Wednesday, 25 April 2018

11 Ways to Promote a Blog Post



During my last ten week course, Social Media for Writers and Bloggers at Richmond and Hillcroft Adult Community College, I put a slide together for my students on how to promote a blog post, which gave me the idea to write a post on the subject. This post may be useful if you're new to blogging and social media or if you've been blogging for a while and you're looking for ways to get more page views.

Social media promotion is essential for driving traffic to blogs, especially early on when the blog is unlikely to come up in a Google search. Most of my page views are via Facebook (through groups or a post boosted on a page-see more below), Twitter; and Google searches-but both of my blogs have been around for a while now, so that's more likely to happen with time.

Firstly, write an engaging blog post, i.e., one that someone would want to read. With my neetswriter blog (on writing), I always try to make the post about the reader as well as myself, and the aim of my neetsmarketing posts, as you’ll know if you follow this blog is to provide useful information. Try to find a different angle on a subject that everyone blogs about and use a succinct title which will grab attention and entice-you can ask a question, or posts with numbers work well too.

Think about how you can encourage someone to click through to your blog rather than all the others being promoted on social media. There’s more info in this post, 9 Ways to Engage a Blog Audience, and there are links to other posts at the end (including to those explaining what to do when you are a guest or host on a blog).

Remember to word the promotion of your blog post differently, depending on the platform. When you have more space, you may want to go into more detail and some platforms or Facebook groups/online forums may be more chatty and informal than others.

1.Twitter:




When you publish a blog post, tweet the link immediately, using wording which encourages clicks through to your post, and ideally with a suitable graphic or photo from the post. Videos can be used too (more on graphics and videos below). And of course use hashtags. Research hashtags relating to the subject of your post, and there are blog sharing hashtags too. Find out more in my post, What are Hashtags, Why Use Them, and How?

Think about your audience, and set up tweets for other time zones apart from your own, where relevant.

Tweet at least once a day for a week (more on the first day), at different times using different wording and hashtags (you can vary photos and graphics), then every now and again after that. I save versions of my blog post tweets (as well as other promo tweets) so I can copy and paste them into Twitter or Tweetdeck when I need them.

If someone sets up a tweet linking to your post, do retweet it. This helps them and you. If the sharing buttons on your blog don't produce a tweet with your username, you can search for the title of the post to pick up who is tweeting about your blog, or better set up a column in Tweetdeck (or similar platform) with the url of the post.



2.Facebook:

Facebook profile:
Facebook profile




Post on your personal Facebook profile, although don’t expect to get much engagement here. It depends on the topic of the post and whether your Facebook friends are particularly interested in it as Facebook doesn't usually put posts with links high up in the News Feed. You'll probably get more engagement if you set the post up to be viewed by Public (rather than Friends). This also makes the post shareable which is important. Don't forget, if you usually post to Friends only, and you want to make links to blog posts Public, check the setting on your next post-as often Facebook assumes you want the same again.

Facebook profile: tagging Emma Darwin, Overcoming the Social Media Fear #amwriting
Sometimes blog links posted on Facebook profiles get hardly any engagement at all. However, with a popular post, this can change. My recent neetswriter post about the The Write Stuff gained more attention than usual on my profile-although still not much-because lots of my Facebook friends followed what happened on the day.

If you have a guest or are a guest and you tag the other person, this can make the post go further on a personal profile, especially if that person opts to add the post to their timeline.

Post from my neetsmarketing Facebook Page


Facebook page:

If you have a Facebook page, post the link to your blog there. It’s unusual to get much engagement on a Facebook page though unless you have a big following already (i.e., lots of Likes and regular engagement), or unless you pay to boost a post, or to create an ad via Ads Manager. I boost all of my blog posts on my Facebook pages. If you make a graphic for a Facebook post to boost, use the Text Overlay Tool (you are only allowed a small amount of text) as otherwise it won't work.

Facebook groups:

If you’re a member of any Facebook groups, post the link to your blog in the groups where you think members will be most interested-and always remember to check rules with Facebook groups which are usually at the top in a pinned post. Some groups don’t allow any promo, or only at certain times.

It’s not good form to post links in groups and run if you don’t interact or show interest in news from others the rest of the time. If there are common members in your groups, try to avoid posting in each group one after the other. Leave a bit of time between each posting (and you don't have to post in all groups you're a member of), otherwise when these common members log into Facebook, they'll see your post in several places all at once (especially if you're friends and they've liked your page as well). This can give the impression that you are a bit too present, which isn't always good on social media.

