Instagram Round-up: All the best tips from the BritMums community

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We made it through January hurray! I don’t know about you but I’ve had a serious case of the January blues. Blogging at this time of year can be disheartening but I have been spending lots of time over on Instagram: my ‘happy place’ it makes me feel loads better. I’ve seen so many excellent posts about Instagram over the last few weeks so without further ado, here are the best Instagram tips, tricks, and thoughts from the BritMums community.

Karen from My Winter and Jonah has shared her top tips on how to boost your Instagram organically. I loved her insights and am always blown away by a special couple of photos that Karen has shared across social media which have amounted to over a million likes! Totally inspiring. 

Hilariously, my most popular photo to date is this one… It seems to fly around Insta, go quiet for a little while and then pick up again! It's Jonah at 2 months old… So if you haven't seen it before, here it is, enjoy! What's your most favourite/popular pic @liss_andtheboys @carterandus @baileyandosc @wishesandwellies ?This boy 👌🏻. • • • • • #baby #perfectbabies #justbaby #igcutest #babypix #littlefierceones #momswithcameras #ig_kids #igkiddies #UniteinMotherHood #our_everyday_moments #kidslookbook #lastmodels #littleandbrave #clickinmoms #kidsforreal #dearestviewfinder #mom_hub #magicofchildhood #kindredmemories #pixelkids #simplychildren #dearphotographer #childofig #childhoodunplugged #ocl_158

A photo posted by Jonah & Winter (I'm Karen 🙋🏻) (@mywinterandjonah) on

I really enjoyed reading advice from some of Instagram’s top travel bloggers over on Tin Box Traveller. This is a really great post put together by Claire and a great place to start if you want to do some goal setting. 

We all know posting photos of your kids on Instagram, they can be tricky. Sharon from Life After the Playground has 10 tricks for posting photos of kids on Instagram – when they are teens and tweens. There are some really great ideas for poses, check it out! 

Victoria from Butterfly Crafts has shared 6 great tips to help you make the most of your Instagram. It was good to be reminded to make the most of the clickable link in your profile, I am always forgetting to do this.

Hannah from What Hannah Did Next asks: What kind of Instagrammer are you? In Hannah’s words “Who doesn’t love looking through a book or magazine that has pretty pictures. I like that your feed becomes your story and you can make it anything you want it to be.” 

Speaking of what type of Instagrammer you are, I really like the way Fashion Mommy uses her Instagram for showcasing her personal style. For her, it’s a visual, online diary of photographs and images. She has really found her niche on Instagram with her fashion style posts getting the most engagement. 

Fiona from Dolly Dowsie has managed to gain two thousand followers and doubled her engagement in just one month! This is a really insightful article packed full of tips to help you grow your Instagram organically and increase engagement on what you’re posting. 

Last but not least a brilliant article from one of my all-time fav Instagrammers. Harriet from Toby and Roo has grown her Instagram by a staggering amount. If you want to know how to go from 0 to 50k in just 12 months you absolutely have to read this. 

Who's coming to FLEX APPEAL MANCHESTER tomorrow? 👯⚡️🎉 I'm going to be there to flex shit up with @mother_pukka 👯🙌🏻 supporting her amazing #flexappeal campaign for flexible working 💻📱for people who happen to be parents (and everyone else too! 👊🏻👊🏻) Why 🤔? Because I've been been told "put some make up on 💄💅🏼 on and get into work" when suffering with morning sickness 😷, because I've heard my husband 👱🏼 told "What do you want TWO weeks off for?!" When asking for his paternity rights 😱😠 and because I don't think it's right that I've been told off 🗣 for looking "too happy" in a Facebook photo 📱while off sick during a miscarriage from a baby centred workplace. ☹️ I'm joining @mother_pukka – are you? ✊🏻💪🏻 #parentingtheshitoutoflife #motherpukka

A photo posted by Parenting Blogger 💕 Harriet (@tobyandroo) on

As always here is a mini round-up of 5 of my favourite Instagrammers, and my top picks for February:

@muminthemadhouse – Jen is attempting to live a creative life in The Mad House with 2 boys aged 10 & 11. Fuelled by tea, fabric and stationery, addicted to washi tape.

@jennyseaves – Writer of Monkey and Mouse is a great lover of the outdoors and creator of #Whatevertheweatherkids hashtag.

@lecoindemel – is a mama to 4, self-confessed food addict and a night owl fuelled by coffee (sounds like me!) 

@caro_mad – is a family and lifestyle blogger and writer. She loves travel, stationery, interior design and all the beautiful things in life. 

@familyoffduty – is travelling the world with her family and documenting and sharing all of their adventures with us on Instagram. 

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About Amy Treasure

Amy is a 36-year-old married mum of two teenagers and a toddler. Life is hectic flitting between talking career choices one minute and arranging play dates the next. She blogs at Amy Treasure.Com which started as her creative outlet, and turned into an exciting full-time job where she gets to do stuff like being a presenter in a film at The Royal Opera House and speaking live on BBC radio! A social media butterfly; Amy loves Instagram and calls it her happy place. She is co-creator of #LittleFierceOnes an Instagram community that celebrates the freedom and beauty of childhood.


  1. 06 February 2017 / 15:26

    Thank you for the top tips, I’ll be bookmarking the posts linked as I’m hoping to improve my instagram this year.

  2. 07 February 2017 / 12:29

    This is such an interesting post. I love Instagram and have started following a few of the accounts mentioned. Thanks for the inspiration!