I’m not sure about you but there are a few things that I would have done differently when I started blogging. Things that you only realize after the fact. One of those things? I would have started an Instagram account for my blog right when I started blogging. I may be among the minority, but the fact that I am blogging is only known by a few local people. For me it is easier to share my thoughts and words with complete strangers (except now I have close blogging friends) than it is with my close friends and local people. Am I the only one that feels that way? Maybe with more time I will develop a more carefree attitude.
I digress. Instagram.
About a week ago I bit the bullet and created a blog Instagram account. I am starting from scratch. I still have my personal account going but I went from hundreds of photos down to 5. That’s ok. I will slowly build up my posts and hopefully build up my followers as well.
Great. I now have two accounts and Instagram has yet to develop a way to let users toggle back and forth between multiple accounts. Now what?
I have found a solution that works for me. It may not work for everyone and it does require a little work and effort but I am happy with it. I have an iPhone and an iPad. My phone is always with me, while my iPad stays on my nightstand. Staying logged in to one account on each device wouldn’t work for me. I need to be able to upload to both accounts during the day (when I am rarely home and have access to my iPad). Besides that, I like to see what’s going on in the blogging world as well as with my local friends and family. I want easy access to both accounts.
Enter Fotogramme. Fotogramme is a free app app that lets me sign into both of my Instagram accounts. I can “like” photos and comment on photos. I can create a favorites list so I can easily follow my favorite Instagrammers. Toggling between the two accounts is quick and easy. Even though the app is free, I may be forking over $.99 to get rid of the ads (that’s an in app purchase option).
Instagram does not allow its users to upload photos from third party apps. I still have to log in and out of my account when I feel like posting a photo. It adds a few seconds on to my posting time which I can live with. I do not post tons of photos so this really isn’t an issue for me. I use Instagram more as a way to interact with others and be inspired.
Do you have multiple Instagram accounts? How do you manage them?
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