In this article, we will talk about how to write Instagram captions. Creating engaging, catchy captions usually isn’t easy. Most people only use emojis or just some funny words. But is it enough? Lately, many users are saying they love captions almost as much as the pictures which is a big deal if, you know how much of a visual platform Instagram is. Let’s not waste more time, I need to write another blog post then do editing. Quantity over quality over here, people. But that’s not how it works on Instagram.
Methods on Writing Good Captions on Instagram
1)Determine the Desired Reaction
What do you want people to do after reading your post? Do you want them to visit your website, do you want them to buy your product, do you want them to read more on this on your blog? Decide the reaction you seek. You need to plan all this, chaos brings destruction. (Although chaos and order are not opposite things, but this is way too deep for an Instagram blog.)
2)What is the Purpose of the Post?
You need to know what the purpose is of the post. Sometimes it’s just visuals you liked sure, but even then there’s a reason. The reason is that you liked it, and you wanted others to see. So, what is your reason for posting that specific post? Is this to inspire your followers, or to educate them? Are you posting this because you want to give a face to your brand, or is it for promotion? Know the purpose.
If you want to know how to write Instagram captions, you need to understand all this. I believe in you.
3)Write the Caption
Most users suggest you should write using the Notes app. They also say voice to text works better, which I partly agree. I’d use voice too if I wasn’t in office.
Now get to it. You made the plan, you thought about the reaction, you thought about the purpose. Now it’s time to do it. Honestly, most people like captions that are emotional. You know why? Because you can’t fake them. For deep down, we all want the real. Because we just settle for the fake trying to justify with everyone’s doing the same. See this reaction I got? This is because of some captions I looked at.
4)Emotional Responses & Effect of Art
“She was a diamond in a quarry full of quartz.”
“If people were rain, then I was drizzle and she was a hurricane.”
The one above is one of the quotes I love the most. It’s from a John Green book, called “Looking for Alaska”. One of the greatest young adult books, be sure to check it out.
Using book quotes for captions is a great idea, because the audience usually likes it, and it is real. It is art, people. Art is what separates us from animals, wake up already. This is a controlled form of art itself, life became mediocrity instead of art, think about what that means. If you want to stand out, you are going to be real. Not should, not will, not ‘gotta’. Going to. How to write Instagram captions? Well, you have to be a bit real. Harsh but true.
After you wrote your post or caption (by the way, you can use apps to format your captions), choose a couple hashtags for the post. The hashtags have to go along with your post and caption, remember. You can find apps for tags too. If you choose one, they’ll find you others that are related to it.
This is the moment of truth. Post it and stick around for the first 45 minutes, or at least for the first 10 to 15 minutes, to hang out with your followers and gain engagement. If they comment fast, respond to them fast. Don’t forget, the first 45 minutes on Instagram are the most important in order to be a popular post.
The post is the start of something, not the end. The caption gets a reaction, it starts a connection, keeping it going increases attraction.
Keep an eye on Insights and Analytics. See what your audience likes and what they don’t like. If you go with your audience’s taste and evolve together, you’re bound to grow.
In this article, we talked about How to Write Instagram Captions. I gave you 7 methods, I got too artsy, probably got way too real for a website and blog like this. But hey, enjoy it while it lasts. If there really is anyone reading these, of course.
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