31 Day #feedgoals Instagram Challenge by Tailwind + Adobe Spark
with 31 days of suggested topics for July.
Tailwind teamed up with Adobe Spark for a “Zero to Hero” challenge to grow your Instagram following.
The challenge was for the 31 days of May. Each day a topic was emailed with example posts and suggested hashtags to get things going.
It was a great opportunity to put the free trial for Tailwind for Instagram to work. The trial is 31 free posts. We were to use the free Adobe Spark site to create terrific images and use the new Tailwind for Instagram with its Hashtag Finder for scheduling.
The Hashtag Finder suggests relevant hashtags for your image
You can write the caption and Tailwind will save it for pasting into the caption. For this, you need to download the Tailwind App. Tailwind will remind you when it is time to post.
Adobe Spark was a new program for me. It’s free which is great. It does a lot of the creating for you. I will be doing a post about Adobe Spark soon. I used it exclusively during the month of May for Instagram images and blog post images. Those blog post images include vertical Pinterest-size ones. Posts: Spice Origins, Mother’s Day Spa Gifts, Smartphone Fashion Assistant, 7 Must Have Gardening Tools
All the images in this post were made using Adobe Spark. I am sharing my favorites from the 31 days #feedgoals Challenge.I enjoyed this project. I use, and love, Tailwind for my pinning but decided after the challenge not to pay for the Tailwind for Instagram. This was not because I didn’t like it, quite the contrary. If you need to schedule many Instagram posts give this a try. At the moment, I only post once a day and usually prepare the image the day of posting. I hope at some point to prepare my posts in advance. At that time I will activate Tailwind for Instagram to manage those posts.
I found the daily post topics most beneficial. It made it very easy, most days. A few were challenging when the topic was outside my usual scope. It was a good opportunity to push myself to come up with something relevant for these.
Did it increase my following and engagement? My followers grew steadily and there was a bit more engagement. I noticed a lot of the engagement from people who were not my followers.
To have posts prepared in advance, I need something like a 31-day list of topics.
Exactly like a 31-day list of topics!
Here is my 31 for the month of July. (I was going to do this as my first Mail Chimp attempt at gaining subscribers, but I think it is better to have it in the post. Subscribe if you like it.) Here is the link to the Word document 31-day list of IG Topics
Instagram Topics for July
- Monthly Goals or Canada Day
- Your Inspiration
- Quote of the Day
- Show your workspace or 4th of July
- What are you drinking?
- Throw Back Thursday
- What is new for you?
- Sweet Fragrance
- Enjoy Exercise
- Motivation Monday
- Color Story
- Coffee or Tea?
- Hometown Pride
- Just a few of my favorite things
- Selfie Sunday
- Something Sparkly
- Where would you rather be
- Moonlight Cocktails
- Natural Nature
- I made this
- Flatlay Friday
- Put your feet up
- Gratitude – 5 things you are grateful for
- Who are you today?
- Growing Things
- Morning Routine
- Taking a stroll
- Let’s do Lunch
- Divine Design
- Summer Fun