Blogging With Instagram, Not A Fan

Instagram is a wildly popular photo sharing app that has made sharing of everything you see easier and fun. I don’t think it’s meant to be a blogging platform. I share pictures from Instagram on my blog but I don’t do blog style posts on Instagram. The two have different purposes. 

To me Instagram enhances and extends the reach of my blog. Now I can share photos in many different ways on WordPress so that means I don’t have to fully rely on Instagram.

Sometimes a picture says a thousand words so you don’t have to write 1000 words on an Instagram post. Every social platform has it’s purpose and strength and when choosing how best to communicate it’s a best practice to be mindful of your audience. Don’t get me wrong, I like Instagram but not for blogging.

This post was written on my WordPress app so I can write a long-term post and still make my point and reach a wide audience. I will always be a blogger so everything else is a support to that activity. Keep on blogging my friends. 

Author: Tony Burgess

Hi there, my name is Tony Burgess from Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. I am a believer, bleeding-heart, idealist and blogger. My life is about my wife Laura of 18 years. We have a dog named Cody. I have worked in customer service and relations. Currently I work for Blood Assurance a regional blood bank contacting donors to donate blood. I graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 1994, Hiwassee College in 1992 and Red Bank High School in 1988. Spiritually I am a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. My interests are blogging (duh), media, computers, cooking, sports, entertainment, culture and religion. Thank you for connecting with me. Grace, peace and love!

6 thoughts on “Blogging With Instagram, Not A Fan”

  1. As much as I wish for an omni channel audience, my audience for instagram is strangely seperate from my wordpress, and the same for my twitter.

    I feature malls on my blog, so since I write for the malls I keep my blog focus on the mall, and use instagram to enrich the quality of the stores and experiences for my instagram audience. I have found my more informative IG post reaches my audience that wouldn’t have otherwise found the blog appealing, because the picture I post is not about the merchandising or layout, but instead the company or history behind it. These instagram short posts then really play a part in inspiring my beefier blog posts.

    But that’s just me, that’s something I love about social media is everyone receives a place to let their individual styles of expression shine! 😉😉

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  2. I use IG similarly. I use IG as a tool to drive traffic to the blog as well as get short messages across. I have too many accounts now though since I do the same for business and I have a personal account for positivity messages, which I think I will close down. I need to consolidate! But I don’t think people read enough on IG for it to be a good blogging tool. It’s such a quick time to capture attention

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