Where to Go for Inspiration for Instagram Posts?On March 9, 2023 by Bryan Campbell
Have you exhausted all possible Instagram post topics? Repeating yourself and never moving forward? We also all know that the Instagram algorithm cruelly cuts down on views, likes, and comments when a user suddenly stops posting. Using pre-made lists of ideas from Google and calling it a day is a common fast fix to help keep the account alive and the audience intrigued. Think of how many blogs and websites have already been dedicated to the themes covered by these lists. Because of this, it’s getting increasingly difficult to elicit a response from one’s audience when discussing such tired issues.
Do you have any idea what may really help you while making Instagram posts? No, I won’t be taking a walk in the park to find some mystical source of inspiration. There are a number of tried-and-true strategies for generating fresh ideas for topics, and the greatest part is that they are a bottomless well from which you may draw again and again. You may use them to plan out two to three months’ worth of Instagram content in a single day. Are you intrigued? These methods will help you generate interesting and original posts for your Instagram feed.
Find discussion comments
Using cutting-edge methods from the get-go probably isn’t necessary while you’re on the prowl for intriguing themes. Just by delving into the fundamentals, you may unearth a wealth of information. In particular, the feedback you receive on Instagram may be a great source of inspiration for future posts. Inquire as to the questions being asked and the attention being paid by the people that follow and visit your profile.
Do a poll of your customers/followers
If scanning comments hasn’t elicited any responses, try addressing the group squarely. Instagram allows you to quickly and easily poll your audience on what they value and what they want to see next. The Question sticker is a good place to start if you’re not sure what to write about. With the Quiz and Poll stickers, you can continue to engage your followers and learn what they value most, even if you’ve had several requests to discuss the same themes. Let the listeners decide what comes up next by casting a vote or making a prediction. In the event that you’re not a fan of using stickers, you can always resort to good ol’ Google Forms, which also let you to ask more complex queries and receive in-depth responses.
There is a far higher probability of receiving helpful comments from clients if your company is not just web-based and you can meet with them in person. Have your management keep track of the inquiries from potential customers so you may address them in future Instagram posts.
Learn from your Instagram rivals
There’s no use in starting from scratch when you can see what other Instagram accounts are doing and model your own strategy after theirs. Don’t rush through reading their comments; take your time to get a sense of what’s generating the greatest interest. Examine how your postings differ from theirs and take note of any ideas you may adapt and use. The most popular postings sometimes have similar characteristics; for example, they may all pose an open-ended inquiry to the community. You may learn from the strategies of your rivals’ most popular posts and use those strategies to improve your own.
Once you have gathered all of the useful data for your future articles, you may attract the active readership of your rivals by drawing attention away from them and onto your account.
Surf online discussion groups for a specific subject
Instagram followers are usually interested in articles that explain how to fix a certain issue. Our innate curiosity about how things work has long since translated into the way we use social media. To find answers to common “how-to” queries, for instance, more people turn to YouTube than to Google. That makes sense, though, because pictures are far simpler to absorb and implement than written ones. Instagram is no different; just look around and you’ll see how many food and cosmetic lesson videos there are, and how popular they are. Making content that educates your audience doesn’t need advanced skills in graphic design or video production. The point is to identify material that is relevant to your business and that you can expand upon to provide your readers more information and advice on how to do a certain task.
While searching for the themes on forums takes more time than other methods, it becomes effective not only in providing a pleasing number of ideas for Instagram posts, but also in providing a whole lot of material to put in the actual posts themselves. Some of the best explanatory and instructional writing may be gleaned from forum posts due to the wide range of sources and viewpoints that can be used. For starters, you may use a service like Quora to get questions and answers on any topic you can think of by Googling a few appropriate categories or keywords.
Do a keyword search
Doing a search using pertinent keywords is another method for learning about the interests of your target Instagram audience. The first step is to select 5-10 keywords that are directly associated with your company (which you most probably already know and use in your captions). The next step is to do keyword research, which may be done with Google or a more sophisticated SEO tool like Ahrefs.
Just by entering your keywords one at a time, you will be presented with a list of other searches that are similar to yours. By browsing them, you may find out what’s trending in your profession and what areas haven’t received enough attention. Fill in the blanks and gain a wider Instagram following by taking advantage of this opportunity.