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Everything Wrong With Your Insta Stories

Today’s topic may be a bit of a trigger, but I’m here to tell the blatant truth about why your Insta Stories suck. You see, I’m not exempt from this category of sucky Insta Stories; trust me, I have recently been delivered.

We’ve all fell victim to the Insta Story that leaves you tapping your entire way through. Most of the time, they are the ones that involve singing along to an overplayed song or a shaky handheld view leaving you to see absolutely nothing at all. It’s about time we put an end to the nonsense and identify what we have all be doing wrong.

1. You’re Not a Story Teller

This is the number one mistake I see on Instagram. Plain and simple. You fail to tell an actual story. I hate to be the one to break it to you, but there is no cohesiveness to your stories. Instead of random posts here and there that do nothing for your audience, walk us through your day to day or an activity you are participating in. We tend to overcomplicate super simple tasks but they call Instagram stories “stories” for a reason.

2. You Don’t Have Much Diversity

You’re obsessed with your pet, but we don’t need to see every angle of his or her cute face. Let’s spice it up and add some diversity! The key to a great story is a beginning, middle, and end. It’s okay to post something random every now and again, but repetitiveness isn’t going to make your followers watch more. Think about the million and one things that are happening throughout your day and share those interesting bits of your life.

3. Your viewer experience isn’t interactive

Algorithm, Algorithm, Algorithm. That word is a word that people dread to hear. We are all tired of the ever-changing Instagram Algorithm and it’s safe to say that the best way to combat that is by using stories. Have you ever wondered why your viewer count keeps declining when you look at the insights? It’s probably because you aren’t interacting with your followers. With all the cool new features like emoji slider polls, music, and gifs, you can never go wrong. These tools are a great step towards making your followers feel like they are involved in your day.

My Favorite Insta Stories Apps

Did you think I was just going to tell you what you’re doing wrong and not offer any help? Y’all know that is not how I get down. Listed below are my favorite apps to use when it comes to creating intriguing content for my Instastories:

  1. Unfold – If you’re looking for minimal template designs, Unfold has you covered! This has been my recent fav and the fav of all my followers. I can’t even count how many times y’all DM me asking about this gem!
Follow me as I explore the Gruene River using Unfold

Follow me as I explore the Gruene River using Unfold.

  1. Hype Type – Hype Type is my go-to for creating IG Stories with a text twist. The animated text features can bring any story to life.
This is what I like to call living my best life using Hype Type, which is a great app for Insta Stories.

This is what I like to call living my best life using Hype Type.

  1. Canva – Canva is my faithful app when I’m running out of template ideas. The built-in IG Story template features are quick and easy to use.
Creating memories you won't forget with Canva.

Creating memories you won’t forget with Canva.

What are some of your favorite apps to bring your stories to life?

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Des
    July 8, 2018 at 12:53 am

    Such an original post. I wouldn’t have thought to up my insta story game. Definitely going to look into the apps you recommend. ✌

    xx, Des
    https://www.itsbetterinheels.com

    • Reply
      Oyin Edogi
      July 8, 2018 at 5:10 am

      I’m glad you liked the post! Insta stories are such a powerful tool to use and it’s fun!

  • Reply
    Danielle
    December 26, 2018 at 5:19 am

    I love my stories but I’m looking to step it up for 2019 and really make it a place people can’t wait to drop into. Thanks for these tips and for the friendly reminders on how to keep things fresh and engaging!

    Danielle | FollowMyGut.com <3

    • Reply
      Oyin Edogi
      January 9, 2019 at 9:32 pm

      It’s my pleasure dear! I’m glad I could be of help to you on this journey!

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