social media

Instagram Round-up: January

Are you on Instagram? You should be! I'll admit it- I was hesitant to join. With so many people of varying photographic skills, I just couldn't see myself getting into it. I was wrong! I started by following people I know which I enjoyed immediately- I love seeing how my friends capture their daily activities, especially the ones who live far away and I don't see often. I then started following people or companies I'm interested in to see their updates- from new products to just plan gorgeous photos. I've found that I really enjoy connecting to people through imagery (more so than wordy Facebook posts...). I suppose this makes sense considering my line of work!

I've decided to close out each month on my blog with an Instagram Round-up consisting of posts I've put up on IG over the past few weeks as a little monthly retrospective.

What do you think of Instagram?

Tips on How to Use Twitter

And yes, I'm using "twitter" as a verb. Maybe I should've said "tweet." Oh well.

My classmate recently wanted to try out Twitter but found it confusing. I shared some tips with her and I figured I would do it here on the blog too. A good way to start your life in the Twittervese, other than tweeting fairly often, is to also start following people, groups, and organizations who interest you. It's easy to find them, anyone who tweets will make that clear on their blog or website (although I would check their feed first, if they haven't tweeted in months, don't bother). I also look at who people I follow, who they follow (does that make sense?...). So you can see mine-

And there might be people who you might want to follow too. Then they might follow you! Yay for followers!

Once you've found people to follow, just keep at it with the content. In by Grace Bonney (Design Sponge) she talks about the rule of thirds for social media- 1/3 should be personal stuff, 1/3 should be blog updates, and 1/3 should be resource sharing. I think that is a great rule of thumb for tweeting.

See? It's easy! Tweet away.