Five Instagram Don’ts:
- Instagram is not an album: Instagram is designed to upload special/funny photos that you want to share with your friends. Please avoid uploading ten photos in a row, especially about your night out.
- Asking for likes: just like with Twitter, there is nothing more obnoxious than ask for likes. It doesn’t matter how many followers you have if most of them don’t care about your content.
- Too many hashtags: When there is a clutter of #hashtags it is almost impossible to read them.
- All selfies: Unless you are Justin Bieber, no one enjoys going through your Instagram profile and seeing only pictures of your face.
- “Like” your own photos: You uploaded the photo so I presume you like it. Enough said.
Five Instagram Dos:
- Upload pictures several times a week: When you have a set number of followers who enjoy your photos and whereabouts, don’t forget to keep in touch with them by uploading at least one #instaworthy photo a week.
- Upload a “like” worthy picture: Like I said before, Instagram is best used if special photos are uploaded, contrary to the average photo you see on Facebook every day.
- Hashtag: Hashtagging is the best way to categorize your photo and share interests with the Instagram community.
- Funny selfie: Every once in a while people enjoy funny/cute selfies. We all do it, but overdoing it is a turn down.
- Like your friends’ photos: Instagram is a great way to connect with friends you don’t get to see as much, but sharing distinct photos forms a special connection and it’s a great way to keep in touch.