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How I edit my photos for Instagram

How I edit my photos for Instagram

Everyone has a personal style.  I happen to like photos that are bright, vibrant and colorful.  Admittedly I brighten photos more than I normally would ... because brighter photos tends to do better in Instagram.  If this photo were to be printed I'd tone down the highlights and decrease the exposure.  That said - I...
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By MaggieLovesOrbit, October 16, 2017
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How to create a dynamic InstaStory out of your photos

How to create a dynamic InstaStory out of your photos

Instagram loves Videos Videos are easy to consume especially when they are between 7 to 15 seconds in length. But what if you have photos and you want to use them to tell a video story? Here's how: Select no more than 9 photos. Use an app that allows you to piece photos together.  I...
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By MaggieLovesOrbit, October 9, 2017
Comment pods are so 2016.  Try these 20 ideas instead

Comment pods are so 2016. Try these 20 ideas instead

Comment pods are like security blankets.  They give you a false sense of security that you're getting "engagement".  In a previous article I wrote about why comment pods can actually be hurting you versus helping you and for those of you I've talked to directly ... I sensed a nervousness in letting it go. That's...
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By MaggieLovesOrbit, October 4, 2017
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Pavlov and Instagram

Pavlov and Instagram

Humans are hardwired for creativity and connection.  We seek validity and intimacy.  We want to be seen. That’s why the decrease in engagement is turning the Instagram community upside down. It’s touching a nerve in our amygdala.  Often called the lizard brain (because it’s thought to be the oldest part of our brain) … the...
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By MaggieLovesOrbit, September 18, 2017
Shadow ban freakout

Shadow ban freakout

I've been Instagram Shadow Banned I think you'll agree with me when I say reach and visibility has gone down on Instagram.  It's really hard to get as much followers, likes and comments and you might be sensing engagement overall is down. Well as it turns out the the rumours about the Instagram shadow ban...
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By MaggieLovesOrbit, September 8, 2017
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#GOFACE Photo Round Up

#GOFACE Photo Round Up

We’ve partnered up with EarthRated on a contest to find your dog’s best #GOFACE (that funny face they make when they need to go doo doo). To start things off here are a few of Maggie and Orbit’s I got to #goface.  We’ll be watching your entries as well to share them with the community….

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By MaggieLovesOrbit, August 28, 2017
Why Comment Pods Could be Stifling Your Instagram Account

Why Comment Pods Could be Stifling Your Instagram Account

Comment Pods – What Are They? WHO: An Instagram Comment Pod is a group not to exceed 15 people who are in the same niche and have a mutual goal to increase their following. WHAT:  The goal of the group is to leverage the algorithm to favor their posts.  The way this is done is…

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By MaggieLovesOrbit, July 12, 2017
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6 Instagram Dogs that have between 500,000 and 1 Million followers

6 Instagram Dogs that have between 500,000 and 1 Million followers

Curious about dogs with over 500,000 followers but not yet over a million?  I was as well so I created this list.  (Updated June 13, 2017 and does not include feature accounts).  If you happen to know of any other dogs that belong in this club - comment below so I can add them to...
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By MaggieLovesOrbit, June 13, 2017
How to add multiple links through your Instagram Bio

How to add multiple links through your Instagram Bio

Instagram currently only lets you use one website address for your bio.  But what do you do when you want to link to more than just one link?  The good news is you can. Google up “how to have multiple links on instagram” and you’ll quickly find many articles promoting Linktree.  I myself used it…

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By MaggieLovesOrbit, June 12, 2017
I have reached crazy dog lady status

I have reached crazy dog lady status

I love my Maggie dog so much I had to get her a playmate.  So I got another one…. Orbit. I talk about them all the time. They have their own Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Tumbler Account. I probably spend more on them then I do on myself each month.  And they certainly eat better…

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By MaggieLovesOrbit, July 28, 2016
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