We are back visiting one of my favorite social media apps, Instagram! This app has been so amazing since it's beginning and when Facebook purchased it in 2012 for 1 billion, folks were shaking their heads. With the company now worth somewhere around 35 billion, I think they made the right choice.
While my other favorite social media platform, Twitter, seems to be stalling, Instagram is growing by leaps and bounds. I think everyone loves photography, and I think it's so cool to see photos someone is taking in Paris while I am in Pennsylvania! I also find lots of cool thing to purchase on Instagram from folks I follow and trust their recommendations.
There are 300M monthly active users on Instagram, 70% are folks outside the USA, 30B plus photos shared, 2.5B likes daily, 70M average photos per day - Taken from Instagram press page
My photos on my stream are very varied. I do not follow a theme as I know many say you should, but I like to show my interests and they are quite diverse. I find to gain follows on the site, you need to comment yourself, engage in others, take part in a project like the #1day12pics where you meet folks with the same interest as yourself. Hashtags are also very important in your photos, so people can find what you are showing in your stream. Emma Davies has a great article HERE on how to increase your Instagram following. I really enjoy her tips on her site, gives you many great ideas to grow your blog following.
If you are on Instagram, please leave your link in the comments so I can give you a follow. Hope you are following me as well, and enjoying my crazy interests! I apologize for the food photos in advance, I know they can bring hunger pains!!
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