My Instagram poll results were overwhelmingly in favor of this post over “Petite Styling Tips,” so you’ll see that one later this week~

Since I’ve been growing my Instagram [@xoninackim], I’ve been keeping track of my most FAQs and I wanted to share some practical tips you can use that are simple and effective.

*Keep in mind that people have differing opinions about what works & what doesn’t, so really, my overarching #1 TIP is to experiment, analyze, and work, work, work.


YOUR STORY

☆ Always keep your story active, which means you should post at least 1 story every 24 hours.

☆ Tag your location & use hashtags at least once a day.  (A lot of people say this doesn’t help, but my numbers always show that it does, and if anything, there is zero downside to doing this, so why not? 🤷🏻‍♀️)

☆ A lot of people overlook their stories, and I’ve met some of the coolest people because of stories I’ve posted.  It’s a more real-time look into our daily lives over our curated feeds and people relate to that.


COMMENTS

☆ Comment back to every single comment, especially within the first hour of posting a photo on your feed and use at least 4–5 words, not including emojis.

(There is a lot of debate over whether Instagram’s algorithms count anything less than 4 or 5 words as “real engagement,” so again, since it doesn’t hurt, I always try to respond back with something more than just “thanks” or a heart emoji.)


DMs

☆ Respond to your DMs, minus the creepy ones.  Not only does this boost your engagement level in the algorithm, but it gives you the opportunity to create meaningful connections.


ONE INTERACTION

☆ Have at least one genuine interaction a day, outside of the “you’re pretty” ~ “thanks girl” interactions.

☆ For me, these generally come in the form of a random DM or response to a story I posted, or me responding to someone else’s story, then carrying on an actual conversation about food, working out, preparing to go to law school, etc.


That’s all for today, folks.  I hope you found these tidbits helpful!

XO NINA
@xoninackim