My IG Diary – Day 4

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  • Number of followers: 665;
  • New followers: 4;
  • Lost followers: 2;
  • Sales on IG: – ;

 
 

Ghosts, ghosts everywhere! But today was a good day.

 

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Some Progress

 

In fact, today I saw some improvements.
 
First of all, as I told you yesterday, I started with the systematic method: I engaged with almost all my followers, plus some influencers.
 
Many people online, those who talk about Instagram growth, say that we focus more on acquiring new followers than on our existing audience. And it’s true.
 
So, today I gave priority to my followers, and I saw some improvements in reach and engagement. But, I must tell that the engagement by my followers is still very low. But, as I told you, it is too early to draw conclusion. I will wait at least three days before taking drastic action.
 
But the most interesting thing of today was the fact that I started using a very powerful tool: IG Reels.

 

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Instagram Reels

 

The curiosity about reels was born by the reading of a Dollar Eighty blog post, 20 Tricks for 2020 Engagement:

 

Due to it being brand-new this year, IG’s algorithm is prioritising reels, so sharing your content in the form of a reel is an easy way to extend your reach and get noticed.

 

I posted my first reel yesterday, just to try it out: this morning, I realized that it had 349 views. I told myself “Wow! Pretty good, considering the reach of my account!”.
 

So, before dinner, I posted the second one.

 

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I have to say that the quality of this reel was higher: I used a drawing I realized with Autodesk SketchBook – one of the free tools I listed here.
 
Since my reel consists of a long quote I had already used in a post, I had the drawing ready: it consists of a portrait. Then, I used Canva to add text. Then, I downloaded the audio of the video related to the quote and I cropped it – it is better if reels last few seconds. Then, I used InShot to add other text and create the final video. I posted it.
 
 

 
 
I went to dinner. The time of a pasta dish, and I checked IG: 1,406 views and 36 likes. What???

 

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Be Flexible

 

I know the importance of being flexible, especially when you have a plan. And I realized that I have to include Reels in my daily strategy – high-quality reels – and, at the same time, I can’t give up on my plan, because posts have a precise order.
 
In just 4 days, IG became overwhelming. But I will handle it, I made you a promise.

 

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That’s all for today! Don’t forget to follow @2playpolls to watch my 10,000 followers in 30 days journey!
 

See you tomorrow 🙂

 
 
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