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Instagram tips: ‘top posts’ & hashtags search

Last week my friend Emma messaged me in happy confusion. She’d gained over 150 new followers in a day, and the likes on her latest (& beautiful!) picture were still leaping up at an unusual rate. Where was it all coming from? Emma uses hashtags brilliantly, so I suggested she checked the pages for any of the ones

instagram tips: learning from my mistakes II

Hindsight’s a great thing, right? There’s always stuff we’d do a little differently, looking back – and it’s certainly true with my iPhone photography.  Usually I’d be reluctant to post these ‘golden oldies’ here, but one thing I’ve seen in mentoring sessions is how useful direct analysis and practical editing tips & suggestions can be. We’ve all sat at

Instagram Tips: Why People Follow & Unfollow

One thing that can be insanely frustrating when trying to grow your Instagram account is the unpredictable behaviour of followers. Some days they come, some days they go, and it can often seem to be without rhyme or reason. What’s with all the unfollowers? It’s such a big issue that I recorded a whole podcast

Instagram tips: inspiration

With Instagram becoming an ever increasing cycle of coffee shots, Kinfolk, flowers and pretty doorways (guilty, guilty, guilty), it can be all too easy to fall in line with the trends and never innovate. How do you develop your own unique style and create an account that will stand out, whilst at the same time trying

instagram tips: how to deal with image theft

It feels personal. That was what surprised me, when I first found some of my photographs posted to somebody else’s account. They were fairly innocuous choices – a landscape, some flowers, a shot of my living room; mercifully the photos of my daughter had been left alone, yet I still felt alarmingly invaded. It was

Instagram tips: how to be a suggested user

Last Saturday, rising at dawn to head to Sisterhood, I was greeted by the most coveted of all Instagram messages. The suggested user email. Squee! If you can remember back to when you first signed up, Instagram made a few suggestions of accounts to follow to get you started. Most new users click a few

instagram tips: learning from my mistakes

I think my #1 piece of advice for beginners on Instagram, after ‘edit with VSCOcam‘, is to post every day. Partly because this is the best way to find your ‘tribe’ & make some friends, but mainly because regular practice & routine is the fastest way to get any good at anything. I hate that

instagram tips – how I take iPhone photos

File this post under, I’m not sure; though I get asked a lot about how I take iPhone photos, I strongly suspect I’m not doing anything different to everyone else. Still, sometimes it’s good to be reassured of that, right? I shoot 99% of my Instagram photos using the basic camera app on my iPhone