present their idea of that days word or prompt.
5. Have fun! Instagram is all about your life in photo’s. Each individual has a different perspective and it takes all kinds of kinds to make the world go around.

You can follow me on Instagram if you fancy some shananagians from my side of the Dogwood tree. It’s all in fun! Here are 5 things I make sure I do when putting up a photo, I hope you find these useful as well.

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25 Responses to 5 Ways To Make The Most Of Instagram

  1. IG is my favorite form of social media! I have done the FMS photo challenges, but I haven’t tried any other ones.
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  2. Audrey says:

    I have done the FMS challenge for almost two years now, and that brings up one DON’T for Instagram.

    Don’t misuse hashtags just for traffic.

    The FMS hashtag has been co-opted by a bunch of spammers that use the tag even though the photo has nothing to do with the challenge (and some have been downright pornographic). They are being reported. It is annoying on any social media and will actually have the reverse effect in the long run.

    visiting from Say G’Day.
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    • Leslie says:

      Yeah, I’m not saying use hashtags for likes, i’m saying to use them as they apply to the photo your putting on Instagram. Spammers are terrible and they’re ruining the internet. As a matter of I just deleted 45 spam comments.

  3. yanique says:

    I just started using my instagram account and it is really a great way to show readers who I am beyond my blog. I like how easy it is to #turnituptuesday
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  4. Thank you for this post. So timely for me. I just now have an IG account The Chelsea Project Blog but haven’t snapped one single photo. I know! What’s my problem?? I’m going to follow your shannigans….I think it is a fantastic place to start. 🙂 Suz
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  5. Instagram is my favourite! I use hashtags relating to the photo-apps I use for editing. Vscocam and A Beautiful Mess are fantastic.
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  6. Visiting from Turn It Up Tuesdays. I haven’t gotten into Instagram yet, thanks for the primer.
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  7. Cynthia Fox says:

    I enjoy instagram and appreciate connecting with family and friends but also I’m meeting lots of new folks.
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  8. Hello! I’m visiting you from the Hump Day Happenings link up. Thanks for sharing these helpful tips! I noticed my Instagram engagement and sense of community increase like crazy when I started using hashtags. Not an insane amount, but definitely ones that applied to the post.
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  9. Gary Mathews says:

    Thanks for the tips, I wish you could use Instagram from a computer to post pictures. My biggest problem is I forget all the time.
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  10. Kate says:

    Great tips!
    Thank you for sharing on the Wake Up Wednesday link party! Hope to see you next week!
    Kate | TheOrganizedDream.com
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  11. Sarah J says:

    Popping over from Teach Me Tuesday =) I need to be more purposeful with Instagram. Gotta remember to use my blogs hashtags. Be sure to share your recipes, crafts, upcycles & DIYs at Two Uses Tuesday (Mon 11pm EST to Fri 11pm EST) over at Sarah Celebrates if you don’t already!
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  12. Lisa says:

    I like Instagram. I don’t tend to use it as much as I should as I’m always taking photos of the kids (but don’t want to put those out in public) by the time I remember there’s something else to photograph the moment’s passed! Thanks for your times – visiting from SitsGirls
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  13. Kelly says:

    I really like this post! I hadn’t thought about adding my blog url and I’m getting more into photography and I would love an Instagram challenge! Thanks!
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  14. Ashley says:

    Hi! Stopping by from the SITS Girls link party. Thanks for sharing all these tips! How do you find a blogging challenge? Thank you!
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  15. Tiffany says:

    Really Great Tips!! Instagram is definitely all about sharing moments of your life through pictures and it should always be fun…even as a Blogger 😀
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  16. Paula Kiger says:

    Love Instagram! Thanks for the tips!
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  17. Thanks for the tips! We are learning how to better our hashtags 🙂

  18. Instagram is just great and so much fun!

  19. Kathleen says:

    I’ve been using Instagram for about a year and mostly I like it. Sometimes it’s a chore, but mostly it’s good. I just have one account because I don’t need one more thing to remember. Thanks for linking up to Tips and Tricks. Hope to see you again this week.
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  20. Elizabeth says:

    I must admit that Instagram is one of the majors that I haven’t made a big attempt at with blogging. Thanks for the tips and for joining at Snickerdoodle!
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  21. Great tips! I’m just starting to learn my way around instagram after joining a month ago. I’ve found that it’s one of my favorite forms of SM!

    Visiting from Saturday Sharefest

    xoxo
    Lisa @ Fun Money Mom
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  22. Thanks for the tips. I am still trying to figure out how to utilize it the best way I can for my blog while connecting with others and creating a growing community. I could def make better use of hashtags and focusing on my niche is a great idea. @breakingmomma

  23. Ramona says:

    Instagram is one of my favorite social networks. I use it quite often. I also have a blog and prefer to use one account. I need to comment more on images I like. I tend only double-tap.

    Thanks for sharing your tips.
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