If someone shares your post to their profile or page (you can't always view where the post has been shared to, depending on privacy settings), do click through via [3 shares]:



and like or love the post and thank for sharing. It's always good to say thank you on social media when you can, and this adds to the engagement which is likely to take the post further (i.e., Facebook shows it higher up in the News Feed):





3.Instagram:

You have a few choices with Instagram: photo, graphic, screenshot, stories. You can use more than one option.

Links aren't clickable in Instagram, so it's common to put 'link in bio', and amend the link in your bio to a new blog post. The link in my bio is for my website which has tabs for my blogs, so I usually put 'link in bio, writing blog tab', or 'link in bio, social media blog tab'.

Don't forget to use hashtags. Find out more about hashtags and Instagram in the posts I've linked to at the end.

i) Use a photo from the post. I used to do this, but now use a graphic or screenshot instead. The reason for this is that I found myself re-posting photos I'd used already (as I often use my most popular Instagram photos in blog posts), and it wasn't obvious without looking at the text that I was linking to a blog post. It's still better than not posting on Instagram at all though.

ii) Create a graphic especially sized for Instagram using a photo from the post.

Instagram post for What's Your Writing Routine? (via neetswriter)



iii) Screenshot a part of the post on your phone/tablet so the text comes out at the right size-this can be the beginning of the post, or a part which you think sells the post.

Instagram: screenshot of opening to blog post, Staying Motivated When #amwriting a Novel

iv) Instagram Stories:

Instagram Stories take a while to put together at first, but are growing in popularity, and they are effective, as your profile appears at the top. Your story may not appear on the left (ideal place) initially, but once certain users engage with your stories, they're more likely to appear on the left when those users login to Instagram. You could use a few photos from your blog post to create an Instagram story, and add text and stickers etc too. There's a lot of useful info re Instagram Stories in this article via CNET, Everything You Need to Master Instagram Stories.

One of the students on my course, Social Media for Writers and Bloggers at Richmond and Hillcroft Adult Community College, Alessandra Cervetti creates wonderful Instagram stories to promote her blog, and the rest of the time too. Her photos are also amazing. See more here @pennaaspillo.

Instagram profile for @pennaaspillo

4.Google +:

It’s worth sharing all of your content on Google + as it increases the likelihood of this content coming up in Google searches.

5.Online Forums:

If you’re a member of any forums (e.g., Yahoo etc) where there is the opportunity to promote your stuff, then it’s worth posting a link to your blog (if the rules of the forum allow it).

6.Photos and Graphics:

Usually my neetswriter blog posts include a bit about what I’ve been doing-e.g., going on spring walks, visiting art galleries and country houses; taking part in The Write Stuff at The London Book Fair, being interviewed on Brooklands Radio. I post photos as I go on Instagram and use them in blog posts; and if I have to choose between lots of photos, I pick the most popular ones. I’ve mentioned before on this blog that Instagram is a great testing ground for photos-to see what works and what doesn’t. If a photo really takes off use it to promote a blog post! A recent example is the photo of me holding a microphone, with the agents standing behind me, just before I pitched at The Write Stuff, The London Book Fair, which got 100+ likes on Instagram.

Instagram photo from The Write Stuff at The London Book Fair
Over the past few months, I’ve created graphics to go with my blog posts, and they work well. I create graphics in different sizes for Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using Canva.com, but there are other apps you can use.

7.Other Social Media Platforms: 


Pinterest board for neetsmarketing posts
If you are on Pinterest and LinkedIn, it’s worth adding the link to your blog post on these platforms too if you have time. I'm seeing more authors post on LinkedIn, but still it’s nowhere near as busy as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for authors.

LinkedIn post for Sue Moorcroft on Using Facebook Live


I keep hearing that Reddit is the next big thing, so will be interested to see what happens. Find out more in this article via Social Media Today (20 April 2018), 'Reddit Now Has as Many Active Users as Twitter and Far Higher Engagement Rates', and note that Instagram is no.2 after Facebook on the list of major platforms in order of monthly active users. Also that Reddit is on a par with Twitter as no.3.

8.Newsletter

If you have a newsletter, include your recent blog posts in it somewhere.

9.Video:

If you’re brave enough, you could make a quick video about your blog post, and use the video to promote it on social media. Or you could make a video of something relating to the post. Videos get a lot of attention on social media.

