4 Tactics I’m Doing for Instagram & Blogging Right Now

5 tactics I’m doing on Instagram – tips for new bloggers – advice for new bloggers – how to be a better blogger – tips on becoming an influencer – how to beat the Instagram algorithm

Happy humpday everyone! In honor of recently breaking through 15,000 followers on Instagram, I asked you guys on Instagram whether you wanted to see my Instagram and blogging methods/tactics or to offer coaching/mentoring blogging sessions. The majority vote went to….

15 tactics I’m doing right now for my blog and Instagram!

Today you’ll get the 4 tactics for Instagram and blogging in this blog post. And at the end of this week I’ll be emailing out my PDF of 15 tactics I’m using right now to my email list! So if you haven’t subscribed to Emma’s Edition yet, please do!

5 tactics I’m doing on Instagram – tips for new bloggers – advice for new bloggers – how to be a better blogger – tips on becoming an influencer – how to beat the Instagram algorithm

4 Tactics I’m Doing for Instagram & Blogging Right Now:

Tactic #1: Changed my hashtag strategy (included in PDF)

This is probably one of the first and biggest changes I made on Instagram. During fashion week last September, my account wasn’t showing up under any hashtags (read my about my whole experience here). Even though Instagram is saying there is no such thing as a shadow ban, I do believe if you use the same hashtags over and over again, you might get marked as spam.

Here’s what I’m doing with hashtags: I’m only using hashtags between 10,000-300,000 posts within those hashtags.

Here’s why: hashtags like #ootd have over 170 MILLION posts tagged to it. Because these hashtags are so over saturated, your posts will have a harder time coming up to the top 9 posts of the hashtag.

5 tactics I’m doing on Instagram – tips for new bloggers – advice for new bloggers – how to be a better blogger – tips on becoming an influencer – how to beat the Instagram algorithm

Tactic #2: Show off your personality with Instagram Stories (included in PDF)

I know this is probably scary if you aren’t comfortable talking in front of the camera… but talking to your friends/followers through Instagram stories is a great way to connect with them! I recently posted “How I Keep My Blog Going with a Full Time Job and Grad School”. And then on Instagram stories I went on and talked about the things I left out. I talked about how I don’t cook, I only sleep 6-7 hours a night, and I wake up around 5-5:30am to take my dog Boone on walks! I barely had any make up on and I had just gotten off work.

If you’re a little nervous speaking into the camera, start small! Use boomerangs or feature products but talk in the video. Practice makes perfect!

5 tactics I’m doing on Instagram – tips for new bloggers – advice for new bloggers – how to be a better blogger – tips on becoming an influencer – how to beat the Instagram algorithm

Tactic: #3: I make it a priority to constantly learn and work on my blog and Instagram

This piece of advice isn’t included in the 15 tactics round up because I want all the aspiring bloggers and creatives out there to also be open to continuously learning (wooh bonus tips!). One way I’ve continued to evolve Emma’s Edition on both Instagram and my blog is through all the lessons I’ve learned through other people. My top 3 favorite podcast focused around blogging/social media are:

The Science of Social Media by Buffer

Become a Pro Blogger with Darren Rowse

The Influencer Podcast with Julie Solomon

I listen to at least one episode a week from all three of these podcasts on my way to and from work!

5 tactics I’m doing on Instagram – tips for new bloggers – advice for new bloggers – how to be a better blogger – tips on becoming an influencer – how to beat the Instagram algorithm

Tactic #4: Authenticity to me means honesty

This piece of advice is also not included in the round up because I feel like this is relevant advice to anyone whether they’re a blogger or working towards a different path.

I’ve been learning how to share who I am beyond the curated Instagram feed and blog posts these past two years. I’ve learned that embracing who I ama career woman, a creative, a Filipino-American woman, has actually helped my readers see who I am. I’ve learned to not try to be someone I’m not. I don’t wear luxury items (even though I would love a Gucci purse one day) and I’m not traveling constantly around the world. Instead I’m in conference rooms running meetings, classrooms in the evenings for lecture, and then blogging in my free time.

I do my best to share my day to day life on Instagram and my blog and I think my readers have responded really well to that.

How are you being authentic and honest with yourself?

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So again, this are just a few tactics I’m doing for my blog and Instagram right now.

If you want all 15 tactics, please subscribe to my newsletter: HERE!

I’ll be sending it out THIS FRIDAY! P.S. Don’t worry I won’t spam you! (I don’t have time to between school, work, and blogging). I plan on only sending one email a month!

5 tactics I’m doing on Instagram – tips for new bloggers – advice for new bloggers – how to be a better blogger – tips on becoming an influencer – how to beat the Instagram algorithm 5 tactics I’m doing on Instagram – tips for new bloggers – advice for new bloggers – how to be a better blogger – tips on becoming an influencer – how to beat the Instagram algorithm

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Thank you always for reading! I can’t wait to email out the 15 tactics on Friday!

Love,

Emma

Photos: Karya Schanilec

1 Comment

  1. March 7, 2018 / 5:25 am

    I read this over the weekend and I love all 4 of your advice. You know to be honest I don’t like Instagram. I mean don’t get me wrong I love meeting new people and I thank Instagram for that but it just makes me feel like I have to put up a front to be noticed because there’s so much competition and I don’t like that. I don’t like the pressure. After all, blogging to me isn’t all about selling stuff, it’s also getting down to the nitty gritty of life. I feel that Instagram isn’t there for that.

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

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