Okay okay, I get that it’s easy to hate on Instagram‘s algorithm (does this even impact people anymore?) and complain about how hard it is to grow your follower count, but I’ve been wondering: are y’all setting your feeds up for success??

Whether people like it or not, part of the job for influencers and bloggers is to create visually appealing photos that viewers want to interact with. I’m getting tired of seeing people give viewers the equivalent of zoomed in, dim-kitchen-fluorescent-lighting plain oatmeal photographs, and then complaining about lack of engagement. Would you engage with that photo? Only for a pity like y’all, and I’d definitely unfollow if that was regular content (or probably never follow in the first place). Keep those boring photos for your stories, because I’m about to help y’all hopefully never take shots like that again.

This post was written with Instagram in mind, but these tips are able to be applied to taking photographs in general, which is important for those creating blog content! I included examples of some fabulous Instagram pictures with each category, so you can see exactly what I’m explaining. Think I missed something? Let me know below!

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instagram inspiration

Wednesdays are basically the 2 pm slump of the work week, so I decided to share some inspiration to help get you through! Here’s 6 of my current favorite instagram feeds that I’ve been finding myself mindlessly scrolling through:


1. @nikishabrunson

instagram inspiration

The first post of her’s I saw was this one of her flickin tha wrist, and I was like whoa, who’s this cool girl. Well not only is she pretty hip, she’s also healthy and inspiring, sharing recipes as well as health advice through videos and pictures on her feed. Would you guess she has a 16 year old son? I’m pretty sure I want to be her when I grow up. It looks like you can view her blog here (and you definitely should).


2. @liz_kamarul

instagram inspiration

So I’m moving into a new place pretty soon, and I found Liz’s feed while browsing the #smallspacesquad tag, looking for inspiration for a small homes (duh). This was the first picture of her’s I saw, but I seriously could not. stop. SCROLLING. through all her pictures. Her knack for textures and addition of plants to every room had me heart-eyeing everything. View Post