Digging Deeper into Instagram

Yesterday I explained a little bit about Google Analytics for your blog.  Today I want to talk about analyzing data on your Instagram account using Iconosquare.  

Iconosquare is suuuuper easy because all you have to do is go to this website: http://iconosquare.com/ and sign on using your Instagram account and you're done.  Iconosquare will give you a summary of how many followers you have, how many you've lost :-( , who engages with your posts the most, which posts were most engaging, and more.  

At the end of the year they had a fun little thing that would create a slideshow of your most liked, most commented pictures of the year.  

If you don't have Instagram, I think it's about time you did.  Honestly!  It's just fun and easy and doesn't take up all your extra time like some social media.  It's definitely one of my favorite things to pop in and check.  If you want to get started with Instagram, all you have to do is download the FREE app on your smart phone or tablet and create an account.  Then search for people you want to follow.  You might need a small crash course in hashtags if you aren't used to them, but you will pick it up in no time.  Then just snap a fun picture and let people know what you are up to.  

If you are searching for some fun hashtags to check out, here are a few:  #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram #teachertalktuesday #teacherproblems #ootd (that took me FOR-EV-ER to figure out what it meant so I'll let you in on the secret - Outfit of the day) #widn (What I'm doing now - sometimes people will tag you so get ready).

And if you want some cool picture apps, here are just a few that I posted about last year:

And since then I've found some others that I like EVEN MORE:

  A Beautiful Mess

  Rhonna Designs 


So I hope you found an idea or two.  Now hop along and check out the rest of the tips from these smarties below.  I'm on my way too!  


  1. Again, you are sharing such brilliant ideas. Thank you so much. Just signed up for iconosquare!
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  2. Thanks for all the great ideas. I have an IG, but I will admit I haven't used it as much as I should. You have inspired me to get to it...lol.

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  3. I love your ideas!! My favorite part of the new year is when you decorating my room!!!