As a writer, blogger, and social media user, I’m pretty social.
- I have a Facebook Page (not my favorite form of social media – but crucial):
- I have a twitter feed (slightly addicted):
- I have a tumblr “where oral history meets cyberspace:” (That’s my dad in the picture below. He’s awesome.)
- Another tumblr, all horse pictures, all the time, for the horse crazy girls out there:
- Another tumblr, where I tried to start my own meme (specific sense of humor required – YOU can submit your own here):
- Another tumblr:
- And another tumblr that seemed like a good idea but I keep forgetting to post on it (maybe you could help out) it’s where I highlight found pieces of text from anywhere on the internet and showcase horrible punctuation and grammatical errors. I’m just sick of everyone being so stupid. (warning: mature language):
- And don’t forget Pinterest. (how could you?):
But when I want to instantly convey what I’m experiencing at any given moment, the go-to is Instagram:
Instagram is becoming my go-to choice for social media.
- it’s instant (duh) — versus a blog post which can take me a few days to write, illustrate and edit.
- it’s easy — take a photo, edit, and share. It can go right to your other social media accounts.
- it’s addicting — so many horses! so little time :)
- it’s visual — just like me.
- paired with Twitter, Instagram is a powerhouse for connecting with your potential audience.
- And now with video, it’s even more engaging. (Although I hear the Vine app is pretty cool too.)
It’s great because I can share something the minute I think of it. Pictures of our trip to the beach, Keira’s training, a recent concert, whatever art I’m working on, and the perennial favorite: my cat.
- Cross-connect Instagram with other social media by using the same user name across the board (i.e., heidhorch). If you are SassySally on Twitter, Sally123 on Instagram and CraftySal on Pinterest, you readers don’t know that all three are YOU.
- Follow people with similar interests to broaden your readership. For instance, I write about horses, writing, and art, so I follow horse people, writers, and artists. If they like my stuff on Instagram, they’ll (hopefully) follow the link in my profile to my blog.
- Make sure you include a link to your blog (or Twitter account, or your main online page) in your profile!
Here are a few recent images:
Check out Instagram. And if you’re already there, check out my feed (link above).
So, tell me — What do you like about Instagram?