April Instagram Snap Recap

April Instagram Snap RecapIt’s time for my April Instagram snap recap! I’ve been focusing a lot on instagram this year. I love getting to interact with beauty and lifestyle accounts everyday. There’s so much bad in the world that beauty is my happy place where I forget about all the negativity. Once or twice a week I haul all my makeup upstairs, pull out some magazines and props and create flatlays for my insta. It’s so much fun for me, I’m sure my husband thinks I’m crazy but whatever!

I’m currently sitting near the 1100 followers mark. I had just hit 1000 when I posted my March 2018 Instagram Snap Recap. Since starting My YouTube Channel I’ve been devoting a little bit more time to filming and editing (even though I have only 18 subscribers xD) so I haven’t had quite as much time on my hands for insta.

New Instagram Algorithm

Instagram has changed their algorithm once again. They aren’t going back to a chronological feed but they are supposedly trying to stop spamming our feeds with posts from three days ago. The change I’ve noticed however is that the posts that I DO double tap on disappear from my feed and instagram leaves the ones that I haven’t double tapped on. WTF. Also hashtags now have a top posts scroll AND a recent posts scroll. I thought this would be great at first but I think a lot of people are just scrolling through the top posts so it’s harder to get your recent post noticed.

April Instagram Snap Recap

May instagram challenge

May Instagram Goals

Many of you know that Nova and I are doing an instagram challenge for May! all the details are in my #SpringintoSummer2018 Blog Post, I’d love it if some of you beauties followed along with us! My follower goal for insta this month is 1300.

What are your May instagram goals?

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  1. May 9, 2018 / 9:42 pm

    I hate Instagram right now. It’s hard to see the content from people I like, I literally have to visit their pages because half the time I don’t see it in the feed…

    • AlwaysCleia
      May 9, 2018 / 10:14 pm

      Me too, I had to turn on notifications for a whole bunch of accounts but half the time I click the notification and it doesn’t even take me to their feed. It’s so frustrating πŸ™

      • May 9, 2018 / 10:18 pm

        Arg, they need to stop messing with it. They just want to drive traffic to the top accounts that make money, screw them, what about us lol

        • AlwaysCleia
          May 11, 2018 / 3:16 pm

          Agreed, how are smaller accounts supposed to grow to the point where they can make money!? It’s such a stupid system. And I hate that I can only put a swipe on stories to take people to my website if I have over a certain amount of followers (which I don’t). Grrrr!

          • May 11, 2018 / 9:09 pm

            I was looking into that too and it’s insane. Those people have more privileges than us at the bottom lol. Not fair.

          • AlwaysCleia
            May 12, 2018 / 10:09 pm

            Especially for a free platform, darn you Instagram! 😠

  2. Paintwriterblue
    May 5, 2018 / 11:27 am

    Ive been trying to figure out how to better use my instagram for my blog, my goals are to try and post a photo everyday so I might use your list πŸ˜‰

    • AlwaysCleia
      May 6, 2018 / 10:03 pm

      That would be awesome!! Let me know if you do by using the hashtag so I can see your posts!

  3. May 5, 2018 / 9:46 am

    I’m not a complainer but the new algorithm is so bad. I’ve posted every day this week and I’ve barely seen a difference. I’m giving up haha. Just followed you on Instagram by the way πŸ™‚

    • AlwaysCleia
      May 6, 2018 / 10:00 pm

      I hate it so much! I used to get a lot more engagement and it’s cut in half during the recent weeks. Oh well… I followed back!

  4. It Girl
    May 5, 2018 / 9:28 am

    I hate the fact that the display is not chronological anymore…

    • AlwaysCleia
      May 5, 2018 / 9:45 am

      Ugh me too πŸ™ Maybe one day they’ll bring it back

  5. May 4, 2018 / 8:15 pm

    Wow I didn’t know that Instagram changed their algorithms. How strange…

    • AlwaysCleia
      May 4, 2018 / 9:49 pm

      I just want social media to stay the same for long enough that I can figure it out πŸ˜‚

      • May 5, 2018 / 11:30 am

        Right?? πŸ˜‚

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