They say that first impressions make for lasting impressions or that you only have one chance to make a first impression. Well, in the age of social media, this is definitely holding up to be very true. Anyone from a potential beau to a potential employer is checking you out online and you want to give them something worth seeing!
If you’re honest with yourself, you do it, too! The minute you find out someone’s IG handle, you’re off to see their page and passa few judgements draw a few conclusions.
TIP #1: WHO ARE YOU?
The first step to a great IG is deciding which part of yourself you want to feature. This isn’t about fabricating a life that doesn’t exist; it’s about curating the best moments in your life. When people come to your page, your message should be very clear.
For example, if you’re a photographer, you may want your page to feature great imagery and visual interest. It may throw people off if the page is full of reposts and inspirational text quotes.
TIP #2: SIZE MATTERS
With apps, we have the opportunity to shape and re-shape the size of the photo. When we’re talking about size, consistency is key. If you’re going to use a border on your photos, use that same border on all of your photos. If you’re going to make your photos different sizes, find a consistent pattern to create a mosaic effect.
Here’s an example of a few IG users who have mastered this #MajorKey:
You don’t have to have an expensive DSLR camera to take quality photos. I mean people are out here recording entire music videos on their iPhone. So, I’m pretty sure that you can pull off a few good photos.