Are you on Instagram?
If the answer is yes then you probably understand the fickleness, the fluctuations, the follow/unfollow and sometimes phoney world that it is. But I still like it for some reason!
I have been on Instagram for quite some time (actually since August 2012) mainly to have fun, share photos and connect with people. It’s a business account in the name of my blog Deb’s World (there’s two underscores between debs and world in case you’re wondering).
I am always surprised when people follow me but pleased at the same time, as long as it’s not a fake person somewhere in the world, following for nefarious reasons. I follow a lot of other people and enjoy interacting – that’s what social media is when all is said and done. I rarely unfollow anyone unless their feed is full of over the top narcissistic shots or too rude for my sensitive soul.
I have been watching the number of my followers lately and noticed I was in the 990s. It took a few weeks to hit 1000 due to the all the follow/unfollowing that goes on. No money has changed hands in gaining any of these followers (just in case you were wondering).
Yesterday was the big day.
I thought I’d celebrate while I had the numbers, because the cynical me knows they’ll probably change in a day or two 🙂 . It’s only taken me 6 years to get to 1000 followers – not setting the world on fire here Debbie 🙂
I don’t pretend to understand the Instagram world but can tell you that:
- 76% of my followers are women, mostly within the age range of 25-34, despite the fact that I’m in my late 50s.
- Most of my followers are from here in Australia with the USA and UK not far behind.
- I haven’t really embraced the Instagram stories function but do use it from time to time.
- I don’t tend to use many fo the filters but stick to a more natural effect unless I’m going for an over the top look and trying to be a bit artistic.
- To date I have posted 1379 times, usually once a day or every few days.
- I rarely post something twice on the same day but I think I did yesterday!
- I don’t often post selfies
- Food doesn’t get a huge run
- I don’t post pet photos
- I like nature and travel shots
- It can be a huge time waster!
A search on the word Instagram came up with this definition: Basically Instagram is a photo sharing app. And it is best at that among all other social media sites. It is known for its square image format, a virtual lack of a website and the filters it provides. People use it for many reasons.
So today I’m (surprisingly) still over 1000 and going strong. For someone who has nothing to sell, no-one to influence, is a real down to earth person and enjoys the simple life, I’m still amazed by it all. I’ll take the accolades today but get back to work tomorrow 🙂
I have friends and family with pets who have more Instagram followers than I’ve had hot dinners – now that’s something that does surprise me! It’s a strange old world out there at times.
Anyway a huge thanks to all of you who do follow me, it’s much appreciated and I always enjoy seeing your shots too. At the moment I’m enjoying participating in a daily challenge from a blogging friend with the hashtag #my25daycountdowntoahappychristmas
Every day a new prompt is opened from Sue’s advent calendar and we are invited to post a photo in response. The idea is to take the stress out of Christmas. It’s a fun way to share our thoughts and de-stress.
Any thoughts on Instagram? Are you a fan or not?
I always love hearing from you and try to answer all your comments 🙂
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