Using Instagram to Promote a Blog
At one point in time, people actually looked at this fancy and super popular photograph app as a way to share pictures or expand their photography skills while using a cell phone as a camera.
But now that it has become another social media hub, Instagram is becoming a popular and important social media tool. Especially to bloggers.
You build followers, share pictures of your absolutely adorable children, promote photographs with hash tags, and of course conversation through the comment feature.
What many don’t understand or grasp is the powerful tool it has become for networking in a number of ways. Building blog followers, networking, driving blog traffic, meeting like-minded bloggers, and the list goes on.
Of course using Instagram in this way won’t be for everyone. Not all bloggers will want to use the program, let along use it to promote their blog.
In the past month I have seen some really great examples of using Instagram to promote blog posts. I also started doing it myself.
One of the best examples of using Instagram to promote blog posts has been from an awesome woman I met at BlogHer this year. Blessing, or as most know her in the blogging and Instagram world – ThinkFeminist.
When I work on a special graphic project for my site, I do the same. Either upload the graphic to my phone to post on Instagram, or just take a photo of my screen as I am working on it.
Believe it or not, it has helped to drive traffic to my site. It may not be a lot of traffic, but with 412 followers, it gets a couple bites.
Another great way to keep your blog fresh, and continue to keep the interest of visitors is using relevant photos to keep your blog visually appealing. Use photography skills to highlight your posts. It works, believe me!
Many people I know will actually click off of a blog because there are no photos, or the blog itself isn’t actually visually appealing to look at. So jazz it up!
If you use Instagram to drive traffic to your blog, link up your blog below!