Grow Your Credibility with Carousel Posts

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Use Instagram to Post Micro Content

Posting on Instagram is a great way to provide valuable content and creatively showcase your knowledge.

Although Instagram images are engaging, one picture isn’t always worth a thousand words. You may need multiple photos or videos to communicate your message.

Carousel posts can help you grow your credibility as you share your expertise through multiple images.

 

What is a Carousel Post?

A carousel post allows you to post multiple images in one post by using the stack of tiles icon. Here’s today’s example.

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๐—–๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—™๐—น๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ตโฃ โฃ ๐˜Ž๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ถ๐˜ด ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ ๐˜๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ, ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ ๐˜๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ท๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ ๐˜๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ! โฃ โฃ Most of my life, I've lived near beautiful palm trees. ๐ŸŒด โฃ โฃ I grew up in โ˜€๏ธ California, and I currently live in Nevada. The Nevada hot desert is scenically dry and barren, but palm trees live in denial of their environment and intense heat ๐Ÿ”ฅ. โฃ โฃ You could always count on a palm tree ๐ŸŒด to splash a bit of paradise in almost any season. โฃ โฃ Perhaps, that's why God compares His people to a palm trees. Like a palm tree, we were created to flourish!!! ๐ŸŒทโฃ โฃ ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ด ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ง๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฉ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ…, Psalm 92:12 New American Standard Bibleโฃ โฃ ๐™’๐™๐™ฎ ๐™™๐™ž๐™™ ๐™‚๐™ค๐™™ ๐™˜๐™๐™ค๐™ค๐™จ๐™š ๐™– ๐™ฅ๐™–๐™ก๐™ข ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™š๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ข๐™–๐™ ๐™š ๐™ƒ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ฅ๐™ค๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ฉ? Okay, there were probably lush palm trees around Israel, but let's consider a few palm attributes. โฃ โฃ Here are three thoughts to consider. โฃ โฃ โœ… Palm trees are perennials and not seasonal. We can flourish in any season! โฃ โฃ โœ… Palm trees can withstand drought. We can remain faithful during setbacks and dry business seasons. โฃ โฃ โœ… Palm trees bear fruit. We can bear spiritual and tangible seed-bearing fruit in every area of our lives.โฃ โฃ ๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚ were created to flourish. โฃ โฃ Blessings!โฃ โฃ Marisaโฃ ๐˜‹๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜š๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜Š๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜บ๐˜ธ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ

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How many images can I upload in a Carousel post?

You can upload up to 10 images or videos in one post.

 

How do I create a carousel post?

You can use Canva to create perfectly-sized images for the carousel posts and even add Canva stickers to turn them into videos.

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Here are a few ideas for carousel posts.

  1. Promote a product.
  2. Share industry tips!
  3. Provide a list of helpful books.
  4. Tell an inspiring story.
  5. Share customer endorsements.
  6. Share images of DMs, Tweets, Comments.
  7. Post a series of conference photos with highlights.

 

Bonus: My favorite (also the easiest of all) is repurposed content.

Take your blog, podcast, or published book content, and create a series of valuable information on one topic.

You’ll set yourself apart as an authority on the subject, and those scrolling through the feed will want more.

 

Quick Tips for Better Engagement

  • Be sure to leverage the description area and provide bonus content to your post.
  • Make sure your first image has an engaging title.
  • Add a call to action to the last image.
  • Tag people that would find your content helpful to kickstart engagement.
  • Add your city location to connect with local influencers.

 

Example of Bonus Tip to Create Engagement

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Where we work has changed dramatically–even if you have worked from home in the past.โฃ โฃ I used to love camp at Starbucks for a few hours and write. ๐Ÿ’ปโฃ โฃ I would sip my favorite Vanilla Latte and cranked out work in an uninterrupted environment. โ˜•๏ธ โฃ โฃ No more can do. ๐Ÿ˜žโฃ โฃ Today, many are working in a makeshift setup at home, and they ๐™›๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ž๐™ฉ ๐™˜๐™๐™–๐™ก๐™ก๐™š๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™—๐™š ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™ค๐™™๐™ช๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ซ๐™š. โฃ โฃ It's hard to separate your work and personal activity. โฃ โฃ Here are some major productivity killers that most ignore. โฃ โฃ โžก๏ธ No designated work area.โฃ โฃ โžก๏ธ No business hours set. โฃ โฃ โžก๏ธ No clear project plan. โฃ โฃ โžก๏ธ No uninterrupted focus sessions to leverage your genius.โฃ โฃ โžก๏ธNo margin for appointments. โฃ โฃ Use the five tips in this post to reset your productivity and maximize your day. ๐Ÿค“โฃ โฃ ๐—•๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐—ง๐—ถ๐—ฝ: ๐ŸŽ‰โฃ Close your planner at the end of the day. This triggers a mind signal that your workday is over and provides closure so you can rest and reset.

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Create an Instagram Carousel Post and tag me. Let’s start the engagement!

 

Stay resilient!

Marisa Shadrick

Digital Strategist and Certified Copywriter

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