Building an online community is a tremendous effort in and of itself. However, once you accomplish it, the result can be very rewarding. It feels really amazing to win a following behind a theme or an idea that’s important to you. It’s empowering to know that what you believe in also resonates strongly with a wider audience. You may have a noble cause and host your community pro bono, with no intention of ever getting anything out of it for yourself. I salute you if you do. On the other hand, there’s nothing wrong with trying to monetize it if you do it the right way.
Instagram is a really cool social media platform. It has a super neat looks, especially after the recent minimalistic redesign, it’s visual, dynamic and it lets you connect with people who have similar interests. It’s also great, because you can actually use it for multiple purposes. Some people turn their profiles into private photo albums, others stick to a central theme, businesses use it to engage their existing and potential customers. The fact that Instagram is so in your face, with single photos taking up nearly the entire screen of your phone, makes it easy for some of the less refined users to quickly become annoying. In this post, I’d like to discuss things you should absolutely avoid if you don’t want to become one of them and be blocked by your friends due your poor etiquette.
Who’s not on social media these days? No, really? My guess would be the very young, the very old, and those living in remote areas, where access to the Internet is limited. But even these boundaries are being pushed ever more often. People from all cultures and walks of life join social sites to boost their egos, network, in search of social acceptance, or to vent creatively. This new type of creativity is something that particularly draws me to social media. Personally, I’m moving across a number of platforms on a daily basis, however, I’ve found that it’s Twitter, that offers the most in terms of pure, unique content.