Instagram Anonymous

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Aug 262013

There are many support groups out there for those who have addictions, everything from Alcoholics Anonymous to Overeaters Anonymous. With the amount of people that can’t seem to put down Instagram, perhaps it is time that society needs to run an Instagram Anonymous. How does one know though, if they are addicted to Instagram, or are just really into it.

It’s important for some people to make multiple posts during the day to keep their followers happy – but how much is too much? Using instagram to improve business may encourage extra postings on instagram, however if you use instagram as a personal site to stay connected to friends and family, multiple posts each day may be excessive.

If you would rather buy instagram followers than to buy something tangible, perhaps you’ve become addicted. It is great to enjoy instagram, and go ahead, check often to see if there are any great new posts, but when your entire day is on Instagram, you may need to walk away.

You see Instagram addicts everywhere, and they are easy enough to identify when you look at what they have been posting. When you need to post a photo to instagram before getting out of bed in the morning, you have gone too far. It doesn’t matter if you want the world to see what you look like first in thing in the morning, or if you think your puppy looks extra sweet sleeping at the foot of your bed. If you aren’t out of bed yet, perhaps you shouldn’t be posting.

Life is busy for most people these days. You shouldn’t be taking the time to take a photo of your cup of coffee or whatever it is you’re eating for breakfast. The same applies for lunch, dinner, dessert, and any snacks you may want to share with the public. Move on and find something more entertaining to post about.

If you have more than 5 or 10 picture of your pet cat/dog/etc, you may be addicted to instagram. This is especially the case when the animal is in the same “pose” for each photo. While we’re on the topic of photos that all look exactly the same, you should perhaps not post photos looking out your window. Everyone has a window. Individuals can look out their own to see if it is raining or not. There isn’t a need to take that photo unless something strange an exciting is happening out there!


Need more Instagram Followers?

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Aug 262013

If you need to get more people to follow your postings on instagram, don’t try to buy instagram likes before trying some basic techniques. From altering what photos you place, to linking to other social networks, to learning the best time to post, there are many things you can do to gain instagram followers.

When you take a photograph, think twice before posting it to instagram. What are you posting, and how likely are others to find it interesting? So many people spend countless hours of their days posting mundane photographs of their cups of coffee in the morning or of their fancy new cars. Posting too many photos of material items can make one appear like a stuck up show off, and unless you are a chef posting about the foods on your new menue, posting photos of your food and drinks is likely not to interest anyone.

If you are having a difficult time identifying what may or may not be a good post, check out the Popular section of instagram and see what others are posting that has had good feedback. You’ll notice there that it is not simply a matter of finding a good photo, but also of finding a good filter to use with the photo, which truly compliments it. People enjoy seeing beauty and Instagram has become a method for showing artistic beauty in day to day life.

Linking ones Instagram account with their facebook account and inviting friends from facebook and twitter is another great way to find additional followers on Instagram. Inviting friends can carry over to those in your email contact list as well.

Don’t forget about the benefits of hashtags. When one puts the appropriate hashtags on their photos they are increasing the likelihood of other people seeing it, because the page which the hashtag was for will also show the post. If one is interested in seeing photos of babies they can go to that page and see all photos that have been hashtagged “baby” even if they have no connection to those who took and posted the pictures. The same concept applies with geotags, and using those is helpful. Geotags work similarly, but instead of identifying what the photo is, it identifies where it was taken, allowing people to follow up on local interests.

When one exhausts all these methods for gaining followers on Instagram they are surely going to see results. The more one puts into their Instagram account, the larger their following and the more they will get out of it.