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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 fe

How To Make The Most of CoronaVirus Quarantine (Besides Work From Home)

Does it suck being trapped indoors? Introverts have been living this lifestyle since forever. There's a lot you can do indoors and make your time productive. I wrote this post right after I posted this tweet on my IG story.


I was planning on posting a quick carousel post on my Instagram but I thought of posting it on the blog as well, and there's no way I was going to wait till next Saturday to post it. I have listed some things below that you can do to make your quarantine time more useful and a little less boring.

1. Self-reflection: Take out your journal and your favourite pen (or open your notes app), put on some soothing music, and journal your way to happiness. Make lists such as gratitude list (things/people you're grateful for), list of your achievements, list of things bothering you, your bucket list, list of 100 things you want, or just go to Pinterest and lookup for endless journal ideas.
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2. Binge-watch your favourite or any new series: I need not explain this, do I?

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3. Pick up a hobby you'd been putting off since long: Drawing, painting, crafts, musical instrument? So many things to do, so little time. Go to Skillshare, Udemy or even Youtube and learn something you wanted to learn since long but didn't have time to.

4. Read: This is especially for those having a shelf filled with unread books and keep piling up new books on it. Nothing is more soothing and productive than reading, be it fiction or non-fiction. Here's a list of my best reads of 2019.
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5. Make a vision board: A vision board is a visual representation of your life goals. You can either create a vision board with cut out/printed images of things you want to achieve or you can use apps like Canva for making a collage of photos of your goals. Here's how you can make a digital vision board.

6. Declutter: Organise your room, your phone gallery, your apps, your documents, your stuff... anything that's messed up right now.

7. Cook something new: it may sound boring to some but it's really fun to try your hands on something you've never cooked before. (Don't put the house on fire, newbies).

8. Listen to podcasts: why not use this time for filling up your mind with some more knowledge about a subject that interests you? Spotify is full of amazing podcasts.
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9. Meditate and relax: Meditation can instantly help you relax even when the Corona threat is stressing you up. If you're afraid of catching the virus, replace your fears with positive affirmations.

Hope this helps. Take care, people. Be safe and take proper preventive measures.

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