While this might sound like I’m bragging, ok I guess I am. I usually search the internet to see if I’ve been included in anything online that I’m not aware of, both good and bad, but preferably good. Today as I was searching and updating my “As Featured In” page and what do I see, but an inclusion in a Travel+Leisure story titled, “19 Instagrams That Will Convince You to Take a Stopover Vacation in Iceland.”
This story was created because IcelandAir recently launched a “photo hub” with more than 180,000 pictures and videos taken by travelers like me to showcase everything Iceland by using the hashtag #MyStopover. Using hashtags is a great way to get people who don’t follow you to see your images and it’s clearly worked. You can also gain followers by using hashtags too which makes them all the more important. I know some choose to use tools like nitreo to build their following but imagine the followers you would get if you did both!
When I was looking at the article, there at the top of the page was my very own image of the Blue Lagoon from my Instagram feed. Oh by the way, I’m on the IcelandAir site as well. Just scroll down and enter “travelshopgirl” in the search box. If you want to be able to grow your own Instagram to the point that you too could be on the IcelandAir website, you might want to check out Socialfollow ®, as that could help you gain a number of followers. It is very similar to nitreo, which you’ll see mentioned above. The market for Instagram growth tools is very saturated and they range from very successful to just a scam. Therefore, it is very important that you research each tool. Platypus Reviews do all of the hard work for you and their article about Kicksta is very helpful, so you might want to start with that.
If you don’t feel like clicking on the link to the story above, here’s the pic they used from my Instagram feed. If you haven’t seen viewed what’s on my Instagram feed, jump on over to Instagram where you’ll find pics and videos of my travels and even while I’m at home in Boston. It’s such a nice little boost for me to be featured, now I just need to figure out how to get verified on instagram – that’s the next step.
No visit to Iceland is complete for me without a trip to Bláa lónið or in English, the Blue Lagoon. Interested in learning more about the Blue Lagoon? Read my posts with great pics and video on the Blue Lagoon here and posts on Iceland here.
Are you planning a visit to Iceland soon or have you visited recently? Tell me your thoughts in the comments below.