Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Why Bloggers Should Be On Instagram

I'm not going to lie, I love Instagram. It's definitely my favorite source of social media (besides blogging). It blows my mind though, how people who are trying to grow their blog & gain more readers, aren't on Instagram (or even any source of social media for that matter). 

Your blog has to stand out in a world full of other bloggers. Honestly, I don't know how to make that happen other than through social media. I get most of my readers that way. Instagram is one of my top sources. Participating in things such as the Instagram challenges that Helene in Between has hosted, has really helped my blog traffic grow. I've also gained new blogging friends who I interact with via Instagram.

Instagram is strictly pictures, likes & comments. Interacting with other bloggers is easy because of that. Your comments don't have to be anything long or drawn-out, just make it genuine. I usually say what I like about the picture, complement what they're wearing or say how I relate to the post. I notice when people take the time to consistently like & comment on my pictures. Most likely, other bloggers will notice too.

Not only should you be posting & interacting on Instagram, but you should be using hashtags. When I first started blogging, I used very generic hashtags. And then I read one of the best posts in the whole entire blogging world... You can find it here from Sarah @ Venus Trapped in Mars. These hashtags will do wonders for a blogger on Instagram. I also use Helene's hashtags to stay in touch with people who have participated in her Instagram challenges.

Instagram will most likely fade in popularity over time, but as of right now, if you're a blogger & you're not on Instagram, you should really change that. Like, change it now. And while you're at it, follow me & keep in touch!

A photo posted by Sarah Cunningham (@sarcunningham) on

What do you think? Is Instagram (& other forms of social media) really THAT important for bloggers?

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...