You’ve got your activist page and even raised some money. Time to start showing everyone what you are doing, how your training is going and the beautiful places you are training. Instagram can be used as a mini-blogging site, plus you have access to all your Facebook contacts. Here are 5 tips to get you instagramming well:
1. Upload a Photo That Is Relevant and High-Quality
Speak to your audience using relevant, high quality pictures. Thankfully, smartphones take great pictures these days so all you need to do it get your composition right. HERE is a great article on composing pictures if you need help. Also, remember your filters – these little gems can turn nearly any picture into something amazing.
2. Tell People What Is Going On
Just like a blog, leave a short message about what’s going on in the picture. There is also a great opportunity to leave a link to your fundraising page. You never know who my be watching your feed.
3. Use Hashtags and Mentions
4. Share Your Photo on Other Social Networks
Since Facebook bought Instagram, sharing your pictures on the Facebook is really easy. This will give you extra reach and save you effort. All your copy from the Instagram post also pulls through to Facebook, so your story never gets lost. HERE is an article on how to share with Facebook.
5. Provide Regular Updates
Once you get started, don’t stop. Your donors and supporters will want to see your training and passion for your cause. You can legitimately post on Instagram everyday without annoying people. So get cracking!