by admin | Apr 05, 2017
I finally gave in and signed up for an Instagram account a little over a week ago (edit: this post was originally written in January 2017). I’ve never been crazy about social media, but I accept that this is the new reality. Everything that happens in society today, happens on social media. If it isn’t on Facebook, did it really happen? Any business that knows anything about marketing has a social media presence. Some businesses even have full-time employees or even an entire division dedicated entirely to dealing with all the tweets, likes and pins.
I’m a photographer. While I’ve had Facebook and Twitter accounts for CM Images for a while (and even a Pinterest page, although I still have no idea how that thing works), Instagram really seems like the obvious one. If I were to only be on one platform, Instagram seems like the no-brainer. The whole point of the thing is to share photos. So I finally signed up: you can find me @cm_images_photography.
As I said, it’s been about a week since starting. So here are my initial thoughts on Instagram as a whole. And since I’ve read that the Internet likes lists, I have decided to present my findings in a nice, easy-to-read, list format.
So far, so good. People seem to be pleasant and positive in their commenting, which encourages me to post more stuff. A big problem I had with PhotoSig (which is no longer around, I hadn’t been there in years and wasn’t even sure if it still existed so I looked it up while writing this) was that everyone was hyper-critical. The Instagram community seems to be more encouraging. This might be because it’s not a dedicated community just for photographers. Hopefully it remains an enjoyable experience. So, to quote Genesis (the band, not the book): “I will follow you. Will you follow me?”.
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