How Repost Helped Me Become An Instagram Fan

Repost Logo for InstagramFinding material to post on Instagram can be the hardest aspect of using the app. I had heard so many wonderful things about Instagram and I really wanted to get into it, but I was struggling to post daily because I just could not find enough things to take pictures of. I’m a writer — I work at my desk all day! There are only so many pictures of my fingers on a keyboard that I want to share.

But then I discovered Repost.

Yay for Repost!

It has opened up a huge door for me and I have turned from Instagram reluctant to an Instagram megafan. Now that I have more things to post, I am able to post two or three times a day and my traffic has gone from 20 – 30 likes per post to 180 – 300 likes per post. It’s awesome!!

So – how does it work?

Repost is a free app you can install on your phone or iPad (wherever your Instagram account is set up). Please note: there is more than open app that does this sort of thing, I have simply chosen to use Repost. You then sign in with your Instagram details and it takes you to a home page. You have options to look at posts on your Instagram feed, popular media or posts you’ve personally liked. Choose any image from those different options and share it on your Instagram timeline. It will credit the person who posted the image, but it does give you the chance to leave your own caption.instagram share with repost

It’s extremely simple and easy to use. It helps give exposure to the accounts you are sharing from, plus it helps all your followers get to know you ever better. Because I am trying to build up a reputation as an author who loves romance books, movies and music, I choose to repost things about: books, romance, movies, music, poetry, quotes and the odd funny. This is helping me establish my reputation and build up a group of followers who like the same things I picture with instagramMy following has increased quickly over the last few months and like I said before, I am getting a huge number of likes by simply posting twice a day instead of three times a week. I also do my part and go through my feed, liking posts and following people who like the same things as me. With about thirty minutes effort a day, I have fallen in love with Instagram and see it as a very beneficial marketing tool.Melissa Pearl on InstagramPercentage-wise, I probably repost once or twice a day, post my own promo stuff four or five times a week and then fill in the other gaps with personal pictures (with the odd hand on the keyboard every month or two).

If you haven’t gotten into Instagram yet, I suggest you give it a try. It’s so visual and beautiful, plus the people on there are fantastic.

Author: Melissa Pearl

Melissa Pearl is a Contributing Author for Indies Unlimited and author of multiple novels spanning a variety of genres, from YA fantasy and paranormal to romantic suspense, including award-winning novel, BETWIXT. For more on Melissa, visit her blog or her Amazon author page.

7 thoughts on “How Repost Helped Me Become An Instagram Fan”

  1. Thank you Melissa. I’ve been needing this app. I love Instagram. I do take plenty of pictures as I have an active life away from my computer and many of those activities relate to my nonfiction writing interests. I also post pics from my book signing events. I don’t take enough to post every day unless I dig deep into the Photo Gallery on my phone and often see posts I would like to repost and didn’t know how to do it. With 7000 followers, I should be getting many more likes than I see and I’m sure this will help.

  2. Do you have any idea how you put the reblog option on your webpage? I see it on some blogs, but have not found a plugin for it. Thanks for the hint here. I have an instagram account but I never use it. Will have to look at it again

    1. Unfortunately websites are NOT my forte. I really struggle with my own and would love to figure out some more plug-ins, etc. I just haven’t made the time yet. You could always try Googling it. It’s amazing how often Googling a question works for me 🙂

  3. Ooh! I’m also Instagram-reluctant, but thanks to your post, I might just graduate to Instagram megafan! Now to hunt up my Instagram password because I vaguely remember setting up an account, looking at it, and going all head sploady when I realized the only pix I’d ever post would be of the wall across from my desk. LOL

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