Joanna Penn does this well. Here's an example, Comparisonitis Or "Everyone Else is Better Than Me" 

10. Sharing buttons:

I added 'proper' sharing buttons to my neetsmarketing website and blogs last year, and find them really effective. If a button shows that a post has been shared on Facebook 200+ times, it gives the post credibility and others are more likely to share. I use Shareaholic, but there are lots of options.

11.Link in bios:

Don’t forget to include the link to your blog in bios, where possible. If you only have one option-e.g., on Twitter, you may want to include the link to your website or latest Amazon buy link instead.

That’s it!-will update if I think of anything else. Now, I guess I should go and use some of these ways to go and promote this post...See what I've been up to below:

Me arriving at Brooklands Radio
My recent interview on Brooklands Radio:

Last Tuesday (17 April 2018), Jackie Mitchell interviewed me as part of the Just Women Show on Brooklands Radio. It was a lot of fun and I enjoyed meeting the other guests, Petrina Johnson and Victoria Dorman.

L-R: Petrina Johnson, Victoria Dorman, me (Anita Chapman) with host, Jackie Mitchell at front
In the interview, I talk about my former commuting life, writing, my experience of being a finalist in The Write Stuff at The London Book Fair (from 3:20), my courses; and Jackie asked a few questions about social media. I have to say, it’s different answering questions on the spot compared to having chance to think about them, and there’s a lot more to say about social media than I said here! Anyway, the link is here, in case you’d like to listen:

Other posts:

9 Ways to Engage a Blog Audience
16 Ways for Writers to Use Instagram
19 Tips on How to be the Ideal Blog Guest
12 Tips on How to be the Ideal Blog Host
What are Hashtags, Why Use Them, and How?
Sue Moorcroft on Using Facebook Live (recent guest post)
What's Your #amwriting Journey? (neetswriter post about The Write Stuff)

My recent guest post, via Emma Darwin:
Overcoming the Social Media Fear

About me (Anita Chapman):


I'm a freelance social media manager with clients in the world of books. I run my own one day social media courses for writers in London and York (28 April, 19 May, 6 October 2018), and I'm a tutor at Richmond and Hillcroft Adult Community College (Surrey), where I run Social Media for Writers and Bloggers courses  #neetsrhacc (next course starts 7 June 2018). Find out more with booking info via my website. You can follow me on Twitter @neetsmarketing, Instagram @neetswriter, and my neetsmarketing Facebook page is here.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Sue Moorcroft on Using Facebook Live


Bestselling author, Sue Moorcroft has taken part in a few Facebook Live videos recently, and I invited Sue to write a guest post about her experiences. I've known Sue for a few years and we often chat on social media. I'm also a member of Sue's fantastic street team. Sue has been a guest on this blog (and on my neetswriter blog) previously, and I've linked to the other posts at the end. Thank you, Sue for visiting with another really informative post, and over to you!

Sue Moorcroft on Using Facebook Live as a promo tool:

I’ve been involved with four Facebook Live (FBL) videos — all different and mostly fun. Engagement ranged from 488 views to 2.4k. Here’s a summary:

Alone in my study


Hosted on: my Facebook page, facebook.com/SueMoorcroftAuthor
Views: 488
Purpose: launching a new book. Device: desktop computer

With author Bella Osborne at the News Building, London


Hosted on: the Facebook page of Avon Books UK, the imprint of HarperCollins that publishes my books
Views: 1.7k
Purpose: talking about our latest books (both summer). Device: smart phone

With author Maggie Sullivan at the News Building, London


Hosted on: the Facebook page of HarperCollins UK
Views: 2.4k
Purpose: talking about our latest books (both Christmas). Device: smart phone

With Jo Askew at Icarus Falconry, Holdenby House, Northampton. Special guest: Lily the barn owl


Hosted on: my Facebook page, facebook.com/SueMoorcroftAuthor
Views: 498
Purpose: Ben in The Little Village Christmas looks after a rescue owl. Jo and Icarus helped me with the research and invited me to their premises for joint promo. Device: smart phone

How did these experiences compare?

Alone in my study was my first ever Facebook Live and I approached it with trepidation. The digital media manager at Avon Books UK talked me through the process before I went ahead. I received a lot of questions and comments but I’m sure I came across as a rabbit in the headlights. I didn’t find it a particularly natural process, although I’m usually happy at events or on the radio and have been interviewed on camera. Not knowing where to look and talking to myself felt foreign in comparison.

