As if there weren’t enough reasons to take pretty pictures. Instagram can be a marvelous opportunity to build your fan base and find a bit of inspiration.
With right around a hundred followers on Facebook and Instagram I’m clearly no expert on building a media empire but I do know this, just like with the blog, posting regularly and interaction are key. I could post more often but my priority is the website and honestly I’m just not that much of a go getter.
I used to be a purist about instagram, only photos taken on my phone, posted instantly. Then I started noticing a suspiciously large amount of polished photographs appearing in my photo stream and social media lemming that I am, I followed who I follow. Now I’m a 30% purist. I still want my instagram feed to reflect a bit of spontaneity.
This chocolate cake picture was taken on my phone, actual instagram. Back before I gave into the hashtag.
This photo was taken directly from my ginger grapefruit cream cookie post.
Having iMessenger on the laptop and on the phone makes transferring the pretty shots between the two so simple. I just drag the pictures from my laptop into the messages icon on my dock and have a conversation with myself. Whoosh, whoosh, save and share.
One of the things I like about instagram is that you can leave your initial comment hashtag free and then comment later with any hashtags or shoutouts you want to use. A middle ground between braggy and conversational. And you can talk about the image or your post beyond 140 characters. Comments on instagram allow for quite a bit of conversation.
As an added bonus I’ve seen some amazing pictures from all over the world by checking out some of my newest followers pictures. I totally want to live in Norway/Sweden right now and I’m not that keen on winter.
Some food sites/photo sites you might want to follow and tag on instagram include:
These biggies- follow and tag your pretty food related photos for their consideration and see what others out there are doing.
these pretty food pictures
Do you have any favorites? Please share below!