Afri-love on Instagram (and Why I’m Loving the Network)

 

So I bit the bullet and decided to try out this Instagram thing, despite just not getting it for years. It's been a couple of weeks now and I'm really enjoying it! Pinterest will always be my first love – it's such a useful tool for my design work and creative projects but, I've found space in my life for Instagram too. Here's what I like about it:

  • It gives me an excuse to pause and appreciate the beauty in what can often be mundane things (eg. the ingredients for dinner). So, in a sense, it's helping me to live in the moment more.

 

 

  • Interacting with fellow Instagramers feels quicker, easier and straight-to-the point. It's without a lot of the burden/pressure that I sometimes feel on other networks. Perhaps this is a design thing – I use Instagram mainly on my phone and the interface is very simple and without distraction. Sometimes I avoid other networks because of the fear of getting sucked in. You know how it goes – checking one message ends up being an hour of stalking browsing.

 

 

  • It's forcing me to take photos. Over the past decade, I've become so lazy when it comes to taking photos. It's not that I have to, it's that I want to.
  • It's relatively easy to find strangers with similar interests as you – which is always delightful. I've gotten to know so many amazing people thanks to Twitter (post to come) and Instagram has the same potential only better, because of the visual dimension.

 

 

  • It's upping my paleo game because I want to share great photos of my interesting culinary creations
  • Instagram's potential as a marketing tool is immense. I've been observing the different ways in which people are using it to this end and I just might have to post about my 'findings' soon. 

 

 

Are you on Instagram? Follow me @lulukitololo and say hi.

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2 thoughts on “Afri-love on Instagram (and Why I’m Loving the Network)”

  1. Your eye for colour is always scintillating, and never lets you down!
    I love how your brand is continuously developing–as I may have said before–and look forward to the annual Afri-love Journal/collectors edition book/CD-ROM/whatever.
    And the e-book, Build Your Brand The Positive Way.
    That said, living in the moment is important. The future will happen when the time is right…

  2. Thank you so much JS! I’m so grateful for your feedback/encouragement. Loving your ebook idea too – I will run some thoughts by you soon. When the time is right :). Much love brother!

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