When you are making social media images with text in them, here’s a small tip: make sure you leave a little space around the border!

It’s a little OCD of me, but a rule I now swear by. Here is why: when the image is shared on Instagram, you need to also consider how the image looks against ALL the other images on the account page. If the text goes too far up to the edge, it mashes up against the others.

Here is an example of our Wild Web Women Instagram page. Wild Web Women is our sister site – community site geared specifically to support and connect women with web-based business.


A little space can make a big difference, not just for social sharing , but for user experience.  See the difference?


A tiny change, but helpful.

Happy Marketing!

P.S. We LOVE Canva for social media image creation!