Well, guys, I’m having another blogger existential crisis. As a lot of you have noticed, Instagram has been having some pretty bad problems with tagging. It seems like every time I post a photo and tag it, my picture won’t show up in its tag. It might for a few minutes, but then it drops out. And sometimes it reappears, sometimes it doesn’t. One blogger told me she all but stopped posting because her tags haven’t been working in months and she couldn’t get the exposure she wanted.
And that’s what really pisses me off. I work my ass off taking my own pictures, editing them, writing posts, and promoting them on Instagram, and it’s so irritating that this problem hasn’t been addressed. For the most part, I blog because I enjoy it, but I also want to see this blog succeed. Maybe it’s a just a dream, but one day, I want to quit my job and do this full time. But how am I going to do that if my best social media tool is failing me?
Perhaps the cardinal rule of investment applies here, too: diversify. You guys can see that I really suck at other social media outlets, so maybe I should work harder at promoting Mox and Socks through those channels and see where that takes me. I’m not sure how much I should keep relying on IG. Hell, we all know they’re going to switch to that out-of-order timeline soon, anyway, which is poison to bloggers and merchants.
So for this post, I’m turning my comments on. How do you feel about IG’s problems? Are you changing the way you promote your blog because of it?
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