The year 2018 on Instagram was full of changes, both positive and negative. The experience of being on this social media is undoubtedly great – meeting and following new, creative people that you can contact, and after all meet. However, I couldn’t help but notice that many people had the same feeling about spending their time online – feeling overwhelmed. Some just take a break while the others decided to step aside. All those changes and modifications Instagram made can seem like too much for you, but you just need to get used to it.
You can still be completely in love with Instagram, even if you are feeling overwhelmed. Here are things we have learned about Instagram in 2018. They should help you learn more and fall back in love with this lovely social media.
Plan All Your Posts In Advance
With the new algorithm on Instagram planning your posts in advance is everything you need. After all, by keeping the good organization of your posts, you will feel good, and excited for next time you need to post!
There are many apps that can help you to plan your posts, post them at the exact time, etc. When you post consistently, your followers will love it. Getting a bigger engagement is guaranteed.
Try NOT to Focus on Numbers
I know, we have all been there – you post an amazing photo of you, a flatlay or your pet but likes just don’t arrive on your feed. We all have been tortured by numbers. Losing followers, not gaining so many likes as you planned and many other things can make you feel bad. You don’t need that. Always go for good quality, rather than quantity.
Try to concentrate on people, not numbers. If you have 500 followers, just imagine them in the same room with you – that is a lot of people.
Finding Routine is Important
By finding your own routine you will fit Instagram to your life. Analytics can help you a lot, but don’t analyze them too much. Do what you think it is wise and good. If you think your late night posts gain a lot of engagement, then stick to it. However, don’t let it affect your personal life.
Find the time to check out DMs, stories of your followers, and posts. However, don’t spend hours scrolling down your feed. Make your morning and night routine work the best for you and your Instagram account.
It’s Fine to Take a Break
Sometimes it is a good idea to take a break from Instagram. No matter if that break lasts one or seven days, you don’t have to worry about that. You will feel more creative and refreshed, without feeling burned out.
Don’t Forget to Have Fun
Don’t take Instagram too seriously. Make it a fun experience – from editing your photos to posting, everything should be a creative and mostly fun process that you enjoy.
What did you learn about Instagram last year? Is there something you want to share? Write to us in the comment section below.