When 2015 started, little did I know that I would actually take the leap of faith from spending 15 hours a day on desk to 15 days a month traveling. I started updating my travel stories on Social media – mostly Facebook and Twitter. While I was hearing all around me, about how cool Instagram is, I dreaded using it because of its limitation to Phone.
A friend then suggested to run a series based on a theme for a few days, which will not only engage other people but will also commit me to post one picture a day. I chose to share photos from all over India, of buildings and places that mean ‘Heritage’ to me. The plan was to do it for 30 days, after which I was surprisingly hooked to the App.
Also read: Heritage – What does it mean to me!
On some lazy days, with a cup of coffee in one hand, or a mug of beer, depending on what time of the day it is, I scroll away the pictures, liking and commenting, only to realize a few hours later that I have used up all my Mobile data. Phew! So now, clearly it’s one of my favorite channels to micro-blog about my journeys. I continue to post a pic, every day.
Here is some of my most popular Instagram media from 2015:
Also read: Trekking & Paragliding at Bir-billing.
Thanks to Iconosquare to show me what was being liked most, what time of the day is best to post, what hashtags I’ve used repeatedly and a summarized analysis over a month. Also, Instagram helps me know about places that I’ve never heard of before, and attractive deals like Montenegro tour packages that I wouldn’t find otherwise.
Are you there on Instagram? Do you have a favorite account? How many times a day do you post? What kind of pictures do you look out for? Let me know in the comments.
Have a great year ahead! 🙂
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