As the title suggests, I’ve posted Every. Single. Day. on Instagram this year. A few months ago I probably wouldn’t of believed you, I used to post 3-4 times a week MAXIMUM. So, whats changed?
HOW AM I ABLE TO?
The planning of my content is *key*. It’s a personal thing, but for me I like to make sure I’m 8-9 images ahead of myself. (Yep, that much!). If I posted everyday and only had 1 or 2 images ready in the background, I would get super stressed out and most likely, end up posting something I wasn’t happy with. This is just what works for me, but it means that I’m able to keep ahead of my schedule and take time to create images I’m really proud of.
DO YOU ALLOW YOURSELF A DAY OFF?
For one of the days every week, I post a reel. So *technically* that isn’t a photo. Something I also do is re-post some of my older images that I still like. (Although I’m running out of those now!)
WHY POST EVERYDAY?
After I posted everyday in December up until Christmas, I noticed immediately how much it helped my account grow, and more importantly, just how much I enjoyed it. I felt like I was truly a part of the app and it wasn’t just something I did on an evening whilst watching TV. I really started to grow my own little community on there, and I loved having something to focus on throughout the day that I can work on that’s for myself and my creativity. When December’s challenge was up, I created #100creative squares. 100 posts in a row. I’m currently (as I’m typing this) on day 69, so we’re coming into the home-stretch now.
WILL YOU DO IT FOREVER?
I’m unsure what I’ll do after my 100 day project, but I would say I am erring on the side of continuing to post. It’s a great thing for me that I really benefit from. But I’m not definite on that just yet!
ISN’T IT EXHAUSTING?
Instagram can be quite tiring, but I’m not on it all day everyday. I check it about 3-4 times a day for a longer period of time, rather than popping in and out every hour. The most exhausting part is making sure I keep on schedule and that means I usually have to create a post every other day at least, and sometimes when I don’t have any ideas that day it can be tricky.
WHAT IF YOU HAVE CREATIVE BLOCK?
I have certain things that I know work for me when I’m not feeling creative. So I either go one or two ways, the first is having a little break. Usually for a day or two and I find that my creative juices soon come back and I get inspiration for new ideas. Other ways that help my creative block is finding other people online who inspire me, and lots of Pinterest scrolling. I also like going back to look at previous ideas and how I can make them better.
Okaaaay guys, that turned into quite a long post! Turns out I must have had a lot to say on the subject, which hopefully you enjoyed reading.
Do you post everyday on Instagram?