A few people have asked me if I am on Instagram and I’m not so far. The reason was that I wanted to become more regular on Facebook and LinkedIn before adding new platforms.

Recently my business mentor during our mastermind call launched a challenge to increase our Instagram following so I thought why not take the opportunity to join it and build up my presence slowly. One of the easiest ways for me to get started with a task is to blog about it, so here goes.

The first thing to do is to establish categories to post on.

Here are some of the categories I have chosen: Business, Personal, Behind the Scenes, Quotes, Values and Beliefs, Procrastination, Tips and Tricks, Vision, Getting things done.

The next thing is hashtags. This is apparently how people find things, so I need to think a bit more here. I found a site that listed the top 100 hashtags (1) plus tips on what to look out for.

During the mastermind call, I realized the importance of dedicating time everyday to like and comment on other people’s social media postings. Otherwise, you are posting and the number of your followers stay static. This is the same for most platforms and I admit, I still have a lot to learn. Everyone starts somewhere so one step at a time, like with most things in life.

I’ll let you know when I have my Instagram up and running 



1) https://www.oberlo.com/blog/best-instagram-hashtags-for-likes