What is the Vero app and why is it worth being there?

I hear more and more that Instagram is going down to the dogs and I can't disagree with that. Observing IG since taking over this app by the owner of Facebook I get the impression that it is getting worse. Apparently, new products are introduced such as Insta Stories or IGTV, but still Instagram has become a growing race. I have the impression that Girls are competing in more and more beautiful photos, more and more Followers or hearts under the pictures. You can often see similar photos (do you also start each day with coffee?) Or descriptions. I have the impression that Instagram is increasingly losing that 'something' that made it stand out from Facebook.

Vero application - what is it?

I have long started looking for an alternative to Instagram, as well as the possibility of reaching readers outside Poland (9 years of blogging, you need to go further). In foreign forums, many people mentioned the Vero application, which is why I decided to install it. The Vero app is very similar to Instagram. At the beginning it was hard for me to switch, and I could not find my profile (now I know that by clicking on the main picture I will go to the profile preview). The app is free and in a few seconds you can install it on your phones. You will find it easily in the App Store. Look for an app with the 'V' logo on a black background. Telephone calls - for verification, you must enter your telephone number, which will be followed by an activation code (necessary for registration).

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I mentioned earlier that Vero is very similar to IG. Already for the first minutes of using this application you can draw conclusions that it is actually a copy of Instagram, which is a little bit improved. You can add on your profile not only photos or videos (as in the case of IG), but also recommend books or music (I love this option. Whenever I see something cool, I recommend it to my Followers).

In Vero, just like on IG, you can add hashtags and use them to search for content you are interested in (using the magnifying glass, at the top). Interestingly, you already have statistics in the application, you don't have to have a business account, as in the case of Instagram. In the 'Collections' tab next to the profile you will find photos, links and profile recommendations that you follow or with which you entered into a relationship.

Will Vero replace Instagram?

I hope so, because IG is getting bigger and bigger. Of course, I still love the profiles of some Girls who, in my opinion, do a great job (e.g. jeanneadamas or my beloved: Mimi Ikonn and songofstyle), nevertheless, I can see Girls who become Influencers overnight because they bought 60 thousand. followers on Allegro - I want to shout that this is not what it's all about! (I wrote recently about as influencers combine to gain anything ). Besides, just like Facebook's glorious times, Instagram will eventually end, it's inevitable. People nowadays are bored quickly (you remember the great craze for catching Pokemon, today nobody remembers it anymore) and they are looking for more and more new things.

Currently, our profile on Vero (dpblogpl) is following 14 Followers, and with 4 I am in a relationship called Connections. I cordially invite you to follow our profile, because with time I suspect that we will stop using IG at all (I'm tired of increasing trimming ranges, as well as increasing pressure on buying continuous ads to reach even my Followers, because I'm not talking about new observers). Unfortunately, at the moment you can not start the Vero app on your computer or there is no WordPress widget yet (we were looking for it), so to find us you need to install the Vero application and enter 'dpblogpl' in the magnifying glass.

Apps that will make life easier for every blogger

There are several applications for bloggers that make life easier for people active in social media, especially on Instagram. It's not like you have to do everything manually. For example, can you schedule Instagram posts, surprised? You do not have to add them at specific times, just plan one peacefully using one of three applications, and then confirm the publication. Below you will find applications for bloggers that really make life easier and blogging.

How to plan publication of posts on Instagram?

There are three applications that help you be active on Instagram. Fortunately, the times of posting 'quickly' have passed, because someone wise came up with the idea to create an application that would allow posting publication on Instagram.

Applications that allow you to schedule posts on Instagram:
- Buffer
- Hootsuite
- Later
Personally, I use the Later application, which allows me to plan 100 posts for free monthly. It's enough for me because we publish new posts on Insta once a day, unless we're at an event. Apka Later is very easy to use and has a friendly layout.
There is also the Scheduegram: Plan for Instagram application, but I did not use this application.

Photoshop for smartphone

Instagram is undoubtedly a social networking site that has changed the perception of the world a bit by most people. Facebook, which was one of the first social networking sites in Poland, was mainly content + graphics. On Instagram, the first violin is played by photos. Yes, the description is also important, but people on Insta are mainly looking for nice and inspiring photos. And there are a lot of such, but there are also a lot of ugly photos or poor quality. However, there is a way - applications for photo corrections. Such a small Photoshop for a smartphone. Of course, there are not so many functions, but you can easily do basic photo editing.
There have also been created applications that allow you to process photos on your smartphone. My favorite is Photo Editor Pro and Pixlr - Free Photo Editor. Both applications allow standard processing, i.e. cropping, cutting out, as well as brightening, setting saturation and contrast. You can also add a frame or text to the photo. Given that it is a smartphone application - there are quite a few possibilities.

How to become popular on Instagram?

The key to getting popularity on Instagram is REGULAR publication of NICE photos with INTERESTING description.

It is true that a lot of popular so-called Insta Girls have bought followers (sorry, but you can see it. Go to the profile of popular Insta Girls and take a few minutes to review their followers. I assure you that most of them are Pakistani, Indian, etc. Okay, we also have a few people who is watching us, but our observers are not composed of 70% of such people ...). I do not recommend buying followers on Allegro, because you will get such 'empty fans'. There are other ways to get real followers, but more on that later.
Okay, and now I will tell you a secret. Companies don't check followers (I'm crazy about it and I do it before I cooperate with someone. I prefer to have real results rather than cooperate with some Insta Girl who has followers scattered around the world). Companies verify people for cooperation based on the number of followers (their quality is less important 😉) and activity under the photos. I did not mention that there are also 'ways' for more activity under the photos? All you need is a bit of unnecessary cash and the popularity is in your pocket.
And it is worth being popular on Instagram from the blogger's point of view. Since our profile has exceeded 1000 followers, I noticed an increase in the transition to blog just from Insta. Interestingly, currently 70% of the transition to the blog comes from social media (it is worth throwing links to the blog on the fanpage and Instagram in the profile, but only through bit.ly), and the rest from Google. Of course, I'm not saying Google's position is decreasing relative to social media, but the facts speak for themselves. If that's not enough for you, take a look at this post, where I write more about it, how to succeed on Instagram.

Let me know if you use applications that facilitate blogging?