Tips, Tricks, and Hacks for Instagram stories by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY blog.

Growing a Following: Tips, Tricks, & Hacks for Instagram Stories (+Video!)

When Instagram first rolled out their Stories feature (aka snaps 2.0), I think I can speak for all of us when I say I was a tiny bit skeptical. Mostly I was seriously overwhelmed by the idea of having to create even more content to keep up on all of the social platforms. I never really got into Snapchat for personal use because my everyday business is so social media heavy that I didn’t want another thing to think about outside of that.

Once I tried out an IG stories or two and realized I could share with even more of you within the same platform I loved the most, I dropped Snapchat like a hot rock. Do you all still use it often, or just for personal messages with friends?! I know a lot of you really loved the Snapchat content, so I’m super curious about what you think of us only on IG stories! Do you use both, or prefer one over the other? Let me know!

In the meantime, our team has become pretty obsessed with dreaming up tips, tricks, and hacks for Instagram stories. Not only did we compile some not-so-well-known tricks of the trade, but we broke it down into some simple design inspirations for jazzing things up on the fly. Did I mention we even put together a video version for you to see them in action?!…

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It’s been really fun to think of new ways to creatively show our content – plus, we’re always super inspired by other creatives. Some of our favorites to follow are @alilabelle, @mattcrump, @peytonperry, @shopbando, @imakestagram, @topher, @designlovefest@aimeemazzenga, @brightbazaar, @jeffreydgerson & @glossier!

What do ya think? Did you learn anything new? Are there any major tricks we missed? Would love to hear your tips, ideas, and favorites to follow too!…

Tips, Tricks, and Hacks for Instagram stories by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY blog.
Tips, Tricks, and Hacks for Instagram stories by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY blog.
Tips, Tricks, and Hacks for Instagram stories by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY blog.

Kayla Haykin

Besides being the operations and marketing manager for Sugar & Cloth, Kayla Haykin also dabbles in online shopping – a job she finds very important.

You can find her around the studio sourcing inspiration for the next big trends and Sugar & Cloth favorites..

Read more from Kayla Haykin

Tips, Tricks, and Hacks for Instagram stories by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY blog.

Growing a Following: Tips, Tricks, & Hacks for Instagram Stories (+Video!)

When Instagram first rolled out their Stories feature (aka snaps 2.0), I think I can speak for all of us when I say I was a tiny bit skeptical. Mostly I was seriously overwhelmed by the idea of having to create even more content to keep up on all of the social platforms. I never really got into Snapchat for personal use because my everyday business is so social media heavy that I didn’t want another thing to think about outside of that.

Once I tried out an IG stories or two and realized I could share with even more of you within the same platform I loved the most, I dropped Snapchat like a hot rock. Do you all still use it often, or just for personal messages with friends?! I know a lot of you really loved the Snapchat content, so I’m super curious about what you think of us only on IG stories! Do you use both, or prefer one over the other? Let me know!

In the meantime, our team has become pretty obsessed with dreaming up tips, tricks, and hacks for Instagram stories. Not only did we compile some not-so-well-known tricks of the trade, but we broke it down into some simple design inspirations for jazzing things up on the fly. Did I mention we even put together a video version for you to see them in action?!…

Tips, Tricks, and Hacks for Instagram stories by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY blog.Tips, Tricks, and Hacks for Instagram stories by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY blog.Tips, Tricks, and Hacks for Instagram stories by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY blog.Tips, Tricks, and Hacks for Instagram stories by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY blog.Tips, Tricks, and Hacks for Instagram stories by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY blog.Tips, Tricks, and Hacks for Instagram stories by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY blog.Tips, Tricks, and Hacks for Instagram stories by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY blog.Tips, Tricks, and Hacks for Instagram stories by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY blog.Tips, Tricks, and Hacks for Instagram stories by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY blog.Tips, Tricks, and Hacks for Instagram stories by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY blog.Tips, Tricks, and Hacks for Instagram stories by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY blog.

It’s been really fun to think of new ways to creatively show our content – plus, we’re always super inspired by other creatives. Some of our favorites to follow are @alilabelle, @mattcrump, @peytonperry, @shopbando, @imakestagram, @topher, @designlovefest@aimeemazzenga, @brightbazaar, @jeffreydgerson & @glossier!

What do ya think? Did you learn anything new? Are there any major tricks we missed? Would love to hear your tips, ideas, and favorites to follow too!…

Tips, Tricks, and Hacks for Instagram stories by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY blog.
Tips, Tricks, and Hacks for Instagram stories by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY blog.
Tips, Tricks, and Hacks for Instagram stories by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY blog.

Kayla Haykin

Besides being the operations and marketing manager for Sugar & Cloth, Kayla Haykin also dabbles in online shopping – a job she finds very important.

You can find her around the studio sourcing inspiration for the next big trends and Sugar & Cloth favorites..

Read more from Kayla Haykin

Comments

  • Natasha

    08.31.17

    Sooo cool!!! My only issue is I can’t get the background solid color to work… do you put your thumb on the color wheel AFTER you take a pic or when?!???

  • I WAS SCEPTICAL WITH IG STORIES AT FIRST TOO BUT NOW I LOVE USING IT ! AND I KEEP SNAPSHAT BUT FOR MY PERSONAL ACCOUNT AND SHARE SOME MOMENTS WITH MY FRIENDS :)

  • Caitlin

    09.22.17

    Thank you so much for these hacks! At first I didn’t really know what to do with Insta sorties but now I love getting creative!

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