It’s time for some Instagram Thurspiration (Thursday Inspiration, yes?). I made a list with 40 amazing Instagram photo ideas to keep you inspired for a month of Instagramming.
As I talked about in my previous post, one of my goals is to post more frequently on social media. So I think this is a perfect opportunity to create (another list) about… You guessed it: Instagram photo ideas. I tried coming up with something that’s suitable for every type of Instagrammer. I hope I succeeded!
Why is it important to plan your posts?
A rookie’s perspective.
Truth be told; I don’t plan my Instagram post. But my Instagram is only mediocre. There’s no consistency to it, and I post whatever I feel like when I feel like. I used to live without a phone meaning I had no way of accessing Instagram. So I guess I missed out on the transformation from posting random stuff with your friends to using it for business purposes and having consistency. Planning an Instagram post seems nuts to me. Instagram posts are supposed to be a fresh picture, not something that’s been lying on hold for a month, right? I have a lot to learn.
To get back on track: Why do you need to plan your posts?
So… I’m not a planner by nature, I can’t come up with a plan and then stick to it. I’m impulsive and can never make up my mind. So what I plan to post for tomorrow isn’t what I’m going to post (tomorrow). Are you with me?
I mean… Have a look at this…
This is terrible. Individually, they’re OK pictures but looking at my feed I feel ashamed and want to delete my pictures. Okay, maybe I’m being pretty harsh on myself right now. Sorry me.
So maybe, a little planning couldn’t hurt.
40 Instagram Photo Ideas
For every type of Instagrammer
- Introduce yourself
- A self-portrait
- An inspirational quote
- What are you working on?
- Something you can’t live without
- Throwback photo
- A quick tip
- Your favorite corner of your home
- What keeps you inspired?
- Your workspace
- Share a recent blog entry
- Outfit of the day
- Before/after picture
- Where are you from?
- Show off something you love
- Polaroid photos
- Something goofy
- Your favorite place
- A “Behind the Scenes”
- Highlight a product or service
- Style a flatlay
- “A day in the life”-shot
- A recommendation
- Take a Boomerang (the Instagram sister app)
- Outfit from above
- A picture of some flowers/a plant
- A travel picture
- Your to-do list
- Your favorite tools
- A question for your followers
- Your pets
- Your current goals
- Current obsessions
- Share your milestones
- Give a sneak peak on something you’re currently working on.
- Time management tips
- Host a challenge
- A “how to”-tutorial
- Make a shout out to someone who inspires you
- Share something you’ve learned recently
These were my post ideas
I tried making them as allround as possible, so it’s suitable for everyone. If you have any other ideas feel free to share them with us in the comments. I can’t possibly be the only one who struggles with coming up with ideas for Instagram (or other social media platforms).