Rants and Whimsy

A few huge Instagram accounts that will share your photos

January 16, 2016

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A little while ago I shared my Instagram strategy to getting 1000 followers. It was quite popular. One of the things I suggested was getting  your photographs shared by bigger accounts (as long as they tag you in the shared photos of course). This is a great way to get more targeted followers and get more people to see your stuff.

One of the things that confused me about Instagram when I first started taking it seriously was how #hashtagging worked. I didn’t understand what certain hashtags meant, what they were associated with and how people discovered these hashtags in the first place. I now know a little bit more about it, though I’m still learning.

Here are a few accounts that might share your photos with their audience and the hashtags they use, sorted by genre. You can also tag the actual account in your photos, rather than solely using the hashtags. Even if they don’t share your pics, the hashtags are great for finding new people and leading people to your feed. Hopefully this is helpful.

Food Photos

Account: @food52
Followers: 1.1m
Hashtags: #f52grams (specific challenges on their page. Right now they’re asking for “wintry white” photos to share)
Anything else: They have a website with a shop. Tag photos with items you’ve bought from the shop #f52home

Account: @thefeedfeed
Followers: 627k
Hashtags: #feedfeed
Anything else: They like to share recipes and will put a link to your recipe on their website

Account: @thrillist
Followers: 100k
Hashtags: #forkyeah
Anything else: They do the recipe link in bio thing, they’re also sharing travel photos of the USA with the hashtag #🇺🇸thebeautiful

Account: @bestfood_aroundtheworld
Followers: 67.1k
Hashtags: #bestfoodworld
Anything else: They really like cheese porn and burgers!

Account: @infatuation
Followers: 508k
Hashtags: #eeeeeats

Account: @meal
Followers: 576k
Hashtags: #CheatMeal
Anything else: Definitely not for food that looks healthy!

Account: @igmeals
Followers: 2.3m
Hashtags: #CheatMeal
Anything else: They claim to be about healthy meals, but there’s a lot of pizza, burgers and cake on there!

Account: @foodrepublic
Followers: 256k
Hashtags: #FRavorites

Account: @devourpower
Followers: 94.8k
Hashtags: #devourpower
Anything else: Previously @mealsandreels

Account: @love_food
Followers: 5.8m
Hashtags: #lovefood
Anything else: They love dripping, oozing chocolate photos

Account: @foodprnshare
Followers: 296k
Hashtags: #foodpornshare

Account: @lefooding
Followers: 88.4k
Hashtags: #lefooding

Account: @top_london_restaurants
Followers: 99.6k
Hashtags: #toplondonrestaurants
Anything else: This is obviously the account for photos you’ve taken in London restaurants, but they have sister accounts for Tokyo, New York, Chicago restaurants etc

Account: @eatfamous
Followers: 111k
Hashtags: #eatfamous

Account: @munchies
Followers: 181k
Hashtags: #eatmunchies
Anything else: Account run by Vice

Account: @foodbeast
Followers: 331k
Hashtags: #foodbeast

Account: @gastronogram
Followers: 103k
Hashtags: #gastronogram

Account: @rawspiceuk
Followers: 17.7k
Hashtags: #rawspice
Anything else: Sharing low calorie, gluten free recipes

Account: @yumr.io
Followers: 8.5k
Hashtags: #yesyumr

Account: @eater
Followers: 189k
Hashtags: #eater

Account: @FoodAndWine
Followers: 1m
Hashtags: #foodandwine

Account: @burgerorder
Followers: 36.8k
Hashtags: #burgerorder
Anything else: Specifically for burger shots!

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Travel Photos

Account: @BBC_Travel
Followers: 262k
Hashtags: #BBCTravel and #LoveTheWorld

Account: @BBCBritain
Followers: 8.1k
Hashtags: #BBCBritain

Account: @traveldudes
Followers: 26k
Hashtags: #traveldudes

Account: @travel.tv
Followers: 153k
Hashtags: #traveltv
Anything else: Also @smallhotels

Account: @travelchannel
Followers: 718k
Hashtags: #LiveTravelChannel

Account: @travelawesome
Followers: 1.4m
Hashtags: #TravelAwesome

Account: @guardiantravelsnaps
Followers: 241k
Hashtags: #guardiantravelsnaps
Anything else: Account run by the Guardian

Account: @huffingtonpost
Followers: 577k
Hashtags: #huffpostgram

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London Photos

Account: @maybeldner
Followers: 20.3k
Hashtags: #maybeldner
Anything else: Each Friday they pick 5 images that have been tagged and feature them

Account: @prettycitylondon
Followers: 55.8k
Hashtags: #prettycitylondon

Account: @timeoutlondon
Followers: 82.4
Hashtags: #timeoutlondon

Account: @london_only
Followers: 18.2k
Anything else: Join them @london_only_members for more details

Account: @london
Followers: 1.7m
Hashtags: #thisislondon

Account: @londonpop
Followers: 10.9k
Hashtags: #londonpop

Account: @toplondonphoto
Followers: 75.4k
Hashtags: #toplondonphoto

Account: @londonforyou
Followers: 36.5
Hashtags: #londonforyou

Account: @londonlive
Followers: 22.8k
Hashtags: #LondonLive

Account: @shutup_london
Followers: 37.5k
Hashtags: #shutup_london

Account: @visitlondonofficial
Followers: 131k
Hashtags: #visitlondon

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Art / Drawing

Account: @arts_help
Followers: 1.9m
Hashtags: #arts_help

Account: @top.draw
Followers: 24.4k
Anything else: Just tag them

Account: @worldofartists
Followers: 1.2m
Hashtags: #WorldOfArtists

Account: @artistic_share
Followers: 402k
Hashtags: #artistic_share

Account: @artspipl
Followers: 107k
Hashtags: #artspipl

Account: @justartspiration
Followers: 577k
Anything else: Just tag them

Account: @art_we_inspire
Followers: 86.2k
Hashtags: #art_we_inspire

Account: @art_spotlight
Followers: 1.1m
Hashtags: #art_spotlight

Account: @artofdrawingg
Followers: 733k
Hashtags: #artofdrawingg

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General Awesome Photos

Account: @GlitterGuide
Followers: 419k
Hashtags: #flashesofdelight

Account: @darling
Followers: 202k
Hashtags: #thatsdarling

Account: @abeautifulmess
Followers: 343k
Hashtags: #ABMhappyhour #ABMlifeiscolorful #ABMlifeissweet
Anything else: Sharing food, recipes, crafts, anything really

Account: @designsponge
Followers: 621k
Hashtags: It changes, they do challenges. See the account for hashtags. #DScolor is a good one.

Account: @moodygrams
Followers: 113k
Hashtags: #moodygrams

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