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How To Grow Your Writing Account on Instagram

The question that I receive the most on Instagram is how I grew my account to 60k followers. First of all, those who have been following me since years know that it wasn’t overnight. It took me three years to get there but it was only during the last year that I learned how to beat the IG algorithm and make my content reach more people. Secondly, all my following is organic. Buying followers is a direct act of sabotaging your account, your algorithm and even your art. I will talk about the cons of buying followers later in this post but first, I am sharing some things that helped me grow from 700 followers to 60k in a year. 
I began writing on IG at the end of December 2015, and till March 2017, I had no clue how important it is to switch to a business profile and get the insights of our account. So, until May 2017, I had reached only 300 followers. Now, I had a business profile, I could see insights but still, my page was growing at a snail’s pace. I used to follow all these feature p…

Beating Writer’s Block with Writing Prompts



Some days are good, some days are bad but productive days… they are undeniably the most satisfying days.

I mean who does not love a day that’s been super productive; taking off the burden from your shoulders, grinding the whole day and knowing that you have created something worthy of existing. For me, productive days are the best days. If I go a day without writing, I feel stressed out and frustrated. And writer’s block is indeed a thing, my friends. And it sucks. So, how do I beat this writer’s block? It’s simple, I use prompts! 

The Internet is full of writing prompts, that are everywhere. Just enter your keywords on Google or Pinterest (like this) and tons of results, in a fraction of a second, appear before your eyes. Now, what kind of prompts should you look out for? I would say ‘any’, but still here are some examples. If you’re a fiction writer, go for the plot prompts. You can subscribe to Writers Write’s daily newsletter to have a daily fiction writing prompt and a lot more other useful stuff in your inbox every single day. Note that I’m not promoting this site or something, I am subscribed to the same and I think it would be useful for you as well. 

If you’re a poet, then go for word-prompts, picture prompts, or even a whole sentence or phrase prompt. You can pick up a book, open it randomly, choose a word from the first page you land on and get your creative cells working to frame a poem around that word. See, it’s easy! And if you share your writings on Instagram, why not make use of that ‘ask me a question’ feature on stories for something productive? You can post a story asking your readers to give you a word/topic to write on. Isn’t that sweet, writing something for the ones who’s been constantly supporting you?

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The best thing about prompts is that they challenge you to think outside of your comfort zone. They make you write beyond your boundaries. If I hadn’t taken part in the February writing challenge in 2016 on Instagram, I’d have never started posting romance poems on social media. I used to be afraid of posting them thinking what would my family say since they all had been reading my words each day. So, yeah, prompts helped me step out of this zone and post courageously without thinking about what would people say. Some of my most loved posts are the ones that I wrote using writing prompts. Even as I read other poets' works on Instagram, I pick up any word that I find inspiring and write my own poem around that word. 

Writer’s block can only bother you if you allow it to. When it comes, fight it, challenge it, defeat it and get back on the track because nothing is more important than writing every single day. Do let me know what you guys do to overcome writer’s block. I shall soon share about how I became regular with writing every day and I will also be preparing letters to God prompts worksheet (I am working on them). Till then, keep writing and keep sharing your art with the world. Someone out there is in need of your words.

You may read my work on Instagram at @meetlife240

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  1. Love this! And you know very well what made me write love poems 😉 ❤️ ⚡️

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  2. that's a great help for us thanks

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