You have such phases in your social media life where you just run out of pictures to upload. You wanna stay active and be up-to-date all the time, but there's nothing exciting to upload. Even if you have pictures, they're not upload-worthy. You wait for better pictures, and then simply don't update your account for days together. I always had such phases. I literally used to go through my cellphone photos and upload something. But, ever since I thought of being determined about making my Instagram account a huge success, I have started following a method to always have pictures in stock. The key is to gather photos from as many sources as possible:
PICTURES FROM YOUR CELLPHONE
The first thing for having pictures to upload is really having a huge album of photos. For this, you'll need to dig in old photos in your cellphone. Even if you have many selfies from one moment, that's fine too. Search for all upload-worthy pictures and save them.
QUOTES FROM GOOGLE/PINTEREST
There are million quotes online. Pick all those that suit your theme and save them. You can take from Pinterest too. Use quotes as fillers. I usually use them on Mondays.
COPYRIGHT-FREE PICTURES FROM SITES
There are several sites that offer high quality pictures that are copyright-free. You can use them anywhere you want. Just search for such sites and then look for terms like "coffee", "laptop", "summer", etc. Use them as fillers. I do not promote uploading pictures taken from someone else, but only if you don't have anything to upload, you can use these. Also, for example, I have been to UK, so I had taken a top picture of Big Ben from one of such sites. It's all right, because I have really seen Big Ben and have clicked similar pictures myself. Don't fake, but you can definitely use these pictures.
PICTURES SENT BY FRIENDS OR FAMILY
So if your friends/family had sent you pictures from their Mauritius or Seychelles trip, save those too. While uploading, you can just write the caption as, "My best friend had shared this picture from her honeymoon to Seychelles; what a beautiful place! Definitely on my bucket list!" You don't even need pictures from foreign destinations. A simple aloo paratha shared by your dad from his work trip works wonders too.
PICTURES FROM FACEBOOK (TAGGED OF YOURS + UPLOADED BY YOU)We always upload our best pictures on Facebook. We have around five albums minimum, plus there are many tagged photos too. Dig through all of those and find good ones.
PICTURES FROM YOUR BLOG POSTSYour blog posts have many delicious pictures of recipes, you looking stunning in outfits and makeup, and other breathtaking pictures from your trip. Use all of those! Even if in certain pictures your face doesn't look good, crop and use your body for an outfit-exclusive picture.
PICTURES FROM HARD DISKSAll of us save pictures on external disks like a pen drive, hard disk, or a CD. Check out all those pictures and you might come across something upload-worthy.
I had literally sat through many days and searched all of the above sources in order to collect pictures. Now I have around 100 pictures ready to be uploaded and the count is only increasing.