7 Ways To Increase Your Chances of Getting Followed Back on Instagram

One thing that’s intrigued me since I started on Instagram is the sheer number of follow/unfollows that flood through my account on a regular basis.  I’m not talking about the ones that retreat gracefully after a few months, but those…

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My 5-Step Process for Making Creative Photographs

People often ask me where my ideas for creative Instagram pictures come from – a question that I haven’t been able to answer fully.  I’ve always had an interest in the world of imagination – mainly through stories and art. …

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A Beginner’s Guide to Buddy Reading on Instagram

Buddy reading on Instagram is one of my favourite things about being a bookstagrammer. When I started out I had no idea that this practice existed, but as soon as I found out I started to get involved with readalongs.…

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When You’re Not in the Gang – Dealing with Feelings of Online Exclusion

There’s a lot of buzz about community in the online world, but what about when you’re not part of the set? Whether we admit it or not, virtual groups aren’t that different from those we find in real-life society  –…

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7 Simple Instagram Tips for Authors

This post was updated in June 2020. As a keen Bookstagrammer, digital marketer for a literary festival and former book production manager, I come across author accounts all the time. Some are brilliant, but it’s become increasingly clear that many…

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