How Instagram Works
How Instagram Works
Instagram is essentially a combination of most popular social networking sites. Like Facebook, it is a nice way to connect with those you know. Like Pinterest, it is a nice way to meet people with similar interests and to “like” their photos. It is like Twitter because it is a visually opportunity to check in or document your life.
How does Instagram work? It is essentially a place to interact and post pictures. Make Use Of.Com advises us to, “post regularly, interact with users, include an interesting description with your photos that will get other users attention.” The second step is to use hash-tags. Hash-tags are essentially the topic of your picture, “think about the subject matter, so that other Instagrammers taking photos of the same things will be able to find you. Tagging on Instagram isn’t just limited to your subject matter & you can tag your photos based on the style of photography or processing, can be tagged with the apps that you used to process your photos, or the Instagram filter you used, or based on your location, and of course with the popular Instagram hashtags that regulars use.
Not only do you have to use hash-tags creatively, you should consider interacting with others in the comments section, post photos, and communicate with other, Make Use Of.Com writes, “There are a ton of Instagram activities taking place on the mobile social network.” Try to add people based on interests, location, hash-tags used by them. My rule is: if you find yourself liking every single picture, add the person on Instagram.
But, it does end there. See, you can”t just add people and not interact with them. It is a social networking site (or application), so you need to socialize, ìInstagram is all about engagement. It’s all about the give and take. The more you interact and give your time to other users, the more they will do the same for you. Liking other users’ photos is a great way to get noticed, and leaving thoughtful comments is even better.
PC Magazine writes, ìModel Coco Rocha has over 300,000 followers on Instagram, where she shares behind-the-scenes shots from her modeling gigs, snaps of her global adventures, and even childhood memories on Throwback Thursdays.î So try to add photographs of your life. Take pictures of your outfit, your fun adventures, the pretty sunset or sunrise.
But, be careful. Rocha notes that too much sharing can just be overkill. “Your audience is following you for a reason and they clearly do want to hear from you regularly but not too often,” Rocha advises. “It’s important you don’t overwhelm and overshare because your audience will have no problem clicking ‘unfollow’ if they feel you’re over-saturating their feed.”
Good luck with your posting on Instagram. People are really friendly on there. There are a few spammers, but most people are kind, respectful, and friendly. So you are in for a treat to meet wonderful people and take great photos while you are at it.
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