We all know that Instagram is a renowned social media channel that is being used by common users, organizations, celebrities, politicians, and many more. This platform gives users the authority to share photos, long-form videos, or reels (of up to 1 minute).
People make use of all these features to stand out among their online peers. For this, they have been seen using different techniques or tips.
In this blog post article, I am going to discuss some of the most effective tips that you can follow to make your Instagram posts and reels different from others. So, without wasting any further time, let’s head toward the tips.
Tips That Will Make Your Instagram Posts and Reels Stand Out
Below are some tips that you can consider following to make your posts or reels attractive to other users. It is recommended to follow multiple tips at once for maximum results, instead of relying on just one.
1. Try Posting High-Resolution images, videos, or reels
As an Instagram user, people only take interest in those images or videos (reels) that are of the highest quality. So, get yourself a good camera; if not, then at least a mobile phone that can help you shoot high-resolution pictures or videos.
But what if you lack both of these? Don’t worry, this is still the way. You can make use of different editing tools that will provide you with numerous features, like filters, coloring options, etc., that you can use to turn normal pictures or videos into the highest quality.
Note: Do not just focus on quality images and videos; instead, try to add a touch of creativity for maximum user engagement.
2. Try writing captions:
Captions are concise pieces of text that describe the purpose or message of the image or videos that have been posted. These greatly help in grabbing the attention of the user. So, to stand out, you have to come up with compelling captions.
For this, you have to make use of more attractive words and phrases in the caption, instead of slang or boring ones. For example:
“I could spend hours staring at the pain drying because I’m bored.”
Now, let’s make this caption compelling:
“Staring at the drying pain is the most exciting activity for me today, coz I’m bored”
When the caption is compelling, your Insta post or reel is most likely to receive maximum user engagement as compared to others.
3. Tag Your Friends and Use Hashtags:
Tagging your partners (friends) and using relevant hashtags in Instagram posts and reels is another useful tip that you can follow. When you tag others on the post, this means your post or reel will not only reach the feed of the tagged person but also their friends, increasing their overall chances of standing out.
Whereas, when you add relevant hashtags to a post or caption, it means you are taking part in that event or conversation that is happening on Instagram, and you may experience maximum engagement on the post. In simple words, hashtags will make your post visible to the maximum number of users.
For example, the hashtags for the caption used in the heading will be #paintdrying, #relaxation, #painting, #bored, etc.
4. Try Not To Use The Default Instagram Text font or style.
Unfortunately, the default text font on Instagram will not make your caption as compelling or engaging as it needs to be. That’s why you will often see users making use of different kinds of text fonts/styles to stand out.
Keep in mind that, this can only be done by utilizing online generators since Instagram does not officially support stylish fonts. Check out the one below:
“𝓢𝓽𝓪𝓻𝓲𝓷𝓰 𝓪𝓽 𝓽𝓱𝓮 𝓭𝓻𝔂𝓲𝓷𝓰 𝓹𝓪𝓲𝓷 𝓲𝓼 𝓽𝓱𝓮 𝓶𝓸𝓼𝓽 𝓮𝔁𝓬𝓲𝓽𝓲𝓷𝓰 𝓪𝓬𝓽𝓲𝓿𝓲𝓽𝔂 𝓯𝓸𝓻 𝓶𝓮 𝓽𝓸𝓭𝓪𝔂, 𝓬𝓸𝔃 𝓘’𝓶 𝓫𝓸𝓻𝓮𝓭”
But let me tell you, using stylish fonts in posts and reels has become quite common now, so there is a chance that it may not make an impact.
Apart from stylish fonts, there is a new way available, which is to write posts or reel captions in a reverse manner, as is the natural style of writing. Doing this will make you unique and build curiosity among the other users, helping you to stand out.
To write posts/reel captions in reverse text or mirror text, you can also utilize a reverse text generator that quickly generates a reversed version of the given text. I have written the above caption with the generation, check it out.
“derob m’I zoc ,yadot em rof ytivitca gniticxe tsom eht si niap gniyrd eht ta gniratS”
5. Follow A Consistent Theme:
You should follow a consistent theme for your posts and reels to stand out. This means you have to set a signature format that you will follow to create every Instagram post and reel. By that time, people will start remembering you by your Instagram theme.
Along with this, when you follow a consistent theme, users visiting your profile will have a great browsing experience, which will further help you to stand out. To provide you with a better idea about a consistent theme, I have found an Instagram profile following a consistent theme; see the picture below:
In the above picture, you can see that the person is following a consistent theme for all posts and videos. This will leave a good impression on other users, increasing your overall chances of standing out in the crowded Instagram feed.
6. Consider Adding Interactive Elements In Posts:
Instagram offers numerous interactive and useful elements that users can add to posts and reels before publishing. These elements include adding emojis, text, filters, music, asking questions, and many more.
By using these in the posts, you can encourage other users to engage with them, which will eventually help you to stand out.
For example, you can use the “Ask Question” element on your posts or reels to collect questions that your online fellows want to ask about. You can answer those questions and build an online community.
Instagram is quite a competitive social media platform, making it difficult for users to stand out and get noticed. But by following the right tips, Insta users can make their posts or reels popular. In this article, I have discussed some of the effective tips that users can follow in this regard.