Instagram is a great place to post photos of yourself, but let’s get real. That gets old. You don’t want to see pictures of people all the time, though you do enjoy them now and then. Chances are that others feel the same way. But don’t worry because you can update your Instagram account with tons of photos that are things other than your lovely face. Don’t stop posting selfies, just tone it down a bit and mix it up with these great ideas.
1 Your Adorable and Quirky Pet Dog, Cat, Bird, Hedgehog…
Instagram is a great place to share photos of your strange pet. Think about Grumpy Cat. His photos have gone viral. Same with Tuna the Chiweenie. Do you have a pet that has a quirky facial feature or a weird habit of sleeping in strange places? Take advantage of that and make your pet an Instagram megastar.
2 That Fabulous Meal You Ordered at the Restaurant Last Night
There’s debate about whether posting food pics is annoying or not. If you fall into the latter category, how about making a habit of posting yummy meals that you got to try. This might be the ones you have at a restaurant or the ones you make for yourself at home. You just might inspire someone to learn how to cook!
3 The Progress on Your Home Renovation Project
Are you undergoing a project that you are super proud of? How about giving the blow by blow on your Instagram account? You can share the progress of your kitchen redo or your bathroom upgrade with your followers. This is a fun way to showcase your talents and also get tips and hints as you go from people who have been where you have been before.
4 Quotes from People Who Inspire You and Make You a Happy Person
When all else fails, share a quote that will make people think and feel. There are perfect quotes for every situation under the sun and with the rise in technology, there is no shortage of places to find them. A simple Google search will likely give you more than enough fodder for your Instagram account.
5 Hilarious Memes That You Run across during Your Day
Sometimes I’ll be searching for something and I’ll stumble across a meme that is just too funny not to share. When this happens to you, slap that meme on Instagram right away. You can make yourself smile while also getting belly laughs from your followers. What kind of memes are your favorites?
6 That Video You Made of the Kids Being Adorable
Did you know that you can post videos to Instagram? You sure can! They have to be fairly short, but it’s a fun alternative to yet another selfie. Do you have followers who live out of town? Share your child’s milestones with them online. You can also post videos of yourself and your friends to share with others. Fun!
7 The Photos from Your Latest Vacation
Just back from London or a paradise getaway to Tahiti? Relive the best moments by posting your favorite photos on Instagram. You can enjoy the best parts of all your vacations while also letting others live vicariously through you. Your followers will thank you!
What do you post on Instagram? Will you try any of these other ideas? Let me know how it goes!