Instagram and other social media platforms have been out for a little while now, but I still feel like a total newbie. I have learned a TON in a relatively short amount of time, but I feel there’s still so much to learn.
I think I have dabbled in most of them – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Flickr, Reddit, SnapChat, Google+, and the beloved MySpace. Do young ones even know what MySpace is? No one could ever be lonely when Tom was everyone’s best friend. ha! Among all of them though, Instagram is definitely my favorite. For a number of reasons. Five, to be exact.
5 REASONS WHY I LOVE INSTAGRAM
1. IT’S EASY
Of all the social media platforms, Instagram is definitely one of the easiest. I do a large chunk of my social media from my phone and the app makes it so simple to use. It’s easy to edit your profile, your photo, upload new content, and interact with others.
I find some platforms difficult to navigate, especially on my phone. Since this platform was created to be used on mobile devices, I think they made it simpler to use on your phone. Simple is great, especially when my time is limited.
2. IT’S PRETTY
Well, some of it is pretty. Granted, I have seen some things come up in searches and hashtag results that make me shudder, but there’s a lot of really great content on there. You just have to know where to find it. Follow the good ones, ignore the rest.
3. IT’S NOT FLOODED WITH ADS
There are some on there, but it’s not overtaken by ads. Other platforms can annoy me at times with how much junk comes through my feed. And the good news is that on Instagram at least the ads look nice and might be something I’m interested in seeing.
4. IT’S GREAT FOR NETWORKING
I love how easy it is to find like-minded people and new customers on the app. Not to mention (but totally mentioning) that bigger brands and celebs seem so much more personal on it. Before my original account was mysteriously deleted, Kimmy Gibbler herself liked the donut purse I designed after the donut purse she wore on Fuller House. Squeal!!
5. IT’S MORE POSITIVE
THIS is my most favorite thing about Instagram, as opposed to all the others. The posts on this platform are generally positive, uplifting, and inspirational. All sorts of loveliness. There’s enough negativity on the news, in the schools, in the workplace, in the grocery store, and so on. It’s nice to have one place where most of what I see is positive.
Do you use Instagram? I’d love to connect with you! Pop over to my Instagram and say hi! 🙂