With author Bella Osborne at the News Building, London was a big improvement. Bella and I are friends, both writing for Avon. The team at Avon set the whole thing up for us and organised the flow of questions. Because we talked to each other it felt natural, and I think the product was better. Because Avon has a wider reach on its Facebook Page than I do, we got great engagement. It was fun. It meant a trip to London - a plus for me, but not for everybody perhaps.

With author Maggie Sulllivan at the News Building, London was a repeat of the above positive experience. Maggie is published directly by HarperCollins UK and their reach is even greater than Avon’s, so the viewing figure was larger still.

With Jo Askew at Icarus Falconry, Holdenby House, Northampton. I was beginning to see possibilities for FBL by now! Jo and I chatted about The Little Village Christmas and owls while manager Tom Morath filmed us on my phone. Engagement was more modest but it was another great experience.


 What do you need for a Facebook Live video?

   A Facebook page to host. The more followers that page has, the greater your engagement is likely to be.
   A device such as a computer, tablet or phone, that has a camera and the capability of connecting to Facebook on the Internet.
   A stable internet connection so you don’t vanish ahead of schedule or break up.


 My tips:

   Advertise the FBL ahead on all your social media channels. Mention the time you’ll be live and provide a link to the relevant Facebook page. Say how long you’ll be live. Ask people to have their questions ready. If you can get your publisher/agent/anyone else with a large social media platform to do the same, do it.
   Schedule social media posts to go out at the time you know you’ll be live to say something such as ‘I’m live now over on XXX. Come on over! Ask me something fun’.
   Plan ahead. Do you want to use props? Or something to talk about if there’s a lull in the questions? Have what you need within easy reach.
   Look good! Think about hair, clothes, make-up (if you wear it). Maybe dress up - a sun hat for a summer book or a Santa hat for a Christmas book, for eg.
   During the FBL, keep inviting the audience to ask questions in the comments section. Say the question aloud before you answer, so everybody knows what you’re talking about.
   Make it fun for those watching. Try not to be too solemn.
   If something goes wrong, laugh it off. FBL isn’t meant to be too polished and a dropped prop doesn’t matter.
   If you can get someone else involved to operate the device, it can help.
   If you’re going to FBL when there are others around, tell them what’s going on. You don’t want one of your loved ones barging into your study to talk to you while you’re broadcasting. Especially if they tend to chill at home in their underwear. Or birthday suit.
   Remember that if you swear a lot of people could hear you!
   Sharing an FBL with someone you know and trust can feel more natural than being alone.

A couple more thoughts:

   Facebook Live is a free service. There might be connected costs though, such as travelling to a venue.
   The video remains on the Facebook page even when you’ve finished the live broadcast so you can continue to use it for promo.

A quick overview of what to do:

Fancy doing an FBL of your own? It’s quite easy. Go to your Facebook page. Click on Start a live video.




You may need to allow FB to use your camera and microphone.




Then fill in the relevant boxes. This is an opportunity to hook people in.


When you’re ready, click Go Live. A countdown appears on the screen and then … Go! You’re live. Talk! Smile! Watch the comments section for questions.

When you’re ready to end, say goodbye and click End Broadcast.

That’s it! Now, that wasn’t hard, was it?

I can’t guarantee book sales but it’s a great way to engage with readers and be accessible to them which, to me, can only be a good thing.

Good luck!

Anita: Thank you, Sue for taking the time to write this wonderful post, which will be very helpful to anyone thinking about dipping their toe into the scary world of Facebook Live! Find out more about Sue below:



Sue Moorcroft is a Sunday Times and international bestselling author and has reached the coveted #1 spot on Amazon Kindle. She’s won the Readers’ Best Romantic Novel award and the Katie Fforde Bursary, and has been nominated on several other occasions, including for the Romantic Novel of the Year Awards.

