I was super excited to take this class and to learn how to more strategically engage my current and potential followers on Instagram! I don’t have so much of an issue with actual content. Rather, my specific goal for this class is to learn how to use hashtagging, tagging, and captions in a more strategic manner. I am also really interested in the various apps that Sophia recommended. I had no idea there were so many great ones out there!
My goals after taking this class:
Increase my followers by 50 within the next three months (from 351 to 400)
Strategically post once per week where I target a specific brand/company that I'd like to work with.
Follow more companies/brands/people related to my categories (listed below), and:
Be more interactive with those accounts. Comment and like.
Incorporate more of the popular hashtags that Iconosquare recommeds into the captions of my posts.
Post more at Iconosquare's recommended optimal day(s) and time(s).
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The top five markets or categories that I want to tap into are:
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I do all of my editing in Photoshop before I post to Instagram. I draw my sketch, scan it using an app called ScannerPro, and then edit/tweak with Photoshop (I usually have to do quite a bit of editing and touching up). So I apologize for not being able to share anything in this part of the assignment.
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When I started my #100DayProject on Instagram I always tagged the project author (@elleluna) and company (@greatdiscontent) in all of my posts. After Sophie’s advice, I think this may have been a little overkill and redundant (and probably annoying for them). In the future I will only tag people or companies when I think it’s relevant. I’m curious to experiment with tagging a company in a post. I’ve never done that before, and I’m intrigued to see what kind of response (if any) I get.
Going through my feed, I think this image would have been a great opportunity for me to have tagged Starbucks:
I found Iconosphere to be incredibly insightful! I noticed that there is a section where it references the top tags used on Instagram:
It might be a good idea for me to try incorporating one of those hashtags into my upcoming posts and see what kind of a difference it might make. I also found out the most optimal time for me to post is on a Wednesday at 10am Pacific Time.
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I've "liked"! I've "commented"! Here’s a screen grab of my grid as of 12/08/15:
__________ If anyone reading this has any advice/comments/tips, I'm all ears! This is such fascinating stuff, and I've thoroughly enjoyed the class. THANK YOU!