Are you ready to have more fun with Instagram?
Are you prepared to stop worrying about “getting it right” and instead, just enjoy yourself while using this dynamic platform people are buzzing about but not seeming to have a very good time with it?
We’re going to shift from drudgery into fun. Let’s turn our time in instagram back into a creative adventure now!
Instagram is everywhere: with more than one billion users and all the excitement surrounding this social media platform it feels obvious we all ought to be having a great time with it! Right?
Here’s what I noticed.
I have read a lot of articles and watched a lot of videos about Instagram: It is shocking! In all the tips and tricks and strategies I have yet to find one that focuses on having gun with this dynamic, engaging and dare I say it, FUN social media platform!
Lots of experts and strategists will go on and on about finding your perfect customers (or avatar or whatever they call it) pain point and address it. How about raising our friend’s fun quotient? How about making someone we like feel better? How about having fun, a blast, enjoying yourself while you are on a social media platform?
That’s what I want to do with something that is social.
Personally, when I am being social I don’t want pain. I don’t want fix-its. I want to feel better – especially as I am writing this and have been through two earthquakes in two days.
Let’s focus on having FUN the next time you are on Instagram or if you are not on Instagram yet, this will help you approach the platform from a much more engaging, enriching, enlivening perspective.
Answer these questions.
- If you had a Saturday with nothing planned and your budget was slightly over your usual budget how would you spend your day?
- What is the best gift you have received in the last year?
- What made you laugh the most in the last week (or month or season)
In light of your responses, how would you represent each one visually?
Go to Unsplash.com and search for images that match the representation.
Save three of the images you find and use those as your next three Instagram posts.
Step Three: To write the captions, focus again on fun, great gifts and laughter.
Write a caption of three sentences or less using the same formula we just used. Ask the question I asked you. Then describe your response and photo. Finally, write a response of gratitude and “looking forward” like “Thanks so much for stopping to look at my Instagram. I can’t wait to see (What your Saturday looks like, What your best gift was, What made you laugh).
It is easy, it is fun and there is no pain involved at all. Consider it a friend and laughter scavenger hunt adventure!
Before you go, when you make your comment please include your Instagram Handle! I would love to follow you – and enjoy getting to know you better there, too.
You may find me on Instagram here. If you have any questions, drop them in the comment box . I would be grateful to bring more light to you today!
Julie JordanScott, the Creative Life Midwife, is a writer, a poet performer, a Creativity Coach, A Social Media Whiz and a Mother of three. One of her greatest joys include loving people into their greatness they just aren’t quite able to realize yet. She spent a year working as a leader of an Instagram Group and is now leveraging that experience to create a learning workshop/playshop experience about instagram based on having fun called Summer Lovin’ with Instagram. Click this link to find out more. To set up a complimentary exploratory session, please visit here. Be sure to follow her on Social Media platforms so you may participate in one of her upcoming events. You won’t want to miss a thing – your future self will thank you!
Love this idea for creating Instagram posts! You asked for my Insta handle, and I have to admit I don’t have one yet! It’s on my list of things to do in the not too distant future. Thanks for the inspiration.
I love to post silly photos with captions on IG and I also enter contests which I’ve won a few! I just went and followed you, I’m martha061 over there. See you on IG!
Jeanine Byers says
What a neat idea!! I’d much rather have fun with it, than feel the sense of overwhelm I have sometimes felt around “getting it right!” I am at hyggemompreneur on Instagram.