I love Instagram - I was late to the game with it really, with my teenage son patiently teaching me the way to get most from it in 2013. Like many people I thought it was just an app to make your pictures look prettier, or more professional, or to use a filter to hide your pale and pasty legs and face under a false retro glow. I particularly like the frames you can add- can you tell?
|madmumof7 with just some of the children|
hiding my pasty skin with a filter.
But used properly with hashtags and by following other people and getting them to follow you in a similar manner to the other networks it's a cool, quick and easy way of promoting out your blog, your product, your service, as well as covering up your pale and pasty face and legs while you are doing it.
|Product review pic Instagrammed|
The cynical among you might say this proves how blooming ridiculous the whole scenario is - bloggers following bloggers to falsely inflate their own score.
|'grammed -Tots100 Birmingham BlogCamp|
And for those of us who review, an easy way to spot people reviewing the same products as we all post pictures of whatever it is in a variety of imaginative ways.
For those of you who don't blog and don't use Instagram for anything but food porn go and look again - there's a wealth of creative talent rolling past on that stream from photographs to poetry and it's well worth a proper look. You could start here with my account and feed the pixies working on my chart position she says with a cheeky grin.