Even though I have a lot of social media accounts, I wouldn’t consider myself a huge social media user. Yes, I realize the irony of broadcasting that statement in a blog post, but it’s true. I, for example, have a Twitter account and I used to use it a lot, but there’s only so much time in a day and it often doesn’t include Twitter time these days. I do, however, love and make time for Instagram! Even though the most popular Instagrammers are generally celebrities or selfie addicts, there are some seriously great photographers on IG too. I enjoy the social aspect of it, but I honestly couldn’t care less about likes or followers or that each photo gets a hundred comments. I love looking at the photos people post. I follow mostly nature photographers, so each day I scroll through all these amazing pictures of things that remind me of just how spectacularly beautiful our world is. I find inspiration in the photos posted by the people I follow.
Why mention this here on my insect blog? This year, I’m embarking on a 365 project (well, technically a 366 project since this is a leap year). Each day, I will post one photo of an insect on my Instagram account with a few fun facts related to it. Think of it as a really short daily version of Well-Nigh Wordless Wednesday! I invite you to join me on my year-long photo-factoid adventure. If you like the little tidbits I share here on my blog, you will probably like what I’ll be sharing. You can find me here:
And if any of you are on Instagram, please consider leaving your username in the comments. I would love to see your photos!
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5 thoughts on “A Year of Insects on Instagram (Well-Nigh Wordless Wednesday)”
Great photo. I like IG *just* for photos too – I don’t really get into it for the social aspect.
I do enjoy the social part of IG, but that’s just a happy byproduct finding great photos for me. Glad there are other people who care more about the photos themselves than the social networking though!
I did the 365 “photo a day” last year on Facebook: it was both fun and stressful. However, it made me find something every day, if only a leaf, to post, and I think it helped me see more photo opportunities in nature. Have fun!
Im neil _ uk_wildlife and was already following you :)
How was I not following you already?? Well, I am now. I would have recognized your user name if I saw the follow notification, so must have been pushed off the bottom before I checked…