Raise your hand if you plan your Instagram feed in advance? 🙋♀️
If you’re not wildly waving your hand in the air right now, I hate to tell you this but you’re doing it wrong. Having a well-thought-out Instagram feed can instantly help attract new followers to your account and helps people scrolling through your feed know instantly what you’re all about. And that’s what you want, right? If you’re wondering why you should plan your feed and how it can actually cause growth on a platform that feels very … stalled at the moment, keep reading. We’ve got all the details for you.
Why Plan Your Instagram Feed? 🧐
It’s the first thing that people see when they visit your page. Duh! Think of your feed as a store. You don’t want someone to see a messy, disorganized feed. You want people to see something well-curated and interesting to look at.
When you plan your feed in advance, you can create something that is more consistent with your brand, more aesthetically pleasing, and, trust us, if you have all those things, people will want to follow you and engage!
Using Flick’s Scheduler will help you preview, rearrange, and organize your feed before you hit that auto-publish button.
How to plan your Instagram feed with an Instagram layout planner ✏️
So you’re trying to figure out how in the world you plan your Instagram account?
Follow these steps and we promise you’ll have all the tools you need to create a beautiful and curated Instagram feed:
1. Gather your Instagram content
First things first, you need CONTENT. Like, duh. Gather all of the images, videos, and Reels that you want to post on your Instagram. One of our top tips for a curated feed is to make sure the image and video content go together, so editing them in a similar filter or preset can be helpful to fit your brand’s aesthetic.
2. Organize the perfect Instagram Feed
Now that you have all of your content gathered, it’s time to start planning what your feed is actually going to look like. One of the best ways to do that? By using a planner!
With Flick’s Feed Preview, you can upload all of your content and place it in the feed to see what it would look like before you post. Feed Preview makes it very easy for you to rearrange, upload, and swap out photos and videos by dragging and dropping the content into place.
But Mackenzie, why should we schedule our content? Well, it helps you stay consistent with your content and makes your audience want to engage … which means more reach and, therefore, more growth on your account!