Social Media Blast Instagram – Smile for the Camera


Banding together is great Karma…

Before we get started this week, a note from Nikki:

“We are looking for a few more hosts for the Social Media Blast. All you need to do to take part, publish this post on your blog each week Thursday at 9pm EST, promote the post on Social Media and to your blogging groups, and follow all of the bloggers linked up. I pay for the InLinkz account, to participate you need to sign up for the free InLinkz account and I will give you the code each week to embed into your post. Easy Peasy. Great way for you to increase your Social Media following and add pageviews. If you would like to participate Contact me. We would love to have you.”

It is a brilliant opportunity, so why not join us?

Anyway, on with the task at hand: Social Media Blast – Instagram Week

Bloggers are a unique bunch. We are so creative and it’s hard to slow down enough to think about blogging in a logical manner. You may know where you want to end up, or have a dream of what your blog will look like when you succeed. But it’s the getting there that we need to think about.

Sometimes it seems all we do is work on the blog, creating, photographing, writing, editing, visiting other bloggers, social media promoting, linking to blog parties. And it takes so darn long to get ahead. So long. It’s frustrating.

We are all going through the same thing, but we don’t need to go it alone. We can, and should be doing this together.

Social Media Blast - Instagram Hosts.Bloggers working together to grow. Join us each week 9PM EST Thursday.

Why Should We Work Together?

Brands and Sponsors are looking for bloggers just like you and me, but they need us to have a platform that matches their vision. You may already have the blog of their dreams, but perhaps you don’t have the quanity of social media contacts they require. They need an audience, and they will happily pay you to promote their products if they see that your blog has a large social media following.

So, we’re throwing down the gauntlet, getting the ball rolling. Let’s change our thinking and work together. 2016 could be an incredible year, if we decide that we aren’t competing with each other. We’re on the same team. #WAYWOW Social Media Blast will be featured every Friday on this blog, we can use it to grow, each and every one of us.

Meet your hosts:

Jessica from Adventures of a Cavemom

Lindsey from

Yvonne from Double the Monkey Business

Nikki from View From In Here

So, are you going to pick up the gauntlet? Together we can all make 2016 a great year!!

Here’s the challenge, stop competing, let’s all support each other. Link up each week, there will be a different Social Media Platform for you to build, we will focus mostly on the top platforms that Brands and Sponsors like to see. This is where the Blog Karma sets in, the more people you follow, the more will follow you.

So, are you going to pick up the gauntlet? Together we can all make 2016 a great year!!

Again, Blogging is NOT a competition.

So, why aren’t all of us bloggers working together more? Why aren’t we jumping at the chance to follow each other on social media? You don’t have to write a blog in my niche for me to learn from you, how you tweet, share, write, brand. And I’m not competing for my share. There’s enough to go around. Honest.

And we would love to throw down the challenge, let’s work together to grow! Social Media Blast will be live on our Blogs, giving you the opportunity to hang out with us and meet our Social Media Following. Yeehaw! Let’s Party!

This week we’re focusing on Instagram

This week, link up the URL to your Instagram account (NOT YOUR BLOG URL), follow others on the list. This linkup will be open for a week, so come back and follow more as the week goes on, and get followed back! This is not a link dump, if you aren’t following others your link will be deleted. Thanks.

To find the URL to your Instagram profile, open up Instagram, click your profile picture on the right side, click view profile, then grab the URL in the browser bar.

My URL is:

Yours should be similar!

By the way, share this, let’s reach out to as many bloggers as we can, I’ve made it easy to Tweet above. Let’s make 2016 a year for blogging community!

PS did you know that Brands will pay you good money to Instagram their products? The larger and more involved your Instagram Following the more money you can be paid. Let’s get some money in your pocket!


Last week we had a great turn out, if you like go back and follow those linked, to grow you need to put in the work! Let’s do this!

BTW, this is not a follow for follow linkup. You need to do a bit more than that. In order for this to work for you, you have to give some love to these accounts. Therefore, like their images, comment. When you see them in your feed take some action. Having followers is not enough, you need to do something with the follower in order for you both to grow! It does take work, but we are supplying you with other bloggers who want to grow too, that’s half the battle!

As a group we have been adding the tag #waywow to our Instagram tags, this way you can search for the #waywow on IG and it will show you all the images using the tag. So, if you link to the blast we would love to invite you to use the tag too, this way we can all support each other on Instagram.

I also got a tip on the new algorithm changes, if your image gets immediate attention, likes, comments etc. your IG reach will increase. The tip was to Caption your image however you like and hit send. Then add your hashtags into the first comment, or break them up into 2 comments. IG will see that your image had immediate attention (even though it was comments added by you) and show it to more people in their feed. The image also looks more appealing as there aren’t a bunch of hashtags in the post. Win Win!



    • Double the Monkey Business
      September 6, 2016 / 7:12 pm

      Yes, definitly look out for it, different social media platform each week! x

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