What About Instagram Stories?

What About Instagram Stories?

Have you recently asked yourself the question what about Instagram Stories?

If you are asking this cool question, then you have been following how these 15 second short video stories on Instagram have become all the rage since 2018!

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Instagram Stories is a wonderful way to convey your own unique narrative or share your special upcoming event through a series of photos or videos on Instagram.

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Your “Instagram Story” is time-dependent as it will only last on Instagram for 24 hours from the moment you post your story.  After this period, it will disappear from your followers’ view forever.

However, you can personally save your “Instagram Stories” to repost for another day!

What about Instagram Stories? is a basic introduction post into this most engaging tool on IG

This post is only meant to give you a basic introduction and review to Instagram Stories, and to show you how you can use it as a powerful tool to drive greater engagement and to build a huge following.

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Instagram Stories:  My Review Summary

Product Name:  Instagram Stories

Founder:  Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger

Product Type:  Video content that lives and is shared on social media (Instagram)

What Is It:  Video content on Instagram of max duration of 15 seconds that disappears in 24 hours

Made By: Instagram

Price: FREE.

Upgrade: None

Perks:

  • Highly engaging
  • Attracts new followers on Instagram
  • Short and direct video story of 15 seconds maximum
  • Video story disappears in 24 hours
  • Video stories can be later archived and turned into Highlights that will appear below your Bio on your Instagram profile

Best For:  Anyone who wants to increase their social media presence quickly. Great for Wannabe celebrities, Storytellers, Bloggers, Marketers, and Photographers!

Summary: Instagram Stories is the rage. It is great for anyone who wants to increase their social media presence quickly. This is ideal for wannabe celebrities, Storytellers, Bloggers, Marketers, and Photographers!

Rating:  90 out of 100

Recommended: Yes 


What about Instagram Stories?is essentially a slide show of visual content and 15 second video clips

Here's More About Instagram Stories

Instagram Stories is essentially a slide show of visual content and 15 second video clips that disappear in 24 hours. If you have archiving turned on for your Stories, they can be turned into highlights that appear below your bio on your Instagram profile.

What About Instagram Stories if you are a beginner?

What About Instagram Stories if you are a Beginner?

If I could offer one piece of advice to beginners on Instagram, it would be to start off posting only once a day. If you must post twice a day, space them far apart, i.e. about 6-8 hours apart. Otherwise if you have a large number of photos from an event or vacation, you could create a carousel post with up to 10 photos in 1 post or a collage of several photos and images together using Instagram’s layout app.

There are a couple of reasons I’d recommend only posting once a day. If you’ve ever been on Instagram and scrolled through your feed, I’m sure that you can imagine what it would be like if your feed started getting flooded with posts coming from one single Instagram account. Pretty soon you’d feel as though you were being spammed by this one account. Don’t be the person that does that.

Now I don’t say that you can’t post several times a day, but research has shown that if you post more than once a day you will reduce your engagement on your posts. In other words, you will get less likes and comments on each of your posts. This makes sense since you are dividing the attention of your followers by posting more than once a day.

It would not be a good idea to start posting more than once a day until you develop a dedicated following that loves your content so much that they can’t get enough of it, and wouldn’t mind seeing several posts a day.

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If you have lots to share and post to Instagram, then use Instagram Stories. Feel free to go crazy there because with Instagram Stories, people who want to know what you are up to will go look at your Instagram Story. And you won’t be hogging up other people’s Instagram feeds.

I’m excited to announce that my partner Felicia Lin has created a Facebook group called Instagram Demystified where she will be sharing tips on how to use Instagram.

How to post an Instagram Story

How to Post Your Instagram Story

As an example, here is how my partner Felicia Lin posted her Instagram Story by announcing her recent social media public workshop and seminar to her followers at the Science Industry and Business Library (SIBL) in New York City on June 19.

1st Slide:

Felicia Lin IG workshop

2nd Slide:

The biggest kept secret on Instagram

3rd Slide:

Instagram workshop in NYC on June 19

4th Slide:

Do not sweat the small stuff

Each new photo “event” in the series offers unique customizations on your smartphone that will allow you to create, overlay, and combine a collage of your own images, Instagram stock photos, icons, emojis, and illustrations.

5th Slide:

What About Instagram Stories is now a workshop at the Science and Business Library in NYC on June 19

Each slide can be set on a timer to allow you to properly pace each successive frame of your unfolding "story".

6th Slide:

Instagram and Pinterest Visual Marketing Tools

7th Slide:

Click Link in Bio

Not only this, with EACH frame you are not only limited to including a still photo, but each successive frame can be its own VIDEO....now just imagine how compelling your narrative can be!

How to Share Your Instagram Story

How To Share Your Instagram Story

Whenever you have shared your Instagram story, Instagram indicates you have posted a story by displaying a “red circle” (or sometimes "pinkish-gold" circle) around your profile photo in a queue running horizontally across your profile view.

After the viewer has read the story, that "red circle" will disappear.

After looking around a bit, I found this profile "ViewsbyKlara", as you can see this highly popular Instagram story-teller from Hanover, Germany has posted several stories in succession over a period of several days.

Views By Klara

Instagram also indicates you have shared an Instagram story to your followers by displaying the same “red circle” in a queue running horizontally across your follower’s feed.

For example, here while inside my Instagram feed you can see Felicia’s story posted as a “red circle” (or "pinkish-gold" circle) to the right of my 4 Seasons Design profile photo.

What About Instagram Stories with Felicia Lin

This is followed to her right by several other “pinkish-gold circles” from different Instagram users who all have posted their own Instagram stories within a 24 hour period.

Conclusion on what about Instagram Stories

Conclusion: What About Instagram Stories?

Ladies and Gents, this concludes my basic introduction and review for Instagram Stories.

Note, I would certainly be open and very interested to the possibility of following up this introduction with a detailed training module of how to use Instagram Stories.

Provided there will be enough folks here who would be interested in the training.

Please let me know in your comments below.

Important UPDATE NOTE:  I have since followed up and created a highly DETAILED training on Instagram Stories that is especially tailored for BEGINNERS. I feel I have a created an easy to follow and highly valuable training that you will enjoy.

No doubt, follow my simple training and you will be posting Instagram Stories in zero time!

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This was only brief orientation about Instagram Stories, of how you can create several eye-catching and compelling story posts using it, and how you can harness its unlimited narrative power to drive up your engagement numbers and to build a huge Instagram following.

All within a 24 hour period!

I certainly hope you enjoyed this introduction on "What About Instagram Stories?"

.As always, please feel free to make any comments below.

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KAJU is the band leader and founding member of OFF THE HOOK, one of the premiere dance party bands in the New York Tri-State Area. After contracting a mysterious hand disorder, Kaju now writes to help other musicians and artists deal with disabilities. Currently he is a Full-time Affiliate Marketer and 1-on-1 mentor at Wealthy Affiliate, a community that can help anyone start an online business without prior experience. This is where he teaches others how to make a great passive income. Read more about his story here!