Promoting posts –4 steps
1. Find main picture from blog post
Your blog post should have a picture with a “wow” factor. Find out its name & then upload it into GIMP.
2. Resize image
Use the blog post about the ideal size of an Instagram image. Change image size so that the width-height ratio is 1.91:1.
3. Add photo & text using Uplet
Open Uplet. Click plus sign to add image from point #2 above.
Add text. Often title of blog post followed by a colon & URL will be enough.
Make sure text has TWO hashtags. If you have a rectangular image, click 2 angle brackets like you see in image on right.
THEN & only then click the share button.
4. Add 11 hashtags
You want people to find your image and read your first comment. Study the Instagram Hashtag blog post.
Using the information you get there, add a minimum 11 hashtags to the second comment box. They must all be somehow related to the blog post.
For example, I had an Instagram comment with a blog post about having the right size of an Instagram image. These are the 11+ hashtags: #Instagram #image #InstagramImage #InstagramImageSize #photo #image #ImageSize #WebDesign #SocialMedia #SocialMediaTip #Marketing #SMM #DigitalMarketing #SocialMediaMarketing.