Long time no see, friends! I know it’s been over a week since my last post, but I needed to take a little break from blogging and social media. I’ll be going back to my regular 2-3 blog posts a week and daily Instagram posts now that I’m fully refreshed and renewed!
If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen my stories titled “Tip Tuesdays”, where I share weekly blogging and Instagram tips. I thought it might be fun to do little roundups every month just in case some of you missed them, or wanted to revisit them!
Without further ado, here are all the Tip Tuesdays from the month of May.
Tip Tuesday #1: Use UNUM to plan your feed
One of my friends recommended the app UNUM to me awhile ago, and I’ve been addicted to it ever since. It’s probably the second most used app on my phone!
You can add, remove, and drag around photos to see how they’ll look like on your feed before you post them. I like to plan my feed way in advance, so I usually just throw in all the photos I want to eventually post on there. Nothing I plan is ever really set in stone, because I do like to add in photos as I take them if they fit.
The app syncs with your actual Instagram feed, and you can hide photos you’ve already posted to see how your feed will look like without them. Alternatively, Instagram’s new “archive” button allows you to remove and put back photos onto your feed as you please (this feature isn’t available to everyone yet).
Tip Tuesday #2: Use business profiles if possible
If you read my post on ways to beat the Instagram algorithm, you might remember that I mentioned switching back to a personal profile if you had a business one. I tested out having a personal profile myself for two weeks, and I didn’t notice any changes. I apologize if you switched to personal and it didn’t help your engagement either! I was pretty bummed out that I lost all my old business stats.
I highly recommend having a business profile because it looks much more professional and you can see how your content is actually doing.
Tip Tuesday #3: Use Instagram “collections” as Pinterest boards
I used to screenshot photos on Instagram and save them into folders on my phone titled things like “places to go” or “photo inspiration”. Instagram’s “collections” feature has been a lifesaver – I have folders for individual cities and countries filled with places I want to visit or eat at, outfit and photo ideas, and recipes I want to try.
Be sure to save multiple photos of places you really want to go, because if people delete their photos they disappear from your collections as well!
Have any other quick and useful blogging/Instagram tips you think should be shared? I’d love to know in the comments!