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I’m a wife and momma on the daily and bouquets of flowers from Trader Joes are my love language. I’m passionate about joyful marriages, encouraging words and chasing your dreams. The only thing I love more than photographing weddings is education and encouraging creative entrepreneurs! I nerd out about marketing, personality types, and making digital images look like film! I run off joy, grace and a lot of coffee! If you only remember one thing from me, I want it to be this: you are so loved! Learn More
September 4, 2018
Confession: I never post in real time. I plan my posts out to achieve the cohesive look I want. I have e a family and a little boy who loves my attention. The reality is I can’t be in IG all day. So scheduling my posts frees up my brain to not have to come up with a caption every morning that I post. So Planoly with remind me when to post my scheduled out post and will now even post on my behalf (I’ll write another blog about the pros & cons of this feature another day) so I don’t ever have to open the app and stare at that linking curser thinking up some magical caption.
This is a funny one but I use notes to store my hashtags. Yes, another way I plan for my scheduled posts (are you seeing a theme here;) ) I have hash tags lists for all sorting s of categories and I’ll just copy + paste them right on over to my post. I don’t usually add hashtags right away and I’ve actually seen a better response when I add hashtags later in the day. (More on this in another post!) I continue to update my hashtags with relevant and trending hashtags so I’m not constantly using the same ones!
Ever wonder how I get those pretty fonts?! It’s with this amazing app! You can come up with a variety of awesome announcements or pretty whites with this app!
When to Post:
With the pesky algorithm always changing this app tells you the most ideal times of day for you to post. I would always encourage you that no matter when you post, only post when you can spend a little time on the ‘gram engaging with others! Remember the algorithm likes when your posts have likes & comments and engaging with others is a great way to gain more attention on your posts
Editing on my iPhone. While rarely use iPhone shots to edit there are times I do! And the app I use is VSCO I usually add brightness and contrast!
If I could leave you with any sort of advice it’s to not take IG too seriously. Life does happen outside of the app and as you see I try to plan and prepare as much as I can so I’m not on the ‘gram all day. You can have an engaged tribe of followers and. It have to be on the app 24/7! I actually take weekends off from IG. I may hop in from time to time but I decided that bwhen my family is home I won’t add the pressure of being on IG.
Do you have any IG questions for me? Leave them below in the comments! I’d love to answer them. Maybe I’ll even right a blog post about your Q’s!