Do You + Be Kind: Growing Your Instagram – Part 5

Okay y’all…I’m so excited to bring this post to you as part of the Do You + Be Kind: Growing Your Instagram series!!  Who better to ask than some of your very favorite Instagram pros, and I can speak from personal experience that these boss ladies are the real deal.  I asked these women to be part of my series (and could have included so many more amazing ladies too!!), because I truly admire how they embody the main principals of the series: they stay true to themselves, their style, their brand, their businesses…and they exhibit kindness along the way.  Couldn’t ask for a better group of pals, you guys.  Take in what they’re giving you!  They’re letting you see behind the scenes of their growth, their personal experiences with the IG app, specifics on what works for them, and…I wonder if you’ll notice a common thread through many of the tips + tricks shared here…😉
(All accounts linked at the end – go follow these amazing IG buddies o’ mine!)

Thank you to these amazing pals for sharing their tips, tricks + kindness with us all!  I learn from them daily…go give them some love today!:

That’s it, friends!  I sure hope this Do You + Be Kind series on organic IG growth has been helpful in some way for you, and if you missed any of the previous four posts, see below to catch up!  Appreciate you stopping by the blog to join in the discussion, and here’s to staying true to ourselves AND spreading kindness along our way!

  1. Kelly

    June 25th, 2018 at 10:17 pm

    I truly love what you gathered here Erin. It’s a jackpot of goodness for us to learn from. Thank you for taking so much time to help us all grow. My favorite part was “there is room for all of us here on Instagram.” Thank you !

  2. Erin | Cotton Stem

    June 26th, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    Jenn’s advice has stuck with me since my start on IG–loved that!

  3. Lari

    June 25th, 2018 at 11:47 pm

    I love your stories on IG and I’m learning and researching from the best of you all and from different categories as well, I’m still trying to find out what it is I want to share, because I really want to share it all but think, maybe I shouldn’t. I enjoy and follow most of these ladies, so I know I’ll learn a lot from ya’ll!

  4. Erin | Cotton Stem

    June 26th, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    So much good, wise advice here, and I know you’ll find your way as you go!

  5. Christine Johnson

    June 26th, 2018 at 3:52 am

    I could not have chosen better gals for this post!! I love every single one of you!!!

  6. Erin | Cotton Stem

    June 26th, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    They are the real deal! Hugs, my friend!

  7. Jill

    June 26th, 2018 at 8:06 am

    thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU for posting this series Erin! I have learned so much about “the how to’s” to grow my business from you! You are such an inspiration and someone I aspire to be! Your last post in this series is the icing on the cake with all the words of advice/wisdom from those super sweet gals – who are also my favs 🙂

    You are simply da best!

  8. Erin | Cotton Stem

    June 26th, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    I’m so so glad it’s been a help to you, Jill!!

  9. Kim Hazel

    June 26th, 2018 at 9:55 am

    Such a fun series Erin! Great to hear from familiar friends and to “meet” some new ones as well!


  10. Erin | Cotton Stem

    June 26th, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    So much good advice here!!

  11. Mairin

    June 26th, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    This was SO helpful and inspiring! Thank you for putting all of this together, Erin!

  12. Lara Dale

    June 27th, 2018 at 7:03 am

    This is the best series I’ve read in a long time! I’m sure I will refer to it over and over. Thank you so much for trying to help the rest of us succeed!!!😊

  13. Kate

    June 30th, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    What a perfect way to end your series! I love all the voices encouragement. Great stuff, Erin!

  14. Kristin Lindley

    August 4th, 2018 at 7:03 am

    Girl…THANK YOU!! I am only a few weeks in to the amazing IG decor community, and if I am being honest…your account (before I got to know it) intimidated me! But guess what…you are the sweetest, realest (is that a word 🤔), authentic YOU…and I appreciate that! I loved this series, and am grateful I put the intimidation aside because you have SO much to offer…besides just an amazing feed and a billion followers. Thanks to you I am going to DO ME…and ALWAYS be kind. Love it!!

  15. Ilse Munsom

    October 26th, 2018 at 12:57 am

    Literally just finished reading your 5 part series on growing your instagram and I loved it. So much insight and so much truth that I will apply. My favorite part on all of this was the Do you + Be kind. So true how we can forget and get sucked in to this world that we end up making not being ourselves anymore.
    Loved this, thanks for taking the time!

  16. Sue

    April 16th, 2019 at 1:32 am

    This was so helpful and so interesting to read! Thank you for all the time you put into this because it has really been insightful and has taught me a lot! Your account was one to follow from the very start of my IG journey a few months ago. If there’s anyone out there with a lot to share on this subject, it’s you! You’re amazing! Thank you!!

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