I heart Instagram

I heart IG tag

Instagram is, without a doubt, my favorite social medium. I don’t have a personal Facebook account, I suck at Tweeting, but I do check my IG account at least 10 times a day. OK… it’s more like 30.

Ages a go (back in September) my dear friend Sophie of Soinspo tagged me in the “I heart Instagram” Tag. I’m not quite sure why it took me so long to finally get around doing this tag, but here it goes!

What is your Instagram handle?
@Paula13t

How many accounts do you follow?
169 at the moment.

How many followers do you have?
1,241

What are your favorite hashtags?
Most definitely #bbloggers, #beauty, #makeup, #lbloggers, etc. I also used to love #ootd, but it seems that people use that hashtag for anything from pictures of their outfits to pictures of potatoes or their dogs :| .

How often do you post?
Not too often, maybe about once a week? I actually struggle with this, because I don’t know if I should post only blog-related content on my account, or if I should throw a few personal pictures here and there. Any advice on this?

How often do you check your Instagram feed?
Like I said, quite often, probably more often than I’m willing to admit lol :)

What is your favorite filter?
I actually don’t use any filters on my photos most of the time. That’s usually because if I post a picture of a beauty product, I want it to look as close to its actual color as possible, etc.

Smartphone purist or rebel?
Most of the time, if not all the time, my photos are taken by my DSLR and not my phone. I don’t really like the way my pictures come out when using my phone camera. So despite it being called “Instagram” I don’t always post my pictures in an instant :D .

Favorite Instagram account?
Gosh, there are so many! Of course I always get excited about seeing pictures from my blogging friends, but I love @oneyeproject, it’s an account by Thomas Berger, a photographer from Norway who is almost blind and posts stunning pictures of Norway. I’ve actually grown to really care for him as a person as well, him and his wife struggled to get  pregnant and just welcomed their adorable baby boy few months a go. I really like creeping up on people on IG, seeing their “selfies”, seeing how we’re all different, yet so beautiful in our own way. I love @natgeo for interesting photography and @gabbybernstein– the ever so inspiring author of Spirit Junkie, a book that changed my life. She constantly posts daily inspiration, beautiful quotes, affirmations and lots more.

I invite you guys to follow me over on Instagram right here. I tag anyone who wants to do this tag, feel free to leave links to your IG accounts below! Thanks so much again Sophie for tagging me!

  • I really like this tag, I really like reading your answers :)

    xxx

    • Thanks so much Melissa ;)

  • I hate how pics turn out on my phone too! I always use my actual camera for pics. I think it’s great to throw in a personal pic every once in a while so your followers can get to know you :)

    • I will definitely try to throw a few personal pictures here and there, thanks so much Christina!

  • I love instagram too! But I may just love twitter more. I love insta because you can be so creative with it. And it’s so fun to see artists have fun with it as well!

    mine is instagram.com/doitfortheirony

    doitfortheirony.blogspot.com

    • I’m still getting used to twitter haha ;) It’s definitely a great way to connect to others! Thanks so much for linking your IG account, I’ll check it out ;)

  • Great post! I totally agree with you!! Follow you now!!

    Love
    http://www.sugarpopfashion.com

    • Thanks so much Stella, followed you too ;)

  • I’m new follower on bloglovin :) Follow back ?
    Nice blog,I love it ♥
    http://www.blog017.blogspot.com

  • I love posts like this, they’re so lovely to read!! :)

    Layla xx

    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk
    http://www.youtube.com/user/sprinklesofstyle

  • Loved, loved, loved reading this gorgeous tag Paula! You’re so welcome, I knew as you loved IG it would be perfect for you and I was right ;) Such beautiful photography to showcase your stunning IG account as well. I love that you use such professional shots and make each one stand-out and special. Very rare to see these days, as you mentioned sometimes people just tag potatoes haha :P

    I do love personal photos, I think they can make a great mix along with a blogger’s latest posts and photo shots etc. I say go for it love! (maybe a shot of Zeus or other owl related gorgeousness hehe) I like snapping on the go, but in future I definitely want to take a leaf out of your book and upload more of my Canon shots.. the quality of the photos from my iPhone can be shaky to say the least :/ I’m becoming a real menace for selfies though I will admit ;)

    Thomas Berger sounds like a remarkable man, I will most definitely check him out :D

    Sophie | soinspo xo

    • Thanks so much Sophie and so sorry I only got around to doing it now! I definitely love Instagram hehe that’s for sure!

      I really want to try and post most personal pictures, but sometimes I’m afraid that people won’t get my sense of humor haha ;) I know that I, myself, love seeing more personal posts, helps to get to know the people a bit better behind their IG accounts ;)

  • holly

    great tag love this post and my favourite social media is ig too!!

    hollykatebeautyblogger.blogpost.co.uk

  • Ooh you did the tag. I’m not always instant either. The instant shots I put up are usually of something funny I have seen, or the odd selfie, but I am terrible with them.
    I love your Instagram and I think it is perfectly oK to pop plenty of blog content on there. It means I would be able to see what you are up to even when I’m too busy for blogs – sorry that sounded a but stalkerish :)

    Gems x

    • Hehehe yes I did, finally! ;) Haha not stalkerish at all! I myself love to stalk people on IG hahah! :D :D