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5 Popular Types of Instagram Photos That Can Get You More Likes

5 Popular Types of Instagram Photos That Can Get You More Likes

“Post some Instagram photos!”, she said – “It’ll be fun!”, she said. Truth is, Instagram IS fun, gratifying even, as long as people are liking your photos. That’s sometimes easier said than done, however. We’ve all been there, sitting pretty with a brand new Instagram account, getting less than 3 likes per post, wondering, “How on earth am I supposed to know what other people want to see?”

Never Fear.

Check out 5 of the most popular types of Instagram photos we could find.

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1. Quotivational Instagram Photos

Quotivational Instagram Photos Example

    Everyone has seen them at one point or another – these type of posts, though they seem corny at times, can be motivational and inspirational. They’re simple, easily digested, catchy and applicable. If you’re looking for a good way to quickly convey bite-sized pieces of information, this might be a good type of post to look into. Keep your message short and relatable, and the likes will come pouring in. An awesome example of an Instagram influencer making use of these posts can be found in British supermodel Cara Delevigne. Fitness and entrepreneurial Instagram accounts tend to favor these types of photos as well, spanning a wide variety of demographics – displaying it’s versatility.

    2. Organizational Instagram Photos

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    Organizational Concept Instagram Photos Example

      No one knows why, but perfectly crafted pictures of neatly arranged objects filling the screen has always been a popular tactic among many Instagram influencers. Maybe it’s the little bit of Type-A present in each of us, but the premise is simple – appeal to the human urge for order. If Herschel Supply can use the opportunity to promote the spaciousness of their line of backpacks – just imagine the possibilities you could tap into with a little clever thinking and strategic research.

      3. Seasonal Instagram Photos

      Social Media Holiday Instagram Photos Example

        One of the easiest trends to capitalize on involves posting season-themed photos around big holidays. Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, Valentines Day, etc. Everyone’s attention is already going to be fixated on the day at hand, so give them more of what they want! Instead of a picture of your dog – try a picture of your reindeer. Spice things up with some snowflake latte art. Valentines Day? Hearts. Hearts everywhere.

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        4. Text Message Screenshot Photos
        Humorous Text Message Instagram Photos Example

          Ever felt the urge to snoop on your neighbor’s text conversation? Don’t lie, we’ve all done it. Who doesn’t want a peek at forbidden knowledge!? Try capturing that addictive quality with humorous screenshots of text conversations. They don’t even have to be real conversations. One humorous account displayed texts just between a dog and his owner! Real stories are great too though – some encounters just can’t be made up. Some of the most popular Instagram accounts are comprised entirely of photos like these.

          5. User Generated Instagram Photos

          #MyCalvin Instagram Photos Example

            This one is tailored a bit more to people with a product or service and a captive audience. Getting your followers actively involved is a great way to boost sales or increase your followers. For example, when Calvin Klein ran their #MyCalvins Instagram promotion, they encouraged their users to capture appealing moments by promising a chance at being shared from Calvin Klein’s main account. Not only did this become wildly popular, it sparked viral sharing.

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            Create Your Own Ideas

            If you’re looking to create your own type of idea, or are just looking to put a new spin on one of the classics above, you’re going to want to look to popular Instagram influencers who have inspired and amazed countless others. Take what they’ve done and build off it. Create something using tried-and-true principles, but put your own twist on it. Post Instagram photos that uniquely represent you. Always remember that the real reason people are following you – is you.

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            Last Updated on October 16, 2018

            The Ultimate Guide to Help You Sleep Through the Night Tonight

            The Ultimate Guide to Help You Sleep Through the Night Tonight

            It’s well past midnight and you’ve got to get up in less than six hours. You toss and turn all night. Before you know it, another hour passes by and you start panicking.

            If I don’t get to sleep in the next 30 minutes, I’m going to be exhausted tomorrow!”

            One thing is for sure, you’re not alone. Over 70M+ Americans have stated that they don’t get the proper sleep they need at night.[1] So what could possibly be causing this insomnia epidemic?

            Throughout my entrepreneurial journey of building my language learning company, I have experimented and researched dozens of best sleep practices. Some have flopped but a few have dramatically improved the quality of my life and work.

            In this article, I’ll look into the reason why you’re sleep deprived and how to sleep through the night tonight.

            Why you can’t sleep through the night

            The first step to improving anything is getting to the bottom of the root problem. Different studies have shown the reasons why most people cannot sleep well at night.[2] Here are the main ones that the average person faces:

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            Stress

            If you’ve ever stayed up at night worrying about something, know that it’s a major sleep inhibitor. When you’re feeling stress, your mind and body becomes more activated, making it incredibly difficult to fall asleep. Even when you do manage to sleep, it won’t be deep enough to help you feel rested the next day.

            Exposure to blue light before sleep time

            We’re exposed to harmful blue light on a daily basis through the use of our digital screens. If you’ve never heard of blue light, it’s part of the visible light spectrum that suppresses melatonin, our sleep hormones. Other harmful effects include digital eye strains and macular cellular damage.

