What I've Learnt From Daily Instagramming

Sunday, 30 April 2017

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I know Instagram have made some...questionable, changes recently that not everybody is loving. Despite this, its still one of my favourite platforms and I've been 'Instagramming' for a whole month now.

The first account I used for my blog Instagram, I kind of neglected. Then me being as stupid as I am, I linked it to my personal Facebook account which I really didn't want to do. Which invited people I know to follow, when really that wasn't the purpose. I decided to just delete that account entirely, and start again. So, we now have '@forever_september' 2.0. I've been 'Instagramming' daily for a month now, and I just thought I'd share what I've learnt by doing this. 

01. Having a backlog of photos is a life saver
If you're gonna be posting a photo daily, then you're probably going to want a backlog of photos stored. This means you won't be stressing out each day thinking 'Oh no, what do I take a photo of today?'. You'll have some photos you can pop up without having to worry what you're going to capture each day.

02. Its fun to mix it up
As much as I love makeup, I really like to switch up my photos and not focus solely on beauty. Whenever I've been out, to London for example, I'll get snap happy. I think it breaks up a theme quite nicely, and ends up making it all a bit more casual. 

03. It doesn't have to be all white
I decided to make my 'theme' white, which is pretty cliché of me, but I think it looks pretty. Although saying this, not every photo has to be predominantly white. I've got photos of the sky, blossoms etc which don't really contain any white as such, but with the power of editing they fit in nicely with the rest of the photos.


04. Interacting with your followers is great
Obviouslyyyyyy. Liking and commenting on others photos is great, and it shows support! With all of these people using 'bots' lately, I think its nice to show you're a genuine follower and like what this person is doing!

05. Have fun with it all
At the end of the day, its not all that serious. Although this point slightly contradicts my previous four points, I mean you don't have to follow any of what I've just said haha. I just enjoy having a theme, and making my photos a lil bit white etccc. If thats not your jam, then you do you! Its all fun and games, and just enjoy!

If you fancy following my Instagram, you can HERE

- Lucy

38 comments

  1. These are great tips! I try to post daily on Instagram, but always find I run out of photos so sometimes I have a break for a day or two to gain some inspiration and build up a backlog again xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I'm glad you thought so lovely - I'm going to have to do that soon I think haah!

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  2. Great tips, I am also trying to up my Instagram day by posting daily. Totally agree about having a back log of photos can be a real life saver. Saves any panic of what the hell can I take a photo of?!

    Emma | www.reveriedeparis.com

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    1. Thank you, it can be quite difficult can't it?!

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  3. Great tips and yes having a back log of photos really helps xx

    franklyflawless.com

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  4. Your insta is gorge! I wish I had the patience to commit to a theme but I'm far too scatty haha x

    Sick Chick Chic

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    1. Thank you so much Josie - I still love your instagram though!

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  5. these are really good tips. at one point I used to upload nearly everyday, but now I upload once a week (which isn't great). i love your Instagram, your photos are so lovely!

    emjbarker.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you - I love your instagram too though!

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  6. I love posting daily to Instagram and have built some great friendships on there. I find it more supportive than Twitter x

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    1. Its quite a supportive little platform isn't it?!

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  7. Your Instagram is so lovely, we have a similar theme, I love the white! I try to post at least once a day but sometimes life gets in the way or I just don't have anything to post. Instagram could be a full time job!

    Alice | alicemaysnell

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    1. Thank you, yes I'm all for the white theme! Sometimes life does get in the way indeed, I agree haha!

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  8. Your instagram is really lovely, I would struggle to post daily, I honestly don't have that much stuff to post!

    Lauren x Huggled

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    1. Thank you so much - it can be a bit of struggle to be honest, I'm lacking in things to photograph now haha!

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  9. I've given up with my these, it was stressing me out so much! hahah x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

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    1. It can get a bit stressful, I don't blame you haha!

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  10. I find posting everyday so hard, so props to you for being able to do that! Your Instagram looks great, I just added you!

    http://www.myclusterofthoughts.com/

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    1. It can a bit difficult I must say - thank you though!

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  11. I love your point of it "not all being white." I definitely started out that way and have slowly progressed into my own style. Something that seems more and more crucial for the platform! xo

    Kelsey | www.abalancingpeach.com

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    1. It doesn't need to be all white at all, as much as I love it though hahah - finding your own style is important for sure!

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  12. Love your Instagram! You're going to have plenty of followers in no time!

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  13. Your insta is gorgeous :D

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

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  14. I absolutely love instagram! I definitely need to build my stock of photos up again so i can post regularly! I'd love to see a post of how you build your stock collection

    Abi | abistreetx

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    1. Me too - I really need get some photos in my backlog, but ooh thats a post I will definitely do!

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  15. I'm loving your instagram at the moment Lucy! I try to post everyday too, I used to just do beauty photos but now I do more lifestyle and actually it makes me enjoy instagram much more again!

    The Makeup Directory

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    1. Thank you so much Sally - definitely enjoy posting more lifestyle style photos instead of just beauty! I love your instagram too!

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  16. I love Instagram, it's probably my favourite and most used (although I'm trying to get back into Twitter) social media platform. I love your account and post themes - they're always lovely and brilliantly taken photos - I need to work on my flatlay ability, haha!

    JosieVictoriaa // Fashion, Travel & Lifestyle

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    1. Thank you so much aww, thats made my day!

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  17. I've really been trying to up my Insta-game (lol) and posting so often is really teaching me a lot about how to grow my instagram! Having a back log of photos is definitely the best thing you can do!

    BLUSH & NOISE

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    1. I love your instagram so much - the whole backlog thing is very important in my eyes!

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  18. These are all great tips! I've been really struggling with Instagram lately, so these are super helpful to me ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

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    1. Thank you - I hope it helps out and you get back to instagramming soon!

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  19. Loving your Instagram and photos at the moment - it's looking great! I'm currently trying to ditch an Instagram theme and just post the photos that I'm proud of, ensuring they look good next to each other!xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much Char - I don't blame you, it can be annoying to keep up!

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