If you’re using Instagram to promote yourself or a business, or you’re simply active on the social media platform, there are certain things that you should absolutely avoid doing:

1. Use other people’s photos without crediting them. People, especially creatives, find this offensive. Doing this can get your page flagged and you’ll be blocked from using the app — not a fun experience

2. Post too many images per day. Aim for two or three posts a day and spread them out

3. Forget to write captions for your post. This makes your content less engaging

4. Use too many hashtags. This can make you look desperate for likes. One to three well-chosen hashtags is enough

5. Use old-school or historic looking filters. Really, just don’t

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