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Have you been on Instagram for years but still feel like a newbie? Well same over here. Whether it’s changing my mind about my theme for my feed, what type of content I want to put out and the typical question – Are my pictures “Instagram worthy?” I can honestly say with my hand on my heart , that I’ve felt like deleting the app off my phone because I just couldn’t keep up! Sad isn’t it? Stressing over uploading pictures on an app but, unfortunately as a blogger that’s my life and I cannot help it lol.
I can already imagine my boyfriend is thinking that I’m such a nutter whilst writing this post but as long as your close friends and family love you that’s all that matters right?
As I am sure I am not the only one that feels a massive amount of pressure to keep up with being consistent not only in life but… on Instagram also, I am going to do my best to give 3 main tips that may help your days of uploading become a bit more stress free.
Side note… If you’re not familiar with blogging, I guarantee you have already ticked me off as a social media obsessed but that’s ok – I’ll take that! Haha
Ok first up… FILLER PICTURES WILL SAVE YOUR ENTIRE LIFE
Now if you’re asking yourself what a filler picture is, it is a picture mostly bloggers will use to break up pictures of themselves on their feeds so their feeds aren’t just a collage of selfies. It’s also a way to get a bit creative with objects and see what imagery you can create. So the first type of filler we will tend to use is a FLATLAY – this is your object-y type of picture. Usually it consists of pictures of fashion pieces, magazines, jewellery, beauty products and even food…honestly the list can go on forever. It is organised in such an artsy way and I take my hat off to people that can smash a flatlay because it is so hard to me! If I’ve confused you then either Google and Pinterest FLATLAYS… Or here is a link to one – LINK
Your second type and most generic type of filler picture is imagery of buildings, greenery, your freshly manicured nails or even the famous Starbucks coffee cup. These pictures when combined with the best filter can look amazing and just add something different to your feed. I’m the typical gal that will see something I deem as “pretty” usually flowers and I will use those as my filler pictures. It sounds silly but on those days that you have nothing to upload it will be a saviour to you. And, I always love to read the story behind these types of pictures in the captions. For example, where they got a certain item from, if the postman was late to deliver a parcel or even what a person day will consist of. It just adds a piece of them to Instagram instead of the same old pictures. Example – HERE
The second piece of advice that is also new to me, in which I am trying out currently myself is to have a set customised filter that fits you and your personality perfectly.
DISCLAIMER – In no way am I saying that you have to or need to filter all of your pictures. This is just something that works for me.
I’ve managed to come up with my own self customised filter that I can use for all my pictures and it is guaranteed to make my feed look put together and organised. I am overjoyed that I have found this new way of thought because it makes Instagram so much more easy for me. Many of you may know that I have recently decided to ditch my minimalistic feed and the feedback that I have got is shocking! Most of you love that I have done it and that I’m not just sticking to the regular white backgrounds. So, that can be something to think about, just imagine not having to find a spectacular background or a specific wall to take a picture in front of. Just a customised filter that you have created for yourself and most likely no one else will have!
And last but not least QUALITY OVER QUANTITY. Space out your days of uploading! Especially in the blogging industry there is so much pressure to post every day or even more than once each day. I mean unless you’re a full time blogger that has the time or have the best boyfriend that is happy to snap pics of you endlessly everyday it is pretty much impossible to keep up your quality and quantity.
I try my best to post often because for obvious reasons I have a small following and I want to stay consistent but don’t allow this to become a burden on you! Blogging should be the most fun thing for you, a getaway space where you can just be creative and see what you can come up with to share with others. If at best post once a day but that’s a lot within itself, maybe every other day? Or 3 times a week is reasonable for most. As long as the quality of your pictures are amazing then don’t rush it. I’m literally such a lover of good quality pictures that I can tell have had a lot thought behind it…I’m a bit of a photography enthusiast so forgive me but honestly choose quality because you’ll never look back on your feed and end up deleting loads of pictures like most people eventually do.
To end this post I’ll advise you all to download an app called UNUM, you can pre organise your feed just by connecting your Instagram account to the app and seeing which pictures will flow best next to one another. It is easy to adapt and basically idiot-proof!
See how these go and don’t forget to leave me a comment down below!