Instagram is where the action is

Things have been quiet here at the Journal over recent weeks. It's not because there hasn't been anything happening... it's because I succumbed to Instagram. Admittedly, I had been avoiding it. I was already participating in several other social media channels, and Instagram just seemed to me to be a paired down Facebook with gimmicky filter for phone cameras. After having more than a couple of people ask me if I was on Instagram last year, and hearing stories of how good it has been for some artists, I decided to take the plunge. I now realize how wrong I was about it. How very wrong. The gimmicky photo filters are actually not the reason people use it, and it is not anything like Facebook – a completely different experience. A completely different channel.

Unlike this blog, where I have no idea if anyone is actually looking at it, there is almost instantaneous feedback when one posts something to the Instagram feed. Things are getting out there, whereas things may be festering here. Needless to say I've been sold, and have been enjoying it so far. My energies have been focused on it recently, but I will still be adding material here. Again, this place, my blog, is a very different social media channel.

Stay tuned, but also follow me at my Instagram space.