Easy Instagram Tips for Day 5 of the 12 Days of Christmas

On the fifth Day of Christmas, the blog I share to you is Jenn’s Trends.

Of all the social media outlets, I’m big on the Instagram format as dwhirsch.  I’m a scrapbooker.  I take an embarrassing number of screenshots daily.  I’m a visual person.  Using one square photo to describe an event, a moment, a past moment or a static text image appeals to me. Tell a story in one image with a short, snappy caption is a fun challenge.  For a format I enjoy, there’s a lot I don’t know about it.  That’s where Jenn Herman comes in.

Her blog posts are easy reads, short to digest, and highly focused on all the ways to maximize your exposure on Instagram. One post describes the strategy and her take on hashtags: 3-5 tags; 8-15 tags; or more than 30 tags?

I used Instagram Stories once to showcase my upcoming writing jaunts with Snufflet and Finse, my Office Guys.  The project was time-consuming and clunky.  Is it because I’m a perfectionist, or did I not know the tips and tricks for success? I know that before I use the Stories feature again, I’ll read Jenn’s primer on it.

If you’ve never explored Instagram before, wander over to the site and look around. Then go to Jenn’s blog and learn how to use it. Be sure to check out the hashtag #SnuffletFinse for my coffeeshop writing adventures.

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