Saturday, 13 June 2020

How to start an Instagram account

Hi There..... Do you have an Instagram account?

I opened mine in January 2017..... Not actually knowing how to use it properly  πŸ˜•

So that's why I thought that maybe it would be a good idea to share some tips with you..... You never know when you might think..... Ok..... Let's do this πŸ˜€

Or maybe you already started but you are somewhat like me..... Winging it..... And think it's high time to stop messing around 😎

Maybe some explanation of what it is could be a great idea..... You can still be thinking..... What is this thing everyone's raving about 😳


To get you started..... Instagram is a mobile app and believe it or not..... It's free..... So go on..... Go crazy..... As Charles Bukowski said 'Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.'..... Come on now..... And you can start all by following me..... A few more followers never hurt anyone haha πŸ˜‡ πŸ˜‚

Ok back to business..... You can get the app..... On your mobile phone only of course.....from the App Store, Google Play ore Window's Marketplace 😊

Are you ready to start and play now..... But first, think hard about that name of yours..... It will turn out to be more important than you know..... Maybe you already have an account name on other Social Media or your blog..... If you use the same name..... And if you are lucky people will find your Instagram profile 😁



The next thing to do is obviously fill in your profile..... You might want to check out some others and see what they put on theirs to get some inspiration πŸ˜‹

Time to start to download pictures or video's now..... Just click on the plus and choose a picture you would like to share..... Enhance it with one of the filters of your choice..... Try to be somewhat consistent in the use of these filters..... And share it with your followers..... Aha..... No followers of course 😁


That's exactly what I was thinking at the time..... How on earth will I get those followers..... I can tell you it's not always that easy..... So wait before you post that picture of yours πŸ˜„

To have people find you and also want to follow your feed..... You need to have a bit of text that goes with your picture and most important of all..... Hashtags..... Oh my now don't tell me you don't know what they are..... You must have been living under a rock 😲


To get my hashtags I actually use a very handy app https://www.flick.tech..... Regret to say that it's not free but I can tell you it is super handy..... Especially if you have no clue at all which ones to use..... The better the Hashtags the easier you will get found and the more followers you get..... But you need to keep in mind that they have to fit with that picture of yours..... And you can use a maximum of 30 tags per Instagram post 😎



You will find out that you can click on those Hashtags from Instagram to see what others have posted..... You will see that there are 2 tabs to choose from..... Either you choose to see the popular ones or you can go to the tab Recent..... If you want to you can also decide to follow the tab..... Of course, I will tell you what you have to gain by following those πŸ˜€

When you open your Instagram and you start scrolling down you get what's called your Instagram Feed..... Oh yes, you get fed using Instagram..... But nothing edible of course πŸ˜‚

So what do you get to see if you scroll down your feed..... First of all, you get the posts from those you decided to follow..... Secondly you also get to see the posts from people that used those Hashtags you decided to follow..... And then there are also the sponsored posts..... From the people that use Instagram for advertising πŸ˜‰


You then get to decide if you want to like those posts or not..... Just by clicking the heart ..... And if you want you can also comment on them by clicking on the text balloon..... You can also forward them to other people or a group of people by clicking on the arrow 

These options also count for a post of your own..... And I know what you are thinking..... Oh yes, I do.....There are people that comment on their own post..... That's what you were thinking..... Wasn't it πŸ˜‚

Now just another minute before you post that first picture of yours..... If you want you can also tag others or even yourself for that matter..... All you have to do is mention them in your text..... Like this..... @seadbeady ..... Nothing more to it 😁

So go on..... Start posting those pictures..... But not too many at once..... That would be spamming and could get you removed again from Instagram πŸ˜‡


A few more tips maybe..... You can connect your other Social Media accounts to Instagram..... This way you can decide to post a picture not only to Instagram but also on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr for Instance πŸ˜„

One very important tip is never to use any apps to unfollow people..... That could get you grounded for a couple of days at first or maybe, later on, removed permanently 😰


Another important tip is not to follow too many people at once..... This could also get you grounded or banned.....You have to build your following gradually..... You might be tempted to get into some kind of follow loop..... They could help you build your audience but you might ask yourself are they the ones you want as followers 😍

One more thing you have to keep in mind..... At least that is something that I had to find out for myself..... The maximum amount of people you can follow is 7.500..... So don't think you can keep following people endlessly πŸ˜‰

There's a lot more I could tell you probably but I don't want you falling asleep here..... But feel free to ask me any questions about this topic..... Who knows I might even be able to answer them πŸ˜‚

Hope you like my blog post.....Until next time.....Have a great day 

Renata (Seadbeady) 

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29 comments:

  1. Ik zit ondertussen al wel jaaaaren lang op Instagram haha :)

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  2. Ik gebruik Instagram ook al echt super lang, maar de laatste tijd zit ik er niet meer zoveel op.

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  3. Ik gebruik al jaren instagram, voornamelijk voor mijn blog

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  4. Hier ook heel wat jaren actief op insta, sinds 2013 al ofzo..
    Prive account verwijderd, nu alleen puur insta voor mijn blog en youtube.

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  5. Ik gebruik het ook al een aantal jaren en ben inmiddels denk ik wel met het meeste op de hoogte.

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  6. ik gebruik het al heel lang en heb een record aan fotos :D

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  7. Ik gebruik het al heel lang, maar nog neit zo vaak als ik zou willen. In de waan van de dag schiet het er wel eens bij in.

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  8. Ik heb een Instagram account maar daarmee is alles dan ook wel gezegd. Ik doe er weinig mee.

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  9. Goede tips. Instagram is een groot deel van mijn werk en ik gebruik het zowel zakelijk als privΓ©. Ben dan ook fan ;)

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  10. I LOVE my IG. I remember when my phone didn't have it and I was OBSESSED with getting it.

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  11. Great tips for Instagram newbies! You make it so easy :)

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  12. Good tips for someone who needs directions on the Instagram!

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  13. This is great. I have never been very good with Instagram. It doesn't feel very intuitive to me.

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  14. Gosh, Instagram is a whole beast unto itself! You'll have to swing back and let us know how it's going!

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  15. I've been Instagram for a few years now but am not that active on it as I should be! I definitely agree with you on not following too many people at once.

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  16. I have been on Instagram for so long, I have three accounts now, each dedicated to something else, haha.

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  17. I have it, I love it but I am definitely not good enough with it

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  18. I have been using Instagram for business for over three years, it is such an amazing platform.

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  19. Great tips! I have been using Instagram for awhile now, mostly for business. However, I'm not really that active on it as I should be.

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  20. Thanks for sharing your inspiring thoughts on instagram.

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  21. I remember when I first hopped on Instagram. I didn't know what I was doing. I really wish I would have gotten an Instagram account when it was first starting to grow popularity. It would have probably been much easier to grow. I am definitely going to try using that hashtag app you mentioned. I always have trouble finding the best hashtags for a greater reach.

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  22. Great post. IG is a great marketing tool.

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  23. Great tips for new Instagram user! Instagram is a wonderful platform for promoting your business, blog, and activities.

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  24. These are some amazing tips! Thanks for sharing!

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  25. These tips are great! I have an instagram account and I really don't know that much on handling it, but thank you for this article!

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  26. I feel instagram is so important to have. Especially when you have a business and brand its good to consistently promote yourself.

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  27. I didn't know that people needed a manual for this. We just kinda opened it and did it. I guess there will be people who will need this.

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  28. Ik heb een Instagram account maar doe er eigenlijk maar heel weinig mee.

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  29. Wat een leuke en informatieve uitleg heb je gegeven over Instagram .

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