5 types of ‘bloggers’ you’ll meet on Instagram

When you’re a wannabe blogger like me and are really-really interested in fashion (and stylish women), you end up following a lot of people online. You get their id’s from Vogue or you suddenly read about them somewhere, or your friend tells you that you have-to-have-to follow this one, and soon even Instagram is in on the plot (and guesses your secret ambition to harness a million followers) and begins to show you “recommendations”; and before you know it you’re following a 1000 people with very few people returning the favour – yes, let me be very frank about expressing my honest hurt. *sniff*

And after all that following and commenting (‘you-must-comment-for-them-to-comment-back’ – which NEVER works with me), you’re still stuck with 570 followers (Oh, shit, now its 566 – why are people unfollowing me?), you’re like @#$%, what am I doing wrong?

Anyway, long story short – I don’t think I have it in me yet to make it as an Instagram “visual” blogger – either I am really ugly or I lack skills, and so I have come back to wordpress, to well, try and analyse what are the “types” of bloggers ruling the online space.

But, before I start…

Disclaimer: This article does not intend to classify or discredit the uniqueness of each individual online by amassing them into “types”. It is merely an attempt to decode what is it that really works online.

  1. Head-to-toe perfectionists

They are the bloggers who look like they actually spent time to craft and curate every look for every photo they upload – I am sure every blogger does this – but this category actually adheres to the theme and pulls it off brilliantly. Case in point – That Boho Girl. Every look is perfect – boho – her makeup is never out of place – hair is always styled to perfection – her pictures makes me (and my blog) want to hide under a rock – yes, that level of perfection.

2. Wander-lusters

They are the bikini-clad, suntanned, beautifully-bleached haired people that you find sprawled under a coconut tree or sipping a martini on a hammock or water-babying it up at the Bahamas. In other words, they are the bloggers, who make the rest of us feel like we are leading really sucky lives. Their pictures make us want to throw a resignation letter at our bosses and take the first flight out to the exotic Fijis and Balis of the world – even when deep down we know that we neither have the money, the guts or the bodies to pull it off.

*Sigh*

3. Hot People

Well, this is a category of people who are just hot. They aren’t (usually) modelling clothes or selling looks or even promoting products – they are just really gorgeous and lead really gorgeous lives and post really gorgeous pictures of their really gorgeous lives. And since they amass an envious number of followers, thanks to their booming Instagram personality, soon they are modelling clothes and selling looks and promoting products. I think, they’re called “influencers”.

4. Hash-taggers

Well, this is a category of people who have managed to win followers thanks to using the right hashtags and following the right people, and tagging the right handles. Their content is average, their pictures are dull and they generally have no real theme to their blog. They are the ones who are just really smart. And really dedicated. And I tried to fit my blog into this bucket. But seems even this didn’t work out for me

5. Controversials

They are people who have an insane Instagram following due to cutthroat content that’s provocative and sometimes controversial. From a new generation of feminist artists like Nimish Bhanot to free-the-nipple activists, this is an interesting space to be in, if your work genuinely raises some good points. So, yes, some scope here.

Well, yeah, so that is it for now.

Some of you may argue that this is a simplistic view of the blogger landscape and I do agree – but who am I to delve in to the depth, anyway.

After all, I am just another wannabe blogger.

 

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5 Trends Instagram bloggers are OD-ing on.

Here’s a short post on what my Instagram-feed is full off. In other words, trends that everybody is OD-ing on.

1. Shoulder-show

Fashion bloggers across the world are in love with the off shoulder trend | Chai High is an Indian Fashion Blog started by Shivani Krishan

 

2. Sneaky Sneakers

Fashion bloggers across the world are in love with the white sneaker trend | Chai High is an Indian Fashion Blog started by Shivani Krishan

3. Floral-me-up

Fashion bloggers across the world are in love with the floral dress trend | Chai High is an Indian Fashion Blog started by Shivani Krishan

4. Boudoir glam

Fashion bloggers across the world are in love with the lingerie trend | Chai High is an Indian Fashion Blog started by Shivani Krishan

5. Ultra-torn denims

Fashion bloggers across the world are in love with the torn denim trend | Chai High is an Indian Fashion Blog started by Shivani Krishan

Hope, you enjoyed this post.

