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Styling Librarian Tech Update: Instagram

View before hurricane hit area... was much darker, felt like nighttime at 9:30am.

View before hurricane hit area… was much darker, felt like nighttime at 9:30am.

Oh the possibilities of Instagram… I love stealing time to try out new things, especially having enough time to add a new program to my everyday life. Now sometimes other applications need to fall by the wayside and then other times the application turns out to naturally integrate into routines and lighten the load on others…

Instagram turned out to lighten my load…

I knew Instagram would probably fit my style but I was tentative about jumping into a new app, quite protective of my time online. So months ago my talented teacher librarian friend Dianne @dimac4 mentioned how much she appreciated Instagram on her blog, I took her post seriously.
http://librarygrits.blogspot.hk/2013/07/instagramming.html

I first thought, “I’m not a talented photographer and I have no time for another program.” Then three weeks ago, I thought, “WHY NOT”. So I jumped in. I was just recovering from a surgery so I was moving around slowly and able to take my time on not so crowded Hong Kong streets, this allowed me to look at new things… I clicked here and there. I set up my account: “stylinglibrarian” – http://instagram.com/stylinglibrarian

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Helpers Rights, articles collected, eyelashes top= negative messages, bottom = supportive/caring voice

Helpers Rights, articles collected, eyelashes top= negative messages, bottom = supportive/caring voice

Now, Dianne is talented. She is additionally quite savvy about hashtags and networking with others. Presently, I’m just beginning but appreciating another outlet. What I appreciate most is being able to post images simultaneously to Twitter and Facebook when I’m posting on Instagram. This application is almost as useful for sharing pictures as it is to use Hootsuite to schedule posts on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. Additionally, I appreciate being able to tweak and edit my images in other apps like Pic Stitch before I share on Instagram. Lovely option.

Cool, right?

Now, when I joined Instagram, I decided to follow all my talented friends on Facebook automatically. This was useful but I wanted to follow others like authors, publishers, etc. I went on a search for lists of Instagram quality posters and came across two that were useful:

http://www.epicreads.com/blog/19-young-adult-authors-to-follow-on-instagram/

http://bookriot.com/2013/12/12/ten-authors-publishers-follow-instagram-2/

While I was noodling around online I came across an interesting idea-

Pacman in old neighborhood.

Pacman in old neighborhood.

Visual Storytelling Instagram article:

http://randomnotes.randomhouse.com/visual-storytelling-instagram/

Another stage to using Instagram.

Inspired.

So, thrilled to add another bit of technology to my repetoire, especially since it helps rather than hinders. Going on a huge Asia adventure in a week will lead to many pictures shared, hope my followers/friends don’t mind! Again, my account info: “stylinglibrarian” – http://instagram.com/stylinglibrarian

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