5 ULTIMATE INSTAGRAM DON’TS

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Happy Wednesday guys! For today’s tips I wanted to write something about Instagram again as so many of you ask me about Instagram tips! I already wrote an article about how to grow your Instagram, see it here, so if you’re interested in that one, check it out! I’m always checking out people’s Instagram and analyzing what I like about it and what I don’t, so I thought it would be fun to share my ultimate don’ts when it comes to Instagram:

1. Don’t over saturate you’re pictures: Nothing annoys me as much as seen an essentially beautiful picture where someone went out and over saturated the sh*t out of it. Think grass that suddenly has a neon green color, a selfie where the skin color turned orange, a hair line that’s not blonde but also turned orange, you get the picture! Just don’t use the saturation option too much.

2. Don’t use too many different filters: The reason why I start following some Instagram accounts is because when I first look at their accounts their grid is so, so pretty and inspirational. When you start to use different type of filters and colors in your pictures your grid can become super messy. A good thing to prevent from posting too many different filters and to keep your grid neat and pretty is to download VSCO Cam and create a ‘fake feed’ so you can keep track of all the filters you use.

3. Don’t post the same type of pictures that everyone is posting: If you want to grow your Instagram account, or want to have a cool account in general, it’s important to post original content. I remember that EVERYONE started posting minimalistic pictures a year ago because it was the trend. When you want to grow your following and have followers that like you for your style, not just because you post popular images you need to make sure you don’t post too much generic content.

4. Don’t be a spammer: A big reason for me to unfollow people is when they clutter my feed. I would recommend to wait at least an hour to post a new picture but the best is probably a minimum of two hours. Sure, when you get really excited you can post two pictures in an hour, but just don’t post 6 holiday snaps in 30 minutes!

5. Don’t repost photos without giving photo credit: I know so, so many girls who do this and I personally think it’s not ok. It’s cool when you see a picture on Pinterest or Weheart it to share it when you absolutely love it, just clearly state the picture is not yours and try to find the original source of the picture and credit is all the time. You don’t want angry comments under your picture!

The above points are my opinion and I know it’s all subjective so I know not everyone will agree with me! What do you guys think are absolute Instagram don’ts?

  • Great tips! I think buying followers is a big no no. I find out that a lot of bloggers buy likes on Instagram. I think It’s not fair to companys that want to work with you.

  • Zoë Akihary

    Lovely tips! And your Instagram feed might the best haha! It kind of reminds me of some romantic paris spring vibe 🙂

    http://www.zoeakihary.com

  • Agree with all of this – especially the ‘don’t overspam’ point! I try to stick to a one image a day rule, as I hate it when the same account shows up 5 times in a row in my feed 😛 🙂

  • These are great tips especially the one about over spamming. That’s always a reason to unfollow someone.
    xo
    styleontheside.com

  • Nice tips!!
    xoxo
    http://www.donkeycool.es

  • Pia Hocevar Mucic

    Great post, thanks for the tips!
    lunjasky.wordpress.com
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  • The Fashion Panda
  • I am pretty uninspired with my Instagram, so I went over to check out your account and thus discovered the news. Congrats!

    Linda,
    Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  • Helemaal mee eens Noortje! Op mijn filters moet ik nog een beetje werken!

    x Karen
    http://dressinginlabels.blogspot.com

  • Stefanie Pink

    Great tips! I totally agree <3 Generally I would say never post pictures that are not 100% sharp. Your Instagram feed is so beautiful by the way 🙂

    xo Stefanie
    http://www.thefashionrose.com

  • Good tips! The spam thing drives me nuts. Totally agree about the filters. 😀

  • The Sunday Mode

    I think I’m pretty relaxed with Instagram in the sense that I still always just find the fun in it and just kind of go with the flow. I think as long as people are posting pictures they like then that’s all that really matters you know? If people are only posting things because they think that’s what other people want to see, that doesn’t really make sense to me.

    http://www.thesundaymode.blogspot.com.au

  • These are so true!

    Jabeen

    http://www.spilling-the-beans.co.uk/

  • I love insta since it’s the main social media I invest efforts in. I’m pretty realistic about it, and I totally join you on those 5 tips. There’s nothing that annoys me more than too much filters and saturated pictures. Btw, congrats Noor! So freaking happy for you guys! x

    http://tomboychronicle.com/

  • I’ve definitely been guilty of over saturating my photos and turning my Instagram feed into an orgy of filters. And, um, spamming on just the one occasion – during my friend’s wedding party when everyone was having too much of a good time and I just HAD to record everything for posterity. I’ll add a sixth Instagram don’t, which I’m all about right now: not posting anything to Instagram for AGES. Try once every four days, if that…I need to get back on the Insta-wagon, and clean up my feed! x

    Jasiminne | Posh, Broke, & Bored

  • I think it’s so strange when people post photos that aren’t theirs, ESPECIALLY if they don’t credit the owner. To me, those photos belong on Tumblr or Pinterest. I see Instagram as much more personal; if there’s a photo on my feed, it’s nice to know that it’s that person’s photo/experience/account.

    Great post.

    coffeeslag

  • missgetaway

    Absolutely love this! Especially the last one – I always make sure to give credit to the people who’s pictures I repost but I see so many people not doing it and tagging it with #unknown.

    Love, kerstin
    http://www.missgetaway.com

  • Great points! Love this post.

    http://www.maggiealamode.com

  • Great tips, I can’t believe people repost without giving the proper credit. Original content is always best 🙂

    http://www.mintnotion.com

  • Lovey Fleming

    So beautiful babe! I am always thrilled when you do your advice columns and appreciate your tips so much! I have tried going minimal lately, and decided that its best to do my own version of it. I love a clean feed and am always quick to judge an account by the quality of the photos.

    See you on the gram!

    xoxo

    http://theindiegirl.com

  • Hele fijne tips! Hoewel ik altijd dezelfde filter gebruik bij vscocam, hebben al mijn foto’s toch steeds weer een andere sfeer en kleur. Best irritant!

  • Good tips. I think Instagram is the best social medium out there!

    http://www.madelienerose.com

  • Thanks for sharing your tips. I shall definitely keep them in mind as I’m posting (I have been known to spam every now and then…. MUST STOP SPAMMING)!

    xx Miss Ali
    AllkindsofFabulous.blogspot.com

  • wow, so helpful. thank you so much!

    http://chocolatyprints.com/

  • hilde

    So true! Especially the spammer.

    xxx
    Hilde

    http://www.survivingcities.com

  • Kim Phi

    Great tips! Especially the spammer and the respost pics!

    http://www.kimphiluong.wordpress.com