Would love to hear about what you think about these 5 trends of the season.

Have a happy and productive Monday everyone. 🙂

The 15 best Instagrams on my feed right now.

So I recently discovered how to get more people to see my Instagram posts. “Hashtag Marketing” they call it. So basically, there are these specific hashtags that are trending. And you need to find the relevant ones and just post it with your update.

Ta da! And just like that from a maximum of 21 likes per post, I have gone to a maximum of 133 likes. And God knows how many views. In just two weeks. Oh, now, that sounds like a tele-marketing commercial. 😉

Anyway, ever since a friend told me how to leverage this magic-tool, one that I really turned my nose down upon once, I have been posting left, right and centre. And hash-tagging everything left, right and centre too.

“Yes. Come on. You can fit one more hashtag, Shivani. Yeah. See.”

#StyleInspo #FashionInspo #OutfitInspo #LookInspo

Just #Inspo

Make every goddamn thing Inspo.

#ShivaniInspo

And many people have unfollowed me too, I guess. *sigh*

With my discovery of the wonder-tool, came the discovery of the “right” Instagram handles to follow.

Like Man Repeller. That Boho Girl. etc. etc.

You can follow me here. (It’s honestly not that bad. I think, you will like it.)

Anyway. Here’s what’s really hot on my Instagram feed right now. You can click on the names to be directed to their respective Instagram pages.

  1. Amrapali Jaipur

Amrapali Jewels' update on Chai High's Instagram home | Chai High is an Indian fashion blog started by Shivani Krishan.

2. Jaypore

Indian online website Jaypore on Chai High's Instagram home page | Chai High is an Indian fashion blog started by Shivani Krishan.

3. VOGUE India

Vogue India does a kurta makeover in this cool Instagram update | Chai High is an Indian Fashion Blog started by Shivani Krishan

4. New Outfitters

Super torn denims look so much cooler on Instagram | Chai High is an Indian Fashion Blog started by Shivani Krishan

5. Smrti Srivastava

A shirt worn backwards. Now doesn't that look awesome. | Chai High is an Indian Fashion Blog started by Shivani Krishan.

6. Balmain

Balmain does a mesh top and football earrings for their Instagram page | Don't miss the model's septum piercing | Chai High is an Indian Fashion Blog started by Shivani Krishan

7. Blaireadiebee

Orange heels meets white tunic meets blue jeans | Chai High is an Indian Fashion Blog started by Shivani Krishan

8. Man Repeller

Man Repeller's awesome look for Instagram | Chai High is an Indian Fashion Blog started by Shivani Krishan

9. Pallavi of That Desi Girl Blog

That Desi Girl teams a happy check jumpsuit with a hair band | Her beautiful long hair is the 'desi' in every picture | Chai High is an Indian Fashion blog started by Shivani Krishan

10. Kritika of That Boho Girl

That Boho Girl gets Color-popping right | Chai High is an Indian Fashion Blog started by Shivani Krishan

11. Amanda Shadforth

The White Sneaker trend shows no sign of dying | Chai High is an Indian Fashion Blog started by Shivani Krishan

12. Song of style

Loving the flowers and tasselled sandals in this Instagram post | Chai High is an Indian Fashion Blog started by Shivani Krishan

13. Nicole Warne

Love the fun-loving pose in this Instagram shot | Chai High is an Indian Fashion Blog started by Shivani Krishan

14. Scott Schuman of The Sartorialist

Black knee-high socks, black boots, grey shirt and an afro | The perfect look | Chai High is an Indian Fashion Blog started by Shivani Krishan

15. SALT.BY.SIMO

Love the top view angle in this Instagram update | Chai High is an Indian Fashion Blog started by Shivani Krishan

So, what did you think? I loved all of these posts and more. Do click on the handles you like and explore more posts.

And, in case you still don’t follow me on Instagram, here‘s a link. 🙂

Goodbye. And Happy Thursday to you.