Sharing of your blog posts to Instagram is one of the confusing stuff to do as a blogger. We all know that Instagram is all about pictures, videos, write-ups, and your content seem to be only about written articles, this could be difficult to accomplish considering the nature of the social media website we are dealing with.
We all know how easy it is to share our content on other social media giants like Facebook, Twitter, Reddit and so on but here it seems a bit odd.
Why Should Bloggers use Instagram?
Considering the points above there’s no need then to consider Instagram since it doesn’t give you the opportunity to share your links like others. Since it’s all about selfies, family photos, stories and the rest of them, then why bother? There’s one thing to note about Instagram, it has over 500 million active users which places it above other social media giants and that’s why it should be among your priorities.
Limitations of Instagram for Bloggers
Each of your updates gives you the opportunity to add a video or picture and then text, but the links added to text isn’t clickable. You can only add a link in the bio section of your profile or business page. Now who has the time to read your new updates and head back to your bio to click on the link in the bio, that isn’t easy you know.
Here’s the truth, people do click on the link in your bio and survey has shown that they spend more time to read your articles and even click on other articles in your blog. Why will they spend more time on your blog, it’s because they really want to read that article for them to scroll back up to your bio it must have been very interesting to them.
That’s our main topic of discussion but here’s the little problem bloggers encounter, which is the lack of ability to share your posts on Instagram, unlike Pinterest that has a share button Instagram doesn’t.
First Step: Download the Image in the article to your phone
The desktop version of Instagram doesn’t allow you to add a new post so you have to transfer the image from your PC to your phone. The easiest way to do this is by opening the post using your mobile phone and then download the image by clicking and holding the image, then select Save.
Second Step: Sharing of your image to Instagram
To share your blog image on your Instagram page, launch the Instagram app, tap on the ”+” icon and select “Gallery” select the image you want then tap “Next” add some filters if you wish, tap Next and add the description and then tag people if you wish. You can also share the posts on your Facebook page and Twitter but I don’t think of any use since you have already shared it through other ways.
How To Share your posts automatically on Instagram
There are now websites that offer this service and it’s quite cool. We have the following;