Instagram has become a more and more integral part of our lives as we’ve grown up with it. As a social media site, it has changed the way we share photos and videos, but also the way we document our lives. And with that, how we interact with each other.
Photo sharing is no longer just about documenting what you do on vacation or capturing your friends at a party. Instagram has made it possible to tell the stories of your life – where you live, who you love and who loves you back, and everything in between.
Just like any good storyteller does, you need to think about where your story starts and ends. Here are some tips for mapping out the story of your year 2022 on Instagram:.
Start mapping out your Instagram story now
There are two steps to mapping out your story for the year 2022 on Instagram. The first step is to take a look at what you’ve done so far – which photos have had the most engagement, for example – and use that as your guide for what will come next. What do you want to see happen next? This is where you start mapping out your story.
The second step is to think about what you want to see happen in the future. Is there something special on the horizon that you’ll want people to know about? If so, this is where you can plan accordingly.
With these tips, it’s easy to create a cohesive story on Instagram that will be just as engaging for years into the future as it has been since day one.
Decide on a theme for your story
Decide on a theme for your story. What are you most passionate about? What do you want to show about yourself, your relationships, and the world around you? You might want to focus on one or two themes each year with accompanying hashtags.
How much time should you spend posting to your story?
– Decide how often you want to post to your story. Posting too often can be annoying, but posting too little will inevitably lead followers to lose interest in following you.
– There are many different types of posts you can share on Instagram. Make sure your feed is diverse and cohesive with fun, surprising, and informative posts – not just selfies of yourself 24/7.
– If you post every day on your story, it’s important to keep the content new and fresh so that people don’t get bored or annoyed with seeing the same thing all the time.
– Think about how much time of your day is worth documenting on your feed. If you’re working a 9-5 job, then posting about what you do for work may be more appropriate than what you did during lunch break.
Add captions and hashtags to your photos
The most important part of your photo is the caption and hashtags. The caption will tell people where you are and what you’re doing. The hashtags will help people find your photo later on!
Take a look at the captions and hashtags in this photo:
What should you share about yourself?
Decide what you want to share about yourself on your Instagram profile. Are you more interested in sharing photos of your travels? The food you eat? Your artwork? Or your morning routine? Whatever it is, be sure that it’s different from what you share on other social media platforms.
The power of the grid
One of the first things you’ll want to do is map out your Instagram grid for the year 2022. Just like any other story, you need to know where your story starts and ends. The best way to map out your grid is to start with a blank one that’s 12×12. You can then divide that into four columns of three rows each. For your first row, include photos or videos from up until December 31st 2021. On the next row, put photos or videos from January 1st 2022 until March 31st 2022, and so on and so forth.
The beauty of this grid is not only does it help you organize what you plan on posting for the year, but it also gives you an opportunity to tell your story in increments. When someone scrolls through your Instagram feed they will be able to see how time has passed by by looking at how many squares are filled in on their grid. They will also be able to see how certain events happen over the course of the year (like your birthday).
Creating your own Instagram story is a great way to show off your passions, highlight your work and give your followers a glimpse into your life.
Creating a plan for your Instagram story doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming. All you need to do is map out the journey you want to take and start sharing!