10 unusual things to post on Instagram

I really enjoy using Instagram, but sometimes I struggle to think of things to post. I’m sure lots of people find this hard too, so I’ve wracked my brains to come up with a list of ideas.


I love close up shots of things like ivy and brickwork. When you look at the world in a different way everyday things can become really interesting.

Lost things

Lost gloves have been popular on social media in the past, but I’m always intrigued by anything lost. It makes me wonder what the story is, so I always make sure I take a snap!

Urban nature

If you live in a city, it’s easy to think you don’t have much nature around you. But when you stop to look, there are lovely things everywhere. Greenery grows out of every crack in the pavement – you just have to take the time to notice it.


Everyone loves a good door on Instagram (why are doors cute? Isn’t that weird?), but some other features don’t get much of a look in. Windows or other parts of buildings can also make for great snaps.


I love a nice long caption on Instagram – which is strange, since most social media is all about being short. Take a snap of what you’re up to and use it as a chance to write a little update. Instagram works really well as a mini-blog.


This is quite a popular one on Instagram, but I really like ‘from where I stand’ pictures – which usually show your shoes and feet in whatever environment you’re in. Don’t forget the #FWIS hashtag.


Who doesn’t love a bit of typography? Whether they’re funny, full of typos or just look nice, signs are an easy post for those of us in the urban jungle.

Found things

Similar to the idea of lost things, found things are great to take photos of.This one is especially good when you’re out in nature – especially on a beach.

Style details

Whether it’s your nails, a piece of jewellery or a fancy neckline, put a different spin on outfit posts. The devil’s in the detail.

Your essentials

This one ties in with the idea of microblogging – share the things you just can’t live without. Whether it’s your current handbag essentials, the make-up products you can’t stop wearing or the snacks you can’t stop eating. I want to see ’em!


You can find me at www.instagram.com/wordsbynina. Leave me your links in the comments!



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6 thoughts on “10 unusual things to post on Instagram

  1. Nia says:

    I like the idea of microblogging – long captions under update snaps. I feel like I’m just posting endless flower pictures on instagram at the moment 🙂 I need to shake things up a bit!


  2. eatsleeds says:

    I love these ideas – I try to keep my Insta themed pretty closely in line with my niche (food) but my feed can start to look a bit samey, I like the idea of using typography and found objects to shake it up 🙂


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