I've written about Instagram before; it was almost a year ago, when the platform was new and you could post an image almost nobody would see. Much has happened since those days. It's become a bonafide social network, and, well, a verb.
My buddy Ryan (Pacing the Panic Room) and I were recently asked to speak at the Blissdom Conference in Nashville about this very thing.
Here's the description from the conference website:
Join Ryan and Jason to discuss all aspects of mobile photography, from composition and consistency to editing-on-the-fly. We’ll show you how social media can successfully bridge the gap between your formal blog posts. Because while your awesome sandwich or an “OMG check out this gorgeous dress!”-photo might not constitute a dedicated post on your site, the things you encounter on any given day are sure to be interesting to your followers.
Explore the full range of your “brand” by capturing a behind-the-scenes look at life beyond your blog. Mobile photography and social networking (using sites like Tumblr, Flickr, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) will drive traffic to your blog and, in the process, become a separate outlet for your creativity. Share all your half-baked thoughts and stand-alone images while increasing your web-presence. Keep readers engaged and allow them to connect with you. Make mobile photography work for you.
Riveting, right? Let me know if you're attending the conference.
The last year-or-so in my life, through Instagram. Click to enlarge.
Follow, if you please: @jeffstagram, @thepanicroom, @teeejers, @sevenspoons, @timrobisonjr, @foodfaceash, @paulmichael, @nickatef, @natashagrossi, @jorydayne, @danieljosef, and @markneilbalson.)