            While daytime exposure to blue light is not very harmful, night time exposure tricks our brain into thinking it’s daytime. By keeping your brain alert and suppressing melatonin, your mind is unable to shut down and relax before bedtime.

            Eating close to bedtime

            Eating too late can actually be an issue for many people, especially those who are older than 40. The reason is, eating before laying down increases the chances of Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), in which stomach acid backflows into the esophagus.

            Another reason not to eat too late is sleep quality. Even if you manage to sleep right after eating, it’s likely that you’ll wake up tired. Instead of letting your body rest during sleep, it has to digest the food that was entered before bedtime.

            Rule of thumb: eat 3-4 hours before bedtime.

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            Medical conditions

            In some cases, it could be medical conditions that cause your sleep problems. If you can’t relate yourself to the above reasons or any of these common sleep problem causes, you should visit the doctor.

            The vicious sleep cycle

            The biggest danger to repeating the bad habits mentioned above is the negative cycle that it can take you through. A bad night’s sleep can affect not only your energy but your willpower and decision making skills.

            Here’s an example of a bad sleep pattern:

            You get a bad night’s sleep
            –> You feel tired and stressful throughout the day.
            –> You compensate it with unhealthy habits (for example junk food, skipping exercises, watching Netflix etc.)
            –> You can’t sleep well (again) the next night.

              You can imagine what could happen if this cycle repeats over a longer period of time.

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              How to sleep better (throughout the night)

              To help you break the vicious cycle and stop waking up in the middle of the night, I’ll explain to you a list of actionable steps to solve your trouble staying asleep.

              1. Take control over the last 90 minutes of your night

              What you do (or don’t do) before bedtime have significant impact on the quality of your sleep. Many times, it can be the difference between staying up until 4am and sleeping like a baby.

              Here are a few suggestions:

              • Go from light to dark – Darkness stimulates production of the sleep hormone melatonin. Turn off unused light around the house, and think about investing into warm light that you can use in the bedroom before bedtime.
              • Avoid screens (or wear blue light blocking glasses) – Keep the bedroom a technology-free zone as the light from electronic devices can disturb your sleep. If you need to work, wear blue light blocking glasses (also known as computer glasses) throughout or before you sleep to prevent sleep disruption.
              • Find an activity that helps you to wind down  This could be anything that calms you down, and reduces thinking (especially unnecessary stress). Fir example, listening to soothing/good feel music, taking a hot bath, reading or meditating.
              • Keep any electronics you have on the other side of the room or outside the room – One of the most harmful things that can disrupt your sleep is the notifications you get from your smartphones. The simplest way to avoid this is to keep it away from you.
              • Create a bedtime routine – A night routine is a couple of things you do prior to going to bed. By doing these things every night, you’ll have a more restful and high-quality sleep. Learn how to pick up a night routine here: The Ultimate Night Routine Guide to Sleep Better and Wake Up Productive

              2. Eat the right nutrients (and avoid the wrong ones)

              What you eat (not just when we eat) plays a critical role in your sleep quality. If you’re ever in doubt of what to eat to improve your sleep, take the following into consideration:

              • Kiwi – This green fruit may be the ultimate pre-bed snack. When volunteers ate two kiwis an hour before hitting the hay, they slept almost a full extra hour. Kiwis are full of vitamins C and E, serotonin and folate—all of which may help you snooze.
              • Soy foods – Foods made with soy such as tofu, miso and edamame, are rich in isoflavones. These compounds increase the production of serotonin, a brain chemical that influences the body’s sleep-wake cycle.
              • Fiber-rich foods – Eating more fiber could be key for better sleep. Eating fiber was associated with more restorative slow-wave sleep—the more you eat, the better you sleep—per a study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. Fiber prevents blood sugar surges that may lower melatonin. Get a fiber boost from beans, artichokes, bran cereal and quinoa.
              • Salmon – Most fish, especially salmon, halibut and tuna boost vitamin B6, which is needed to make melatonin— a sleep-inducing hormone triggered by darkness.

              3. Adjust your sleep temperature

              Once you’ve gone through the first 2 recommendations, the last step to experiment with is temperature. According to Sleep.org, the ideal temperature for sleep is 60-67 Farenheit. This may be cooler than what most people are used to, but keep in mind that our body temperature changes once we fall asleep.

              Rule of thumb: sleeping in cooler temperature is better for sleep quality than warmer temperature.

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              Find out how to maintain the optimal temperature to sleep better here: How to Sleep Faster with the Best Temperature

              Sleep better form now on

              Congrats on making it to the end of this guide on sleep. If you’re serious about taking the necessary steps in improving your sleep, remember to take it one step at a time.

              I recommend trying just one of the steps mentioned such as taking a hot bath, blocking out blue light at night, or sleeping in cooler temperature. From there, see how it impacts your sleep quality and you can keep doing what works, and throw away what doesn’t.

              As long as you follow these steps cautiously and diligently, I know you’ll see improved results in your sleep!

              Featured photo credit: pixabay via pixabay.com

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