There is little evidence here and there that has led many to question and believe that there are “rules” on Instagram. But where do these rules come from? Don’t waste time scrolling through terms and conditions that you ignored at first; You won’t find them there. These “rules” are drawn from social trends and describe what works and does not depend on how the general public feels about certain behaviors.
So, here I am to officially provide some instructions on how to properly use Instagram. Here are the 20 unwritten rules for written Instagram:
1. Post during peak hours.
This varies according to your followers. Basically, you don’t post when people are busy or asleep so the good times to post are in the morning before work / school, after work / school hours, after dinner, and not after 10pm.
2. Comments> I love it.
If they mean something to you, you owe them a comment.
3. It is not published on Friday or Saturday nights.
I mean, do you even want an audience? This goes hand in hand with point # 1. Generally speaking, people are not bored enough to monitor Instagram on Friday and Saturday nights.
4. Don’t post too many pictures without people.
Statistics show that photos with faces get 38% more likes than those without faces. Just say’.
5. Post too much, but not too much.
Don’t spam or block your followers. Nobody wants to follow someone who posts ten pictures of the same shit every day. On the other side of the spectrum, there are those who never post anything, and there is no point in following that person. Find the balance.
6. Avoid cliches.
Authenticity is the key. Another photo of a “Take Me Back” palm tree will not improve your likes.
7. Exercise some control over self-portraits.
27 selfies in a row later, you better think we know your face shape, so mix it up.
8. Don’t post too many pictures of your friend.
Try to remember that you are the one who loves you, not us. All this effusion is a surefire way to lose followers.
9. Do not use the hashtag #nofilter.
Because it mainly translates to “Can you believe I’m this beautiful?” Nobody likes bragging anymore. You also inadvertently embarrass filter users and hint that the filters greatly improve the look, which they don’t do. So congratulations, but relax
10. Don’t over-edit your photos.
Nobody has white teeth or eyes. no one.
11. Do not use the hashtag #followforfollow
You can also use the hashtag #imdesperate.
12. If someone you know is following you, follow them.
Don’t be arrogant.
13. Avoid cheese dates.
* Eye Roll 3 hours *
14. If you have it, flaunt it.
The gym is paying off, and it’s great that Instagram knows about it. Everyone loves to see that you look good and feel good, and you’ll get a lot of validation for your efforts in the comments section.
15. Avoid certain filters unconditionally.
Kelvin is at the bottom of the list for a reason. Same with the toaster. You can also place the image on a real toaster if the look you are looking for is burnt and blurry.
16. If you know a celebrity, post unlimited photos.
This is an interesting exception to capping impressions, because we’re passionate about you and want to know everything.
17. Publishing pornography.
I definitely want to see your beautiful pile of pies from Mildred’s Temple Kitchen so I can indirectly enjoy them with you. But don’t post a blurry photo of #cleaneats. We never really care that you eat chicken and broccoli from lunchboxes, again.
18. Post an occasional selfie
What is a character avatar? Something that shows who you are, not just how you look or what you do. This could be something funny, ridiculous, self-deprecating, emotional, or inspiring. These will remind everyone that you are realistic and human, and not just a beautiful, wonderful, and idealistic angel.
19. Limit yourself to one baby / puppy booth per week.
Yes, your dog is awesome. But the ratio of your pictures to him makes me wonder if Rover runs this page. If so, let me know and I’ll follow up because it’s awesome.
20. Do not post inside jokes.
It makes no sense to everyone except for a friend who said. Which means you should probably send it to them directly.