Her short stories, serials, columns, writing ‘how to’ and courses have appeared all over the world.
Twitter  @suemoorcroft
Instagram @SueMoorcroftAuthor
Google+ +SueMoorcroftAuthor 
LinkedIn suemoorcroft

Other posts on this blog:

Other guest posts by Sue Moorcroft:

About me (Anita Chapman):


I'm a freelance social media manager with clients in the world of books. I run my own one day social media courses for writers in London and York (28 April, 19 May, 6 October 2018), and I'm a tutor at Richmond and Hillcroft Adult Community College (Surrey), where I run 10 week courses, Social Media for Writers and Bloggers #neetsrhacc (next course starts 26 April 2018). Find out more with booking info via my website. You can follow me on Twitter @neetsmarketing, Instagram @neetswriter, and my neetsmarketing Facebook page is here

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

16 Ways for Writers to Use Instagram



Instagram is the fastest growing social platform with more than 800 million monthly active users and 500 million plus daily active users (with 250 million being for Instagram Stories), meaning Instagram is well ahead of Snapchat in terms of users. And it's easy and fun to use. Find out more re the stats here, (also compared to rival Snapchat), via CNBC and Mashable.

Instagram is less demanding than Twitter and Facebook, with hardly any need to keep an eye on notifications, and it doesn't eat as much time. If you've already mastered Twitter and Facebook, Instagram is a doddle in comparison.

With Instagram, you can (almost) post and walk away. I still use Instagram during social media breaks (school hols). Now and again, someone may comment on an Instagram post, and I 'like' (where appropriate), and reply to that comment but there's less urgency than with Twitter and Facebook. Instagram is a handy testing ground for photos too, and I use those with the highest number of likes elsewhere.

You are likely to find people on Instagram who aren't on Twitter and Facebook (or who you wouldn't be friends with on Facebook), so it's a way to reach more readers.

I have blogged about Instagram before in relation to events and hashtags, (links to those posts at the end). This is more of a general post which covers the basics, and a bit more; inspired by questions asked on my courses.

1.Posting a photo:
Set up an account by downloading the app or you can set up an account on your computer. You post photos using a phone or tablet, and content is mostly instant, happening now. If you don't want to give away where you are when you're there, post after you leave a location. You can edit photos re brightness, contrast etc and add a filter. Where possible, add a location-there's no need to turn on Location Services to do this. It's possible to post more than one photo at a time, although I rarely do this. See 3.Brand and Following for more on what to post.

2.Use hashtags:
Hashtags are important on Instagram, and you can use a lot of them (unlike on Twitter, where I'd only use two max). See my post on hashtags for more info, and examples: What are Hashtags, Why Use Them, and How?

You can now follow hashtags on Instagram (only since the end of 2017) which is a useful development, although Instagram will show you the most popular posts under the hashtag first, ie those which often have hundreds of likes, so it's not usually a way to find new followers (as these users are unlikely to follow back). However, it's a great way to see how to use Instagram well, and you're likely to be inspired by some of the amazing ideas found under popular hashtags such as #currentlyreading.

Here's an article via Social Media Today on following hashtags.

3.Brand and Following:
Use photos of where your book is set and add related hashtags to your posts. Think about your brand, taking photos of what is associated with your book such as food, shoes, hats, furniture, paintings. During the week of a book release, you could post a daily series of photos on Instagram related to your book. Photos from around the house of pets, cooking/baking, flowers and crafty things always go down well, and are a way to raise your profile and gain followers (if you use the right hashtags). Pictures of coffee, cake and a notebook or laptop with #amwriting are usually a hit too. Post photos of what you're reading-either one book or a TBR pile with all the reading hashtags.



Follow authors, writers, potential readers, librarians, book bloggers, others who are interested in subjects and themes from your books etc. I've spent a few years building my brand online as a writer for that day if/when I get a book published-posting photos of places and things related to what I write about.
Now I teach at Richmond and Hillcroft Adult Community College, Richmond has become part of my brand, so I take scenic photos when I get the chance, using relevant hashtags. This helps to raise my profile in the community around Richmond.



4.Take selfies (of you, and with others):
Selfies work well, and usually get a lot of engagement. Take them on the way to, and at events; on your own, and with others. Your followers want to know what you look like, and it means people recognise you when they see you!



5.Video and Boomerang:
Video is being used more on social media. You can see the number of views and who has viewed.

A post shared by Anita Chapman (@neetswriter) on

You can mute videos easily if for example people are talking in the background (useful if you have children!).


Boomerang can be effective-I've seen a few posts with the opening and closing of a book, and many other clever ideas.

6.Tagging others:
This works well if you visit a place and tag it (using the correct username)-eg a restaurant or pub, museum, country house etc. Usually their social media manager will like the post, increasing engagement and potential reach. Tagging a product works in the same way.



