How I Schedule My Instagram Posts without Third-Party Apps

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When it comes to outside tools and third-party applications, I can honestly say that I'm not a fan. I strongly dislike over-complicating things, and while a lot of these tools can be helpful, etc. I personally see them as being a bit annoying and as just another password and username to keep track of. 

I have a method, though, for me that really improves all that over-complication.

That's not to say that my method is for everyone. For example, there are probably SO many people who love using so-and-so app because for them it saves time and is super fast and just all around groovy.

Anyway, let's get down to business on how I schedule my Instagram posts without using any third-party applications.

Psst...it's super simple!

So it's kind of a funny story and - like I said - very, very simple; but I actually just schedule a week's worth of posts/Instagram content into my 'Saved Drafts' with captions and everything and then just post the content each evening around the same time. 

Admittedly, I'm not crazy-strict about exactly what time I post, because ~ everyone, let's calm down~, but I love the fact that I just have to go into my Saved Drafts of Instagram posts and select the one I want to use and then - BAM - posted. 

Now, sometimes this won't work for things I want to post about in the moment, but that's fine because I don't mind just writing up a little caption at any given moment if needed. What gets me all stressed out is having to take the time to select a photo, edit it, think of a caption, etc. etc. every single day. It can take a long time each day and honestly leads me straight to burn-out city. 

My strategy: sit down for about 30 minutes on Sunday night and craft about 5-7 Instagram posts and captions. Instead of clicking 'Post,' just keep clicking 'Back' until you are prompted to save the draft. Hit Save and then it's there waiting patiently and delightfully ready to be posted. 

Try it, what do you have to lose besides that extra time every day deciding what to post and what to say about it. 

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