Creating Pictures and Adding Hashtags

Step 6: Each day, if time allowed I posted some Instagram pics.

I use the free version of Canva to create all my official pins and posts. On my personal page, I simply upload photos, as is, from my phone camera. Super quick and easy!

Within these first 20 days my style has emerged.

I usually post 3 pictures for each article up on my site.

The two on each side look similar, the one in the middle has a different design and is meant to be the one that stands out the most (although I usually seem to get the most likes on the picture on the left hand side – possibly because it’s the one I post latest in the day)?

Step 7: When I load up the Instagram pictures for an article I add hashtags relating to that article and look for other posts using those hashtags.

e.g. When I uploaded my posts about Mom Inventor, Julia Christie – I looked for other posts on #mominventors #muminventors #mominvented etc.

Step 8: I then go to the hashtags most relevant to the article and like, follow or comment on as many posts that show up under that hashtag as I can (time permitting).

I figure these people will most likely be my target market for this article.

Click Next for a list of Hashtags that Increase Likes



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wendyg53 Premium
Very cool, and I just followed you on Instagram. :-)
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Wendy. Glad you enjoyed. Following you back.
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Loes Premium
My phone seems to be too old to be able to connect with Instagram, halfway the sign in the process stops.
Tried to login via FB, same issue
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laurenjean Premium
Oh no, Loes. How frustrating. You can login via your pc as well. Adding pictures is a little trickier via pc but its do-able.
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Loes Premium
I have tried that, but I had a clear moment, I do have a tablet somewhere at the bottom of my drawer, I dusted it off and my daughter just placed the Instagram app on it and it works! But now I have to figure out how to get my website pictures into my gallery to be able to place more on Instagram. I have seen yours now:) Lovely, and I want to make those pictures on Canva too, to make them a bit more interesting.
So I have some work to do:)
First Canva, then uploading to the tablet and place them on Instagram. Pfewww.

update!
I managed to add one picture to Instagram, using canva and my tablet!
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laurenjean Premium
Woohooo! Well done Loes! I'll go check it out now - ooh, stunning pic! Left you a comment.
Gramblr is also a great photo uploader if you want to upload directly from Canva on your PC to Instagram. :)
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Loes Premium
Ok! I like that! Uploading directly from Canva, I am such a klutz with mobile devices
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DarleneB Premium
What terrific training!!! Thank you. I know so little about Instagram but I need to learn. Thanks to your, easy to understand, tutorial, I'm giving it a try.
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laurenjean Premium
Aw, thanks Darlene! So glad you enjoyed it so much and you're inspired to give Instagram a try. :)
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WilliamBH Premium
This is a really great training Lauren .. Cheers, William.
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laurenjean Premium
Thank you so much, William. Appreciate you stopping by and really glad you found it useful.
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XinZhang Premium
Very informative and very detailed! This will be very useful.
Sincerely,
Xin
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks so much Xin. Appreciate the compliment. So glad you found it useful.
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