Note that if you share a post to Twitter, usernames are sometimes different (a reason for you to keep your usernames the same where possible)-See 8.Sharing to Facebook and Twitter.

7.Like (where appropriate) and reply to comments: 
Because it's polite, that person is more likely to comment again, and doing this (like with all social media) increases engagement and potential reach. ie the post may be shown to more people. See my React, Reply, Reciprocate post.

8.Sharing to Facebook and Twitter:
This will help your Instagram post go further with minimum effort. Sharing to Facebook does get engagement (Facebook owns Instagram) and is a time-saver if you're in a hurry. However, I've found that posting a photo directly to Facebook usually gets more engagement than sharing the photo from Instagram. This photo from a trip to Siena, Italy is shared from Instagram to Facebook, but I'm sure (from playing around with other photos) that if I'd posted it directly to Facebook, the post would have received even more engagement.



As mentioned above (under 6.Tagging Others), when you share an Instagram post to Twitter, the username of anyone tagged may be different on Twitter. Also, the photo itself isn't shared to Twitter, just a link to the photo on Instagram. Instagram posts shared to Twitter don't seem to get much engagement. You're better off posting the photo directly to Twitter with words and hashtags to go with it. One benefit I've found from sharing the occasional Instagram post to Twitter, is that it's brought me Instagram followers over from Twitter. I now include my Instagram username in the bios for both Twitter accounts (@neetsmarketing and @neetswriter) too.

There is a way to get the photo to share to Twitter from Instagram by creating an IFTTT Applet. It's easy to create an Applet, which means that whenever you include a specified hashtag in your Instagram post, it's automatically shared to Twitter with the photo. Again, I've tried this and found it didn't do that much-but I've seen it work for those who are big on Instagram and who post frequently. Find out more here: IFTTT

9.Creating Graphics:
You can create Instagram posts in, for example Canva (there are other apps), which works well for book events, blog tours, blog posts etc. Here's one I made recently for a post on my neetswriter blog about writing routines. Instagram doesn't have clickable links (unless you pay for an ad), but you can amend the link in your bio, and say 'link in bio'. I usually say 'link in bio/writing blog tab' etc, keeping the url as my website.
You can screenshot the first part of a blog post.

10. When to Use Repost for Instagram:

This is the Instagram equivalent of retweeting, and it doesn't happen often.

A few organisations repost, for example, if a visitor posts a good photo, then they may repost with #repost tagging the original user.

For an author, you could repost a post by your publisher about your book, or one by a blog tour organiser. If unsure, always ask permission before reposting.

To repost: you can download the Repost for Instagram app, then see this article via Sprout Social-scroll down to 'How to Regram Through Repost for Instagram'.



11.Followers and Likes on Instagram:
With this app, you can manage following numbers by seeing who isn't following back, and who unfollowed you. You can then easily pick up users who follow, then unfollow once you've followed back (just like on Twitter!).

12.Private accounts:
You can make your posts private in Instagram, but if you're trying to build your profile as a writer/author, your reach will be very limited.



13.Stories: 
The advantage of these is that they appear at the top, so you're increasing visibility. However, they take a bit of time to put together, and disappear after 24 hours. 

Stories can't be 'liked', but you can see who has viewed.

You can add text to make them more interesting.

Useful after an event or book launch.

There's a lot of useful info re Instagram Stories in this article via CNET, Everything You Need to Master Instagram Stories.



14.Sponsored posts:
You can pay to sponsor posts on Instagram (like with Facebook ads), but you have to convert to a business profile-which can look less personal. 

Alternatively, you can create Instagram ads linked to your Facebook Page (rather than your Instagram account). More info here

15.Face Filters:
Instagram followed Snapchat by introducing these. They don't work on all devices yet, but here's how to use face filters on Instagram

16.Apps for Instagram:
I've mentioned Canva above, but there's also Layout and there are many more. Go to top 25 Instagram apps via Sprout Social for a detailed list.

That's it! You can follow me on Instagram @neetswriter.

My other posts which mention Instagram:

I work as a Freelance Social Media Manager with clients in the world of books, and run my own one day courses in London and York. Recently, I started teaching a ten week course at Richmond and Hillcroft Adult and Community College. Find out more via my website.

There is one place left on my Social Media Course for Writers in London, 19 May 2018, and there is another course on 6 October 2018 (early bird until 23 May).