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How to curate your Instagram!

. 10 min read

Visuals speak louder than words on Instagram. That's why a curated Instagram feed can be your golden ticket to digital stardom. Whether you're an Instagram marketer, a content creator, or just an enthusiastic user who wants to get more followers on Instagram, this guide is crafted to help you navigate the process of curating your Instagram.

Each choice, from the seeds of content you plant to the aesthetic you cultivate, must be intentional. And there's only so much time and creativity you can put into curating your Instagram feed. That's why I'll also be talking about a great tool that can serve as an Instagram content curator tool: Circleboom Publish.

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Instagram content curation explained

Instagram content curation is not merely about selecting photos—it’s about telling a cohesive story that resonates with your audience. It’s the strategic process of handpicking content that aligns with your brand’s ethos, aesthetic, and goals and then arranging it in a way that speaks to your audience’s desires and interests.

I can say that content curation on Instagram involves several layers:

  • Thematic Consistency: Your feed should reflect a consistent theme, whether it’s based on color, subject matter, or style. This helps in creating a recognizable brand identity.
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  • Quality Over Quantity: Prioritize high-quality content that adds value. It’s better to post less frequently with stellar content than to post mediocre content often.
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  • Engagement and Interaction: Curated content should encourage interaction. Ask questions, share insights, and create content that prompts users to engage.
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  • Authenticity: Users gravitate towards genuine content. Be authentic in your curation efforts, and your audience will appreciate and engage with your brand more deeply.
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Every post should contribute to the larger narrative you’re telling. Whether it’s a product journey, customer testimonials, or behind-the-scenes glimpses, ensure each post has a purpose. Also, don't forget to use Instagram’s analytics tools to understand what works. See which posts get the most engagement and adapt your strategy accordingly.

Why curate your Instagram feed

Curating your Instagram feed is crucial because it’s the first impression you make on visitors. A cohesive and appealing feed can turn a casual viewer into a loyal follower. It’s about crafting a narrative that resonates with your audience, showcasing your brand’s identity, and standing out in a sea of endless content.

Here are some of the reasons why you should curate Instagram content:

  • Enhanced Creativity: Curating your Instagram feed encourages you to think creatively about your content, leading to more engaging and visually appealing posts. Experimenting with different themes, styles, and formats can spark new ideas and keep your feed fresh and interesting.
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  • Audience Growth: A curated feed attracts new followers by showcasing your best content, helping you grow your account organically. From starting with no followers to growing your reach to milestones like 1,000 to 5,000 followers, curation can help you steadily build your audience.
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  • Time and Energy Savings: By planning and curating your content in advance, you can save time and energy that would otherwise be spent scrambling to find something to post. This efficiency allows you to focus on other aspects of Instagram growth or your personal/professional life.
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  • Brand Empowerment: Curating your Instagram feed reinforces your brand identity and messaging, helping you establish a cohesive and recognizable presence on the platform. It allows you to showcase your brand's values, aesthetics, and offerings in a visually compelling way, strengthening your brand image.
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  • Long-term Strategy: Curating your feed is part of a long-term strategy for Instagram growth and success, rather than relying on short-term tactics or trends. It helps you build a sustainable and enduring presence on the platform, positioning you for continued growth and success in the future.
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  • Diverse Post Types: Incorporating different post types, such as single images, carousels, videos, and puzzle feeds, adds variety to your profile. This diversity appeals to different audience preferences and keeps your feed dynamic and engaging.
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A lot of reasons and benefits encouraging you to curate Instagram content, right? So, let's see how to curate content for Instagram and how to curate an Instagram feed.

How to create a curated Instagram

Creating a curated Instagram feed is like painting a picture where each post is a stroke that contributes to the bigger picture. It begins with a clear understanding of your brand’s identity and the message you wish to convey.

From there, it’s about selecting content that aligns with your vision and arranging it in a way that’s both pleasing to the eye and strategically sound. Not only do you have to use the most appealing visual content, but you also have to pair your visuals with compelling captions, hashtags, and stories.

That's why I recommend you use Instagram content curator tools and scheduling apps to visualize and organize your content before it goes live. Or you can choose to proceed with an all-in-one powerhouse like Circleboom Publish to save time and energy while keeping the quality and quantity high!

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Curate your Instagram feed with Circleboom Publish!

Imagine being able to create, design, and schedule all your Instagram posts just with a snap of a finger while having all your favorite tools on the same dashboard only a click away from you. And what if you could do all these not only for one account but for multiple Instagram accounts? That would be pretty cool, right?

Well, with Circleboom Publish, you can do all these. It's like having your own personal assistant for Instagram. Say goodbye to spending endless hours on Instagram trying to figure out what to post, when to post, and how to post, as Circleboom has got your back.

How? Just follow these steps:

Step #1: Log in to your Circleboom Publish account.

Then, you'll be asked to connect your Instagram business account.

Step #2: On your dashboard, click on the “Create New Post” button.

Or you can proceed with “Instagram Specific or Reels”.

Step 3: Pick your Instagram account(s), choose your post type, and keep on creating your content.

On top image curation tools, namely Unsplash, Giphy, and Canva, Circleboom also lets you connect your Google Photos and curate Instagram content from your own visuals.

You can pick from many different post types, including single images, stories, panoramas, or grid posts. The design tools will be at your service with them.

Step 4: If you proceed with Canva, you can also benefit from many Instagram post design options, even though, let's say, your own Instagram filters stop working. The infamous Canva comes with its own filters, effects, and even ready-made post templates.

Plus, Unsplash and Giphy will be there for you if you want to curate among thousands of high-quality stock images and GIFs.

Step 5: Then, you can use the power of AI to add captions, emojis, and hashtags.

No need to pay $20/month to ChatGPT-4 for high-quality captions created easily and quickly!

Step 6: The final step: You can choose to share your post immediately or schedule it for later.

Scheduling offers built-in best times to post on Instagram and the ability to add your posts into queues, letting you automate your Instagram feed while seeking optimum engagement.

With Circleboom, the sky is the limit, so I suggest you experiment to see what works best for you.

But Circleboom's magic doesn't end here. Check below if you'd like to see its other features. You might even want to try them yourself after signing up for its free trial; who knows?


If you're asking yourself, "So what would a curated Instagram feed look like after doing all these and following all the steps?". Let's see how Circleboom can work wonders curating your Instagram.

Curated Instagram Feed Examples

To truly understand the power of a curated Instagram feed, you might want to look at some curated Instagram feed examples. You might even feel the need to check for curation pages or find the best curated Instagram accounts for inspiration.

But no need to search through a billion Instagram accounts, as Circleboom is also able to give you a puzzle-like feed, either as 3x3 or 3x4 grids.

Here are some curated Instagram feed examples:

Truly beautiful, isn't it? See more details about it below:

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Final Words

By mastering Instagram content curation, you’re not just arranging images; you’re sculpting your brand’s digital presence and forging deeper connections with your community. It’s a powerful tool that, when wielded with intention and skill, can transform your Instagram account into a captivating online destination.

Embrace the challenge of curating your Instagram content with enthusiasm and authenticity. The rewards—a thriving community, increased engagement, and a strong brand identity—are well worth the effort. So, start curating your Instagram today and watch as your digital garden flourishes into something truly extraordinary. And don't forget, Circleboom is ready to be your biggest helper throughout this entire process!


Fatih Kemal Oksuzoglu

Passionate about the latest trends and developments in the digital world, all the way from social media marketing to cybersecurity, and enjoys sharing his insights and tips.

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