— 50K Instagram —
Wohoo.. Last week I reached an Instagram milestone of 50.000 followers!! Thank you so much to the ones who are following! Having an Instagram account for the blog is like a full time job, because you have to be active to grow (faster). Sometimes it takes 5 minutes and another time it takes 30 minutes to prepare an Instagram post. Everyone has their own strategy when it comes down to your feed. It took me a while to create my own style and it keeps changing with the season, like fashion ;) Below you find some tips to create your own Instagram strategy.
— Instagram feed tips —
There are millions of Instagram accounts out there, so you need to differentiate yourself from others. Here are a few tips on the first 9 pictures of your Instagram account that I practice these days. I can see a big difference how these steps help me to grow and get business inquiries.
Don’t underestimate these 9 pictures, because it’s the first glimpse of your account, it functions as a business card where most people base their decision on whether to follow you or not.
- Theme, being yourself is of course unique already, but I recommend to pick a niche to focus on. For instance, mine is travel and fashion, so I will make sure the first 9 pictures includes fashion and travel elements.
- Colors, be consistent with your layout. Meaning, choose a color palette (could be a certain filter) for your photos so it looks nice together. I have seen gorgeous feeds in only black and white, raw editing, vibrant filters etc. I choose to opt for colors, like my blog.
- Variety, you have to come to the understanding that your feed is everything here. I personally don’t like to post 2 outfit photos after another or above each other. I carefully plan my pictures with the ‘VSCOcam’ app, to pick my next post that looks nice in the feed.
— The outfit —
I got carried away once I started typing about Instagram. There is not really a connection with the story above and today’s outfit, except that I will carefully pick my moment to insert one of these photos in my feed :)
I wore this Spijkers & Spijkers ensemble during my Paris Fashion Week fail (read about why it was a fail here). I somehow came to love the idea to wear a dress or skirt over pants and this was my chance to try it with this printed sheer skirt.
Don’t underestimate these 9 pictures, it functions as a business card where most people base their decision on whether to follow you or not.
— Outfit details —
location: Paris, France
PH by Nigel Fung-A-Loi