Instagram is one of the most popular apps out there, and this week’s Tutorial Tuesday explained the basics of handling an Instagram account. This is important info, because we’re going to be introducing more and more Instagram Missions to Crowdtap!
We know, we know, new things can be scary- but you Tappers nailed it! We launched a #CrowdtapHalloween Instagram Mission to give Tappers a chance to practice and picked 8 of our favorite submissions. Remember, from now on, we’ll be launching a Mission every Tuesday after the week’s tutorial is live. Our top picks from those missions will receive 500 bonus points AND be featured in that week’s follow-up Thumbs Up Thursday post (dedicated to showing off the awesome-ness that is our Tappers).
Now, let’s give it up for the spooktastic Halloween submissions from our #CrowdtapHalloween Instagram Mission!
Photo Credit: Brenda G
Is that a Folger’s can that we spy with our little eye? It’s gotten something of a makeover, and is all prepped and primed for Halloween spookiness. We love how Brenda’s photo is composed perfectly as a square photo. While Instagram now allows you to upload photos of any size, we find that uploading square photos keeps your feed consistent and clean.
Photo Credit: Dianne M
Here at Crowdtap, we believe that EVERYONE’S voice accounts, and Dianne seems to agree. This skeletal Tapper sitting in a nest of cobwebs just screams HALLOWEEN. Just waiting on that Sample to arrive… still waiting…
Photo Credit: Chey R
#our #pumpkins #yay #lol #meow #gerr #lovecrowdtap #crowdtaphalloween
These are the hashtags that Chey R included alongside the mandatory mission hashtags. A great way to get your posts in front of as many eyes as possible is to add relevant hashtags. You can take a look at what’s trending, and Instagram will even let you know how many other posts are using your same hashtags. The more posts a hashtag has, the more popular they are (and trust us, #meow is a pretty poppin’ hashtag).
Photo Credit: Elura P
We thought Elura’s submission was a super creative DIY project for budget-friendly homes! She filled little containers to create “creepy lab jar experiments.” Just fill them up with some candy and you’ve got some edible decorations to trick (or treat) your guests with! Oh, and check out the filter she used on her photo (you’ll find tons of them on Instagram, so it may take some time to try them all out and find which one suits your photo best).
Photo Credit: Laurel W
We can’t say no to a good party, especially when there’s #JohnsonvilleSausage and unicorns involved! Laurel has set up a great Halloween party space using bright pops of colors and making sure that the little ones are dressed the part! P.S. That is one stylish skeleton.
Photo Credit: Maryann A
The creepy crawlies in Maryann’s house are weaving a web… a treacherous trap for one thing, and one thing only: her favorite Folgers Flavors Mocha. We did mention in the mission description that we’d be on the lookout for some creative ways to incorporate our favorite brands. Be careful that YOU don’t get caught in that nefarious net next!
Photo Credit: Nikki E
Remember what we said earlier about adding in hashtags to make your photo more “searchable?” Well, take a look at the hashtags that Nikki used: “It’s not easy decorating the outside of an apartment but I think we’re managing #pumpkins #pumpkinpainting #paintedpumpkins #bb8 #jackskellington #joker #sully #batman #jackpumpkin #jokerpumpkim #monstersinc #starwars #theforceawakens #episodevii #halloween #halloweendecorations #decorations #jackolantern #jokerlantern #monsterwreath #crowdtaphalloween #lovecrowdtap”
Make sure your hashtags are trending, especially around major holidays. For example, #pumpkins has 1,691,584 posts (’tis the season of pumpkin everything, after all).
Photo Credit: Jessica H
Blood splatter? Check. Spiders? Check. Bats? Check. Foreboding message not to enter or else? Check. This has all of the elements of a classic Halloween decoration. One more thing that we have to commend Jessica H on- her photo framing (note how her photo is the same width as the images above, but isn’t as tall). Remember how we said earlier that square images will make your feed look consistent? So does adding a border, or white space to the sides of your photo. That way, your feed (which is basically a grid of photos) will have “margins” and look extremely professional!
Congrats to this week’s winning Tappers! Tune in next week for Tutorial Tuesday and another chance to win bonus points and a feature in Thumbs Up Thursday!