I love seeing beautiful portrait and landscape photos, but my favorite ones are all about everyday stuff (and planners :D) and, even if I know that themed accounts are more popular there, I always shared random photos of my life, with the only precaution to not share three photos of the same thing in a row (I shared three drinks pictures in a row this Summer, then I decided to stop!). I don't care about followers, because I don't use Instagram to promote services or my business, I don't like sharing my blog posts graphics or something like that and I'm still on the fence about changing my handle (@alicegreenleaf) to match my other social media (@thegeekyburrow). (Thoughts?)
Despite everything, I was sorry because I was noticing a lack of engagement in my photos. I received 10/20 likes, but no comments at all; things got better after starting to use a couple of hashtags I love (#holdersnotfolders, #theeverydayproject and #thatsdarling), but it wasn't enough for me.
Then, one day, I noticed that @instawithalex followed me, I checked out her profile and I immediately started following her back, since she shared extremely helpful contents. One day, she offered a free review of our accounts if we left a comment under her post. I did it and she gave me the best advice ever.
After just five weeks my followers' engagement is grown so much and now I receive way more likes than before, and comments! Comments are what actually make me happy.
Are you rocking Instagram? Do you have a special advice to give us? Feel free to leave a comment below!
P.s. You can follow me at @alicegreenleaf on Instagram! :)