I really like using Instagram.
I like that I can post an almost running documentary (in images) of my life here in the Balkans (and my travels away), to the world, as it happens, from my mobile device.
I am glad Instagram came along. I think I saw its value for me from day one!
According to most of what I have read on the web, this type of activity (posting as much as I do), could be viewed as “spammy” and isn’t conducive to building a worthwhile community of followers and that any potential engagement will suffer as a consequence.
Maybe the “experts” are right but from my small number of followers it does look like my posting habits don’t seem to irritate (at least I don’t have many “unfollows”).
Instagram is simply amazing at letting people tell their digital stories (and more recently letting businesses sell their products) with a single image and some accompanying text and hashtags.
I think it’s the most visually stimulating app in the various app stores.
If you are an “instagrammer” and would like to see my Balkan related images, you can do that HERE.
You might also like to check out my 10 Cool Instagram Accounts About the Balkans To Follow, that give other pictorial perspectives of the region and who I enjoy following.