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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𝗖𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗙𝗹𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗵 𝘎𝘰𝘥 𝘨𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘴 𝘶𝘴 𝘯𝘦𝘸 𝘦𝘺𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘦𝘦 𝘏𝘪𝘴 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘯, 𝘯𝘦𝘸 𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘏𝘪𝘴 𝘷𝘰𝘪𝘤𝘦, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢 𝘯𝘦𝘸 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭 𝘏𝘪𝘴 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦! Most of my life, I've lived near beautiful palm trees. 🌴 I grew up in ☀️ 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 🔥. You could always count on a palm tree 🌴 to splash a bit of paradise in almost any season. Perhaps, that's why God compares His people to a palm trees. Like a palm tree, we were created to flourish!!! 🌷 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘦𝘰𝘶𝘴 𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘧𝘭𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘩 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘢𝘭𝘮 𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘦…, Psalm 92:12 New American Standard Bible 𝙒𝙝𝙮 𝙙𝙞𝙙 𝙂𝙤𝙙 𝙘𝙝𝙤𝙤𝙨𝙚 𝙖 𝙥𝙖𝙡𝙢 𝙩𝙧𝙚𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙢𝙖𝙠𝙚 𝙃𝙞𝙨 𝙥𝙤𝙞𝙣𝙩? Okay, there were probably lush palm trees around Israel, but let's consider a few palm attributes. Here are three thoughts to consider. ✅ Palm trees are perennials and not seasonal. We can flourish in any season! ✅ Palm trees can withstand drought. We can remain faithful during setbacks and dry business seasons. ✅ Palm trees bear fruit. We can bear spiritual and tangible seed-bearing fruit in every area of our lives. 𝗬𝗼𝘂 were created to flourish. Blessings! Marisa 𝘋𝘪𝘨𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘭 𝘚𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘨𝘪𝘴𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘊𝘦𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘧𝘪𝘦𝘥 𝘊𝘰𝘱𝘺𝘸𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘳
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.
- Promote a product.
- Share industry tips!
- Provide a list of helpful books.
- Tell an inspiring story.
- Share customer endorsements.
- Share images of DMs, Tweets, Comments.
- 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. I used to love camp at Starbucks for a few hours and write. 💻 I would sip my favorite Vanilla Latte and cranked out work in an uninterrupted environment. ☕️ No more can do. 😞 Today, many are working in a makeshift setup at home, and they 𝙛𝙞𝙣𝙙 𝙞𝙩 𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙣𝙜𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙤 𝙗𝙚 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙙𝙪𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙫𝙚. It's hard to separate your work and personal activity. Here are some major productivity killers that most ignore. ➡️ No designated work area. ➡️ No business hours set. ➡️ No clear project plan. ➡️ No uninterrupted focus sessions to leverage your genius. ➡️No margin for appointments. Use the five tips in this post to reset your productivity and maximize your day. 🤓 𝗕𝗼𝗻𝘂𝘀 𝗧𝗶𝗽: 🎉 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.
Create an Instagram Carousel Post and tag me. Let’s start the engagement!
Digital Strategist and Certified Copywriter