Hello to everyone who is interested in my blog. One of the requirements for my class is to sign up for the services of most popular social media tools. As most of you probably know, Instagram gained a lot of popularity lately (just the fact that Facebook paid $300 million in cash and 23 million shares worth of stock for photo-sharing service Instagram Inc. indicates that this social media tool has a lot of potential). Since I’ve been using Instagram for a couple of weeks, I can surely describe how to better understand this service. Also, I can share how I find this tool useful and relevant to the content of my blog.
To begin with, all you have to do is download the Instagram app on your i-Pad or i-Phone, sign up with a valid email address to create your Instagram profile, take a picture or select a picture from your library, apply filters, and post. That’s it. You can also use hashtags to increase exposure to your picture. Sounds very easy, right? This photo-sharing tool is extremely user-friendly.
So, now when you have your Instagram profile, it’s time to think how Instagram might benefit you. If you are crazy about posting pictures and receiving lovely comments and likes – then you will love this app without my convincing. However, if you are a blogger or a social media geek – then you will find this app very helpful when building relationships with your followers, and giving them a chance to get to know you better. This amazing tool will help you connect with your followers, and, if you are promoting a brand, it has a great potential to increase traffic to your website, and ultimately translate into sales. Yes, it’s very powerful…besides, Facebook doesn’t buy crap…
Using this app for a blog is a great opportunity to share pictures full of life and color. Instagram’s gorgeous filtered effects make it happen.