Recently I have become an Instagram addict. (Instagram is a social photo sharing app built for iPhone and iPad2 users.) Snapping photos of the mundane and everyday activities I am involved in and applying a little app magic to turn crappy photos into stunning works of art! Well, most of them look pretty cool. (This sunrise shot has NO FILTERS or magic applied–God did all of that for me on this day!)
At first I just thought it was a cool way to integrate some fun pictures I was taking into Facebok and Twitter, but I soon realized there were some fascinating people following me on Instgram. How do I know they are fascinating? I kept getting notices that people liked or commented on my photos and were now “following” me on Instagram, so I wanted to go check them out. I found beautiful pictures, creative postings and a whole new group of people I would have never discovered.
When building a social network, most people sign up for accounts and then wait for people to come and follow, friend or like them. The best way to get going is to set up the accounts an then go check people out. Whether it is through exploring other blogs and commenting, or saying good morning to someone new on Twitter or Facebook, when you show that you are interested in others, they just might come and check you out next!
Find me on most social sites @GinaSchreck and you can be sure that I will be coming to CHECK YOU OUT!