Instagram Tips for Running a Successful Account

Instagram is all about trial and error and seeing what works best for YOU and your audience. It is extremely important to stay true to the theme and message of your page, as your followers will pick up on any inauthenticity! Keep reading for my six quick tips anyone can use to make their account even more beautiful and delicious!

Instagram Photo from @Everything_Delish taken with iPhone 7+

Instagram Photo from @Everything_Delish taken with iPhone 7 plusTip 1. Be True To Yourself

Tip 1. Be True To Yourself

This may sound cheesy, but if you post about what you love and don’t compromise for likes or to fit the status quo, your growth will be more organic and sustainable. When you get down to it, your followers will value your honest opinions!

Tip 2. Post Original Content

If you have a talent that you can showcase in the kitchen, show it off! Your followers will keep coming back for more. It’s ok to regram other beautiful content every now and again (with proper credit, of course), especially on days when you don’t have time to gather your own image, but really your followers are looking for something new, unique, and original. Everything that you will find on @Everything_Delish Instagram is always original content!

Pizza Photo Taken from @Everything_Delish Instagram with iPhone 7 plus

Pizza Photo Taken from @Everything_Delish Instagram with iPhone 7 plus

Tip 3. Engage With Your Followers

Dare I say this is the most important tip of all? Your followers want to hear from you and will appreciate it when you take the time to reach out. Toss a quick ‘thank you’ to a follower that comments on your picture, or hit them up with some likes. Yes, it takes time, but it is so easy to share the love. Plus, if you’re out and about, be sure to add a location and tag the restaurant you are at to connect with new followers in the area.

Checking out Adelaide Eats in Toronto, ON! Recommendation from my Instagram followers!

Checking out Adelaide Eats in Toronto, ON! Recommendation from my Instagram followers!

Tip 4. Post On A Regular Basis

To keep up with other accounts, you should be posting at least once a day. You don’t want to abandon your followers, but don’t over-post and spam your followers’ feeds either. You can always be sure that I am posting 1-3 times a day on @Everything_Delish!

Tip 5. Take Your Pictures in Daylight or Outside

Brighter, lighter pictures to better with followers and are more pleasing to the eye. The lighting of your pictures really matters when trying to take a photo! Stand close to a window during the day or take a step outside for some natural light. Plus, don’t forget to use the Brightness edit tool before posting. Also, if you are out at a restaurant, feel free to ask a friend to turn on their Flash for you!

Homemade Shakshuka on @Everything_Delish Instagram taken in natural light!

Homemade Shakshuka on @Everything_Delish Instagram taken in natural light!

Tip 6. Simplicity is Best

Sometimes the background of your photo can distract your followers from the main attraction, your food! Pick a nice, neutral or one-color background that compliments your plates and the food you’re featuring.

Want more tips or have questions? Hit us up in the comments below!

 

 

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