Instagram Crushes

Spruce up your Instagram feed with a few new follows! Here are a few accounts that have caught my eye and attention.

Growing up we hear about crushes starting in first or second grade. Well, I have some Instagram crushes! Who doesn’t though?

I have enjoyed stepping up my Instagram game a little bit since last fall, part of which is following more people. One feature I am really enjoying is Instagram Stories, although it is similar to Snapchat; I feel like Instagram Stories is a great way to connect with more people since Snapchat is a more friend-to-friend social media platform.

Here are my current Instagram crushes:

@thehayleycakes

…is utter perfection! Just look at that lettering. Mixed into the slew of cute cookies are videos of the “decorating process.” The videos are an addiction, and you get sucked into watching a bunch of them. These cookies just make me so happy when they find their way onto my feed. Check out their website here! They also have an Etsy shop, which is dangerous. Did I mention they also make gluten free goodies, too?

@caraloren

…is the ultimate fitness guru and mom to two! I don’t keep up with her blog, but I sure do enjoy her posts and stories. Between her unboxing, traveling and super cute, adorable boys, her stories give me my kid fix! Check out her blog here!

@hallmark

…is my daily inspiration. Feeling down and blue? Not after looking at an adorable Hallmark post! I often get so caught up in social media and the instant gratification of emails, that I forget how easy it is to jot down a note and stick it in the mail. Seeing Hallmark’s Instagram posts remind me to send that long overdue thank you note or just a “Hi. Hello, Friend” card to someone that I’ve neglected to reach out to. I will definitely be looking for this card the next time I’m around Hallmark cards!

Who are your current Instagram crushes? I’d love to know!

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Social butterfly

Setting goals to be more social…on social media.

 

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My lacking Instagram feed.

 

When I was in middle school, I distinctly remember writing a poem about my mother. I titled it “Social Butterfly.”

It went something along the lines of:
Social butterfly
Flying high up in the sky
Making her presence known, to all who stand by

Beyond those three lines, I can’t say I remember much else. However, I do know that my social presence is lacking, whether it be in where I am or what I’m posting on social media.

My Facebook feed is semi-populated; however, it’s full of articles I’ve written. Read what I write here!

Instagram-I’ve posted three times in the last four months.

Twitter-The last thing I remember tweeting was for my job when I was covering an event.

But, if there is one piece of life advice I know about in today’s technological focused world: I need to have a social presence, a strongish social presence that is well represented. So, in order to help up my social presence, I have come up with a plan:

  1. Take 10-20 minutes a week to think about what social interests I believe my friends/followers should be aware of.
  2. Find three stimulating articles or human interest pieces to analyze and share.
  3. Post them with at least 1-2 days between, as to not become too obnoxious.

In time, I feel like this will help me post more on Facebook and Twitter, as well as help my friends/followers broaden their own minds and hopefully think outside of their own boxes.

Instagram, that is another story. I think I need help in that department, coming up with a solid plan. Accepting suggestions!

What do you do to be more social on social media?