When I asked whether writers should use Pinterest or Instagram, there was a clear winner: Pinterest.
I keep stumbling across articles saying how Instagram is awesome for authors.
What I don’t understand, about either of these, is how they are “social” media.
I get that you’re more visible, building your platform and so forth, but the chattiness of, say, Twitter is not there. (Claims the girl who is on neither of these networks.)
As I see it:
Instagram: A cool place to showcase pictures of your vacation, your lunch, or your cat. Or show off your mad photography skills.
Pinterest: A cool place to create collections of pictures that you like, that you took, or that inspire you. Or all of the above.
How is this social? And why are the articles saying you must be social on these networks…or else? (And what is the “or else”, anyway? Are there social media monsters that will crawl out of my computer and gobble me up? Actually, that’s creepy.)
By the way, I haven’t ignored you, my lovely friends. Pinterest it is. Because you said so.
Here I am… pinterest.com/sarahbrentyn
My Sunday thoughts in 200 words or less.
Are you on Pinterest? If so, let me know so I can find you and “friend” you or “follow” you or, um, “buddy” you or “chase” you or something. Also, are you social on there? How? I’ll try my damndest to be social with you.
If you’re on Instagram and really like it, I could be persuaded to join that, too. Let me know…