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I have made an Instagram account for my blog and added the corresponding icon to my blog.

Not really sure what to do with it though, since it seems I can only load up photos from my phone and all my blog photos are on my laptop.

The idea of photographing the images on my laptop with my phone and then uploading them to instagram seem ridiculous!

What do you guys do?
 

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I have made an Instagram account for my blog and added the corresponding icon to my blog.

Not really sure what to do with it though, since it seems I can only load up photos from my phone and all my blog photos are on my laptop.

The idea of photographing the images on my laptop with my phone and then uploading them to instagram seem ridiculous!

What do you guys do?
Yeah I hit they problem so I got round it by

Creating header image for my blog post like usual
Copying the photo file to photos on the bottom of my taskbar (am on a Mac btw)
Then using iPhone to upload photo to Instagram and writing blurb promoting blog post around it
 

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@Jon Thanks for that! I have an Android phone and windows laptop so not sure how it would work in my circumstances.

I have just found you on Instagram - your doggy is really cute!
 

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You could simply save all your photos you have on your laptop and then transfer them into your phone using your phone wire? then upload to instagram from your phone and write a caption to explain the photo?
 
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You can use Hootsuite too (can't remember if it's part of their paid or free toolset) but you use your computer to create the image and post you want within Hootsuite - it sends the image and post to your phone via it's app ready for you to click post within the Instagram app.
 
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I'm at 94 followers on Instagram. I've been down to 82 and upto 98 but still not beaten the 100 followers ... yet!
SOON!

Are you just doing static pics or stories as well?

WHO THE HELL HAS TIME FOR STORIES EXCEPT @katykicker !!
 

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I'm at 94 followers on Instagram. I've been down to 82 and upto 98 but still not beaten the 100 followers ... yet!
Out of curiosity I set up an IG account for my dog to see if he could get more followers. It took my a week to get to 100 on his account. And they were awful pics! Keep on joking I'm gonna set up at blog for him and write it from his perspective.
 

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Out of curiosity I set up an IG account for my dog to see if he could get more followers. It took my a week to get to 100 on his account. And they were awful pics! Keep on joking I'm gonna set up at blog for him and write it from his perspective.
Oh god the people who write parenting blogs from the POV of the child do my head in enough!!
 

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Oh god the people who write parenting blogs from the POV of the child do my head in enough!!
Me too! It's why I could never lower myself to do it! Sad thing is I reckon it would probably do quite well financially!
 
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Out of curiosity I set up an IG account for my dog to see if he could get more followers. It took my a week to get to 100 on his account. And they were awful pics! Keep on joking I'm gonna set up at blog for him and write it from his perspective.
Haha imagine the monies you'd make!
 

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Me too! It's why I could never lower myself to do it! Sad thing is I reckon it would probably do quite well financially!
I know. I actually think the dog could earn me more money than I can myself. Part of me is half tempted to try it as I reckon it would do really well....BUT it kind of feels a bit wrong.
 

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Haha imagine the monies you'd make!
You got me thinking and as the domain is only £1.20 at the moment I registered it. May or may not do something with it but the option is there. Not sure if it would be something I would feel happy doing and I would be a bit annoyed if a blog about a dog can make more money than me but at the end of the day money is money lol!
 

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I know the stories can seem a bit boring but they increase the chance of your posts being seen (if your on insta as a business) so if you post a story then later on it will increase the reach.

Also if you get a comment try to reply within an hour of getting the comment, even if its one of the annoying generic blanket responses, still reply to it as insta pics up the engagement and will show your post to more people.

tailwind is a decent program for pinterest and insta, and it also now can do scheduled posts (thank god!) it analyses your feed and engagement and will predict the best time to post, you can run this completely from your laptop. I think there is a free trial at the moment for a couple of weeks. But at least no need to get the pics to your phone..

the more likes you can get within an hour of posting the better as well, so I will literally text friends and family to go like my post, and also let them know about it so they support me by always liking stuff (same on facebook)
 

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