HOW TO: Gain visibility in your niche on Instagram

Among all the social networks I stumbled across over the years, Instagram is by far my favorite when it comes to being creative.

Now,  my experience teaches me that there are two types of people who use Instagram:

  1. those who share pictures without expecting any form of validation;
  2. those who share their content to get a feedback (likes, followers, comments).

Me, I’m (unfortunately?) part of the second category, which means that I’ve read every article ever written and watched every single video on YouTube I found on how to create a successful profile. The results? A little disappointing.

This is why I thought to share with you some of my tips on how to bring your Instagram profile to the next level. Today, I’m going to show you how to gain visibility in a smart way from the right people, aka your “niche”.

A niche is a category of people that share the same interest in a particular topic, like having a blog, loving books, working out.

There are many ways to get noticed on Instagram, but most of them don’t bring any long-term benefits. Instead of pursuing brief moments of fame that usually last for just one picture, you should focus on engaging only with the users that share your same interests. This way, your efforts will be put in the right direction and it is reasonable to expect that you’ll find a greater both short- and long-term engagement rate.

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Mystery Blogger Award

A couple of days ago, out of the blue, something absolutely unexpected happened when the lovely Tish MacWebber nominated me for the Mystery Blogger Award, by Okoto Enigma. Thank you, Tish!

This post will be a shoutout to other notable bloggers and (hopefully) a nice way to discover new blogs.

First of all,

Mystery Blogger Award Rules:

  • Put the award logo/image on your blog
  • List the rules
  • Thank whoever nominated you and post a link to their blog
  • Mention the creator of the blog and provide a link to their blog also
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  • You have to nominate 10-20 people
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  • Ask your nominees 5 questions of your choice; with one strange or funny question
  • Share a link to your best post(s)

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What’s In My Bag

31 Days Blog Challenge: Day 13 of 31 (first posts here: 1, 234, 5, 67, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12)

As you probably already know, I spent the last couple of weeks studying and even if I really tried, I simply couldn’t find the time to write. So, here I am, two weeks later with an unusual post.

If you read my 101 things in 1001 days list, you know that I’ve been meaning to create a stop motion video. As I don’t feel like I’m already that experienced to be able to just go for it and hope it comes out well, I decided to start small. Baby steps.

Since my next topic on the 31 days blog challenge was “what’s in my bag?” and I’ve been a pretty lazy person lately, I thought it’d be nice to actually show you what’s in my bag.

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2017 Resolutions, a little late

I really tried not to write my annual New Year’s resolutions in the past few weeks because I know from experience I never ever take them seriously once that January’s over.

Here’s what I’m going to do. As you probably noticed by now, I love making lists of stuff, so here’s the list of things I’d love to be better at in 2017.

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A day in Venice, Italy

As I mentioned in my 101 things in 1001 days challenge, one of my lifelong goals has always been to get to visit Venice, where a friend of mine lives.

After seeing so many pictures of it throughout the years, I thought I wouldn’t feel as strong of a surprise seeing the famous canals, buildings and bridges, but I was absolutely wrong.

As the train approached the sea leaving Mestre (the mainland part of Venice), we all of a sudden found ourselves surrounded by water while it kept hurtling down the railway in the middle of the sea for roughly 4.5 kilometers (almost 2.5 miles) before arriving at the S. Lucia train station. Saying that it was amazing and terrifying at the same time is an understatement. It felt like flying even though we were at sea level and basically floating. At this point, I was already in love.

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101 Things in 1001 Days

I’ve been fascinated by the 101 Things in 1001 Days challenge since I first heard of it and I’ve spent the past couple of months coming up with ideas for my own challenge.

A lot of cups of coffee later, here’s what I’ve come up with.

I hope you find this challenge as interesting as I did (and still am) and I’d love to know if any of you have already done it or are thinking to do it in the future!

Start date: Dec 29, 2016
End date: Sep 26, 2019

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